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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Brake pads, calipers VIN: WAULD54B73
Good day all, This 2003 Audi A6 has a rattle when going over bumps or rough road. If you slightly apply brake pressure, the noise diminishes or goes away. We have replaced the front brake pads and rubber pin bushings as we noticed clearance between the pad e...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hi Bimmer tech's, This car draws the battery down maybe twice a month, but the customer says hears the front engine fan running at low speed well after the car has cooled down at times. Hard to pin point when the problem has not occurred for us. Has anyone see...
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2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93422
BMW Techs need your help with this one I have an M5 E39 with MSS52 here with a hard fault code 049$031 and no description. Alldata has no info and no conversion to po#. There were various faults for evap system as well as a dtc 016 or po 355. All items in DTC ... Trouble codes: 049$0
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L coolant leak from timming cover VIN: WBAGL63402
hello all, i have removed several of the n62 engines for coolant leaks from the front covers. i understand that there is a way to repair this condition without engine removal. would anyone happen to have a link to this prccedure or be able to sum it up for me?...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L battery drain VIN: SAJKX6247V
Hi Guys, This is 1997 Jag xj6 sometimes when key is removed the radio display and the antenna stays up and therefor drain the battery. If the radio is manually turned off it won't drain it. I checked fuse # 10 and is hot when the problems is present. According...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L trans in limp mode VIN: SAJEA51C14
I got a 2004 x-type 3.0l with 50000 mi. and its gone nuts! The power train light come on at first then the car shifts down to a lower gear, the dash gauges stop working all except the gas gauge. I pulled the trouble codes out and it gives me a P1642,P1796. Has...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L asd VIN: WDB1240000
ASD light on all the time.. even before moving car, Can not scan or ground pin 5 to get codes from the ASD module Also ABS fault with car that may not be related to ASD, ABS light comes on after small drive. The car has 16 pin D socket. My info says ASD for pi...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L speedo/tach VIN: WDBFA76E5R
Vehicle arrived with inop backlights, for instrument cluster and radio. Found no power feed from headlamp switch to instrument cluster. Repaired poor connection at head lamp switch. Now vehicle has good power in and no power out to backlights. I hard wired the...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L SRS Light VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Code: B1867, 5X. code will not clear, cannot find code on WIS. Code is front left side airbag ignition squib too low. Plugged in a new air bag, code still would not clear. Checked wires going to airbag, reads as one wire. Chased wires back to SRS module, not c...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Customer states the engine won't hold idle when the engine is cold. Removed the spark plugs. Found it to be running rich. I have a known good ignition cassette but no difference. No codes found. I don't have a factory level scan tool for Saab. I went through t...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 2.0L suspention VIN: 3VWKA81H5V
Thanks for reading, this VW has a loud popping noise from the right front. First noticed on test drive when stopping from 45 mph, it made a loud clunk, then I turned around and it was ok until another 40 mph stop, then again "pop" brought up to shop could hear...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L starter int lights VIN: 3VWBA21C2X
Ok , Started as a no crak. checked starter sol wire it was the end of the day no power.sat over nite and there was poower in the morning. cranked three times and power was lost.also interior lites,locks ,power hatch and gas door will not function. I have che...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L differential VIN: 3VWCB21C51
Has anyone seen problems with a differential like this. I would suspect some abuse like spinning the tires when stuck in a snowbank or similar. #1 Is there a chance this differential might last awhile? #2 Has anyone fabricated a tool to suck the old gear lube ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L abs VIN: 3VMSP29M23
vehicle has intermittant abs light. we have not duplicated. system has code 00668 008 vehicle voltage terminal 30 implausible signal. mitchel states to check wiring - but diagram shows terminal #30 on abs system is not in use. are the using terminal # 30 in re...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on, glow plug light VIN: 3VWRP69M63
Hi VW Techs We have this Jetta here that has a clacking sound coming from upper inj. pump area and surging at idle ,approx. 150 rpm and also slight surge at 2400- 3000 rpm. otherwise engine runs great. Here is the history we have for problems this vehicle ha... Trouble codes: P1562, P1246
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRR69M04
car intermittently goes into limp-home mode. accelerates poorly & rough. cycling ignition key corrects the condition & runs okay. codes p1261(17669), p1264(17672), p1267(17675) returned after resetting computer & test drive. car has run strictly on b100 biodie... Trouble codes: 17669 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1261, 17672 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1264, 17675 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1267
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5579W
Failed state inspection with codes p0442 and p0445 and MIL on. Leak checked, and found cracked J hose between canister and canister vent valve. Leak checked system again, valves operate properly, and there are now no leaks. Cleared codes and checked voltage at... Trouble codes: P0442, P0445
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D2Y
hey all need some help on this one. customer brought in car with a big hole in block. we r&r eng. and found batt. was dead. we charged batt. and got car to crank but have no spark. got fuel pressure. i went over everything a few more times. gounds ok got crank...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Warning Light VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks to all that offered help on this one. The problem was intermittent so the customer didn't want to gamble on the ABS module. I was hoping to put in a test ABS module to see if the problem was resolved. It seems the consensus was to replace the module ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L tune-up, timming belt VIN: WAULC68E03
I have completed the 100,000 mile service on this A4.All of you who replied offered a great amount of information and it was well recieved and implimented.The cam cover was indeed leaking as well as the coolant pump and the vacuum check vales and hoses also ne...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L oil reset issue VIN: WBAET37494
Fellow Members, this issue is resolved. Although many suggested purchasing a tool for reset (which we have already), the directions provided by Scott of Missouri worked. Thanks for all the responses, and especially to Scott. Vehicle was a 325i (oops)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L steering wheel buttons VIN: WDBUF87J16
Thanx for all your help. After verifying that we had power through the clockspring, we determined that we must have a bad steering column module, we replaced the module and the button fuction. One note, don't trust the angle position sensor index from the fact...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z22
I will now consider this one fixed. It has been over a week and the light is still out. I called Saab and requested another O2 sensor. I told them that i had a bogus one and wanted it replaced. Whether or not i get credit for it remains unknown. I got the... Trouble codes: 1137 (Rear O2 reading low voltage).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWSP69M42
First let me start by thanking everyone for their help, the culprit was corrosion of the terminals, the location was the 14 pin connector at the cooling fan control module.this corrosion took out the cooling fan module and the engine control module . upon clos...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L steering wheel module VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Thanks to all who replied! I have been having much trouble with my vida since I recieved the last disk set, after resolving my pc issues I was able to perform the reload and get everything working.We dont send volvos to the dealer anymore but Without training ...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L headlights VIN: YV1RS61R62
Thanks to all that replied,found a burnt conn.at a shunt bar in the under dash relay panel,a common problem volvo recomended replacing the whole board. We replaced the bad connectors and the shunt ok so far.
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