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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBC5447M
hello. im getting beat up by this car. came in on hook for no start. i got in and car started right up and died after about 2 seconds. did this 3 or4 times then wouldn't start at all. had poor fuel pressure so i installed a new fuel pump now have good fuel pre...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L airbag light VIN: TRUTX28N41
Air bag light on, Checked codes found code 0001- Internal control module memmory error. Can clear code and pops right back. I can not find any information on code. Using a i-scan (generic european scanner) witch gives me limted capabilities. Shows no data. Hop...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Accessories VIN: WBAGB4318J
Vehicle came in with vehicle locking down and not unlocking. Remove ignition key and windows go up sunroof moves but stops 6" from closed and all doors lock and don't unlock. Many hours of testing and we can verify that both front door switches for the lock fu...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0564G0546Y
We are getting a 213 code, indicating low voltage input on knock sensor 4. We first checked continuity on all the wires leading from the sensor to the ECU, and all was fine. we replaced the knock sensors, and the code, 213 comes back every time, as soon as the... Trouble codes: 213 (knock sensor low voltage), 1332 (knock sensor low voltage)
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear shocks VIN: SAJHX124OV
Attempting to replace rear shocks on this XJ6. How do you get to the top nut on the shock?? Or how do you replace rear shocks on this model? No real info in mitchell. Spring seats on control arm at bottom with sock in center of spring. Thank You Very Much for ...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L abs VIN: SALTL12482
Hi Guys, I got this Discovery with ABS issue, the issue is when apply the brake on icey or snow road the abs works & brake pedal pulsate & doing its job , but the truck slides all over the place you need to realy control the steering othewise the truck will sl...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle acuator VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Hello Mercedes techs, This 1995 S500 came to me with an intermittent ASR light accompanied by loss of throttle control when hitting bumps or driving on rough roads, he pulls over, shuts off and restarts the engine, the light is out and he can continue driving...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJF55F1V
Car was brought in dead battery. Charged and tested battery. Tested alternator. All good. Found draw off battery. Pulled #17 fuse and dropped to and acceptable draw. I have some experience with Mercedes, but need some help on this one. Alldata doesn't seem to ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75JX1
when cold outside (below 30 degrees); front suspension will drop all the way down overnight. When warm as in summer suspension will stay up indefinitely. The customer complained that it was doing it "now" so he brought it in & now it is warm out & not doing ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L pass. seat VIN: WDBLK65E82
Thanx for reading this post. Car came in 12/08 for same problem. Installed another module, this time no change. Code for forw./rearward hall sensor setting over and over after you clear it and try to move seat. Tried known good door module, switch and seat. N...
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1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L ETS inop VIN: YS3CL65R0P
I really need to help this guy if possible. Customer arrived with ETS/TCS systems inop. Checked basics and found no faults. Since I do not have a scan tool capable of communicating with the affected systems, I referred him to Saab dealer for diagnosis. THE SAA... Trouble codes: 5 (flash code - throttle position)
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3ED58E2Y
veh has new ignition module,electronic throttle body, turbo and maf-runs poor like maf with maf connected-runs well with maf disconnected and scan data looks proper,fuel trim, os2,map.It seems like the maf we are receiving are for non turbo cars, is there a di...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48Z91
This one came in with a complaint of battery dying overnight even though the battery had been replaced the day before by the dealer. It was indeed dead so the battery was trickle charged for 24 hours and load tested, good. When the battery was reconnected, th...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L rear blower VIN: WV2MB47042
Rear HVAC blower motor always on when ignition turned on, HVAC display flashes first 20 seconds after key on, and VAG DTC 01026 (rear evap fan control, V-20 35-00-0) retrieved from HVAC module. Once display quits flashing, all HVAC controls normal except rear ...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5711R
Well this one is a tough one. Car came in with a hard start. Extended crank, but finally starts. When not starting we have no spark or injector pulse. Then after cranking alot you will see injector pulse start to come back then it fires right up and runs perfe... Trouble codes: 522 (Oxygen sensor heater problem)
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hood VIN: YV1LS5541W
We are a Volvo Specialty shop. The issue we are having with this car is one we have with many of the 98-00 70 series. When you pull the hood release, only the pass. side comes up. You have to get out and lift the hood a little then pull the release again or ha...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L level sensor VIN: WBAFA53541
TECHS IN AGREEMENT WITH REPLY SOME OF THESE VEHICLES INCLUDING 5 SERIES OF THIS YEAR MAY NOT HAVE A PLUG.THERE IS NO LIGHT ON,SO IAM DISRIGUARDING PLUG.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L spark knock VIN: SAJDA01N21
This cat is tamed! It came back to me today for a checkup since I changed the Cylinder Head Temp sensor, and put back in the 5w20. All monitors are complete and car is driving fine. All those codes resulting from a failing CHT. The funny thing is that the c... Trouble codes: P1383, P1388, P1381, P1386, P1289, P0196.
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJETA01U1
thanx to the 2 techs that took the time to responde . i loosen frame at driver side supported engine and voala compressor out again thanx to mark and adam.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F6V
SOMETHING THAT I DIDNT EVEN LOOKED AT.I KEPT THE CAR OVER NIGHT TO SEE AIR PUMP IS GOING TO TURN ON.I CLEAN THE WATER OUT OF THE AIR PUMP.CHECKED THE CHECK VALVE WAS WORKING GOOD AND VACUUM SWITCH VALVE WAS WORKING GOOD,BUT PUMP WASNT COMING ON.I CHECK THE PUM... Trouble codes: P0410.
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L fuse box VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
THANKS TO AL [...] FOR THE INFO, IT WAS THE BACK IGN CASSETTE SHORTED, IT WOULD START TO SMOKE IF U USED A FUSE BUDDY AND KEPT POWER THERE FOR AWHILE, THANKS AGAIN!!!
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
HI GUYS, THIS ONE IS FIXED. IT WAS THE CRANK SENSOR, GOT A NEW ONE AND PLUGED IT IN AND TOUCHED IT WITH SCREW DRIVER AND FUEL PUMP KICKED ON, PULLED OLD ONE AND REPLACED AND IT STARTED. RON [...] THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT YOU WERE RIGHT, ... Trouble codes: P1500 (fuel pump relay -j17 electrical problem in circuit).
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L shift quality VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
This VW is fixed. After tearing it apart to verify that we did nothing wrong an OE slave fixed the problem. Apparently the Raysbestos slave was leaking down internally preventing the clutch from disengaging all the way.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cam Tensioner VIN: WVWPD23B3Y
Thank you for your replies everyone. I struggled with this car at every turn and with each part on the driver side. I ordered a new cam tensioner and a new cam pulley because the old one just would not come off so I ended up breaking it. Pissed me off real goo...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BUSINESS, FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO: HOWARD FROM ALABAMA, JERRY FROM TEXAS, WILLIAM FROM MARYLAND, PRESTON FROM CONN, LLOYD FROM FLORIDA, GENE FROM N.D., AMIR FROM MARYLAND, AND TIM FROM CALI, ALL OF YOUR RESPONSES WERE...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L upper oil pan VIN: 3VWEF71K77
I would like to thank Bradley and Dan for the help, we had to remove the trans to get at the chains and rales so we could replace the upper oil pan, big job and not much fun. I would think long and hard befor I would buy a vw with a 2.5L motor. If the motor n...
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: YV1JW8830R
Turns out it was the wiring behind the switch itself, wiring came apart and was contacting with every pull of the shifter.
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1LS61JOY
We have final recieved a code 91A7 for the throttle body unit. We sent the customer to the dealer for replacement under extended warrenty 10yr or 200k. Thanks for all the inputs guys. Mike
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