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2001 Audi A6 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WAUBH64B01
Hi, this car came in with check engine light on, misfiring on cylinders 1,2,3. The customer came from another shop for a second opinion, the other shop told him his timing belt was broken. Fault codes in the ECU are: 17927 (P1519) Camshaft adjustment; Bank 1...
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAK7406E
vehicle came in no start no fuel pressure did have power and ground to pump. pump looked like it had been sitting in cankered gas. now we have good fuel pressure but no ground to injectors we do have power. car will run on ether but no injector drive. we are n...
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1989 BMW 735i 3.5L Timing Chain
What could cause this to jump time? A bad tensioner?
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Safety VIN: WBADN6332X
hello to all out there iatn world hope all is good with everyone,if you read the repair info i put the code up there,on the passenger air bag there is 2 sides to this bag,if i unplug the other side of air bag i get a (code 07 ignition circuit 3 passenger stage...
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2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trunk latch VIN: WBABW33495
The car came in with the trunk not being able to shut. the latch would not catch at all (trying to do it with a screew driver also) so we replaced the latch. a week later same problem, so we Parts warr'd. it. now a month later, the problem came back for the gu...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: WBAVB13506
This BMW belongs to my son and has developed a slow oil leak.The entire belly pan was soaked as well as the left side of the engine from the middle down.He was told he needs a valve cover gasket but that is one of the few gaskets that is plain to see is not le...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heat VIN: SAJDA01PX1
This vehicle was brought to us with a concern for no heat. We checked the automatic temperature controls & we also flushed the heater. There is still no heat coming into the cabin. Any thoughts about this that would help us resolve this issue.
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7W
Customer complian car dies out while he's driving or when come to stop, install new fuel pump, new ignition casset new crank sgaft sensor & new purge valve, all parts are OEM , & still doing the same, any help will be greatly appreciated
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Smoke tested vehicle for vacuum leaks, none found. Removed cover to inspect hoses. OK. This vehicle is wrap like a tuna can. Replaced mass air flow meter with Bosch unit from World PAC...Customer took vehicle and came back after three weeks with same codes. Re... Trouble codes: P1137, P1143
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt
i have a 2003 jetta tdi that came in with a broken timing belt was wondering if anyone had a way to set up crank and cam and injection pump with out special tools alldata does not show timing marks on gears or block also was wondering if this is an interferenc...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mount VIN: WVWPD63BX4
This car came in with a viberation we first replaced the engine mounts and adjusted the front mount. The viberation was better but still there so we than replaced the trans mounts. After all that the viberation is not totaly gone. I need help with this one I d...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L hood latch VIN: WVWVD63B74
A party (not myself, TYJ) installed the hood latch cable end in a way that after a few operations it slipped out of its fork. The hood is latched shut and access through the grille is impossible because radiator and condenser are in the way; the only access is...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L brake pedal VIN: WAUDG74F56
Thanks for everyone's help on this one. we ended up replacing the vacuum pump on the front side of the engine and that fixed it. thanks again. Chris
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6329V
Thanks for the information, I will discuss the options with the customer as far as the timing chain replacement.
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJHX1742S
This one is not fixed yet. i learned, you got to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. It doesnt happen very often, but I threw in the towel on this one because I dont have the equipment. The customer is going to take it to the dealer to check the o2...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L low power VIN: WDBEB28E5N
well i went ahead and changed the fuel filters. This did help the car a good bit. It would now boost to about 10psi peak. Alldata seems to think it should peak at about 14psi. I can already see more stuff building up in clear 1st filter. So apparently yes...
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1957 Porsche 356A 1.6L lifters
There seemed to be a consensus that the cam and lifters could be re-used providing the cam was not worn and lifters not cupped. I probably should have elaborated on their condition but I tried to cut down on the verbage on such a long request. Although it ...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L prndl switch
Thanks for the all the help. The customer has declined further diagnosis at this time. It is such an intermittent thing that they will live with it until complete failure. I will update the fix once teh customer returns. Thanks again.
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V12
well after messing with this car for awhile it did not act up again. So it seems the maf did help although the numbers did not seem very different. If the car returns ill update. thanks for all who chimed in. Trouble codes: 16795 (secondary air incorrect flow), 16555 (sys to lean), 16486 (MAF input to low), 16500 (coolant temp malf.).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L14
Thanks to all for the replies, and especially Lloyd for the link he provided me. This car was purchased used and it looked as though someone had been tampering with wiring in the steering column. I had to repair a few wires, and was able to clear the code an... Trouble codes: 18104 (Implausible Messasge from Steering column controler).
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CN59226
Took the car to Volvo dealer and found that there are bcm codes that set the light on due to brake pressure sensors affecting stability control system.Fuel pump duty cycle at 48.7 percent with current pressure.Although the sensor has known problems was not the... Trouble codes: P0089.
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