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1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L electric windows VIN: WAUDJ54A7N
customer complant no crank just klicks .Found very low battery.Charged and started. As we did a start charge test the windows all went up about 3in. at a time till all the way up and the window control unit was buzzing on and off causing big time draw.If I pul...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUKF78E06
the car came to me with a complaint of misfire. the car hade misfire code for #2 cyl. replaced aftermarket plugs with oe and replaced all four coils. that took care of the miss. tires were cupping badly and right rear wheel bearing was noisy so they were repla...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Assisted stability control VIN: WBAGJ8322V
We have recently replaed the front timing cover gasket, along with that the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover gaskets. Since the repair the ASC light has come on. We are aware that the harness does run through that area and we have not seen any pinched o...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E3N
Hey MB gurus i need some help on 1992 500sel.The car is going into limp home mode and when i scan it i get code number 10 for the throttle body and code 22 for a 02 sensor.Im suspecting the throttle body is bad but i am also concerned with the wiring harness a... Trouble codes: 10 (22 -), 22
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J0Y
customer come in with check light on P0400. The customer would come back week or later after we replaced parts with same code. We replaced egr valve,egr pipe,solenoid,evap canister and purge valve. Any ideas on a fix??? Trouble codes: P0400
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG84J53
This vehicle towed-in by customer for no start. The initial complaint was that A/C control panel's not working properly and dead battery after seating for a week or two. Recharged battery but no start with engine cranks o.k. Found list of faults on various con... Trouble codes: P1999 (Fuel tank level sensor), P2310, C1200, C1011 (Voltage supply for ASR/ETS/ESP hydraulic unitA7/3 short/open circuit), C1035 (Fault in CAN communication with N80 Jacket tube module), P1925 (Drive authorization has been refused by control module N15/5 electronic selector lever module)
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Aborts Emission Test VIN: YS3ED48E6X
Customer brought vehicle to us stating that it failed the local emmision test but did not say why it failed. We took it down to the station that we use to attempt a test and found that the test equipment would not hold the RPM signal and the test would abort f...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L starter VIN: YS3FH46Y84
I hope someone can help me on this one. I have a customer, She changed her battery because it was cranking slow, then started clicking. After changing the battery the car won't crank. She's a fairly smart young lady and is sure she didn't cross the terminals o...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBP21J01
Hello all; My first help request is: This VW has been to at least 5 shops, including 2 dealers with no diagnosis. I must tell you I do not have the vehicle here at this time, but will soon. All 4 glow plugs are verified to work, no problem starting, code P0380... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater ckt. malf.)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUPL68E05
Well this one is fixed. After pulling motor and disassembling everything. (Yes, everything.) You only have to pull 1 of the 4 timing chains on the back of the motor. There are at least 25 seals on the lower half or this engine. My problem turned out to be a...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDT74F65
Well this one never showed a distinct problem to persue. The fuel pressure is on the low side. I replaced the fuel filter and flow and pressure got a little better and so did the starting. But it still has random starting issues. It will always start it is...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
This car was a bit of a stumper. I recieved 4 replies and considered the information in each one. I had previously made sure that the battery cables were secure, including the one on the troublesome engine bay stud. James from Georgia contacted me with a t... Trouble codes: P1260 (Security Input Malfunction from ECU), U2500 (CAN bus error from ABS controller), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing from Trans controller).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBLJ65G71
First I want to thank all that replied.Your tips were helpful.The problem turned out to be the starter.When I first got to Fla. the car started fine about 50 times.I had brought my car to a local shop to have a bent wheel taken care of and at the time everythi...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering angle sensor VIN: WMWRC334X3
Thank you for the help. From the replies yes this can be relearned by BMW. (if they want to) Our local dealer did not want to. With correct software Autologic, Baum, Launch or J2534 tools can do this. In this case the customer was going to be very close to ...
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29815
Hi. This Boxster is not yet fixed, but will be soon. The camshaft has worn thru an intake lifter on cylinder #3. There is no slugde or other issues in this engine. The other lifters look good as do the other cam lobes. It is VERY clean inside. The compression ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L no blower VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
Ok Techs first let me start off by saying Thank You to all of those who offered their time on this bug. Especially Don [...]...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine running hot VIN: WVWMD63B8X
i would like to thank everyone who responded to this help request.it turned out that my problem was the thermostat.it did not act like a typical thermostat problem.but i took this thing apart and boiled the thermostat on the stove and it did not open.again tha...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L odometer not working VIN: YV1LS548V1
Special thanks to Michael and Richard of NY and James of Texas, all 3 hit the nail on the head. Evidently volvo takes such a long time to set the readiness monitors for state inspection that they are on a special list by the epa that exempts them from having t...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 4th and 5th gears VIN: YV1SZ58D61
Hi everyone, Sorry for the late closing of this post. We are still working on this car. We have two of them at the moment with similar problems, though the other one is a little worse. We are working with a place that we send these valve bodies to be repaired...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Booster VIN: YV1SW61R72
Thank you , many took time to respond , the answer is clear.Replace the booster as an assembly.The ringing noise was not always present , you might drive the car for 20 or 30 minuites with no problem.When it started it might be when depressing or releasing the...
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