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1999 Audi A4 2.8L turn signal VIN: WAUED28D6X
need help, car came in with no turn signals but emergency flash work ok no heater blower speeds and no wipers. Fuse #2 supply power to all three no power at fuse #2 put power to fuse and everything works fine. Have replaced ignition switch but no change can't ...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L wipers VIN: WBACB4326S
car came in wipers not working. checked fuses they checked out good. checked power to wiper motor. no power to motor.washers do work however.we rarely ever work on bmw cars.another shop gave us a lead to look for power to the controler behind the glovebox.we l...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJK1743NC
I have a xj6 that has a/c trouble. It will cool fair in the auto mode and blower on med. but if you go to high it will blow warm air (room temp.) The left blower only works on high speed and the right blower only seems to have med and high. I did a pin test bu...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Huge Hesitation VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Help needed from Jaguar technicians and/or any tecnician who may have a feedback on this problem. This engine idles normal; but under acceleration it doesn't respond at all. This engine has a cableless accelerator system (electronic). Checked fuel pressure and...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D1J
Car will suddenly die when idling, hot, or quit when declerating for a stop. Have done all the tests listed above and it still does it. Initially, found contacts on fuel pump relay burned, replaced relay. Fuel pump pattern terrible, replaced fuel pumps. Even b...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L alternator VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Hello fellow euro techs, First I want to add that this is a very low milage limo. 18k miles. sits a lot. The local funeral home reciently purchased this car. The battery had been replaced and it died on them. they were able to charge the battery and bring it ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L intake cam VIN: WDBEA92E4S
Good friends MB specialist Im in trouble I know. Just about 50 miles ago y changed timing chain and guides to this wagon and now intake cam broke. Too bad, I dont know what went wrong, there was a little more noise than usual in those engines a grasping noi...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Speedometer inoperative VIN: WDBGA33E6S
Speedometer inop complaint is what brought this car here. Other observations is that cruise and odometer also inop and there is an ABS light on (which may have been on prior) There are codes stored: 080: Stop lamp switch, 182: S.fuel sh. off sw. signal to HFM ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L ABS Module VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Hi Techs, this ML 500 has ABS light and traction coming on as soon you start to move. The car is at my friends he tried scanning it with Launch demo but no comunication rep came over tried himself no luck either, i have Hanatech Multiscan and pulled codes c120...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting VIN: WDBRF40J23
All help is appreciated. This vehicle has been owned for 1 year. Up to this point, had no problem starting. Customers took car to have windows tinted. Came back 3 hours later, to pick vehicle up, would not start. Customer & tinter thought alarm was affected vi...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0AB0946H
another shop had this towed into me. the car will run if u unplug 1 injector but as soon as u plug it in the car will die. fuel pressur is 45 psi, has remaned computer, new crank and ref sensors, new wires , cap, rotor button. the car will not rev up unless u ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FF46Y93
Please Help me Saab techs. I have this 9-3 that was towed in key stuck in the cylinder. the car is dead except for the flashers and parking lights(anything not switched Ign)I thought mabe a power loss to the Ign switch but after looking a the wireing there is ...
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1989 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start, Surge VIN: WVWRB11G8K
The vehicle was at another location before it came here. They gave up. They replaced the spark plugs. The vehicle arrived to them and was sluggish and would stall. The car was towed here and would crank, but not start. We found the timing belt skipped a few te...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L trans fluid level check VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Daughter's car. I'm looking for the fluid level check plug on this Jetta Tiptronic unit. Sounds like valve buzz when first started in AM as with low fluid. I'm seeing 4 possible plugs on the case underside through cutouts in the skid plate. One takes 5 mm alle...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5548T
This vehicle is missing on 2 cylinders. The fuel pressure is 45 psi at idle, and when I disconnect the fuel pressure regulator there is no change in fuel pressure, the regulator is in between #1 & #2 cylinder (so have I answered my own question?). Compression ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0300
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS5102T
I am trying to help a friend who is trying to help another shop. Customer complaint is that the engine will intermittently stall on decel coming to a stop. The vehicle owner bought the car 1 month ago. There is no CEL and there is no scanner communication w...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Does not Crank VIN: WBACD4326W
Thanks to all 11 guys, which have replied. We removed "rubber ring" from ignition lock cylinder according to BMW Service Bulletin # 61.12.96. Sofar car started now everyday, since the last 3 weeks. Thanks again, for all your input. p.S. it seems if problem wou... Trouble codes: EWS (Key 1 not dedected), EWS (Key 1 not dedected).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/traction control VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Simple fix. The brake fluid reservoir level sensor float was semi-bouyant and would sink when the vehicle was in motion intermittantly causing the lights to go on. I caught it on the monitor program while driving the vehicle. Replaced the reservoir cap and al...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Pressure In cooling VIN: YS3DF55N9V
Hello Friends Thank you for all the replys on this 1997 Saab. Like most of you have said, the turbo charger will not have enough pressure to blow the cooling system. After more checking and a leak down test I have found either a blown head gasket or a cracke... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
After a long wait from customer the turo was replaced. The intake spent this time in a cleaning solution and it came very clean. EGR valve was ok. put it all together and car has good power, dosn't set any codes. The sighnal to valve is same pulsing rate. Cus... Trouble codes: 00575 (manifold pressure control), 65535 (control module malfunction).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWNA63B2X
THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY GUYS I got the car to pass smog check after carbon cleaning 3 times but passed boarderline NOx from 850ppm to 450ppm passing spec is 459 at 15mph 25mph is ok because passing spec is 746ppm car is not at top condition yet road tested ...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D72
Thanks for the response- We were misinformed, had been told that this car was a multiple comeback to the dealer for this problem. Turns out that was not the case. We replaced the o2 sensor and all is well. Jason [...] Trouble codes: P0030.
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