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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS w/ESP VIN: WAUZL54B51
Hi Audi Techs. and thanks in advance for the help. This Audi has the ABS system with ESP. This system has a separate control unit under the passenger side floor board carpet. I'm Getting two constant fault codes for the High Pressure valves #1 & #2, The codes...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML44E74
Vehicle has a 100 ma draw. Trouble codes in almost every module (too many to list). No communication with control head, radio, media player, navigation, sound system, or telematics. Unplugged all radio related modules, comfort module, and removed all fuses (ye...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L engine oil leak VIN: WAUSF78K49
Hi group, this Audi has a oil leak coming from bell housing area (rear main) we replaced a faulty crankcase breather asy. about 2 weeks ago thinking this would stop the oil leak, but it did not. we put dye in the engine the customer drove it over the weekend. ...
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2002 BMW 318 1900CC No Start
I have help a few in the past. this my first help request, hopefully the last also. BMW E46 318 M43 BMS43, car came in non starting, was at 3 previous workshops, they could not fix it. Fuel injectors fire but no spark from coil pack. No fault memory's from DME...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L compressor VIN: WBANF735X6
It's been a long time since I've asked for help, but here goes. We replaced the compressor, drier, and expansion valve, and flushed the system on this car after the compressor melted down and contaminated the system with debris (not too badly). Of course we us...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L blower VIN: WDBGA33E4S
Greetings Mercedes techs, I have a blower motor here that will not operate under normal conditions. When I scan the control unit the blower comes on high speed and seems fine, but when I unhook my scan tool the blower will not operate. All temp sensor outputs...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L All VIN: WD3PE7CC0A
I didn't write the codes down but I had low power. Turbocharger boost pressure problem and egr heater codes. The rear egr tube gaskets had blown out so I felt that may have caused the turbo code. The vehicle would go in limp home mode after driving for a few m...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting
2003 mini cooper came in 2 months ago for a non-shifting issue (cvt). We completed a fluid change and an adaptaion relearn. After the relearn the vehicle drove normal; rpms stayed steady while accel and vehicle was able to exceed 30mph. The mini came back this...
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2010 Porsche Panamera S 4.8L MIL Lamp on
No drivability problems but code pops back up after about three days of driving. Can't reproduce the symptom in the shop. Trouble codes: P0068 (Mass Air Flow Implausible)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L fuel guage, speedo VIN: 3VWSP69M91
This is a weird one for me. Customer said randomly while driving, the speedometer stops working and the gas gauge drops while accelerating and comes back proper. Since, the speedometer doesn't work at all and the fuel gauge still drops and comes back but now i...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L coolant VIN: WBABR3344Y
Thanks to all who replied. this radiator does not have an internal trans or oil cooler. trans cooler has not failed. Thanks for the response confirming the engine oil filter adaptor did not have access to the cooling system. I had read the posts online about c...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13516
THANKS T0 EVERYONE THAT OFFER HELP SMOKE TEST DID NOT REVEAL THE PROBREM I GOT A BRAKE WITH PROPANE . IT WAS THE FRONT CRANKSHAFT SEAL I DID FIND PIECES OF THE OLD BELT THE SOMEONE REPLACED DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG AGO STUCK BEHIND THE HORMONIC BALANCE GETTING IN ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean).
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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L vacuum pump VIN: WBXPC93458
Grateful for both responses.Cleaned and dried bolt heads,tapped on them with new socket and held my breath while breaking loose.Success.After removing pump,opened up and indeed impeller had severely scored housing and in fact broken it!Appreciate encouragement...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW16493
Thanks everyone for the good advice. I did what jason said a wiring harness layover. I sold the two rear o2 sensors and cut the connectors to start the layover harness. I plugged the o2 sensors in and everything was working ok. The vehicle ran all drive cycles... Trouble codes: P0130 (Oxygen sensor bank1 sensor1), P0154 (Oxygen circuit no activity detected bank2 sensor1).
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C86
First off thanks for the responses. a couple things were wrong the fuse SB6 for the coils was blown (should have checked the basics, always bites yah in the back side), but also a bad connection where the cust spliced the new pigtail together. had to tear into...
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