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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Dryer Location? VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This one should be easy, but i am scratching my head instead. I am replacing the compressor and dryer on this 5000. The customer supplied the dryer and I am not sure where this 5000 is hiding its dryer. The ...
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1990 Audi 80 Quattro 2.3L Accessories VIN: WAUEC58A2M
The key in ignition chime won't shut off. It will continue to chime when the car is running. It can be shut off by re-opening and slamming the driver's door. There is no chime when the door is ajar and the key is in the ignition. Alldata hardly gives an inform...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L eng swap compatibility VIN: WAUCB28D8W
installing a used engine in vehical, replacement engine showed up has markings as a passat 1.8 but as a 20 valve engine original has 5 valve noted on cover both are turbo and part supplier checked and re checked and said all is ok to swap w/o any change. not w...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS light on VIN: WBADN6334X
We have this car on the hoist and have pulled the codes from the abs module. We use motor manuals and have no diagnostic info at all for abs. I have measured the resistance of the sensors and the fronts are 5.6Kohms and 1.5Kohms, the rears are both 4.4kohms. I...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8346
we are on the second used engine in this car-this one runs great,does not smoke,however we have this re-occurring check engine light(code 33)we have switched the cam actuators,scoped both cam sensors all ok ,the engine does have a sludge problem to some extent... Trouble codes: 33 (functioncamshaft control inlet bank 1)
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744R
The car has a really poor fuel mileage, and an execive odor coming out from the exhaust, also I notice that when you come to a stop the Idle starts searching. The car was here months ago with a 23 code and we diagnosed a bad O2 sensor we installed a new one an... Trouble codes: 44 (02 sensor)
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJDA01P31
This vehicle continues to set a P0125 Insufficient Engine Coolant Temperature code. Sensor seems to be working, however after clearing code,vehicle works fine except after a few drive cycles, customer states the Service Engine Soon light comes on after drivin...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC1347R
Hello, this rover was towed in a no start. Customer had a door put on at the body shop and said they had to jump start it when they picked it up from the body shop and then drove it home and shut it off and it has been a no start since. I checked and the mil l...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3905M
Help Mercedes techs. My customer had car towed to me after he replaced battery. It was a crank- no start but if you sprayed starting fluid in it would run. I brought it in found the battery dead, recharged the battery and ran a fuel pump relay test per All-dat...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 45JGAB54E9
hello , this is a flood truck , the flood was up to the aam , the ecm and trac. control module didn't get water to them , i replaced the aam with a used one and i used the remote control for the used aam and the key from the truck {original key} now i get it t... Trouble codes: P1570 (das not allowed)
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1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
hello, the antilock warning light is always on. i retrieved code 1222 - tried good hyd unit, ecu, relays, checked wheel sensors, power supply and ground-any insight would be appreciated
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ABS,TCS,warning lights,speedometer,cruise VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
There has to be something I'm overlooking. This SAAB came in with a few problems. Broken fuel line, pressure test port(fuel)leaking, vacuum leaks, and a multitude of warning lights in dash. Fixed fuel problems first so I cold get into brake related stuff. Repl...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
originally we thought the vibration was at speed as it happened at 80mph checked wheel hub for run-out ok - replaced right (short) axle - no imrovement - saw some strange up and down movement on the drive axle flanges with the axle shafts out so we replaced th...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshaft adjuster VIN: WVWPD63B11
Hey all VW techs, I will tell you right now I am unfamiliar with this vehicle and can find very limited info on this. Customer had vehicle towed in after, dash display read STOP MOTOR low oil pressure or level. Engine oil level and pressure tested okay on ...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8842L
Good day Iatn members, I have a 90 Volvo that is a no start. It cranks ok but does not start. Checked secondary ignition, Good strong blue spark @ the plugs. Fuel pressure is good. However the injector pulse seems rather erratic. I pulled the fuel rail up to ...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: YV1RS61R12
vehicle came in for a mil light on and a loud space ship type noise under hood.scan test found p0171(system lean code),freeze frame had fuel trims at st +15% lt +24%.noise could be heard coming from under timing cover very loud screaming type sound(like could ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean)
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L all wheel drive/ ABS VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks to all who gave of thier time. It took me awhile to get this vehicle back for repairs. I scoped all wheel speed sensors from the module connection while driving at a steady speed.Frequency and amplitude all very consistant so I pulled the trigger on the...
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBADN63442
Well this was a two tiered problem. First we did have an issue with the Navigation MK 3 in this case. If you have the Navigation on, you must first power it down, wait 60 seconds minimum, but 90 is better, unitl the Power light goes off, then and only then can...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D1P
Thanks to all the fellow Techs that replied, apparently this vehicle has been all over with this problem.After hours of component testing I noticed the air flow sensor harness & TPS harness were the same but the wiring did not match schematic the way it was, s...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering motor VIN: WMWRC33455
Thanks to everbody who helped! I made a mistake & posted fix on help section. I rechecked vehicle , found power steering cooling fan motor siezed. Replaced power steering pump & cooling fan motor. I also wanted to let everbody know that the customer also said ...
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3DF78N7W
OK, got this one repaired. The problem turned out to be a cluster of seven wires in the part of the dash harness going to the column was fried and melted together. The odd thing is, I am not 100% certain why, but my wiring schematic studying suggests that the ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
I removed the fuel filter. Then did a pressure test, and had 7 bar--checked fuel filter and found to be plugged solid, no need to check readings up front. Replaced the filter, Car starts and runs fine. Finished full tune up.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H6W
I ended up replacing the auto adjust cable with a manual adjust cable. Had to do a little grinding on the plastic piece that goes to the pedal, but works great. Thanks to everyone for the idea.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air bag warning VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Sorry for the long time for the response. Everyone involved wanted to be as sure as possible that the vehicle was fixed. It ended up going to yet another shop. There was a type of sealnt applied to the electrical connections throught the SRS system, apparently...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M53
i really appreciate all of your help i did what you all sugested and replaced the ect and thermostat it seemed to cure the fault Trouble codes: 2181 (cooling system performance).
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