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1997 Audi A6 2.8L turn signals/4 ways VIN: WAUGC84A5V
HI ALL, THIS IS FOR ALL YOU AUDI GUYS. A6 QUATTRO CAME IN WITH NO TURN SIGNALS OR 4 WAY FLASHERS. i GOT INTO VEHICLE AND PRESSED THE HAZZARD SWITCH AND EVERYTHING STARTED TO WORK SO i FIGURED EASY FIX. i ORDERED THE HAZZARD SWITCH FROM AUDI AND ASKED THE CUSTO...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L unknown VIN: WBAHE61010
Engine is overheating. At first it was hard to believe about the overheating because test driving car in the city engine temperature looked ok. Client tried to travel with car twice and on both trips car overheated after about 40 minutes on the road (moderate...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6329W
hi all thanks in advance for your help.this vehicle came in with a complaint of no heat.checked system and found t stat to be no good .i replaced the stat with housing and flushed and filled system using vucufill.temp gauge was in the middle heat was good and ...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBACN5333X
Code 88 and Traction control warning light is on all the time and canít be shut off with the button between the seats. My otc scanner shows Code 88 or ď0X58" (what ever that means) precharge pump. The precharge pump wiring is fine and the pump will run and sou...
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACN33431
hi i have a nightmare replaced engine now it wont start have no spark or injector have replaced crank & exhaust cam sensor all coils & injectors. has fuel pressure.i cant find any thing in mitchel or all or as i have been calling it some data have check all fu...
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSDE9340Y
Vehicle has been in multiple times with the same complaint. The customer states that when coming to a stop or when making a K turn the vehicle intermittently stalls. When the car stalls the entire electrical system dies(sometimes the date and time reset). Then...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FG4DF411A
Hi guys, alittle help with this one. 01 jag xk8 needs a fuel pump. It pays alittle over 3 hours . The tank is on top of the rear diff. . There is no proceedure in mitchell for R&R. Has anyone done one of these before or know the procedure??? Does the diff have...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A9E
Hi MZ guys I love you, and needed some help I have this car with cold start up problem and goods away after warm up. On cold start the car runs very rough and stall if I press on gas pedal for the first 5 to 10 minutes. I checked fuel pressure on supply side 9...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L battery VIN: WDBGA43E1R
I have been trying to pin down this draw on this car for some time. I traced it down to fuse #11 in the rear fuse box, and from there traced it down to the convenience control unit.From what I can tell by the wiring diagram this unit controls the power windows...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB57E63
Customer concern of long crank time, no SES light. Nothing in Mitchell TSB's, nothing in Identifix. Customer claims he's spent $2500 at the local dealer, and still has a problem. I am hoping for some information or experience about this problem before he shows...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Noisey on DECEL VIN: WMWRC33433
Need some help from Cooper guys or anyone familiar with these cars customer took car to mini for poor transmiision performance and noise was told it needed unit for $8500!! Customer was referd to me I dont want to get in over my head comfirmed complaint trans ...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L clutch VIN: WMWRE33464
we have a 2004 cooper mini s that needs a clutch, however we need to find the production date, but can't find where they put it { we checked both door jams, under hood, and in the trunk,} the other issue is the clutch, one of our techs says he was at another s...
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1981 Porsche 928 4.5L Exclamation point VIN: WPOJA0923B
Good afternoon guys, 81 Porsche 928, The general warning light (exclamation point)comes on for a couple of seconds just before you shift into second gear and then again just before you shift into third gear. Does not do it going in to 4th or 5th. Almost like a...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L brake fuse VIN: 3VWFA81H6W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Golf in that intermittently is blowing the brake light fuse. The customer has to replace it at least a couple times a week. I have not been able to get it to blow since in. I have looked the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil presure VIN: WVWPD63B62
Car came in with an intermitent Low oil presure warning..Did not verify this the first time around..Engine ran fine and no unusaly noise..we replasced the OPS car was fine for about 2 days Light on again..Test drove car rather hard...yes could make the low oil...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Tire Press Mon VIN: WVGB6C67L8
Vehicle came in with tire pressure monitoring fault displayed on instrument cluster. Bosch scanner pulled codes for LF sensor and RR sensor. Read data for all four tire pressures while driving, all sensors seemed to relay data. Readings were all slightly diffe...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWPE63B34
VW gurus, we are not worthy...but would appreciate your expertise. Customer is experiencing an intermittant no start and hard start when vehicle is cold. He parks the car in a garage overnight so I am assuming that it does not get below 50 deg F. When the prob...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L engine VIN: YV1SZ58D72
Greetings to all, I am working on a 2002 Cross-country Volvo wagon with an engine, B544T3. I am in a process of doing a valve job. (broken timing belt) I would like to know the proper proceedure and the required special tools to adjust the valve (it has so...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.3L Unknown VIN: YV1SW53002
This problem is very intermittent, with two separate complaints which I have yet to duplicate. At freeway speeds the tach will jump 1000 rpm and the trans feels as though it is in neutral for just a few seconds then goes back to normal. The second complaint is...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D92
Car will jerk going uphill. It is most noticeable when the cruise control is on, but can be reproduced with foot action. Usually a long hill, not necessarily steep, but average speed 65-70. As the car approaches the top of a local grade @ 5 miles long @ 6% it ...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59HX4
This volvo is killing me. intermittently the car will run so poorly that she can barely drive it to the shop. of course when it is here it runs fine. fuel pressure is ok at 55psi and very little bleed down after a few hours. no vacuum leaks. Here is my problem... Trouble codes: P2188 (ltft lower limit)
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2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44D92
after bringing car in the shop, putting in the air and trying to activate the a/p with wheel speed (like volvo for instance)still nothing. for the next 15 min. i was busy with other cars/diagnosing/ordering parts, then at that point i let car down to put out (... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53502
THE BMW IS FIXED, THE PROBLEM WAS THE AIR SEPERATOR VALVE LOCATED UNDER THE FRONT OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WAS FROZEN. IT HAD WATER AND GUE IN IT, WE REPLACED IT WITH THE COLD CLIMATE SEPERATOR(11-61-1-7-533-400)WHICH IS THE SAME PART EXCEPT IT HAS A FOAM INSULA... Trouble codes: 240 (misfire 3 cylinder), 243 (misfire 6 cylinder).
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Timing and engine compression VIN: SAJDA14C42
I have to say first that I appreciate all who answered. That's the premise of this site, to share thoughts, ideas, and knowledge. Imagine all that knowledge in one technician and you'd be a wealthy, happy and busy tech! Anyways, this was a very challenging jo...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Timing and engine compression VIN: SAJDA14C42
double entry, see closed summary from other entry. thanks guys (and gals)
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPA1240X
Thanks for the help. The crank and cam signals were good, verified ckp when customer brought flywheel and sensor from old engine and installed the ckp, pattern was identical. I checked all the grounds mentioned and they were actually hooked up and good. The...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L idles fast VIN: WDBBA45A6B
Hello everyone and thanks for all the help on this one. As per a few responses, I checked the speed control above the tstat. This system should idle at 750 to 850 until it warms and then go down to the desired 500. I found it quite carboned up. I soaked it...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBJF20FOV
replaced all fuel lines and still had intermittant problem.removed fuel pre- filter and replaced the two o-rings.car is now fine.many thanks to all who helped
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L steering angle sensor VIN: YS3FD49Y33
As was pretty much the consensus, a new cim module with updated programming was the fix for this car. Justin has seen the yaw sensor reading fluctuate quite a bit, and John has sometimes found that divorcing & remarrying the cim will work in some instance...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H4W
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It is a plug and play PCM. As of this writing, the customer is trying to find the funds to make the repair. Brad
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module,control module VIN: WVWMD23B3Y
installed a used abs control and fix complaint thanks for all the help. i was 99% sure that would solve the problem but thanks to all that helped
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWPE69M43
I received 4 replies and the last two replies answered my question. I was aware of the metal gasket and half-moon seal for the tensioner assembly being leak-prone. What I didn't know was if the o-ring for the solenoid on the tensioner was a separately sold p...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWPL71K69
Thanks for all the help guys. Turns out with huge help from Don, the car had two problems. The harness was a problem for the throttle issue and check engine light. Diesels do not need the adaptation carried out. This is new to me and I will definitly file that...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L body VIN: YV1SZ58D31
Customer is going to deal with the vibration. He had replaced the mounts with solid aftermarket ones.
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