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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML64B03
Vehicle towed in no start, found battery had 51cca. Installed new battery, upon start up engine had noise, appears to come from inside the intake. After the chain tensioners and valve cover gaskets, no codes but cam crank correlation and misfire p0300-p0303 pu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303
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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation
Hi all! I need a help with this one This BMW siemens systerm lost power on acceleration.No fault codes present. I checked cam and crank sensor on lab scope. Cam sensor had problem with wiring and crank sensor had signal only on one wire because so i changed-em...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324W
ok bmw ppl got this dumped on me 98 740 il engine light on codes po130,po136,po156, po170 and as always customer does not want to spend a whole lot of money told cust about the prob and says he already did o2 sensors twice and the cats and says hes spend alot ... Trouble codes: P0130, P0156, P0136, P0170
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALTY12411
This Discovery has a sound like a bad wheel bearing, It is worse when truning right and goes away when truning left it also does it when going stright after about 30mph. It has new front driveshaft and new front wheel bearings, nothing has made any differance ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L starter VIN: WDBEA30D9N
Have a no crank condition. I suspect the K38 starter lock-out relay but for the life of me I cannot find it to try shorting the 30 and 87 pins to bypass it. I know it is supposed to be an easy to see small silver 5-pin relay easily accessible with cluster pull...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L rear shock leaking VIN: WDBSK75F33
2003 mbz sl500 new body style.leaking rear strut.Hello group,have this 03 sl 500 with ABC light on,cked system found hydralic fluid low,cked cause and found right rear strut leaking,do not have very good scan tool,(auto boss) is available ,can get access to st...
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2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EH45G2Y
Car came in on the hook with a no start condition. Battery strong, starter cranks fine. Security blinks twice and goes out with key on and cranking. Noticed though that check engine light doesn't illuminate immediately with key on but comes on short time later...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 3VWSP29M12
Need a lttle help from the VW guys out there!! The trans in this Jetta shifts absolutly perfect on the highway and for the first 10-20 miles. But then when driving in town stop and go the 1-2 shift will slide bump with a hard bang at end of shift (harsh 1-2 fo...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWST81K86
-No check engine light, scanned all controlles w/ VAG for faults, found only one / history: -Visually inspected intake for carbon build up, none found -The problem is extremely intermittent, drove vehicle for 100 miles, happened twice, both while coming to a s... Trouble codes: 00083, P0341
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L headlights VIN: 5UXFB53556
Thanks to all who replied. The customer chose to take the car to the dealer, unfortunatly. I checked the harness, per the TSB, but found nothing. And since they worked most of the time, I doubt the module needed coding. The customer said he would let me kn...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Center Diff Fluid Fill VIN: SAJEB51D32
Well thanks everyone for all the replies. Many said to fill it through the hole in the side and even tip the car from the left side. Others said that you have to remove the transfer case to fill it, because I agree, that it is impossible to get to the fill ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs VIN: SAJEA53C42
After extensive testing with no success, I determined that the abs module must have a problem so I sent it out for remanufacturing to BBA Remanufacturing co., They found two broken solder joints in the module. I reinstalled the module and all is well. I do wan...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cam Shaft VIN: WDBDA28D1N
Thanks to all that replied. Thanks to steve from Florida for the added info it is much apprieciated. Timing chain tensioner installation is the issue. This site is very helpful and thanks to all of you it works!!!
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L sos, teleaid VIN: WDBKK49F13
Only 1 reply on this & they said it had to go to the dealer. Thanks!
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGCB65E46
Found it with the smoke. We had a small leak in one of the pcv hoses. Keep it simple right. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P2189, P0745, P0749, P2091, P2095.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
The customer decided to take the vehicle to the dealership for continued diagnosis. So I may never know what happened with it. Thanks to everyone that replied.
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