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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Bleeding New ABS Unit VIN: WAUD199999
Had an ABS module that was loosing communication after 1 min of driving, only code present was brake pressure sensor. Replaced ABS unit with used from Shokan (Audi only recycler)and went together fine. Entered login, recoded, set steering angle sensor NO PROB...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
engine will not rev up. All data has no trouble tree it says manufacture won't give it yada yada yada, I am confused here, it has a throttle pedal cable that appears to be going to a throttle body (cant see down there) but yet looking at the code decriptions i... Trouble codes: 169 (Throttle valve system switched off), 112 (throttle valve pontentiometer), 117 (pedal travel signals in consistent), 211 (idle speed actuator mechanical jammed)
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L sec air,evap,Ho2 VIN: WBAAW33401
Need the BMW gurus for this one! This BMW came in for a emissions test! it Failed due to "Too many monitors not set! this happen 12/10 we looked it over and told the customer to perform car drive cycle! They've put bout 10k miles and the same three monitors wi...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L turn signals VIN: WDBJF20F3T
Hi guys. This merc has a turnsignal issue that the lights dont blink. I have spent considerable time tryting to track things down and realize it doesnt have a simple flasher. At the moment it works 100 percent of the time but at times it doesnt flash. Can anyo...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Surge, shudder VIN: WDBRF64J73
When driving down the road on acceleration only (under slight load), there is a shuddering type sensation that comes and goes, it almost feels like going over railroad tracks.There is a slight surge felt at times. No codes in the PCM or ESP modules.No missfire...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Door locks VIN: WDBNG84J34
I have a problem with the door locks on this Mercedes. The drivers door is the only door that unlocks, either with the remote or the button in the car. The exterior lights do flash when the remote is pressed. The door, however, does not lock with either, only ...
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1973 Porsche 911 T 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 9113110439
I did a 500 mile service, valve adjust, check tune, and oil change. Oil changed with 20/50 Castrol GTX recommended by rebuilder. When car is started the oil warning light is on and the gauge is showing 50 psi cold or 30 psi warm. Light stays on until you rev e...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Drive-axles VIN: WVWMA63B9X
Customer came in with a vibration concern. The vibration occurs at a cruising speed the most. Under hard acceleration the vibration goes away. We have replaced the right front axle due to seeing excessive movement from the axle. The concern did get a little be...
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2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1SW61T24
Its a 04 v70 non-turbo with a surge on wide open throttle, going up hill. When driving car going up a steep hill, the car is kind of gutless being a non turbo, so you really have to have a wide open throttle. The car accelerates normally until it gets to about...
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2000 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH64B3Y
THANK YOU FOR THE REPLIES, THANKS TO JAKE FOR THE TRIM ARTICLE. FOUND NEW DEALER OXYGEN SENSOR WAS THE PROBLEM. SWITCHED OLD GOOD BANK 1 SENSOR TO BANK 2 AND REPLACED THE NEW SENSOR WITH ANOTHER NEW ONE. FUEL TRIMS PERFECT AND EVEN BANK 1 AND 2. NO CHECK ENGIN... Trouble codes: P0150 (Oxygen sensor b ii s i malfunction i circuit), P1138 (Fuel trim bank ii system too lean inter).
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC58E02
Well after doing the repairs and replacing the blown fuses and still having the problem. I did more rechecks and I found another wire that was chaffed. Anyway vehicle is fixed ECM is good and no damage. Looks like the customer got lucky. Thanks everyone for yo... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air flow circ low input), P1425 (Shrt to grd canister purge regulator valve), P1435 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection pump), P1421 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection valve), P1289 (Shrt to grd recirculating vale for turbo).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28EXS
Well its just as Don from Alabama put it, i do not have a monthly plan with iatn so i am unable to view the fix database, which is why i asked. as customer requested i replaced the oxygen sensor with no change and preformed a balence test on the injectors usin... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Starting VIN: WPOCB29831
Thanks for the help guys- the key had lost its programming- nothing we did! Dealer reprogrammed- all is well. Greg and crew
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB5154L
Well, I guess the first car back from vacation being a 90 Ugly Cabriolet that everyone and his brother has attempted to work on did not get my careful attention. I did go through and clean all the grounds, however, the problem was much more basic than that. ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L A/C compressor wont engage VIN: WVWWH63B92
Thanks for the reply. we got lucky and a similar passat arrived in our shop.after performing numerous CAN tests and looking at wave forms and swapping cluster and climate control etc we tried the comfort control module located under the driver seat floor area....
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