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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAUED64B5Y
hi folks im just looking for some hints on how to replace the steering rack on this twin turbo auto car no data says 8.5 hrs and has one page of things to do that would take ten minutes? any imput would be of great help thank u much
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E22
Hi Guys ! Have this Audi in for timing belt,water pump ,thermostat job Customer ask for a favor if we can get the radio code because he didn't have the code for his used radio bought from junk yard.The local audi dealer ask the car has to be in service to give...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L f.m . radio VIN: WBAGL63412
There is absollutly no F.M. radio reception. A.M. works just fine. Antenna strangth says "0" for F.M. band. We are useing an auto logic. Cip updates have all been done. So I'm going to rule out softwear. I know the older systems on the 5,7, and X series all ha...
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV13472
Hello BMW techs, this one came in with no start condition in the morning, No codes present, its tries to start with a few misfires could smell raw fuel at the the tailpipe, took a look at the plugs and were flooded, so a blow out the cylinders and added some f...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake booster VIN: WBAGL63492
hello, wondered if anyone out there has seen this particular problem. when at stand still with the engine idling there is a pulsation in the brake pedal. the brake pedal also gets very hard and looses 90% of the travel. when under acceleration (at stand still ...
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1998 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L l/f window VIN: SAJKX6242W
hi group. this is my first jaguar vanden plas so i really need help. the problem with driver window. all other side window working ok. i bypass the driver door module and switch by send power and ground direct to motor and it working ok. so i eliminated it's m...
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C33
Hello to all, I have this Jaguar that will not start. I put a new battery in it, because I have seen that problem before. But this one has no fuel pressure. It sounds like the pump is running. Any ideas?
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L blend door hvac controller VIN: SALPV1647Y
please advise if anyone has seen this problem . ac compressor runs all the time and drivers side blows hot and passenger side blows cold . car has dual climate controls . you cannot change the temps no matter what setting you place temp controls on .
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L EPC/ASR Light VIN: WDBGA70EXT
This Benz came in initially in January with the Trans computer full trans fluid. Replaced computer, that came with a complete valve body from M/B ,cleaned harness and replaced transmission electrical plug.All was well until it returned last week with intermitt...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L steering pump VIN: WDBGA43E3T
hey guys thanks in advance, Im trying to reseal a power steering pump on this mercedes and am striking out the pump is a zf, mercedes p/n 140-466-62-01, does anyone have a line on a seal kit for this pump. they offer a rebuilt unit so someone has to have seals...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Thank you for your time on this help request. My customer brought me this car with a complaint of hesitation off idle, after a brief test drive I found the car to have NO power on half to full throttle and actually seemed to have less power than with the throt...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Really need help with this one! Cust says car is skipping (misfire) and no power. Scan with code p0301. Scope #1 w/amp clamp and found current low intermitent.Replace coil #1, cleared code and test drove. On road test, feels ok with light throttle. When accele... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0300 (random misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L cvt VIN: WMWRC32050
First contact with customer who is disappointed with dealer. Owner describes an intermittent fault where CTV trans fails to upshift. I have BMW diagnostic equipment that covers Mini so was able to read codes from engine control module. Dealer recommended a new...
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1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Cuts out VIN: SCAZN02A9K
HELP !!! vehicle perform's and run's perfectly under normal accelerating conditions, However at cruising speed 35-85 MPH, when you mat the accelerator to pass or just to git it! and go the car stumbles,dies out for a momement or 2 and then accelerate's as it s...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWKK01H9V
We had a signal on the green wire from the computer before we replace the coil. Now it still has a no start and now there is no signal from the ecm. Cam sensor in the distriubutor has a good signal right to the ecm. I have also not found a crankshaft sensor on...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pump VIN: WVWMA63B2W
PS whines until steering wheel is turned a little. Fluid is 235*F, seems to be to warm. Pump does not seem to be at max pressure unless steering wheel is turned all the way to a lock position. No air is in the system that we know of and we did use the correct ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWCF21C9X
Here is one the VW guys. We had this beetle towed in with a no start issue. Battery was dead replaced battery. Still no start. Found that EGR and intake was 95% clogged. Cleaned both out and put back together.Still no start. Replaced clogged fuel filter. Had f...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C21
Hi group. This vehicle has a re-occuring P0402 egr excessive flow code after one normal drive cycle. The code will set even with vacuum to the egr valve disconnected. I have replaced the egr valve, MAF sensor and also removed and cleaned the intake manifold du... Trouble codes: P0402
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSD69M21
Complaint on this jetta, dying, stalling, hard starting, very intermittent. Came in barely running. All the codes below were in the system. Cleared the codes, ran perfect after that. Would appreciate any suggestions. Did not see anything similar to this situat...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L soft peddle that grabs low VIN: 1G64H37006
women tells me that about 2 months ago notice the peddle wasnt as hi as it was,two weeks ago it rianed pretty heavy.she siad that when she tryed to stop car went through stop almost hitting someone,peddle to the floor.recoved her self and went home slow but pe...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L check engine light VIN: 3VWSE69M83
the car left after head job three months later came in for a check engine light (coolent performance code ) relaced thermostat water pump and sensor still having code ramdom comming on .. The car seams to heat up only to 188 f and fans come on according to a...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWCK21Y93
This car is a convertable and came in a few months ago with a broken rear quarter glass window regulator. We repaired it with a cable repair kit which the dealer recommended because the price was $78.00 as compared to over $500.00 for the complete assembly [in...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACC0327W
WELL WE TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS TO TRY AND REPAIR THIS BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO HELP.WE DID PERFORM A DECARDONIZATION TWICE WITH NO LUCK I DID CHECK ENGINE COMPRESSION WHEN THE CAR WAS COLD ALL WERE GOOD.I TESTED ALL TEMP RELATED SENSORS AND ALL WERE IN SP... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L tilt/ telescope VIN: WBAFB33581
First of thank evaeryone for your replies it was a big help especially with the lack of information i had. I began checking the column adjust switch for signals being sent out, checked out ok. then went straight to motors underneath steering column to check fo...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Heat VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Fixed the no heat problem anyway. I replaced the thermostat and the cabin air filter, and the customer informed me that the heat is now working well. Both thermostats made a thumping noise(?), I originally thought that the 1st tstat was bad because of this noi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
The customer decided to trade this car in, but I can say that this car most likely has a bad transmission. I monitored the adaptation values of the trans and the 2-3 and 3-4 upshift were both at/near 180. That indicates that the transmission is worn out. Thank...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
The customer pick up the car with new cat. conv. , fuel cap , both new tank sending units ( erratic fuel gauge indication ). We reset the light & let him drove the car 12 days without CEL comes back.We did call him yesterday to confirm the fix. The only thing ... Trouble codes: P1519 (camshaft control logic chain).
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM55BOR
YES, IT WAS THE CRANK SENSOR--APPARENTLY WE WERE TOO FAST TO CONDEMN THE DISTRIBUTOR WHEN WE FOUND IT FULL OF OIL--THE GUY OPTED TO HAVE THE OIL WIPED OUT , BUT I DO THINK I WILL SEE IT WITH A FAILED DISTRIBUTOR BEFORE LONG--THANKS TO ALL--HOPE I CAN HELP YOU ...
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1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3DD58B25
thanks to all that replied, markseurocars reply was right, the rpm sensor on the trans was inop, had used one and car is fine.
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CD68U8T
thanks to all who replied , nice of you Saab specialists to share your info . since 9 out of 11 replies said ignition cassette , and all other tests were good , the new one is in and problem solved . i believe i e-mailed all of you thanks who replied. Lewis Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L interior VIN: 3VWSK69M62
Most of the replies referred to problems with the sunroof drains. We do clean out those drains often but now I suspect perhaps trapped water might have frozen causing more water to back up into the cab somehow. I liked the idea William from Virginia had in p...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1JS8909N
It was a bad ground on the intake manifold. The connection looked ok but upon removal was corroded.Thanks to everyone for their help.
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1CZ91H34
The customer still hasn't decided what they want to do with this car. We pressurized the oil cooler that attaches to the oil pan, and found it to be OK. One member suggested that the oil cooler in the radiator might be leaking, but this car has none. In our ...
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