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1997 Audi A4 1.8L steering column VIN: WAUBB88D5V
Steering column stuck. Wile replacing a steering rack because of a leak we ran into a problem. Our tech neglected to secure the lower part of the steering column as recommended in “Mitchell". Because of this the lower part of the column came out and we believe...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L driver's door locks VIN: WAUJC58E33
Hi, car came in with a inop. remote control in the two front door, rear are ok. Using the key in driver door, all locks work fine and alarm too, but with remote, front doors don't work included alarm. There are two codes uknowed for me codes 1811 and 1812 from...
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBABB2310L
Total loss with this one. Rebuilt transmission/new converter with no known starter noises. Flywheel never removed. Starter now makes engagement noise. Have checked and rechecked bellhouseing bolts converter bolts/etc. Tried new starter which quieted down somew...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag light VIN: WBACB4322S
This vehicle came in from another shop with the complaint that after the other shop installed the ignition switch the air bag light stayed on. There is little information on the snap on shop key system for the restraint system. After looking at a schematic and...
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABG2323T
help please! i have a 1996 bmw 318is that the compressor will not activate.i have not replaced any thing at this point. the only thing i have done is evacuate & charge the system with 28 oz. of r134a. so i know the system is full.
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8322W
bmw tech help car towed in shop crank no start tach shows no rmp found obd connector say no rmp car keeps on cranking after key out of start mode, info i found say thats normal intel rmp is found check crank sensor at computer looks very good cam sensor looks ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0505
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBDAM6334X
Hi Techs Cust came in 2 weeks ago with hard start, idles rough stalls in mornings. Problem was the air tube between mass air and throttle body was split open.Car starts great and runs really well now cust says. The problem now is there is a hooting type noise...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: SAJGA01T33
Hi guys,when turning the car slowly there is a groaning noise from the steering wheel inside the car,on the hoist you can feel it from the steering shaft to rack pinion,the noise is telegraphed from the rack and pinion up to the steering wheel,has anyone came ...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1549Y
vehicle came in for an intermittent stall after runiing 10-15 minutes, code for crankshaft sensor present, test sensor, resistance was 800 ohms. replaced sensor with new one and vehicle will not start. there is no fuel pressure, spark or injector pulse no code...
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L cc blower motor VIN: 1231301209
Hello there. This vehicle originally came in with a blower that would not shut off. all signs pointed to a bad control panel so it was replaced. now the problem is a little different.at first,the blower will only work in defrost and will shut off just fine. af...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32EXR
The car came in with the "check Eng" light on all the time. The customer has driven the car like this for months because it seems to run fine. We started off with codes 20 and 064 (CKP Signal) but only the 20 keeps coming back after three or four drives. My te... Trouble codes: DM20 (speed signal)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC system VIN: WDBNG75JX1
Car came in with the abc light on. Pulled codes,C1525 (critical FR car height), C1526 (supply pressure), Did visual found out that the pump was leaking. replaced pump,reset the light or codes, test drove light came back on, this time only c1525 (system pressur...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA8147X
car came in with ceck eng lite on cecked fuel pressure ok cecked for leaks none found cleared codes drove evap code came back po442 car runs ok need help please no vw check equip. Trouble codes: P0171, P0440, P0442
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L drivetrain VIN: WVWPD63B5X
We have replaced the bottom shield and found 2 motor mounts and 1 trans mount broken. I replaced all 3 and was very careful on alignining all brackets and that mounts were in correct holes (I learned all that from an audi a4) I dont have the aligning tool for ...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Convertible VIN: 123ET83264
thanks to the five people that responded, unfortunatly the vehicle has not returned for further testing or repairs. If or when customer returns i shall add comments. Thanks again. Kurt
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAHE6321S
thanks to all for your reply's.. turns out there is a switch next to the shifter indicator on the console with 'A' and 'M' (auto or manual?). Anywho, we took this switch out and found loads of dried up sticky pop all over it... after cleaning the switch, probl... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor circuit).
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L heat VIN: WBABK8326T
thanks, everyone. brent, and john nailed it. the rebuilt unit did not have the fan for the temp sensor installed and i did not see it on the original so when i returned the core, there went the fan. luckily i was able to get the rebuilder to send me a replacem...
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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L cold compression VIN: WBABE8322V
Finally this one is out of here.We removed the cylinder head and removed the intake valves.there was no carbon whatsoever on any of the valves because I had done a carbon clean previously but on every second valve I had a black vertical line approx a millimete...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WDBFA67F5W
An overwhelming number of people suggested a camshaft oiler problem. It appears that the oiler tube ends pop out and couse loss of oil pressure.When I discussed this with the customer they declined further investigation and repair.
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1987 Porsche 911 3.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBA35765OP
Hello Iatn members, Sorry for the long delay. It was the cylinder head temperature sensor that went open after it warmed up. It had 3.6k ohm at ambient temperature and after the car warmed up at little bit it just went open, OL. The car ran great afterward. ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
The tdi information network I received was good info. I did find that the MAF does work well and that the numbers I was looking for is when the egr is activated. The customer has not returned and I wanted to close this in a timely manner. I am planning on chan... Trouble codes: P1403 (Egr control difference).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M71
Hello All, sorry i did not close the post yet as i have just returned today from a trip out of of country and i will repost with anything that i find on the vehicle as soon as i get a chance to work on it. I did hear that it is running o.k. but the s.e.s. ligh... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug/Heater circuit A), P1537 (Turbo Overboost).
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8249M
as some of you suggested i went back and double checked for corrosion at the fuel injection fuse. the day before i checked it and it looked fine and had power on both sides, but now i did a voltage drop test on that circuit and found pretty significant drop. i...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: YV1LZ56D0X
Sorry it took so long to post fix we wanted to make sure this one was fixed. the vehchle has roughly 800 miles without any problems. The fix turned out to be the headlight switch which also controls the lighting of the dash. It was causing the guage to malfunc...
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