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1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUBB28D9X
hello i have a problem trying to recode a used abs punp i have the code it is 00021 i beleive for auto trans. but i am using ross-tech vag-com and it is asking for a login # this is what i cant find does any one know what this number is. thanks for any help ma...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L asc VIN: WBAHE6322S
This car is from a car lot here. The ASC (tracion control) warning light on the dash is on & the salesman complains that the car will at times not have enough power to move out of it's own way. I found one fault code in the ABS fault memory. It is 38 - Choke v...
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1997 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG232XV
Intermittently, when the customer tries to start the car it cranks, but will not start until the start process has been attempted usually about three times. On the third or second try, the engine will start immediately. The first thing we checked was for fuel ... Trouble codes: 234 (Cat Inefficiency Cylinders 4-6), 83 (Crank Pos. Sensor), 35 (Secondary Air pump Relay)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA0D94G
customer had car towed to shop for a no start condition, he said that he was checking the condition of the air filter with the engine running when the car shut off on him. i checked the maf and hose to it and every thing was ok, so i scanned it and got a code ... Trouble codes: 1586 (tacm failure)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L brake system VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
vehicle was in a small accident back in january.when customer picked up vehicle,the complaint was pedal went to the floor.the body shop found a leaking abs unit and had it replaced at the dealer.customer still complained that the pedal was to low.the customer ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airride VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB-Guru's we just did a "b" service and car was overnight on hoist. Next morning we finsished up B service, without any customer complains. car of the hoist, start car and drive it out: now we get the message" airmatic see workshop" We have no star-d...
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2002 Opel Zafira 1.8L No Start VIN: W0LTG92382
Hi friends, this van doesn't start now at any time, i've checked it and it has spark, but it has not injector pulse and fuel pump, when we treated to start it, the firts time it starts but then it shut down immediately, after that car doesn't start again. I w...
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hard Start VIN: YS3DF58N6X
TIA to all techs who read and respond to this. Have a 99 Saab 93 with an extended crank condition. When it does fire up, it smells rich, but is not missing. Does anyone have any thoughts or tips for figuring out what the hell is going on with this thing. Don'...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E81
need help with this one from you saab techs, car runs fine however intermittently sets codes p1334 and p1312 I'm not sure which direction to head with this one ,I think possibly may be bad coil pack/ign module on top of motor but only a guess, someone please p... Trouble codes: 1334 (Combustion Detection 1-2 Open circuit), 1312 (Combustion Circuit 3-4 Open Circuit)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L windows VIN: WBAFF740XE
Thanks to all, we found the problem. The breaker is in the lower dash panel, right side of the steering wheel. Someone has replaced the breaker with a toggle switch. Sure looked aftermarket to us, so we ignored it. He must have turned the switch off by acciden...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ6326S
Found defective hydraulic unit. Replaced unit. Thanks: Gerhard, Howard, Erik, Bill, Stephen.
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L your ears VIN: WBAGK2322W
Thank you gentlemen and especially John [...] who provided part numbers (11 15 7 501 565 & 564 left & right). John also provided a great test; remove engine oil dip stick, and if noise is gone the vacuum plates are at fault. On the back of both intake mani...
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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSCM9337X
Thanx to everyone who replied. After we had posted the request the customer told us that the car had overheated before coming to us. We tore the engine down only to find out that the cylinders were warped. This car needs an engine. Again thanx to all!
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJKX6243V
I tried rebleading, i got a good stream of fluid from all wheels. Customer took car and was satisfied with it. Thanks for the help guys.
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1070441203
The fuel tank strainer was it. It's interesting that everyone that replied was so confident, they did not even address my question of the fuel pump relay. The fix involved first replacing the strainer in the bottom of the tank. Later we removed the tank and ha...
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWEE83A1V
Nothing conclusive with this one. We estimated a tear down inspection of the transmission but customer decided to take car and debate on repair. Sounds like they want to unload it and cut there losses. Suggestions ranged from valve body problem to torque conve...
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