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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D8V
vehicle dies on acceleration has miss fire multiple cylinders codes #123 cylinders replaced plugs wires no change replaced coils no change replaceer maf sensor no change. plug # 1 2 3 all carbonned up. loking to replace controller? don't know where it is locat...
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L fluid change VIN: WAU2228EX5
Hi, I have had an audi with a C.V.T. transmission just come into the shop for a service. I refered it to go to the dealer as i was told it needs to be put on the dealers scanner, so the trans can be filled at a certain temp. I know special oil is needed, bu...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Starting VIN: 5UXFA53543
This X5 has an intermittent key recognition. You can watch it on the scanner switching back and forth from yes to no, when its yes, starts. I do not have another key to try but I will have one ordered if recommended, or should I be looking at something else, t...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Fit & Finish VIN: WBADT63463
michael from stewarts automotive in sacramento. i have a quick question about 2003 bmw 530i pass. window regulator.replaced it with a regulator from world pac it works but the window does not go all the way down flush with the door trim rubber. it looks the sa...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Clutch VIN: WBADT63463
hi this is michael from stewarts automotive in sacramento. i have a 2003 bmw 530i with a code 48 torque converter clutch too much slip i've heard of the code before but not familiar with it low fluid? dirty fluid? any info would help greatly? thanks michael 91...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant light on VIN: SAJGX2749V
we replaced timing componants only removing top hose for access when job was done refilled coolant and bleed system twice car runs fine no lights all was good then car comes back a week later with low coolant light on rechecked level and was low refilled and b...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Seat belt retract arms VIN: WDBEA66E0P
Both seat belt retractable arms will not work. Mitchell has zip on this system however I was able to print a wiring diagram of sorts and legend from Identifix that kind of leads me into a "forest" without a chain saw. I have checked the fuses in the engine com...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Security VIN: WDBEA52E5P
Security system will randomlly disable starter. No matter what you can not start this car. After you let set a couple days you can start it with no problems. Is there a way to bypass this system. Customer is tired of being stranded at random.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA51E0T
I need the help of Mercedes Benz Tech's. This vehicle came in because it had been rejected from our states emission test due to no non-continuous readiness monitors tests completed. The first thing we noticed was that the engine never reached normal operating ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lights a.b.s. e.t.s. e.s.p. VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
i'm totally lost on this one another tech first checked it out then i got involved. the vehicle has 3 lights on a.b.s. light e.t.s. light e.s.p. light all on all the time i have a assenmacher retriever and it did not give me a option for abs codes (is there a ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz Smart 1.5L No Start, Won't shift into N VIN: WMECF32F75
Hello all, This "smart" car won't start. It has an Automated Manual Tranny. The display in the Instrument Cluster says "Shift into Neutral to start". Obviously the stick (Allshift Lever) is in N but the message is still there and the starting system is inhibi...
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1978 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L turn signals VIN: GHN5UJ4525
i NEED TO FIND THE GROUNDS ON THIS CAR AND MY MITCHELL ON DEMAND DOES NOT SHOW ANY THING. WHAT i REALLY NEED IS COMPONET LOCATER FOR THE GROUNDS ON THE REAR LIGHTS, TAIL, SIGNAL AND BRAKE LIGHTS, AS THE BRAKE AND OPPOSITE SIGNAL FLASH DIMLY WHEN THE TURN SIGNA...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21C81
Hello VW tech's, this one is turning us into jelly:-( This code 17536 long term fuel trimlean will happen in about ten miles of highway driving. Went through all the test's, fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, air system, O2 test on scanner and cat test. so we replac... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63D58
No power at secondary air pump. I can operate relay with vag, clicks fine, but Im not getting power to air pump plug. Should I start looking at the wiring in between or is there something else I should be looking at. Thanks Trouble codes: P4011
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L timing belt VIN: YV1LS5510S
HI TECHS Just a quick question for you Volvo techs. Car towed in,water pump seized and timing belt broke at hiway speed. What are the odds of the valves being bent.Should we try to repair and see how it runs or is gaurateed valves will be bent. Thanks in adv...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Stall, Misfire, Like timing is off VIN: YV1VS2554Y
I did the seals and belt put it all together. ran ok. Started to drive and had no power. It was weired if you started it up it would run ok if you cut off restarted had no power. Sometime ok and sometimes ran bad. So I took it apart marked every thing and thin... Trouble codes: P335, P0341
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Steering pump VIN: WAUML44E54
The steering pump was the answer. These are quite small pump assemblies. We questioned a bad pump because the fluid was not degraded like we see in typical pump failures. And raw circulation didn't seem compromised. We installed the pump while doing a schedule...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing Chain VIN: BW75465G8J
i wannt to thanks you gays for the information it was perfec. #1 piston in tdc special tool on rear camshaft,arrow point up on center of r..cam.car is raning perfec.
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L f.m . radio VIN: WBAGL63412
Thank you to all that replied! Special thanks to Dana in California for his help understanding how this system works. Much like a Mercedes system there is a "master". after close examination af wiring and fiber optic cables we got down to good old fashoned mul...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bags VIN: 4USBT33423
Recieved several replies on this very difficult problem, thanks again to those who took the time. I learned a lot from the experience. I was able to get my "on-line" BMW diagnosis program working which helped tremendously. I had failed to open a server manuall...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L hvac VIN: SAJAV134XG
Thanks to all who replied. Most said to replace the amplifier and that's ultimately what we did to fix the vehicle. I could tell the temp switch was working by the voltage change at the amplifier. Beware!!! Do not use the small round white amplifiers some folk...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L power steering VIN: SALTY19414
Thanks for your response. The problem was that the feed hose was not leaking as first thought but rather the pump itself. The pump body is part cast iron and part aluminum.Seals/o-rings between the two were leaking and confirmed with a little dye. We chose to ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L timing chain VIN: WDBEA92E8R
thank you for all the replies. I found the article by Steve [...] and it was exactly what I needed. I also gave him a call and he was kind enough to answer the other questions I had about the job. Thank you again Steve for taking the time to talk to me...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L heater control VIN: WDBHA28E3V
I CHECKED ALL THE CODES IN THE HEAD UNIT. FOUND THAT THE TEMP SWITCH WAS ACTUALLY SKIPPING DOWN TO A COLDER SETTING WHEN YOU HIT TEMP DOWN. SENT CAR OVER TO A LOCAL IMPORT SHOP THAT WORKS ON THESE CARS AND CONFIRMED THE HEAD UNIT NEEDED REPROGRAMMING, SO SINCE...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L timing cover VIN: YS3DD55H71
WELL ,THIS ONES FIXED AND GONE. I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED IN MY ORIGINAL POST THAT I PULLED THE PAN AND INSPECTED THE BEARINGS AND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A CRAPSHOOT, I FELT CONFIDENT IN THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THE ENGINE B4 PROCEEDING(THANKS FOR THE CONCERN).I WAS...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Central Locking VIN: YS3ED48E71
Well, car is finished. Put in a used twice box today and married it to the two existing keys. Central locking works fine and so does the drivers door interior light control. I guess the box was under water to much. Also, keep in mind that if you ever replace a...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
THIS ONE IS FIXED. FIRST I'D LIKE TO THANK JARED [...] AND RANDY TEMPLTON THEY SAID THE MASS AIR SENSOR WAS BAD AND IT WAS. I WAS WORKING BLIND AS MY MODIS GOLBAL OBD II IS A JOKE. THE BIG PROBLEM WAS NOT KNOWING FUEL TRIMS. IT SEEMED TO BE RUNNING RICH MOSTL...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Compressor VIN: WVWMA23BOY
hello, i have fixed this vehicle, the problem was the pcm, it was not sending the rpm signal to the climatronic module, at very few ocasions the pcm sended this signal, I was able to scoop it and it was a squared signal that increased the frecuency when I acce...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Abs module VIN: WVWHC63BW1
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP EVERYONE IT WAS THE ABS MODULE. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT EVERYONE TOLD ME AND I NOW KNOW IT IS REALLY COMMON
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing belt VIN: 3VWDD21C92
This one is back on the road! Thanks to all for the help. A few days after my post we got a wrecked vw that was in an accident near by.. We bought the car for a very reasonable price and put the motor in the other car. This car had very low miles 18,000 Wa...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L starter VIN: YV2LW5573W
Finally found the short in the harness. When the problem disappeared again,I decided to hook up my voltmeter to the starter pigtail,turn the ignition on and start wiggling every area of wiring I touched. When I grabbed the pigtail wiring at the point where it ...
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