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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Cruise control VIN: WAUCB88D5V
I own this 97 Audi A4 Quattro with 1.8 turbo engine that has had intermittent cruise control operation for over a year, but now it hardly ever works. I have the Ross Tech Vag Com software that has worked wonderfully for us, but I find no information on testing...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L cylinder block VIN: 65DGGD6549
hello all, i have a 2.8l z3 that was severly overheated. in the past have always replaced the engine on these cars due to the fact that the aluminum block does not fair well being over heated. my problem is this, my customer has requested that we try to fix th...
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBSDE9347Y
customer complained of interior lights dimming when brakes are applied with the headlights on. replaced the battery. checked alt/charging system and all is good. ran complete tests on all systems with modic and everything is ok. it is such an intermittant prob...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L steering VIN: 4USBT334X3
vechile came in for alignment, is in spec. but customer complains vechile wants to wander all the time, everybody says it is the nature of the vechile ,like to know is there any adjustment to help it out or not.
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1956 Jaguar XK140 3.4L engine VIN: NH00952700
This 1957 Jag XK140 Roadster is in excellent condition. The vehicle came in with an overheating condition. We pressurized the cooling system and found a loose radiator hose and a leaking freeze plug. After correcting the problem the car was tested again and th...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L in car temp VIN: SAJNX2749T
Vehicle came in with locked-up smoked compressor. Replaced with new comp-drier-condenser-expan valve and evacuated system. recharged to find low output--not cold. Walked around to heater valve and noticed it open. Switched to MANUAL operation on the control he...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY12XWA
hi,group car tow in start but,no power, idle unstable,stalls,hesitation,check data stream with obd generic scanner ,coolant -40,iat -40 ,tps 10uel inj0%,maf 50 grams,so i went and replace engine computer,send it to land rover specialist to get it coded,starts ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Unknown
Origanally posted this in the transmission forum but was arhived by the next morning. Customer comes in with a handfull of bent up springs after changing his filter.He was attempting to cure a leak that he thought was the pan gasket. The spring bits where from...
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1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Hello all Rolls-Royce experts, I have a Corniche here with an intermittent blower fan operation. Sometimes it will work (usually cold), then stop, but lately they just won't work at all. This car was inherited by the customer, and there is no service history w...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3DD55B7V
Car came in for some service work. Customer stated that the backup lights were inop. I found power going to the four pole connector near the antenna in back, but not to the lamps. Ran a new wire from that four pole to the lamp sockets and the backup lights wor...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L sid VIN: YS3EF48E9X
I need to know how to reset the 'TIME FOR SERVICE' message on the Saab Information Display (SID). My mitchell manual says hold the clear button for 8 seconds, but this doesn't work. Anyone else know how to do this without the factory scan tool. We do have a sn...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Please help guys. I have a customer's sons car from out of town. I dont usually work on german cars. this passat has a dead ignition on cyl one. we have swaped plugs and coils and #1 is still dead. we have good injector pulse and good fuel pressure. this is a ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
Some help please from the Volkswagon literate. This car came in last week with p1136 & p0441. At that time it also had a stumble,die, & temporary crank, non-start occurance that the customer described to us, but we could not duplicate. It started & ran great f... Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation add. system too lean), P0441 (Tank ventilation system throughput faulty)
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
Intermittently engine will crank without starting. While engine is cranking, Driver's information displays message "STC service required" No fault codes are stored in the ECM but there is always a code 0093 stored in the ABS module. This codes is set when the ... Trouble codes: 0093 (ABS Control module communication)
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1999 Opel Vectra 1600CC abs VIN: WV137-JF19
Thank you for your replies, It looks like Opel (part of GM) have found a way to earn good money selling new ABS Units, the two system relays are soldered in the actual unit and cannot be bought separate. Gave the customer the option to fit an external rela...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Well, this oil burner is on the road again. The 'cold start injector' (a misnomer) also called the 'N-108 valve' was the culprit. It looks like a basic throttle body type injector that resides in the bottom of the injector pump, but somehow regulates the amoun... Trouble codes: P1252.
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61R72
All volvo tech's in the Ohio valley are aghast that I could have so completely miss diagnosed this vehicle. Thanks to the iatn, I may have embarrassed myself on national and international levels on this point- Removing the oil cap made the noise go away. The... Trouble codes: 150A, 250A.
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