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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start
Vehicle was left with us to replace turbos. Job went smoothly , but will not start. We have cranking rpm and no dtc`s at this time. Engine cranks well but will halt as if timing or firing order is incorrect. At times it almost starts. The spark plugs are fuel ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUEH64B71
two other shops have done vale cover gasket twice. still leaking. i'm replacing cam aduster gasket. also pcv hoses. my problem is that i have another bad leak. it running down the oil cooler lines on right side of engine. i can't tell where its coming from. i ...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L cylinder head VIN: WAUDG74FX5
Hi there first time posting here so sorry for mistakes.I am working on a 2005 Audi A6 with a 3,2 engine code BKH.Bank 1 chain tensioner broke and it hit valves on that bank only.Now this is a high mileage vehicle and trying to fix it within resonable price and...
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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E06
Did tune up on this car, used NGK Laser platinum Plugs 3199, and fuel filter, now am getting fuel trim rich codes. Checked air filter assembly, all hoses connected, and filter is new. Trouble codes: 17537 (fuel trim bank2 too rich), 17535 (fuel trim too rich bank 1), 16825 (evap incorect flow)
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAFA51082
Need help BMW techs out there this X5 with the 3.0 m54 motor has an intermittent rough running condition. It is intermittent,; when is not acting up it idles smooth and runs like a charm , but when it is acting up it idles very rough and you can hear backfirin...
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L vanos VIN: WBABW33494
p0011 and p0014, intake and exhaust timing to advanced, replaced the intake and exhaust timing sensors, no luck, checked the timing actuators and they are good,the car runs fine but after 2 starts the light comes back on, once again there is no problem driving...
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L throttle body VIN: WBXPA934X5
When the vehical first came into the shop, it was towed in and not running at all. Upon diag, found mass air meter was out of range , Replace maf and cleared the code. 2 days later the vehical was towed in and found that throttle body had lost it values, and c...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALAD254X6
We have reoccuring P0340 and PO345 cam sensor faults vehicle is low mileage and i think that it has not had any updated software i went ahead and have updated software but wondering if anybody else has had this issue i need to put more miles on it since i just...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBU476J05
My question is about purchacing TRP parts from our local MB dealership.we do quite a lot of business with them,however they wont sell us TRP parts.doing some research on the matter i found if we has an LSID documentation they should be able to sell us the part...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB75E55
Customer originally came in with a check engine light on and a hesitation symptom. Found Code P0104 for the air flow sensor signal line. Checked everything at the time and looked ok. Figured it was going bad so we installed a new one. Customer came back 3 days... Trouble codes: P0104 (Hot Film Mass air flow sensor check signal line voltage)
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L Starting VIN: WDDGF54X58
This W204 car was towed in, I have both keys to car and all symptoms are with both keys. Key will turn ignition to the crank position but nothing happens, no lights on dash except message that key is in ignition and mileage. Battery is fully charged and all fu...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRE33506
Hello mini guru's, We got a mini in which makes a loud rattle noise coming from the timing chain area at idle. When you rev it up the noise goes away. We first removed the drive belt to eliminate super charger and/or other pullys,no change. We removed the val...
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWMF33567
hi all its time to ask for some help.I have a 07 mini that has a miss fire on #2 cylinder mostly when cold.I have checked compression(120 in each cyl),have good spark,swapped coils and plugs,cleaned valves,inspected cam and lifters operation,checked injector s... Trouble codes: 2783 (combustion missfire several cylinders), 2773 (combustion missfire cylinder 1), 2777 (combustion missfire cylinder 3), 277B, 277F, 2B56
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Fan Continue Run VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
cooling fans for radiator stay on with engine off and vehicle off and key out of ignition. Low speed only turns on for this problem. With key turned to run position with engine off or running the low speed fans turn on and stay on with key out of ignition swit...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L engine VIN: YV1VS2556Y
good morning volvo techs thanks in advance for your help. i am in process of replaceing engine due to bent valves and high miles and need to know if engine can be removed from top without removing the transmission at same time . any tips would be greatly appre...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Instrument Panel VIN: YV1RS61T63
This is NOT a turbo, don't know why iATN lists it as such. Here is my daughter's description of the instrument panel's behavior: "Trip odometer regularly resets itself back to zero. When this occurs, a single loud beep, 2 seconds, is heard PRIOR to the TRIP ...
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 2.0L Air Conditioner VIN: ZARBA5567H
Thank you for all your replies.I did put on my patience hat.You were correct.I removed the radiator and there were shims at the crank balancer.I replaced the ac belt and installed the gates part# that you suggested.Everything works great,replaced the lower rad...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBANA73594
Based on replies I suggested to the customer we do a transmission service as a first course of action. He has not returned to get this done so I have not had a chance to try anything else yet.
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFB53554
well I think I got it, with your help. I smoked the intake but found no leak. so I smoked the crankcase and found a small crack in the dipstick tube replaced tube seems to be working ok we will see. I have it to drive for a few days. Thanks to everyone for the...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22232
Thank You everyone who replied. Common consensus was to take a large deposit and promise nothing. After talking to the customer again, I talked him out of investing any more money into this car (first time I've had to talk a customer out of a repair). It se... Trouble codes: P0174 (sys lean bank 2), P0442 (EVAP small leak), P1473 (Variable Int. Man. Bnk 2 always closed), P1470 (Variable Int. Man. Bnk 1 always open).
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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Exhaust Valves VIN: WMWMM33578
First, thanks for the help- most suggested looking for lean run- vacuum leaks etc... What we found was a lot of carbon buildup on the pistons- obviously caused by excessive oil consumption. We asked the owner about oil usage- he acknowledged that the engine w...
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2002 Volvo S60 AWD 2.4L battery draw VIN: YV1RH58D42
Thanks to all that replied. It was the radio (audio unit) After getting the car to go to sleep I got to fuse 16 and we went down to 18ma. That was perfect. So this one is out looking for another radio. Thanks again. Frank
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2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D04
Well guys, my volvo headache is over! Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my request, and answer. Tim and Sean were both leading me in the right direction. I re-ran a compression test, and all cylinders were up between 90-100 psi, a definite improv... Trouble codes: 3000 (Intake Camshaft Position Sensor).
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2007 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L left front wheel speed sensor VIN: YV1MH68227
FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR FAST RESPONSES, YOU ARE A GREAT ASSET TO ALL OF US. EVERYONE WHICH WAS THE MAJORITY IF THE REPLIES WERE CORRECT. THE WHEEL BEARING HAD WALKED OUT ABOUT A 1/16 INCH. IF IT WASN'T FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP, WE WOULD N...
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