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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUD28DXXA
Customer complained of intermittent no start because of dead battery. He said sometimes you will hear a noise like a vacuum cleaner under the hood along with a puff of smoke. When he dropped it off we did hear the noise but didn't see any smoke. The noise is t...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L take off VIN: WAUED24BXY
this is kinda kicking my rear end, this was a used car it was sold then left out shop, later like 4 days to return with shifter display on dash all lit up in limp home mode, starts out in 2nd gear. Now I don't have access to a Vag-Com but we did take it to ano...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs light VIN: WBAGH83411
We have an srs light we cant turn off, The problem started when the cust, stated the light wasnt on until he left the car set for several months.We found the postive side of the battery had came apart and caused the terminal to go bad, as well as the battery. ...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L module VIN: WBADT63471
We had a code # 51 with a clone gt1 that carried a description of brake lamp or pressure switch, we replaced brake lamp switch, came back a week or so later with the brake feel like they apply, we check for code and got 51 again- we then checked with a modis a...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L timing cover VIN: WBAGN63483
hello all, i have an e65 with the infamous coolant leak from the timing cover. i have seen this job done with the engine out but i am going to attempt it in the car by way of removing the oil pan and jacking the engine up. my question is, if i do it this way, ...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE53567
Greetings, customer complained of overheating.Cooling system is full, no leaks. Voltage at electric waterpump is 12v.The waterpump seams to slow down almost to a stop and then run full speed again. Are these pumps variable speed or is this pump failing.Thanks
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Ride comfort VIN: SAJHX1040X
The customer has brought the car back after the last visit with the same complaint, that the ride seems rougher to her than it once was when passing over rough surfaces. I set her tire pressure and drove the car last time it came in and looked into costs for s...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L radio VIN: SAJDA01C91
this car is spooky. lock the door and the radio turns on. unlock the doors the radio turns off. lock the doors and the radio turns on. you can reach through the window and turn the radio off. the the draw goes from 3.454amp to 1.25amp. i am thinking something ...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, no power VIN: WDB1070441
This vehicle seems to run ok cold, but when it gets two or three miles on it starts to loose power. It feels like its starving for fuel. It wont go over 10 miles per hour I do not have any technical information for vehicles older then 1983. I was wondering if ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L loses power VIN: WDBCA45D1J
I have learned never to think that I have seen or understand every possible problem on these cars! Thank you in advance for any insight. Problem: The customer complaint is that the engine will lose power after approximately one mile of driving on only the firs...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L inst. cluster, sunroof VIN: WPOAA0945G
This car came in with an intermittent total failure of the instrument cluster. What's unusual about it is the customer's observation that, when the cluster is in failure mode, the sunroof will not open fully. The sunroof will open to the position required for ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L dead battery VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
hello everyone, got a saab that battery drains down, fuse 8 driver fusebox pulls 2.6ma fuse 8 powers(telephone conn - not used here),SID,half of interior lights,and SPA(one diagram says Secondary Air Pump, another says Auxillary Coolant circulation pump) eithe...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Radiator VIN: YS3EF48Z1Y
This vehicle came in about the first week of Dec. with a leaking radiator. With the mileage we took it as a normal radiator failure. We installed a new Nissens and sent it on its way with no apparent problems. The vehicle came back the middle of Feb with the n...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M61
I've been concentrating on the P0411 code. It shows up first, quickly followed by the P1557 code. I checked for TSB's and read the archives. The relay, fuse and changeover valve are good. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and found none. I relaced the vacuum hos... Trouble codes: P0411 (16795 Secondary air injection incorrect flow detected), P1557 (17965 Turbo overboost condition control limit exceeded), P1297 (17705 Connection charger to throttle valve pressure dropped sporadic)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Glass VIN: WVWRH63B53
We have this Passat that the the pin fell out of the glass causing the regulator to be separtate from the glass . We got the new part but I cant see how you could possibly get this thing back together whats the trick? I dont see how you can get your hand in th...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGD0443M
going over all the info provided the rpm sensor and the crank sensor tested fine noticed with the coil wire off the distributor cap and cranking have a single spark which lead me to the hall effect tested failed replaced fired up
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGH83481
Well thanks for the replies. After a little prodding the customer finally came clean. This has been an ongoing issue for years. I just recently worsened. The hard steering has been coming and going for some time. They stated the in the past if you cycle the ig...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L a/c control VIN: WBAGN63414
Replaced the A/c Control Head (IHKA) and the system is working fine. The past three afternoons the temps have been in the low 80's and the A/C request on 68. All functions normally. I had the BMW dealer install the part and re-code the car (1400.00 ouch!) beca...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52H56
I found the harness to the ambient air temp sensor on the right side coiled along with the right fog lamp harness. It looks like the vehicle had a tire blowout and damaged the wiring harness, resulting in a short on the fog lamp circuit and melted the four wi... Trouble codes: P2069 (Ambient temperature sensor open).
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7V
So I replaced the crank sensor just because. Clamped off the purge hose. No difference. Last week I soldered the j37 power supply junction for the IAC. Still stalled. Of course once a day when the customer is driving it. I'm going to install a test light in th... Trouble codes: P0507.
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