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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5336X
car came in with bad compressor,replaced compressor,drier and valve.cooling real good but hi pressure goes very high. coolant fan isn't working at all.we can put shop fan in front of car and pressure stays good.cant find any decent diagnostics for this system....
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L key remote VIN: WBADM6340Y
customer came in with 528i he had just bought and remotes on keys not working. he states that 1 remote was working until he started using the other remote. i tryed to program both remotes with info from alldata and also looked at posts on iatn on how to progra...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA50D25
hello mercedes techs complaint was stalling , repaired vac leaks at fuel injectors and installed new injectors. ( vac leaks were so bad , customer was informed this had to be corrected first ) runs sooooo much better now , but has no cold start raising of r.p...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L defroster VIN: WDBHA29G2W
Hi guys... This benz drove in for inop. A/C. First thing I cheked was proper amount of R134 ,sure enough it was way too much.Evacuate and recharge took care the problem accept when you push front defrost button hot air starts coming from top but all the other ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1F5KRT5UTE
A customer washed there engine to find a oil leak every since it will not start. It has injector pulse and fuel pressure. The engine will not start, it has no spark. I replaced the crankposition sensor. The customer has had a previous code for mass air flow se...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H4X
have a higher milage tdi, mil on. glow plug light on. only one fault. p1562 seems to run ok, can find no info through vw. any help would be great. thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1562 (quanity adjuster upper stop value)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWZZZ3BZY
dear fellow techs i have this VW Passat (2000), a customer brought in vehicle with Abs lights on an information screen saying brake fault. i did a diagnostics check and was unable to communicate with ABS system. i checked fuses and harness and cannot find any...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
this diesel runs perfect 99% of the time but sometimes when you try to take off the car will just idle. once the car is moving there is no problem. If you just hold the throttle to the floor is will eventually take off. the vag machine shows the throttle posit...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L limp in mode VIN: ZAR9370000
Hello Everybody, well with the info i recieved from these 6 members i realized that this kind of car is very dificult to get the technical info. So idecided to tell the costumer to take to Mexico City and there he is going to try to find some workshop especial...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Thanks to all of you who replied to my help request. YES it was the cruise control module behind the glove box. I replaced it, test drove it and it worked PERFECT!!! Delivered the car to the customer, all is well!!
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABR3343Y
First of all. Thank you very, very much to all of those that responded and read this post. All of your advice is greatly appreciated. After checking for vaccum leaks and finding none, I suspected a reflash may be necessary. I drove the car down to Nick Alex... Trouble codes: P1397, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1189.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L upshifts VIN: SAJDAO1C8Y
Thanks for your input. Smoke test of engine showed no vacuum leaks. Disconnected battery to re-boot ecu. Customer may trade car because of expense to overhaul transmission to sleeve the servo hole. Believe park pawl to be the shift problem, as it is exacerb...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
WELL, HERE IT IS. LUIS FROM CALIFORNIA HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP FOR PCM REPROGRAMMING. SIMPLE FIX BUT VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE AS AL [...] WASTE SO MUCH TIME COMING TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IT IS A REPROGR...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Timothy nailed this one, the clutch WAS staying active ALL the time. Sent the ME Module to Beckkmann and they confirmed and repaired unit. The module has not yet returned but I am confident that this will correct problem. Beckmann says they have seen many of t... Trouble codes: P1236 (Compressor output stage magnetic coupling).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L clutch VIN: J65GXYF148
It's fixed, and here's what I learned: in A Perfect World, every car would have a factory scan tool built into the climate controls. Mercedes' PBC Push Button Controller on the dash works really well. But if this is Utopia, shouldn't the controller offer a "cl...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Restriction VIN: WPOCA2989W
Well this one is nowing blowing cold. Several great responses pointing to faulty condensor fans,clogged condensor fins,overchaged system,restriction before condensors etc. I evacuated and recharged twice to make sure the system was not overcharged but after I ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWST29M01
THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES.ODDLY ENOUGH RESETING THROTTLE TO BASIC DID THE TRICK.I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT.SPECIAL THANKS TO LOU.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRB69M31
Thanks again to all the replies, I realze how hard it is too get away to read these. The fix was to try a engine speed sensor, since it was a glitch and hard to pinpoint I tried a sensor, ran in the shop for 2 hours without stalling, whereas it would before e... Trouble codes: P0322.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine cooling fan VIN: WVWRH63BX1
Car has not returned for repair. Cost of fan module quote made customer want to wait until summer is over. Thanks to everyone who replied. I wish I had the "fix" to report but next time. Thanks again...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L evap VIN: YV1KS961XS
HERES WHAT I DID. I TOOK THE OLD EVAP AND PUT IT BACK IN THE CAR. IT WORKED FINE. OTHER THAN THE SLOW LEAK. PUT THE NEW ONE BACK IN AND NO COOL AGAIN. GOOD THING THIS ISN'T A CAR THAT IS REALLY HARD TO CHANGE THE EVAP. WE OVERNIGHTED A EVAP FROM VOLVO AND PUT ...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5514T
Thanks once again for all the replies and help on this one. It turned out that the fuel trims weren't reset even though I had tried to reset the computer more than once. I finally got a little tired of playing with the car and left the ecm unplugged overnigh... Trouble codes: P0133.
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