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1999 Audi A6 2.8L AT level VIN: WAUZZZ4BZX
Hi all . I would like to know how to check the AT level. Thanks in advance.
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L power steering VIN: WAULT68E42
car came in with a leaking sterring rack. replaced rack. customer declined new pump at the time. one month later car comes back. noise and low on fluid. replaced pump at that time.bleed air out of the system. two months later car comes back for same problem no...
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAEG2311M
This is a real clean, low milage vehicle. It loses injector pulse on cylinders 1-6. With a noid light very faint pulsing is visible. The power side of the injector still has battery voltage when it fails. It seems to be heat related as it takes 15 min before t...
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2002 BMW M5 5.0L engine VIN: WBSDE93412
Hey Gang, This M5 belongs to one of the guys from a local bodyshop who do great body work, but farm out some of their mechanical head aches to us. This car sat for app one year (don't know why) and after it was put back into service there was a engine vibe fr...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bags VIN: 4USBT33423
The air bag warning light stays on. There ar 16 codes in the safety information module, SIM. There are no codes in either of the two satellite modules. Baum scanner will not communicate, Launch scanner communicates, reads codes, says it clears codes, the airba...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAB33A3C
Hello Mercedes tech's, WE have this diesel that is hard to start, it has low compression on #4 (100psi) fuel is getting to the pump but do not have a way of checking that we are getting the proper amount to injectors. One of the ways we have been getting this ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47F7W
MB techs, thanks in advance for your help. We are scratching our heads here. It would help if we had a decent wiring diagram but I must say Mitchell is about worthless with it's partial system diagrams. I called but they can't seem to find the correct diagrams...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L clockThis realy VIN: WDBPJ74J3A
this really puts a dent in my ego to ask this, but can someone tell me how to set the clock? customer bought this car 2 weeks ago/no owners manual. there is a quick reference in the glove box but on clock set it says to refer to the command manual. customer is...
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1987 Other European FAIRWAY 2.5L taxi meter
OK, I guess I will work on anything. The customer has a manual for the car but no wiring for the taxi meter. I know there aren't a bunch of these in the States but maybe one of our English buddies has a wiring diagram for the taxi meter in this London Cab. We ...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L oil pressure light VIN: 3VWEKD1H6T
Good day people. I have this 96 VW when the engine is cold and start to drive. The oil pressure light begins to flash and alarm bell sounds. Alldata indicates there are 2 oil pressure switches. One in the oil filter housing ( which I replaced about one year ag...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L door locks VIN: 3VWSB69M42
door locks= when you lock the car with the key from the outside the doors will lock and then within one second unlock by themselves they will not stay locked and the power windows will not work either. can not pull any codes. all fuses are good. would it be in...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L windows and locks VIN: 3VWBK21C43
drivers window switch will let drivers window down but will not control the passanger window. passanger switch will let passenger window down and they same with the door locks, we have changed both of the motors with oem parts and still had the same problems.
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L key fob VIN: 3VWRW31C76
Keyless entry inop. Any ideas? thank you
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1JS8909N
Hi everyone. This 92 940 has the 2.3l 16 valve engine. It has an intermittent stutter on acceleration from a stop and also when cruising at 50km/hr.The engine will stall intermittently after coming to a stop.There are no fault codes.We replaced the fuel pumps,...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs clicks VIN: WAUCB28D5X
hello every one and thank you very much THIS MORNING I GOT THIS AUDI BACK AND AS MOST SAID I PUT IT BACK ON VAG COM AND HAD ANOTHER PERSON DRIVE ME AROUND AND I WATCHED THE WHEEL SPEED SENSORS ALL LOOKED GOOD SO I SWITCHED OVER [...] GRAFT MOD AND THERE WAS MY GL...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Engine VIN: WAUAC68D71
We did an oil pressure test first and found no faults, after that we did a timing belt and water pump for preventive maintenence and the noise got worse. we replaced the timing chain tensioner for the camshafts and the noise went away. Thanks for all the repli...
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1975 BMW 2002 2.0L starter VIN: 0002365448
Thank You for all the help. I was able to properly rewire the ignition switch and get the proper wires to the starter and carburetor. The ignition and starting systems are now in order. On to other issues to get this vehicle complete. once again thanks for...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6326R
I kept getting bad (used) DME control units. Finally ordered a new one and car cranked immediately!! What are the odds of getting 3 consecutive computers bad!!Thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: 66 (antitheft system signal DWA).
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Thank you to all, I have come to the conclusion that this ABS Line code, is a moduel problem. Some said it can be rebuilt,some said with that code it can not be rebuilt and must be replaced with a new one and re-coded. I called Moduel Master and talked to Phil...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L Misfire VIN: WV2EE079SH
Ok this one is fixed, Got the van back today after she ran around town for two weeks, #5cyl plug was black and dry. ck'd compression on all 5 cyl's all have 150 psi. put plug from #5 into #1 cyl set gaps to .028, it fired up and ran fine for 2 min. then starte...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L starter VIN: WV2NB47061
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.TRACED WIRES FROM P/N RELAY TO TCM,IN LEFT A PILLAR.STILL NG.KEPT GOING TO TRANS POS. SWITCH AND FOUND CHEWED HARNESS DRIVER SIDE,UNDER HOOD ON SIDE OF BATTERY.DOWN IN FENDER AREA.AFTER CLEANING NEST FOUND 7 BAD WIRES.RECONNECTED & S...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWRH63B83
Customer finally came back to install module.Never could figure out why brake booster signal came on.Everything is back to normal. Thanks Guys!
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C15
thanks to all, smoke tested this car three times. third time cold from sitting outside in snow. plugged air intake port post MAF sensorwith plug really helps. found hairline fracture in intercooler. never really saw smoke when vehicle warm from sitting in shop... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow implausible signal).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS97D9X
Thanks for the replies I got from everyone. This one had me pulling hair. After waiting 10 days,I got a new bosch starter from Napa for $177.00, which worked like it should and was $100.00 cheaper than dealer. You were right, Sean from California, that it's no...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV11S94D6Y
Thanks for all the replies, Most said the electronic throttle was faulty and needed a update or replacement. Since we do not have the nec. Volvo equipment here we had to send this one to the dealer. I will update this when I get a reply from owner as to what...
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