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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUZL54B11
This vehicle came into my shop and kept overheating, the engine has water in the oil and is got milk looking oil in the coolant fill bottle. I assume head gaskets but I'm told that the oil cooler may be at fault seeping coolant into the oil , i really don't wa...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8323W
Intake manifold was just removed to repair coolant leak from under intake. On reinstallation two seperate pigtails were accidentially switched the car started but CEL with several codes were set along with the engine would not idle. We then smelled smoke Now w...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83441
Thanks in advance. I aquired this car about a month ago. It needed chain guides so i installes new chain and guides along with new gaskets.The car is running great other than now it needs intake gaskets and rear intake plate but my problem is this. I can not f... Trouble codes: 1 (dtmi magnetic valve circuit)
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93495
we have removed the oil vapor valve and hoses, checked for leaks and even replaced the oil vapor valve again. A few days later the same codes reappear, but with no symptons, any help would be greatly appreciateed Trouble codes: P2882 (Codes not found in baum scanner), P2883 (Codes not found in baum scanner)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Radio VIN: WDBUF70J73
Have this 2003 E-500 211 car here. Now car has developed a new problem, if you power on radio it will show MB logo for about 30 seconds and then turn off. No sound or any other screen except the MB logo. Also has a SRS light which comes on and off. SO scanned ...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1258452365
have code p2097 post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1. checked for vacuum leaks none found with smoke machine. checked fuel pressure regulator and is not leaking. watched the 02 sensors and upstream is switching from .20 to .80 volts downstream 02 sen... Trouble codes: P2097
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2004 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Locked out of car VIN: WP0CB29843
Hey Guys, I have a 2004 Boxter on my lot that was towed in. The battery is dead and the key will not turn the drivers door lock cylinder. Key goes in all the way but will not turn. What is the best method to get into this vehicle. I lifted the back end where...
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long crank VIN: YS3DF58N4X
Saab techs I'm looking for info on this 9-3 regarding fuel pump prime. I know how the crank signal plays into turning on fuel pump. What I cant find info on is should this particular vehicle (trionic obd2) have a prime. I found a description in alldata that sa...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDC01H8R
This little devil sputters and farts at part throttle. Idles fine and when taken to WOT it accellerates fine. Fuel pressure is good at 37lbs and flow also is good. Plugs look normal with little wear, cap, rotor and other ignition look good. It is popping in th... Trouble codes: 01257 (idle speed valve short or open circuit)
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAK01H7T
hi all.this volksy has a stalling problem during the warm up of the vehicle.has injector on time [voltage and current ramped no fault found] has spark is able to jump 20 with an inline tester hooked to the plug,so gap plus 20,no problem .has the above when pro...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFB81H9W
Vehicle is a no start, came to shop no power from ignition switch and a on/off switch hooked into turn signal switch, cust. stated vehicle would die no start and ignition switch was replaced ran for awhile same issue then on/off switch installed and worked now...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21COY
Good morning to all i am in need of some guidance from you vw guys.this beatle was purchased late december w/82009 miles 3 days later towed in smoking/stopped running on turnpike.found intake full of coolant.removed head found #1 piston had chunk missing.repla... Trouble codes: P0442 (Main catalyst bnk.1 efficincy below threshold), P0411 (Secondary air injection sys. Insuficient flow)
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C83
Will start on short burst of ether but when crack fuel line at injector fuel just dribbles out...does not spray...I am suspecting injection pump but want a positive diag. What kind of pressures should be at injector? Trouble codes: P0672 (did have damaged glow plug harness loose conn.2 gl plg)
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2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS592X5
Ok got one here making me pull my hair out. I seem not to be able to find good information so I misdiagnosed. I have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and tried using propane to find a leak. Things i am not understanding is where is the source vacuum for... Trouble codes: P2188, 262A, P0101, 130A
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L coolant temp warning light VIN: WBAGL63454
I want to thank Pierre, Scott, Victor [...] and Ian for taking time to give some direction to the problem with coolant overheat messages coming on while engine was not overheating. I did not mention that we had done a quick scan of the vehicle and found no en...
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2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVD335X6
The fix for this nightmare turned out to be the up stream 02 sensor for bank 2 biased rich and was causing vehicle to go lean enough to cause missfires. I replaced both upstream sensors and this car runs well. all monitors have ran and no faults have returned.... Trouble codes: 2C32, 2C2C, 2C7F, 29D1, 29D0, 29CC.
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1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L voltage regulator VIN: SCAZS42A7F
customer decided that he would follow advice"aint broke, dont fix", so per customer request, we first determined that it would not adversly affect operation(alternator is self exciting)and removed alt, warning lamp bulb, Thank you to Ray, who provided a link t...
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