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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68EX2
Car running poorly check engine light on. Found 5 DTC"s Tested o2 sensor/ A/F sensor heater working and sensor working. Cooling fan stays on all the time. Found Identifix bulletins leading to Leak detection pump(LDP). LDP is not receiving power tested fuel pum... Trouble codes: P0139, P0135, P0172, P0171, P1296
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition lock VIN: SALMF11404
The ignition switch on this Range Rover won't turn at times. When inserting the key in the ignition I can hear the steering column unlock and the key sometimes won't turn until the second attempt. Sometimes when inserting or removing the key the steering colum...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBRF40J93
I replaced the tensioner pulley and belt and noticed a vacuum hose disconnected on the left front of engine (near the atmospheric pressure sensor). One end is attached to the intake just after the throttle plate, and I can't seem to find where the other end go...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This car has codes for misfire on all six cylinders (p0301-0306) but I could not fit them all in the spaces above. Car misses and shudders very badly at idle and it seems a little worse once it gets hot. If you rev the engine sometimes it sounds like its hitti... Trouble codes: P0015, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1997 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YSC3D68U8V
THANKS UP FRONT FOR ANY HELP. AFTER INSTALLING A BATTERY THE ENGINE DOES NOT WANT TO IDLE IT SURGES TO THE POINT OF STALLING. AS SOON AS IT STARTS TO GET EVEN A LITTLE WARM IT RUNS FINE. I CHANGED THE COOLANT SENSOR BETWEEN 3&4 no change. i disconnected the ba...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windshield wipers VIN: WVWMA63B0X
Car came in with windshield wipers not working, checked fuses, checked load reduction relay, has power to wiper motor, grounds are good, tested all positions of switch all OK, checked resistance of every wire in wire diagram for wiper system all OK, replaced w...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Won't crank over VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Customer advised engine will not crank over. Dash lights are on, but no key response. Windows will not operate, etc. Customer asks, "if he gets a used comfort control module (about $85), does it have to be programmed? Is there somewhere the original can be sen...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L cylinder 3 missfire VIN: WVWGK73C37
Customer drove in with very low power ,we scanned codes no misfire code found. Then we changed the cam lifter and pump .When we started the car it ran great no engine light or codes ,but had a slight misfire at idle cyl 3 apx 14 misfires counted cyl 2 1-2 misf...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L long crank VIN: YV1CZ91H03
I have a volvo here that intermittently has a long crank. It seems to always start unless you let off the key to fast because you assume its about to start normally. I have an ecm-5200 code every once and awhile but it seems to always set when I accidentally l... Trouble codes: ECM52
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition switch VIN: WBACB432XS
The old key did not work in the new ignition lock,customer had new key cut two weeks prior to repair which he forgot to mention. Guys always replace housing, in my case actual steering wheel lock part was broken as well,which I didn't know till took the housin...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83471
Thanks for all of the help folks! The culprit ended up being a reman. MAF unit. We put in a new Bosch unit and problem solved. The reman tested on the edge of the approved range but apparently that was not good enough. So as Tim from Wisconsin says, "A/M MAF... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L High Beams VIN: 5UXFB53535
We are still working on this car, but i have to close the request. Had sent the light control module to bba who said it was unrepaireable, so we ordered a new one from dealer $501.00. same problem still exists nothing has changed. Next step is to pull both fro...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L driver door lock VIN: 5UXFA13565
Thanks everyone, the problem is the door lock actuator. Appreciate everyone's help.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Remote VIN: WDBJF55FXV
drivers door handle receiver damaged got key to work with trunk sensor so cust stopped there
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B4W
You guys fixed it! I'm not very strong regarding "Das auto" but will need to upgrade my iATN status as the owner purchased this car less then a year ago. My apology for not activating the "Pit Pass". The stand-alone ign. module wasn't triggering No.1 cyl. You ... Trouble codes: 16684 (Misfire recognized), 16685 (Misfire cyl. 1), 17656 (Fuel level too less yes thats what it said.).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSK29M61
well so far so good. the dealer pump i installed was defective. it put out pressure always but lacked in volume intermittently. chasing my tail around, eroneous trouble codes fooled me into digging deeper than i had too. what really upsets me is my original di... Trouble codes: P0322.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Starting VIN: WVWRH63B73
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO MY PROBLEM. IT WAS IN FACT A GROUND ISSUE. A COUPLE OF YOU EVEN NAILED IT EXACTLY. IT WAS THE CABLE FROM THE BODY TO THE ENGINE. I FABRICATED A CABLE & SOLDERED CONNECTORS, BOLTED IT UP & WALA! EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED WERE ON...
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