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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADD6327W
thanks for checking this one out! we have replaced the intake manifold gasket due to a vacuum leak causing a lean misfire at idle when cold. while apart, we noticed the wiring to cam sensor was all cracked and shorted. it also had a cam sensor code. we also re...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L hvac VIN: SAJAV134XG
This Jag won't change temp no matter where the knob is set. Occasionaly it will change on it's own but with no regularity. The air modes and blowers seem to work properly. I have tried to adjust the amplifier with no change. I can power the servo from the ampl...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBC820A08
Hello benz-guys. So impressed of the result with my previous post with another mercedes that i decided to try with this one. this car is giving me trouble. (I'm a bmw fan, not MB) so the first complaint of that car was SMOKE... lot of smoke... so i went with r...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L upper vents in heat mode VIN: WBGA33E7SA
The customer complaint now is not enough volume of air coming out of the center vents in heat mode. I have verified this, specifically when you set the temp wheel up a bit you can hear the fan running, you can even turn the fan to the manual High mode and very...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz g500 5.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBEG4219X
this g;wagon will not shift out of first gear when cold,unless you do it manually.after that it will shift fine the rest of the day. iknow that with this mileage the trans is probably shot,but cust. says this has been going on for 3 years.any help appreciated ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L timing cover VIN: YS3DD55H71
hey guys thanks for reading...this saab was towed in no oil pressure. found the bolts that hold the 2 halves of the balancer pulley assembly together backed out gouging a hole in the oil pump cover and shearing the lock tabs and locating pin off ruining the ti...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L drivetrain VIN: WVWRR61J35
This vehicle came in with a deep thunking noise while running especially when the clutch pedal is depressed. The noise/vibration is there with the clutch released but not as noticeable and the engine rpm has to be increased in order to hear it. The noise is es...
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5509P
car has no spark or injector pulse,,replace cam sensor , crank sensor,computer with known good one,ck. wiring harness,if touch blue wire @ ecm or crank sensor with power probe, and car will run every time.checked wave form on known good crank senor in a runnin... Trouble codes: 212 (o2 sensor), 113 (02 sensor)
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Fuel Guage VIN: YV1SZ58D01
All Data Wiring diagrams and test procedures are non existant for this curcuit. Was told by local Volvo dealer that the left side senders were very common & in stock "on the shelf". Replaced sender / fuel guage still inop. No other guage problems on cluster. A...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L AT level VIN: WAUZZZ4BZX
Hi all , thanks to all who replied. At the bottom rear of the transmission pan there is a 17 mm inhex plug, must warm up to 30-40 Celsius, need a WAG scan tool to check temp,, a slight amount of fluid should drip out at idle in Park. Bye Techs and thanks...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
Sorry guys, this one got pulled away from me. Another disgruntled Audi owner looking to trade for Japanese car. Thanks for the advice all, other Audi/VW started piling up in the lot and being the only tech on these lines I didn't have the luxury to go back a... Trouble codes: 16399 (exhaust cam adjustment Bank 1), 19760 (exhaust cam/crank position Bank 1).
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WAUDH74F18
OK, i've said this befora and shall do the same now again;"Always check the basics, Bojan"...anyway, when jumping the terminal 15, we have pulled the relay out and didn't put it back...and we were suppose to:(...someone much smarter and experianced has done it...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L drive train VIN: WBABE5328R
I want to thank everyone for sharing their knowledge. The customer decided to wait on repair most of the responses that i received suggested driveline replacement and after more testing and the information i received suggesting drive line i felt comfortable te...
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2002 BMW M5 5.0L engine VIN: WBSDE93412
Hey Gang, Thanx for the quick response. Slipped a new flywheel in place and that took care of the business. Thanx again - Bernie
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53413
SCANED COMPLETE CAR NO OTHER PROBLEMS FOUND WE BELEVE CAR NEEDS NEW EGS/ TRANSMISSION CONTROL COMPUTER CUSTOMER WAITING TILL AFTER TAXES TO REPLACE EGS THANK ALL FOR HELP I WISH I HAD THE FIX THINK THE EGS WILL DO IT. Trouble codes: 299A (can fault managment egs).
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Lighting VIN: WMWRE33412
Due to the need to close this help request I will call it fixed for now...the problem has been so intermittent that it will take some time to prove out. We replaced the whole headlamp assembly per dealership normal next step. We had proven it not to be the h...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Thanks for all of your responses. We found that the coolant temp sensor was intermittently failing. All is well after replacement!
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Timing chain/Balance shaft chain VIN: YS3DF58K72
Thanks for all the action on this one. The customer wouldn't approve further research to determine the cause and is satified with the way it runs. We were hoping to find the problem for our own information but that is the way it goes sometimes..
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWDE21J4Y
Had alot of good suggestions but we had already checked everything. We took the car [...] the Vw dealer. The new ABS controller is bad. The dealer told us the pins were damaged when we installed the controller. I dont believe that but the car is fixed. The d...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L blower motor VIN: 3VWSK69M22
i went to a junk yard today and got the resistor and the motor to be safe and it deffinately fixed the car i would like to say thanks to the 2 replies i got
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