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2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUDC68D41
Hi group! This car came in with a no heat complaint. Tested the blend door, OK. Checked temperature difference from upper rad hose, 170 deg F, to heater hoses, 170 deg F(inlet), 165 Deg F (outlet). I am down to either cabin temp sensor or C/C head. I have exha...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L tailgate closer VIN: WBADP6347Y
The tailgate closer on this wagon is inop. I have read a description of the system, but do not a wiring digram. All other functions of the gate are working, including the electric latch release. Motor will not close tailgate, indicator on dash is on, gate ratt...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBAB33COF
I have spent a fair amount of time on this vehicle. I tried a new heater control unit,no difference. The only way I can make the compressor run is by jumping power to the Klima relay with a power probe. Also the tachometer does not work. Could these problems b...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic controls VIN: WDBED30D7M
Hey guys and gals Started with two new front tires on WIFE'S car, series 60 instead of the stock 65 series. This upset the 4matic so system was shut off with red lever on RH fender well. When the rear tires were replaced with new 60 series tires and the system...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
this vehicle has to sit at least 8 hours before it does it. if you take off from a cold start, med to heavy accel, the engine cuts off like it died out. if you release the accelerator, the engine will "come back" to idle. press the pedal again and it falls on ... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off of accelerator or cuise control onhistory)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
runs fine if we spray starting fluid id the intake hose, has fuel at the rail. Is ETS stoping car from starting?
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2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L driver's door VIN: WDCYR49E73
hi, this is my story. customer driving on interstate, driver's door comes open. he holds door closed as best as possible to get to the dealer in another town. they said they would have to order part and it would take days. he opted to drive back home and broug...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART CAR .8L Service light VIN: WMEAK00F55
I talked to one of the Techs at Mercedes about resetting the 'Oil' or 'Service' light. I must have lost a step or two in the conversation. Anyway the first service was done without resetting, would like to get the light off for the 24K service. Any help would ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear interior lights, windows and switch illuminat VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hi VW techs, This jetta has ghosts inside, #14 fuse blows when it feels like it. When the vehicle came in we found #14 fuse blown and replaced it, it popped instantly, we removed the door pannels and disconnected the LF motor & switch wires, put in another fus...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSK69M81
Customer complained of low power and MIL on. I scaned the PCM and got a trans code of p0700. I can't find a description for that code. Another tester that I am using said -ffff control unit digit, ???. I cleared the codes did a basic setting and the car runs f...
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1991 Volvo 780 2.3L abs VIN: YV1HA872XM
Hi guys, have 2 problems with this Volvo. The ABS and the SRS lights are on. Mitchell and Alldata have no info, according to my techs. We need to know how to pull any codes, blink or otherwise. We have a Baum I-Scan. This car has only 1 diagnostic connector, n...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Alarm VIN: YV1KS9601T
I have this wonderfull european car which the alarm system spastically honks it's horn whenever it wants. Usually when driving. From what I can figure it has a bad control module or relay pack. Given the expense of fixing it, is there any way to disable the al...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL on VIN: TRUUT28N71
Thanks for the replies, but I didn't have a problem with the air bag system. I removed rear muffler and heat shield to gain better access to rear differential. Followed wiring into trunk, under spare wheel. There I found a broken wire on the CAN line, repaired...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
We did not end up fixing this car. The problems disappeared and the check engine light did not come back on. The vehicle is now in storage for the winter and we will not see it again until March or April. Thanks to all who replied. I had a couple of replies ... 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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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Security System VIN: WDBFA76F3T
Thank you Mirek [...] and Seth from New York. The replies were as follows: Reply 1 of 3 From: Mirek from New Jersey Date: Oct 31, 2005 5:09 PM Start by removing the battery cover on the remote, each remote battery should rear 3 vo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ps pump VIN: WDBNG78J91
Many Thanks To All Whom Replied. Sometimes you have to do some research to find what your looking for. There is a bulletin #pb32.50/24 'Humming/Droning Noise from ABC Suspension. The fix is to replace the ABC damper/accumulator. Part#[...] This is locat...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L in limp home mode VIN: WDBJF65J11
Thanks to all that responded. allmost all said to replace the shifter housing so I did, cleared the codes and every thing works great. One more note I was not sure about it before but with the old shifter in the car you had to hold the key in the start positio...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hissing noise VIN: YV1LW5713R
The valve on the side of the turbo is a decel valve. I removed the turbo (it felt ok) and replaced the valve. It now holds vacuum but did not fix the problem. The car does seem to have more giddyup-go. I retested boost side of the system with smoke machine and...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Goes into limp-home mode VIN: YV1LS5547V
Thanks for all the great responses, especially from Magnus, Anders and John. After debating whether to replace the solenoids or the whole transmission, I decided to play it safe and recommend a factory rebuilt to the customer. So far, after replacement there's...
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