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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L low beam xenon lights VIN: WBABS33481
Hi all, this car has been a pain in my butt and i hope you can help. First off, the car has been wrecked in the front and repaired prior to the current owner having the car. When he got it, he was not satisfied with the quality of repairs so he had the work re...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E9R
no codes present. This vehicle has classic ovp relay symptoms right now vehicle will not start no injector signal,or spark when vehicle does run it will intermitently shut down as if shut the key off no hesitation stumble just shuts down. seems like it getting...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L enine vibration VIN: WVWTH63BX1
we did cam seals and tensioner gaskets.after repairs customer brought car back with a vibration you could feel through the body and the steering wheel at idle if you raise rpms to 1000 you dont feel it.the vibration is there in park and drive and reverse and n...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L epc light on VIN: 9BWDH61J43
hi, all the volkswagen technician, i have a question about the electronic power control (epc) warning lamp. i dont know much about this warning lamp and does any technician know how to work with this lamp because this engine was driving good and had no problem...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D7W
I JUST REPLACE ABS CONTROL UNIT.AND TAKE CAR TO DEALER TO REPROGRAM.AND REPLACE IGNITION COIL PACK.#2 CYLINDER INJECTOR.SPARK PLUG,SPARK PLUG WIRE,AIRFLOW METER. Trouble codes: P0302, P1141, P1129, P1127, P0306.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJHX1747T
Well, it's time to close this one. Unfortunately customer declined further repairs at least for now. I guess it's the economy. Apparently the lower chains sometimes loosen. Darryl suggested a close look at the bushings in the lower sprockets. Daniel informed ...
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2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP1AB29P75
The problem was the pwis software, it needed to be uploaded to version 20 from version 16, once did that no problem communicating with dme. I looked at the actual values in the tiptronic module and found that output shaft speed was way faster speed reading...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ECU no programmed VIN: YS3FB45S03
It turns out that it was the ICM module that needed to be programmed. My daughter brought the car back, I programmed it and the error message went away. I don't know why it wouldn't work when I tried to program it the first time. It was probably operator error...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWGF21J3Y
thanks to all who replied. I passed along all the responses and he is convinced that the damage is time/age related and not due to our workmanship. Seems like the other shops technician as a young 20's type who thinks he knows everything and hasn't learned to...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L brake booster VIN: 3VWDC21C21
Cudtomer finally brought vehicle in and has had it back for 3 days and all is well. Ordered and new vacuum line from the 'y' to the brake booster. When I received the line, found it had a vacuum check valve in it that the original line did not have. Obviousl...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L top position warning VIN: 3VWCM31Y14
Well I found the problem. The right side roof latch was worn and had play in it. It would not reach the micro switch to shut off the light. I replaced the switch and everything works fine. Thank you to Albin [...] for his email and for his offer of help. Thank...
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