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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Car came with intermitant misfire seems worse cold but will act up hot also. Swapped good coil from another car and problem seamed good put old coil back in to verify and #4 misfire came back right away. Put new coil in drove car and all was fine . Customer pi... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire)
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L rotational rate sensor VIN: TRUUT28N01
cleared codes (same code 1)circuit failuer 2)implausable signal) and they came back instantly , re-cleared and they don't come back until driven , wiring tests good from RSS to hyd control , don't want to change the sensor unless I'm sure it's bad , But I can'...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Lifter VIN: WBADT43442
Wellllll customer came in for small coolant leak. Repaired leak but noticed lifter noise too. Did oil change with 5w30 syn valvoline. Also put a pint of lubro molly part# 2009. Noise still there. Noise comes and goes. Can sit at idle and sound like a horse tro...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L lights VIN: WBADD62090
hi guys bmw no illumination on steering wheel controls,no faults found in any modules,lkm ect or cluster,all other dash console lights work and can be dimmed,all controls work ie radio cruise have swapped in a new air bag ass with conrols still nothing horn wo...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Transmission VIN: WBANA73504
This car came in with engine light on plus transmission fault showing on display screen. Road tested found car to be set in one gear only. Scanned with generic found code po700 plus code p17e5 has any one seen this before and could some one please tell me what...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2748V
Ok guys, at idle this thing doesnt run very well at all. Bank 2 fuel trim is -19%, short term. Bank 1 is 0%. Bring it up to 1500 rpm and Bank 1 goes to -3 and bank 2 goes to +4%. I pulled the left valve cover and did not find anthing that was obviously amiss. ... Trouble codes: P0174
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WBD3563343
Hi all, Ive had this one for a while now. car ran fine according to owner until another shop tried to repair or Jerry rig the ac compressor to make the ac work. Melted and shorted wires everywhere. Well it had about 12 codes when it came in, I repaired all wir...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L engine removal VIN: WP1AA29P14
Hello.I have to do a timing chain on this six cylinder Cayenne,and I have a question on engine removal.According to the manual it wants you to remove engine and transaxle assembly from underneath,but looking at it with all of the covers removed it looks like t...
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1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L maint req. lite. VIN: SCALA61E0X
hi all,got this rolls and cant figure out how to turn off the maintance requierd lite. had a coolant leak,fixed that. had a bad o2 sensor,fixed that.cleared codes with snap on scanner.serviced car.could any one tell me if i can and or how to reset maint. lite....
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temp warning lite VIN: 3VWSA81H4V
Customer now states that the warning lite comes on and flashes but the gauge is reading fine and no steam coming out. all fuses are fine and I have not been able to duplicate the issue. Thanks in advance for any help
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L abs VIN: YV1TS91D12
This 02 S80 intermittently applies the brakes while going down the road, sometimes while braking, sometimes while accelerating, and sometimes when I don't even have my foot on the brake pedal or accelerator. I watched all 4 speed sensor signals on the Launch, ...
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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Misfire VIN: WBSCM9332X
Just diagnosed this thing before lunch, and the lesson is: DON'T BYPASS BASIC TESTING BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU'RE SMART. I ran a compression test, even though cylinder 6 only had 8% leakdown. Compression numbers were as follows: 120/165/165/170/95/90 from 1-6... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0?.
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93474
The customer elected to take the vehicle before any further diagnostics could be performed. They have not been back yet. The last I heard, it was the the dealership, and they also could not locate a leak. We replaced the gas cap as a first measure, I forgot to... Trouble codes: 180 (Tank leak detected - minor), B04, P0456 (Tank leak detected - minor).
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAEH73445
first id like to thank all the iatn members for there help the problem was we have to change bolt valvetranic and the problem was solved again thank you very much
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Noise, codes VIN: SAJDA03NX2
Thank you all for your replies. I checked the resistance on each solenoid and the resistance check the same on each around 9.2 ohms. I changed the oil as some suggested. The codes still set after a couple test drives. Gave the customer some options to repai... Trouble codes: P1383 (Vvt over-retarded bank 1), P1388 (Vvt over-retarded bank 2).
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L ABS operation VIN: SALPV1240W
Hello guys. Finally got this thing fixed. Unfortunatly we had recieved a bad pressure switch from the first salvage yard. Got another known good switch and pump runs as soon as the key is on. Properly bled system, had alot of air in it also. The 3 Amigos ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBEB31E4S
Bruce from North Carolina suggested the blue temp sensor and that seemed to make sense. We got one from a German parts importer and installed it this morning and the A/C works great. Thanks to all those who replied
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Abc Suspension VIN: WDBNG73J72
Thanks everybody who respond .I tried rodeo and other tests for valvs etc.All test results are normal and it never leaked fluid again but intermittently abc light comes on for a second and disappear(on humps only).I do not want to start changing parts until I ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L ac system VIN: WVWAK93C16
Compressor was weak and coming apart. particles from same clogged the drier/filter causing restriction. New Compressor, drier, expansion valve and Flush solved the problem. Thanks to all who responded. Ted
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L evaporator? VIN: YV1RS59286
An aftermarket condenser had been installed on this car prior to arrival at my shop, it was apparently supplied with a drier and small "J" pipe attached to the drier. when connecting the liquid line fron the chassis to this "J" pipe the male like end of the ...
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