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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L no acceleration VIN: WAUCB28DXW
I have this A4 that feels dogish like it is'nt getting any boost. I posted on this problem previous to swaping another motor in it. I swaped the motor because it blew a rod out the side. It is the same turbo when I swaped the motor I spun it and seemed to spin... Trouble codes: 1548 (wastegate n75 valve), 1559 (Idle speed/ throttle adaptation problem)
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHD6313M
This thing has me baffled.I have been working on this car for 14 years.When the customer said it was skipping and according to my records it has been 75K since last tune up.We tuned it up.plugs,coil boots,fuel filter,throttle cleaning and smoked tested for vac...
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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE8326V
I have a problem with a 1997 BWM 318is 1.9. The vehicle was a no start and was towed in. Upon arrival I tried to start it and found it was flooded. Cleared the flood and the vehicle started, but the ses light was on with code 112. Scoped the cam sensor and it ... Trouble codes: 112 (camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L instrument cluster VIN: WBAAM3338X
We do not have the a BMW scanner so our ability to access info is limited. We do have a sensor in left wheel well that is missing and wires are exposed. we think cluster is in a lock out but not sure where to start. Any help is much appreciated Thank you
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1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L Oil VIN: ZFFRX42AXO
This vehicle has a bad engine oil leak coming from the front crank seal area. To fix it looks like the engine and transaxle will have to be removed from the vehicle. I am trying to find out if this is true. Also need to find proper way to check engine oil leve...
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2007 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L rear axles, diff, or drive shaft VIN: SAJWA01A87
when driving at 45 mph and above you feel and hear a vibration/growling noise from the rear of vehicle. replaced the tires and no change. on a lift you can hear most of the noise from the rear differential. there are no leaks and the drive shaft looks smooth a...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Compressor VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
A/c inop pulled codes via snap-on solus and retrieved code b1640 (airco compressor - a9 component or signal line error open circuit or short circuit) i can't find the proper wiring diagrams in mitchell to check the relay or fuse and then the connection at comp...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Battery VIN: WMWRE33482
Hi, We have this mini here that we have not been able to figure out.It has a 360 milliamp draw after the computer goes to sleep.I have disconnected fuses and found that there are 3 problem circuits. Fuse #24 64.8 Milliamp draw (alarm immobilizer) Fuse # 21 91...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE334X3
This mini is driving the owner nuts!as i stated in a previous post,the customer works in the parts business,so therefore she likes to buy her own parts and have me install them.she says the mini dealer says there is no vehicle speed sensor in the tranny,althou... Trouble codes: P0500
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L keys VIN: WP0CA2987V
this is the bosses car.he purchased it in the united states but we are located in canada. the keys were stolen, we cant get in and obviously cant get it started.(because we cant get in). 1st we need to find out how to get a key and secondly does it/can it come...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DD58HO1
General question as to what kind of can of worms I am going to open. This saab has had some oil leaks in the past. They have been no big deal. What I would like to know is now I have what looks like a leak from either the timing cover or the headgasket. Its on...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Battery went dead, replaced battery now i need radio code. I did call dealer two times they said they would call me back and they have not so i need some help. I did check by the spare tire, no code tag. The radio ser # is [...] the car vin is 3vwra81...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Mil Lamp VIN: 3VWED21C01
We removed the After market Radio and got Commucation but the Mil lamp is not working i need some insight into how the Ecm turns the Mil Light on. Isit by a single wire that the ECM pulls down to ground or isit the ecm turns on a voltage and if so what is the ...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Door Locks Cycle constantly VIN: WV2NB570X2
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this haunted Eurovan. The doorlocks will cycle lock and unlock constantly if the drivers door is open. When you close the door, they will stop in the locked position. You have to unlock the door with the key to let y...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L oil filter VIN: YV1CM59H94
Due to unusually high crankcase vacuum, -.75kPa and the carbon particulate in the oil filter, I suggested a breather system overhaul. Removed intake manifold, unscrewing that damn 'regulating hollow screw' (RHS) on RH underside of manifold. I didn't realize th...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA33E8T
changed the coils, number 6 and 3 coil was no good, wasnt putting out enough volts, thanks for all you help.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Control Arms VIN: WDBNG70J76
Thank you all very much for your responses. The suspension came apart with no difficulty and the struts did not appear to extend any more than with suspension at full drop. Everything went back together without a hitch and the customer is happy that his squeak...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Rear SAM VIN: WDCBB86E76
Considering after assembling the new "uncoded" rear SAM all functions worked normally I assumed the risk of delivering car to client without sending it to dealer to code. Two weeks after car is still ok! No concerns at all. Its a mistery case for me, con...
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2005 Peugeot 307 2.0L Hesitation VIN: VF33CFRNE8
WELL GUYS THIS ONE WAS WEIRD. AFTER CHECKING & TRYING EVERYTHING WE WENT BACK TO BASIC'S. I COMPLETELY EMPTIED THE FUEL TANK AND PUT PREMIUM 98 OCTANE FUEL IN THE SYSTEM. RECALIBRATED THE THROTTLE BODY. PROBLEM FIXED. MY ONLY CONCLUSION WAS THAT BECAUSE THE FU...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Power windows (driver side) VIN: YS3FB49S93
Ok car is fixed, "module" programmed. This switch isnt just a switch but is a "driver door module". Thanks for all the help.
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T13
It was the Fuel pump controller. I took it apart and found a faulty solder and repaired it. Now the car runs without any problems. Thanks Bill
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