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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E63
car runs well, previously had multiple codes. only code returning now is p0171 (generic obd) vehicle specific scan shows 17544 lean mixture. long term trim runs about 6.5 % most of the time. smoke test is good fuel pressure is good. cannot find any reason for ... Trouble codes: 17544 (p1136 lean mixture)
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2005 Audi A4 2.0L Oil consumption
Sorry for no vin, but I'm home and it's at the shop.05 Audi A4 2.0 liter Turbo came in on a hook 10 days ago Smoking oil out the tailpipe like a crop duster. Got into shop to find very little oil in engine and 2 quarts in the intercooler. Customer had told us ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Cruise control VIN: WDDNG71X08
The customer says that while he is driving in traffic, there is a loud beep , and a warning comes up on the cluster. There are two different messages: Distronic Plus unavailable , and Park assist unavailable. I have driven the car numerous times, and cannot ge...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, EML light VIN: WMWRH33526
Hi folks, looking for some ideas. This Mini has a very intermittent EML light activation with a reduction of power. It is setting code 001498 (P1498) but only while the light is active, the code does not get stored for some reason. We were lucky enough to have... Trouble codes: P1498 (Unmetered air after compressor)
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L loss of power VIN: WVWCE63B15
Hi vw guru guys, i could use your input in verifying this problem. Car came in with broken chain (BHW 2.0 TDI). we fixed chain by upgrading to gears, got motor back together no problem. found worn turbo impeller and replaced turbo charger. also replaced egr in... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost pressure regulation. Control range not reached), 18628 (oxygen sensor b1 s1. signal too high rich)
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2011 Audi A4 2.0L Cam Timing VIN: WAUAFAFLXB
Took the car back apart a 3rd time, found both balance shafts are completely seized. I am calling this one an oil pressure problem. I am recommending an engine to end this nightmare.
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible top
Ok, this one is fixed. What is the first law of electrics? Check the fuses! The car has 5 fuses for the roof, this car had a bad connection on fuse 46 in the glove box. The fuse was not blown but the upper contact was bad, as I wiggled the fuse with my test li...
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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Battery VIN: WBXPC93487
We could never catch the vehicle with a drain after 3 weeks of daily monitoring of the system. The final stage module, coolant fan module, alternator and other modules were disconnected. The vehicle sat over the last weekend outdoors and the battery was totall...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX6243V
Well this one is finally fixed. Thanks to all who replied with excelent tips. Bob hit this one right on. The customer had stated that he had 4 coils replaced. I replace the to others and still had the problem. When I replaced the other 4 the problem was gone. ... Trouble codes: P1777 (p1775-), P1775.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBSK76F14
Thanks to all who responded special thanks to Dave. The car is all set the coil packs were at fault we replaced both coil packs and decided to do the control module also to prevent future issues. Thanks again, here is Dave's post Very helpful so I have include... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0300.
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L ABS, speedometer, warning lights abs, brake VIN: WMWRH335X6
Did further testing and found blown ABS module fuse, Cleared all codes, test drove twice and fuse did not blow again.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L 2-3 4-5 VIN: 3VWEF71K27
Owner is trading it in. Fans locked up then locked up ac compressor then must have heated up transmission. But if valve body is 1500 and fans are 500 and compressor 350 used transmission 2500. Vehicle is not worth it. I've seen plenty of these with over 150k m...
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