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1997 Audi A4 2.8L thermostat VIN: WAUEA88D9V
Hello all, Customer complaint of overheating- gauge would read full scale after several minutes of operation. Verified same, lower hose cool while upper hose hot. Replaced the thermostat, backfilled and bled the system at one of the heater hoses at the cowl. N...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L neutral safety VIN: WBAND6322S
This vehicle starts in all gear selections. We have limited information from Mitchell and All-data and that information does not match what we have physically on the car. The dealer indicated that they have experienced this problem in the past and that the cu...
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBABJ7337W
This car came in for A high duct temp. The compressor clutch is not coming on when commanded to do so. The condensor cooling fan comes on. Also there is no temperature change when changed to hot on temp control. Outside temp sensor is showing 71.6 degrees F wh...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L speedometer
we have a 99 BMW 528i that the speedo is inop. The abs dash light is on. Through the OBD II conection we can read the vehicle speed on our scan tool. Should we just replace the speedo or is there another system controling the speed signal.
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Hellow All! Customer came in stated the complant of, Just got back from a 500 mile trip and the engine at idle seem to be rough. Then the check engine light came on and now when you cold start lots of blue smoke comes from tail pipes. Check for codes with Mast... Trouble codes: P1159, P1161
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Hellow All! Customer came in stated the complant of, Just got back from a 500 mile trip and the engine at idle seem to be rough. Then the check engine light came on and now when you cold start lots of blue smoke comes from tail pipes. Check for codes with Mast... Trouble codes: P1159, P1161
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1971 Jaguar E Type 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Car came in not idling. Removed bowls and cleaned out crud. Found huge vac. leak at manifold, replaced intake gskt's. Found diaphrams missing from by-pass valves and a gskt was made to block of their use.. Also bi-metalic springs were gone from temp. compensat...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L All Accesseries VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Hey There, We've Got This Headache Sitting In Our Lot. Vehicle Had A Battery Replaced And Drove Off Without Any Problems. It Came Back In About A Week Later With No Gauges, No Accessories, All Trouble Lights On in the Dash, No Power Window Operation, No Climat...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA90D2L
Noisy fuel pump with occasional stalling has brought this car in for my attention. I inpsected the fuel lines and all is good. Replaced the noisy pump and threw in a new filter for good measure. Stalling is gone but the fuel pump gets "noisy" after a few minui...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L a/c VIN: 15WD159780
I have pulled a a/c code B15A8 with euro check scanner i do not have a disciption for this code if it is a real code most tsb's I have read show a B followed by 4 digits. any help would be nice. a/c compressor not coming on EC buttom remains illuminated under...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33495
This vehicle was brought to us a moment ago by one of our body shop business partners. The vehicle was in a major collision and repaired. Vehicle is now all back together and was going to be returned to the vehicle owner in the morning. On the body shop's "fin... Trouble codes: P0070 (undocumented)
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.9L abs VIN: WVWAA83A6S
Have this 1995 Passat GLS Diesel sedan and abs light on constantly. Have codes 00283 and FL-647 (wheel speed sensor) but no information on codes to diagnose properly. Any help would be appreciated.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, No power VIN: 3VWWB81H2T
Vehicle came in with no start condition, tested spark and found ok, tested fuel pressure and found at 43psi, checked for codes and none found, sprayed carb cleaner in intake and vehicle will start and run if i hold rpms at 3000 for a clouple minutes sometimes ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M51
hello techs i have misfires on all cylinders especially when cold as car warms runs better but still not 100%.changed and checked the obvious.any help greatly appreciated thanks. Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301 (mis 1), 302 (mis 2), 303 (mis 3), 304 (mis 4)
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: YV1FA8745L
I have a noisy turbo,or so it seems. It makes a really loud screching type noise only when cold, and it sounds like its at the turbo. Its a Mitsubishi type turbo.I also looked at it real close when I had it off and coudn't see anywhere it could be scraping. I ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio code
Thanks to everyone,who replies this post. Unfortunately cust. picked up the car without the radio's working.Have tried the procedure of 2 replies but it didn't work. Steve has this procedure this may work on AUDI delta radio : Press & hold FM1/2 & DX buttons u...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53561
The problem was the thottle actuator. Thank to Dana [...] for his helpful info.Installed a new actuator, wasn't overly exspensive about $200.00 from the dealer they had three instock, cleared all codes... Trouble codes: 115 (DME FWsensor/[...] voltage controlerreference voltage), 160 (DME O2 sensor signalafter cat. bank 2 min value less than limit), 51 (DME no description), 135 (DME no description), 100 (DME ECU selftest), 118 (ABS ASC no descriptionc).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Engine fail safe VIN: SAJAX1040X
Let me start by apologizing for keeping this post open so long but the car was not fixed until last night. The Jaguar dealer did not fix the owners car so he returned it to me last week requesting replacement of the throttle body. I had been doing some more ch...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0T
first of all I want to thank everyone who responded, the fix was the spark plug wires, I actually removed the coil and each wire seperatly and tested them with spark tester and grounding probe, and everything checked out ok but due to mileage recommended to cu... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0441.
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1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L r&r of trans VIN: YS3AS46D9H
I would like to thank all of my brother master mechanics out there that took the time to respond to my question.Based upon all of your responses I am pulling the powerplant out of chasis as we speak and will perform the swap with the motor out of the car. The ...
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCAO15XJ
thanks to all the replies we put a used fuel dist on car now car starts an runs fine thanks again for all the help
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRA81H1S
I got quite a number of tips for solving the idle problem on this vehicle. Vacuum leaks, bad coil, bad idle valve were some of the suggestions. I did find a 'fix' post that fit my problem to a T. Unfortunately, the ECU is the 'fix' and this customer was willin... Trouble codes: 00533 (idle adaptation-limit exceeded), 00515 (cam position sensor-short/open).
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