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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L compressor clutch VIN: WAUEK88C7R
First off, I charged the system so i know i have proper pressure. I can engage the clutch with a power probe, So i have a feeling it is good , unless i have an unusual amperage draw causing problems because after about 5 seconds it throws the circut breaker on...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L tune-up, timming belt VIN: WAULC68E03
I typically work on Fords and GM products but, my daughter in-law wants me to do a tune up and timming belt on her 100,000 mile A4. I can not talk her out of me doing the work so I am in need of any special tricks and cautions I need to be aware of. Any help w...
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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB240XF
Ok Bimmer Guys, This one has me stumped. The customer brought it to me after attempting to fix it himself. After putting everything back together I began diagnosing and, came to basically the same conclusion he did. The injection pump is not delivering fuel to...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L nav,radio VIN: WBAGL63422
This car came in with complaint that the navigation doesn't come up on the screen. After inspecting the car I found that the radio also is inop. and even the stations don't come up on display. I pulled the codes with autologic,but nav,amp,tel,ant,svs fail to c...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lighting VIN: SAJEB51D12
This car has no turn signals. Nothing lights up inside or out. The hazards do work but the high beams don't work or even flash with the turn signal lever. Alldata is pretty weak on information and we don't know where the flasher is or what fuses control this. ...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Sterter VIN: SALPV1442W
This car came in on a rollback this evening. We had a few minutes to see the starter won't work until we supply a ground signal (what the relay would normally see from the BCM). The engine will crank. However even with the key on, and the manipulated signal to...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D3M
This car has a surging problem at idle, in gear. We canít seem to put our finger on it...in park the problem goes away... and in gear the problem goes away IF you give it a little bit of gas. Feels like the car is about to die then saves itself. Kind of like l...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Blower motor VIN: WDBFA67E7S
Greetings,Blower motor will run on high w/ key on engine off but when car is started and a/c system started, will only blow low speed.I am currently installing an evaporator and compressor and if there is anything to test while it is apart would be greatly app...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L window regulator VIN: WDCYR49E12
We are replacing the window regulator in the right front of a 2002 G500. We have the door panel off. The regulator is an "updated" version. has anyone installed one in the past? I double checked the VIN number with the part and it is the right one for the car....
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1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L lighting for trip computer and scc computer VIN: YS3CF68M6W
please help, saab eating my lunch, will starve soon. this vehicle came in with poor lighting behind the trip computer in cluster and scc computer untill driven a few miles then it lights up bright and cannot control with rheostat. initally i found 1 bulb in cl...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
i have a strange one this time this jetta is a no start but cranks fine. no injector pulse no spark when cranking here is the kicker. vehicle can be push started. and when running both injector pulse and sperk are good. vehicle runs fine. turn key off back to ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0121
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L tcm VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
Looking for a reliable source for a reman TCM P/N 8D0 927 156 AN. Had a source a couple of years ago but can't locate the website now. Any ideas would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
I have this vw that keeps showing lean. replaced some bad hoses coming off the breather and the ones going to pcv. checked rest of hoses and also smoked checked it after. I have some sort of internal vacuum leak. I had smoke coming through valve cover and oil ... Trouble codes: P1297, P0171
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCM31YX4
This gem came in from another bodyshop, wrecked LF they repaired car also recharged A/C brouyght it in compressor inop, no power to compressor. I replaced fan controller and still no compressor operation, I have a 12v pulse of power comming thru terminal 10 GR...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L fuel pressure VIN: YV1LW5548W
Hi everyone. This volvo has me scratching my head a bit.Car came in for a loud noise from the fuel tank area when running.Suspected bad pump or pressure regulator sticking.Took fuel pressure reading (90 psi running).Car has a single supply line to fuel rail.Do...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Dash Vent VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Thanks to everyone for all the help. The customer let me drive the car home. After about 30 min. of driving the problem showed up (no A/C). I got out and pinched off the hose for the heater control valve. That stopped the problem A/C was back within 2 min of d...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83431
I am going to close this. The customer will fix the car but is waiting for a month. The replies I got on this are very helpful and all point in the same direction. Thank you for informing me of the reflash required for the MAF replacement. I am confindent that... Trouble codes: 026 (Multiplication Mixture Addaptation Bank 1 limit), 140 (Activation Map Cooling Thermostat), 098 (Activation Tank Venting Valve).
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53402
I rechecked circuitry according to reply to fix. Recheck circuitry, PCM, & purge valve. All check okay. Replaced purge valve, reset monitors, so far so good with vehicle. Trouble codes: P0444.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vent control VIN: F7WF169179
Well like I said yesterday, I couldn't see the forest for the trees. Pat hit on the head. Had to reprogram the head for the vehicle. Thanks to all.
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1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3GT58L6K
As explained in an earlier update, the draw was a false alarm and would go away after a short time. The fix, as a number of you suggested, was to install a starter relay. Evidently, there is a problem in the wiring from the ignition switch to the starter solen...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
Well I've got egg on my face ! while verify the secondary air pump had gone south again ,I discovered the hose going to the combi-valve was loose,hence my low airflow. Sorry guys. Thanks Marty Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary AIR Flow).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSE69M62
The car is fixed.I was very tired when I wrote the help post and I did not ask the right questions.I was not trying to jerryrig anything I was just trying to understand the system a little better. What I wanted was some advice on diagnosing the fan relay...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L misfire low oil pres. VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Whew! Thanks to everyone. After testing every thing ,retesting everything and replaceing everything I now know what happened. You can now say with authority that if you have a motor that starts to run poorly only after the lifters stop chattering that the mach...
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