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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Brake "warning"light is on VIN: WBAG68344Y
Brake linings light comes on still and also the red brake light is on. Have tried alldata's way of trying to get the lights out and will not work. Rear pads have approximately 4/32 pad left. Is that close enough to turn on the sensor for the rear brakes and il...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Battery VIN: WBADM6341Y
On this car the battery will drain in 1-2 days. I'm thinking it is the General (Basic?) Module which controls interior lighting. The main clue I have is that the shifter position indidcator light stays on continually. I checked in other BMW's and it goes out a...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rear wipers VIN: WBAFA53571
Vehicle came in with rear wipers not working. FOund fuse for wipers blown. Replaced fuse now rear wipers has chatter and the battery has a draw. Replaced wiper motor assembly now no noise or movement at all. Parasitic draw goes from 15ma to 200ma then stop the...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L charging system VIN: WBADT63451
The battery keeps going dead. the alternator has been gone through 2 times, also the battery has been replaced. I have checked for parasitic draw & it is ok. Seems to be an intermittant problem, I let car run with machine hooked up for 30 minutes & all was ok....
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALLMAMA43
2003 Range Rover, 4.4L engine. Vehicle came in with Mis-fire #8 cylinder (spark plug, #8 plug, soaked with oil and smoking out the exhaust like a chimney)also Engine oil thick as moslasses and dripping out of left exhaust.All the other plugs OK and compression...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA50D7J
Hi everyone,(one for the mercedes techs) this car is fouling out the plugs with pure fuel immediatly. The car came in after having a medium electrical fire inside the vehicle that also burned some wires under the hood. It came in running fine we repaired all t...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J31
Hello everyone, I have this MBZ and this is the story from the customer; they were driving it in manual trans mode, shifting themselves. After driving agressive the air suspension went up and will not come down? It came in raised all the way up in the air and ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBUF65J13
Malfunction of brakes take to workshop on dash diplay. Got codes C22BD, C223D and C249F cleared all with Snap On Scanner. Only C249F returned, I need to know what these codes mean. Called Mitchell Repair they offered no help, found no info in Alldata also. I h...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2895X
Boxter came in with a slipping clutch. Dissasembled and found disk,pressure plate, and flywheel shot.(grooved) Dual mass flywheel loose too. Replaced flywheel, disk and plate. All the updated release bearing,fork, ball, ect. Have done quite a few of theese upd...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 2.0L Start and stall VIN: 3VWKB81H4V
Vehicle died while running. Snow was packed around cold air intake air filter. Found ignition coil arcing to firewall. Replaced coil and coil no longer arcs to firewall. Starts and stalls when key is released. Runs with key in start position. Replaced ignition...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheating VIN: C2XM463044
This beetle was tow in today with overheating problem.Pressure check cooling system and found crack water outlet.After replacing water outlet repressure check cooling system and no leaks found.During test drive overheat light come on.I notice there was no heat...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L poor heat VIN: WVWWAC63BX
vehicle has poor heat at lower rpms,good heat at higher rpms,seems like restricted flow in system. has new waterpump,new radiator and therm. not overheating,no hc's in system,if hoses pulled off when engine running very little coolant drips out unless idle bro...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L in limp mode VIN: 3VWSP69M12
Hi VW tech's this car came to us from the Ford dealer with the trans in limp mode. Only reverse and forth gear's. Codes galore all the solenoids showing codes for open circuit. We have not done a pin check on the trans ECU yet, was wondering if any of you out ...
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS5645V
I have been unable to find a vacuum diagram for the vehicle.I took over the job of installing the replacement engine and can find a vacuum dia. even on alldata.does anyone have an idea where I might find the right diagram ? E-Mail it to [...]
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2001 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NC53DX1
I have inherited this car after two techs have left us. Had a used transmission 2-3 months ago. Ran fine for 3 weeks or so. Started running rough, second tech to work on it found a crank sensor bad replaced and managed to somehow screw that up. I put a second ... Trouble codes: P0103, P0118, P0113, P0120, P0123, P0124
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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 C70 T5 2.5L ABS wheel sensor VIN: YV1MC68287
This car came to from a local body shop with SRS and ABS lights on. All they claimed to have replaced is the right door. SRS codes and light cleared. The issue is the ABS has code for right front wheel speed sensor. Hard code, I looked at the harness real clos...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L radio VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Thanks to all that replied. Thanks to Bob for forwarding me the code needed to unlock the radio. I have reminded all of my techs to ask the customer if they have their codes, if not, it is the customer's responsibility to obtain it. This customer was an a## ab...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L hazard switch VIN: WAUED54B51
The fix was new turn signal (combination) switch. Just to make sure, I put next new hazard switch to have same buzzing noise. Then I tried to move a little turn signal switch and noticed a little smoke from switch area. The combination switch is inexpensive an...
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, no data stream VIN: WBSCD032XW
Thanks for the replys...battery terminals were removed and reconected and ecm started communicting with scan tool.
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L trans stays in 5th gear but will go in manual 2nd VIN: YS3FD49YX3
thanx for all the replies we finally got the goahead to put a factory unit in. it seems to be fine so far, thanx again!!!
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWRH63B31
Thanks to everyone who sent replies. The chain tensioner gaskets fixed this vehicle.
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1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D8X
well i replace the cam adj solinoid and now the car acts like it runs out of gas but the check eng light and codes for cam solinoid are gone thanks for all that help but now i cant figure out why it acts like its running out of gas and dying thanks bruce you w... Trouble codes: ECM64, ECM64.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29561
After replacing the O2 sensors with original Volvo sensors; checking to insure that there were no vacuum leak; testing the catalytic converter; and testing the fuel pressure, the help request was launched to try and determine if something had been overlooked o... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1S1 O2 sensor slow reaction/response).
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2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L service remi VIN: YV1AH85247
Thanks guy's, I did get some sugestions but it turns out the new style [no ignition key] you have to see the dealer to reset service indecator! thanks Ralph
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