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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B41
The code that set the check engine lihgt was P1113. My question is will the code for the exhaust temp sensor P1457, turn on the cel after I replace the 02s. Also how do you replace the left exhaust sensor? I can't even see it! Alldata does not list the proceed... Trouble codes: P1457, P1113, P1131
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Timing Chains VIN: WAUPL68E04
We are getting ready to installing timing chains and tensioners in this Audi S4 with 4.2 engine and automatic transmission. Dealer recommends using a platform to hold engine and trans. Has anyone removed without the platform. What other special tools are neede...
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUPL68E04
Customer complains the vehicle goes into limp mode. Vehicle presented with multiple codes including those listed as well as multiple misfire codes and fuel trim codes. Cleared and test drove, throttle body codes returned. Replaced throttle body, adapted and te... Trouble codes: P1543 (Throttle valve sensor signal too low sporadic), P1172 (Throttle valve position sensor signal too low), P1630 (Accelerator pedal position sensor signal too low), P0507 (Idle control system rpm higher than expected)
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCJ332XV
no start. determined dme module is at fault. no communication with current dme. my question is i have never replaced one of these before what is my procedure if i cant communicate with current dme to code a used one?
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5340Y
Vehicle came in with service engine soon light coming on at highway speeds. Codes P1188 and P1189 stored. I looked in Alldata and Mitchell for diagnostic charts but there is nothing on these codes. It did say it had something to do with the up-stream oxygen se... Trouble codes: P1188 (B1 s1), P1189 (B1 s2)
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L CMP Sen. code VIN: WBABS53492
Vehicle OBDII MIL light lit with code PO365- is this an intake or exhaust cam position sensor fault? I tried to remove electrical connector from exhaust cmp sen. - I got connector to move a little in and out, but could not get it to unlatch; wanted to test thr...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Level control VIN: 5UXFB33513
Customer stated the leveling system was inop. Confirmed and read diagnostic codes. Only code was for a compressor temp high. No leaks in system found, and while inspecting the vehicle battery went dead. Charged overnight and then had only a new code for CAN BU...
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Improper Shifting VIN: WBABD334X4
The customer brought this to me. They had it at BMW and BMW put a shifter assembly in it which did not fix it. According to BMW it is a wiring issue. I cannot find any good diagrams or anything to check the wiring. I dont know if its just me or if ALLData just...
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2008 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i 3.0L Scan tool communication. VIN: 4USBU33538
Good afternoon fellow techs. This vehicle came to me via a friend's shop. the customer complaint is that the ABS, brake, brake pad warning, TPMS and DSC lights are illuminated. The car had an aftermarket radio installed about 3 years ago. The car runs and driv...
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2008 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: SAJWA71B78
Hi there, car has vibration from rear at 50-70 mph, not bad, but very rough for a high end car, I have looked over and all appears straight, I feel its an axle shaft c.v. joint wobble, hoping someone has experienced similar condiation. thanks in advance. Brian...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1242T
The car starts great (since I replaced the fuel pump), but has limited or no acceleration. When accelerating, it either goes to 2000 rpm and misfires and backfires like crazy or just misfires and backfires and dies... DTC code P1313 and P1314 for misfires dam...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L eis VIN: WDBLJ74G71
Ignition switch wont turn, have power to EIS have power to steering lock, all fuses good, key fob led lights, doors and trunk operate normally, did buy an additional key per customer request , does same thing, no (whooshing sound) of steering lock when key is ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, Immobilizer flash VIN: 3VWCP21C91
Help! This TDI Beetle starts and stalls after 1 second and the immobilizer light is flashing. my scanner will not communicate with this car (Snap on Solace). So I bit the bullet and purchased a Vag-Com VCDS scanner. It will communicate with ABS, Airbags, Centr... Trouble codes: P1570
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
Thanks in advance for any help recieved. Car was towed in a no start. Starts for several seconds and stalls. Fuel flow seems ok.4 oz in one key cycle. Tried unpluging mas and starting. No change. will not start on starting fluid. Code p0321 was in memory when ... Trouble codes: P0321
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Tranmission VIN: 3VWRG71K75
Customer came in with the complaint of vehicle not accelerating, intermittently. Test drove and was fine so recommended Trans service. Customer came back for the same problem 2 days later. Test drove again and 5 mins into the test drive came to a red light. Wh...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L compressor
Hi everyone..I need some advice in this ...First we dont work in volks because the lack of tools and information ,But this is a relative of our service manager.We install ,compresor,(rebuilt),the valve,evacuate and recharge the sistem..(1.3 lbs.and 4 ounces of...
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBSBL93461
Well thank you all for the help on this one I am going to be getting it back soon and I will update you all on what I find. I sent the car to the dealer and they did not fix it either. The told the customer that since there was no check engine light on to come...
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L Opening / Closing VIN: WBSBR93474
We did switch out the module with a known good module out of another car we had here with no luck, but we were able to confirm the module was in fact good. After further investigation we found a relay for the system and changed it out...bingo that was it and t...
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L Steering VIN: WBANU53568
Thank you guys again. Scratching head last night after a few beers,I came in this morning and checked replies.Scott hit it on the head.The arrows wern't lined up,must have spun when connecting wires.Lost alot of time on this but it's fixed.Now i can have beers...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
HELLO MY REPLIES WERE TO CHECK AND OR REPLACE THE AIR MASS METER AND OR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR SWITCH. WE REPLACED BOTH BUT NO IMPROVMENT, WITH SOME MANY WIRES RIPPED OPEN IN FRONT PASSENGER WHEEL WELL WE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE COMPUTER IN THE C... Trouble codes: P1580 (testing and results).
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 2.8L Transmission shift VIN: 1090161200
Per a suggestion from a member, we removed the spacer between modulator and transmission, topped off fluids and test drove. Shift points were firm and no further slippage or flare. Thanks to all for their assistance.
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WMWRE33455
A big thank you for your input. What we found was the aftermarket RF upper engine mount was allowing the engine torque (hard accel) to short the coil harness against the coolant reservoir tank which is also aftermarket (aluminum) -causing stall by popping the ... Trouble codes: P1692 (Electronic throttle monitor), P0335 (Ckp sensor circuit malf), P1693 (Electronic throttle monitor), P0562 (Supply voltage low).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Transmission VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Hey Guys, After all is said & done we wound up digging into this tranny. The shifting mechanism is rather complex & convoluted to say the least. The tranny oil showed quite a bit of gear "chowder", that gray past that forms on the bottom of the case and that...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Runs hot VIN: WVWRH63B22
CUSTOMER HAS DECEIDED THAT THIS MONEY PIT IS BEING TRADED IN AS IS. MOST IATN REPLIES WERE CENTERED ON THE WATER PUMP IMPELLER PROBLEM, NEEDING TO REPLACE WATER PUMP WHEN THERE IS NO COOLANT CIRCULATION. MAIN TEWST SEEMS TO BE WHEN CAR IS RUNNING THE HEATER WI...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSG71K95
Thank you one and all, she is fixed and down the road. Next one we do (and we know more are coming) will get everything involved with the upper chain to include the variable timing adjuster and the controller. After the initial upper chain replacement we repla...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L speedometer VIN: YV1LW5543V
Sorry but no help on this one. I sent the unit to bba reman and still have the same trouble. I can connect with the key on engine off but as soon as engine is started I loose connection with the unit.I have to close this post because of time limit but if I lea...
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