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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: ZARBB32GOM
Need oil pressure specs. Cold start and warmed up thanks to anyone who can help!!
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E74
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. What I have here is a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8 Turbo I don't see alot of euro cars out here (old customer new car) and dont have the euro package for my scanner a code PO299 or OE code # 16683 for an 04 Alldata gives m... Trouble codes: P0299
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Service Due Message remains on VIN: WAULF78KX9
Dear members I just finished the 15k service on this vehicle and all that remains is that the "Service Due!" message will not go away despite my resetting the interval parameters with my snap on verus and also the vehicles own interval reset via the radio cont...
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1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Flywheel misaligned VIN: WBADB7400D
I replaced the clutch on this BMW and didn't note the position of the flywheel when I took it off and put the vehicle together. When it ran really bad I didn't have to think long to realize what happened. All data doesn't tell me how to locate the flywheel cor...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L door VIN: SAJKX6049X
I have a 99 xj8 that came in for a window problem after another shop replaced the outer and inner door handles. We replaced the window switch. Afterwards I noticed that the drivers door ajar light stayed on. When I questioned the customer he said that it wasnt...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBGA2909X
car just came in can not duplicate problem. once started may run several days before problem returns. it just stalls and will not start unless it sits for a while.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E2S
Hi techs, This 1995 Mercedes S420 is a real strange one. Customer complain the vehicle would run rough for 2 mins or so after parking for certain amount of time. He left the car to us in the morning and we left it sit in the parking lot for the whole day until...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH64J12
Help Please I Have no respone from the left bank 4,5,6 cylinders. Testing coils with spark tester show spark, switching coils no different. compression 175psi, injector is pulsing with a light. car has a chain not a belt. check for tsb's and told me to change ... Trouble codes: P2045, P2047, P2049
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L brake warning lamp VIN: WMWMF7359T
Vehicle was brought to me from another shop for diagnostics and testing on check engine lamp had multipe codes which cleared and did not return during test drives. soft code returned on electronic engine mount which was not one of the original codes. then duri...
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29923
customer brought car in for check engine light repair.(see codes) customer took car to another shop for prior work. they replaced the spark plugs. replace ignition coil (cylinder 4) and fuel injector (cylinder 4) now brought there problem to us. cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P1371, P1362
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2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0CB299X4
Vehicle towed to shop. When started exhaust smoke was so heavy fire dept showed up. Check and found coolant reservoir empty. Drained oil reservoir, turbos and engine and found coolant and oil mixed and approximately 20 to 25 quarts of fluid came out. Added coo...
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2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L window motor VIN: WPOCA29856
Passenger door window will not drop when soft top is activated [drivers side drops]and will not raise on auto close activation with switch. Window will drop when door is opened and will raise to closed position when door is closed. Coded new motor and tried to...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L dead short VIN: 3VWTE29MIY
Hello German import experts, Simply put, I have a dead short that instantly blows #5 fuse. I have unplugged all the modules and switches that are on this cct and nothing takes the ground away from this fuse #5 cct. Attached to this are the climactronic modu...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK93C36
Vehicle came in with p0087, p2293 codes. We replaced the intake cam and follower and HPFP per service bulletin. Customer also had ignition coil recall performed at VW. Vehicle was driven for 1 week and p2293 code came back on. We ohmed out fuel pressure regula... Trouble codes: P2293
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWTL71K39
THis vehicle was towed in. No Start condition. Customer states that gasoline was mixed with diesel and vehicle died while driving. After flushing the whole fuel system and added fresh diesel we now have a no injector pulse condition. Following have been checke...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8742L
Thanks in advance, not very familiar with volvo. Vehicle has no injector pulse signal. has good fuel pressure, good spark, good compression. started out as intermittent problem, would die randomly and sometimes start right back up. sometimes not at all. now, v...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Heat/Vents VIN: YV1SZ58D21
This volvo was brought in recently because of a large oil leak AND because to the customer, there is an unbearable odor coming from the vents. It isn't that musty Air-Conditioning smell either. It is kind of a thick, burnt oil smell. Both her and her husband h...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L flashing VIN: YV1RS58D81
i have an independant volvo garage trying to purchase a subscription to vida ,, the shop created a user account and logged in but the volvo site when you try to purchase a subscription says the user is expiered,, anyone have any idea how to log in as an inde...
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Oil VIN: WAUKF78E57
Thanks for the replies, we did the new pcv valve and examined valve cover for cracks - oil consumption is unchanged.
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L srs ligth on VIN: WBAAM5346Y
the fix for a code 01 was the clock spring, for code 05 was the long wire coming fron the srs modulo to side air bag,after i,fix the previos codes,srs light when on again whit code 02 pretensioner driver seat belt, the fix for this was the wire under the drive...
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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1J4PN2GK3A
Well, it turns out you need the tester to properly test this so I sent it to the dealer as we do not have the proper tester. It turned out to be the Fan/Module assembly that was the problem (which is what I thought and some of you suggested). That being said, ...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 8AJNV4844K
Thanks to all that replied!!! I had a hard time with the ignition system as Mitcheel and alldata showed only the Marrelli system. I looked into the 1988 model year and found the info on the lucas system. I am not sure of the coil that is mounted in front of th...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transision VIN: SALME11423
thanks too all 5 replies, they were helpfull.I think the fix on this was to update the autologic with the latest updates & retry the system. The car still would not start that night so we removed the key & let it sit overnight, The next morning I reinstalled t...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA24G7X
Thanks to all who took the time to help, I mentioned the customer picked up the vehicle awhile back. The customer has not yet returned, nor advised us as to how its been working ! I really think you guy's nailed it with the Blower motor regulator, I'd really l...
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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L injectors and wipers VIN: WP0AB0917G
installed new ecm runs perfect now. still have to figure out the wipers. did find after starting that the alternator is way over charging probably caused ecm failure and I'm sure caused something to fail in the wiper system. thank you for all your replies
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1999 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2500CC Starting VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZV
Hi all! Sorry for my late replay. Finally is fixed. Problem was with power supply to the Transmission control module. Just above TCM is the transmission electrical connector 2 which it was unppluged. Unbelievable :) I dont know how that could happen, i didnt t...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Headlights VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
I just love it when I find out there has been a hacker loose. I removed the column cover and low and behold and someone had pulled the wires out of the holder on back of ignition switch and tossed it, and simply didn't get them back in the correct order
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B64
Stanley from PA got me headed in the right direction. LTFT (block 32) showed adaptation FROM LEAN +6% for bank 1 and adaptation FROM RICH -12.5% bank 2. First thought was shorted to power O2 sensor on bank 2 or maybe a way rich injector on bank 2 since t...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Alternator Lite VIN: WVWTH63B54
FINALLY AFTER CHECKING MOST OF THE REPLIES, I FOLLOWED CLOSELY CHECKING WIRES FROM THE ALTERNATOR AND DID NOT FIND ANYTHING DAMAGE SO I ORDER ANOTHER ALTERNATOR (BRAND NEW) SINCE THE PREVIOUS ONE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY AND ALL SEEM TO BE FINE THE ALTERNATOR...
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Noise
AFTER ROAD TESTING, THIS VEHICLE DID EXHIBIT NOISE UPON ACCELERATION. AFTER CHECKING DRIVE SHAFT, CENTER BEARING WAS THE FAILURE. ALL IS OK NOW AND THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO A UNUSUAL HELP REQUEST.
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