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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUDA24B3X
Long time customer towed-in his son's recently purchased Audi A6 Quattro Wagon with a non-charging alternator & both Alldata & OnDemand speak to a "special tool" to locate the lock carrier?? in position after I remove the bumper cover. Having never r&r'd an A6...
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2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULL44E95
Hi all, I have this 2005 Audi A8 with an intermittent EML light coming on dash. the only code in the engine computer is this P1171 for the throttle angle sensor. I replaced the sensor, and the code has returned. Has anyone seen this issue? Is there a relearn ... Trouble codes: P1171
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Rear Camber VIN: WBAFB3347Y
Hoping someone can offer diagnostic / repair advise here: Can't achieve less than -2.8 degree camber on right rear through adjustment. Spec. is -1.8 and left rear is -1.8 This one has rear air springs. Ride height is correct and even. No detectable play in bu...
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBANA53544
Hey folks! How's everybody doing? Me, not so good! As I always like to take a challenge on cars with difficult problems, this one I don't even know where to start due to lack of info. Customer complaint about trans. going to fail safe mode . Drove the car for ...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L all VIN: WBAWC33598
Vehicle has intermittent no battery power whatsoever, has happened twice before and all power returns after a short while and will start, this occasion did not return-have placed donor battery at engine bay power points and at battery connectors-no power getti...
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2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0L starting ,no locking system radio ntot working VIN: 5UXWX9C51D
how do I test or reset this car it is a flood car
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2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Lighting VIN: SALNE22264
So this isue with brake lights is extremly intermitant, the updated brake light switch and harness have been replaced, what happens is the brake lights stop working and the decent and tcs light come on the dash there is no ryme or reason as to when this will h...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBGA32E9P
I have this 300se with idle trouble. I have replace the throttle valve with a rebuilt unit from BBA reman.It has been back to them twice and the last time they sent a different unit but I still cant get a idle.At first the engine would surge up and down at idl... Trouble codes: 048 (Potentiometer m16/1r1)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Check Engine Light Is On VIN: 3VWRA81H2W
Hi. Got 98 jetta w P0442, Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak), code. Fix broken vacume lines & replace evap purge valve, new gas cap, check engine light still comes on. Running low on ideas. Any help would b grate. Thank you. T
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWRK69MX4
Hello Friend's This 2004 Jetta 2.0L automatic BEV engine, when you set the cruise control it surges after a few minutes and won't hold the speed steady. The speedometer waves back and forth. Usually above sixty miles an hour.Today I drove the car close to six...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG31Y46
Calling all other VW specialty shops… We have this very low mileage VW Beetle is kicking our butts. This is a little embarrassing as this is what we work on all day. The car has a serious misfire on #1 cylinder under load. ALL spark plugs and coils are new and... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Engine VIN: WVWDA71K98
Car came in overheating on the hwy,but not @ idle water pump replaced previously with thermostat fan control testing failed / replaced fan assy fans operating ,still overheats on hwy. There does not seem to be flow through the recovery tank. No pressure in sys...
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1KS9517R
Hello all and volvo techs i have this 94 960 volvo that is running rich and blows black smoke out of tail pipe when cold, idle is rough,has new battery so no check engine light or history codes, i reset fuel trim adaptation with volvo scan tool and monitor o2 ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L doesnt lock into park VIN: YV1SZ58D71
im not real familiar with the inner workings of euoropean transmissions but this volvo came in with a complaint that it will still roll when you put it in park. i verified that it would not go into park. wondering if this could be a broken park pawl or could s...
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1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5 2.5L Temp Control Valve VIN: ZARMA6694E
As suddenly as this clunker came, it also went. The owner took it home to continue the work he could do to it himself (many other mechanical issues) and I haven't seen it again. He mentioned something about taking his other Alfa to the Alfa Owners Convention i...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA3704F
Thanks for all the replies on this one. I just adjusted the fuel mixture at the distributor and it runs better. It still stalls once in a while while warming up which i think is the warm up regulator. The customer is done spending money on this one.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vario Roof VIN: WDBSK75F93
Thanks for the helpful info on this car, especially those links to the mercedes tech store documents, that's great info. I ended up putting the top up manually following the Mercedes emergency procedures. For some reason, after I did this, communication was re...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L Cuts out
As I had stated earlier, this car was a victim of a back yarder that messed everything up. The problem was rotor to cap synchronization. I modified the distributor to sync them up and it runs like new. Thank you all for your excellent input as always, IATN roc...
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