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1997 Audi A6 2.8L power steering VIN: WAUJA84A7V
We replaced the rack on this A6 due to a bad leak. The pump was also replaced and the system flushed. After the job was done, the tech drove less than a mile down the road and lost power steering. The steering seemed to come back on line at around 2000 rpm, bu...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L wipers VIN: WAUEH64B81
wipers run for only 5 seconds, then cycle off for 18 seconds, then on again for 5. this will repeat for ever. intermittent feature doesn`t work either, just runs on low speed. replaced the control relay, no help. all fuses and grounds are good and switch posit...
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1991 BMW 735iL 3.5L oil in coolant VIN: WBAGC4319M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 735 IL in with oil in the coolant. I am not very experienced with BMW's and need the help of the BMW pros to advise me on where to look. The radiator is leaking badly where the tank and the cores meet, so i k...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat tensioners VIN: WBADD6320V
Hoping to get some suggestions as to how to proceed with repairing this airbag system. Alldata and Mitchell not any help. Snap-on scanner will pull codes. Airbag lite is on allways and when code is erased 05 comes right back. Pass side firing circuit code. Als...
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2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCM9342Y
Please help me! This BMW is intermittantly dropping what seems to be a random cylinder. I can never catch it in the act with test equipment hooked up, but experienced it once. It SEEMS like a injector or two dropping out and is most pronounced at idle. Cars wi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire), P0305 (5 Misfire), P0306 (6 Misfire)
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2002 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L Electrical VIN: WBAFB91002
Vehicle has no radio, AC nor Pneumatic suspension working Suspension completely discharged, start vehicle. check all fuses and relays tough not sure wich is wich (work mainly on north american cars), Could you guys describe what to test, where and any comments...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Keyless entry VIN: WBADT43441
Hello Bimmer tech's. This cars battery went bad and have not been able to reprogram the keyless entry, I turn key to acc and turn off within 5 sec and press and hold arrow button while pressing logo button 3 time and then release arrow button but the locks wil...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBDCA39DOJ
This car will intermittantly stall on a tip-in throttle, start right back up run fine. happens 5 out of 40 starts, usually after about [...] of driving,seems temp related, The electrical harnesses have been checked no corrosion and good connections, fuel p...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E7M
1 out of 50 start attempts the engine cranks and won't start. has no spark, no signal to trigger coil. i haven't got into more testing yet. i need an ecu wiring diagram. i use mitchell 1 and have very little information for the 90/91 500sl. if some one could d...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBLJ70G4Y
Looking for a little advise on how to approach this repair. This Benz appears to have a siezed ac compressor. Compressor clutch is melted and I can't turn the compressor hub. I plan on replacing the compressor, the accumulator and flushing the system. Mitchell...
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Glass VIN: WP0AB29903
The drivers window drops the normal 1/4 when you open the with either the inside or outside handle but it does not wait until the door is closed before it returns to the uppermost position so the glass lays outside of the channel. I check TSB's and the power w...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Removing VIN: 3VWRA21H8R
I thought we had done every job on VWs, but can get zero information on the removal of the electrical ignition switch on a 1994 VW JEtta III. Alldata gives extensive information on drilling out the ignition lock cylinder, but no information on how to get the e...
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1998 Volkswagen rialta 2.8L relay clicking VIN: WV3AH8706W
i need a wiring diagram for wipers and ander dash
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2005 Volkswagen Transporter 2.5L Misfire VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ5
Help VW Techs, have a T5 2.5 128kw diesel that every time you accelerate in third gear and above ,as you hit 3000rpm it stumbles then again at 3200rpm then all is good. Feels exactly like an ignition lead short on a petrol, it's a real fast stumble. Have done ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ignition VIN: YV1SZ58D71
hello every one i have a volvo that i need to replace the key and tumbler on.my question is if i replace it will i have to reprogram any thing so that the car will start after it has a new key and tumbler(for ignition),any help is greatly appreciated.
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGK2321W
Thanks to everyone who knew about the the vent plates and the rubber grommets they were trash'd! And the vent plates warped! No more vacuum leak. And now the fuel trim is right online also. Cheers...Gus
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVB33556
Salut The fix on this car was to change dme, as what dealer told me. i had some different opinions on this one, even a tech from an other dealer who told me that he have done that swap a couple of time with no prob. But i do not have other choice than trust de...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Extended crank hot VIN: WDBJF25H7H
I was unable to access an impulse timing light. Discussion with Gus Pfister of Pacific Fuel Injection revealed that there is no keyway locating the RIV timing mark plate, it is held in place by the tension of a large nut. Gus agreed that it is concievable that...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L trans program lamp VIN: YS3FD49Y04
I received an insightful reply from Donald [...] who correctly mentioned the possiblity that we could have fluid contamination from the radiator/trans cooler interface that would/could set a trans speed sensor fault due to slippage if the trans fills up wi...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Starter VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Thanks again IATN. The majority of those who responded were in agreement that the ignition switch was most likely at fault, sending unwanted signals to the starter hence burning them out. Also OE parts were highly recommended. I am a stickler for OE if possibl...
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LT56D2X
This car went to the dealer and got a throttle body up date done, as most of the reply's indicated that these cars cut out injectors to control the engine speed. Car is running good and is much healthier now. Once again thanks to all for the execellent and fas...
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