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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Right Side Catylist
Hello audi guys , trying to change right side catalytic convertor on this a6 i can see the bottom nuts that hold the cat to the manifold but im having difficulty figuring out how to get to the top nut any tips on this problem would be appriciated i know im mis...
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2007 Audi A3 2.0L Misfire VIN: WAUHF78PX7
In past 1 year and 4 mos this vehicle had misfire issues. Initially we changed all 4 plugs and coils with OEM as it is common. Did air filter and mass air cleaning. Seemed to clear up. Then came back running badly a month later. We found bad High Pressure Fuel... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L 2nd Gear VIN: WBABN53411
So as you can see this vehicle has had its share of failures within its drive train my problem is that starting at the very begining the since the clutch replacement the customer continually complains of the vehicle poppling out of gear. Now I do have to note ...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63432
Hello fellow iatn members, i am at a dead end and need some help. This vehicle idles at about 950-1000 rpm at idle whether in [...] or drive. I know there is no vacuum leaks for i have checked with my smoke tester. I even had a guy come out and do a reflash to ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle rpm plausibility leakage)
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAEK73495
This car came in from another shop with no start. I pulled faults( 2f45 interface ews-dme, 2f44 ews preventing manipulation, 2deb power management). I realigned ews(cas) and dme and cleared faults. The car started right up and charging system looks ok, around ...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSF25476
we have tryed every thing please help it runs great but sets fuel trim codes every time with in 3 miles. or even at idle u can see short term trims at 3 to 5 posi long term bank 1 at 10 to 12 bank2 at 12 to 14 posi please help!! Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L Motor VIN: WP0AB29996
Customer said while driving down interstate he started to hear a whining noise. No check engine light came on and did not run hot. But all of a sudden vehicle started to smoke heavy out drivers side exhaust. Had it towed after that upon inspection drivers side...
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Mechanical VIN: WP1AB29P56
Hello Porsche Techs, We did a brake job on this Cayanne S and we used factory brakes on the front and aftermarket on the rear. The front squeak and the rear are fine. The front pads click (loud) as you back up or go forward. The right front is the loudest with...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Car had an engine swap at another shop, client brought car to us to check injection pump with VAG. Car would not start, had codes for glow plug control. We started it with ether. While using VAG, we could not see the pump timing on the graph at all. We did hav...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L relay 109 VIN: 3VWSP29M33
The car came in from other shop thy replaced relay 109 (power supple relay) with a toggle switch. problem is if you forget to turn switch off the battery go's dead then you can not get in the car. the relay is not turning on because the computer not grounding ...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L electronic traction control VIN: 3VWHG71K67
Thanks in advance all. I have a 07 VW Jetta 2.5 that we replaced both front hub/bearing assemblies on. After repair, vehicle was road tested. during road test, on accel, the ETC light would start flashing and throttle function would cease. Once vehicle was aga...
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2003 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C93
Client needed vehicle, vehicle not repaired at this time. Found when intake system smoke tested on a cold engine that intake manifold seals to cylinder heads were leaking. Once engine warmed up would get very little smoke at intake seals. Believe this is the... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank 1), P0174 (Too lean bank 2).
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L automatic transmission VIN: WDBGA32E5T
I replaced the transmission control unit with the updated number per the bulletin that I mentioned to you on my update, The transmission now works like new. Thank you all for taking the time to suggest solutions to this problem.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Battery Light VIN: WDBUF65J73
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. I REPLACED THE SMALL (AUXILLARY BATTERY) IN THE FRONT AND THE PROBLEM IS SOLVE. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIM [...] OUT.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Once again bit by plugged catalytic converter. I have removed o2 sensors, my back pressure test was normal, so I did not come back to plugged exhaust. Finally decided to remove converters from manifold. Vehicle starts and runs and responses to throttle. Ve...
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