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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Air Bag VIN: WAUEH54B91
Hi to everyone, Customer brought this car in and stated "air bag" light comes on intermittently.First we Checked for any codes stored, non found.We drove the car next morning and "air bag light" came on solid for about 20 seconds and than the light started to ...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L main harness VIN: WBAHE2310R
Customer had car towed to us after extinguishing a fire under the hood, left side firewall area, which apears to have originated at the traction control unit (i think) has anyone seen anything like this Thanks
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L evap/intake air VIN: WBACD4326V
has engine codes of po111 and po443 we have no diag. information at all could any bmw techs please help
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2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L No Start VIN: WBSCK9341Y
owner connected battery posts backwards. no start afterwards. He replaced alternator hoping to cure it. No go. I started checking and saw no Check Engine light illuminating. No communication either. I checked for the appropriate power feeds and grounds.I also ...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Charging VIN: WBADT63453
thanks for reading this post. customer came in stating that car battery dies over night. he purchased original battery from the dealer and the problem is still there. i checked all accesories for not shuting down and could not find any. that little light by th...
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2006 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0L shifting problem VIN: SAJWA51A36
Hello this x-type has a trans shifting problem. It starts out driving fine then after three miles the trans drops into third, if I move it from drive to nuetral then back to drive it clears up momentary. the gear selector is in the drive position but the indic...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Roll Bar VIN: WDBFA66E5N
This car has an automatic roll bar that is supposed to pop up in any kind of roll or excessive acceleration, this car even when you acce;erate in the parking lot to about 10 mph the roll bar pops up, much too sensitive. We have tried disconnecting the sensors ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Starter/Flywheel VIN: WDBFA67E7S
This SL 500 came in with a bad starter and badly damaged flywheel teeth. I checked the fuel pressure regulator for leakage and injectors for leakdown for a possible hydrolock condition that would damage the flywheel and no problems found.Cooling system is tigh...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J71
Thank you in advance for all your help. This CL500 with ABC suspension came in for red ABC light. Codes in sytem are C1525-64 system pressure to low and C1526-16 Malfunction in pressure supply. Another shop replaced r/r strut and front Accumulator block with s...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L radio code VIN: WDB1J70G31
Hi Guys ! The Tech removed the battery cables to work on some electrical issue.After this of course need the radio code put on.And of course customer never have radio code. They think the shop always (stocks) codes for their radios. Call the dealer & figure ou...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no start, windows inop VIN: WDBSK75F43
I took this job on from the body shop even though I know better. This 230 sl was hit in the front drivers corner bad. After them so call repairing the car here it is in my shop. The Key is in the EIS, I installed 2 new batterys in the car. The EIS turns but no...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L SRS System VIN: WDBRHG1J44
These are the code numbers we got with a Snap-Off Solus with 7.4 software; B1003 B2D82 BD28A BD2A9 BD28B We ere told by Identifix that all these codes refer to a failed/issue with the main SRS ECU. We cannot "clear-code" with our Solus. Could be a "tool-i...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Service Reminder VIN: WDDNG71X27
Need help to reset the service reminder. The Assist plus is showing 15 days passed due for B service. Required procedures were done and engine oil (genuine) and filter (genuine) were replaced.
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWVA81H7V
Mitchell states there is no OE R&R information for an ignition switch. I called the local dealer and they are no help. There is info for lock cylinder R&R but not the electrical switch. Any and all help is appreciated.
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1995 Volvo 850 2.3L head aera VIN: YV1LW57135
the customer brought this volvo 850 2.3 turbo in to chk oil leak. after opening hood noticed valve cover missing and on top of cam holder cover betweed #3 and #4 spark plug holes there is a dime size hole that has two screw/bolt holes this hole is empty...can ...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CM59246
This vehicle came into the shop as a low on power problem. scanned for codes found none. Ran fuel pressure test it would start off at about 60 psi and drop off to below 20 psi on hard accel. Talked to dealer they said they had problems with pumps on these vehi... Trouble codes: P0089
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L heater case? VIN: WBAGH83421
well its kinda fixed we told the customer what we had about the center vent temp sensors and the cust said to just take it out and put it a side (out of the center vents) he doesnt really care about the car to much so. well thanks again everyone that replied I...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hard Start VIN: WDBFA66E0N
Almost everyone said it was the over voltage protection relay and they were correct. I removed the cover of the relay and closely inspected all the solder terminals. After a VERY close inspection I did find one solder terminal was loose. Due to time constraint...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz c200esprit 2000CC stuck in first gear VIN: WDB20202F5
Thanks for information - so far vehicle has not returned with problem as it hasn't reoccured since cancelling codes - I have spoken to Auto trans specialist and with information supplied and we are more informed in tackling job when it reoccurs Thanks
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Heater VIN: YS3AL76L9N
Thanks to all that responded with suggestions. This has been a long and painful process. I used a block checker to see if there was exhaust in the coolant, but the fluid stayed blue. I then used a cylinder leakage tester and on cyl #1 the fluid level in the bo...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L idle surges VIN: YS3DF58K92
thanks to those that replied, Mark and William hit it on the head the ecu was causing it to search for idle from a dirty throttle, cleaned the throttle and the idle got smooth as a babies bottom.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
Hi Everyone. Thanks again for your help. We still have the car on the lot and have not finished dealing with everything, but I believe I know enough and have done enough to consider this problem fixed. First off, thanks to Raymond from New Hampshire and Scott... Trouble codes: 16795 (P0411 Secondary air injection system faulty flow- Intermittent), 16684 (P0300 Misfire recognised-Intermittent), 16686 (P0302 Cylinder 2 misfires detected- Intermittent), 16824 (P0440 Evaporative emission control system malfunction- Intermittent), 16685 (P0301 Cylinder [...] detected- Intermittent).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Thanks for the help to make the right decision.Special thanks to Sophocles,who suggested to get a TCM to try before send it out to rebuild. We give the car back to the customer & you can feel that they are very happy to trust us & rebuild the transmission inst...
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