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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUDF78EX6
This vehicle came in for a concern of a bad idle vibration. It feels worse at idle but you seem to be able to feel it throughout the RPM range. It is the worst at IDLE and in gear. I found no trouble codes in the system. One thing that I noticed was the flex p...
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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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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Compressor VIN: WBABJ7339X
after customer jumped car off she noticed the a/c not cooling. also the tach and temp inop. despite the mileage this veh is meticulously maintained by dealer until now. so she takes car to dealer. after 2 hours labor charge they tell her needs ihka and cluster...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB53595
Initially this vehicle came in with misfire under idle and all other driving conditions. Customer said the misfire started during highway drive. Performed all of the above tests and procedures and there is no change. Vehicle will sometimes go into Limp mode ... Trouble codes: P0024 (B Camshaft position timing overadvanced Bank 2), P0021 (A Camshaft position timing overadvanced Bank 1), P0303 (Misfire cyl. 3), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0306 (Misfire cyl.6)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L fuse VIN: WDBBA45A9E
can anyone tell me the amp rating of the small fuse in back of a Becker Grand Prix radio. It is a 5mm x 20mm fuse and on one end it says T2D 250V. Or maybe a replacement part #. Thanks
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65H6X
We have both keys for the car and they work the door locks remotely as well as with fitted key in fob, the car cranks well, there is no communication with scanner for the engine system there is no power to the fuel pump, there is power to the fuel pump relay, ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Controls VIN: WDBJF70J01
Vehicle came in with complaint for no A/C. 01 E430 auto climate control. Control head was completely lighting up all the buttons and indicators and unresponsive. Installed a new control head however the only buttons on the unit that respond are the blower spee...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Lean full trim VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
mil light is on. code p1128 is coming up, fuel trim running lean, any ideas?
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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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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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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
Sorry for the delay but a used trans controller fixed this jag.The origional controller was sent out for testing and no problems were found.That incorrect info really cost me alot of hours.Used controller was $50 and no programming necessary.Yes,plug and play ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L no low psi siginal VIN: WDBRF61J33
After replacing the left sam with a new one from benz,the low side psi readings on the scanner came to life but still no compressor control. When applying power to the compressor system worked well low side readings were very close to each other(scanner/gauge)...
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1975 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L clutch
Thanks for all the great info. After talking with the customer and telling him around 8 hrs. labor I got the impression he didn't really care about the cost as long as I took care of his baby. Thanks for all tips and tricks after 25 years of turning wrenches I...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWPD63B52
The customer decided to pick up the vehicle without a fix stating that he did not want to spend anymore money. Here are some updates. We smoke tested the intake & found a cracked breather (only after the engine was hot--did not show at anyother time)--repaired...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L valve body VIN: WVWSK61J03
The valve in question is in fact the pressure regulating valve. While we have had good luck in the past replacing these valve bodies, I think we got to this one too late. The fluid is definitely overheating, to the point of burning the fluid. No one, including...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29502
WELL,THE VOLVO STILL SITS HERE BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER DOES NOT HAVE ANY MONEY FOR ME TO CONTINUE.I INFORMED HIM THAT IT PROBABLY HAS BENT VALVES,SO AT THE MINIMUM THE CYLINDER HEAD HAS TO COME OFF TO SEE WHY IT NO LONGER HAS ANY COMPRESSION.I GAVE IT A SHOT AND ... Trouble codes: P0017 (Cam/crank correlation [...]).
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