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2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUDC68D91
we put in a known good used engine in the car two days ago and can not get it to start. it tries to start but wont kick off. after a day of cranking number 1 & 3 spark plugs are fuel fouled(dry, black). we performed the throttle angle adaptation according to a...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBADR62020
I have this 540i BMW when throttle applied the engine flattens out and starts to miss, code for camshaft sensor bank 2 came up. I have replaced the sensor cleared the code but still have the same problem and no codes showing. If you apply the throttle slowly t... Trouble codes: 114 (camshaft position sensor bank 2)
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L low beams VIN: 4USBT534X3
car came in with no low beams, right side will flicker when key on then go out, found ballasts on both sides to be hanging inside fenders as someone replaced and attached with two sided tape still has oems bolted under headlights( i figure this was the flat ra...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Transfer Case VIN: SAJEB52D64
It appeared that the right side axle seal on the transfer case has been leaking. I have replaced the axle seal twice. Then I noticed that there is a vent right above the axle seal that appears to be the source of the leak. I found the TSB about replacing the s...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22263
Vehicle came in with misfire #1,2,4,5,6, P0171 lean bank 1, P0174 lean bank 2, and P1470 variable intake motor fault. Smoke tested and repaired all air leaks and reset adaptions. Replaced variable intake control motor. Fuel trims coss banks too far apart. Repl... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBCA45D9G
Hello, This vehicle hesiates on acceleration only when warmed up. When cold no problem. Problem goes away when O2 sensor is disconnected. Measured voltage at signal wire and got steady up and down readings between .2 to .9 volts at idle. Anyone seen or heard...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF65J22
This car came in with an inop ac system. It had almost no gas in it. I filled it [2.2 lbs] to check for leaks and it will still not kick on. Also the condenser fans do not come on. WE pulled the codes from this control panel [manually-our scanner won't work on...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Alternator Assembly VIN: WDBENZC240
Hello techs, this one is driving me up the wall. This vehicle was brought to our shop from a used car dealership for a Charging/Battery indicator on instrument panel & a jump start required for cranking over. We opened up the hood to find someone installed a b...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power locking VIN: WMWRE33413
battery low, then recharged. after charging, power door locks would not lock with remote or interior switch. fuel filler door and rear hatch do work, though on some attempts, fuel door would make audible sound, but not latch. coincidence with battery recharge...
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1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L rack&pinion VIN: SCAZN42A7G
I am looking for a good used or rebuilt rack and pinion. I talked to Eurocar in CA and they can get a rebuilt for 600.00, plus a 600.00 core, and take 2 plus weeks. O'Reilly's and NAPA don't even list it. It was the customer's late husband's, and now that the ...
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1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Cuts out VIN: SCAZN02A9K
Due to a boneheaded press of a button I mistakedly and erased my help request dated 4-7-08 Instead of the request listed 3-08 So actually I need help with help request Dated 4-7-08. Not the closed w/fix Date 3-25-08 any help would be greatl appreciated.Joseph(...
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1989 Other European Countach 5.2L water pump VIN: ZACAO5A6KL
Please help before I beak down and roll my tools down the road into the ocean. A little background on the car, came in from it's storage location, for a clutch, tune up, valve adjustment etc. For those who have ever worked on one you will know the meaning of u...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: WP0CA2984X
Hello Fellow Techs. I am in need of some assistance with a 1999 Porsche Boxster. The battery has been disconnected for some time (about 6months). We connected the battery, and started up the engine, which runs great. There are however two problems I have; 1)...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L compressor VIN: WP1AB29P14
This one came with compressor working but not cooling good enough. Recovered charge thinking in a low charge, but it was ok. ( doesn´t have rear A/C). Made deep vacuum and recharge ( low: 30 psi, high:200) working fine. Costumer made a trip and returned with n...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall VIN: YS3EF48ZY3
the car came in about 2 mounths ago found air intake hose off reclamp the hose car ran but not well cleanedd mas air flow ran fine told customer that if acts up again he would have to replace mass air . Sure enough you gussed it came back same air intake hose ... Trouble codes: P1300
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Help! Usually have no problems with these aircooled VW's but I have ran into a weird issue that I need to put out to IATN. Customer brough in a nice 71 beetle, ran ok, but needed valve adjustment, tune up, etc. Carb was basically wore out, throttle shaft loose...
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L Unknown VIN: WV2TB0254L
Hello Volkswagon techs. I have this Vanagon that came to us with an inoperative A/C. The compressor was diagnosed as faulty so we replaced it as well as the parts listed above. The problem that we are having is that no cold air is blowing out of the front vent...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWSE61563
this ca came in with a complaint of seemingly random stalling while driving, after scaning the computer codes 16684,16685,16686 were pulled and the car was test drivin and symptoms were never replicated, so diving into the source of the codes vag was pluged in... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), 16686 (cylinder 2 misfire detected)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBADT43491
Well, this one is working, for now. We haven't had many BMW blower issues, so I decided to retest everything Monday morning. I had all the proper signals @ the final stage unit except that I had battery voltage on both wires going to the blower motor. I di...
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L battery VIN: SAJMY1743L
Thanks to all who helped,it turned out to be a faulty diode in the alternator.We went from a 2 amp draw down to 50 milliamps.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L hood release cable VIN: WDBDA29D3K
First of all let me thank toy techs who replied to our request.Hovever none of those suggestion's seemed to work for us,but what we did do is go in from lh side of hood with a specially bent (good ol coat hanger)and very,very patientley pull back on the bottom...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L belt tensioner VIN: WDBRF40J05
This one is a fix. As it turns out this vehicle has a pulley on the alternator that acts like a one way clutch to dampen belt vibrations without having to have the tensioner so tight as to cause extra wear and tear on the belt, bearings and driven pulleys. I'...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33403
We have been unable to get the customer to come back in. We are going to wait until customer comes back in for her oil change and then take another look at it.
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: WVWUK63B33
reassembled all connectors and components in order to get furthur into checking fan control module and hvac controller as most of you replied when fans started working properly. customer decided to take vehicle and bring it back if problem returns (been over a...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA885XM
What a great bunch of Volvo techs! Thanks to all who responded. Victor form Trinidad and Tobago and John from Ontario both mentioned the distributor getting oil in it and I checked that first. I had replaced the cap and rotor not long ago and I found what I th...
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