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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D3X
Vehicle came in with rough running complaint with the MIL light on, retrieved 8 codes, the P0154 as well as several missfire codes P0300, P0301, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308 and an couple of evap leak codes. Found B2S1 O2 sensor stuck at about 500mv. checked plu... Trouble codes: P0154 (H02 no activity B2S1), P0300 (random miss)
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Chain guide VIN: WBAGG834X1
I have this BMW 740i it came in with a loud ticking noise from the front of the engine I pulled a valve cove and the center chain guide looks like it threw the shoe off. My question is if I buy the cam locking and crank locking tools Can I replace the chain gu...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVD135X6
Thanks to all of you that take the time to read my help request. I have very limited experience with Bimmer's. I am thinking that I need to replace both camshaft sensors, but I am not sure why or if they actually are at fault here. It just seems strange to me ... Trouble codes: P0344 (Camshaft pos. Snsr. A intermittant b1), P0349 (Camshaft pos. Snsr b intermittant b1), P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire)
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil FIlter Stand VIN: WBAVB33536
I am attempting to replace the gasket on the oil filter housing. I was wondering if I need to remove the intake to gain access to the bolt that is under it, or will I have enough room to snake the bolt out? Thanks for the help in advance.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1244T
Hello all you European gurus. I had this jaguar towed in today after it would not start. We are the second shop to work on this beauty and would love to fix it right for the customer THE FIRST TIME! When the car starts it runs great but it will sometimes just ...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE25416
I hate Land Rover. Over night the RR bleeds down to the tune of 1.5 inches. I am using a Launch scan tool. Three of the 4 sensors read approx. 2.0 volts, the right rear read 1.7 volts WHILE the vehicle was level. I cycled it through raised, lowered, and norm...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBCA24DOJ
cannot adjust fuel idle mixture was adjusted by socalled mechanic i told him the car was running rich was told could be fix by adjusting idle air mixture screw thru top of air filter housing after he adjusted it ran poorly stalling after every stop i tried to ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E6M
Hello all, I used to think this was a pretty cool old car now I may change my mind. I could use some direction. This car entered my life with a bad crank sensor. Diagnosed it replaced ok. Ran always ran pretty well be always had a little stumble at idle. Ab... Trouble codes: 7 (It has been said this code related to the crank sensor however I could use some clarity on this)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVL81H0V
This Jetta is a family members car, otherwise it would have gone to VW or someone that repairs these! I dont have software for my scan tool to talk to this car. It cranks, has good ign spark, has inj pulse,compression at 140psi across the board. Timming belt l...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Fan Control 1 VIN: WVGZG77L95
Vehicle came in with the #1 drivers side fan running with the key out of the ignition. The fan did go off after running for about 10 min. It had code 18067 or P0692. P0692 is fan control 1 Short to Plus. Found no history in IATN or Identifix related to this co...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
i have a regular customers volvo hear that has set a p0422 cat efficiency code. it has always been my experience that if the only code is a cat code the cat is bad. i have replaced the cat with what looked like a quality bosal cat twice now and the code keeps ... Trouble codes: P0422
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Suspension VIN: WBAGD8327P
only two responses-but both were helpful-thanks, we found the camber sensor on r/r control arm. disconnected electrically-same message, remove push-rod and leave in "centre" position-same message. eventually found diagram in all-data, under cluster/check contr...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L drivers door lock VIN: WBAVB33556
thank you for all your replies and suggestions.I try them all.so I order the lock actuator from bmw a for the life of me i could not figure where to drill as it has been redesigned i wonder why!!.so i remove the screw on the inside and with flat blade screw dr...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L remote locking VIN: SALAA25445
All the replies were right on the money.their was a break in the green/white feed wire to the RF receiver.We have been getting a lot more rain than normal in california this year and the sunroof drains were plugged on this truck it soaked the passenger side fl...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF74J6Y
I wish to thank everyone for their replies. I discussed them with the owner and he decided to take it to the Dealer when he returned home from vacation. Again, thank you to everyone. Trouble codes: P0300 (Ramdom misfire), P0305 (Misfire 5 cyl), P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl), P0307 (Misfire 7 cyl).
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L battery VIN: YV1LS5546T
I COULD NOT DUPLICATE CONCERN IN THE SHOP. I REPLACED THE FAN CONTROL RELAY THAT SITS OVER THE RADIATOR AND GAVE VEHICLE BACK TO THE CUSTOMER. I WILL UPDATE POST IF I FIND ANYTHING ELSE. THANKS TO THE IATN MEMBERS THAT DID RESPOND.
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LS5340W
Thank you all for your time and info. Checked the valve timing and found the crank was off by 3 teeth. Also found out after the fact , the car was sitting outside all day when we had some -20 degree days, came out after work and car started hard then ran rough... Trouble codes: EF161, EF1, 455 (misfire cyl 5).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download problem VIN: YV1TS97D0X
Hallelujah this nightmare is fixed and gone. I got several suggestions on engine swap, wrong part #, none matching vins. None of these were the case with this vehicle.Mike from Texas thought that the problem might be at Volvos end (which it turned out to be)... Trouble codes: ECM91, ECM90, ECM91.
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