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2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Turn signals, wipers VIN: WUARL48HX7
Vehicle was brought in by body shop. had wiring harness damaged in rt front wheel well. replaced wiring harness which went to rt headlight assembly,rt front impact sensor, and something(?) just above right air intake for intercooler. Headlights work on low bea...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE2315R
Vehicle will not accel properly when first started. Has very limited power (10-20%) until after driving for approx 5 min, then it performs okay and will continue to perform well until the vehicle is turned off and restarted. The engine does not miss during thi...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L brake light on VIN: WBAVB13576
THIS IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSE,WE HAD A 2006 BMW COME IN FOR BRAKE LINNING WEAR LT ON . BOTH FRONT AND REAR PADS AND WEAR SENORS WHERE REPLACED. BUT THE DASH WEAR LT DID NOT GO OFF AFTER REPLACEMENT, LIKE THE OLDER BMWS. I HAD A HARD TIME FINDING, THIS INFORM...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Control arm bushings VIN: SAJHY1545K
Greetings. Front lower control arm bushings on this car are very worn. Is there a way to do this without the special spring compressor. None of our compressors will fit this car since the opening at the bottom of the lower wishbone is so small, approx 1 1/2 in...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dash back lights VIN: WMWRE33423
vehicle came in with the fuse #21 blowing when e-brake was pulle. also the dash/instrument lights (not courtsey lights) staying on & battery dying while sitting. we checked arcives & found problems with the connector below fuse panel. we cleaned & reconnected ...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: R4W1030869
this car was brought in for a stalling issue when it rains. i had found a cracked coil and replaced it with a complete tune-up. i still have no spark and had checked voltage to the coil.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
the vehicle came to us for an emissions test and failed NOx. we found that the vehicle was overheating. the dealer told us they have had issues with the water pumps. we changed the water pump and sure enough half of the plastic fins were missing. once the repa...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L flywheel area VIN: WVWTH63BX1
This car has a rather loud squeeling sound from the rear of the engine compartment at idle, weather in gear or not. Listening with a piece of hose, the sound is coming from inside the bell housing. The noise diminishes and eventually goes away with increased r...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Engine VIN: 3VWCP21C41
These darn diesels! I've had a run of these with very strange solutions, and they are driving me crazy. This one won't go over 2600 rpm in neutral. No turbo boost, black smoke out the tail pipe, no codes. Car has a new fuel filter, pickup screen has been clean...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWRH63B31
Hello Volkswagon Techs, I am having problems with this Passat. The passengers side valve cover will not seal. I have had problems with the hydrolic tensioners leaking before, so the Quality tune down the way sent me this vehicle after the could not get the ga...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWKG61JX4
WE Keep Getting This Reacurring code p3017-19473 cannot find any info on cause or effect any help would be appreaceated. Trouble codes: P3017
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L turbo oil chang VIN: YV1FX8845J
The Question is engine oil change interval for turbo and non turbo. I was recommending 3K mileage for engine oil change interval to a Volvo customer and to treat it gently by a cool-down process after a hard run (e.g. freeway). I actually got challenged by a V...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Window motor VIN: YV1SW61R21
Car came in with driver's front window in-op.I did a quick test and found codes DDM-0005, and DDM-0022 stored under body and acessories.Replaced window motor with regulator and this did not fix the problem. When window becomes in-op I can almost always get win...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L shifter VIN: SALAV46YU2
car towed in to body shop very small amount of bumper cover damage, car starts you can shift from park to reverse then in to nuetral then locks up will not shift out unless you disconnect the battery. instrument panel has mesage for service sift selector. all ...
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2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L service remi VIN: YV1AH85247
hi guys, i got this s70 and i am trying to reset the service reminder display, this car does'nt have a regular ignition key, but the slot in the dash, so what all data say's doesnt work there is not a [...] and 2 on the ignition, any body can help me?? tha...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L will not crank VIN: WBADN6345Y
Hello There, Thanks for all of the info. The final repair was a shorted Coolant temp harness, due to a shorted thermostat. Repaired the wiring harness & installed a new thermostat. Veh is now opperating as designed.
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2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Traction control VIN: WBADN63473
Most of the replies suggested things that were already done. They ranged from tires, sensors, shocks, and the abs module. We have taken it to a BMW specialty shop and they say that the car is acting like it is supposed to act. Unfortunately I think I am going ...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJNX2744T
Steve, thanks so much. I just had to let engine warm up for a few minutes to get coolant warm and came right on and working normal. Guess this just came down to lack of info on my part. I never let the engine warm up enough. Alldata has no description of syste...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29M2X
I have taken a used injection pump and injectors from a wrecked car that we have.I cured the air in the fuel system by replacing the check valve on the filter.I have checked the lifters and cam lobes everything looks good,now i have a 17958 charge pressure ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H3X
Wow! Special thanks to all of your reply's!! Well its fixed! I started with everyone's response to the Glow Plug Bridge assembly problem. After removing the bridge from the vehicle, simply taking an ohm meter across the wire which feeds cylinders 2&4 and t... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit A malfunction).
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1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L ABS hydraulic unit VIN: YV1LS571XS
This car has and still is a pain in my butt. I did change the whole ABS unit,master cylinder too. That got rid of the 444 code The kids who own it brought me the parts. This unit had a different computer number ,probably had tracs. Funny thing now is after eve...
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