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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Timing Chain VIN: WAUZL64B0Y
This one is killing me and I have run out of ideas! Car had a P1522 code (intake camshaft control malfunction, bank 2), p0300, p0305, p0306, P0307, P0308 and a loud rattle from the left bank. Suspected a faulty chain tensioner. Resistance tested the solenoid a...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L pressure solenoid VIN: WBAEN33482
need help with this 325I Wagon,sometimes it goes into the failsafe mode, owner states when this happens he can cycle the ignition and it will work correctly, shift in a normal fashion.Scan tool reads a BMW code 03, pressure control solenoid C,What happened to ...
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2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L Misfire Cyl #8 VIN: 5UXFE83539
2009 4.8L N62TU engine with a misfire on cyl. #8. The misfire seems to happen when lugging the engine going from a deceleration to a part throttle acceleration. (The DME is weak at identifying a misfire and won't come on till the engine has had multiple occurr... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl 8 misfire), 29D4
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Glovebox VIN: SAJWA79C65
Hello Group, This vehicle is owned by a used car co.Problem is the glove compartment door will open electronically,but won't latch closed.Latch is controlled by a control unit actuator.When you press the button to open the glovebox,the actuator moves to the r...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E3P
this vehicle was towed into our shop leaking coolant. it had overheated and would not start for customers daughter. it started immediately and we drove into shop. we pressure tested and found bad water pump. after replacing water pump, hoses, and belt we start...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L monitors wont comple VIN: WDBHA28EXT
This one will not complete AIS,EGR,and CAT monitors. Extensive driving done,over 1000 miles city and freeway. O2 sensors replaced.EGR Passes cleaned and EGR system is fully operational to the best of our knowledge.AIS works ok also. another PCM does not start ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air ride VIN: WBDNG70J3Y
Ok guys, need your help here. This S430 came in without any lights on the dash for a noise over bumps. Front wheel bearings were loose, inner tie rods had play. We started by replacing inner tie rod ends and wheel bearings. Ended up with code c1101 Speed senso...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J72
thanks for taking time to read! this Mercedes has us a bit baffled. it has a rough idle. it sets a code for misfire on cylinder #5. we can monitor the faults and see a slight misfire on #5. we swapped coil and wires with 3 other cylinders to confirm they were...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: WDBUF56X47
Trying to recalibrate the steering angle sensor in a Mercedes 211.056 E350. We replaced front control arms (traction struts) after we found the bushings in bad shape. The steering wheel was off center to the left before the work and during the alignment we fou...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Misfire cyl #3 VIN: WVWTH63B63
THIS 2.8L V6 HAD A CONSISTENT MISFIRE AT IDLE ON CYL#3. THE MISFIRE COUNTER JUST KEPT COUNTING UP ON THE VAG-COM AS THE ENGINE SAT IN THE SHOP BAY RUNNING AT IDLE. WE SWAPPED THE SPARK PLUGS, FUEL INJECTORS, CHECKED THE COMPRESSION AND THE FUEL PRESSURE, SMOKE... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire.), P0300 (Random mult. Misfire.), P0421 (Cat converter efficiency b1), P0422 (Cat converter efficiency b2)
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 1-2,2-3,3-4,4-5 harsh shifts VIN: 3VWCM31Y24
The vehicle came in with harsh shiffting 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 gears. we scan the computer and found a code 01045. the code directed us to a faulty tiptronic switch that would read error on the scanner when it dropped to the standard postion then continue to read...
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2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Safety VIN: YV1SZ59576
Keys of this car where lost. Can somebody help me to get the key code from the vin number. Need a key code to cut the key otherwise will have to replace all cylinder locks and I do not want to do that. Also need some help to program the remote control.
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Compressor VIN: WBABJ7339X
this beemer is fixed. short story is a new dme fixed it. how I got to that route involves my original thought that it was bad. but after the replies with everyone saying check out the rpm signal I started there. I never got any codes out of the dme. it thought...
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBANA53564
Hello gentlemen, I have come to a conclusion on this vehicle. I am 99% sure that it does in fact need a new compressor. The next day I went out to do a little more testing on it and I found that the ambient temp sensor was reading normal first thing, not 32 ...
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2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAPK535X9
Well guys, I have to apologize on my scattered diagnostics. First off, this being the first beamer I've worked on with the valvetronic and VANOS system, I screwed up. I was under the assumption that both of the systems were pertaining to what I know as varia... Trouble codes: P1030 (2A38 Valvetronic movement Sluggish), 29E1, 29E0.
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1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAY1341H
We were unable to find any fix for this. We sent it off to another shop to look at it. We did check for overfueling through the EVAP canister but found no gas there. Injectors were pulsing at 7ms with half throttle and would fluctuate with throttle. Also tried...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Sorry for late post to close.This thing is fixed.The problem was that someone tapped into the ground control circuit for a/c clutch relay.Evidently they werent getting a ground signal from computer so in the wiring harness they found a wire that had ground,the...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Hesitation, Early Trans Shifts VIN: SALTY12491
Turns out that this shifting issue is "normal"! We tested the MAF / TPS / VSS to verify that they are working properly. Found a section of the Owner's Manual that discusses the shift points and how to get the trans to downshift with use of accelerator pedal an...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L pedal effort VIN: YS3DD38B5V
Perhaps my question needed better wording, but most folks got the idea correctly ~ the brakes work fine with additional vacuum supplied to booster, but the stated 8 inches vacuum at idle was not enough to provide normal pedal effort. Working with Oren from Isr...
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2007 Volkswagen Golf City 2.0L Power Windows VIN: 9BWEL41J27
Thanks for the help. Even though the codes indicated it was a wiring issue. It ended up being the drivers door switch was the culprit. Its a multiplex switch to roll the window down the switch puts the wire to 0 volts.To roll the windows up its about 7 volts. ...
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