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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L booster VIN: WAUBA24B6X
brake pedal seems hard---tested vacuum booster holds vacuum---checked for engine vacuum 20 inches--cannot find any leaks. does not happen everytime. has anyone run into this before. i hate to install new booster without confirming. this vehicle also has electr...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Horn / Radio / Vanity Lights/ Outside Temp VIN: WBADD6328W
Hello BMW Techs, We have what maybe a common problem we have the Horn, Vanity Mirror Lights, Radio and outside Temp not powering up at times, we did plug in a new outside temp sensor which is usually the most common problem with that and that didn't take care ...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L oil light & low coolant warning VIN: SAJJA42CXY
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L coolant VIN: WDB1260441
Ok this one is kind of odd. About 4 months ago this beautiful mercedes came to me with the complaint that in traffic the car would run a little hot. The first thing I did was check the fan clutch, of course it was shot! So i replaced it with a O.E unit. The ca...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cams VIN: WDBHA23G6W
keeps breaking cam. after tchain and guides and tensioners replaced. not overly familier with this vehicle line is this common, is there something that you mercedes guys know that i need to know. i didn't do the original work but am about to be left with this ...
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1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L ac VIN: SCAZSO2B5J
AC and blower are not coming on after starting the car, only occasionaly everything works fine: there's a slight delay for the blower/AC to come on after engine start, which I suppose has to do with the engine-run function, and is normal (...I worked on other ...
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0949D
This car belongs to a friend. Should know better. Anyway, it started in September. Has been in storage for 6 years. Would not start 2 weeks ago. He put a battery in it and it still doesn't start. Towed to my shop and upon cranking it will try to start but not ...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L oil pressure VIN: YS3ED49Z82
Am replacing this engine with a Pre-owned unit (pretty nice condition) and as usual I'm trying to prime the oil pump with out tearing down the oil pump. The seller has removed the pan and cleaned it. I have the engine on a sling and have installed the starter ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Starter VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Thanks for looking. This Jetta's got me stumped. This is the third starter in two weeks. The first was a reman'd that started it twice before the solenoid shorted. The second was from the same reman place and it lasted a couple of days (3).After replacing the ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Crank with a non start condition VIN: 3VWCP21CX1
This request goes to the German Tech Professional. The vehicle came to the shop with a non engine start condition. Customer informed of a low oil. Added engine oil. Engine cranks but does not runs. Scanned an no codes are active nor inactive. Checked the glow...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.3L Safety VIN: D512072761
Vehicle came in with SRS lamp on dash,codes pulled were SIPS bag passenger side srs-0044 and srs-0197,rear view mirror potentiometer code ddm-0030,uem -0004 siren communication fault.No other issues with car notice, attempted to delete codes from system and vi...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H74
HELP NEEDED FROM ALL OF YOU VOLVO DRIVEABILITY GURUS OUT THERE! Ok,we have this Volvo that has a reoccurring P0455-large Evap Leak. I don't know Volvos real well and have had to learn how this system works as I went thru some diag on this car. I got out a smok... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak)
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E12
Well today turned out to be my lucky day with this car. It started acting up right away. I followed the troubleshooting steps for code P1225 and have determined that the ECM is bad, not getting power to the 1st injector. This will be going to the dealer for we... Trouble codes: P1225 (Also know as P0261 VAG 17633 Injector Cyl. 1 N30 Short to ground-error occurs intermittent), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire).
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L tpms VIN: WBAVB335X6
THX FOE EVEREBODY HELP. FIX WAS EASY... AFTER YOU CHANGE TIRES YOU NEED TO DO RESET. AS PER MANUAL.
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2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Engine Swap
We have switched everything over we have installed the 997 engine in the boxster the project is still in the works, we still need to do the wiring harness hook up, we did buy out of wrecked vehicle 997 2005 a wiring harness to wire into the boxster 2005 This i...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Thank you to all who have replied. This car will be back in town week after next. At that time I will do further testing & follow up with a summary to this web site. At least I now "have a clue" to what's going on. Thanks again & I will re-post when I know m... Trouble codes: P1556.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWCD21C31
tHANKS EVERYONE AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP. aS IT TURNS OUT , IT WAS THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR THAT WAS CAUSING THE IDLE AND STALL PROBLEMS. i DID REPLACE ALL COILS . Car runs much better Jaime
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