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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L upper contol arm VIN: WAUYP54B21
This may be a really dumb question, but is there an easy way to remove the pinch bolt that locks the front upper control arm ball joints in place in the wheel bearing housing. Here in New England it seems that they usually have to be drilled out. Is there a ha...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322W
Got another one here which has me stumped. MIL is on with 251 tank leak detection fault. I have not been able to find a leak anywhere. I researched the archives & noted the reservoir in the right rear wheel well is a common problem, but it seems okay in this c... Trouble codes: 251 (Tank leak detection minor leak)
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4YUSCH9340
Hello BMW techs, thank you very much in advance for your time: This Z3 has code p04441 stored for incorrect purge flow. My genysis scanner allows me to operate the purge valve, but I cannot operate the leak detection pump. I did smoke for leaks, did not find a... Trouble codes: P0441 (incorrect purge flow)
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L battery dying VIN: WBADT53402
hi guys this car is killing me the heater fan is coming on when the car is off, or while driveing it will come on at weird times is it the relay or something els anyway it dose come on and go off at any time while the car is off and the key out thanks for any ...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C15
What the h@ll just Happened!!?! I got a call form this customer his car wont move and it makes a clicking noise I get there with the flatbed looking for a bad axle or something. I verify the complaint with the customer we start the car put it in drive nothing,...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L doesn't move VIN: CA3503JA36
I have no diagnostic info on this trans.It does not go into gear.Fluid is full and clean.The owner said it was working fine and one day it just wouldn't move.I know I don't have much info for you but if someone out there knows Mercedes transmissions maybe you ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L shift interlock? VIN: WDBFA66E1M
We got this in to replace the ignition switch assembly due to no crank. The MB dealer sent us the wrong unit the first time, although they insisted it was correct, so I installed it, the key was able to be cycled 2 times and then it locked up, I had to destroy...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBRF64JX1
car towed in,cranks o.k.,sparkgood. no codes,but no fuel pump operation. checked power to ecm,relays, ect.all o.k.found that ecm not grounding fuel pump relay. wiring between relay and ecm good.can bypass relay car runs fine all data stream good(crank signal,m...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBNG78J41
2001 Mercedes Benz S 600 Prod 06-00 VIN [...] Recent Repair: Removed engine for rear main seal, valve cover gasket. Car set for about a week with no battery power. Current issue: Engine will not crank. Once key is turned to start position starter...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L computer module VIN: WDBNG70J82
Hello All, I am looking for a rebuilt unit for the Tele-aid module, the part number is [...], Does anybody out there knows a good source for rebuilt mercedes parts. thanks stanley.
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1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L electric window operation VIN: SCAZNO2A2K
hello everyone this car has developed slow lift windows. apparently the rolls royce fix is to run new wireing to each door to overcome the voltage drop causing the problem.the main switch panel in the drivers door has a positive feed to each door switch in the...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997X
I got the car with check engine light on. Replaced tires and front brakes upon customers request and now trying to figurre out why the light stays on. The customer did put K&N air intake and fitted stock MAF in it. Maf is clean and seams to be within the range... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass/Volume air flow air flow A Circuit Low input)
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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L long crank VIN: WVWCA0152H
intermittent long crank ,usaully have to depress gas pedal to floor to start, runs fine when running,found frequency valve disconnected - reattached ,made no diff, cold start valve and injector work, fuel press all in spec with no bleed off, happens approx 1 o...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Key VIN: 3VWRC29M0Y
Hi VW tech's this customer has a new key that we are trying to program, we got the keyless buttons to work but won' work in ignition, the key lite flashes. Question can we program this or does it have to go to the dealer? We have the VAG .com software but not ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
not being a volkswagen tech., my question would be: can the camshaft adjuster cause this condition? any help with this little jewel would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your time...info on exactly how the cam adjuster operates and therefore changes cam sen... Trouble codes: 17748 (cam/cnk correlation p01340)
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS61J7Y
Looking for help from the Volvo techs! Have this S70 with CE light on with 6 codes in system! cleared codes car cranks over but will not turn on til CE light comes back on, car will run normal after it's on! Listed all codes that were in system, need def. for ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Front HO2S preheating signal), P0141 (Rear HO2S preheating signal), P0443 (Canister purge valve signal), P0446 (Evap canisster shut off valve), P0505 (Air assisted control valve flow), P1671 (No definition on MOD)
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBJ08C0P
Thanks for all the good sugestions. Several replies to recheck the cam timing & that proved to fix the problem. I think I got a bit of tunnel vision & overlooked the cam timing, but I found the left camshaft off several degrees (the factory tool when sitting o...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBCA25D7L
I thank you all That replied. The problem was in the MAS computer. Replaced module and A/C blows colder than a witches...
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Heater blower VIN: WP0AA0910C
Thank you thank you thank you. Peter, Frank and Prof. Tom. After I read all the info you guys sent me, it was pretty easy to trace the source of the problems that this nice old 911 had. The right cable was working but out of adjustment and the left cable was b...
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1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L T-belt
Yes the car is gone and I did not really have a problem with the t-belt, although I thought the tensioner bleeding procedure was a little excessive , but it's '86' that we're talking about. The t-belt job and the VC gskt's. plus a good major tune was a little ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VSWSB81H7
tried coil pack,dist, and engine speed sensor,most said bad ecm.customer declined repairs.thanks to all who responded.you guys ROCK!!! Trouble codes: 1582 (fuel adapt), 1240 (injector 4 unplugged).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRA29M2X
Good afternoon everyone, Thanks to everyone who wrote in on this VW.You were all right about the water pump,I had no flow on the upper line which flows into the fill bottle and when I removed the t-stat housing,I could push on the impellor only to find it not ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
Hey guys,finally got this thing finished up. Heres the scoop,it was stalling or not starting whichever youprefer because the battery had been run stone dead by the coolant fan problem. I had it towed to the nearest VW dealer for them to use their 'magic' machi...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M43
Thanks in part to great advise and hints, this one is fixed. plenty of mentions of '109' relay, led me to replace relay-no start, found small wire blue/yellow pin 85 of 109 relay was not grounding to start car/systems. wire goes to multi plug under a cover in ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Lighting VIN: 3VWCP21C73
Hi Techs, Thanks to all of you who took time to answer this help request, I went where Agostino from Ontario suggested me to check the connectors at the A pillar and they finally where in good condition but as he woke me up with the possibility of bad connec...
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