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2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WAUZZZ4DZ2
This Audi A8 W12 quattro came in with complaint of no reverse gear.Other gears ok.VIN is [...] with X431 found no code in the gearbox .This is a 01L transmission.A technician here said it was a ECVT and maybe the computer was the culprit. An...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD632XW
vehicle towed in cust states it started backed out of garage then stalled and wont start it has 55 psi fuel,spark,compression and injector signal im a bit baffled and would greatly appriciate any help i can get oh and it has been in the garage for the last mon...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L lower control arm mount VIN: WBAAM5331X
looking for any ideas on replacing the front lower control arm rear mounts/bushings without bmw's special tool. any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
Hello, This BMW came in with 6 codes, all of which are shown below. The customer says the car runs bad when the light is on, but the light will go off on its own and the car will run fine. I cannot get the codes to reset or the vehicle to run poorly. The lea... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P1345 (Misfire cyl2 with fuel cut-off), P1343 (Misfire cyl1 with fuel cut-off), P1083 (Fuel control limit mixture too lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0171 (System lean bank 1)
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Trans Computer VIN: SAJFY174XL
This Jag won't shift; My question is do they turn the 12v supply to the shift solenoids on and off (how, when, why), or is this the sign of a bad computer as we suspect. Any other theories / tests would be appreciated. It originally had a Trans light on, an...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
This car came in for a service, and the customer explained that it had just recently begun to misfire when cruising at freeway speeds, but only when climbing a hill. On level ground, the misfire cannot be detected. I drove the car, and it's just as described. ...
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L blower motor VIN: 108.18-12-
The blower motor for the heating system, not the a/c motor mounted near right kick panel, has an annoying squeak on 1st speed. I have removed the entire heater core case to repair stuck blend doors and now would be the time to repair the noisy motor problem. I...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E9K
This car was towed in for no start and we're not getting spark. Pulled out the crank positioner sensor behind the flywheel and we measured a resistance of .89 ohms. I don't know the specs for Mitchell on demand has a very limited info on this car. Can any MBZ ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Security System VIN: WDBFA76F3T
Good Evening We are having some problems with vehicle security system (ATA).The car was functioning normally. The battery went dead. After recharging the battery, the car would not start. We attempted to scan for codes and got no codes. The car won't start an...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Power Seats VIN: WDBRF64JO1
Greetings fellow techs, I've got a 2001 Mercedes giving me some trouble. The power seats, headrests and steering column adjustment are not operating from both the driver and passanger sides. The vehicle came in for some minor service work and the A/C not opera...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Instrument cluster VIN: WDBJF70J31
The outside temperature display in the instrument cluster may display 2 or 7 or nothing instead of 72 degrees.Took this car to the dealer, since the instrument cluster is covered for 7 years,or 70,000 miles, according to the MBZ warranty booklet. After 3 days ...
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Stall VIN: YSDM58V3R2
This car is my holloween nightmare. When the fan comes on at idle the car stalls. If you are driving the car will bug down when the fan comes on. If you accellarate and come to idle the car will stall. Any experince saab men out there.Replace coolant sensor. C...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB21H3R
Vehicle came in on a hook, no start customer complaint that sometimes vehicle would take a wild to start for a fue days, and suddnely no start. I did the flow chart for a cam sensor testing, and it's preatty basic and it narrowed down to the e.c.m(mototronic),...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
Have a 96 2.0 liter here that is exhibiting a recurring P0133 fault for slow response of the front 02 sensor. Initial inspection found a stuck open purge valve accompanied by a fault for incorrect flow. Also found a broken vent pipe at the housing on the block...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1X
This VW is a buddy of mines. Otherwise I would just send it to the dealer because there is insufficient repair info. available. It has a code 1476 (17884) Leak detection pump circuit malfunction/insufficient vacuum. I smoked it and it test O.K.. I did find a s... Trouble codes: 1476 (17884 Leak detection pump circuit malfunction/insufficient vacuum)
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine breat VIN: YV1LZ5649W
Hello to all, This vehicle seem to emit excessive vapor from the tailpipe after idling for 5 or 10 minutes. Customer noted that the engine uses a quart of oil every 1,000 miles,coolant level stays ok. Compression is strong and even,there are no signs of hea...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
Thanks to all who replied. It's down to the engine compression test. The customer has declined to go any further. He said he will be back in when it gets worse.
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L accessory circuit on VIN: WBACA532XS
We had 5 replies: One was to punt, Two was that we needed the GT1 tester, Three was the ignition switch,(all systems were powered up without the switch connected), Four was to check the trunk wiring where it enters the body. #5 Bill from AZ sent me wiring diag...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L door locks VIN: WBABS534X1
Thanks for all the replies. Once you remove the door panel(Causing some damage and replacing it) as Eric had mentioned. I began breaking away at the plastic latch cover until I was able to access the lock lever behind the lock actuator. once the door is open i...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle reponse VIN: WBAB533492
Gentlemen, Definetly an oversight on my part with regards to factory warranty. This one is going to dealer. Trouble codes: 135 (Engine throttle sensor starting test), 115 (Reference voltage 1 Pedal travel sensor/throttle sensor 1).
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L System Flush VIN: 5AJGX2749V
Well, we had this Jag in, and am happy to say all went well.To the four that responded, Thank You for the input!.Per the recommendations, we did replace the problem prone water pump( original pump had a black impeller) with the updated white impellered pump, a...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWR881H0X
Once again the IATN members came to the rescue. The problem was the pinion part # 095-409-197-A and the bearing part # 095-409-193-B from VW. Bryon and Dave helped with three wire sensor location. Michael, Alex, Larry, Dewey and Mickey were right on with the d...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L coolant system VIN: 3VWCC21CO1
Thank You to all who replied to my help request-It was the water pump-the propeller was broken into 4 pieces and as one of you said with all the trouble involved it was a good idea to go ahead and replace the timing belt while there(78000 miles good time for p...
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