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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKH74FX7
Hello to all, to the Audi experts i need your help. We have a 2007 A6 that will set a P0341 without the engine running. In testing we have discovered that pin #2 does not have the 12 volts that it is supposed to have, instead, we are getting readings of 4.6-4.... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor implausible signal)
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Ride Hight VIN: 5UXFA53593
Two weeks go I get a phone call saying that the car has done it again. He drives it to me which he is 25 miles from my shop. I try talking him into a tow but you know how everybody thinks tow trucks are scary HAHAHA. We scan the car an seen there was a ride he...
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBANF33556
Hello all, loosing my shirt on this one. First this is a VARIABLE LIFT 2.5. IT NOT THE 3.0. Vehicle came in dead with jumped timing. He lost oil pressure while driving, severe leak at oil filter adapter and had serpentine belt in oil pan and wound up in timing...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Brakes VIN: YS3DF78K82
Saab experts i need some help, customer complains that vehicle is hard to stop, takes excessive brake pedal pressure to stop. No apparent brake booster leaks(tested with vaccuum pump)also pumped with car off to de-pressurize held brake & started engine-pedal d...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Customer complaining that the SES light is on, car stalls sometimes and running really bad when first started. Pulled the listed codes. Started car and when AIR pump is running the idle surges, there is what sounds like small backfiring in the air cleaner, and... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 no activity), P3003, P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow detected), P1136 (Fuel trim bank 1 too lean), P1545 (Throttle valve controller malfunction)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M91
We got a vw in from a used car dealer. The vehicle was originally equipped with an automatic transmission. It now has a manual 5 speed. The problem is an ecm trouble code: 18034 / P1626 (powertrain data bus missing message from tcu). I am unable to find the pr...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L leakage VIN: WVWUK63B73
Owner bought this car used. Overall, it is in very good shape. There was an oil leak from bell housing area at the time of purchase-buyer knew of the leak. First thought was rear engine seal, but we determined it was transmission fluid. Pulled transaxle, repla...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Brake lights VIN: WVWRH63B63
VW Techs Got this passat and the brake lights are stuck on. Was wondering if there is something in the wiring diagrams I am missing fro alldata. I have the stop lamp switch disconnected and also the wiring connector in the a-pillar disconnected with no change....
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L convertible VIN: 3VWCD31Y54
The convertible top went down in the am and would not go back up. Scanned individual module with Vag-com and no communication with the top control module. Ran a full scan on the vehicle and no faults showed up. Checked circiut breakers at the relay panel-ok. C...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L battery discharged VIN: YV1RS53DX1
Hi Volvo Techs, We have a 2001 s60 here that has a battery drain over night. Battery tested good when vehicle arrived after jump start and driven in. Found pulsing .745-.865 volt parasitic draw and could hear steady clicking sound from inside r.f. door with k...
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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WAUAA88G4W
Well after scanning and wire tracing I found that computer was getting needed info and all wires were good with good continuity. I advised the customer it needed a cluster to repair the temperature gauge and she stated she would drive it awhile. I advised it c...
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2006 Audi A6 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDH74F56
This is considered a partial fix.I coded phone controller. All fiber optics cleared tests. I still have loss of controls on mmi controller. I wonder if mmi controller got wet? Thanks for the help. Nate
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Altenator VIN: 5UXFA53523
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED,AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO LOUIS BERSTIEN,FOR CALLING ME AND GIVING ALOT OF GOOD INFO ON STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEMS,THE PROBLEM WAS THE GROUND CABLE ON THE PASSENGER FRAME BY THE ENGINE MOUNT WAS BROKEN IN HALF FIXED CABLE AND NOW I H...
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2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJWA71B56
Actually,this is a maybe fixed.Thanks to all that gave assistance.One very good reply was to check the grounds under the seats.These Jags are aluminum with steel posts for the grounds and grounds fail because of electrolisis.I checked all of the grounds that I...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J32
Sorry for not closing this sooner. I did check fuel pressure during the event and it was at 55 psi. I ended up driving this vehicle for almost 4 1/2 straight while checking everything I possible could with a scan tool during the event. I was in ESP, Trans, PCM...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting, Body functions VIN: WVWPD63B82
Ok guys, got a fix for this one... What most of the guys said worked. In my case the driver rear courtesy lamp had some pinched wires near the connector above the headliner. Glad to see it go. In the future the last reply i recieved was the most helpful so tak...
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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Oil pressure VIN: WVWBB71K98
Thanks for the replies guys, after removing oil pan I immediately see the oil pick up screen almost completely plugged up with sludge. Engine had a fair amount of buildup on the pan and side of block, looks like the previous owner wasnt doing their oil changes...
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ3B
First of all I would not be working on this car if it was under warranty. I don't play that game with my customers. The problem turned out to be the ground wire on the big connector down at the cooling fan was pulling out of the connector and the end was gett...
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Alarm VIN: YV1CM59H63
Customer decided not to put any money into repairing this issue until other symptoms occur. Right now the only evident symptom to the owner is the message on the dash. I do believe the siren is at fault here. I set the alarm with the driver window down then...
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