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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L tach VIN: WAUBJ58C5P
This car came in with tach inop and no down shift or overdrive.Manually down shifts ok ,speedo works ok ,found problem would go away if drivers door was open thus checking wires found if brown/yellow wire is grounded problem is gone wire runs to seat belt warn...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L a/c VIN: WAUBA24BXX
well this one has me stumped, all data does not give me very many wiring diagrams to look at, but what happens here is while driving the car the tach drops out the a/c turns off(the blower still blows just not cold) and the oil press light comes on, then out o...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: TRUWT28N21
where is the oil pressure switch - may be a stupid question but we cannot find it - help !!
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L doors and windows VIN: WBAGD832RD
i have a bmw 740il that has been here for a month and half. whats happening is the customer will shut off engine and the windows, sunroof and doors close and lock with out a key or fob. the 740il has a dealer installed alarm system w/ two fobs, the car also ha...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Navigation System VIN: WBAGH83401
Good Morning To All You BMW Techs. This car came in after the customers son left the lights on and ran the battery down. Customer got a boost(dont know how it was done though b/c The positive is on the Valve cover and is black, and the negative is unmarked and...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs module I guess VIN: SALPV1442V
Hello all' this is a very close friends truck and I dont do alot of land rover. His brake pedal is very spongy and at times wont stop the truck before it hits bottom. I have abs,trac control and red brake lite on. Does anyone know if there is a manual code pul...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L electric windows VIN: 1070441202
Hi Techs, thanks in advance for any info and help. Looking for the electric window wireing diagrams. Anyone out ther that can help? our e-mail is [...]. thanks again chuck giordano-tech @ jim's
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E0X
hi mb tech this car came in with mil on code p0442 after replacing gas cap and reset the light test drire and after 40 miles light came back on , change gas tank pressure sensor with no result ,any suggestion? tank you Trouble codes: P0442 (minor leakage in purge systemminor- micro leakage)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA29G8Y
Hi MB techs & Fellows ! It's a nightmare MB month for us. This car came in last week with A/C compressore is not kick on.So we replace 2 switches above & recharge system to spec. Every thing seems to work well until customer call back & says : Since you guys f...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Soft Top VIN: WPOCA2983W
Porsche Techs I really need some help on this one.This boxter came in with a complaint of the top not functioning. I got my repair order and went to the vehicle to find the top working fine. I opened and closed top many times and it worked great.At this point ...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1W
I have a re-accuring EVAP code po455 large evap leak,vehicle has been smoked twice since VW cap was replaced,no leaks found,i also have re-accuring po1136/1138 long term trim lean both banks.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: 3VWTE29M9Y
We have a 2000 Jetta that came in with climatronic control. The fan is stuck in the high position. We checked for codes and found a code for the ambient temp sensor & we replaced that sensor. We have a 1273 code for the blower motor V2. We have replaced the cl...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L motor VIN: 3VWSD69M81
good afternoon gentlemen,i don't have the alldata disc for this car and have not done a motor on one yet.does the motor come out the top?bottom?as a unit with the trans?anything else i need to know?thanks in advance.D.W.
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1989 Volvo 760 2.3L Ignition tumbler VIN: YV1GA8752K
Who remembers how to replace the ignition tumbler on this model? It has no tumbler clip hole accessible from the key side. Been a while since the last one I replaced. My manuals & Alldata have no info.
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1992 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Fan VIN: YV1JS8700N
Engine overheats in the bay. Cooling fan doesn't come on. I found the relay for the cooling fan behind the LH headlight. Applied power to the cooling fan motor and it comes on. I can't find the cooling fan switch. My alldata says its in the lower radiator hose...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cruise control VIN: YV1VS2554Y
Customer states that when using cruise control on long trips the car will continue to accelerate and not maintain speed. Car will continue to speed up even when all attempts to cancel cruise (brake application, turn system off, ext) has been tried. After shutt...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUGB28D1X
First of all thank you to everyone for taking the time to help me. As many of you stated the problem was in the crank main bearings. We dropped the oil pan again and removed one of the bearings to "plasti-gage" it and found it was completely shot we did not ...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJGX2247W
Seems as thought there was a recall on the electronic throttle body and the customer states following the dealer replacing that component the car is fine. Trouble codes: P1226 (Jaguars Desc. Control Sleeve Sensor Malfunction/ Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circuit range/perf.), P1227 (Jaguars Desc. Wastegate Failed Closed over pressure Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circ. low input).
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALMB11453
AFTER THE SERVICE MANAGER GOT VERBAL AUTHORIZATION OVER THE PHONE FROM THE CUSTOMER (USED CAR DEALER) TO TEAR INTO THE SUSPENSION, I FIRST REMOVED THE SWAY BAR LINKS TO ELEMINATE THAT (SEEN THAT MANY TIMES ON DIFFERENT MAKES), REMOVED LOWER CONTROL ARMS TO DO...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L fluid VIN: WDBLJ70GOX
Learned a lot on this one.Thank you to the three members that responded.Dexron III was used on these as on many other vehicles.As of 9-97,which is where this BMW type trans. fits in,BMW went to lifetime fill MTF-LT-1 fluid.They are now seeming to be up to LT-2...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible top VIN: WDBLK65GX3
We send the car to the local dealer .They charge us 1 hr=$108 and ask us to pick up the car they don't even want to mess with it.The code they got is the same as our B1000 overrollbar control module defective.Now our last question is there any overrollbar modu...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW2TDI0CO
Car is fixed.Was not vehicle problem but scan tool software mis defining code.Said it was a shift solenoid e when in fact it was a glow plug circuit code.Funny I had anothe jetta tdi in today and it threw a glowplug code same scan tool.,go figure.So I conclude...
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