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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Radio VIN: WAUCB88DXV
Hi guys, Battery went dead on our used car and now radio is locked. Phoned dealer and they say they can only unlock the radio and at a cost of $50. They are 45 minutes away so we just want to know if there is another way or source to unlock it. Thanx
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Horn VIN: WBAHC2313C
Hello everyone, I have a happy horn problem. The horn will intermitantly beep short beeps. No pattern noticed. I let the car run in my shop (cold start) for 30 min. or so and sure enough beep, beep and then would stop for couple min then it Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WBAGD8328
Hello Everyone, This cars check engine light,trans program, and SRS light will come on after 20 mins of driving. The trans goes to limp mode. When I attempt to pull codes with I-scan or Launch X-431 the vehicle will not communicate in any system. When I try b...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L #6 cyl VIN: WBABF4324R
Customer states that every 6 month has to replace sparkplugs because on cyl 6 the plug keeps fouling out. Some other shop told her her that she needs a headgasket. She had the plugs replaced about 50 miles ago and on cyl 6 the plug is fouled and the other plug...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L battery VIN: WBADE632XV
Customers sysmptom - he must charge the battery overnite every third day. Towed in as a no start. We,ve foud alt. output low, obviously vehicle needs an Alt. However - the 150 ma with spikes to 380 ma after vehicle has gone to sleep (PRNDL light out) is a prob...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4323W
I'm getting a tank pressure code, just trying to figure out the evap.system on this car, where is the sensor located and how do I test it? Mitchell and Identifix haven't been very helpful.I've read on other posts about a valve(LDP)as part of the canister, is t... Trouble codes: 11 (Tank Pressure Sensor code from AST Retreiver-Modus the same)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37B1E
plugs sooted over, will start most of the time when releasing the key from start position. sometimes kicks and tries to run backwards briefly. once started runs great. ignition scope pattern normal now. cranks over good. really could use some help from anyone ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Sun Roof VIN: WDBAB33C8F
I am trying to be proactive with a good customer and upcoming repair this week. I have checked the knowledge and fix data base with nothing noted about this particular sunroof problem. This is a good customer with costs not necassarily being a problem. The ca...
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2002 Peugeot 206 1.4L dorr locks VIN: 8G12AKFU52
Sometimes when you start the vehicle you get a msg that the rear left door is open. When this happens also sometimes you will get a msg to stop vehicle in the dash board and the interior light will star flashing. This can happen with or with out the msg in the...
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Hesitation
Hello to every one, and all techs in the Saab world, i need your help. I have here a 1993 Saab 9000 turbo chassis#[...]. Its a right hand drive car and its engine is 2.3 litres. I had the car in my shop a few months ago...
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater fan motor VIN: YV1LS5502P
hello to all. stumped on this one. cust complained of burn odor and smoke adjusting fan speed. states hvac control lights flashing. confirmed fan inop and pulled code 312. confirmed amp draw excessive. replaced both fan motor and power unit(resistor) with oem....
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L 3rd 4th ovdrive VIN: YV1L55523R
Original Problem Burned Transmission Fluid, Acted The Same As Now, Flies Out Of Gear At Highway Speed Then Kicks Back In, Tach Goes Way Up.Original Codes At First Check Were Speed Sensor, S1 Valve, S2 Valve. Trans Dash Light Flashed and Set Codes , Replaced Se...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64BX1
I recieved several posts saying to check for vacuum leaks and to activate the pump then apply vacuum to open the valves. When I checked there was not proper vacuum to the valves. The inlets for the vacuum ports were clogged with carbon. Cleaned then and no mor...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L guages VIN: WBSBK9332X
Thanks for the suggestions, the customer is taking a break this round. He will pick up diagosis in the winter time... Maybe it will stay out long enough for a easier diagnosis. Thanks again, JMS
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJHX1755S
The brake pedal was 2 inches higher than the accelerator pedal & I think this was the problem. However, the customer seemed like a smart aleck type, and I told him to go to someone who worked on more of these than I did. I don't like to deal with these types.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ78J71
Vacuum leak at tank evap. solenoid and #4 cat fixed the problem. Thanks for all the valuable input. Trouble codes: 2017 (Fuel trim triple...), 2086 (Oxygen sensor 1 aging), 2013 (20aa -), 20AA.
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L abs module VIN: YS3CX4888P
we finally bought an abs module from a junk yard, after taking the old one off we took it apart before installing the used one and there was a whole pile of rust inside. after installing the used one we pressure bled it with little or no problem and the brake ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine misfire VIN: 3VWSE29M9Y
fix, it was the coil pack. thank you for the replies. the big problem was investing the $511 for the coil to prove that it was the real problem.
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