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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L inop compressor VIN: WAUHE58A9M
Hi and thanks for checking this one out! This audi came in late last year with a bad compressor clutch. We could lightly tap on clutch and it would engage. Our customer declined repair at that time. He now came in and requested a new compressor. We installed n...
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L cigarette lighter VIN: WAVGA84A2V
Greetings Audi guru's, i have wasted a good 3 hours on this stupid problem, a penny became lodged in the cigarette lighter and blew the remote fuse. the problem is that all-data admits there exists a remote fuse for the cigarette lighter, (fuse S48) but will n...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L control arm bushings VIN: WAUGD28D1W
I have another Audi that is giving me trouble. The front right suspension makes an awful squeaking noise when going over bumps. My question is: Is there any other way to eliminate this noise short of replacing the entire control arms? I've tried spraying them ...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53461
Indications are that the exhaust cam is out of time. The exhaust cam refference reads 72 degrees. We have another 330ci here and the exhaust cam reference is 103 degrees. All other cam readings are the same on both cars. We have renoved the valve cover and cra... Trouble codes: P0014
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1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L headlights VIN: 124CSO0017
When headlights or brakelights are on engine dies. Doesn't matter if engine is reved up or not.
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJKX6243V
Do these cars tend to have a low brake pedal? I replaced front calipers, pads and rotors because left front caliper was siezed. I also replaced rear pads and rotors because they were shot. Now the car stops good and nothing is siezed up but the brake pedal see...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1247T
Hi there Land Rover Techs, We have an ongoing problem with this '96 Discovery. It will start and run normally about 9 times out of 10, varying. Sometimes it will start and stall, then you have to hold the accelerator down to get it to "clear out" and start ru... Trouble codes: P1177 (Long Term Fuel Trim Too Rich Both Banks), P1193 (Downstream Heater Inferred Open Circuit Fault)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E2S
Vehicle came to us with customer who was informed by the dealer that she needed an engine wiring harness. We installed a new engine wiring harness and a new throttle body due to bare wiring. Now all problems relating to drivability are delt with except this c... Trouble codes: 096 (Starter lock-out/back-up lamp switch s16/3)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G5Y
Vehicle sets lean codes intermittently and customer complains of hard stumble and lack of power. Fortunately vehicle acted up with a fuel pressure gauge attached pressure was @ 20psi (tested when ok- 55psi- volume pumps 1 gal in 50 seconds released through fue... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L srvc. light VIN: WMWRE33462
Hello all, I have two questions. Where is the data link connector for this vehicle. My MODIS BMW software recognizes the vehicle by VIN and tells me to connect the BMW-1 plug to the connector "under the hood". I cannot seem to find it there, or under the dash...
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1989 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2954K
Hello fellow techs. This car has a poor running condition on an intermittant basis only when cold. The vehicle will cough and die, blows black smoke as though it is either running too rich or has incomplete combustion. After it gets through the warm up it will...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Glass break sensor VIN: YS3ED48E71
Saab gurus, I,m hoping someone has seen this before. This 9-5 has the dreaded "Service Anti Theft" message on the SID. (please see test results) A check of the codes revealed it to have stored B1790, Glass Break Sensor, Internal Fault or No Response. I pulled ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWPD63B3X
Gents have this 99 passat w/numerous problems, had major oil leaks and ck engine light on, all that is repaired. But we still have a problem with ABS and brake light flashing, when this occurs the tachometer stops working and the oil pressure light flashes, al...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
Customer states this car has a surge while cruising at a steady speed. Most noticable between 55kph and 75 kph. He states that it occurs out of o/d, in lower gear. As regular maintenance I have replaced timing belt, tensioner and a defective lower small roller...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L heater core VIN: YV1KS9615S
The heater core is bad on this vehicle, I have MOD but it is useless for this repair. Does anyone have any information on the procedure for removing the heater core, it does look like the dash has to come out? Thanks in advance for any help.
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L Misfire, ERRATIC ECM OPERATIO VIN: YV1LW56D6Y
engine cuts out at cruise, idle OK, under acceleration OK.like one cylinder dropping out but no misfire codes. disconnected MAF to see if ECM would set code. drove 13 miles with MAF disconnected, ran fine, no CEL, no code set. shut off, restarted, engine ran f...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L transmission VIN: WAUZL64B81
the transmission wiring harness that was installed in this reman transmission was a zf upgraded harness. there was no difference in the way it looked or plugged into the car harnnes.how ever its schematic was different from the earlier harness. this was causin...
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1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAEC84OIH
it is hard to believe, but i got frustrated and had one of my mechanics sister car brought in and i installed her used computer, this seems to have repaired the problem, it means that i had to try 4 rebuilt computers to find one that works well, i had even cal...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Thanks to all. This car had all the problems described and then some. We determined that the General Module is at fault. The wining was broken to the rear deck and after repairing it there was no change.
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Timing Chain Jumped VIN: WDBBA45A9C
Well we finally got this one rolling out of here. As most of the replies indicated, the chain had been slapping the inboard rail on the left upper head and it finally broke. When it did, it sucked right into the gear due to direction of rotation and 'shoehor...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA26D5K
yes our old benz finally passed emissions, we had many replies ,several said aftermarket cats are inferior. some led us to checking ignition timing etc. the fix was to replace with a better aftermarket cat from davico. many many thanks to david [...] for walki...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6V
This V12 appears to be fixed. We initially checked all the hoses, valves and tank for possible leaks and none were found. During this inspection we found the gas tank was collapsing from excessive vacuum. We decided to replace the fuel sending unit for $225 be... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
thanks everybody it was the MAF sensor. Thanks again, John [...] Trouble codes: P0170.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Radio (audio) VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Hi, thanks to all the techs who replied. We checked the fiber optic loop by shining an LED down both lines and all was good there. We started checking the amplifier and were pretty certain it wasnt turning on despite having good power and grounds. We had an S4...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs? VIN: WVWMA63B0X
Well alot of info on this one first this car does not have Traction control as a couple thought might be the problem. the rotors were the right size as there are 2 choices. We did remove the speed sensors and clean all components. we also reckecked for ABS cod...
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