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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on, code19760 & p0365 VIN: WAULT64B03
Customer had car at dealer. Dealer told customer timing belt was off a tooth. customer brought car to us to do job as it was 300 less. Car previously in front end collision. Upon disassembly when the cam and crank tools were installed motor showed to be in cor... Trouble codes: 19760 (cam crank correlation. g300/n28), P0365
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH8336X
I have a 99 740il with a code p0011 and a horrible noise from the passenger side head, sounds like a loud knock. Had checked oil level, oil was just changed 3 weeks prior. This condition happened upon cold start one morning. Went to start vehicle and noise rig...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling System VIN: WBAGH83441
Acts like it has a huge air pocket. I know very little about this vehicle's cooling system. After replacing reservoir, cooling system took over a gallon of coolant to fill. Startup ECT was around 100 deg.(F). Temperature quickly (within a few min.) rose to ove...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L ABS system VIN: WBADT43451
Coding of both (DSC and KOMBi) has been achieved succesfully. Now the problem I have is: When I start the engine, brake and ABS light turns and stays off but when drive and reach aprox 25mi/h all three(brake,abs and stability lights)turns on yellow, and DTC 5C...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33492
Hello All, I apologize in advance for the limited amount of data for this vehicle. I have a new customer who brought in his 2002 BMW 325xi for a diagnosis of his Check Engine Light and some other service work. I found a P0035 trouble code stored on the comput... Trouble codes: P0035 (Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit High)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Coolant level warning VIN: WBAEV33443
Hi everyone. We have a BMW 325i with a low coolant light that comes on intermittently. Sometimes after driving short or long distances the light will come on. The coolant is full and when the car is shut off and turned right back on the light is off. The new l...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV334X4
After a unusual cold snap. MIL light on for camshaft "phase" position. We replace alot of camshaft sensors for signal problems but this is the first code I have seen that is defined as "out of phase" Possible stuck VANOS? Vehicle runs fine. these three codes s... Trouble codes: P1338 (Inlet camshaft signal phase position), 2768 (BMW code Inlet camshaft signal phase), 3C1E
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on
BMW techs: I am posting this as I can find no info on this code, nor a description of how this should work. The only description for this issue is that when the AIR is switched on, the 'secondary mass air sensor should show a change'. My assumptions are as fol... Trouble codes: 94 (Secondary Air Mass Air Flow)
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJEA51D53
Thankyou in advance for all of your time. Veh came in with yhe only complaint of a check eng light. We found p0171 and p0174.Ltft's were both 19.5. We found the original fuel filter, so we replaced it and flushed the injectors with our motorvac system, we smok... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12471
We recived the truck not running well and the transmission inoprative. The coustomer wanted us to install the used transmission they supplied. Before installing the transmission we looked into drivabilty issues. It had champion plugs in it and the wires where ... Trouble codes: 108 (supply voltage continuous), 12 (o2 sensor 1 after cat), 62 (misfire several cylinders), 75 (misfire several cylinders with cutoff)
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Will not shut off VIN: WDBCB20B5E
The car will not turn off and when it does it takes too long. Diagnosed as the vacuum solenoid on the back of pump. I have the old one out but I am not exactly sure how to position the rod in the pump. I know if it's not attatched properly the engine will go t...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D8J
Hi fellow techs this mercedes was towed in no start condition and had been sitting for a year. Fuel pressure test revealed no fuel pressure,replaced both fuel pumps,filter and in tank screen,fuel pressure returned to 90 psi. vehicle runs now but idle is surgin...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L central locking VIN: ADB2020186
this is a C180 ,no central locking operation with remote,switch on dash,boot switch on c/console.ir system works,ie,hold lock button windows shut. cannot comunicate with pse unit with das, have fault codes in eis,B1024,can low dataline,B1021 fault in communic...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Base Engine VIN: WMWRE33454
I guess this is more of "what to look for" type question, more than it is of a diagnostic assistance type request. As a Ford dealer technician, I rarely find myself wrenching on any off-make products. One of the staff members in the administrative department o...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Temp gauge VIN: YS3EF48Z61
The customer complains CEL on, temp gauge drops to Min after 5 minute drive. This wonderful v6 came in last year with P0116 (implausible data from ECTS). Usually this means either a sensor or a thermostat. At that time we replaced the sensor and everything wa...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3ED45A84
I have a saab 9-5 arc kicking my but. Vehicle was originally brought in for misfire in #4 cyl, had code p304. Found intake gasket had been installed by another shop upside down during a head gasket repair. Replaced gasket and reset chain timing as it was off 1... Trouble codes: P1300 (Multi cylinder misfire)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWCP21C51
This Car came in and when you try to start it sounds like it has good compression for about 1 revolution and sounds like it will start but then spins over very fast and sounds like it has no compression. I checked to make sure the timing belt was not broke or ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Cylinder head VIN: WVWAK73C26
Camshaft chain broke together with the tensioner. Result being bent intake valves and cracked chain cover. Do you know why this happened ? Also if you could advise on the parts selection. Can I re-use old head bolts ? Are the intake valves and head gasket f...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L brake calipers VIN: WVWEK73CO6
Do I need ap special tool to release the parking brake on the rear calipers to do a brake job
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZG77L66
Hi techs. Customer brought in vehicle engine light flashing and rough idle. Pulled the codes and I got p2422 (VW 09250) p0456 (VW 01110), P0300 (VW 00768), p0301 (VW 00769) P0306, p0303, p0304. I somehow think the misfire codes may be related to the evap syste... Trouble codes: P2422, P0300, P0301, P0306, P0303, P0304
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
Thanks to all who replied it was a great help. The driver's side hose to the intercooler was leaking. This was enough to reduce the pressure to that side causing what seemed to be a false air problem. This is one for the memory bank. It also showed up in group... Trouble codes: P1454 (EGT sensor 1 open or short to ground), P1457 (EGT sensor 2 open or short to ground).
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WDBRF92H67
Special thanks to Joe & Richard on this one. 125 amp fuse/link in the pre-fuse box next to the battery was blown due to the wire from it being shorted to ground near the fan plug from the accident. Repair to the wire, replacing the fuse/link and clearing the...
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