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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Shift Interlock VIN: WAULT68E92
Hi, Vehicle came in with the complaint of not being able to shift out of park. Performed scan test, code P1763 stored. Cleared codes and P1762 came back. Scan data shows proper operation of brake switch input. Interlock solenoid energizes and deenergizes when ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGH83491
Hello BMW techs,this is my frend car he just brings in yesterday.He said just happened this morning car ran flawlessly except a cloud smoke during start up,ran a while and no more smoke and parking a while come back start it up a cloud smoke come out.I just op...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Radio VIN: 4USBT53433
Dear Bmw firends, here his another trial and error repair. The radio works great, however if set on any memory station it "losses" the signal and displays: 'MODE OFF" 'DISABLED' and sound goes away, if you press another station radio works again for a little ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1240W
This jaguar will just stall while driving down the road. It will restart right away. We have scanned for codes & found none. We monitored fuel pressure while driving and fuel pressure remains constant even when engine stalls. We have read some of the other pos...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Noise, codes VIN: SAJDA03NX2
Vehicle came in initially for running rough at idle and misfiring. I heard a vacuum leak but could not pinpoint it. Smoked intake, and found a leak at lower intake gaskets, upper diverter valve o-ring, and somewhere under all the intakes but couldn't pinpoint ... Trouble codes: P1383 (Vvt over-retarded bank 1), P1388 (Vvt over-retarded bank 2)
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTW12451
Coolant leak at timing cover/block area, water pump attaches to timing cover and feeds coolant through timing cover-the gasket at the block to timing cover is leaking, need to know how dificult and do you req replacing oil pan gasket, etc. Any help appreciated...
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1982 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0L wire connect VIN: WPOAA0937C
I'm hoping that someone can help me, I had a helper working on this car and the helper pulled a connector off. But the connector fell apart and now I have 6 wires that came out of the holder. I've looked through my diagrams, called the dealer (still waiting th...
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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L air bags VIN: WVWCB515XN
replaced voltage stabilizer for instrument cluster, vehicle was started and moved before cluster was reinstalled - now air bag indicators are on - Pre OBDII, have no access to VAG or Baum scan tool, found a procedure on line where shorting two terminals on the...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1TS94D81
Hi Guys This car warms up normally about half way then when you rev it up it stalls. no codes. It has a little high LTFT. After that it just stalls allot or barely runs. I'm thinking throttle valve but I wanted to look at it in action. I removed the intake tu...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1R561T04
Hello all. This car has been a ongoing issue for years. You will come out to car and will start then die like fuel pump not powered up. Always will have communication codes. I have never had an actual duplication. I tested can network 3 weeks ago when was not ...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Comfort Entry Access VIN: WBAHN83566
Thanks for all the replies and most was dead on. The problem was the drivers door handle. Seems like BMW has issues with the sensor inside the handle. Replaced handle and drivers door unlocks automatically with key on person as should. Ordered handle from deal...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J02
the fix on this was to monitor the lamba using the star and looking at the graph it shown that the converter both was failing replace with oem fix the failure also the ignition wires.thanks for all the replys Trouble codes: P0221, P0442, P0432.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L driver door lock acuator VIN: WDBUF70J54
wow I could not believe the fix for this one, but you guys nailed it. I always would test actuators and regulators before I put everything back together just in case of a part defect. well today I found out that the plastic cover around latch needs to be on, a...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Steering VIN: WDBRF92J46
Thanks to all who replied we contacted our closest Mercedes Dealer and there is a recall on some of these t cases. They are going to look after our customer who is quite happy. As for the stiff steering, upon talking to the customer I believe the T case shudde...
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L ign switch faulty VIN: WP1AB29P86
We have been on the right track, the problem was the "signal wire" e.g. ground wire from Kessy Terminal A58 to Voltage relay (15) above battery Term. A4 (brown/red) * Wire is somewhere broken, therfore we wired a new one in and all is good. We got real confus...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stop Engine Now Light VIN: WVWAC63B01
Thank you everyone for all your help. Some of you mentioned the oil pressure regulator sticks in housing and some of you said to use the OEM oil and filter. Well both of you were correct. Since the dealer a year earlier had replaced the oil pump pickup tube, I...
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