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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUGD68D6W
hello fellow techs, got this audi a4 crank no start. while cranking compression sounds uneven. ignition and fuel checks out ok. check timing by removing valvecovers to verify marks on camshaft(next to chain). lines up good. next comes the compression test. num...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L temp control VIN: WDBA4BDAKA
This is the five button control panel. All vent switch over functions are normal. System cools well when temp wheel is on full cold. As soon as temp wheel is rotated to any other position car goes to full heat. No heater valve regulation possible. New control ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4S
hello fellow iatn members, TO THOSE WHO WORK ON MB, YOUR HELP & KNOWLEDGE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. I HAVE VERY LITTLE INFO & TECHNICAL RESOURCES TO REPAIR THIS C280,BEFORE I SHIPPED THIS TO THE DEALER. VERY GOOD CUSTOMER, BUT REFUSES TO TAKE IT TO DEALER, & ... Trouble codes: P0505, 022 (cc/ea autuator reports limp-home mode)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Battery symbol VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hello, what i have is a fairly clean 03 SL500. 20k miles... I did a lot of fun work, including repairing troubled R headlight and glovebox lock(whoever tried that one, will know). We replaced 2 batteries since both AGMs plainly refused to hold charge.. Then BA...
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1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L park brake VIN: YS3AK35E6M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This Saab came in with worn out rear brakes. I put in new rotors and pads. I rotated the pistons and they went back into the calipers. Now, i have good braking out of the rears, but the parking brake won't ho...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWRB81H2W
Got code from dealer but will not work. Keeps locking up radio. Any thoughts?
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B51
No history...claims dealer maintained however quick lub oil changes with conventional oil. Showed up w/ oil pressure warning symptoms, confirmed 1.5bar oil pressure at idle and 2.8bar at 2k rpm. (spec 3-4.5 bar at 2k) Removed oil pan suspecting a plugged pick ... Trouble codes: P0300
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tpms system VIN: WBAWB73517
So far the only interesting ' solution' has been the small garden tractor wheel and tire with four sensors in it stuck in the trunk/ Vince
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1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Auto power window VIN: SALHV1248N
I got some excellent and fast replies but once again, the customer has no money and is contesting an hours labor to diagnose the problem. It turned out to be the window module, the 'cheesy plastic' one behind the glove box. It was either that or the controller...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cruise control VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks for all the help on this one. I recieved some very good replies and most stated that the amp(cruise control module) was most likely the cause. I was referred to Peter Sanford in Morro bay,Ca that checks & rebuilds amps & acturators --...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: WDC1631542
Thank you for the replies, the fault was the rear left seat buckle was open ciruit. I had to use a factory scanner to find the problem. The srs light has now automatically extinguished. I'll order in a factory buckle in tommorrow. I never knew the rear buckles...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Safety VIN: WPOAA2992X
Sorry it took so long, but I was hoping that customer decides to do the tsb upgrade. I also talked to a few dealers, and everyone agrees that if both belt buckles have been replaced the harness grounds and conectors need to be upgraded. I also found that there...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Alarm System VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
the car has been gone now for several days with no more false alarms. the only thing I found was with the car locked from outside I could wiggle the radio and get to trigger alarm. pushed radio back a little and it clipped into place. after that I couldn't get...
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1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Won't rev over 1500 VIN: YV1FA8947L
John, one of our other diagnostic techs went over the car (two heads better than one and as a check for tunnel vision) and concluded the PCM was the problem. I had pretty much convinced myself by the end of the week that this was the problem, though I had no p... Trouble codes: 223.
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1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Lack of Power VIN: XYV1KA874X
Thanks to all whom took the time to reply. All your input was helpful and I learned a few things. The fix was a new turbo charger, the old one was extremely hard to turn. I am suprised that the gauge even showed boost. Once again thank you for all your efforts...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Pinging VIN: YV1RS61R32
Thank you to all the techs that took time out of their busy day to reply. We were leaning towards the control/solenoid being defective or it possibly needed a reflash. The vehicle ran fine on startup and idled good. The pinging would only happen on medium to...
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