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1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20v Avant 2.2L steering system VIN: WAUHE5444M
Car came in few months ago with noisey power steering pump. Replaced it, no problems. Came in a few weeks ago with main pressure line from pump to rack leaking bad, replaced that now there is a loud buzzing noise when accelerating and turning steering wheel. A...
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1989 BMW 735i 3.5L dead battery VIN: WBAGB4318K
Hi beemer guys. I did a parasitic draw test at battery with an ammeter, showing an amp draw of 480 ma. with key out, doors closed. Pulling fuse #30 under the back seat drops my draw to a normal 30 miliamps. Open circuit knocks out pdl's & pw's. The rear box un...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L window motor VIN: WBAGJ8327V
replace left rear window motor/regulator assy. window works fine from window switches, automatic down feature works fine from both window switches, however the automatic up feature does not work from either the master switch from drivers door or window switch ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6320V
Customer brought me this car with check engine light on. Code 212 vanos jamming. Another shop had installed new vanos unit. I found cam timing out of specs. I have redone my cam timing procedure 3 times. Code 212 reappears after 2 drive cycles. This is a singl...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor climate control VIN: WBADM6345Y
I do not have A/C compressor operation. I recovered and recharged and it was full. I found no power to compressor. I scanned the vehicle and was able to command the compressor on through the DME. Also have 2 codes in DME, 125 electric fan, and 75 A/C compresso...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L blower motor VIN: 4USCN33462
Does the Z3 not have a final stage blower module like the other BMW's??? Dont have alot of info in Aldata for this model. Blower motor inop and was intermintant inop previously untill now totally inop. Acts just like the final stage modules on the 3 series. De...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53543
Radio will not turn off with key. radio will turn off after about 15 min. (1min. before car goes to sleep). We have a nearly if not identical car here that works fine to swap parts with. We have switched radios, multi function displays, general modules, lighti...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L wipers VIN: 3NNJ2K3J26
i have this beamer that the wipers dont work.i can activate the wipers with my launch and the motor works.i replaced the footwell module due to a power window problem,and i had to send that to the dealer for coding.now wipers dont work,dont know if they worked...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA01D91
i replaced vaporator core--dash was taken out --did not have problem with core replacement. put dash and rest back together. now cranks but no start no response at gas guage--no data from ecm scan check the power windows are inop and no sunroof operation the h...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L battery VIN: SALPV1448W
i have a 580 ma battery drain comming from the body computer.when i remove the 3 60amp fuses in the engine fuse box the drain drops to 80 ma.if i remove all the fuses in the body fuse box it is 300 ma.put in a new bcm and had the dealer code it but still has t...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L abs VIN: SALTW16453
trying to receive codes from abs.found a tsb that says i can jump the diagnostic connectors pin 5 and 15 for flash codes but there is no wire in 15 .is there a correct pin or can this not be done
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBDA24D8F
I need some help from you benz techs. This car came to us from another garage for the AC compressor inop. They replaced the relay/ ac control unit and the ac compressor along with the push button controler in dash. I have confirmed power on fuses and i have re...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L fuel tank VIN: WDBRF61J11
Hi, all you techs.the vehicle has hard time to be refueld ,it will pup the fuel filler nuzzle meany times.customes states that some gas stations are better than others.I have seen this problem on other vehicles & fixed becouse the hoses were bad or blokadge.Th...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L left headlight VIN: WDBTJ75J45
I have a low beam malfunction on driver side,I tried to switch side the bulb from one side to the other and it worked.Alldata dont supply enough information regarding wiring diagram.By the way this vehicle has xenon headlight,I appreciate any help.
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRE33403
This mini cooper came in with a hard shifting especially going into reverse. the first thing I noticed was the rubber mat was hung up under the clutch pedal. moving the mat back seemed to improve the clutch action somewhat but it still feels hard to shift into...
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1998 Peugeot 306 CABRIOLE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: VF37DRFVP3
DEAR PEUGEOT TECH'S, MY MECHANIC DISASSEMBLED THE TIMING BELT ON THIS XU10J4R ENGINE WITHOUT CHECKING THAT ALL THE PINS & HOLES LINED UP, NOW WE CAN NOT SET THIS TIMING BELT UP AS THE VALVES ARE HITTING THE PISTONS BEFORE THE PIN HOLES LINE UP. MY QUESTION IS ...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L Teach-in clutch valve characteristic values VIN: WBSNB93506
Hello Technicians, After spending a lot of extra time trying to teach in the clutch position, I decided to check the clutch installation to make sure the pivot pin or equalizer bar for the throw out bearing was in fact installed correctly. With transmission re...
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1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L wiring VIN: ZFAA500B7B
the fiat is finally fixed. Thanks goes out to Ralph, Thomas and Steven. This vehicle is a back burner. I'm sorryabout the time it's taken to close this. It turns out we had a bad a/c relay and one of the blower motor wires was disconnected from the blower swit...
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L tilt steering VIN: SALSH23428
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. I did not fix this one. The customer needed it back and doesn't mind the steering wheel position where it is for now. The 3 responses I got advised that it would be hard to figure out what was wrong without a Ro...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
no real solution was ever determined on this veh. a slight vacum leak was found at the egr pipe to valve union. tightening and eleminating it showed no change. suspect fuel rail issues as the veh had fuel added and misfire totally disapeared after a short driv... Trouble codes: P0150, P0153, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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2002 Bentley Arnage RL 6.7L rear Crank Seal VIN: SCBLC31E42
Hi folks...the Red Label is under way and running well. The only reply I got was not unexpected. Thank you Ted. Your tip about Albers Bentley of Zionsville proved very helpful. Chris in the Parts Dept' sent me 24 pages from the Bentley Factory Ser...
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2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Reminder light VIN: WMEEJ31X59
Every reply I got was right, turn the key on...push the left reset button twice. Once the wrench flashes turn the key off. Hold down reset button and turn key on. One note that was left out that I would add is when you first turn the key on, you need to hit ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Electronic VIN: YS3FD49Y54
Thanks for the help. You got me pointed in the right direction. I found even with ac relay jumped the right side cooling fan motor did not come on. I found that if i unplug and plug back in the fan relay asy the ac would come on for a momement. So I unplug the...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRF81H6V
below is a list of the responses received--additionally we have sent out the ecm to have it ckd due to the electrical failure and the inability to get a good throttle response. 1. egr flap is stuck shut due to carbon build up on the intake--on the 97 AHU moto...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, poor acceleration VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
I would like to thank all that replyed, the fix was the mass air flow sensor. Here was the tricky part, when i unplugged the mass air flow and nothing would change, we have done this on the TDI units and feel the change, but this one just would not. We are s...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L starting system VIN: YV1TS97D4X
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT REPLIED, FOUND THAT AFTER HOURS OF TESTING AND HEADACHES TO GUESS, REPLACED IMMOBILIZER AND REPROGRAMMED SECURITY SYSTEM, CAR STARTED RIGHT UP AFTER TWO WEEKS OF THE IMMOBILIZER BEEN REPLACED EVERYTHING IS DOING OK.
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