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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Power windows VIN: TRUUT28NX1
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.i replaced a bad drivers side window motor yesterday no big deal, it would not go up or down. the customer didnt say it had any other problems other than that problems but im not sure on that ,after i was done the moto...
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Misfire VIN: WA1AV74L57
Hi Audi Tech's. this engine was pressure washed at detail shop, customer drove away but it started missing and the check engine lite was flashing. She unfortunately kept driving almost another 2 hours to get home and then got so bad she had to stop. We got the... Trouble codes: 4608 (see manual)
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1985 BMW 318i 1.8L ignition power circuit VIN: WBAAK7407F
Having a tough time here with an old bmw. Car starts fine but will not shut off. The ignition circuit 15 stays powered up with the key off. I have disconnected everything that I can see in the circuit that can be disconnected without shutting down the motor du...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS Airbag VIN: WBABB1315M
I have tried to check for codes and no luck. The only tool I have to check codes is the Launch x431 and it will not communicate with the SRS unit. I have the reset tool for the oil light and also the SRS light but it will not reset the light. I removed the air...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335X
This car came to us with a complaint of running rough and loss of power. Due to the mileage we recommended a fuel injection service (throttle body cleaning, pressurized injector cleaning, tank additive and IV drip), spark plugs, and of all things, four O2 sens... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 misfire), P0302, P0303 (3 misfire), P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2)
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L SRS light VIN: WBANU53538
Hello BMW techs, this car came to my shop from a body shop, they requested we reset the SRS light after they fixed the drivers door accident. No air bair bags were deployed. SRS light was set when they disconnected the door bag. My issue is, I can not communic...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
customer states car does not blow heat.So the first test I did was to feel heater core hoses.I found that the hoses were luke warm.So I backed flush heater and still no heat and what I found was there was not coolant getting to the heater core.Traced the hoses...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Differential VIN: SAJDA24C23
Hello Group, This Jaguar clunks badly in the rear when going over uneven pavement.I narrowed it down to excessive end play in the output shafts of the diff. Jaguar recommends changing the output shaft bearings to rectify this problem.After doing that I still...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L servo motors VIN: SALPM16432
Good morning gentlemen, Today we have an 02 Range Rover coming in to replace the heater servo motors that we diagnosed a year ago. At the time when we diagnosed the problem ,we where able to find the re calibration procedure on Alldata. We have since switched...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long crank VIN: WDBBA45AXD
This 380SL does not maintain system pressure. It pretty much just drops to zero. Clamping off the fuel feed line or the return line has no effect. The cold start injector does not leak. According to my Bosch manual it says that the fuel pressure damper sho...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBFA63EXR
A long mystery Merc case: My client bought car from a "cars collector". It is a like new 12k miles EFI 1994 SL320. Client had CIS/KE Jetronic SLs before and was happy to buy a electronic injection Merc because all problem he had with CIS system ... He bought... Trouble codes: 32 (O2 sensor heater)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF70J4Y
Vehicle came in as a no start, customer says will restart after sitting awhile. We havent got it to act up yet,vehicle has no codes present and fuel pressure hasnt dropped. Apparently the vehicle sometimes will start and die after running for a few minutes,but...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no mil VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Hello all, thanks in advance for reading and /or replying. The problem I have is the MIL never comes on with key on engine off. It also wasn't on with 4 fault codes logged and engine running. If it hadn't been obviously too rich by rotten egg odor from exhaust...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J41
gotta love german engineering, this car must be their revenge on us. i have this fairly clean MB S600, and have been gettin gray hair. it original complaint was it ran rough and had a check engine light on. ok pulled codes, had misfires on both banks. found ar... Trouble codes: P0311 (cyl. 11 misfire detected)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L interior fusebox VIN: WDBRF65J82
Vehicle came in for the battery going dead and an srs light, plus a schedule B. Figured I'd start with the draw, so I stuck it on the charger. Pulled SRS code, found B1003 terminal 15 voltage too low. I'm betting that's related to the dead battery. Once the ba...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.5L ignition lock VIN: WDBSK74F74
Our detailers cleaned this car. Now the ignition key does not turn, the alarm armed (was not before),the windows do not roll up completely as they should when the doors are shut.I checked the key with as suggested in the archives for a similar problem. Holding...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Security VIN: Y23FD49Y96
I have a 06 Saab 9-3 that the local body shop towed in today. They told me they had replaced the clock spring and now the vehicle will not start. When I insert the key fob, messages on the information center says key not accepted & contact Saab Dealer. The key...
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1982 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L wipers, heater fan VIN: WVWGG0163C
I have a 1982 Jetta that blows the heater fan 15A fuse on high intermittently. At the same time the fuse blows the windshield wipers move up a bit. If I put a 20 amp breaker in, sometimes the wipers start up by themselves and keep operating(wiper switch is off...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
good afternoon everyone, i have this 96 jetta that won't start, i have no injector pulse, no spark and no fuel pump power, the fuel pump relay is not clicking on there is no ground to the relay from the computer, if i ground wire #6 at computer the relay kicks... Trouble codes: P1500 (fuel pump relay -j17 electrical problem in circuit)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cam Tensioner VIN: WVWPD23B3Y
Thanks in advance for yuor help on this one but I have a cam chain tensioner that will not collapse so I can remove it to replace the seal under it. I have done a few of these now and I felt good about giving the customer a good quote and now this thing is slo...
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L Stall VIN: WVWAF63D84
I need some help on understanding how this fuel system works. I have very little info from M.O.D. as to how the 4 fuel pumps work together (acording to M.O.D there is 2 jet pumps and 2 fuel pumps). this car stalls after about 25 seconds of running, fuel pressu...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEA88D6T
Thank you for all replies, espcially Jeff. We found a leaking fuel hose coming out of the fuel pump inside the gas tank. We replace the hose & car is happy again. Thank you everyone. Have a great day.
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L 1,2,3,4 gear
Fianlly got approval and disassembled unit. Found output shaft sheared cleanly off just between 4th and 5th gears. This seems pretty odd to me as the rest of the trans is spotless. Ordered new output shaft & bearings from Audi. 2 weeks Germany only and a s...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L cv joint? VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thanks to all that replied. Most said the axles give few problems and it sounds like the drive shaft rear joint. I pulled the drive shaft and the rear joint had dried balled up grease. Installed a used drive shaft and repacked it's rear joint for good measure ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Charging VIN: SAJEA51D62
replaced alternator, voltage in spec now. Thanks 4 all the help
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L temp gauge VIN: SAJEA53DX2
Thank You to chris from New Jersey for suplying the part numbers for me. The location was very hard to find since Jag spared no room in this engine compartment.I purchased the OE jag web site for 23.00 ([...]) and still could not find a sensor...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9K
WELL I POSTED A NO FIX BECAUSE OF THIS RANDOM PROBLEM DURING THANKGIVING BREAK THE CAR RAN WONDERFULLY , YOUR REPLIES WERE GREAT AND I SAVED THEM IN CASE THE CAR ACTS UP IN THE FUTURE . I DID INSTALL A NEW FUEL PUMP RELAY AND COOLANT SENSOR JUST TO BE ON THE S...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
I failed to mention wiring harness has been replaced some time ago.Anyhow vehicle is fixed.All replies greatly appreciated as they helped me focus on basics.I actually had two differant waste spark coils each with one bad secondary circuit.It made moving coils... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47FX0
Thanks alot guys I have another happy custumer.The k40 relay took care of it.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRT29M51
I would like to thank every one for the help it was the mass air sensor the readings at idle where ok but at 2000 they where very low
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L won't accelerate VIN: 3VWBB21C11
thanks for the info fellas. it ended up needing the throttle body. the drive motor was way out of spec for resistance. just for giggles, i took the little black cover off the side of it. tested resistance there at the little electric motor, still bad. so i tho... Trouble codes: P1545 (Throttle valve regulation malfunction), P1568 (Throttle valve control module mechanical malfunction), P1579 (Throttle valve control module - Adaptation not started).
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW53D11
Thank you for your prompt replys! Almost without exception the replys states that the ECM throttle unit codes were "death codes" and that Volvo had extended the warranty to 10 years, 200,000 miles. We had called the dealer with a VIN to see if it had had the u... Trouble codes: E9190 (Throttle unit internal fault faulty signal), E903C, E904D (Pedal Sensor fault), E91F0, E201A, E6110 (Engine cooling fan control module signal hi low intermittant).
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L 2-1 Shift VIN: YV1SZ59H33
We sent this XC70 to a local transmission specialist. They heard some noise from the clutches/drums and recommended a rebuild. The rebuild has been completed, the relearn drive cycle completed and now the transmission shifts smoothly. The customer just picked ...
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