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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: NAVBG34D1X
Hi all, this one came in on the hook. Customer said check engine light was flashing and it was running rough. I went out the next day and brought the car in and it was running like a top. I pulled codes and found about 25 codes mostly for misfires on all cylin... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBABB2304J
I hope you guys can help me. We did a head gasket job on this thing due to overheating. Customer stated it was hard starting even before head gasket job. Well the idle is rough and when you accelerate it cuts out. We noticed ecm control to fuel pump relay cuts...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBADD6321V
Hi folks. First of all, I 'd like to thanks for everybody whom spend valuable time for me. Here 97 Bmw 528i giving me headache, misfiring only when cold start about 4-5 minutes, after that runs perfect all day. Most time It doesn't set code, but sometime, like... Trouble codes: P0304
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: WBABW33424
The Customer brought this vehicle because he would leave the car at home and the top would randomly go down. It has been here a few days and the windows will go down by themselves. Has anyone experienced a vehicle with these problems. What should I be looking ...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Bcm? VIN: SALMH11494
High steering effort during low speed maneuvers, dealer said BCM needs to be replaced. This car came to me from a new customer who got a $15,000 dollar estimate from dealer to fix various items on the car, one of the concerns was hard to steer in parking lots,...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no kick down VIN: WDBEA66E8S
No kick down or passing gear. No power to kickdown vavle on transmission, no power to kickdown switch under gas pedal. Cannot find a proper wire diagram to find where the switch gets it's 12 volts from. Any help would be great. Thanks.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Mil Light VIN: WDBUH82J94
Customer had stated that vehicle had died while coming to a stop and vehicle would restart for two hours and once it did that the check engine engine light came on, but while coming to shop light went off, after diagnosis found that small battery was dead in v...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start, No Fuel Pressure
Can a bad DME relay cause no fuel pressure but good Noid? I have exhausted all means to find a good schematic for this car. I have good spark and noid, but no fuel pressure. Removing DME relay and jumping fuel pump I get good fuel pressure, but without relay I...
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Transaxle fluid VIN: WVWCA0151J
Daughters car, I installed used speedo/cluster for inop speedo, cable was marginal so replaced with new as well. 1 month later there is gear oil/transmission fluid leaking from speedometer head area, dripping on her foot! No external leaks at or around transax...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M52
It runs well has good oil pressure. I used a dial indicator as well as the flywheel timing marks to set up the t-belt. All the timing marks line up. The cam sprocket is a half tooth advanced on the t belt. From what I understand this is not uncommon on this mo... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam sensor Incorrect Correlation)
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MS38215
Customer recently purchased car,this morning it would not start,cranks over fine,fuel pressure within specs,stored multiple codes for ignition coils as listed, if i clear codes they reset after short cranking cycle.,camshaft sensor reads low while cranking and... Trouble codes: 3200 (Ignition coil), 3300 (Ignition coil 1), 3310 (Ignition coil 2), 3320 (Ignition coil 3), 3330 (Ignition coil 4), 3340 (Ignition coil 5)
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L engine VIN: YV1CZ85205
This vechicle came to me with a noise in the engine. tapping/ticking on start up will go away after running for 30 sec at idle. However bring up rpm and gets quite loud. Sounds like it is comming from middle of engine. Any help would be great.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA43BXH
Thanxxx. to all who responded, first of all it was a great piece of information, when some of the guys said the vehicle is not equiped with a blend door. but an electronic heater valve (mono valve) in other words the system is a bit different from what im use ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, ASR light VIN: WDBGA43E7R
thanks for the replies -yes the wire harness on the actuator was falling apart-customer opted for brand new and down the road it went happy camper Trouble codes: 30 (ASR code CAN data bus to EA/CC/ISC control module), 29 (ASR code ABS lateral Sensor implausable), 2 (EA/CC/ISC code EA/CC/ISC control module N4/1).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Engine VIN: 4JGAB72E8Y
Thanks To every one for the help and there knowledge with this vehicle I had no idea that this vehicle would not set a crank sensor code if failure had occured. Guess you learn something new every day. Once again thank you
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73527
thanks for all of the replies,the car eded up having a worn out turbo.It took a while to get a new map,it changed the readings at idle,but did not figure in higher rpm readings.replaced turbo and all is well .thanks again Trouble codes: 02885 (charge air pressure control deviation plausibility).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door ajar light on VIN: 3VWSP69M32
Thanks for all the replies. When the doors are closed the door modules need to see the door switches open. The drivers front, pass front and pass rear door switches/latches were replaced. which took care of my door ajar light and a draw issue the customer w...
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