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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L AC and heat VIN: WBABJ7332X
Air and heat turns off and on at random times the display just goes blank and ac/heat goes off. we replaced the ign. switch elc. part. Sometimes it you move the key it works and other time play with the buttons for ac heat and it works. Has anyone ran into thi...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L axle removal
Quick question! Is it possible to remove the front axles on an X5 with out the BMW special tools? I have tried driving it out of the hub splines with drift punches and an air hammer but she no move! The local BMW dealer don't like us so they won't help or loan...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Brakes VIN: WBADT63431
Highway speed brake pulsation on light pressure. Hard pressure = No pulsation. Rotors were machined once. Pulsation reappeared. Rotors replaced; Pulsation reappeared. Wheels were torqued both times. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Black Smoke VIN: E83302HA52
87 300D Turbo [...]. For all you Mercedes Buffs I could use some help on this car. Original Problem was no power, we installed a rebuilt injector pump and now it runs great, lots of power, but smokes like a chimney out of the exhaust at Idle and on accelera...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Climate control VIN: WDBHA28E1R
This one came in with full heat blowing from vents all the time. AC sytem low on refrigerant, so we charged it till evap outlet gets cold and pressures are good, but still full heat. We do not do a lot of electrical on Mercedes, so am not very familiar with th...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBKK47FXX
Hey Guys and Gals, I have this car in the shop with an A/C compressor that doesn't power up. I have very little knowlege about how this system works. All i have in the shop is alldata and its pretty limited. My question is, are there any common issues with the...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L fog lights VIN: WP0AA0948G
Can anybody help me out here? I have this 944 in the shop with the fog lights out I have nothing to trouble shoot with.The lights simply don't come on I'm looking for a wiring diagram to determind if I have a bad switch or a relay problem or something in betwe...
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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Alternator - Regulator VIN: 1532994148
VW Techs Please help!!! This is a new customer and we want to help them as nobody else has. This beetle has an alternator and external regulator.It came in with the wires pulled out of the regulator connector. I need to know the pin locations ( where the wires...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWZZZ1ZVK
Customer complains car stalls or shuts off intermittantly at any speed from 10mph to 80 mph. Coast to a stop and restarts OK. No codes for engine and only one for transmission. VW service manual is not very insightful on this code and suggests replacing engine... Trouble codes: 0638 (Engine/Gearbox electrical connection 2 - No signal)
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
VW experts, I need your insight. This 96 Jetta 2.0l has what appears and feels like a misfire and plugged converter. Problem happens mostly after cold start up for the first few miles of driving. Vag-Com shows no codes (does not have check engine light on, no...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWBB81E4X
Thanks to all who reply Sometimes extended cramking before starting. Have no acceleration. Stalls and cuts-out. Fuel pressure normal. Have two codes Po411 and P1582. Any ideas. Trouble codes: P0411, P1582 (Idle control)
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cruise control VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Working on a Beetle crusie control system. Cruise does not engage. Not too familiar with this system. Checked all fuses, ok. We did try a new switch. Brake switch tested ok. Installed a used throttle body module also. It seems that the computer controls the cr...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWCE63B05
Vehicle is at local body shop, to have front end hit repaired. They were welding on the vehicle with battery disconnected. They connected battery, started car and drove it out of the shop for the day. At closing time they want to put it back inside it does not...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS29551
Car came in with complaint of dieing at stop lights and while idling. Confirmed this is what it does. I don't know much about these cars, so I need some help. This car will idle fine when cold and a/c off or radiator fans off. As soon as it warms up with the a... Trouble codes: P0128 (p0102-), P0102 (p0420-), P0420 (p0234-), P0234 (p0130-), P0130 (p0101-), P0101
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L abs VIN: WAVBJ58C7P
Thank you to all that responded. I found that the air-gap on the rear brakes was excessive. While I was unable to locate the correct gap, I moved the sensors between 1/16' to 1/8' away from the ring to correct.
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB88D0V
After putting out this post on thursday we did not have a chance to work on the vehicle again until Monday. As per some of your suggestions I connected a fuel pressure guage, started the vehicle & went for a road test. To my surprise the vehicle ran perfectly ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L interior can bus VIN: WDBJF70H1X
thanks for the help, I ended up replacing the left rear door module, found out the can communication was faulty in that module,checked actual values with scan tool, it was showing fault disconnected the can line, the can line stabilized by showing no fault, re...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD63B72
Was leaving for vacation day after I posted the problem. Customer picked up car with plan to bring back after I got back from vacation and had checked responses. Had many responses telling us to check the A pillar and wiring in door. Many said to check the com...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L A/C clutch VIN: YV1LS5544T
This vehicle had 2 problems. One, being the A/C switch intermittantly not sending power to turn clutch on, then after, A/C clutch would sometimes not engage, even with power supplied. One switch & one clutch fixed it. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. ...
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