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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Draw
Customer complained of battery not holding charge. Tested and replaced shorted battery. Two week later comes and said had to jump start car after sitting for 5 days. Charging is good. Found a wierd draw. Has a 49 milliamp draw that every 30 seconds spikes to 2...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L wipers VIN: WAULC68E02
replaced wiper motor with new audi part, turned wiper motor on and off before attaching pivot to find park. put pivot in park position and all was well. car returned next day with wipers parking 12 inches up windshiel. reset pivot again and all was well. check...
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5310P
got this 93 bimmer that's a little difficult. car came in with code 13 02 sensor, cleared code, checked sensor with scan tool to see how lively it is, voltage ranges from .2 to .8 easily, will stabilize at .5 on idle after a little while. we checked for air le... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor), 201 (o2 sensor control)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L door locks VIN: WDALD4325W
scanned for coded with x431 and got codes listed above checked all fuses related to locks all good. only door that locks is right rear door when use key in lock in front
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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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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAAR3344Y
BMW 3 Series Wagon sucks right side of tank dry after running for an hour or so if the tank is 1/4 tank or below. Fuel pump previously replaced for a no-start condition. Left side sender unit replaced previously because resistance readings on level sender we...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBADN6341Y
Hey guys, ineed some help in a bad way.Ive got a 2000 540i with a MIl on and i cant communicate with any computer in the car from either diagnostic connector.Ive checked all the fuses and all is well there.I have power at terminals 7 and 16 at the OBD II conne...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel filler VIN: WBAEU33443
Thanks in advance for your help. This car will not fill with gas without clicking off 5 tenths of a gallon at a time. Must be a venting problem. I dropped the tank and could not find any kinked hoses. Help.
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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B7C
Hello everyone. I had to pull the books out on this one. So far I have found no fuel pressure. So I went to the fuel pump and I know that the pump has to have voltage while cranking and it does, but when you release the key to let the engine run it dies and vo...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Telescope steering VIN: SAJKN6048X
During inspection, when the steering column attempts to telescope in and out, all you get is a noise of something striped. I have no information on this vehicle, all information is thanked.
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALPV1440W
Several weeks ago I worked on this vehicle. It was stuck in High lock position.I connected my laptop with EAS clearing software and unlocked the EAS. All was good until now. The EAS in now in the down position with the tail gate sensor light on. The indicator ...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPM16472
The dealer told the customer after testing that the head gaskets were bad. We did the gaskets. We also resurfaced heads and checked for cracks. The engine still overheats. Is it possible that the liners moved even though the block looked perfectly smooth? What...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L sidebag sensor driver VIN: WDBFA67F2W
This MB came in with SRS light on. Scanned for codes and found code 20-sidebag sensor driver/left side airbag sensor defective. According to Shopkey the sensor needs to be replaced. Checked ground-brown wire and power-blk/yel to the sensor. Ground is good and ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C46
Hi People of the Wrench, I have a VW here that displays signs of an intake leak. On the road you would never know there is anything wrong outside of an occaisional stutter at idle. Acceleration is crisp, smooth and doesn't display any evidence of a boost leak... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YV1MS38246
This car was bought by car lot out of state. He went and picked up car and drove several hundred miles back to Louisville. Car ran fine. He drained oil and refilled and then car would not start. Had towed to shop. It had several codes as related above. Car wil... Trouble codes: BCM01, ECM9A, ECM31
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Well its been two weeks now an the car is still out with no check engine light on.I drove the hell out of this thing (40 + miles) and Long trim fuel trim came down to around 18.5 STFT 1.5 at idle.I then decided to to give a fuel filter a shot even thought pre... Trouble codes: 173 (lean bank 1), 170 (lean bank 2).
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1978 Other European Corniche 4.7L Bleeding VIN: JK1Q23I678
Thanks for all the valuable replies guys. Sorry I listed the engine size incorrectly, it is 6.75 liters (I think) You wouldn't ever suspect it from the lack of power this tank has. First point to stress is that only RR363 brake fluid should be used or much d...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L door lock remote VIN: YS3DD58B3T
OUR REPLIES MENTIONED REPLACING THE BATTERIES IN THE REMOTES. THAT DID NOTHING. MY OTHER REPLY MENTIONED REPLACING THE BATTERY IN THE THEFT MODULE UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT. WELL THIS LITHIUM BATTTERY IS SO SMALL WE CANT REPLACE IT HERE. IT IS SOLDERED IN TO THE ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L starting VIN: J02W463173
Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I went back and double checked the timing marks. Cam and crank were right on but the injection pump was a tooth off, so when I would set the start of injection with the scanner (Launch x431) I could not get enough out of it...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPE63B74
Kind of seems like it's a partially stuck wastegate or actuator. We actually had one this week that was like that due to rust in the vacuum nipple. I'll repost if we do any more to it. Thanks for reading. Trouble codes: P0299 (Control limit not reached).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all replies. I took a chance on the temp. sensor and paid-off after replacing it twice.(both parts from dealer---first one was defective) I kept the car for a few days to make sure no more problems and so far so good. Thank you all, again. Trouble codes: P2181.
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8847L
Thanks to all of you. You guys are great. I want to send a special thanks to Peter for allowing me to call him. I ended up fixing this car with a MAF. Still a mystery to me why it decided to fail on me while it was being worked on. After many hours of testing ...
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