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1999 Audi A4 1.8L airbag VIN: WAUCB28D2X
1999 A4 with airbag light on. Code 00654- retractor squib (driver) n153- resistence too high. I removed the covers over the driver seat belt rectractor to check the connection and wire, even unplugged and put back, cleared code and same code. It looks like thi...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD6046X
This Jag would go into limp mode with transmission fault light on once every few months. Now it will do it once every week or so. If you shut vehicle off and wait a short minute, you can start it and drive off like nothing was ever wrong. That info comes from ... Trouble codes: P1111 (systems check complete)
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, dies on acceleration VIN: WDBBA48D65
Took this one as it was towed to us and we are on an island so it's not one we can send down the road. Customer had it in storage for 6 months, ran low on fuel, he filled it and as he was cruising down the road it simply shut off. Wouldn't restart very well an...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Evaporator Core VIN: WDBEB31E6S
VIN: [...] Alldata has missing infomation on this "Special Edition" MEBE. HAS Push button ATC, NO Glove Box, among other things inaccurately listed in the Evaporator Core R & R under the stock listed vehicle in alldata. (shows a glove box and turn ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L overheating VIN: WDBJF55F0V
Engine overheats gauge into red if you turn on heater temp immediatly goes back to normal has had thermostat and radiator clutch fan did not feel good installed new has air flow thru radiator tried vac bleeding system and new cap, car has electric waterpump th...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Please someone help. This car after sitting for a matter of minutes will start but will run rough and not want to accelerate, but if you cycle the key the car will then run great. I have checked for leaking injectors and spray pattern and it is good. The Ignit...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTK75J25
Hi group! Car came in with the complaint that the rollbars popped up when she went over a bump. This happened last winter. She brought it back because the top won't work (duh). I was able to retract the rollbars manually and get the top down. I checked the ope...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L cooling fan VIN: KMWRE33442
hey mini techs, i have a cooling fan that will run off of the 5 amp trigger fuse for a second then blow the fuse. I pulled the primary relay and it still blowws the fuse, put in a ten amp and the cooling fan runs with no relays, my mitchell shows a secondary f...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B12
This car came in from another shop. The story was the car was running, but the car had sat up for 10 months. The drivers window was left open therfore ruining the comfort control system module under the driverside carpet with rain water. The customer tried to ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: WVWVD63B63
Hi, I have a customer here with an 03 1.8t Passat and she is complaining of poor fuel ecoonomy and slight lack of power. To me the car feels like a normal 1.8t. I have driven this car on the highway and my fuel trim number have been with in a normal range with... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L steering rack VIN: YV1LS5678W
I hate to admit it but this is only the second SMI rack I've replaced due to massive leaking. I'm looking for a better procedure to keep the time & aggravation reasonable. Main issues are the lower steering 'companion' (u-joint) and fluid lines. I understand...
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L a/c system
sorry for taking so long to get back to the replies, waiting on customer to return never has come back, so i called him and he said that, proably going to trade the car in, thanks for the help sorry couldn't get a fix on this one thanks bud
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2004 Audi A8 4.2L Parking Brake module VIN: WAULL44E04
Thanks to all that responded, but the customer declined any further diagnostics at this time. He's susposed to bring the vehicle back at a later date. I found a TBS for this code, 46-07-03, Thanks again.
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L shifting VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Thank you all for your help, Patrick from Georgia nailed it, they were both clutch slippage codes. Fluid doesn't look all that bad , but customer going to spring for reman trans.As far as testing w/ GT1 as Erik from Texas suggested, if I had a GT1 , I wouldn't...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D7M
I must close this due to time. We are however still working on this car. We decided to remove the trans and completely go thru it. I will try to pass on any helpful info as we find it.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBGA43E3P
Thanks to all that responded, i suspect a faulty ignition module but the customer declined any further diagnostics at this time. He's susposed to bring the vehicle back at a later date. Thanks again. Jeff
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J21
thanks to all the repliers,the fix was that we had 2 disconnect the battery and the car attomatically fixed!
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA63B9X
Thank you all for your support, you guys really help me a lot to find this odd problem :), I check and found the evap purge valve is wide open so that cause the fuel vapor go to the intake and cause really rich. Again, thanks you all for helping me out , you g...
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1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Nox VIN: YV1AX8846H
Thanks to evevyone who replied, this car had multiple problems as a 1987 volvo would, the major being the car had a lot of carbon deposits on the combustion chamber and a small lead at the flange gasket on the exhaust pipe.
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