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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine knock/tapping VIN: WAUPL68E64
4 months ago tapping developed at rear of right head and increases with RPM's. No codes and no loss of power. I suspect chain rails but need to verify. Any advise from Audi techs would be most helpful.
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Safety VIN: WBAAM5330X
Hi all we have a BMW with code 01 internal control unit fault and 08 l/f side door airbag. Normally 01 would indicate to us that the control unit is faulty, the problem is we replaced the control unit back in October 2011 for this same 01 code. I have never se...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L entire vehicle VIN: WBAVA33587
The car will run and drive and then without warning it will completely shut down. The key will not come out of the ignition, no lights, no power door locks, no lights, nothing but power at battery is good, and remote battery terminals under hood are reading fu...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Ignition VIN: WDBEA34E4P
Hey guys, This 400E is generally running great, but has a poor idle condition that I haven't been able to track down. Initially had code for idle speed contact switch, Thought that would fix it. I replaced it and there are no other codes. Car starts and runs ...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L drivers window VIN: WMWRC33413
We have a 2003 mini cooper which the drivers window will only work for a split second w/ the power window switch. Each push of the button takes about 30 attempt to roll the window completely down and the same for going up. The passenger window works fine. We h...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3ED59Z32
This one feels as though it is missing when accelerating but does not register misfires on the TechII. The hesitation is marked, feels like a bad cap and rotor or worn plugs on a traditional ignition system. Scoped CKPS and pattern is good, 13.6 v ac and resis...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L ignition lock VIN: YS3FD49Y43
Car was bought by junking business in it's current condition and is why original owner was getting rid of it. Cannot turn keyfob in ignition lock. Keyfob operates locks,trunk, sunroof and will set panic with horn. park lights will come on, but not headlights. ...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Looses power VIN: 9BWGR61J85
This car looses Boost pressure when going up long hills. I took it for a drive and couldn't get it to do it. If you turn off the ignition and start it back up it resets and works fine. The last time it happened he was going about 60 mph at a 60% load at 2,058 ... Trouble codes: P0299
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E35
Joe was dead on, thanks Joe. The PCV valve was bad causing the Vent Valve on the top rear of the engine (at the rear of valve cover) to rupture the diaphragm. We originally replaced the vent valve and all hoses under the intake due to a P0171. The vehicle kept... Trouble codes: P0507, P0171.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Engine VIN: WDBRN40J53
Thanx to all..here's the latest..there is a recall that expired last year...this car had the work performed per the recall..leaky check valve fixed it...I would like to know how, without being plastic man, you can replace these without removing the supercharg...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33505
Thank you to the two guys that replied, it was big help and lead us to the new DMTL pump being bad. We had to take the car to the dealer for them to honor the warranty on the DMTL pump. After the car came back from the dealer we had to search further for leaks... Trouble codes: 1477 (Reed switch does not open / no signal detected).
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1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0AA0922H
as uall allready know n informed me well on the parts that is bad..well like usual everyone was correct on engine coupler attached to flywheel so i will have to drop either engine r pull trasmission back for acess to part.part is very high in cost n my sons c...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Air Bag Light VIN: 3VWSF31Y26
I GOT AND UPDATE FOR THE GENISYS BUT IT STILL WOULD NOT CLEAR THE CODE. I TOLD HER TO TAKE IT TO VW,AND HAVE NOT HEARD BACK YET.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Drain VIN: 3VWSG71KX7
Thank you for all the replies, door lock module which is part of window motor fix this one. Happy holiday and enjoy the weekend.
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