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2000 Audi TT 1.8L compressor VIN: TRUTS28N5Y
Hello Audi Techs: I need extra help with this vehicle, few weeks a go it came with the compressor inop, I check for pressure in the A/C system and in the low side I have 100psi, so there is enough amount of charge. Then I check the fuses and the pressure switc...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cluster read out VIN: WBAGJ8329T
The read out on the speedometer is failing. Can't read odometer or other data. I've been told I need a new cluster, cost aproximatly $480.00. What is the usual labor charge? Is there a better way? Are there uses clusters somewhere in the world. Is this a repai...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Car came in with a check engine light on and a poor run condition. After scanning the computer it showed total of 8 different codes all related to cylinder mis-fires - some codes were multiple cylinder mis-fires - we also had a #139 Activation MAP Cooling- we ...
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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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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5240W
Hi , this Jaguar is very rare here in my country -there are only two-, and i have this example on my shop with a fuel odor complaint inside the car - indeed , it has fuel smell inside the car- , i have checked fuel lines , cap , tank and everything seems to be... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap system pressure)
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L A/C center vent VIN: WDBAB33C3F
We are having same problem with center vent A/C The actuator was bad, new installed along with push button control, due to no ground to center of the five switchover solenoid valve behind the radio. Few months later we lost ground from the pushbutton again. Se...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cuts out, CUT OUTAT SPEED109KM VIN: WDB1400331
Description for fault by W.I.S says check pin 8 to pin 32 but pin 8 is empty ! How is the HFM reading VSS? VSS reading 220k/h(actual from HFM ECU reading when driving ) when i am actually 110k/h -( ASD ECU is reading 110k/h )-this is why car cuts out and there... Trouble codes: 73 (VSS implausibly high)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L alarm system VIN: WDBKK47F5X
I've got an alarm system problem with this one guys. Customer brought this car in after he had pulled fuse 9 in an attempt to deactivate the alarm system. it had been going off for no apparent reason. even with fuse 9 pulled the lights were still flashing alth...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBLK65G82
car came in with no ac working checked pressure at rest,75 psi. cant get compressor clutch to engerize. checked all fuses in box ok. did not have a chance to get into the job very far on saturday.couldnt find and fixes in the data base. is there any known comm...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAB0961K
This car came in for a stalling problem, it has had the engine rebuilt very reciently, by another shop. At first I found a bad plug wire resistor #2 cylinder lower plug, so I replaced that, and the lower plugs on that bank. When you let off the throtle the eng...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA299XX
I HAVE A 1999 PORSCHE 996 THAT KEEPS TRIPPING CODE p1539 WHICH IS CAM SENSOR BANK 2. WE PULLED THE LEFT SIDE CAM HOUSING AND REPLACED THE SENSOR BECAUSE THE READING WAS LOW IT HAD ABOUT 2 OHMS AS OPPOSED TO 20 FOR THE OTHER SIDE. I WAS NOT ABLE TO REALLY LOCAT...
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Cuts out, DIES WHEN HOT
car runs good till hot.fuel filter gets hot and engine dies.if you keep filter cool theres no problem.when car dies fuel guage will fluncate back and forth.even with engine not runing.like hot fuel or vapor lock. c
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire
this vehicle has a miss fire at 2000rpm in neutral It surges at 80kmH when the foot is 30% on the throttle. If i disconnect the throttle body the fault is gone in neutral.I think the fault lies in the throttle body as a worn wiper arm or circuit in the tps swi...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWPA81H2X
a little help on a vw radio code please. used to be i called any dealer and the code was given but i no longer do any contracting for them and the guys want 55 beans to give the code out. model #PU-1582A-B wolfsgurg vin [...] could someone fill...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Need some help with this Volkswagon. This car runs perfect. No problems of anykind. Customer just wants his engine light off. They can drive the car for several weeks before code 16556 (P0172)-Fuel Trim (Bank 1) System Too Rich activates. Can't really see any ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Feul Trim Bank 1 System Too Rich)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L A/C system VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Vehicle came in with A/C inoperable. Replaced A/c control head, checked all grounds, replaced temp and a/c cutoff switch. A/c still cuts off intermently. The A/C cut off on customer once after repair. vehicle arrived at shop with A/C inoperable, but STARTED wo...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L thermostat VIN: WAUEA88D9V
The temp. sensor and the 5mm allen bolt bleeder was located in the coolant pipe located behind the right side cylinder head. Ordered the replacement temp. sensor by Vin#, received a 059-919-501...no 'A', no 'B'- but it was right. By the way, the Audi sensor wi...
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBABE5312N
tHANKS FOR THE HELP.THE CRANK SENSOR DID THE TRICK.
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1997 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG232XV
The majority of the replies to this help request concerned a faulty EWS control unit, some suggested checking the software version, and others suggested replacement of the control unit altogether. We checked the software level on the EWS control unit, and it w... Trouble codes: 234 (Cat Inefficiency Cylinders 4-6), 83 (Crank Pos. Sensor), 35 (Secondary Air pump Relay).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 26 VIN: WDBGA51E5S
Followed the step by step adjustment procedure for the kick down/vacuum assembly. Car has been gone two weeks now. Thanks.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L power locks VIN: WBDAXEGX45
vehicle was from a used car dealer and was able to provide no history at all. tried switching wires on actuator, new aam, new actuator and new batteries with no luck. Dealer finally took it back and sold it at auction.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lateral accel sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Thank you all for helping me locate the lateral accel sensor in this ML. IT was right behind the shifter under the console and sound deadening material. Our scanner indicated its signal to be faulty and upon replacement the traction control system problems wen...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L a/c VIN: 15WD159780
both replies point to the freon pressure being out of spec a quick evac and charge showed the pressure sensor to be bad. replaced and now fixed. thanks
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3DD58N6X
First I would like to thank everyone for their replies. The fix for this was replacing the fuel module with another oe unit. I removed the module and connected the connector. I scoped the output and found a bad spot in the sweep. First there is not a relearn p...
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2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L transfer case VIN: YV1LV60D6Y
You guys, and this network never cease to amaze me with incredible opinions and suggestions. Many guys hit this one right on the head. The problem turned out to be that darned muffler bearing, its always gets me , every time!...Just kidding, the problem turned...
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