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1988 Audi 90 2.0L Brake pedal VIN: WAUGC0896J
Vehicle came in with rear brakes dragging. Replaced both rear calipers and pads. Unable to blead rear brakes. Replaced porportioning valve and attempted to blead, System still won't blead. No fluid from ABS unit to rear line. Replaced ABS unit and attempted to...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGG834YD
Need a little help / advise. Have a 2000 740i with a wheel shimmy. customer came in a week ago. we replaced the lower thrust arms / bushings, and front brakes. customer was not complaining about the shimmy at that time. customer called back next day with a shi...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABS33491
Hello, Thanks for reading. We have had to replace the computer in this BMW for a logics issue. The vehicle will start and run with old computer. After replacement we have done the sync. with anti theft and went to the coding screen to try to code and it does n...
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2007 BMW M6 5.0L Struts VIN: WBSEH93597
Thanks for the help, we have a 2007 BMW M6 the customer is requesting front and rear lowering springs be installed. We are looking for repair information for this. Alldata does not list anything and the vehicle is equipped with electronic suspension. Special t...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L abs-brake-tc VIN: SALTL12482
Need help from the Range Rover tech’s, This 7-01 Discovery which according to the vin is a 2002 has multiple warning lights illuminated on the dash. The red brake warning light, yellow ABS light, yellow TC light and a light of which I am not familiar with the...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Taildoor Window VIN: SALNM22222
Please help us with this baby Rover. The customer replaced the battery and now the taildoor window will not stay up. When we try to calibrate it, the window goes to the top and imediately reverses and goes all the way down accompanied by four beeps from the da...
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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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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L lack of power VIN: WDBNG74J23
Hello everyone. Customer just purchased this 2003 S55 that is supercharged. He drives the car once and a while and notices it lacks power at times. We have driven this car and it is performing very strong. I scanned the ME and came up with code p202B-002 indic... Trouble codes: P202B
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WWMWRC3345
Hello, I have a code 2097 system rich. I reset all adaptives and had our runner drive 45 miles. I checked the front and rear o2s going down the road and they are switching fine .94 to .00 . Let the car idle and long term goes between 4.4% and 5.6% At idle the ... Trouble codes: P2097
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1993 Other European VOLANTE 5.3L Convertible Top VIN: SCFDAM2C2P
Hello, This car came in with convertible top INOP. When you press the button to retract top, the motors up front will unlock the top but the retractor pump to lift top will not work. Then after a few seconds, the button goes dead, it will not run the motors i...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
car fail smog at cruise about 2400 rpm. do complete tune up. check temp sensor no good, replace temp sensor. did not help with smog. it fail a cruise both hc and co,any ideal where to check for this problem. and some how odb2 connector did not respond and i ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L day time running lights VIN: 3VWCF21C4X
we have a beetle that the daytime running lights are inoperative,we have checked all fuses and grounds we can find.we have tried to access the body with a modis ,7.2 software version. will not communicate.we cat get engine data.so far i have not been able find...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on
This is my first post so I want to thank you all in advance. This is for the VW techs out there,I have a 1999 Jetta VR6 setting a secondary air injection code,all we have is Mitchell to go off of. I have no power at the air pump and I have looked all over the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L starter VIN: WVWTH63B52
no crank from starter with code 01008 stored in seat memory..alternator installed one month ago...vehicle towed in starter bench tests fine
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Airbag Light VIN: 3VWDD21Y43
The car came in with an air bag light on. It had a bunch of codes, I mistakingly erased them without recording them. One of them was control module fault. That one came right back no matter what I did. I changed the control module and coded it using the Vag-Co...
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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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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A2X
Hello Group wanted to post this for others (we have this fixed) This Volvo returned to us many times for 02 sensor heater Problems there is a Tech service bulitin suggesting a New wiring Harness to correct the problem however after talking with the volvo techs... Trouble codes: 135 (Front 02 Sensor), 136 (Rear 02 Sensor)
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L turn signal VIN: WAUED28D6X
thanks for the help, both mikes were right the overload protectiom relay was faulty. thanks again
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D01
Thank you who all replied. I removed the valve cover on bank 2 and found cam tensioner guide broken and intake cam off 1 tooth. Replaced tensioner and set cam timing. Code did not return and misfires are gone. Trouble codes: 17748 (Camshaft position crank shaft position incorrect allocation), 16684 (Combustion misfire detected), 16685 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 misfire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Stall VIN: WAUJT68E12
most replies suggest removing thorttle housing to clean and relear idle, either with scan tool, or idle for 1 hour in shop and/or road test, Most mention this is a known common problem and cleaning usually will do the trick, but customer decline service at th...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L wipers VIN: WBACB4326S
Thanks again. Mark from South Carolina.It was the control box costumber did not wwant to put more money in it. Thanks again for your help.Len
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat tensioners VIN: WBADD6320V
Well this one took awhile to get back but after pulling the seats re-newing the connections on seat belts and other end of the harness the lite stayed off after erasing code with the snap-on scanner. Was going to replace harnesses but after checking them out f...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA33E45
thanks to all for replies. I have determined that the front evap is leaking. The customer has recieved estimate but has not returned.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, P0450 VIN: WDBJF82H1X
AFTER SPENDING TIME FINDING PIN OUT CHARTS, RECHECKED WIRES FROM SENSOR TO ECM, ALL WERE OK, LOADED ALL WIRES AND SIGNAL WIRE WENT OPEN. STARTED SEARCH BY PULLING BACK SEAT AND FOUND A MOUSE NEST, CHECKED WIRING UNDER LR DOOR SILL AND FOUND CHEWED SIGNAL WIRE,... Trouble codes: P0450 (fuel tank presure [...]/3b4/4).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Customer opted to not fix this vehicle, but the contact intormation for the computer remanufacturer was and will be invaluable. Thanks for your replies! Trouble codes: P1236 (Supercharger magnetic clutch function).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F23
When I checked the wiring diagram carefully, I found all these sensors share a common power to the ECM at Terminal #8 Red/grn wire. Remove ECM harness and check for continunity at all the sensors. Check out ok but I found a defferent problem. There was oil in ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor), P0102 (Mass Air Flow), P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater [...]), P0010 (Cam Position Acuator), P0414 (Secondary Air Injection System Switching valve).
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWEE83A2V
THANK YOU ALL FOR HELP INSTALL NEW CRANK SENSOR FROM DEALER AFTER INSTALL CHECK RPM READING ON SCAN TOOL HAD GOOD READING. Trouble codes: 1340 (cam/crank).
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6X
Finally got the car back in the shop. Customer wanted to replace the starter and exhaust system while replacing the plug wires. At 65K miles he should not have needed anything but things happen. He decided to keep the Bosch Platinums in there for a while. The ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Thanks to everyone who replied. Replaced the thermostat per just about everyone who responded. Check water pump did not move, flushed coolant again. Test drove no code, no problem. Customer has been driving it everyday for past 6 days with no problem. Trouble codes: P2181.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M24
Thanks to all that offered help and special thanks to John- the camshaft lobes were worn. Iatn comes through again! Greg and crew Trouble codes: P0101.
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS5102T
We were unable to get any scan data even with different scanners. The smoke machine found a rotten vacuum hose under the throttle body going to the pcv unit. We cleaned the throttle body and then drove the car with no stalling
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