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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBADL81000
When you turn the AC on , it cools well but after 15-20 min working it no longer activates the compressor coil. Have checked data stream for all temp sensors working properly and showing normal parameters values, checked also compressor coil condition is well....
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: SALJY1243V
We had the cylinder heads off becuase of a coolant leak on one of the head gaskets. When we started the vehical, the chech engine light was on and the word code was on the radio. I called the dealer and he gave me a number to rest the radio word code, which he...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDFJF55F2V
Does anyone have any information on how to test the idle control system? There is a control module under the throttle pedal, and in the intake. This engine will run when an alternative fuel source is introduced. (I.e. starting fluid) Will not stay running. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean condition)
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Brake Lights VIN: YS3EF48Z91
Car came in shop with check eng light on p1576 and brake lights on even with car off and key out of ignition.( headlights also )Checked brake light swith with new one. No change, checked harness in trunk and all seems well. Car also has excessive emissions on ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA63B2X
the vehicle was towed in with locked up brakes. vehicle owner had replaced pads a few weeks before? not really sure of the timing of that repair. we could do no more than drive it into the shop since the oil pan was damaged by the tow company. so, no road test...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Tack/Speedometer VIN: 3VWBB81E4X
This VW came into shop with the tach and speedomter not working, codes p0135 p0135, wipers only work on high and Wont Park and an air bag light. The customer said the problems started a few months after the switch was changed. (And doesn’t remember if they all...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no speedo VIN: 3VWSB69M62
speedo quit working pcm had po500 vss circuit, checked power and ground no signal from vss order new sensor vw has in stock install new sensor still no signal re check power and ground and signal line for short, all's good order another sensor. Install and sti... Trouble codes: P0500
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L upper contol arm VIN: WAUYP54B21
Hi to all, thanks for the replies. What I ended up doing was buying a top of the line Snap On air hammer and with a little drilling and making some custom adapters I was able to drill and hammer the broken bolt out. I was a little worried about breaking the en...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L shift
Thanks to all that responded to my Mercedes problem. Unfortunately my customer has given up on his car and any further work done to it. What I can add to this update is that the transmission fluid and lines were 100% clean and clear of any trash. My best guess...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L motor VIN: WDBGB34E4R
Disassembled engine and found #5 cylinder with excessive wear. Vehicle apparently was consuming oil excessivly before original problem that came into shop for. Customer does not want to fix. Thanks to you who replied.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Key VIN: 3VWRC29M0Y
Thanks for all the replies. the dealer took us right in the next morning and programmed the key and did not even charge us said that they may need a favor some day, for we have quite a bit of experience w/ Audi's. I use to work for them as a Audi tech and have...
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