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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGB28D4X
This car came in with dead battery and shorted out LF door window motor drawing battery down. After motor replaced and car started, idle was unstable and car would cut out and stall on acceleration. Codes returned after cleared almost right away and we replace... Trouble codes: 17967 (throttle valve control fault in basic settings), 17953 (throttle valve controller malfunction)
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L srs VIN: WBACH9341Y
water in drivers floor area,lateral g sensor damaged,possible module failure, can a used srs module be reprogrammed to fit this vehicle or can you only use new unit?
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2002 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L fail safe mode VIN: 5UXFB93572
Hey there, this BMW came in with trans problem. it had several slippage, gear monitoring codes stored along with fault code for wheel speed signal fault for left front. previously another shop had replaced the left front wheel sensor. trans pan had never been ...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L all windows and sunroof VIN: WBANE53556
all windows and sunroof open on there own ten minutes after vehicle is shut down,test both keys for erratic transmitter operation, no problem found, assuming possible body controller problem, any one heard of this before?
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Headlights VIN: SAJHX1746S
Does anyone know how to enable Daytime Running Lights on this US-spec XJ6? I have a Jaguar WDS, which recognized the VIN, and went to Dealer Options but DRL was not listed. Configure Existing Modules also offered no such option. If not programmable, is there a...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Quarter glass VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
Has anyone replaced a window regulator for a quarter glass on an XK8 convertible? JTIS says convertible top must be removed as an initial step. Is this necessary or is there a short-cut? I hate to ask for how-to instructions but I'll send this to a trim shop o...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L hard start VIN: WDBRF64J71
This vehicle takes a long time to start up, after about 30 seconds fuel pressure builds up enough to start. Fuel pressure 44psi running. When shut down fuel pressure drops to 0psi in less than 30 secs. I know there is a TSB for long crank AFTER fule filter cha...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF26J15
Hello All, I need some assistance diagnosing this CDI. Car came in on the hook as a no start. Owner was driving at highway speed and Mil came on and car died. Scanned for codes and found fuel pressure codes, I hooked a guage to the lines at the filter and c... Trouble codes: 2047 (Rail pressure monitoring via volume control valve-Rail pressure too low), 2051 (Rail pressure monitoring via pressure control valve-Maximum rail pressure exceeded)
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2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWZC5C53B
Hi all, this vehicle has some unique circumstances. It was purchased new as a development vehicle. We bought it and installed a new center coupling (our prototype design) which we control through our own software. In the process we removed the passenger air ba... Trouble codes: P0324, P335, P0073
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5549T
Hello, I have this Volvo that has come in with an extremely intermittent hesitation/stumble and MIL is on, has O2 codes as listed. At this time I cannot duplicate any driveability concern. Upstream O2 seems to be switching. Adaptives are around zero, even on f... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1s1 slow response), P0140 (B1s2), P0136 (B1s2)
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2004 Volvo C70 2.4L Ignition Key VIN: YV1NC63D14
Greetings to all have this volvo that the ignition key will not return to lock position so the key cannot be removed.the shifter is in park and the trans itself is also in park.i was wondering if some one has seen this before i started to remove center console...
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2004 Volvo V70 R 2.5L No Start, Electrically dead VIN: YV1SJ52Y64
Volvo gurus, Car arrived on the hook, electrically dead. Power at battery and jump point. Did the key in door lock procedure (hold lock 5 sec, unlock 5 sec, lock 5 sec, unlock 5 sec). Had some IP (instrument panel) functionality that would go away, some relay... Trouble codes: ECM30, CEM1D, CEM1D, D1ME0, CEM1A, CEM1A
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Draw VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
Well it is Radio. I could never see the draw on the meter. Having no real idea of where the draw was coming, I just started disconnecting stuff and leaving over night. Alternator unplugged , not the problem. Pulled the radio fuses disconnected -bingo. Given t...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWED21C71
Hey guys, thanks for all the great posts. This beetle from hell ended up needing an N75 (VW speak for a wastegate control valve). The reason I was going crazy on this one was because; 1. I didn't have ANY trouble codes. 2. The throttle was opening and closing ...
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 9BWGR61J66
This one is fixed!!! Robert from Oregon hit the nail on the head. Bad dual mass flywheel. We had to cut away enough metal on the old unit to get at the flywheel bolts. Clutch release bearing was noisy anyway so we put in a solid flywheel clutch kit and elimin...
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