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2002 Audi A4 1.8L spark VIN: WAULC68E62
This car is out of my usual area of expertise, which is Jaguar. The owner is my neighbor which is why I let the car be towed to my shop. It was parked while running normally, but when the driver returned to start the car, she noticed smoke coming from under th...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L abs VIN: WBABS33481
Hello fellow techs. I have a 2001 BMW 325Ci that was brought in for an ABS/Traction Control Light on. Upon scanning the system, I found three fault codes stored in memory. 5E3C- Rotation Rate Signal; 5E38- Rotation Rate Sensor ckt fault; 5E26- Control Unit Vo...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L left headlight VIN: WBAEW53423
sometimes headlight will turn on sometimes it won't///swap bulb to other side works fine on other side//someone said maybe headlamp module//does it need to be programmed.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SAJGX274XV
I, replace heads and chains, engine starts and ran great, after engine warmup oil pressure drops to zero ,i use 5w30 oil.If increase rpm by 200 the oil pressure gose back up.Needs some help.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L battery draw VIN: WDBNG70J71
Hope you Mercedes Techs can help. I have a S430 that has a parasitic draw and have located the draw to be in the TeleAid control module. Called the dealer and with a list price of two grand and reprograming my customer wants to know if we can leave the control...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J31
hello everyone. have here 2001 mb c240. problem is boggs down when COLD on accel, also severe misfire thru intake or exhaust. codes for random misfire various cylinders and p0170. replaced air mass meter took care of p0170 and popping thru intake. also will no... Trouble codes: P0170
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J33
Quick question here for you Mercedes gurus out there. This vehicle has a message on the dash that reads as follow: BATTERY/ALTERNATOR VISIT WORKSHOP! According to the customer this message as been on for roughly a month ever since they had the catalytic con...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WPOAB096IK
Car towed in by customer stating engine starts then dies. Can duplicate concern every time. Checked fuel pressure with key on. OK Checked fuel volume seems low. Fuel looks OK and has 3/4 tank Checked dual dist by disconnecting igniter for each dist and still s...
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1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3DD58B25
hello, this saab shifts fine for 1-2miles then stays in 4th scan with tech2-[...] not present-input rpm. no signal. trans does not slip-check gearbox light comes on when shifting faults. any input would be appreciated!
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCK21C51
We have this very intermittent problem on this clean bug. The car was brought in with the check engine light on and the EPC light on. The codes were all related to the throttle body. The module tested bad and was replaced with a VW part. The car ran fine for 6... Trouble codes: 16605 (16990-), 16990 (17551-), 17551 (17950-), 17950 (17972-), 17972 (16486-), 16486
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L blower motor VIN: 3VWSK69M22
this car belongs to my girlfriend but of coarse since im a mechanic i got to fix her car for free. the problem is the fan motor on the heater quit working on all speeds except high but when you turn it on high to make the fan blow it makes the a/c light go out...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M14
P0321 This jetta was diagnosed with an intermittant speed sensor problem which pops the cel on in about 20 minutes of driving. We replaced the speed sensor -G28- which ohmed the same as the old one (dealer part), but we assumed it droping out intermittantly as... Trouble codes: P0321 (engine speed rpm sensor-g28)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L conv. top VIN: 4USBT33463
This one is down the road. The problem was the roof motor. the drain plugged up and burnt it out. the wiring to the motor can be accessed thru the trim panel behind the driver's seat against left rear panel. there are 2 torx on each side holding the front of t...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1747T
Replaced the fuel pump relay with the blue one as told, never found an O2 sensor relay though.. But I wasnt the tech doing this final work so not sure how hard the other guy looked. Car has been driven 60+ miles since and no problems.. Thanks to everyone
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA66E8L
Thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. I spent a good deal of time going through this system and I know that the IR keys, and sensors were recieving the information, and it was making its way to the IR Control Module, but nothing was happening ...
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1987 Other European FAIRWAY 2.5L taxi meter
Well everyone gave me phone numbers which lead to more phone numbers... then when we called American Taximeters and communications in Long Island City we hit the jackpot. He told me quickly on the phone which wires were which, 10=+, 9=-, 8=ign. 1 thru 4 for th...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L starter VIN: YS3DF58K22
Below you will find the write-up I placed in the Mitchell system so that other techs will be able to test and figure out and test this system in a short and precise mannor. My problem ended up to be the neutral safety switch. This problem effects Saab 9-3's an...
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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1793651968
We are having problems getting a tester for the compresion. I found an older rabbit tech that had the tester and we are in the process of having it reworked. I will reply later when I have all of the correct readings, But for now please hang on with me. Thank...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, dies when cold VIN: 3VWRK69M24
replaced maf sensor did not change how vehicle ran,determined problem was in trans even after being overhauled,customer took vehicle back to shop where trans was overhauled
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: YV1LS5509P
MFI ECU injector driver shorted to ground. Replaced with used unit. Car ran fine. Trouble codes: 314.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Safety VIN: YV1TS94D0Y
Hey All,Thanks for all your help.The problem ended up being the antenna amp.I'd like to extend a special thanks to David from Ohio for all his help.Thanks again Alex J.
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