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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Temp gauge VIN: WAULC68E03
This is a bear. The customer came in complaining of no heat. We then replaced the timing belt, water pump, and the thermostat and housing. When the custmer left she had heat but the temp gauge would read cold. The temp gauge would at times come up to about 1/4...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E54
This car the fans stay on after the key is turned off i did find tsb for wire under buy the alt hits the alt but this car is good temp sensor is working ok i dont want to replace the fan mod unless i am sure it is about 900 hundred dollers thanks for the help
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L door locks VIN: 4USCH7328V
I found a post in the archives with this exact same problem. Replacing the hood switch repaired it. The post said the only way to properly diagnose this system is to get the wiring diagram and a good volt/ohm meter and go to town. I have several good DVOM's. D...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33492
Car was towed in with a starts then dies problem.checked for codes and found 83 and 144.we replace the crank sensor with and oe sensor but still have the same problem. The car starts and runs longer now but it still sets code 83 and 144.mitchell does not seem ... Trouble codes: 83 (Crankshaft position sensor), 244
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L camera & glove box VIN: SALMF15416
Back up camera does not work most of the time- any ideas about how to troubleshoot or common failures... Glove box latch does not work, I have forced open the box and can see there is a problem with it. There must be a cable that runs from the push button rele...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L 2-1 down shift harsh VIN: WDB1680332
I have a W168/ 2002/ A160 with a harsh 2-1 down shift along with harsh vibration in reverse and drive stationary, when cold. As the transmission warms up to operating temperature the shifts improve. Once moving the transmission shift is fine. There are no fau...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40JX3
Hey guys, having some trouble with this little C class. vehicle cam in with po340, po341 codes for intake cam hall sensor. Checked connection and power and ground input to sensor and all was fine. replaced cam hall sensor which did not correct the problem, as ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0341
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBUF70JX4
Looking for some help / advice. We have this 04 E500 with a misfire in cylinder 8. replaced spark plugs and wires. switched coil packs around. smoke checked intake. ok. found injector not working. replace #8 injector. checked fuel pressure. pressure was errati...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29MOY
Car barely starts/idles/runs, will start up and idle high and smooth for 1-10 seconds, then drops to 4-500rpm. No power in gear, was able to get runnability back by unplugging the air flow meter. Still runs in throttle limp mode, smooth but only barely opens t... Trouble codes: P0343, P1639 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1/2 range), P0118 (ECT high input), P0420 (Catalytic efficiency), P1128 (bank 1 lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Light/Buzzer VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
WE REPLACED TURBO , AIR INJECTION PUMP, pulled and replaced engine with battery being disconnected for 2 weeks AND NOW HAVE AN OIL LIGHT/BUZZER SOUND COMING ON AFTER 5 MINUTES OF RUN TIME . OIL PRESSURE COLD 25 PSI /OIL PRESSURE WARM AND DRIVING IS 50 PSI , NE...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWNJ31K96
Dear Members, This 2006 VW 2.0T Jetta has 111,800 Km on. It has loud tapping noise while engine is running. The customer drove on highway for 4 hours, and 4 hours back home. He drove 130-140 km/h of high speed,and he said that he regularly drove 4-5 hours lon...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAULC68E32
Finally figured it out!! We pulled the computer out and found antifreeze in the connector, we then disconnected the coolant sensor and sure enough, it was leaking coolant through the sensors, crawling up the wires and in to the computer. We had 16 codes and no... Trouble codes: 16396 (Bank 1 cam A intake advance setpoint not reached), 16705 (Engine speed sensor implausible signal), 16684 (multi cylinder misfire), 17705 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve), 16490 (MAP sensor implausible signal).
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBADT63413
Going to replace the pcv and hoses as suggested. Going to replace the spark plugs. Going to make sure the oil level is proper. Going to advise the customer how to interperate the oil level on the dipstick. Going to conduct an oil consumption test from this poi...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJKW1740P
Sorry everyone. I have admitted defeat. Feel like I let everyone who posted down. Told customer to take it to my competition. About killed me but now I'll know if they really are smarter than me ;). He promised to let me know what fixes it so I'll try to repos...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALMF15416
The low coolant message cured by replacing the coolant bottle assy which had a sensor in it.Although the message center said suspension error, there were no codes. However my scan tool- AE -gave data info. It looked like the right rear height sensor was readin...
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