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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUAT48H43
the convertable top wont open or close yellow light on dash flashes when the switch is used. we manually opend and closed top as per tsp still not working. the immobalizer and ipc modules have code 1336 serial data bus comfort operating with one wire. the roof...
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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hard start VIN: WBACB22090
93 320i with Siemens DME. Difficult to start and sounds like timing is incorrect. If it starts, idles and drives ok. Permanent fault code for cam sensor.Code 79 is stored immediately if memory cleared while engine is running. I have replaced both cam and crank... Trouble codes: 79 (Camshaft angle - Pulse generator)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L ac compressor VIN: WBAAM3330X
ac compressor will stop working when instrument cluster will show that a door is open when all doors are closed-a false reading. customer took car to dealer-was told cluster is bad. i sent cluster to BBA for a test/rebuild, no problems found. ac relay and fuse...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43451
I need to replace the crankcase vent valve and hoses under the intake manifold on this 2.5L and this being my first time doing this proceedure, do I need to pull the intake manifold to access this and the hoses? Mitchell provded sqwat...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L steering vibration when hot VIN: 5UXFB33523
Hello all, I have an X5 that develops a severe steering vibration that occurs first when hot at highway speeds just after braking, and after it first occurs it continues at lower speeds and not only while braking. The brakes are almost new. Checked the front b...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L seat VIN: SAJKX6245T
This jag drivers seat will not move in to the driving position when installing key to start, the steering wheel moves in to position. the seat and wheel will park for exit. live data shows front cusion open and all other functions ok. sense the front cusion do...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Reprogram ECU VIN: SAJDA24C8Y
This Jag came in as a no start, low compression problem due to over fueling when cold which we found out is a very common problem on this engine. Our local dealer has replaced the engine twice allready for the same problem under warranty. It is now out of warr...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV164YA
vehicle came in with eas fault on dash and the front of vehicle all the way down to the ground. after inspection i found holes in front airbags. my question is thought before i put 2k worth of airbags on the front how can i check the system to see if it is ope...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-3 Upshift and 2-1 downshift at stop VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Hello All, Car came in with no reverse and barely moving forward with rude noises from the trans. Fluid was black and thick. ETC was full of trans fluid. Replaced trans and ETC with matched used units. Car now basically drive OK, but shift quality is not th...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E31
I have an MB ML320 that we inherited from the local dealer, problem started out as reported by customer, as stumble and loss of power after about 2 min of driving when cold, check engine light flashes, feels like it goes into limp mode, if you keep driving in ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P2056 (Misfire 3), P2054 (p2053-), P2053 (P20D4- Sometimes), P20D4 (Sometimes)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Trunk & Top VIN: WDBSK75F74
Hello all, and thanks for reading this. We have a REAL problem with this SL500. The customer put the top down the other day, and noticed a bit of dampness in the trunk. Not too unusual for the Oregon Coast...Later, she wanted to put the top up, but got a messa...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Replacement VIN: WMWRC33453
I'm considering doing an engine replacement on this vehicle. I'd like to know how important it is to have the special tools listed in the instructions - I don't want to get halfway through removal only to find there's no way to substitute for or work around th...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33463
Hello fellow tech's. I have a this mini cooper with the P0442. I have tested the gas cap and it tests good.I smoke tested the system with sealing the canister vent and no leak. It looks to have a LDP on the canister in the right rear fender well. My genisys sc... Trouble codes: P0442
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWSE61J93
This Jetta came in with a very rough idle, feels like a balance issue not a misfire.no codes in computer.I have checked the timing belt and pulled the valve cover to check timing chain on the cams and everything is good,so I know the timing did not jump.the va...
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L cluster indicator VIN: YV1AS8809P
this volve with the key off out of the car the oil lite ,and the battery lite stays on i am trying to unplug the ingition with little sucess the book sya .6 but i been on it for the last 1.5 hr anyone had this problem am i even headed in the right direction? p...
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1986 BMW 735i 3.4L no forward VIN: WBAFH3400G
WELL HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THAT IN 23 YEARS OF WORKING ON CARS OF ALL TYPES. GUYS THANKS I STILL HAVE MOST OF MY HAIR LEFT. I REPLACED THE UNIT WITH ONE FROM A WRECKING YARD THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY REBUILT. BUT I TOOK THE OLD UNIT APART AND YALL WERE RIGHT . ...
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1997 BMW 328is 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABG2329V
Thanks for all your help , Replaced the wiper motor and works fine now , Thanks again
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2002 Jaguar XJ 4.0L trunk / boot VIN: SAJDA12C12
The problem was a broken wire for the trunk switch making intermittant contact. The break was near the hinge. The security module only allows one trunk opening per switch push. This problem made the security module think the trunk was opened more than once. T...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBED30E4N
Hi Everyone, Wow! You guys rock! There were so many replies that said the amplifier is the usual culprit that I had to extensively test my actuator, because the amp seemed to be working. Dallas helped me tremendously with his descriptive terminal number tests ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cooling VIN: WDBHA28EXP
hi fellows the actual fix came from reading all post on overheting for mercedez benz i read about thermostats having a dual function off blocking a passage for coolant to flow to radiator if its missing coolant will flow in the path off less resistance bypassi...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L fluid VIN: WDDNG86X67
THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE INFO IT WORKED OUT GREAT. WE FILLED IT FROM THE BOTTOM BUT ALSO MEASURED HOW MUCH WE DRAINED SO THAT WE KNEW HOW MUCH TO ADDED(ATLEAST CLOSE TO IT) RECHECKED WITH TEMP/LEVEL OK THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP...MARK
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L ignition key VIN: 3VWCD21C52
thanks to all who replied it seems i may have to send cust to dealer but i did get a very interesting response from Larry from Ohio talking about his Autologic, sounds very good to me and i will research that tool, but i am curious where the tool gets codes t...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L (n216) VIN: WVWTH63B73
Finally made our own wiring diagram, ohmed out (N216)from the TCM plug, loaded it with a 9v battery, everything looked OK so we bought a TCM from ourecms.com and life is good. The local guy nailed it. Thanks for responding.
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