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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L radio VIN: WAUBA24BXW
We have had this vehicle in the shop for two weeks now waiting for a heater flap motor to arrive from the dealer. Now we have replaced the motor, we find the battery had gone flat and radio went into safe mode. The customer bought the car used and does not hav...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJNX2744T
This Jag came in because left blower motor staying on after key turned off and had to disconnect battery. found the transistor in blower assembly bad, replaced transistor and now blower turns off with key off. but now, low and med. speeds only work on left and...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G0X
Don't get a hole lot of mercedes work so any help would be appreciated. This C230 won't allow fuel to be put in. Customer says at approx $11.00 the pump shuts off and the filler neck is full. He says then it takes a few minutes for the fuel to go down the tube... Trouble codes: P0446 (evaporative emissions system vent control circuit)
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Rich on cold start VIN: YS3ED58ED1
Saab Tech I have a stumper. This 9-5 has a rich condition on start up that is also a hard start due to being rich.This is the only complaint with this vehichle. Once you clear it out on startup it will run great.No codes have been set and fuel trim #'s look go...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L battery VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
hey guys I have a 2000 beetle with a draw higher than expected. if you remove the radio and the comfort control module connectors the draw will drop to about 15 mA. i let the vehicle sit for two hours and the draw did not get below 70 mA. if there is a vw tec...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L cyl head VIN: 3VWCP21CX3
well i hope everyone had a good christmas, and happy new years day. and now its back to work we go. the timing belt has broken on my neighbors car. i'm a honda guy but he asked me to fix. i have the service information from bently publishing, which states on r...
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1997 Volvo V70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILW5506W
Can anyone help me with the diagnosis port location. Our scanner supplier suggested the centre console area but I am not brave enough to prise the bits I can see. We fixed our fault by replacing the air flow meter after some "Aussie bush diagnosis" but need to...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L tachometer VIN: TRUUT28N81
We agree, we swapped a cluster out of another sales TT and every thing worked. Customer does not want to spend money.
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2002 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L odometer VIN: 4USCK73492
thanks for the responses. we did try to read the diagnostics while the error was occuring like Greg recommended. still no codes. customer does not want to pursue at this time. thanks, Jeff
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L wont shift VIN: WDBGA43E3T
i would like to thank for all the responses but customer does not wont to perform any repais at this time when services are performed will update on all replies sent to us. thanks again
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L alarm VIN: WDBKK47F1X
well, the car is gone, but not fixed. we checked the connections for corrosion. still none found. we checked the alarm horn like Dan recommended. everything seemed to work properly. customer told us he didn't need an alarm. so we left it out. I think the batte...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pads and rotors VIN: WDBSK75F83
BASED ON THE INFO I RECIEVED FROM 11 OF THE 12 RESPONSES, CUST WAS GIVEN A QUOTE AND DECIDED THAT MY [...] WAS TOO HIGH (GO FIGURE)ANY WAY, I WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DID REPLY SHOWING GENUINE CONCERN FOR ANOTHERS SAFETY, BUT I STILL WOULD HAVE TACKLED THI...
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1972 MG B 1.8L Stall VIN: GHN52C2628
OK, fellow techs, this car is fixed thanx to this great forum. Although the exact fix was not mentioned, the thought process that it invoked directly led to the cure. After completeing the float level adjustment (thank you Bob and Don), and correcting the fuel...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWFJ01H0T
Thanks to Mark, Perri, and Allan Sateside and Michal from Czech republic. The cause of the problem was the electrical ignition switch had come apart inside and would jam up after turning one notch either way. The switch would go partway into the ignition posit...
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