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1996 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUJA84A8T
hello everyone,ihave an audi here that came in making a noise like a bad power steering pump,or like it had no fluid in it(loud whining sound).anyway it turns out it was the transmission,it was full of regular dexron(red)fluid.my question is has anyone seen th...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L car body VIN: WBADT63481
Hello all I have a very sick bmw in the shop. Car had dead battery after the alarm system was activated by some smashing the drivers side mirror. The customer jumped started car form the engine jump posts and thats whem all the problems begain. 1. cental lock...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L parking assist distance VIN: WBAFB33531
hello fellow techs, i have some problem with this x5 if any body can direct me to the right diraction all be greatfull . i have pull the codes on this parking asist system and found four cods for all the sensors in the back i know that all of them can go bad a...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L evaparator VIN: WBAEU334X3
vechile came in with a/c warm,ck pressure -ok 35 lbs evac ,recharge, systems works for approx 15 mins ,then becomes hot (85),no compressor noise. as it becomes warm a loud hissing noise can be heard in cab when vechile cools down a/c becomes operational again....
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, WONT TAKE THE GAS VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Why did I take a Benz in for service !!! Here goes... This vehicle is starving for fuel, worse on cold start yet idles good. Upon accel falls on its face... sometimes if gas pedal is slowly pushed rpm's will come up to the rev limiter and run good. Fuel presur...
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1968 Volkswagen Dune Buggy 1600CC 1&3 Cyls
This one has me stumped! This is a duel port head VW Bug engine. It does not make any power on #1 cyl. and just a little power on #3. Cyl 2 & 4 make good power. The carb is a two barrel that on side feeds cyls 1 & 2 and the other side fuels 3 & 4. It does not ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Battery goes dead VIN: 3VWCK21C51
Help! Thanks!! This VW has been an interesting one so far and maybe with all your good help and ideas we can come to a fix. This car has a concern where it will only charge 11.9 to 12.2 volts at idle with the AC and headlights on which causes the battery to go...
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Steering rack VIN: YV1LS56D8Y
This car came in with a leaking steering rack. We replaced the rack with a Maval unit and ever since the replacement the steering does not work at idle and then sometimes it will. We thought the rack was bad so we replaced it again with no change. We then, thi...
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2004 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS61J2Y
good morning; car was brought in for hard to start. when it was hot it would not make any fire to the plugs. we replaced the crank angle sensor, but there were no codes. that did not help the problem, so we looked at the fuel pump relay, and it had a bad sold...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers/security VIN: WDBEA32E9R
The security thing was easy. Just unlock it from the other door or the trunk. The wipers ended up being the motor. Not much more to add. Thanks to everybody that helped out. I was running the shop by myself that day and was low on patience for intermittent ele...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
I appreciate most of the help i received here is what i now know about these modules...First off the dealer didnt include the key that it also had to be replaced after reprograming this module. Second this is ONLY programable by the factory scan tool as far as...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK49F51
thank you all for helping me, but unfortunately i didn't get to fix the car. the customer took back the vehicle and didn't come back yet. many of you techs were telling me that once the maf becomes wet with oil, it has to be replaced, and i really wanted to tr...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C01
After much pain I found the mechanical part of the thirteen fold panel relay to have shorted. This in turn shorted the fuel pump. Amazingly no fuses were blown. Guess that's because the one power source from the relay center feeds four different fuses. An... Trouble codes: P1225, P1226, P1227, P1228, P1425, P1472.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L valve train VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
Thanks for the many replies, theres good stuff there. so the customer opted not to repair the car at this time, just towed it home. again, thanks to the great iatn folks. Dave
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