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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Fuel Leak VIN: WAULD64B72
It is not leaking at the o-rings, it is leaking in the body where a silver ball is located. Only leaks when it is cold (10 degrees or less) and only leaks for a couple minutes. When it does leak it sprays a lot of fuel and all six injectors leak. Can not belie...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33542
Thanks for any help in advance, we have an 02 BMW X5, 4.4L. that won't start only when cold, thankfully we are going to be very cold here in minnesota for a few days. The vehicle was in January 7th, we were unable to duplicate the issue at the time due to warm...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil pressure VIN: WBANB33514
This car drove into shop with customer stating that a red message was on the dash that said stop driving the car, engine oil pressure. Customer stated the message was intermittant. We removed the oil pressure switch and attached a mechanical gauge, reads zero ...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37494
This BMW came in with a complaint of no power and when accelerating car it will lose power. We road tested the car and verified the customer complaint. No power, misfires on acceleration, and goes into limp mode. We retrieve the above codes. We went to check t... Trouble codes: 2962 (Oxygen Sensor Dynamics), 28A2, 27C3, 91 (Can Torque Reduction), 37 (Gear monitoring 5), 5E19
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1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Hazard lighting VIN: SAJAY1343G
After replacing the hazard switch, the hazards worked normally and the signals worked on both sides. What was not normal was that the left turn signal lights both the arrow and the hazard blinker in the center of the gauges. When the hazard switch was replaced...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1080862098
Can anyone help with the set up of the throttle linkages for the mechanical fuel injection on this vehicle. The vehicle came in with the fuel system having been repaired by another shop and was in a very sad state. We have got the idle mixtures down to an acce...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Engine VIN: WDBUF26J55
This car came in on the hook, would not start one day. No previous symptoms. Since no start, has been sitting in the customers garage for 3-4 months. After a fully charged battery the starter is turning at the right RPM, but the engine doesn't even try to star...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B42
Tow in, crank no-start. Instrument cluster lights up although radio display is inop. No spark detected. Tested for power at the ECM relay and measured voltage on terminals 30 and 86a but I do not get a ground signal from the processor during crank to energize ...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8846L
Well have this Volvo here with a no start,check for spark and has it,check fuel presure and its at 110psi specs are 36-42 way to high.Has inj. plus.Well this car has two fuel pumps. and have change the fuel presure reg and no change.Anyone have you ran into th...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L Axles VIN: WAUAT48H73
It seems that there was an overwhelming concensus to replace the axles as a pair. I called my local European parts specialist and ordered reman axle shafts for two reasons: 1-the customer can't support the Audi factory parts pricing and 2-many of you said not ...
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L air intake syatem VIN: WBAEK734X5
Thanks to all who helped. The code was a intake air motor code. After learning this, I did a visual on wiring to motor at rear of intake manifold not completely snapped together, my mistake, did not connect it good enough during valve cover r&r. snapped toge...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWSA81H5T
THANK EVERYONE EVERYTHING WORK-OUT GOOD WITH THESE LOG-IN CODES
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Horn VIN: 3VWSP69M23
Vehicle has not returned for further diagnosis. I am fairly sure Gene had the right answer based on personal experience which was a door latch switch problem triggering the alarm system to alert the driver of a security system fault. I did notice the interio...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGCM67L24
First thank you to those that replied and offered help. This vehicle is going to the dealer for a second opinion. I was able to determine that there were no shorts supplying voltage to start circuit. After vehicle starts there is no voltage on the starter wire...
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFL61J66
Based on the information I received and the symptoms the car was giving, I replaced the fuel pump relay only. I never did see it fail, but given the circumstances it seemed the most likely culprit. Customer has been driving the car for almost 1 full month no... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency low bank 1), P1539 (clutch switch signal implausibility), P0102 (MAF signal low), P0261 (p0270- 1 - 4 injector short to ground), P0270, P0031, P0037, P1425, P1435, P1472.
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on, Abs, icm, tcm VIN: YV1CZ91H44
I figured out was was wrong about 1 hour after i posted this.It was a bad cem Central electrical mod. It is the common between all the controllers. Also supplies can communications. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: U0002.
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