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2000 Audi TT 1.8L electric windows VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Both the electric windows work but the one touch does not. The windows will roll up and down if you hold the button, but the way this system should work is touch the window button either up or down and the window should roll down completely. I have tried to ...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6311R
This is one of the cars my boss has for sale in front of the shop. The lady just paid him for it and was ready to drive off when the battery was finished charging a bit. I walked in after lunch and saw that he had the car hooked up to the charger at the jumpin...
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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L wipers VIN: WBAGJ620X0
Have no go on wipers we have no open circuits at fuses 3 - 28 -55. Problem is I need to know where the relays and general module are as have no imformationn for further testing. Any help would be much appreciated
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Hello bmw techs, I have this 740I here that I started diagnosing for a draw. I unhooked the battery and when I go to hook it back up the alarm goes off and I have no idea how to turn it off. I try locking unlocking the door, starting with key in ignition, and ...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGF8320W
hi gang intermittent klank noise,seems to come from the front left.all suspension parts look in perfect condition,all rubber parts look like new,no play and car drives straight.sometimes there is no noise at all,but it seems that after driving for a while the ...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
hey bmw guys, I could use some help. This car came in with a check engine light on and a code 18 stored. I cleared it ,test drove and found no problems. I gave it back to the customer. 2 days later it came back on with the same code. We decided to replace the ... Trouble codes: 18 (camshaft position sensor exaust)
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
About 3 weeks ago we replaced steering angle sensor, attempted to calibrate sensor and our system would not work, also noticed that the headlight failure lights lit up and also right rear taillight failure lit up, we sent vehicle to dealer to calibrate angle s...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L lower control arm VIN: WBAET37492
Attn BMW techs. I have this 325 that has a pulsation in the steering wheel & front end when u first apply the brakes, if u continue to hold brakes it stops, I don't think it is the front rotors because it does not do it through out the whole braking period, on...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L starting VIN: SALPV1440X
this rover came in as a crank no start. using auto logic i scanned computers and found a code for alarm fault. found settings in becm to be wrong reset all settings still no start put a becm in no it will hold settings and start if you leave the key on for 5 m...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L no run-start VIN: WDBEA51EXN
engine will not start-has no fuel; pressure or spark. tested and replaced over voltage relay-dist. cap and rotor. tested and checked ignition wires and plugs. ohm tested ok
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E0S
Need Help, Have access to StarTEK information, if you need to point me in right direction, Check Engine light on- no other symptoms, retreived- codes- 19 and 24 using X431 Launch Scanner, replace CKP sensor on trans bell housing, replaced MAF sensor- was worri... Trouble codes: 19 (DM module reporting- fuel circuit concern), 24 (DM module reporting- Crank sensor concern)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter ring gear VIN: WDBJG72F1V
let's see where do i start?? this vehicle came to our shop with a noise during crank. one of our techs called out a starter and installed it. customer took vehicle only to return with same complaint. found starter ring gear had some damaged teeth and one compl...
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1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L driver's input on steering wheel to stay in the l VIN: WPOJB0920J
Hello fellow technician's I have a problem child porsche 928s4 on my hands. This car has "torque steer" under acceleration it turns one way and on decelleration turns the other way. I have to turn the wheel to keep the car in the lane. I have taken a quick loo...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: SDHJSDHJKS
vehicle came in for timing belt we did it and i decided to wash the motor and clean it up vehicle would not start after that noticed thatb the coil was very wet and had cracked all around it dryed it off and re installed it the next day vehicle staretr and we ...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWBR31C14
After vehicle is placed in Park position... Vehicle rolls about 6 inches to a foot till park pawl engages. Has anyone seen this before... is this a problem or normal operation for this model.
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5505P
this one is driving the owner nuts!! he has had it at other shops several times.the owners daughter is using this car to commute to school 30 miles each way. every two days or so the vehicle will just cut out while she is driving at highway speeds it alway re...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
We have replaced front sensor bank 2 several times. Sometimes we even get a rear O2 sensor code, but rarely. Readings from Vadis in the shop are perfect, even when we try loading it up with brake on. Lambda is ~1. Smoke tested for vacuum leaks inconclusive. tr... Trouble codes: ECM29
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1SZ58K71
This one after a while logs a code saying air flow meter or lean mixtures. The o2 sensors sont seem to make a sensible signal, & I was hoping someone could help with a test procedure on these as they do not appear to be the tyoe that will vary between 1 & 0 vo... Trouble codes: 130A (lean mixture/afm/ecm)
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1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGC42020
Fellow Techs Only one reply to this problem but was very helpful.We had 2 problems one was camber switch which we diagnosed with help from Stephen in Alabama who said to disconect camber switch lever from control arm and lock in central position and test car...
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4329R
Well the nightmare is over. This car was fixed with a used ECU (DME). Installed a good used DME ($250.00 wholesale)from Weber Brothers [...]). Car fired right up ! Now, one last problem that is unrelated. The fan which cools the DME runs constantly. ...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBAAM5345Y
kerry got it right on the head a a T.S.B. replaced valve body on trans, code 55 5th gear isue. when test drove it would show 5th gear stuck even when come to a stop. we just replaced the whole trans with a reman. cheaper than a new valve body. thanks to all th...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJHD1045X
I gave this one back to the owner.After I cycled the traction control switch the problem never again reoccurred despite many road tests. I received 1 reply to test the brake switch which was ok. concensus leans to a problem in the throttle body. At $2100.00,...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WDBBA45A4B
thanks to all of the many replies- basically the timing chain was riding poorly in the worn gears causing the chain to jerk the dist drive back and forth. customer is deciding if he wants to repair correctly- extra thanks to ken- greg and crew
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Thank you everybody for your help. After checking everything out I decided to go ahead and replace the fuel distributor. The vehicle runs great now. I've never worked on these bosch mechanical fuel systems before now, I really appreciate all the help and I am ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Thanks for all the help! Took Steve's advice and installed resistors in place of the evaporator sensor to verify that the computer would cycle compressor off, which it did. Even though old evaporator sensor ohmed out to spec. I replaced but still had problem. ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA34E9S
Thanx for allthe replies!! Part of the problem came from the fact that the wiring harness ($760.00) was defective down by the throttle where it could not be easily seen. The other problem was that the shorted wires took out the throttle actuator ($1300.00) and...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L intake VIN: WDBJF74J21
customer decided he wanted to fix the vehicle by himself. The noise is definately coming from the flaps. you van actuate the flaps manually and the noise nearly doubbles. The intake is not servicable and must be replaced as a unit. Customer declined repairs.
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1976 Other European Longchamp 351CID Alignment specs VIN: 8928THLCNR
I have not recieved specs, but will set the toe as a few have descibed. I am still waiting for the rack from the rebuilder. The parts are coming from Italy, and we won't get the rack back for a few weeks. If anyone has the specs, let me know. Thanks, Tom
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L srs light VIN: WPOCB2980Y
Received 2 faulty ignition switches from aftermarket supplier. Obtained factory switch from Audi dealer, part number is Audi, fixed problem.
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L steering angle sensor VIN: 3VWCM31Y45
I appears that while driving the car to the dealership to have them perform a rest on the sensor, the light went out! it was arounda ten mile drive to the dealer, and during this trip, the light went out. We returned the car back to the bodyshop at tbhis poi...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, fuel pressure VIN: YV1KS9604T
The fuel line is rubber over hard plastic. I saw a clamp in the middle of it, and noticed it couldn't be holding anything, so I moved it and there was a metal pipe holding the hose together. I tried to pull it apart, but couldn't(I'd like to know how someone c...
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