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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUDL74F45
This car wil occasionally miss. It seems to come on when idling. The car will miss for 30 seconds or so, and then straighten out by itself. The check engine light will flash and then stay on for a day or two and then go out on it's own. We have never gotten it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0305, P0306
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4USCH7328T
Intermittently problem with poor idle quality and misfire. I have driven this car for a 1/2 hr. stopped and drove for another 1/2 hr and everything worked perfect. The next time I started the car it had a poor idle and a bad misfire. This is when the codes s... Trouble codes: P0300, P1140 (Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance problem), P1550 (Idle speed control valve closing solenoid control circuit), P0203, P0505, P0340
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Vanos VIN: WBAAM3333X
The car was diagnosed months ago with a faulty Vanos unit due to being jammed. I replaced the entire unit with an OEM part, replaced a faulty crankcase breather and torn intake boot and performaned an oil change. When the car comes up to operating temperature...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Starting VIN: WDBCA39E2M
no start
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi need some assistance from you mini techs. This car has an intermitent hesetation when cold. only happens when cold once the car warms up drives normal. We have a launch scan tool that i used to pull the factory code 277f, i am unable to view data though. an... Trouble codes: 277F
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.4L Head Rests VIN: WP0CA2995X
This vehicle came in with both the head rests stuck in the full upright position. The customer told us this has happened before and had to have it reset. Looking in mitchell we find nothing for a procedure to do this. Has anyone had to do this before and does ...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 9BWEL21J14
Hello all, vehicle came to us with coolant in oil, diagnosed and replaced cylinder head gasket, job went well, no problems. On startup after the job was done, EPC light came on on the dash, engine runs rough, will not go over 2000rpm. Scanned computer with Sol... Trouble codes: P2101
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L engine VIN: WVGBC67L14
Vehicle came in with an MIL light on, rough running and intermittent message for stop driving low oil pressure. Engine had a screech noise like a loose belt and a rattle like a loose timing chain or lifter beteween 2500 and 3800 rpm on acceleration. Scanned an...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cluster Chime VIN: WVGBC67L04
This cluster chime sounds like a bad speaker. Can these be repaired or does it need a new cluster to fix? Thanks.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWDT71K26
I have a 06 jetta TDI. With vagcom i pulled code 18149 (p1741)Clutch Pressure Adapation: Limit reached. Car does not want to shift. Can't find any information about this code. Any info or help on this would be much appreciated. There is also a noise from flywh...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L cylinder head VIN: WBSBR93402
AFTER WAITING FOR THE CORRECT PART TO SHOW UP. I REMOVED THE MICROFILTER HOUSING AND THE PLATE BEHIND IT. I ALSO REMOVED THE EXHAUST CAMSHAFT TRIGGER WHEEL. I WAS ABLE TO GET A BALL JOINT SEPERATING TOOL BEHIND THE HEAD AND USED A FLAT PIECE OF STEEL TO PRESS ...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANA73564
The moral of the story is I am not equipped to handle a vehicle this advanced. I did see the code listed in all data but there was no description to accompany it. I could have bought a subscription to BMW for the code info but with my limited diagnostic capa...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L No engine power VIN: WDBGA57E0N
Thanks for the help. A BIG thank you to Christian who was able to supply me with the firing order. Both of my caps were numbered 1-6 so with the correct firing order i was able to wire the left cap 7-12. Thanks again Don
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA29D9N
Hi guys. Thank all for the replies,& the time that u spent to help me out fix my problem. Today is the hapiest day for me , because the car is fixed, & i see that i will get paid. The problem with the car was the 4 prong coolant temp sensor. ( 2 contacts for...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF25F2W
Sorry it took that long to update the fix, it was the Fuel Heater which is located in the cylinder head under the intake manifold, this heater works the opposit way of the cooling thermostat, it should be wide open when the engine is cold to allow more fuel to...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L remote keyless entry VIN: 4JGAB72E71
Well thanks to everyone who replied. Basically what we found was that we are not able to make an accurate diagnosis without a better scan tool for mercedes and since we don't really ever work on them that just wasn't going to happen. The customer has been advi...
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2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3FD49Y47
I THANK EVERYONE WHO SENT REPLIES,TURNAROUNDTIME WAS AWESOME.I TRIED TAPPING ON ECM WHILE MONITERING T.P.S. VOLTAGES AND THEY SPIKED EVERYTIME WE TAPPED.IT SEEMS THERE IS A LOOSE CONNECTION INSIDE THAT WARRANTS REPLACEMENT.AND FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS GIVEN WE AR... Trouble codes: P2135 (Pedal pos sensor no correlation s a---b), P1681 (Manufacturers specific codedont know).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWMA63B3X
FIRST OFF THANKS TO EVER ONE WHO RESPONDED. THE HELP WAS HELPFULLY. I BELIEVE THAT IT WAS ROGER THAT SAID CHANGE PLUGS AND TRY TO START. I CALLED CUSTOMER AND WAS TOLD HE STARTED IT TO MOVE FOR SNOW PLOW, SHUT IF OFF AND THEN ABOUT 45 MIN. TRIED TO START I...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Power Windows, Mirrors VIN: 3VWCF21C7Y
THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE FEEDBACK. SAMIR HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. WE FOUND FOUR BROKEN WIRES IN LEFT A PILLAR UMBILICLE HARNESS. REPAIRED WIRING AND ALL WORKS NORMALLY. DRAW NOW 15MA. CUSTOMER HAPPY, AND WE LEARNED SOMETHING.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K36
Eric had the correct info.The vent line must be pinched off between the LDP and filter when performing a smoke test on this evap system.Did the smoke test again and the fault is as simple as a leaking gas cap.O ring seal and filler neck look perfect, but looks... Trouble codes: P0456.
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2004 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27544
I hate to close this post where I stand right now but I must.After more checking,grounds,flywheel for damage,pinched wire,replacement of CTS scoping both cam & Crank sensors,I had to give back to customer as work was pileing up.I have spoken to customer to get... Trouble codes: ECM78, ECM91.
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