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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L air bag light VIN: WAURD68D81
customer had check engine light on and air bag light on we performed up stream oxygen sensor replacement both left and right banks and performed diagnosis of air bag light and came up with 00589 indicating Ignitor 1 for airbag passenger side N131 value of resi...
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Engine VIN: 957346T1U7
Thanks to all for the help. This vehicle was just sold by our u.c.d. Customer complained of a noise at idle. Found an extremely loud high pitch noise at idle when the engine is fully hot. Though the noise is super loud, it is very hard to pinpoint. I checked u...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADP6340X
We are loosing 12V to glove box fuses 37 to 45 when shifted into any gear, forward or reverse. Looses 12V at violet wire at ignition switch also when shifted into any gear. Is this the ignition switch failure or something in the shift sensors?
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2008 BMW 535i 3.0L 4-5 Shift VIN: WBANW13518
Car was towed in-car lot said it was stuck in 1st gear, tow truck driver said he could not get transmission to stay in gear-it would jump into park?-when i first road testing it the trans shifted fine with no error messages-checked faults with autologic-4f8a,4...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Trans Limp mode VIN: SALAD25485
Alright Rover guys i need some help here. This LR3 came in a couple weeks ago with the customer complaint "Vehicle goes into limp mode and i have to cycle the key to get it moving again." Same complaint this time after i replaced the brake light switch(which i...
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1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L oil level light VIN: WP0AA0947H
vehicle came in with the low oil level light on,checked the oil level-was full.checked voltage to the oil level sensor{single wire sensor}we had approx. 1 volt less than battery voltage,grounding the wire would make the light go out.thought the level sensor wa...
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1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Alternator VIN: YS3CF48W3S
Have Talked To identifix and Bosch Tech Lines And Still have Low Voltage To battery, Voltage Starts Out At 13.8 but after Running 5 to 10 Min it Will Go to 12.2 volts worse with a Load Have Used Alt on now has what i can Tell Aprox 70 amp Output with Inductive...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3ED49Z93
customer states that it still is running on occassion. it is so unpredictable so trouble shooting is almost impossible. It doen't seem to matter if the AC is being used or not, so maybe defrosting the Evap core??? Any help is apprieciated
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Alternator VIN: YS3EB49E43
Vehicle was towed in after dying on road, due to a dead battery. Prior to stalling, customer describes symptoms of vehicle not charging. Tow truck driver reported jumping vehicle and watching it start charging then voltage steadily dropped. Upon arrival here, ...
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2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEEK31X68
Hey everyone i got a real pain in the neck problem with this not so smart car.car came in not accelerating with a check engine light with a p2158 hard code.i changed the vss and the trans.pressure switch.i also checked the wires from sensors back to the comput... Trouble codes: P2158 (Vehicle speed sensor b)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSP29M01
One of the customers complaint is that they hear a vacuum noise or air pressure leak sound (like a air hose) under acceleration at speed above 35mph. We did verify the complaint while driving the vehicle but can not reproduce the sound while on the hoist. We d...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C33
Hello VW Techs This car came in with code PO 456, we did the fuel leak detection pump test with the VAG COM and it show that it had a small leak in the fuel evap system, we perform the test on the fuel detection pump and found a leak in fuel leak detection pum... Trouble codes: P00, 456 (Small leak detected in fuel evap system)
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L cooling fan VIN: WAUBG84D4V
The problem with this vehicle was the ignition switch. When the key was turned from off position to run it stopped in the appropriate spot for fan functions to be normal when diagnosing. If you started the vehicle and release key to run position it didn't retu...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Master Cyl. VIN: SAJEA51C13
Finally got a pressure bleeder and car is done. Pedal feels normal and does not fade. Thanks to all who replied.
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1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1WVAE0702T
tHANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK TIME TO HELP..i GOT THIS ONE IN THE BAG ROAD TESTED THE THING AND IT RUNS GOOD AND NO LEAKS...lIFE IS GOOD...iT IS ONE STRANGE DUCK BUT WE GOT IT DON [...]..ONCE AGAIN THANKS TO THOSE WHO REPLIED..gERALD
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on
The signal return line has the ground shielding wrapped around it past the plug and behind the engine it had breached through and had a strand touching the signal return. Thanks to all for responding to this nightmare. Trouble codes: P0102, P0154.
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