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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L radio VIN: WAURD68D71
customer just bought car from used car dealer and the radio is locked up. audi dealer in area told me we would have to drive car 100 miles to dealer to plug in to their computer and turn on factory radio. 100 miles over to tulsa and then back. vin # is [...]
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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L instrum. panel VIN: WBAE62316N
This 850i have problem with some gauges not working at Kombi (tachometer, fuel level, engine temperature). Warning lights and odometer are working. Engine works too. Connecting a scanner it is possible to connect to EML, EGS, DME, Kombi ("no codes"). It will ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L asc VIN: WBAGJ8326V
hello, I am working on a 97 bmw 740il, with code 38 control motor fault, choke valve: 1.- asc light is on 2.- the scan tools gt1 no command the valve (servo) 3.- with scope i dont see command from the computer. i see only 5 volts in the valve (high impedan...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Condenser Fan VIN: WBAGH83491
Original complaint was poor A/C operation with hot weather. Recovered Freon and found .6lbs. Recharged with 1.6lbs and watched gauges. High side went to about 450psi at which time the pressure relief valve dumped the freon. Condenser fan did not operate. We ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH83491
This car came to me with a no start. I have B+ at the starter but neither of the solenoid wires would power up when i turned the key so i went to the starter relay i swore that i had all the proper voltages yesterday, also all-data says that the relay is under...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43461
This BMW will not power up the air injection pump(which is faulty)Before I replace it I need power to it. The relay is factory new. I have power to terminal 8 (red/White), Terminal 2 (red) and Terminal 4(brown/Blue) which is the signal from the ECU, Terminal 5... Trouble codes: 168 (Thermosat Mapping), 246 (Seconday Air Injection flowCylinders 4-6), 245 (Secondary Air Injection flow Cylinders 1-3)
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transmission VIN: 5UXFB33573
When driving with normal throttle shift points are harsh, almost hard.. when driving with heavy throttle late shiting and slamming into gears, along with trans fail safe program illuminates on dash when car is driven hard.. pull over shut car off and restart w...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear diff. VIN: SAJHX1741T
Hello, I have a 1996 Jaguar here for service and need to know what type of rear diff. fluid to use. All Data gives me a Jag. part number. I am wondering if anyone has different info. Jag fluid $45.00 a liter. Thanks. -Jeremiah
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Warning lights in cluster VIN: SAJDA42C31
Jag guys have i got one for you, This fine piece of machinery sat in a barn for 3 years. It smells like dead mice inside. engine controller- p1638 fault in can communication with instrument cluster. p1637 fault in can communication with abs controller. p1260,...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBRF64J51
Hey, Guys I am trying to replace the electronic igntion switch in this car. Dealer says I need a Orange coding key, I have SDS In WIS it just says transfer coding to new switch, nothing about coding key. Has anyone done this and could give me the procedure? or...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Electric Window VIN: WDBNG70J42
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a 2002 Mercedes S430 that has an issue with the passenger side window. Once the window is normalized (syncronized), and I press the automatic down, the window stops about 2 inches from fully opening. At that moment, with the sca...
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1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0JB0928D
Car will not start periodically and has stalled once on the road. We have been unable to catch it at a time when we can do any testing. The only thing we can verify is that fuel pressure seem good. Can anyone give ,me any direction? Any common problems I can t...
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1976 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2262099586
This unit was brought in no crank/no start. Replaced starter and relay. got running, found clutch and most related parts, cables etc. worn, replaced all. been diagnosing its drivability ever sence. smoke check for vacuum leaks, repaired and replace hoses, co...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L compressor engagement VIN: 3VWPD69M01
compressor only operates when fan speed is on low. any other setting and the A/C light on A/C switch goes out, compressor disengages, and aux fan shuts down. Turn it back to low, and everything comes back on. All the fan speeds work correctly, as well as the f...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Trims VIN: YV1LS5540W
Vehicle came in with MIL on & code P0172B in OBDII mode. I do not have a Volvo scanner. Looking at freeze frame data it set the code with the engine fully warmed up & at idle. Long Term Fuel trim was at -10% with the Short Term at -3%. I know that's not enough... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuefl Trim At Limit)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29581
Fellow iatners i have this 2001 volvo s40 1.9 turbo that im having trouble with i dont usually work on Volvos but now i have too Vehicle came in with mil light on for iac issue and also a p0133 code i replaced iac because it was stuck and also fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow bank1 sensor1)
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Loss of Can Comm. ABS lite comes on, Speedometer q VIN: WBADP6338X
Thank,s so much for your response. Sometimes you can't see the forrest thru the trees, started with your recommendations, and Steve(Florida)Donald(Missouri)Jonathan(New Jersey)Ivan(California)Larry(Ohio). You gentelman hit it write on the nose,with the vehicle...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Elec. operation VIN: SAJDA24C71
I am not posting other's info here. The car is most likely going to be fixed, but the part needed is as yet unavailable. The fix will most likely be the replacement of the security module, but that part needs to be ordered from a dealer only as it needs to be ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Charging VIN: WDBRF40J53
I disconnected the D+ terminal at the back of the alt, hooked up a vantage, while car was running had a pulsing 12v. Defective alternator(thanks Worldpac), sales rep said they had less than 3% failure on these Bosch alt's, now charges well & out the door.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J34
After receiving only 3 replies, I retested the system and still could not find a leak. So I S.W.A.G.ed a purge solenoid. As I was replacing the solenoid, I found the rubber elbow, on the tank side, had a small tear in it just below the clamp. What i was doing ... Trouble codes: P2044.
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L excess crank vac. VIN: WP0CA2983W
Wow! All respondents replied "oil separator" I would have called it a pcv valve which is what it is. It is located above cylinder #3 (right rear), has gone through several updates and you may need to replace the upper breather pipe that goes to the top of the ...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L refigerant leak VIN: YS3DD58N5X
Thanks to all who replied. The leak was coming from the front of the compressor. We replaced the compressor and after almost a week, the system is still cold. Steve
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3EF45E5X
Hello to all, the RH ft turn signal bulb contacts where melted toghter, thanks to Larry,Jim,Justin, You all nailed it on the head.. These Sabb's use both a regular 1157 bulbs but also have some strange other bulbs like a 1077,1056,12493 whitch are only avl. f...
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS5ED58E01
Hi, I received 8 replies on this issue.Justin and Groper(?)said that there are problems at the sender,so I pulled out the rear seat and removed the access panel.I saw no signs of fuel leakage or prior stains.Sadmir,Kenneth and Dominic said that this code is a... Trouble codes: P00, 455.
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1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Turn signals VIN: 1562058997
Sure looked like a like a classic short, thats why i wanted wire diagrams. (but it was not) Thanks to all who gave me web sites for diagrams, i made a file for them. (hope i dont need them) Well as for the fix, Dan from Michigan fix it. "You can't use a stand...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Timing chain VIN: 3VWTD81H5W
Thanks for all the replies on this one. The overall majority of everyone agree that these engines have issues with timing chain noise after 100,000 miles. For those that haven't had the opportunity to work on one of these, the timing chain is at the back of th...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L blower motor VIN: 3VWRF29M3Y
The vehicle has been out of the shop for almost 2 weeks and has been ok. We replaced the blower switch with the rest of the new parts and everything worked ok. The original motor still blows the fuse when mounted in the car. I think what happened was the cab...
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