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1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2L ac /heater control head VIN: WAUFB0447G
no climate control digital display (blank) checked fuses particularly the #17 30 amp. all ok. did no go any further at this time. any help appreciated.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L cd changer VIN: WBADP6332X
digital unit: unit works but customer complains of cd not turning on when pushing cd button on control head after a restart - cd will work normally after magazine is ejected and re-inserted into unit if we allow the car to go to sleep (can powers down) cd will...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5334X
bmw tech, need help. mil on, need smog, customer has other shop replace canister & ldp pump. still not able [...] slove this evap problem. we perform a smoke test, but no leak found. we don't have a gt1, so not able [...] run evap test. any advice will be helpful, t... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap control system leak detected small leak), P0441 (evap control system incorrect purge flow), P1250
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L ABS light VIN: WBANU53558
Hello. I got this 528 in due to driver smacking it into a curb. The only damage was the plastic fender liner and under cover. I ordered new parts but when customer dropped off the vehicle he said the ABS light is now on. He hit it in the left front, the real p...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A6E
Having problems with this Mercedes. Very slow to respond to accl. petal. Cuts out, and falls on its face on any demand for fuel. If you apply slowly it isn't too bad. We replaced fuel pump and filter at the request of the customer as we did not know his compla...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L draw VIN: WDBHA29G9Y
Good day folk! I have this c280 that keeps going dead after a few days. I Checked the car for a draw, after letting it sit for 1/2 hour with my vantage I got 53 milliamps. This is acceptable in my book. Has anyone seen this before? 1 year ago we replaced the i...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L trunk release VIN: WDBLK70G2Y
good afternoon, i have this lovely 208 convertible. customers states ever since a local body shop replaced a front bumper the trunk lid does not open electronically with top up, will work with top down, checked power supply to the actuator, seems like be getti...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C61
Have a strange one today. Customer brought this car in complaining of no AC. I started with an evac and recharge and made sure the proper charge amount was in the vehicle. Compressor would no engage and I found no power to the compressor. Found that the coolin...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21VX1
Hi Crew, Vehicle towed in-no start- I started car and drove into shop, car died and will not restart. Have no spark and no injector pulse. Have Vantage waveform at CKP connector and have CMP squarewave at CMP connector, but have no trigger at ign coil transis... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed Input CKT), P1780 (Manufacturer Specific), P1850 (Manufacturer Specific), P1866 (Manufacturer Specific)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B53
i am trying to help another shop, outa town, came in with missfire code, bad coil, and the low boost code, we have only generic scan tool for this, i suspect the turbo is ok, do the sensors fail and/or how can i test it,alldata not much help. thanks jeff.. Trouble codes: P0299
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c inop VIN: WVWSP61J23
We have a 2003 jetta wagon diesel 1.9 a/c inop and cooling fans inop with a/c. tested fan/a.c relay; teseted pressure switch. has plenty of r 134 Any ideas.
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529591
We looked everything over. Exhaust system is tight. Smoke tested intake track for vacum leaks. Scope test on upstream O2 in shop shows switching rate of 6-7 times,range is 200-850 mv in 5 seconds at 2000 rpm. Down stream is 2 times in 5 seconds with a range of... Trouble codes: P0133
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
WHEN BROUGHT TO THE SHOP IT WOULDN'T RUN, IT WOULD ONLY IDLE. IT WOULD NOT ACCLERATE. ACTED LIKE THE EXHAUT WAS STOPPED UP OR THE ING. TIMMING WAS VERY LATE, RETARDED. iT SET OVERNIGHT AND WE CRANKED IT THE NEXT AM IT RAN PRETTY GOOD. WE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.?? ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor rpm), P0341 (cam sensor)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B6Y
decarbon engine usually slove misfire problem on this audi, but not this time. i will agree with christian, problem possbile inside cylinder head. customer decline repair at this time, uable [...] find out the problem. Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected).
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L fob VIN: WBAAV33491
initialized the keys the way Dang mentioned and all is well.thanks to all for taking the time to help.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L fob VIN: WBAAV33491
initialized the keys using the procedure mentioned by Dang and they work.thx to all for taking the time to reply.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33581
Well, this one is fixed. Unfortunately it was my own mistake. One of the cam bearing caps was on backwards. This made it too tight of a clearance and would not allow the cam to move far enough. Many thanks to those that replied. Sorry for taking up your time w... Trouble codes: 33 (A camshaft position actuator circuit bank 1).
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJNX2748S
Thanks to everyone who helped us this one, after replace the transmission valve body flush the system clear memories test drive the car & its all good
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2003 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Vibration VIN: SALNE222X3
A set of front axels fixed the thing.I guess there is no good way to confirm this with out removing the axels from the truck. Once I got the axels out it was clear they were the problem. Thanks for taking the time to respond. John
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBGA51E3R
Thanks to all. It was as we all expected. The starter wiring harness fixed it. I was pretty wure it would I was just interested in any other little Mercedes gremlins that someone might have had an experience with.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
The purge flow was found to weak. After cleaning out the line and the purge valve, the flow became much stronger. Code P0440 did not reappear anymore. I also confirm the repair by checking mode 6 TID and CID. Harry Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative control malfunction).
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1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: VC24245A11
well it is running. it is hard to start cold but runs ok once it is running. restarts fine once warm. customer doesnt want to pursue it any further. once again thanks to all who replied. Im not sure what it was. maybe I just figured out how to start it. thanks...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS576W1
Thanks to all that replied, I tested the cam and crank sensors with DSO, they looked normal and was ready to investigate Rhett's suggestion that the cam timing might be off when the customer called and advised he was taking car and trading it in on a new one. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (misfiore cyl 4), P0305 (misfire cyl 5).
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