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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAVHD5440L
This car came in today with the customer stating that every time he takes a load off the car(like pushes in the clutch) it dies on him and he cannot get started very well. We checked fuel pressure and it seemed to be ok 110psi. We checked TPS sensor and it see...
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1991 BMW M3 2.3L Electric mirrors VIN: WBSAK0319M
Hello, car came in with door panels apart, someone's project car. The power mirror switch pins were out of the socket. I tried useing the wiring diagram form a 318, but I can't seem to get the proper switch pin sequencing. I have 6 wires. I even by-passed the ...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB33582
Recently I had this X5 in for poor AC operation. Found the system to be low ([...]) added Dye and checked for leaks. The vehicle is back in two weeks with the same complaint and the same amount of freon missing....
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 4 -5 shift VIN: SAJFA01N11
Good evening Jaguar technicians everywhere.I am having a problem with this Jag transmission which is really a Ford unit.Cold it shifts fine, after approx 100 km (60 miles) if I kickdown to pass or even slow down to a stop and take off the car will not shift in...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Car came in last week for a fuel leak at the top of the injection pump. We found that it was leaking out of the delivery valve where it goes into the pump. I ordered 6 o-rings, 6 copper sealing rings. We pulled all of the delivery valve apart and put in the ne...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E9R
The customer complains of a delayed engagement while cold on the trans. I confirmed this and using the asenmacher retrieved codes R-26. All data had me going in circles trying to find a diagnostic strategy for this code. Befroe spending more time; i'd like an ... Trouble codes: R26
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Oil Leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
Hi Guys, I got this 1995 Mercedes E320 Came In with a lots of leak from the front & rear engine area, we remove cylinder head replace new head gasket, front cover seal,new valve cover gasket, wash the engine & everthing okay, three days later car came back wit...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L interior can bus VIN: WDBJF70H1X
hello, I have a 1999 mercedes e430 in the shop here for a while. The windows or seat or sideview mirrors do not work. with my autologic scan tool, i pulled code B1025-test can wiring for short circuit to ground or open circuit. If i disconnect the door module ...
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1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L timing belt VIN: WP0JB0920G
GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTS.THIS PORSCHE BELONGS TO SOMEONE THAT SHOULD OWN A BUICK. MY INFO SAYS THE 5.0 IS AN INTERFERRENCE ENGINE, BUT WAS WONDERING HOW MUCH INTERFERRENCE? I EXPECT BEING A PORSCHE IT CRASHES THE VALVES HARD, BUT SOMETIMES ENGINES LISTE...
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF8Z1X3
Greetings, I have this saab 95 that will not hold an idle and will stall and hesitate.The check engine light is on,scan tool under generic will pull acode 1260 my all data does not list this code and all my mitchell books also have no info on this Im hoping so... Trouble codes: P1260
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1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: WVWGB4314L
Excuse the long post. This is my first forray into the world of the AG4. I can't seem to find any clear information on this unit, especially in the way of diagnosis. (ie, pressure specs, etc) This is my personal car, and would prefer to repair the unit myself....
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: WVWJD4316P
This car came to me from another shop on a hook. Runs good until it dies. Then will restart right away. Know of the computer failures on these, but am leaning toward ignition switch. Owner has added a start button because the switch doesn't always energize the...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Fail smog test VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Hello fellow techs, I put a converter on this car, and have tried to get monitors to reset. I have the Misfirem, Fuel and comp monitors, as well as the o2 heater reset. I can't seem to get the Cat,Evap,Sec. Air and O2 to reset. I only need one of the four to g...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, #4 CYL MISFIRE VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Never seen the car or customer before. He complained car was running rough. Code P304 present and MIL light flashing. Thought at first the 4th coil was dead, but when I switched it with the 3rd, it fired fine and #3 wouldn't work in the #4 spot. Verified #4 co... Trouble codes: P0304
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Pad Warning Light VIN: 3VWSV29M2Y
Good Morning, This car came in with the amber pad wear light on.Front pads where thin, so replaced them. All is well except light did not go out. This car does not have sensor on pad ,so I assumed the fluid level tripped the light. Removed the wire from senso...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS29581
good morning techs, we do very little euro work. have been trying to get work from local business and unfortunately this was our first call from one of there people. if i can id like to diagnose car but with our limited experiance and tools i may been in over... Trouble codes: P0107 (map/baro ckt low input), P0172 (bank 1 system rich), P0326 (knock snr 1 ckt range/per bank 1 or sig sensor)
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC5442M
well what I found on this car was that the ignition timing was retarted and there is a large hose that goes undeer the intake and the other end goes to the idle air control valve and this hose was very soft in places and as the car got hot this hose would coll...
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, CODE p1557 VIN: WAUDD68DXY
most of the replies stated that the code P01557 usually is caused by one of the intake tubes coming apart, ripping or tearing (this would explain the bang) we smoked this car several times & ended up sending it out with a new MAF & it has been fine for a mon... Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation).
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L ews VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Thanks to all who replied. We gave up trying to solve the problem. Called BMW dealer. Says they have 'never' had a problem coding the new EWS module. They told me they needed to see the car to provide warranty on new module. Suspected bad or non existant codin...
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L no reverse VIN: SAJAV134XF
Most eveybody hit the nail on the head. When we raised the vehicle, the transmission appears to have been recently rebuilt, we adjusted both bands, they were off by 2 turns. We adjusted as advised to 3/4 of a turn, transmission now shits beautifully. Thanks!
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L A/C & cooling fan VIN: SAJNV4842K
All the suggestions re thermal switch, relay & diode functions checked out ok. Stewart [...] suggested that the cause of the compressor clutch always coming on with the ign. on even when the fan switch was off was the ECU was not well received by the owner, wh...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L center console display VIN: SALPM16412
Thanks to all the Land Rover experts!! Al from Falconworks said that you can bet it needs plugs & wires! Eddy from the Netherlands said he read something about wet relays near the battery and also mentioned a website (www.bba-reman.com) that has a lot of Land ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L FT of engine VIN: WDBEA30D1G
Thanks to all your help. It wound up being the shock dampner bushing. We replaced the shock and the noise went away.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L RF Window VIN: WDBFA67EXS
window had to be resynchronized,Frank and Nick had right all along. thanks everyone for the resopses.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD63B7X
the problem was the wiring diagrams that mitchel had. looking at teh diagrams and following the flow, the pressure switch has normally closed contacts with no pressure and closed with pressure. the voltage going from the on off switch flowed thru the switch an...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
I replaced the MAF sensor with a reman one which I dont care to use. The car ran good once it ran for a minute. The customer need the car back for the weekend so I let them take it. They drove it over the weekend and told me it ran perfectly. I dont know if it... Trouble codes: P751.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L high idle VIN: WVWHC63B41
sorry for the late reply! was waiting to make sure vehicle was fixed. thank you for all that replied,epecially Fred [...] from dallas. I pulled of t.b.i. assemble & cleaned, & did reset learned memory did a capacitive discharge. All is good car fixed! Thanks...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWDC21V1Y
thanxs to every body who replied i replaced the maf and cleared old history car runs ok
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ac switch compressor blower motor VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Hey thanks for all that replied.The fan switch truned out to be fualty.There is a plstic turn wheel inside the the switch assembly that has a metal contact,that sides on the other contact.Well the plastic retainer was broken.I feel taht we will see lots of the...
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