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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant level sensor VIN: WBADM633XX
I HAVE THIS 99 528i here that came in with a loose radiator drain plug. the cooling system was empty, but no dash icon light on. i can see with a flashlight that there is a radiator icon on the dash display, but there is no level sensor under the hood. this ca...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANN73596
No codes showing OBDII. Message comes on info display "Battery discharging". Clock, radio, etc. needs reset upon starting intermittantly. Didn't happen until battery was replaced. Customer says, has delay in starting just like before battery went bad. New batt...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SAJKX6244W
put chains (4), tensioners and guides on vehicle. left cam tensioner had missing plastic guide. ran about twenty miles when oil light came on. oil pressure below 4 lbs at idle warm. reexammined chain, orings, changed seals on vvt guides, removed oil pan and fo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK49F62
Ignition cylinder is very hard to operate-acts like the key cylinder needs repaired.First of all I cannot seem to locate a procedure to remove cylinder from dash in all-data or MOD-second of all our local locksmith will not service "laser cut keys"-should I pu...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD78BXS
When shifting into gear engine will kill, worse if turning at the same time, when shifting into gear rpm drops about 200 rpm and comes back up but the idle rpm will go up and down about 50 to 75 rpm, with the ignition scope hooked up the spark advance line on ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: 3VWSB69M72
Cust will drive car for 20 minutes w/A.M.or F.M. and radio will go to static,cannot tune radio to any station.Shut off radio for 5-10 minutes and turn on will work fine for another 20 minutes,Antenna seems good radio never looses presets no lights flashing,Not...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M62
Back again I've never seen this Jetta before but the customer has been chasing these codes for a while because the RMV is chasing him to get inspected. (and now they're pissed!) He has replaced the coil pack (aftermarket), plugs, wires and done the update to... Trouble codes: 17763 (open ignition cyl), 17769 (open ignition cyl), 17772 (open ignition cyl), 17776 (open ignition cyl)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M13
Hello group I got this jetta for a departed tech, with a code P2181. First it had A ECT (green), code reset, then a tstat and water pump (impeller was broken). Code still came back , changed the tstat and ECT again just in case . Now 1500 miles later the code ... Trouble codes: P2181
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWWH63B53
question for vw techs, and maybe this is the wrong place to list this. In January of 2008 we had this Passat towed in to our shop. could not get out of park position. found right front footwell flooded with water, and the control unit was submerged in water. r...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21YX3
Help VW tech's... This new beetle keeps coming back with a p2181 (18613) code (cooling syatem performance). Thermostat, & ect were replaced with factory parts. I am open for any ideas. Thanks Trouble codes: P2181
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWAK73CX6
This car has skip codes for all 4 cylinders and by the freeze frames seems to happen regularly on start up in the morning. The customer confirms this. It's been serviced regularly at the dealer, just had some reflash of the ECM that was supposed to help keep t...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Brake Pedal VIN: YV1TS90D3X
Hi, hope someone won't mind helping me out on this one. This Volvo has a low brake pedal, this was the original complaint for some time now. That was until the booster began hissing on the inside, therfore losing vacuum. We replaced the booster. Braking perfor...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBEA32EOS
Well the problem tunred out to be the problem was at the ignition switch plug,some how the wiring was off inside the plug it's self,the other shop that had it before me never said that they had worked on that part. But i can say this has been a learning experi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 3rd gear shift VIN: WDBJF55F3V
I called in a service that had a MB factory scanner. We replace the shift module and they found, In the scanner that the clutches were shot. (Wow a scanner that see the clutches inside the trans! snap-on modis won't do that!!) so I sent it off to the trans s...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L cooling fan VIN: KMWRE33442
thanks to all that replied, put car up on hoist and discovered ps cooling fan locked up, not in any wiring diagram i have, this one took out the diode. heck of a place for a fan. turns out theres a standard relay inside the secondary control box which is mount...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Thanks for the help! I am certain the problem would have been repaired by replacing the trans with a good unit from ericsson transmission. The customer did want to spend this much money on it though and I can't really blame him, I wouldn't either. Bradley sa...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Thanks for all the help once again iatn comes to the rescue. The timing belt was not due for 10.000 miles but it had warn enough to cause the injection pump timing to be off. it was at 0 when it should have been between 39 and 70. Thanks for all the help. I le...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing VIN: 3VWDD21C52
FOUND THAT MITCHELL DIAGRAM IS NOT RIGHT ADVANCED FRONT CAM ONE TOOTH AND VEHICLE RAN FINE - CAR GONE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Noise VIN: WVWRR61J44
The consensus is that something fell down the defrost vent. Someone also mentioned that the fuel lines can make noise on the floor. Makes sense with the high pressure pump. Think I'm going to take out the radio, cut open the duct, see what's going on and ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L no start VIN: YV1SZ58D31
HI GUYS, SORRY FOR THE DELAY., THIS CAR IS ON ITS WAY TO THE DEALER, I FOUND THAT THERE IS INT. POWER AT THE FUEL PUMP CONN. UNDER THE REAR SEAT. THE F PUMP RELAY IS A OK . ALSO THE CAR WAS IN THE BAY WITH THE IGNITION KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION , AND THE HEAT...
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