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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: TRUUC28N0Y
Clients complaint is engine has extended crank time before starting, after started cold engine chugs when applying throttle. (only when cold after sitting for about 6-8 hrs).the complaint was duplicated in shop. All fuel pressure readings are in specs. Key on ... Trouble codes: P0117 (Engine coolant temp sensor g62 too low intermittently)
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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L Coolant Fan VIN: WA1BV94L17
12 minutes after vehicle shut down, coolant fans turn on and remain on until battery is dead. causing no start.
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Evap system VIN: WAUEF78E17
Check engine light was on with code P0442 (minor EVAP leak)I performed a leak test with a smoke machine and calibrated flow guage and dont detect any leak. When I perform the "READINES" test using the VCDS it will always fail the EVAP test BUT sometimes it wil...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L cooling system VIN: WBAGF8322W
posting for a friend's shop. here we have a high mileage 7 series bmw that overheats. other shop replaced radiator, water pump, and thermostat. here's what she does: it'll run for 15 minutes or so, then start to overheat. overflow boils over. top radiator hose...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L starting VIN: WBAVD13516
Hello iatn, i am so thankful for insight from other skilled technicians. I have reached a point where i am stuck on this car and truly dont know what to do. this vehicle is one i purchased as a freshwater flood. it was flooded about 3 months ago. i know i know...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF11494
Car Came in with only P1171. Found a crack on top of bank one catalytic converter. Welded the crack, reset mil, checked trims and sent it out. Vehicle came back 2 days later with p1171 and p1174. When the car runs to warm up you hear a hum noise from engine on... Trouble codes: P1171, P1174
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Electronic VIN: 1070441206
need some help,this vehicle originally came in for the battery going dead every couple of days and erratic blower function.the hvac servo assy fixed both of those issues[rebuilt servo] we also replaced the amplifier,now we have no heat what so ever,there was n...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L hvac VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
vehicle will not communicate w/snap on modis so i cant get any codes. vehicle blows hot air all of the time. the temp knob is ok. we saw on a different post some one had a problem with the in car temp. sensor. we cannot find any tests for this any help would b...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65F9W
I have an intermittent no crank of the engine when in the starting position of the ignition switch. there is no power to the starter small wire when in the no crank. I found a bulletin # 13/00-2 for this problem. The tach does go high for about a second. The q...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L electric seat head rest VIN: WDBHA29G4W
customer complaint of switch that controls seat operation and head rest operation is inooperable. at one time customer pulled door panel and switch worked but now switch is completely inoperable. tech has removed door panel and checked connections and now is l...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L steerin g lock
this is a 203 series [...],have bought a used steering column to fit to it,but the ESL is locked need to know 2 things, 1 can i release steering lock through das,cannot get steering lock enable and start enable to say yes, is there a method to remove ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Unknown VIN: WDBWK56F75
Hello to all again. We have this SLK350 in with oil leak at back of head. We found bulletin on cam plugs leaking and have verified that is what is leaking. But alldata calls for only .8 hrs to replace, only we do not know how they come out with out removing va...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0CA2986W
We have a 98 Boxster here that failed the California smog inspection. Car is running to rich. No check engine light. No codes present. replaced MAF sensor. no better. found hose at fuel pressure regulator disconnected. reconnected. no better. checked fuel pres...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L exhaust VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
so if this thing idles for about 10 minutes a huge plume of white smoke comes out the tailpipe when ya give it throttle. the engine does not act funny and the smoke does not smell of oil or coolant, smells like freshly removed head bolts. stinks real bad. some...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L starter/windows/interior lamps VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
Hi all We have a 06/99 Jetta vr6 in here. It will not turn over. Seems starter interlock relay will not get ground signal from CCU. Remote locks don't work, windows won't function from any location, trunk and gas door and interior lights are all inop too. I ge...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L asr light abs VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Hello fellow techs, I have a problem child in my hands cant seem to figure out thanks in advance for any help. Well here it goes if u turn right on this car asr light (anti slip regulation) starts blinking car looses power i guess normal since its thinking ca...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 9BWFL61J74
Thanks in advance for the help/time. This Golf came to us in April 2009 with codes stored and engine ran rough untill it was shut off and restarted.Ran fine for us. Intermittent:17746 Cam Position open/short 17763,66,69,72 Ignition activation cyl 1,2,3,4 Ther... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Miss)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWST71K76
Hello I have jetta here that does not heat at an idle, the car has had a new water pump(unknown time) and I back flushed the core. At an idle there is no heat, bring it off idle to about 1800 and it blows great heat. Am I dealing with a flow problem here?
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L cam actuators VIN: YV1CZ59275
Hello all. I have a Volvo Xc 90 that had a drive belt failure due to a failed alternator decoupling pulley.Short story the drive belt broke and wound it's way around the crank pulley and jumped the timing belt and bent all valves. Head has been repaired and ba...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Differential VIN: TRUUT28N91
I'm sorry, I thought I closed this one...? We drained the fluid again. replaced the filter again. added fluid and now it is quiet. We used AUDI fluid and filters both time. Why it is quiet is still a mystery to me. BUT IT'S QUIET. thanks to all who took the t...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBSBF9326S
WELL GUYS WE HAD TO SEND THE AXLES TO A REBUILDER TO REASSEMBLE THEM PROPERLY! tHANKS FOR THE HELP, GREG AND CREW
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L Shift travel position VIN: WBSBL93462
Thanks to all who replied. This car had relay and pump replaced 3 years ago. I can say that based on the fact that the adaptation completed without difficulty, I ordered the position sensor on the back of the trans. After installation ran the adaptations again...
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2005 BMW 745i 4.4L Check Engine On VIN: WBAGL63535
Thanks for all replies I did get fix because customer never come back, but what I found when last time spoke with customer, Engine needed tune up, spark plugs was brown o ring at ceramic so compression leak found, but customer decline, to repair, I will update...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Door locks
Thanks to all whom replied; after looking at my past paperwork for the client I too had originally recommended for the customer to replace the driver's side lock/cylinder but well no reply from the customer and I think he is waiting for a miracle but I am read...
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2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L draw VIN: YS3EH49G56
THE TWICE ECU WAS THE CAUSE OF THE DRAW. THE DEALER REPLACED AND PROGRAMMEDIT- ALL IS WELL! GREG AND CREW
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
Removed ECU and check power and ground. found poor ground to pin 4 and 5 could not find where ground wire fitted so made new connection and problem solved. Thx All Frank Trouble codes: 17946 (Fuel Shutoff Solenoid N109 Open or Short to Ground), 17957 (Boost Pressure Controle Valve N75 Open Circuit / Short to Ground), 19561 (Valve for Intake Manifold Flap N239 Open or Short to Ground), 18027 (Glow Plug Relay J52 Open or Short to Ground), 17849 (EGR N18 short to ground).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Well, for the first diesel I've had to diagnose and repair ,this repair went rather well.The hard to start was inj. pump timing issue.I moved the timing until the engine both ran smooth and started easily with no check engine lights.Th3e proper tools would ha...
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1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L misfire VIN: YV1LV56D9X
thanks for all of the replies. those that talked about "vacuum leaks" did not read the post thoroughly. did cylinder leak down test and heard hissing through exhaust on #1 cylinder. have not tore down yet. customer declined to fix, so i bought car and will...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Inst. Cluster VIN: YV1CZ91H43
THANKS ALL, WE HAD THE CLUSTER SENT OUT TO BE REBUILT. REINSTALLED CLUSTER AND THE PROBLEM IS GONE... THANKS AGAIN FOR THE TIPS.
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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L horn VIN: YV1SZ59225
Customer opted out on fixing it. The only code found was CEM-9C03 antenna illumination. We reccomended new CEM. Thanks much for the help.
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