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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L heater VIN: WAUED64B01
No heat at idle, good bleed procedure followed. Has good heat over 1500 rpm
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L cam chain VIN: WBABE6Z000
On initial startup, after auto trans installation, the engine was rattling very loudly. We stopped and checked oil level... all OK. Removing oil filler cap from rocker cover we could see the timing chain flipping and flopping all over the place. When you rev t...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery drain VIN: SAJDA01C3Y
This vehicle came in here a month ago with a dead battery and the customer complaing of the alarm going off. After charging the battery I found no drain on the system. The vehicle returned back in to our shop 3 weeks later with the same problems, we found the ...
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16411
Looking for the "silver bullet" on this Rover, replaced all the bags in a 6 month period for leaks, now truck falls down overnight if it's really cold outside, will pump up in short period of time, won't fall for several days in the summer. truck falls evenly,...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBRF64J01
Does anyone know how to reset this vehicle after changing the battery? It has the electronic key and I can not even get it to unlock the steering. I have "Shop Key" that isn't giving me the best info. Maybe there is a shortcut that I am missing. Thank you much...
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1991 Saab 9000 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3C158M8M
This is a 91 9000 with 200k. This one is starting and immediately stalling unless you give it gas. No codes, fuel pressure ok, no air leaks found with smoke machine. Unplugging MAF or other sensors causes no change.
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E2X
The LTFT will go right down to -25% on a 5 mile highway drive. I have changed the MAF and replaced many vac hoses, smoked the turbo ducting system (from MAF to throttle body) and there is no leak. All pressure sensors read within 1.8 kPa w/ KOEOff (within spec... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel /air mixture too rich LTFT at minimum)
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A1V
Ok here we go, We've had this code now on many other cars without always finding a problem. This car we found vacuum hoses split for air pump solenoid, repaired hose, & everything else was working. Customer drove car for a week then light came back on. We rete... Trouble codes: P0411 (Sec. air system incortect flow)
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L hard start at 30 deg VIN: 9BWGP61J12
problem occures at about 30 deg. f. and above glow light on for about 1 sec at most. no power to glow plugs. . at 20 deg or below glow light on for about 8-10 sec. starts fine.
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9601T
Need some major help on this one guys. This volvo was towed in with a customer complaint that the vehicle started running rough, then would not start. Original diagnoses was a bad crank sensor - pattern was bad. Replaced crank sensor - still no start. Heres wh...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L power windows-door lock system-power sun roof-abs VIN: WAUCB28D7X
THANKS TO ALL, I REPLACED THE LOCK MODULE ,LOCATED IN THE TRUNK AND ALL PROBLEMS ARE FIXED .THE ABS SYSTEM IS NOT RELATED TO THE LOCK MODULE. THE DOOR LOCK MODULE CONTROLS THE POWER WINDOWS,POWER DOOR LOCKS,SUNROOF,AND WILL KEEP THE STARTER FROM TURNING OVER ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L SRS light VIN: WAUED64B11
Well, within 24 hrs I got a dozen responses. They all said to change the control module. Quite a chore to do as it is burried under the front of the center console. But this car is done. A special thanks to Jake for his extra effort. Tom
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33513
Well, thanks for the replies. This car has just the one key lock (nothing on the passenger door or trunk) Using the door inflatable pillow to pry the door slightly away from the body and inserting a long rod inside we were able to operate the inner door latch...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
The Jag finally runs - The engine ecm was the problem. Sent the old unit out for rebuild at "allecu". They did a good job a were pretty quick about it. As soon as ecu was installed we had communication. Vehicle would not start until ecu was programmed. Did not...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
thanks to all techs who replied. Have replaced the left front air spring, reset the suspension control module with my launch x431 scanner, problem fixed. Thanks, Theo
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Rear shocks VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Thank you for all your help. A few people responded with reasons for a clunk. As I stated in my post, I had already isolated the clunk to the upper shock mounts. My question was about disconnecting the hydraulic lines from the shocks safely. A few guys did res...
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1989 Other European turbo r 412CID dome lamps VIN: SCBZR03B6K
ok, fixed thanks to all 3 that replied, Dave sent me a wirring diagram. the diagram helped me find where my problem was. There was a realy behind the fuse board. The relay was keeping the lights on due to wirring under the door sill where fused together a...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L flywheel area VIN: WVWTH63BX1
Sorry to have taken so long to close this, but I've been waiting to see if the noise happens again to the customer. So far, so good. I still don't know what the actual cause was, but while it was running in the shop, I took a garden hose and sprayed water into...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C31
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE USEFUL INPUT-OE COIL AND WIRES MADE NO DIFFERENCE DID RUNNING COMPRESSION TEST (NEVER REALLY LIKED DOING THIS)BUT #1 CYL WAS DOWN BY 35% FROM OTHER 3 CYLINDERS SO SOMETHING IS EVIDENTLY WRONG WITH THE VALVE TRAIN WILL WAIT FOR C... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3VWSE69M02
"when you use used parts sometimes it bites ya" Kyle from California was right on the money there. Somehow or other the hydraulic portion of the used unit was the cause. As it turns out it is entirely possible and easy to separate the electronics from the hy...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSK69M83
You've got to love crazy electrical problems! Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I tried disconnecting various temp & pressure sensors, all to no avail. I finally pulled out the battery so that I could get to the wiring harnesses underneath and loo...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Interior VIN: YV1LW5518S
i would like thank every one who responded. we found number 3 fuse an issue. when you pull fuse the lites would work properly. put it back in and the would come back on with key out. noticed if you wiggled fuse while in block lites would flicker with fuse. the...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1KS9608T
This vehicle was not fixed by me. Since there were no DTCs,I kept it over the weekend and drove it. Fortunately, it "acted up" for me...on the highway, the transmission stopped transmitting power. Engine revved but the vehicle coasted to a stop. I suspected a ...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Evaporator VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
Yes folks this one is fixed. I replaced the pressostat switch on the line by the drier and sure enough that took care of the problem. I want to say thanks to all the fellow techs that responded to my help request. And I also want to rectify a mistake on my par...
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2000 Volvo C70 2.3L air bag VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
Hi and thanks to all for the replies, at this time we are waiting for the insurance company to decide. Did not want to keep the post open for tool long. We still may get further into this by doing a pin check a the SRS ecu to find what;s up. Thanks again
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L differential? VIN: YV1CZ91H44
WHEN THE CAR IS ON THE LIFT NOT RUNNING, WHEN YOU SPINNBOTH REAR WHEELS TOGETHER YOU COULD HERE A TICKING NOISE. AFTER THE CAR IS STARTED AND RUNNING IN GEAR IN THE AIR. I RECHECKED ALL THE WHEEL BEARINGS WITH A STETHASCOPE. THE FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS ARE COMPLE...
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