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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E84
We have a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro in the shop with a very intermittent problem. Every 700 to 900 miles it will set 2 camshaft codes: P0014/16398 - 16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B (exhaust), retard setpoint not reached, upper limit reached. P1997/18405 - 18405 - Frictio... Trouble codes: P1997 (18405 - Friction too high exhaust cam adjustment bank 1), P0014 (16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B exhaust retard setpoint not reached)
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2006 Audi S4 4.2L Steering Pump VIN: WAUUL78E66
Hi Techs, I have this 06 S4 Wagon in the shop. It originally came in with an intermittent no power steering assist. We Verified that the pump was bad. We installed a pump (Remanned unit from ZF) and did the bleed procedure from Alldata. this pump was incredib...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L window motor VIN: WBSBG9332X
replaced window motor 3 times and the plastic gear inside the motor strips out within a month. Installed new factory glass after trying j.n.phillips aftermarket glass, as aftermarket glass does not come with brackets attached to it and placement of brackets is...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33464
hi guys i have this bmw 325i had a lean code on both banks so i change the air boot it was crack clear codes when drive on the high way the light on again lean codes both banks .somke system no leaks found i am thinking the air flow meter .but i want to make s...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Hello, I got this rover here putting the check engine light on with two codes P2096 and P2098. Code definition on the scanner says Post catalyst fuel trim banks 1 and 2. I smoke tested the intake manifold and then smoke tested the exhaust system. No leaks at a... Trouble codes: P2096, P2098
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Power Windows VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Problem is the power windows, locks,mirrors & power roof stop working. If you disconnect the battery for 5 minuets & then reconnect everything comes to life. After a few days the same issue appears. I have replaced Left front & rear door modules,right front & ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E91
hi this customer says that while driving the car goes into limp mode..but it is intermittent..when this happens none of the gear indicator lights work.i did a full scan with my autel scan tool I got all can codes..im not very familiar with this model car so I ... Trouble codes: P2307, C1022, C1024, C1025
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, No Communication VIN: 3VWRF29M9X
Won't Start Cold And It's Like 60 Degrees Right Now. Turn Key To On, SES Light Lights Along With Glow Plug Light But The Glow Plug Light Goes Right Back Out. I Don't Think It Stays On For Even A Second. I Unplugged Coolant Sensor And The Glow Plug Light Would ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Fuel Pressure VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Vehicle was brought in for a rough idle. Replaced multiple damaged breather & vacuum hoses. Runs better but has high fuel pressure. Key on, engine off fuel pressure is within specification. Key on, engine running fuel pressure is 65-70 psi and causes the engin...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine Oil VIN: 3VWSP29M11
Hi, Customer dumped a Gallon of Antifreeze Coolant into the Engine Oil Fill Cap hole but NEVER STARTED THE ENGINE. He had me Tow it in & I drained the Antifreeze Coolant into a 5 gallon bucket & it drained out just as Purple/Pink as VW Antifreeze is then I pl...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANN73586
Thank you for the replies! We have performed the BG 109 chemical treatment again, and switched to conventional oil. If this becomes the fix, I will update the post. If the oil consumption continues, we will boro-scope the cylinders.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E4S
Thanks to all who replied. EVERYBODY said go after the ignition system so after I checked all the service records, I did. I did find moisture in both the caps. I replace all of the secondary ignition system and the problem has not returned. As to the power top... Trouble codes: 2 (Max retardatio), 3 (ECT B11/9 from LH2 SFI implausable), 6 (Cam position sensor L5/1), 8 (Trans overlay protocal switch S65 does not close).
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L cooling system VIN: WDDNG86X27
Lars from New jersey hit the nail or should I say the computer on the head. tapping the engine control module affected the fan operation. replaced computer dealer flashed it. fine ever since. thank you everyone for your help. Owe you one Lars [...] again...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling System VIN: WMWRE33586
Vehicle was not fixed because the customer declined further repairs.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L brakes VIN: 3VWCT71K86
ok folks, sorry for the delay, I gave this one time to make darn sure it was not coming back to haunt me. after a chat with a tech line and a second replacement of the booster, the problem still existed, makes no sense to me why, but I made a spacer for the ma...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWCK73C87
thanks guys appreciate the help it was indeed carbon build up on the intake valves, clean them an car ran great thanks again this the first vehicle that kicked ma ass like this
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