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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L seat sensor VIN: WAUBG84D0V
My customer is extremely upset that his air bags will not work as long as this problem exists. I would like to know 1) where in the bottom part of the seat is the sensor located. 2) Can the sensor be ordered for the repair or does the entire seat have to be re...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED64B21
I can't get this car to act up customer states that they drove car three times and let it set for fifteen to thirty min. and came back out and car would crank and not start. after letting it set an aditional ten min. it would start. I have drove car and recrea...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADP6346X
Good morning! This ABS CU has been to the rebuilder twice, and the code "51, inlet valve, left rear" doesn't go away. This code was not present before the initial rebuild, but several other codes were. The light in the cluster reappears immediately after clear...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM634XY
Hi BMW techs we just looked at this 2000 528 with abs light on and stability control light on codes are 41-steering angle,88-precharge pump and 115-pressure sensor interference cleared codes and they all came back any hepl would be great. Thanks Dave
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L dsc VIN: WBACN33401
BMW Techs I am looking for information on diagnosing this code 5E30 for the lateral acceleration sensor.I am finding myself terribly under equipt as far as information sorce and scan tool ability to repair these cars.I have looked through alldata and am unable...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALYJ1280T
Just bought this '96 Discovery and the problem was a long cranking time before it would start. Connected a fuel pressure gauge and found that after turning off the engine the fuel pressure would drop to zero immediately . Figured the fuel pump check valve was ...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070441201
need to know what fuel pressure spec is
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L central lock vac. pump VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Customer claims vehicle battery dies overnight. Charged battery tested for parasitic draw, found none. Vehicle died at shop two days later. Asked customer if anything else was wrong, she claimed central locks do not work, and also smelled like electrical burni...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L engine VIN: WDBHA28E9S
the car has a knock noise that is consistant and not effected by engine temp. also there is a whine from the oil pump. now i have heard alot of problems with the timing chain tentioner, so i took the slack off the chain tentioner guide but the noise did not ch...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G1X
Sets code po130 . replaced O2 sensor code rturned after 2 days of driving. checked voltage on all O2 sensors bank 1 sensor 1 .50 bank 1 sens 2 .48, bank 2 sens 1 up and down .72 at cold start up varies between .16 and .77 Only have obdII scan on OTC scanner no... Trouble codes: P0130
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Power seats VIN: WDBLK65G81
Hi Mercedes fellows I almost never work on these cars but we have one here anyway. The customer complained that the driver's power seat does not work. To be precise, the fore and aft part of the seat is in-op. I checked for codes and came up with a B1200 fo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70J51
I've refered to all data for repair infomation on this vech. but am getting confused because from the best I can tell is that this code means that the evap system is staying under a vacuum when the vent valve should be open. I tested the vent for flow when it ... Trouble codes: P2012
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Limp In VIN: WDBUF65J93
This vehicle came to me from a trans shop (they just rebuilt it) It does not shift,it has code P0715-turbine sensor A. I Have no knowledge on these cars.My scan tool only reads generic.I have power and ground to the trans computer,My wiring diagram shows a RPM...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3DF78K32
Hello everyone and thanks for any help you can give me. I have this Saab convertible in that the customer has been adding hydraulic fluid into the convertible top system. There is a leak that can be seen under the vehicle in front of the right rear wheel. The ...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWFCO1HXS
Hi to all VW tech. Thanks for looking at my problem, I'm trying to replace the ignition switch at ignition lock housing, do I have to remove entire steering colmun or do I have to pull the collar off the steering shaft? Or the switch can replace without remove...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Stall VIN: WVWGF21JSY
Hi Vw guys, got a 2000 golf tdi that takes 4 to 5 seconds to start, then doesnt like to idle. if i give it some pedal the rpm goes up and runs fine above 1000 rpm, and if i slowly release the pedal it will idle. if i run it up and quickly remove my foot from t...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L noise in dash VIN: 3VWPD69M61
help, we have a 2001 jetta, 1.8 turbo. there is a ticking noise coming from the dash in the area of the hazard switch. it sounds like that the turnsignals are being used or the hazard switch is being operated. but neither one are being used. you just get this...
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1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L brakes VIN: YV1JA8746M
car pulls to right when brakes are first applied then straightens out, acts like left caliper sticking but it checks out fine. anyone ever seen this before? thanks jay
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Coolant temp sensor VIN: YV1KS9603V
I need to replace the coolant temp sensor and cannot find it. My Shopkey says it is in the thermostat housing. I do not see it there. Please help.
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1TS94D81
when you turn switch key on with radio and ac off a humming noise starts sounds like it is coming out of radio This hum will stay on till approx 4 min after you turn key off and then stop we do mostly ac and brake work so this is a little out of our league It ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Sorry it took so long to close customer went back and fourth about weather to fix or not. I did get a used seat and tried it, it did fix the problem. Thanks again for all the gerat ideas and help
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radio Speakers VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Want to thank all that took the time to answer our plea. Problem ended up being the amplifier. Customer finally brought back so we could try another amp.They are extremely costly at 1200.00 dollars. Thank God for wrecking yards ($125).
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L power steering VIN: WDBBA48D1G
Sorry for the long delay wanted to make sure this was the fix, it seemed to easy. First i would like to say thanks to all who responded and a special thanks to jon from colorado. The fix was to remove filter and to flush the system. many responses suggested a ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VESA81H5T
Our thanks to all who replied. We're closing this without a final solution. The customer now has the vehicle. Some of the replies referenced the circuit board in the cluster and when we removed the cluster to inspect it was evident that the solder joints were ... Trouble codes: P0501.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
We explained to customer that since axle was replaced this is what we suggested needed to be addressed. He had gone to some forum and somebody stated flywheel was probally the problem. His information was that it had a twin mass flywheel installed in this car....
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSK69M11
i was able to fix this one on my own. luckily the used instrument cluster had the same can coding as the old one and by leaving the key on for a few minutes the cluster adapted itself to the engine control module. all i had to do was code the keys after that a...
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Unknown VIN: YV1AS8209N
Thanks to all of you that responded to my help request. Most of you had the same info for me, to find the section of flywheel that was not drilled, and line that up with the starter mounting bolts. The All-Data procedure is a bit confusing, it tells you to lin...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1W2550YF
First of all I want to thank Gerald for his fast replies and info.I did replace the fuel pressure regulator-cleared the codes and it seemed OK after a several road tests.Im not 100% sure if the car is fixed or not but so far so good.I did call Volvo about this... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/ Baro circuit value low).
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