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2003 Audi A4 1.8L trans inop VIN: WAUAC48H33
Hi guys, on this A4 the trans won't engage on any gear. There's no leaks and the fluid level is ok. Tried rev it up but won't move. This car has only 30k miles on it so it's hard to believe it's a mechanical problem. scanned the trans: no codes. the engine ec...
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1986 BMW L7 3.4L speedometer VIN: WBAFG2411G
Hi Everyone I took on this BMW thinking it wouldn't be that difficult to fix but it is giving me lots of grief. Customer stated that car sits a lot, The speedometer just quit working. I checked the sensor in the rear end and it is working ok. I removed the i...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS light VIN: WBAAA2315M
I am desperately seeking the location of the SRS control unit in this vehicle, Mitchell tells me itís behind the glove box but nothing there except DME and the cruise control amp. Any help guys? Thanks.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Interior VIN: SAJDA0TD5Y
Hey Guy, This car has a 700 milliamp drain after 40 minutes The 4 switched power relays are staying active in the trunk. I see the that the rear elec. module and general module activate these. I have pulled all fuses to no avail. Anyone been ther done that, Th...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBGB34E6P
Whats so odd about this car.When cold car starts and runs fine,then while on test drive car warms up and starts missing and looses power.Has a dead miss on cly.2 and cyl.4 . Compression checks out within spec.,moved injectors to diffrent cylinders to see if mi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L blower motor o2sensor and floorboard VIN: WDBHA28E3V
hi there to all mb techs. i hope you can help me as i am not familiar with the internals of these hvac systems and do not want to be if it is not necessary. car is back with leak. when i pull off the cover to the blower motor water pours out on the floorboard....
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L constant heat VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
This vehicle came in with a ratcheting noise in dash which we determined to be caused by the blend door actuator. we then changed this actuator. Since doing so we now have heat all the time. We checked actual blend door and it appears to travel fine. I was tol...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBUF70J74
This vehicle came to our shop immediately after customer purchased it from a bank repo. We have been attempting to find the source of a "whirling" noise associated w/ a significant vibration. Appears to get worse after driving awhile. We removed the drive belt...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L slave cyl. VIN: WMWRC334X3
we have this mini cooper 1600 model in with a bad slave cylinder, and it appears the throw out arm has repositioned it self as if maybe the pressure plate has broken. we would like to know the easiest way to remove the transmission. ie. does it come out by its...
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1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWRA21G6M
hi vw techs, no spark, but there is pulse at injector is there an other ground for pcm beside the one at valve cover? or howmany power at pcm?
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: WVWVK63B42
This passat has a fuel level gauge stuck in the empty position at all times. Originaly found one level sender open and controller sitting in water. Replaced all senders and fuel pump control module. Fuel gauge still stuck in same exact place, empty. All fuses ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D21
Thanks for the overwhelming response, car is down the road. Screen was indeed plugged with what looked like crystalized carbon. We opted [...] put in the new pump and pressure is 75 lbs. at 2000 rpm's hot and about 30 at idle. Cam's, rod's and mains all looked an...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: WBABS33471
Thanks for the replies guys. While having a discussion with the customer, he mentioned that the problem started after an alternator replacement. Hmmmm...the charging light was also inop. The alt was an AC Delco rebuilt. I checked the charging light circuit and...
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WBABS53483
Sorry for the delayed close, but I can't technically call this car fixed because it's never actually exhibited a problem while in my hands, though we've had the customer driving it for the past couple weeks and haven't heard any complaints. Before I posted th...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L can bus VIN: SALME11443
Hi Group, Thank you very much for your assist.Unfortunately for me,the no comm problem was in my Autologic unit. Special thanks to Mark [...] who suggested that I try a BMW scanner using the software for a BMW X5 or X53.Fortunately my brother has the V...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L electrical auxillary fans VIN: WDB1290661
reset the ac module by getting codes and filling ac after repairs replacing condensor and fan started working again
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J75
MOST EVERYONE SAID THER WAS A RECALL FROM THE DEALER TO FIX THIS FOR FREE, BUT WE WENT AND FIXED IT OURSELFS. THE BLACK BOX COMES OUT FROM THE REAR AFTER YOU REMOVE THE PIPING AND STUFF LOCATED BETWEEN THE BOX AND THE FIRWALL. BELOW THE BOX ARE 2 HOSES THAT C... Trouble codes: P2029 (running lean).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Powertrain CAN VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
Another car that I can't comfortably call "fixed", but it's now gone over 300 miles without any MILs or codes returning. The owner has a family friend with a VW shop elsewhere who has offered to tackle this problem for free, and more power to him. I'll be sha...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2550Y
Thanks for all the help with this one. I would especally like to thank Robert at [...] for his advice. The main problem with this car was to understand what was not working. I have had luck a couple of times with V-S70's just replacing the cam... Trouble codes: ECM60, ECM61.
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