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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D31
Hi everybody, best regards, i got this vehicle coming in, because a misfire customer said the car did the misfire one or to times before got it all the time, so i started checking for fuel pressure and it was fine, then i opened the spark plugs and what i foun... Trouble codes: 17862 (Exhaust gas temp sensor short to ground p1454), 17521 (O2 Sensor B1 S1 internal resistance P1113), 17532 (O2 Sensor B1 S1 internal resistance P1131), 16684 (Random multiple misfire P300), P0302, P0305
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33443
This car just showed up, towed in on the hook. Customer stated that the car has been sitting for quite some time and the last shop she had it at said it needed a engine. They were also told at another shop that an exhaust lifter was broken. There are no mechan... Trouble codes: P174, P1343 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 1 fuel cut off), P1345 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 2 fuel cut off), P1347 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 3 fuel cut off), P1349 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 4 fuel cut off), P1351 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 5 fuel cut off)
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2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L seat belt warning light VIN: 4USBT335X4
this vehicle came from a used car lot it had a srs light on with the code 93E7 under voltage we was able to reset light, but the seat belt warning light will not go out with both seat belts latched no other code were present and has not returned. the car lot c...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L long crank VIN: 5UXFA13544
Hello fellow techs, I've got a bimmer here giving me a headache car first came in with a long cank when hot after sitting for awhile so we did a fuel pressure test saw the pressure would drop down to 0 psi after about 90 min of sitting so we did a fuel pump an...
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2006 Jaguar S-Type VDP Edition 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01B76
need help from u jaguar techs , car came in with motor light on , codes are p0171,p0174,p050b, and p2105. i am suspecting a bad mass airlow or a vacum leak causing lean codes. but my main concern is the other 2 codes. i dont have any info on any one of them an... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P050B, P2105
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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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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E34
I have this Mercedes in. Code P203D. According to Shopkey maximum variation of cam to crank. It says to check timing. I have never opened up one of these engines and don't think I want to. HAs antbody run across this before and fixed it. If my information is c... Trouble codes: P203D
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Alternator VIN: WDBSK75F45
Replace new alternator is charging direct at alternator but i keep getting the battery symbol on the left of the instrument cluster and visit workshop on right. A few seconds and alternator/battery light comes on the right side
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWHD81H5T
The Car will die going down the road under any condition and will die just idling at times. It takes a few minutes once it dies to restart. When it will not start it kinda fires for a second then will just crank. The engine sounds good when it is cranking over... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle Position senor circuit A), P1544 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal too high), 17908 (Fuel pump relay)
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Unknown
I have this VW with an intermittent po652 which is implausible signal. The trans shifts fine and after a couple of days it will not shift and records the po652. There is not only no trouble tree for this there is no correct transmission sensor location in Alld...
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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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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
2002 Volvo S60 B5244S VIN [...] Mileage 152,877 We have a new customer that came to us from another repair shop. Has owned this car for two years. Has been ok. until about 6 months ago when the CEL came on. First two shops said it was not a proble...
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Evap system VIN: WAUEF78E17
Thanks for everyones input. Purge valve fixed concern. In high insight a leaky purge valve sounds simple to diagnose and should be but...what I found was a purge valve that held pressure fine with the engine off and performing my leak test at the LDP line to ...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABS33492
after a much closer diagnosis, I was able to do pin out testing at the EGS unit with the autologic. The only thing that actually worked in the EGS at that point was activation of the reverse lights. I haven't had a module fail in this manner yet, and it almost...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53433
Thanks for all the replies. This fix was simply replacing the fuel pump. It's a little unusual to see one of these pumps fail in this way, I normally see them completely in-op. With the new fuel pump, pressure was back up to 3.5 Bar. Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 Lean), P0174 (B2 Lean).
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L power assist VIN: SALPV1243T
As I suspected, it was the pressure switch, bu nice to have confirmation of common failure. I found a place that sells reman switches for $400. and am waiting on customer's decision. Thank you to everybody that replied.
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Tailgate window
Thank you for all of the responses. I think the problem is the CCU. I am waiting for approval, so I can't say for sure if it is the fix. I will share that information if or when it is repaired.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2V
Well, we had some fun with this one! Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Christopher suggested purge valve or distorted air filter. A stuck purge valve would affect idle adaptation more than part load, and give an evap code. Distorted air filter is a good... Trouble codes: P133, PP013, P140.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Fuel guage VIN: 4JGAB57E34
Thank you all for the responses. I have ordered an instrument cluster and will respond with results after installation. Mark [...]
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L exhaust VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
thanks for the replies. the exhaust does have a bunch of oil in it and the impeller has some play. i was thinking turbo, but thought the smoke would smell more like burning oil. thanks again!
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L starter/windows/interior lamps VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
Hello and thank you all for your help. I took this job over from the assigned Tech. Let me just say I am not pleased with him. I printed out wiring diagrams and tested for power and ground to the comfort module which is located in the dash panel. I was lacking...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No power VIN: 3VWSP69M51
thanks to all that replied. I closed each cylinder and used a piece of wood. Car now runs fine and customer happy. Thanks again IATN.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Brakes Dragging VIN: 3VWSK69M94
Thank you all for the prompt replies. I installed a new master cylinder and brake booster.Flushed system. The brakes no longer hang up.Thank you for the great tips. This car is fixed.
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L speedo VIN: YV1LW5549W
Thanks to everyone that replied, the client will not be repairing this car.
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L drive belt VIN: YV1VW2554Y
got a new alternator in the car with a good clutch on it and the noise is gone. thank you again for all the replies.
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