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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUDD68D5Y
have checked power and grounds to pcm, all good. power out of fuel pump relay. do I have a bad pcm or am i missing something. please help if you can.
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAA1305J4
Since customer replaced engine he has had a problem with the engine bogging down and stalling under a hard acceleration when it does that at the same time it makes a loud moise from the engine and when it stalls if you try to restart engine it sounds like it h...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
This code has reset a year since the purge valve was replaced. Inspection showed no signs of internal contamination. Testing with the Vagcom in group 070 shows passing. Last year when this valve failed I tested it cold to catch it acting up. I know these valve... Trouble codes: P0441
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heat VIN: WVWPD63B21
we have a 2001 passat that came in with no heat. we first checked operation of the thermostat and it works as its supposed to. we then checked both heater core hoses and both were hot to the touch. one reads 178 and the other reads 169. we know these cars have...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Passive restraint VIN: SAJNA5840K
Thanks for the replies. All agreed that the winch & transport were the most likely culprits. I ordered the part from a source for used parts and, when I removed the failed part I found that it had been replaced (in appr. 2000 according to the cust.) with a use...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBAA23G1W
Checked the temp sensors ok. other live date looked weird. We had tried a used air mass with same effect. What was realy confusing turned out to be the battery cables were barely attached, the customer had put a lot of injector cleaner in tank that had a bad s...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND23B1Y
All who replied advised that cat would need replacement, and to avoid any aftermarket solutions. I did call the local cat replacement house and they said they would even do the job as it required multiple R&Rs to do properly, and the cost could not be competit... Trouble codes: P0431 (Warmup catalyst efficiancy below threshold bank 2).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M23
THANK YOU TO ROBERT, ROGER, & MIKE. WHILE I DID NOT RECEIVE FAX WITH TSB/RECALL, I DID FIND IT ON MITCHELL. CUSTOMER WILL TAKE TO VW TO HAVE THIS SERVICE PERFORMED, AS WAS PURCHASED FAIRLY RECENTLY FROM VW DEALER. FUNNY THING BEFORE THIS PROBLEM OCCURED,HE HAD...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L J569 brake booster relay VIN: WVWYH63BX4
Hello all; Scott from Oregon nailed it! Those vacuum check valves can cause all sorts of symptoms. In this case the check valve at the booster was opening too late causing a sluggish sensor signal and random computer pulsing of the pump. Also, the pump and int...
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1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D5X
Thanks to Anders, Peter, Steve, Joshua, Rodney, Richard and my good friend Nico for the sage advice about the ABS unit. I was under the mistaken impression I had replaced this one before and I've never had a repeat failure with xemodex units. I rechecked the... Trouble codes: 510F, 530D, 001F, ABS00, 0093 (Comm. fault).
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