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2006 Audi A6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAH74FX6
Hello Audi Techs, This car came in with a BMW battery and fault codes. We suggested to the customer to put the proper battery in the car and register it to the car with the Ross Tech software. My question is can having the wrong battery in the car cause other ...
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E98
I'm having trouble finding any information for this code. My Snap-on Verus has no information. Alldata has nothing either. Any Audi techs out there have any help. Car seems to run fine. I cleared the code and it hasn't returned yet, but I bet it will soon. Trouble codes: P2187 (Bank one system too lean at idle. no signal/intermittent)
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB130XH
Hello all, I've got this bmw here with a crazy idle issue. I do not have a scan tool to hook up to this car so all my testing is permeative to say it best. Idle ranges from 800-1600 rpm. Feels like vacuum leak but none were found. I jumped tps switch into idle...
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2008 Jaguar XK 4.2L Radio VIN: SAJWA44B48
This car's radio will not operate on the AM frequency - no sound can be heard. The stations can be changed, but even on the strong channels there is no sound or static. The odd thing about all this is that the FM frequency channels work fine. The problem is en...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBUF83J45
This vehicle was in a minor accident and the right front air strut was broken. I replaced it and now it will not charge up. I realize that I may have to tow it to the dealer for this, but do I really have to? Prior to replacing, I heard the strut attempting to...
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1970 Porsche 911 S 2.2L Ignition VIN: 9110101766
looking for a vintage DUAL IGNITION MAGNETTI MARELLI DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR for this vehicle dual ignition cap and rotor LOOKED ALL WEEKEND ON THE INTERNET ,, ANY HELP APPRECIATED THANK YOU RON CAR IS MODIFIED WITH CARBS NOT FUEL INJECTION
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2986V
car has 2 hard codes ,, i cannot find the evap vent valve i can not find any info on location of the vent control valve , removed the right front fender liner there is no valve on the canister just a blank for one / also there is no pressure transducer visib... Trouble codes: P0447, P0453
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Misfire VIN: WV3AB47011
I hope someone can lend a hand here. I am not too familiar with the VW's. Vehicle came in with the complaint of an intermittent misfire. I ran the vehicle for awhile and I was able to duplicate the problem. P0300 comes up and it seems 1 or 2 cylinders are mi... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M92
I am having a problem trying to retrieve check engine codes on this car,as an ase certified master tech and a vw specialist with 28 years experience on these cars i got puzzled on this one... This car suffered an engine run away [wide open throttle with key of...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L communication issue VIN: WVWUK63B13
We are looking for the next plan of attack. Here is some background info: has an aftermarket radio, we unplugged the radio harness from the factory connector, no change, no communication to ECM. We went to the obdII diagnostic connector and tested pin #4 for g... Trouble codes: P1635
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1MS38226
Vehicle came in with a code P0420 Catalytic Efficiency Bank1. looking at Long and Short term fuel trims, found LTFT -10 and STFT around -1 to -0.8 never goes lean. Upon revving engine fuel trims get better and come back closer to 0 on LTFT. Almost like an vacu... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalytic Efficiency Bank1)
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1979 Jaguar XJ12 L 5.3L No Start VIN: J8VLV49310
Sleepless nights are over for a while. Found more wires melted together back behind the throttle body, repaired harness and still couldn't get it to run. Sourced used injector amplifier and used ecu and no difference. Installed a new contact trigger with no ...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33506
Vehicle had bad gas and a plugged up fuel filter. Almost looked as though someone poured dirt into the fuel tank. Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean B1).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all VIN: 3VWSE69M43
thanks to all who help out,special thanks to michael [...]. mike you hit it right on the head, thanks.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Oil pump VIN: WVWEU73C66
This vehicle needed an oil pump,the old one must have lost it's prime and its ability to develop pressure once drained.I HIGHLY recommend a new oil pump if you do one of these timing chain jobs. Thanks you to the many techs that gave good suggestions.Some idea...
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