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1990 Audi 100 2.3L brakes VIN: WAUBC5441L
after extended test drive aprox 8 miles after applying brake numerous times the brakes will lock up on all four wheels,if vehicle sits for 2-3 hours brakes will release you can then drive until next lock up
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUED6802W
hey audi guys, i have a problem with the cruise control. went threw the flow chart for diagnoses. with vacuum pump activated, found that it would not draw in the cruise diaphram. all other tests showed ok.. with handheld vac pump, i am able to draw the diapham...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Forward engagement VIN: WAUJT68E62
We expected to find a ZF5hp19 trans in this vehicle. Instead it is a CVT named Multitronic. I suspect that it may be low on fluid. I was unable to get a procedure for checking fluid using Mitchell or ATRA helpline. The dealer just stonewalls. Can anyone explai...
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Fails Emission test VIN: WBAGK2323T
The issue with this car is only how to generate readiness codes for Oregon IM 240 OBD II scan test. this car has been at another shop and they had no success. anyone know of a procedure to generatwe the codes other than the methods stated in AllData? This car ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBADE62030
Hi Gents, I,ve the 540 bmw back as the car ran good for two months. I beleave I have new problem as the car missfire all the time. I have removed the manifold to check for air leaks and found the intake rubbers all o.k I found a couple of the 0 rings being no ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L door lock VIN: WBADD6326W
I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THIS LOCKING SYSTEM. I AM TRYING TO LOCATE THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR LOCK MODULE AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE IT. THE DRIVERS DOOR LOCK WILL NOT FUNTION WITH KEYPAD. REPLACED LATCH AND DOOR LOCK MOTOR AND i AM TRYING TO CHECK THE SIG...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L All Systems VIN: 5UXFA53592
This truck/suv has a VERY INTERMITTENT problem the battery will be drained or it seems to be drained... I have only wittnessed this once on this truck/suv we jump started it and checked charging sytem all was good, we then charged battery and checked for a dra...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHX1746S
Good afternoon group. I have one i need a quick answer on so that a customer can leave for the holiday weekend. I have a 95 jaguar jx6 that came in for no heater. I checked the heater valve and aux water pump. The auxiliary water pump was no coming on. I took ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7T
Need the Mercedes pros for this one!!Car came in back in june with code P1340! ran a couple of test too find th CMP was bad replaced, cleared codes! Customer has come back with same code in PCM he stated that MIL light came back on a week or 2 afer the sensor ... Trouble codes: P1340 (CMP Sensor monitoring signal from engine control module)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2020262F65
Hello, I hope someone can help or has seen this problem before. The car came in with what appeared to be all the indicators of an air mass sensor, based on fault codes. Replaced the plugs based on milage. Fitted new sensor - no better.Fault code #'s PO302 & PO... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P0130, P0150, P0300 (Random Missfirs), P0301
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ps pump VIN: WDBNG78J91
Hello Fellow Members, I have this s600 amg car. It came in with a "wurring" noise coming from the front of the engine. I found the belt tensioner pulley and the idler pullies louder than normal. Also found the power steering pump front bearing area pretty lou...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L in limp home mode VIN: WDBJF65J11
Vehical came in on a flat bed complaint was no stat and cant get out of park. after checing and clearing codes ( it had 8 codes, all for comunication probles ) vehical would start, but still not come out of gear and the backup lights were on all the time... se...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVB81H7V
Vehicle came in running poor. Customer shut off to come in, would not start since. first checked for spark...good..checked (with a noid) for pulse at injector#1 and #4...good. sprayed ether in man too see if injecter was working...no difference. checked compre...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L low power VIN: 17S1063448
Ok guys HELP!!! I have a 1995 Volvo 960 and this vehicle runs very sluggish on acceleration. We have checked the Timing Belt marks and they are all lined up.. It runs just like the timing is retarded. Checked for blockage in exhaust no problem. Replaced O2 sen... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda lean at idle)
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS55471
This car belonged to a good customer and she was selling it,but the gas milage was very bad. I checked what I could and refered it to the dealer.I didnt want to throw parts at it and at least they could try them and take them back off if need be. To me it was ...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUCB28D2W
thanks for the info,we did an oil service on it and went back to the standard oil type that customer has used since vehicle was new,we have been watching it for a few weeks and have not seen it smoke at all,believe we have corrected problem without having to t...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAW33481
hi, fixed this car. thermostat did it. thanks a lot for the help. marie Trouble codes: P0128.
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Coolant level sensor VIN: WBAA123343
Most of the replies indicated that the whole reservoir needed to be replaced, and the customer was told that was the proper repair. He took the car from the shop without the repair being done and hasn't returned. The part was obtained, but, after more than a w...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJDA14C31
Sorry for the delay, After reading several replies I went on-line to research OAT (Organic Acid Technology) coolants. From what I can tell the use of OAT based coolants is only advantagous if you want to extend the service interval (ie manufacturers who incl...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L fuse no. 7 climate control system VIN: WDBBA48D9H
Ok guys, sorry for the delay but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. First let me say thank you for the time everyone took to reply to my request for help. One reply I got nailed it on the head, the reply wasn't in the form of an email, it was a phone call fro...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Lack of power VIN: WDBGA57E8R
After replacing the r/s cat, the car had some more power, but not much. Due to lack of communication, it was determined that the spark had NOT been checked on that side of the engine. It turns out there was none and the the problem was traced to a bad coil. Th... Trouble codes: 224 (closed throttle position switch).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L EIS (electronic Ign.unit) VIN: WDBHA23GXW
All is well again boys! The fix was replacing the EIS and programming with a new also ordered Green Goblin key. The procedure for replacement is the following: remove the cover below the ignition switch, remove the lock that holds the ignition switch in by tur...
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1991 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
While idling, the convertible top module has to see ground signal from oil pressure switch ( terminal p). I bypassed oil pr. sw. and grounded the terminal and top works with car running - bad switch.
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