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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dip lighting VIN: SAJEAO1U43
good evening members.have the accountants 03 s-type hear with the dip beam lights malfunctioning.shopkey has no usable info on this system for diagnosis or replacement.the local jag dealer says the headlight assyms need replaced at a cost of approx.2600.00 dol...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALMB11453
customer complaining of "clunking" noise from right front, test drive confirmed noise after hitting a few small pot holes and speed bumps. after a thorough inspection of frt end components and checking all fasteners are tight, i hooked up electronic stethescop...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no gauges except temp VIN: WDB7A66E1N
Car comes to my shop via customer referral. We deal in electrical problems but not in the Euro types. I have no one local to refer cust to. When key in turned on, all low gauge and warning lights come on but no gauges exect coolant temp and it works fine. Also...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L odometer VIN: WDBHA24GXY
Need some help from the M B guys, customer replace the battery and since then the odometer only reads J1 =3 cant find any info on this Got any ideas... Thanks for any help that can be given. Bob
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
This jetta came in for a no start. Turn the key on and the shift indicater on the dash says its in drive no matter where the shifter is- so it will not turn over. I jumped the starter and started right up. Shifts and drives normally. This customer already put ...
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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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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Last week we sent this car back to the owner. We cleaned the intake, replaced the MAF, Glow plugs, CTS and fuel filter. We replaced the timing belt which was off a couple of teeth at the injector pump only. It RAN PERFECT. Customer was estatic and said it neve... Trouble codes: P0671, P1556
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C13
just replaced engine . car sat for 9 months with no battery . engine cranks over but won't start. not getting fuel to filter . i don't have any information on this car. fuse to pump checks ok . i wonder if this car has a security system that has lost code for ...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5726T
Hello fellow tech's, I have a 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo with a intermittent blower motor working. I have checked for TSB's. It doesn't matter if the car is running or not, hot or cold. Our shop doesn't have proper Volvo scanner equipment to check for codes in the A...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L power steering VIN: YV1LZ56D4X
Hello, We have a Volvo giving us fits, came in with a transmission fluid leak & noise under hood when steering wheel is turned. Found right rack end leaking & power steering fluid low. Filled p/s resivoir, steered fine without noise. Ordered reman rack (Maval)...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L low oil and smokes VIN: YV1RS53D01
Another used car we just sold last year and was towed in with complaint of smoke from tailpipe. Oil was 2 1/2 quarts low and had oil dripping from tailpipe so I am guessing the turbo seal has failed. There is also a rattling noise coming from the turbo assembl...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, NO FULL POWER VIN: WAUDJ54AXN
We recommended new fuel injectors and possibly a new fuel distributor for this car. The customer could not stomach the repair of this old dog. Audi ownership is not for the weak of stomach. We thank you for all your replies and they often prompted us to check... Trouble codes: 1111.
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Problem I found with this car is it has the wrong ecm. After trying a friends tool(vagcom) to code this and it did not work. We checked part # with dealer according to vin and it did not match what is in car. Customer chose to pick up car and replace ecm himse... Trouble codes: P1612.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L windows/door locks VIN: WBADM6334X
Thanks again to all that replied. The customer returned to leave the vehicle for a short time. Pulled codes none had returned. Customer opted to take vehicle and have it repaired by the dealer.
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
what i found was 30 lbs of compression on cylinder #1 pulled the [...] to find #1 intaqke valve bent. sent to machine shop, replaced valve. note to all, be very careful when installing the cams, the #1 intake and exh lobes on the cams should be at 45 deg angles... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire).
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1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L low power on takeoff VIN: SAJNV5843F
Sorry for the long delay, this vehicle is very low priority. Most sugested the mechanical advance but that is working properly. Was sugested cats so I checked them and they have less than 3 PSI of back preasure, that's good. We did find a bad plug wire, that h...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJNX2752R
As I detailed in the update, we found the "new" battery to be defective, with a dead cell. The seller warranted the battery and we returned the car to its owner. I received an email from the owner, who is traveling in Europe, that he had had no trouble with th...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Alternator VIN: SAJEA51D63
Jerry from United Auto nailed it. Thanks Jerry!!! It was the grounds as well as 2 different suppliers sending alternators that weren't compatible with this Jag. We cleaned up all the grounds and replaced 2 different manufacturer's alternators with the same ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L memory function VIN: WDBRF64J53
Thanks to all that replied. My Napa rep finaly came in and I ran the seat to all stops (forward,bacward,up,dowm, etc) andit relearned the limits. I cleared the code and the seat is working normaly. Thanks again to everyone that answered.
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Locks, Security System,Power Seats VIN: YS3OF78N3V
This Saab is fixed and happy, at least for now. To summerize the problem arrived at the shop with multiple electrical issues. As for the drivers seat, most of the concencious that this was correct. The driver made it obvious to us that it was not. With hel...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compression/ timing VIN: WVWPD63B4X
after the car had sat for a while the compression when back to normal and it started right up. cust has decieded to sell the car. so she did not want to do anything more about it. we can only imagine that the problem was in the oil pressure problem that these ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L ac compressor and cooling fans VIN: 3VWSB29M5X
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP. THE FIX WAS THE TEMPERATURE SWITCH IN THE WATER OUTLET THERE WAS TWO SWITCHS IN THE HOUSING AND ONE SHUTS THE AC DOWN
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
The fix on this unit was to clean the injectors - miss fire went away and customer is happy - sorry so late with post
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: J814075684
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. VEHICLE WAS SENT TO THE DEALER FOR IDLE ADAPTATION RE-LEARN, WHICH SOLVED THE PROBLEM.
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1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L blower motor VIN: YVILS582XT
sorry for the late fix, had problems getting customer back in. we did find that this car has an "after blow kit" and it is working properly. after 27 years repairing european cars we had never seen this, the dealer did not seem to know much about this and the ...
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