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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L odor in car VIN: WAUDC28D4Y
STRONG FUEL ODOR IN CAR AFTER FILLING TANK 1/2 WAy smelled like fuel spilled in back seat.
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L remote start
have to make key fobs to operate in this car . remember turn key on and off, hold unlock button , pres twice lock , it dosnt work in this car . what is right prosidure for this car . thanks everyone.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6333X
Hi guys, This 528i is driving me nuts. it has a rough (but not low) idle, runs great anywhere above idle. If I reset mil light and reset adaption values with a hot engine, it will idle great for about 1-2 minutes then the idle will start to deteriorate and t... Trouble codes: 228 (bank 2 mixture deviation), 227 (bank 1 mixture deviation), 203 (lambda regulation limit exceeded post cat bank 1), 202 (lambda regulation limit exceeded post cat bank 2)
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L ectrical VIN: WBAAV53471
Hi Bimmer techs got this SRS code OXOB=(11) ignition curcuit ZK 10/ safety battery switch SW 1. We have no info was wondering if anyone knows what's up? Thanks George
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L power steering VIN: WBAAV33471
This vehicle has a loud noise coming from the power steering while turning the wheel. The noise is quiet while sitting and the wheel straight. If the wheel is turned either way, when the pressure builds up trying to turn the wheels, the pump hoses vibrate like...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Relay #7 engine comptartment fuse box overheats. VIN: SALPV1446X
Hello, This Rover has had a history of burning engine compartment relay #7.This relay runs the climate control module. I set up jumper leads from relay panel to relay and monitored current flow to ventilation control unit at relay contact 87. When the system ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag VIN: WDBNG70J12
HELP!! Vehicle have hard code for b1859-4, driver airbag squib1, clear with scanner code, returns right away, Attempted with known good air bag from another 2002 s430 from used car dealer lot(this is as far as i try with donor vehicle) (the resistance for both...
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2001 Other European 360 Modena 218CID MIL Lamp on VIN: FERRARI360
Can anyone identify codes P1631 and P1634? Vehicle also has a missfire code, yet no miss is felt and car runs strong. The only thing a driver would notice is the mil lamp illuminated. I will have car back on friday. Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 missfire), P1631 (unknown), P1634 (unknown)
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0947F
Hi Porsche Gurus: Need a bit of direction on this 944. Customer came as a referal from tranny shop next door. Customer asked if I could diagnose his no start car. He checked for spark and found no-spark. Replced coil with OEM. Still no spark. Thats when I got...
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1991 Saab 900 2.0L ABS warning light VIN: YS3AL79L7M
Good Day to all, This Saab conv came in with an ABS warning lamp on. No other warning lights are on. I checked archives and have read that codes can be pulled by jumping 2-pin ABS connector near module under rear seat, then turning ign on and reading ABS flas...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L trans program lamp VIN: YS3FD49Y04
we have scanned car with our tech 2 and candi module: car has 3 persistant fault codes in the tcm: p0720 00 output rpm no signal p0715 00 input rpm no signal p0715 08 input sensor circuit i have replaced both the transmission speed sensors with #[...] sens...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L brakeing power VIN: YV1CZ91H44
Hi out there in the word of auto repair I am going to apologize in advance because I know I donít have a lot of info but I cant get the car to act up and it has only happened to the customer a few times and every time it happened the customer went into panic m...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L ignition VIN: BA48068A04
Thanks to all of you that responded to my e mail. The problem was in fact the ign module. The used one that I had purchased was good. One of the problems in the diagnosis was that the crank sensor that was installed in the very beginning was not installed pr...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J52
Thanks to all who replied. Everyone suggested that the seat control modules were the culprit. Most said they took 15-20 mins. to shut down so they needed to be tested in that time frame. We disconnected them one at a time and discovered with the passenger's si...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L remote key will not start VIN: WBDNG83J23
The cust decline to fix the car any further cause her lease is up in 2 months. I think that the Keyless entry module has a problem. The module is irresponsive when the problem occur. I will lean towards that but it is inconclusive since the customer decline to...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs, brake, oil lights on i/p VIN: WVWPD63B6X
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WAS SENT. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET A HOLD OF MY CUSTOMER TO BE ABLE TO FINISH UP. AS SOON AS I DO I WILL AMEND TO THIS. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR INPUT.
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDC21V3Y
Thanks to all. Tried all procedures and it still would not work correctly. Kind of thinking that there might be a broken wire in the door. Customer did not want to go any further with this problem. Thanks again.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Charging VIN: 3VWSP69M82
i was using the genuine bosch alternator. found burnt fuse box on top of the battery. also replace the main alternator output wire to the fuse box because it was getting hot. customer drove the car and called me that its running fine.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L rad cooling fans VIN: 9BWDH61J13
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. After consulting with several VeeDub Techs, they tell me that the circuit appears to have been under designed and the total amp load is close to maximum on many vehicles with dual fans. Believe it or not, some t...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWCK21C33
Fix was the engine thermostat. We kept car two days so we could start it each morning and check the way it warmed up with the new thermostat. Customer did not want to replace the water pump at this time even after explaining their failure rate. The temperat...
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1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS56D3X
I thank everyone for there quick and helpful response. It indeed was the ABS module. Installed new module and drove car around for a few days code never came back.
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