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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L noise VIN: WAUVC68E24
chatter in fuel tank.(not a whine)when key turned on,and sometimes when running.relaced fuel pump and filter to try to stop noise,same problem. sounds like it may be comming from the suction pump side. noise with tank full or empty.can feel chatter in line bet...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Shift select light VIN: WBAFB33521
BMW Techs...we have a shift select light that stays illuminated all of the time and could drain the battery over time. My understanding is that light is suppose to go out after 16 minutes or so?? What module or relay controls that light and where is it located...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBXPA93435
Vehicle came in with a misfire/hesitation. Driving the car, when under load (going up a hill or on the highway), on slight acceleration it feels like it drops a cylinder. The hesitation is very rhythmic and occurs between about 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. If you're i...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJHW1748P
Hi,[...] outthere) I got this l993 Jaguar XJ6 With door locks issues. When I click the key fob to unlock the doors( they all do it with no problems. But if I do it two more times, and try to unlock them, the doors will unlock normally, but after a few secon...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L mil on intermittently. VIN: SAJHX1040X
The car came in with the complaint that the ABS light and the stability control light were intermittently coming on. I ran the car on the floor or about 1/2 hr. during which time the lights did come on. I scanned the ABS control unit and pulled the codes liste...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY19494
We took a look at this vehicle monday--no spark was coming out of the coil pack that fires 5-8 cylinder-we noticed that cyl 5-8 share the same coil pack-we recommended replacing the coil pack and giving it a tuneup at the same time-the customer wanted to do hi... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0308 (Cyl8 misfire)
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L passenger side door locks VIN: SALAG25466
client has come in with the passenger side door locks inop. the door locks will lock with the master and romote but then will not unlock. locking system is in the selective mode, one push drivers door unlocks, second push driver rear and hatch unlock. done the...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E9S
Car originally came in with stumble on cold accel. and RPM's were limited to 1500 when cruising. If throttle was released, car would eventually accelerate. Found coolant leaking on crankshaft sensor, replaced sensor and car seems to run better but still has co...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Surge VIN: WDBGA43E4T
This car has a rapid surge at start anytime car is started. If you turn key from run and back(quickly so engine is still turning) car will imediatly run perfect. All powers and grounds appear to be good and all preasures are normall. Readings for throttle body... Trouble codes: C1022 (fault in CAN communicatin abs system)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB75E62
Vehicle has a slight misfire at idle. Misfire will not trigger CEL. Runs excellent while driving. Anyone run into this? I dont have the ability to pull datastream. Have a pocket code reader. No codes are stored. Im thinking spark plugs but with 16 plugs I want...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Intermitant no start But... when this car does this it sounds like it loses compression. It starts to crank, sounds normal & then "freewheels" NO START. Stop cranking try it again & it starts right up no problem but smokes heavy. I think it is flooding, loosin...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B04
Customer initially came in 2 weeks ago with a overheating condition. Replaced the thermostat and no flow for the cooling system. Found that the waterpump fins were seperated as a result of overheating. Replaced timing belt and waterpump. Accidently got timing ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Head VIN: 3VWSA69M94
This is a BBW engine with varible valve timing. Removed head and sent to machine shop. Replaced timing belt, water pump, thermostat, screen and plug (in head) as well as all related gaskets. Got the car back together and it ran and sounded great. Test drove fo...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1MS39005
Hello Volvo techs. This 05 S40i came in with mil on and rough idle. Customer states MIL was on for a while, but after car sat for a week it started to idle rough.I do not see volvos often and only have generic diag scan tool. DTCs p0011 and p0172b. On global O... Trouble codes: P0011 (IntakaA cam timing over advanced), P172, 250A, 640F
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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCB28D3X
i have put another trans in this car and the noise went away. thanks for all the help
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Valve Covers VIN: WAULH64B41
The IATN strikes again...I love this site! We got some real good feed back and yes there were several issues going on! The PCV Valve was defective and the cam end plug seals were never changed by our Tech...what was he thinking? The valve cover gaskets never g...
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Cuts out, at cruise VIN: WBAEH73495
while scoping the vehicles crank sensor in cruise I could see an inconsistent pattern from the crank sensor, typically when the engine rpm was between 1500 and 1800 the speed would drop to 500 - 600 rpm range, then dart back to normal. I changed the crank sen... Trouble codes: 2A89, 2A88, 9408 (sim-sgm Eco Converter fault current).
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2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Stall, start/stall VIN: SAJEA74C84
Sorry this is late. I have purchased a new ECM but have been unable to program it. Jaguar tell me the software for this vehicle is currently unavailable. WHAT? So my customer just walks while Jaguar is deciding if and when they want to write software for this...
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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1360722162
Thanks for all of the response.Brooklyn Motor Works [...] can get these parts for me (very expensive but that is to be expected)They were very knowledgeable. Several people suggested MB Classic in CA. but I haven't been able to get through or receive a ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Thanks to all who replied, the customer has chosen to take the car to the Benz dealer where purchased. Looks like they are going to need at least two 02 sensors and the main harness to start. I would have been lost without help so thanks to all again. Trouble codes: P2058.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Upon inspection i have that all fo the glow plugs and harness have the same resistance and found that the glow plug relay that was replaced is good. the missing information that i could not find is that the glow plugs do not activate over 40 degrees F and that... Trouble codes: P0380.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine VIN: WVWND63B13
replaced aftermarket mounts with factory mounts most of vibration gone thanks you guys for all your help iatn rules
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2008 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L exhaust VIN: YV1MS38298
first of all i would like thank all of you for your responses i did fix this car it turned out someone had replaced the exhaust manifold and the bolts were not tight they were just snugged up and after retightened bolts noise went away thanks for everything.
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