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1999 Audi A4 2.8L torque converter VIN: WAUED28D8X
Audi came to us for a check engine light, fault for torque converter lock-up. After replacing torque converter we failed to notice it had the wrong torque converter bolts. As a result, the torque converter bolts hit the back of the engine when it was running. ...
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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L check engine light VIN: WBAGC8317K
check engine light on. pulled, via accelerator pedal, code 1222 (blink, and 2 quick consecutive blinks. i am not familiar with BMWs, but this is the best i could do. right bank running very rich. tested mafs. the hot wire glowed when testing, but the left one ...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L i VIN: WBAHD6324S
hay bmw guys have this 525i 9-94 trans progam displays on drivers info baord scan pulled code 6 unknowen ? i checked connector on trans checked fluid checked wires under seat all apear to be fine next check computer its not in the e-boxs were alldata says it i...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4842K
After a complete head off repair, all re-assembly was done and the motor cranks, with spark, but has no inj. pulse. All connections have been confirmed visually and by touch. In addition, with a break-out box and the accompanying manual from Baum, all key on a...
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1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument panel VIN: SAJKY1742N
we tested head lamp switch, dimmer switch. instrument dimmer has no effect. lights will go off if we unplug tail lamp fuse. mitchell diagrams not very good. does dimmer work power or ground? does this system have a module that controls instrument panel? help!
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L interior heat VIN: SAJDAO1D4Y
To all valued techs, have this jag that came in with no heat ,checked the basics and found no heat coming out of the duo-valves to the heater core ,I have seen these duo valves go bad before ,also had power and ground at valve so replaced. Now we have heat but...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L climate control VIN: WDBCB25D4H
I need some advice on this heater system, fellow techs. This car came in with no heat,and we didn't have any power to the mono valve, plus if you jiggled the temp dial, the system would go to ac in the heat mode. I replaced the pushbuttons and now I've got ple...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
This is the 2nd time I've written about this car. Some of you may recall I wasn't convinced that replacing the AMM would completely fix the problem. Unfortunately I'm correct. Again the customer has experienced a loss of power, this time under load, while driv... Trouble codes: 19 (shorted or open circuit to injectors)
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1985 Volkswagen Golf 1.6L Alternator belt VIN: 1VWEG0178F
Every 3 months or so, this Golf looses its alternator belt. The alternator pulley and tensioner pulley are the same width. The pulley on what appears to be a factory air conditioning compressor is a smaller width. The alternator belts runs around the a/c clutc...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 33VWCF21CO
we have a 1999 tdi beetle that is randomly stalling. replaced fuel cut solenoid as per talk with vw dealer. customer states the car still just shuts off with no warning. the fuel solenoid was getting very warm to touch and it did drop out, still had voltage at...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDD21C2X
Hi all and thanks in advance for the help. I need some V W techs. help I replaced the left side window regulator( power windows) and it worked good except when you put the window up it sometimes goes back down by itself. I know the window has a pinch feature b...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Shifter VIN: 3VWCK21CX3
OK folks this might end up being a stupid question but here it goes. We dont see many new beetles here and alldata info is limited but here are the problems. Its been really cold here lately and the customer has a complaint of the shifter wont come out of park...
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start, long crank time VIN: YV1LS5377W
This car came in with a broken timing belt bent valves .We installed a low milage engine into the car . The car has an intermiten long crank time .When this happens we have good fuel presure but we dont have a injection pulse or coil spark .There is power to t...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L master cyl? VIN: WAULC68E02
most of u guys said what i thought that the master was the problem but i could not duplicate the problem so we let cust take the car and with in two days it happened again. we offfered our help burt she is going to demand the dealer help because the car is onl...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
First, a BIG thanks to whoever it was CALLED me with the correct tip, within 1 hour of my post. That was above and beyond, I'm sorry I didn't catch your name at the time. Thanks. The two who responded with 'reflash the DME' were right. Had this done this mor... Trouble codes: 05 (o2 sensor heater before cat conv bank 2), 13 (02 sensor heater before cat bank 1).
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L rough idle VIN: 1070441204
Thanks to all for the strong response on this problem.I rechecked for vacuum leaks and found none. I do believe there is an issue with the python fuel distributor not being one hundred percent at idle, but I focused my attention on the compression problem on n...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF652YB
It's fixed!!! Now I can finally sleep well . Thanks to everyone involved in helping me figure this one out. I couldn't have done without your help. Well, I ended up replacing the rest of the plugs and wires and the fuel filter as most of you said. That fuel fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl2 twc damage), P0305 (misfire cyl5 twc damage), P0306 (misfire cyl6 twc damage).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
Just like i suspected thermosthat was the culprit, $150.00dll from dealer, thanks. Trouble codes: P0128.
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0JB0924E
Thanks for all the great replies. Most of you agreed to check the O2 sensor and the coolant temp sensor. I had the tech double check these, yes they were definately bad. We installed a new O2 sensor and a new coolant temp sensor. The vehicle passed the I/M24...
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1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8849H
Power wire coming off the battery had a chunk of insulation missing repaired wire . I also clean fuse holder, cleaned contacts in fuse holder, fuse and taped up the holder to keep dirt and moisture out. starts fine in all weather conditions. Thank you.
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