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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L heater core VIN: WAURD68D01
after installation of timing belt, water pump, front engine seals, and drive belt. no hot air coming out of vents. checked for possible air pockets, conducted bleeding procedure, everything at that time looks good. still no hot air coming out of vents. found m...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L battery VIN: WBACD3329V
we are having trouble tracking down this draw problem on bimmer. we have let comfort module time out, removed fuses, relays one by one, draw still present. we have unplugged each control module one by one, draw still present. we have checked all door switches,...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
I have this BMW 740iL with 2 secondary air injection codes for the check engine light. P1423 and a P1421. I have had plenty of these on series 3 BMW's but never a 7 series. There is nothing in Mitchell for them and no air pump that I can see under the hood. An...
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2004 BMW 120i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBAUF52030
Hello gentlemen, This car belongs to an old customer, anyway the story is a couple of mornings ago he was asked for a jump start by a friend whose car was dead flat, so he put the leads on in the correct way started the BMW up he says the guy started his car i... Trouble codes: P0339, P100F, P1057, P1062
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine ticking/clacking VIN: SALTY15442
Customer was hearing a knocking or ticking noise (rythmic) from engine area after extended driving - noticed especially after freeway driving. He brought it to a nearby dealer and they stated that it was in the lower end of the engine. They removed the oil pan...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1070421
I have this euro 280sl that I need a diagram for the lambda system. It is a add on system this car was not made for the us market. tha trouble I am having is it runs great cold but over fuels when hot. Black smoke under load.It has had a new warm-up regulator ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine VIN: WDBGA51E1N
hELLO MERCEDES TECHS ! This 500 sel has a oil leak from the driver's side cylinder head front. There two plugs that look like check valve to me. They both have threads in them but looking inside with a mirror it looks like a check valve. The one on the left ha...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L auto temp control VIN: WBDJF25FXW
Good morning, This car came in with a complaint of the temp switching fron hot (70 degree) setting in auto mode to eventually cold A/C air coming out the vents. I have scanned the A/C module and found a B1227 code as noted. The code has been cleared, A/C ser...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Their is no driveabilty problem with this suv. If I clear the codes they will stay gone for about 1 week and then come back.They always return together.The long term trims are at +30. Watching the o2's they appear to be working fine. No fuel milage complaint e... Trouble codes: P0170, P00, 173 (bank 2 fuel trim at limit)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Differential VIN: WDBKK65FX1
we have a 2002 SLK230 that is leaking differential fluid from the input seal. how difficult is it to replace the seal. we assume we need to R&R diffential. are there any special tools? any tricks, or is this straight forward? thanks, jeff
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L reset VIN: WDBWK54F17
Can not reset the service C reminder on the cluster. I have tried All Data procedure, Lauch, Modis, but nothing works. Thank you in advance.
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L master cylinder VIN: WVWMA63BXW
Car came in with spongy brakes. customer said brakes were spongy so he replaced ft and rr pads and rotors. We bled the brakes and didn't get any air so we replaced the master cylinder and power bled the brakes didn't help. we put a used ABS module assembly on ...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L battery VIN: 3VWDD21C3Y
Hey everyone, Ive got this 2000 newbeetle with the 1.8 gas engine. The customer has complained of the vehicle being dead intermittently. He has had it to several shops and knowone has had any success. The vehicle is driven frequently but is intermittently dead...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift, etc. VIN: 3VWCK21Y43
I found multiple fault stored at TCM.17115/P0731 gear 1 incorrect ratio mechanical. fault,17116/P0732/17117/P0733/17118/P0734,gear 2/3/4. 17224/P0840=trans.fluid pressure sensor/switch A-mechanical PCM engine fault permanent DTC 18060/P1652=read fault at gear ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRF71K65
P0507 idle has exceeded desired limit. Mil comes and goes, as does complaint. Came in last Nov. for this problem. found vacuum leak and repaired, reset idle adapt. cleared codes, took for long drive, came back. Called VW friend of mine , said to look at thrott... Trouble codes: P0507 (engine idle has exceded limit intermittant)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L power steering VIN: WAULC68EX2
Thanks, guys for your quick and helpfull replies. I replaced the pump with a ZF reman., replaced the low pressure hose from reservoir to pump, and the check valve bolt at the high pressure line to rack. Bled out the system per audi procedure and it's smooth ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGH83431
Thanks for the help. When I first checked for the drain, nothing made sence, all the tests were wierd and nothing would get rid of the drain. The first thing I tested was unplugging the cell phone that came with the car and it made very little difference. I re...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33482
Thanks, this one is fixed...scoped signal to fan sensor wire...none... replaced/programed dme and now has signal and still no fan...replaced fan with module and shes done. Note on manual trans. only one fan at radiator...not aux or fan clutch...when veh was in...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Customer has gone on extended vaction so no chance to work on vehicle, by the sounds of things its the mass air flow sensor, even heard from somebody in person to change this first, when I get vehicle back I'll smoke test intake system for leaks , and change s... Trouble codes: P0173.
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL76L1N
Thanks to everyone, the connector was under the rear seat on the right rocker panel. It had a black plastic cover, hard to see and was full of water!!! We had repaired a leak back there previously. Dried it out and pulled codes: turned out the air flow meter w...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Glass VIN: WVWRH63B53
Thanks to all who offered advise ,just slam it down firmly and it pops right together my guess is the window was frozen and someone tried to force it down. I knew someone would haqve been through this already! Thanks again
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 3VWST71K95
I finally had the car act up on me as I left our drive. I pushed down on the accelerator and there was very little response for and instant then I heard what sounded like spark knock about 6 times then it took off and the black smoke just rolled out the exh... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR control circuit malfuction).
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1995 Volvo 850 2.3L not sure,hence the help request
We got this car fixed after much work. Did a 4WBC found some sized pins. Free'd em' up and bled the system as a "flush". That's when things got interesting. Found the pedal would come back, but the master cylinder piston would not. Pull3ed the master and fou...
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