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2002 Audi A4 3.0L remote entryu VIN: WAULT68E72
Convenience control module coded with no problem...found out that customer has only one remote and no valet key. Does anyone know if there is a procedure to adapt one remote after replacing conv control mod? Could not find any info in alldata, iatn database or...
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHD631XN
we need help with this older bmw. the problem is the car runs very good all the time. but frequently it will die at a stop and restart very quickly.this happens only when stopping, never while driving at spped. when we have our modis or baum scanner on it the ...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBADT43412
When you turn the car on the radio is always on. The face of the radio does not light up. You can't change the volume. You can't change the station. It is unresponsive in all ways. The computer has no codes associated with the radio. Bad radio?
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L fuel trims VIN: SALTW19404
Hello fellow Land Rover techs, this disco's got me stumped. It has been in to our shop four times this month, and has had the check engine light on every time. I don't have a history of codes, because we don't add them to the invoices. I know it got its 60k d...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.5L heater VIN: WDBCB35DOL
Tried using the tech mail history for this one but still need more info. Vehicle gets little to no heat inside the vehicle from the climate control. Also blower does not blow in the floor position. As per some suggestions in the tech mail history I checked the...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L theft alarm VIN: WDBGA32E9P
This car will sit for 2 to 3 days at a time, then out of the blue the alarm will go off. When it does, it will go off 2 to 3 times, usaually in the middle of the night. Due to the intermittant nature of the problem, I am having difficulty duplicating it for te...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rt frnt p/window VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Hi mercedes techs, Thanks in advance for any help you may offer. I'm posting this for another shop. They have a a 1999 e320 that has an intermittent electrical problem. The car originally had an inop right front power window. They replaced the right front door...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Central lock VIN: WDC1631542
Hello all, problem with the ML is it wont work the central locking. Fault codes for all doors displayed as current/ history Clear the codes they come straight back. Interesting thing is if you lock all doors the drivers door and tailgate will unlock. Press the...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L shifting, DTC codes VIN: VW2HC0702P
Hi all, received from good customer a '93 EV, 2.5L, 098 4-Spd. A/T. EV is 1 owner being pressed back into service after sitting parked since 2001; was delaer serviced previouly. Have worked through normal stuff [non ABS brakes, exhaust, major engine tune) run...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L windows/door locks VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Weird problem here, the windows will operate properly from their individual switches, the door locks will operate from the passenger switch. When operated from the drivers side, the rear windows will go UP when pushed DOWN, the passenger window will go down b...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Rack & pinion VIN: 3VWDD21C72
I have this bug with both rack boots completely full of fluid to the point of exploding. Do you think Im lookin at other issues with this or can we just put a new rack in this low mile bug? The resivior is completely empty and it seems to have blown out both r...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L rear brake pads/rotors VIN: 3VWGG71K17
hello, i have a 2007 volks jetta that wore out its rear brakes in 25k miles(normal as far as i can understand). after replacement of rear pads and rotors if the vehicle is driven down a significant hill the rear brakes will start smoking. the customer states t...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L shifter lock out VIN: YV1SZ58D31
i volvo techs. i just got this v 70 xc in for an oil change and the customer is complaining of an int. unable to remove the shifter from park. the car was left over night . when i first started the car , i stepped on the brake to put the car in reverse,it woul...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Soft top VIN: WDBABK83JX
After much searching we found a microswitch on the front bow sticking. Cleaned and freed it up. Initialized the top 2 more times and it started working fine. One note, when you see the lid hitting the bottom of the roof because it doesn't move up out of the wa...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM63484
Gulty!! I didnt use BMW sensors at first. I swaped them for factory ones and all is well. Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam position sensor), 340 (Cam pos).
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Valvetrain VIN: WBSBL93431
Thanks for the ideas, It must have been stuck valves or overrevved, because after careful searching under the valve cover, I found all the missing shims, and was able to set the clearances with the shims that I had. Compression and leakdown is acceptable, and ...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Outside mirrors VIN: SAJGX2740V
I removed the mirror switch from the door and tested all of the inputs and outputs. The system is pretty easy .The fix was as simple as replacing the switch. Replaced switch and all works fine
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Electronic VIN: WDBBA48D5K
Thanks everyone for the pointers. 2 rebuilt pushbutton units and a Klima relay later and the compressor clutch comes on. It would have been a little easier if the wiring diagram had shown the ground output from the pushbutton unit instead of the +12v output in...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D6P
I like to start by thanking everyone who tolk time to help me on this one special thanks to RICHARD AND LLOYD to help me understand how the EHA WORKS and to check it RANDY, ALAIN, AND LARRY pointed out fuel pressure for me to go back and double check, that I w... Trouble codes: 9 (electrohydraulic actuator).
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF20F6T
i did replace the k 40 power relay and that took care of the problem thank to all that helped me mark
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1974 MG MGB 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GHN5UE3432
Thank you all for your replies. A couple of you mentioned the temperature compensators and we did have one that was bad. Replaced both of these but still had situations where the carbs would go rich. Some of you mentioned the o-rings on the barrel chokes. I...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Turbocharger VIN: WVWMA63B1X
We gave in and replaced the turbo. It was expensive but no other way around it. Thank You, Jack [...]
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L long crank time VIN: 9BWFR61J64
This vehicle wound up going back to the dealer who spliced in a pigtail at the crank sensor. There is a upgrade to the ECU that only the dealer can do. Thanks for the 3 replies I received as they were helpful in redirecting this car to the dealer and saving m... Trouble codes: P0321 (VW code 16705-engine speed sensor-G28-performance).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWRK69MX4
i would like to thank all the techs who were able to give advise on this car you all did help alot! first of all in the begining i noticed the melted fuse holder for the alternator wiring harness and the burn alternator harness. i failed to mention in my origi...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVITS90D6X
HI FELLAS I CHANGED THE CRANK SENSOR ON THIS CAR AND THAT TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEM THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP ANDY Trouble codes: P0335.
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