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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDG74F95
Car came in with a idle hesitation and stumble on acceleration. No DTCs stored. Reading the misfire counters it randomly misfires on several cylinders about 75% of the time. it clears up for a few secs but then acts up again. I smoke tested intake system (no l...
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L engine VIN: WAUAH74F28
Vehicle came in w/ an intermittent valve train type noise. If engine RPM's are raised while problem is occurring, symptom will clear up. I've come across this concern with other vehicles such as Ford, Toyota and Honda w/ a variable valve timing system. Ford ve...
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2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Leak VIN: WA1LFAFP4B
Ok, not alot of exp with an Audi this new. Came in last week running very badly. Tech working on it found the crankcase breather valve/oil separator was bad. Changed it and runs great. Came back in with a really bad oil leak. IT'S BAD!!! Coming from inside the...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Monitors/long crank VIN: WBADD6320W
I did a head gasket and had a vanos code, I found I did vanos wrong also cross two wires with same plug (secondary air solenoid and evap solenoid. so I had vanos, secondary air system and evap system codes. after vanos and plug were corrected the codes went aw...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM334XY
This BMW was in an accident and came in with a cold running complaint that its difficult(hesitating, lack of power) to get the car over 20mph until it warmed up for about 2-5min. After 2-5min it would drive decent, slightly underpowered. Smoke testing intake r... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAZ33454
This vehicle is a friends and still fooling around with it,now looking at his oil leak coming from left side of block running down behind a/c bracket to a good drip. Was looking at archives and was reading about a o-ring that gets hard for o-filter assembly,d...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPM16492
I am just putting this one out there for any input I can get. The story with this vehicle is that last winter a big chuck of ice fell onto the hood and crushed the hood. This pushed the hood into the fuse box breaking the cover and unsure what other damage. Cu...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Mercedes Techs, thanks in advance for your help - vehicle belongs to manager of one of our fleet accounts - engine would start and idle, however no accelerator response - checked and found bad throttle body - due to cost of new throttle body and age of vehicle...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L brake light VIN: WDBNG83J93
test all systems and found can communication from ESP causing the brake lights to stay on? test all communication modules-found when disconnecting ABS/ESP module the brake lights went out? Removed module and sent to BBA reman for Diagnosis-They replied that th...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EH49G63
This Saab sob story started with a thrown belt & seized idler - but there was oil everywhere & we were afraid the belt would become oil saturated & come off again soon. Leaks were originating from the crankshaft seal area & right rear corner of the head. We d...
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2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L master cylinder? VIN: YS3FH41U86
customer concern very soft brake pedal going more than 1/2 way to floor. inspected all brakes--ok, calipers working fine, pinched each flex line to every caliper with no change in brake pedal. no fluid leaks... Replaced master cylinder and pressure bleed brake...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C9Y
Please help - Officially Stuck on this one - Read closely, NOT THE NORMAL PROBLEMS: customer said pulled out from fuel station and car died, he was sure it was the timing belt. When i got the car, the timing belt was already off. I sent the cylinder head out f...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS module VIN: WVWRH63B84
My questions is : can i get a used one for our customer and re-code it to his car and be done with it ? Has anyone done this before ? Does the new snap on Modis with latest update work to re-code it ? Thanks for helping .
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Loss of power VIN: YV1SZ58D62
Car will run fine for days then while driving it will loose power almost impossable to accelerate. If you cyle the key off and on the car will accelerate normally agian for days at a time. we have checked the wires from the gas paeddle to the ecu the throttle ... Trouble codes: P2127
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2009 Audi A3 Quattro 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WAUKF78P89
Yes it is fixed #3 injector and all injector seals replaced. Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0303-), P2293 (testing and results).
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L turn signals VIN: WBAGH83431
thanks to all that replied- the light control module had failed. Replacement corrected the concerns- I guess sitting for 32 months and then a jump start killed it! Greg and crew
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Cruise control VIN: WDDNG71X08
I never got the car to act up for me. I really think this may be a software issue. The customer is not using the system when the warnings appear. Justin suggested I go with the customer and see how this occurs. I think that is the best idea, but the customer i...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L abs module VIN: WMWRE33576
summary is abs control module is internally defective, there is a replacement available at dealer as a "repair kit" Due to high cost customer declined the repair since its an intermittent fault even though hard code in abs computer the abs indicator is off and...
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