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1997 Audi A4 1.8L temp on 150 VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Thanks all you audi tech's in advance, but we do not do audi's, and this poor girl is pregnant with twins and has a small baby with her and there is no audi dealer around. So, we have this 97 A4 1.8 turbo that has no heat [it is 20* here] we read most of the r...
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L sun roof VIN: WAUEA88D7V
good morning: this car was brought in for several things. it belongs to a dealer. we have fixed most of the suff, but the sunroof will cycle by it self. just back and forth about 4 or so inches, then imediately return to the up in the back position then to cl...
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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, floods when cold VIN: WBAHC2308K
I'm not a euro mechanic, I'm just attempting to help a friend. I have done nearly no testing to this vehicle other than watching the symptoms. When cold, it floods the rear 3 cylinders to the point of fuel actually getting the exterior of the rear manifold wet...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L pulsation VIN: WBAGJB8328
hello techs. this car is in good shape but it has a wierd front end shimmy like a brake pulse (rotor deflection) you would swear the rotor was junk. we spin them up and no deflection . we cut them and the same thing. this is fronts . this problem only happens ...
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal feel VIN: SAJKY1748L
When your are sitting still with the engine running and you apply slight brake pressure, the electric brake pump will activate and continue to run as long as you apply brake pressure. It also makes a hissing noise at the valve behind the master cylinder. If yo...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Timing chains/tensioners VIN: SAJGX2047X
Hi Jaguar mechanics. I am replacing timing related items on this V8 due to the notorious secondary tensioner failure and I have been studying the subject online, in Alldata, Mitchell on Demand and in JTIS shop manual. On this particular car the chains have n...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
This '00 S-Type has got us stumped. The car simply won't stay in gear on an incline. The transmission operating temperature is in the normal range. The fluid level is good and there are no signs of burning. The problem can be stopped (briefly) by going through...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01P51
This engine sometimes takes long crank time to start when hot. Good fuel pressure inspect spark plug valleys for oil or water, check connector to main fuel pump seems ok. Fuel pressure does not drop off however same effect of a bad check valve. Any ideas would...
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1070441201
Hey, I haven't the technical info on this old d-jet car. Anyone have info on tps testing and map sensor testing on this old 4.5? It runs rough cold and hesitates popping through the intake and then smooths out when warm. I took the injection points out and cle...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L radio VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Hello everybody, I got what I thought was the same old same old. merecedes ml320 towed in no start. Bad battery. replaced it with confidence radio code in hand. Then the nightmare starts. key on started up everything ok. Entered the radio code 5 digits pressed...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CX7
good evening: have replaced air flow meter with two. one new,vw, and one rebuilt vw. continues to reset code right after clearing. checked wiring from the sensor to the computer, and all have good connection. cheked all the grounds. ok. am leaning toward the ... Trouble codes: P0102
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1987 Volvo 245 2.3L battery
The battery goes dead after sitting overnight. Customer bought a new battery to try and solve this problem, but still drains overnight. The problem started right after the Volvo dealer installed a new factory radio. I have checked for a drain by disconnecting ...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L seal VIN: YV1AA8849M
THE SEAL ABOVE THE WATER PUMP DETERIORATES AND CRACKS AT A RAPID RATE, APPROXIMATELY 4 TO 6 MONTHS. WE HAVE REPLACED MANY WATER PUMPS ON THIS PARTICULAR MODEL AND SERVICE MANY, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM CONTINUE TO REOCCUR AS OFTEN AS IT HAS. I KEEP P...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D7X
If anyone that has experience with vadis we could use a little assistance. While pulling codes using the vadis dvd and the VCT2000 we have a reoccurring problem of an SRS lamp popping up after clearing codes and we are unable to communicate with the SRS system...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A69
This vehicle is likely to be fixed soon. At present the replies I have received have all verified what I have been double checking. I would be happy to post the repair to anyone who would email and ask. At present I am out of the country so when I have this re...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil pressure light VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
We got the car back in and changed the oil to synthetic as was suggested from the replies we got. The oil light did not come on as frequently but did still come on while driving. I showed the customer the information regarding the slugging problem this engine ...
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L battery VIN: WBAEG22040
Hi all, the customer elected to take his vehicle back without finding the fault with the dash. The battery drain was in fact OK after approx 18 minutes. (see update below) Thanks to all who responded.
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1240V
Many thanks to whom replied to request, as all you guys guessed TPS setting had to be done by some scanner which I did not have any access to so i took the car to dealership and car is fixed and so far so good. Thanks again and god bless.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hyd lifters
Thanks for all the replys. Car runs fine and no other problems after driving for a couple weeks. Disassembling the lifters and found a lot of wear. &%?$ Happens.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door, trunk locks VIN: WDBGB34E6S
I replaced the pump and everything is fine now. thank you all so very very much. Lyle
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21COX
Replaced a module in the driver's door that controls windows and some other creature comforts. Got some good tips on putting the car to 'rest' as they say. Remember to leave the car just as the customer brought it in--switches in the same position, radio on, w...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE21JXY
Well it sure helps getting the WHOLE story. After telling the customer that we would have to check the timimg chains at another 10 hrs, he told us that he just spent 4K for a valve job for unknown reasons. the dealer won't even work on this car. Customer is ta... Trouble codes: P1340.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWSB29M22
I have shown the customer all the replies that we received regarding towing the newer Jetta. He has talked to VW and was told that the new Jetta and the new Beetle share the same platform and therefore the Jetta should tow as easily as the Beetle. He will have...
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