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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L Warning Lights VIN: WAUKH68D61
This vehicle came to us from another independant garage. While vehicle is idling, the cel, esp, brake, air bag, and drl lights come on sporadically (not at the same time) then go back off. If you turn the headlights on, the condition stops. Never saw one like ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L noise VIN: WBAAZ334X3
when driving vehicle with slight load going 30 to 40mph and rpms around 1500 there is a droning noise and vibration felt around center of vehicle. When it happens the rpms will drop 300rpms and when it stops the noise will happen. I've R&R drive shaft and chec...
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Air suspension VIN: SAJWA79C15
First off thanks to any of the Jaguar fellows that see fit to help. Vehicle came in as an auction arbitration. The right front air spring was leaking. Replaced air spring. Left front looks very new. Checked for leaks and found none. Let vehicle sit over the we...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Signals VIN: WMWRC33425
Hello group, this mini's Turn signal indicators & hazard lamp indicator & instrument panel back light do not work. Also the Radio turns on but has no output. The signals & flasher do work on the outside of the car. customer states this occured directly after a...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z91
hey gang! i am stumble here with this saab, i have zero experience on this vehicles, car sometimes won't even turn the engine, and when it does it will try to run, but won't start, at the begining it will try, but at the third attempt it will just sound like n...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S94
Car was towed to me and customer stated that car died while driving. They said that the stability control light came on and car shut off. So i started by checking for codes and the only code was the P0601, ecm check sum memory. no other codes in system. I noti...
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2009 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJF78K29
LTFT and STFT were 6.5% and -1% but I smoke tested it anyway. None was found. Believe it or not, Audi refers to P2279 as air intake Temp. sensor fault. According to the resistance and temp chart, the sensor was out of specs. R&R the sensor. Set the readine... Trouble codes: P2279 (intake air system leak), P2188 (System too rich off idle sporadic).
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L airbag light VIN: WBAAV33471
thanks to everyone who replied. it was the seat occupancy sensor in the seat. should have known this when the dealer had it on the shelf. didn't need to reprogram just cleared the code and all is good. you guys rock!!
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 220 2.2L No Start
Thanks for all the great replies. Im sure this post will help others. Special thanks to Steve in Florida for holding my hand though this job. Steve confirmed that injection pump timing was off because the closet I could get with start of delivery was 1 drip...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M02
Great Info and thanks for the replies.. The issue was really this.. Vehicle cam in as a "no start" and had an RPM Sensor code and no spark. The ECU also had misfire codes, which I disregarded (at the time) as unreliable because of RPM Sensor Issue. However, af...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWBD63B15
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Replaced the oil pump and the pickup tube. Replaced oil with VW approved synthetic and advised customer as to proper oil type and weight.
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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ592X5
thanks everyone for the help. crankcase breather was partially plugged, replacing that and double checking all hose connections the air flow sensor code went away. Trouble codes: 120D.
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