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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B11
Vehicle came in with above faults, problem only present under load. Revving in neutral no problem, light acceleration no problem, only under a load it will start missing badly. Cleared faults, swapped coils and plugs, (plugs recent new) with no change in perfo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P1454, P0304
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2007 BMW M6 5.0L Abs/Traction Control VIN: WBSEH935X7
Good evening BMW technicians everywhere.This M6 was brought to me from another shop with the abs/traction control light on,scanned for codes and got a code 5df0,5df1,hydraulic unit pump motor and hydraulic unit pump motor connector faulty.With the gt1 i try to...
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2008 BMW 650i 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEB53548
Hello all. On this very clean 650, I replaced valve cover gaskets and timing covers for minor oil leak. I did not scan before starting the job. Car sets hard code for timing being off one tooth. Removed valve cover on passenger side and checked timing. Spot on... Trouble codes: 2A90, P0017 (Exhaust camshaft tooth offset to crankshaft)
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L thrust bearing VIN: SALPV1240V
Hi We took on a engine reseal . When it was torn down , it had bad crank bearings . So I checked around and found over sized bearings for the crank . Had the crank ground , went to install the thrust bearing and it would not fit over the main web in the block...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBLJ65G2W
This car will not start or is very difficult to start after sitting overnight. If it starts it will run on a few cylinders long enough to set missfire codes and will finally clear up after 2 or 3 minutes. Then you can clear the code and it starts and runs grea...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Trunk VIN: WDBPJ75J11
Car came in with trunk wont open, front fuses are okay, i cant open the trunk even with the remote or the key, i try open it with sds scan tools no luck, full scan the system no codes found. I removed the rear seats to see if i can get an access, but no luck, ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L no low psi siginal VIN: WDBRF61J33
Hey all happy Monday in benz land (yea right)Thank you all in advance for any and all help offered!!! A/C inop 1)evac and recharge 1.7 spec pulled out 1.2lbs charged at 1.7 lbs still no ac 2)pulled codes B1205 system low psi 3)installed factory low psi ...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDPPF4CC3A
Hi guys. Need help on the code.we had this truck last week with low boost code and code listed below. Took care the low boost issue but could not find any info on p106200 code. Sprinter teckinfo website has code listed but no description what so ever.called me... Trouble codes: P1062, P7000, P7010
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S03
Vehicle came in with overheating complaint but running normally. Found a failed cooling fan and a blown head gasket. Replaced the cooling fan and the head gasket. Had the head resurfaced and the valves checked by the machine shop. Installed head and set cam ti... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire)
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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L rear turn signal VIN: YS3FB49Y18
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0t came in with Right Rear tail light in-op. Tech found tail light wiring harness and circuit board melted. Replaced harness and circuit board. After repair all other tail lights are working except right rear turn signal. There is no signal at...
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1977 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile 2.0L Coil VIN: 2372118024
Can not find power on black wire to coil, fuses check out good, Mitchell says power to coil comes straight from fuses(just not which on!!!) Van sat for a week waiting on sensor, now when i jumper power to the coil, van sounds like it has no oil pressure(but li...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2MD070XP
Car failed the CA 2 speed smog test at 2500 rpm. O2 sensor switches (slowly) at idle. As you raise the rpm the O2 goes to .85 V fixed, tail pipe rises as well. We are thinking MAP sensor in ECM has failed but are unable to confirm it as the 'block' numbers sho...
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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 Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B91
ENGINE IS SMOKING and a strange smell not your typical oil or coolant smell. worst when first started. Took compression and #2 is about 25 lbs lower than the rest of them wich are 175lbs and i could see smoke seeping out of the hole. i'm leaning toward a turbo...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Cuts out, Wont rev over 3400 VIN: 3VWWJ71K46
Battery went dead, customer changed battery and had throttle adaptation done elsewhere. Vehicle will NOT rev over about 3400 RPMS. Checked ALL data and no issues found. Performed throttle adaptation several times - no change. ECM is commanding throttle closed ...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Morning all, Sorry it took so long to close, its crazy busy lately. We ended up replacing the thermostat, water pump, and timing belt. customer put about a hundred miles and everything is working ok. Thanks for all your help Steve [...]
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L chargelight VIN: WBAGF21090
As usual, this group was a big help. Nicolas from Mexico sent me this link to non-US BMW diagrams: and Dan from Ontario sent me this one: Most of the other repli...
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2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF335X9
The shop put another engine in and it runs. Thanks.
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2007 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29917
The customer decided not to repair this problem at this time. The car will go into storage in 2 to 3 months anyway, maybe next spring. We are definately looking at either a bad pump or a wiring issue. The fuse and relay work just fine and grounding the grou... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Bank 1), P0492 (Secondary Air Bank 2).
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1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: YS3CF68M0V
I WILL TRY DIFFERENT CLUSTER WHEN I FIND A USED ONE CUSTOMER GONE ON TRIP NOW. THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS. AL
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L neutral VIN: YV1SW58D01
I still was unable to program the trans. I also tried to program the CEM, with no luck. I recieved some very good help. Most said to disconnect the battery and connect the terms together. Bruce told me in an email how to ping all modules with the advanced tab....
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