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1996 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A6S
hello again, we have a 96 s6 avant, 2.2 turbo here in the shop, and the brake pedal will pulsate when you press it, even when the car is stationary. we cannot feel or hear the abs pump run when this is happening, no fault codes are stored in the abs system. if...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L steering VIN: WAUDA34B7X
Hello audi techs! I have this audi here with a hard steer to the right. It will bind up only turning to the right. It will bind and the release and continue turning right like nornal. If you turn to the right in will bind then release, and if you continue tur...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABK532WS
Hello BMW Techs... we have got another challenge! This vehicle has an A/C leak and we have dye in the system with no evidence of the leak anywhere. This is the third time back to the shop and the system goes empty every two months. It just so happens this is m...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACCO325V
Car won't accelerate over 1500 RPM. Revs to 1500 rpm & then bounces up & down, like it's hitting a rev limiter. Check engine light on code PO335. Cleared code & vehichle ran better. On test drive as soon as it hit 3000 rpm, same problem started at 3000 rpm. Ch... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3348Y
Code 140 Map Cooling, Can't find info on this code. But the other cooling system components have been redone recently. Scan tool shows Coolant temp 100-108C, Rad out temp 50-70C This seems normal, computer is maxed out at 25% enrichment long term. TSB said it ... Trouble codes: 140 (Map Cooling)
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB33563
Hello fellow BMW techs: I have this 03 BMW X5 4.4 liter engine, was brought into our shop with an vibration at sharp right turns or heavy braking, test drove the vehicle, and discover that it seems to be the ABS system is kicking in too early, it feels like wh...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L transferbox/transmission VIN: SAJEA53C52
car will not move forward or back seems like it goes in gear but will not move.can not push vehicle,seems front wheels turn oneway,rear turn another,been rebuilt three times over three months has never left shop.Is problem in transmission or transfer box,i do ...
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2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Headlight VIN: 1UKDG34503
Customer brought vehicle with the complained that when he drove vehicle over a speed bump the Xenon head light shut off.He then switched to High beam to have driving lights.We checked the entire light switch to balast system and every thing is checking OK(Volt...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Misfire VIN: SAJWA0IU75
I donít usually dive into these cars, but this one belongs to a long tone good customer. The car runs and drives fine. It came in with p0300, p0301, p0303, p0305, p0307, and p1316. customer stated that car was missing. but now seems fine. Just wondering where ... Trouble codes: P301, P0303, P305, P0307, P300, P1316
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio/Nav VIN: SALPM16491
Hello all, We Have this Late 2000 Ranger Rover that has no sound, From Nav and Radio. It has the Premiun Sound system and Every thing powers up and function normal with the exception of no sound output. Whether it be from the nice gentleman giving you drivin...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L cam, lifter VIN: 2223A22836
Hi, We have a 2002 Range Rover Freelander in the shop with a tapping noise from the cam cover of the rear bank. Sounds like a lifter noise, but the vehicle has only 50K miles. Doesn't have sludge in the oil pan or low oil pressure as mentioned in IATN fix post...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No throttle VIN: JGAB54E8WA
As stated, the battery was replaced, and now the vehicle has no throttle actuation. I've checked fuses, power supplies, and grounds and all are good. Checked wiring and signals from throttle position sensor to ECM to throttle body and all are good. Checked bra...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBUF65J03
Hi Group, we got a Mercedes benz W211 E-320, VISIT WORKSHOP for BRAKE LINING, is on, I inspect the front and rear pads and sensors all OK, on MERCEDES models unlike BMW no need to reset, once you are done with new pads and sensors(original parts)the brake lini...
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1988 Other European MULSAINE .0L front brakes VIN: SCBZ502B8J
Hello fellow techs I am looking for a good aftermarket source for Royles royce/ Bentley. I have a couple of customers with them and the closest Bentley dealer is nowhere. I am curently in the most need for front brakes for an 88 mulsane (silver spirt). Any lea...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX5
Started with Champion plugs and still had miss and it is usually read 1-5 misses on at least 3 cylinders. It has not reset the check engine light yet but i have not ran it very long just enough to feel the miss and the shut it off to cold soak again. Tried the... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L sludge VIN: WVWTH63B11
VW techs. 01 Passat ATQ 2.8l Was chasing down a [...] (sec air poor flow) code and replacing all those braided vacuum hoses when one of the breather tubes snapped. Inside the tube/tubes I found a large build up of sludge. It continued into the valve cover p...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWND63B14
we verify cuts out, found no trouble codes, car cuts out very quick either at stop with foot on the brakes or driving at low or highway, never stalls, does it hot or cold, hooked up modis and found when it cuts out the timing will drop to - 2 btc test cam sign...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: UV1LS5677W
vehicle came in with a bank 1 running rich code after doing above work vehicle still rich.we have the ph2 drivecycle program which instantly tells air fuel status,pulling out my hair,is turbo boost adjustable ? no information available on rich conditions on tu... Trouble codes: P0174
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L hard start
Ok heres the story about this Volvo. When it is cold, it is hard to start, while turning over it just stops and keeps on turning over and once in a while it will back fire. But this will happen every third start or more. It will sometimes just fire right up bu...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Rear Top Lid VIN: WBABS534X1
Thank so much for the responses... this vehicle is fixed! We found that the drain tubes are hidden and you can't see them under the car or on top in the top compartment. The drain tubes start under the base plates for the top frame on both sides and it require...
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93424
Good Morning from California and Thanks all who replied on this post. The code was for a heater circuit in the electric heating element. Did not have any clues on testing, so ordered new unit form BMW, cost about $120.00 with shipping. Was warned by the BMW pa... Trouble codes: P0599 (manufacture specific).
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33565
A big thank you to Brent [...] on the fix for this BMW. The connector at the throttle was not plugged in all the way. Car has been gone for a couple of weeks and owner has reported no problems. Thanks to all who replied.
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1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L cylinder head
Dear friends: While following your recommendations for checking the camshafts, I found out that the valve adjusting shims got out of place preventing cylinders 1 through 4 from building up compression. This was caused while I was cleaning the cylinder head do...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJAC52563
eventualy managed to get some help from a dealer who advised me to change spark plugs( 2 hour job ) & if the didn,t cure it then there was also software update. Changed plugs, cleared codes all now ok . this car had only done 50,000 miles Plugs not due until ... Trouble codes: P0346.
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L timing chain VIN: WP0CA29952
Thanks for the response and the advice on how to do a water pump correctly. Mitchell On-Demand 5 actually called me back. It turns out that the info I needed is actually listed as a 2002 911. The Mitchell decription is by far the best compared to the procedure...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L floor wet VIN: WVWVE63B04
hello folks we did use a hose and two guys and yess water was leaking from windsheild resealed and now ok thank u for all input
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D92
Thanks you for replying to my post. Replies were Jorge from CA- fuel pressure, Vladimir from NY- spark plugs, Anders from CA fuel pressure/filter, Rodney from Tenn- remaining coils. Vladimir from NY hit the nail on the head- I replaced the sparkplugs with 'Vol...
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