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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L door latch VIN: WAUAA88GTA
The passenger door of this vehicle will not open. We have discovered the the rods and linkage that are supposed to be connected to the door latch assembly are disconnected. The cable that runs from the inner door handle to the latch is still attached. The inne...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5333X
What is BMW DTC 141 code is not in All DATA for this year. All codes have cleared but 141 and 164. Have not resealed intake manifold yet. Fuel trim numbers are good with a hot engine. Will check cold in AM. Adapted throttle actuator and code 134 is gone. H... Trouble codes: 164 (Ambient pressure sensor in DME), 141 (unknown), 026 (Adaption limit lean B1), 027 (Adaption limit lean B2), 210 (knock sensor 1), 134 (Learning function lower stop throttle actuator)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADP6348Y
Hello everyone. This BMW wagon came in with the radio inop. Found corroded pins in the harness connectors at the radio amp in the left rear luggage compt. Cleaned terminals and still not working. Got used amp and installed. Radio will now work but cuts out aft...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA30DOM
hello mercedes tech hope you cant help i have a 1991 mercedes 300 E 2.6 cis e and no start i check for spark and it was low so i replace dist + rotor and coil now I have good spark I put carb clende and start for 5 second and dies i replace over voltage relay ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L ABS module VIN: WDBRF61J21
This Benz came in with the ABS and Stability warning messages on. It also had a symptom of the trans being in a fail safe mode as it would only stay in 2nd gear. We could not access the ABS with our Scan tool (Carmen Scan lite with Euro. software) but were abl...
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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L temp and fuel VIN: WV2YB0253G
The temp guage will malfunction and led light will flash. Gas gauge will function, however, not properly. This will only occur when left set in sunshine and ambient temps are high. ( 90+F ). Cooler temps all gauges function fine. Do not see any problems wi...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L radio VIN: 3VWFL81H9T
Hello everyone, I have my brothers car that we had to change his factory radio to one from a wrecking yard. Unfortunatly it is now stuck in safe mode. I called the wrecker they gave me the VIN out of the car that the radio came from, [...], the ser...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSF71KX5
I replaced to Mass air flow senosr with a factory unit. I have smoke tested and propane tested for a vacuum leak to no avail. In park with the A?C off the idle will fluctuate between 700 and 1800. Also the code which is for intake system leak will set on two t... Trouble codes: P2279
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L radio VIN: WBAGK2325W
The problem with this car was the radio unit. The hard part was finding the actual radio. Both alldata and bmw show it in the left rear fender area with no picture. It was located behind the amplifier the a second trim panel needs to be removed. As usual it wa...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33411
Aftermarket cam sensor inop. Replaced with factory sensor. Trouble codes: 65 (Cam Sensor Inlet).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Service Reminde VIN: WBAVB17586
Thanks Patrick. It worked like a charm. The MAC Tools book showed a procedure but they had you turning the ignition on with the odometer switch depressed and then didn't talk about switching to the t/s staff to complete the reset. Here is what Patrick sent ...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53526
vehicle is finally fixed.after putting on new maf sensor car came back again in a week with same codes.looked at freeze frame and it happens when cold.fuel trims-25.so i smoke checked it cold and found intake boot leaking like crazy where it connects at thrott... Trouble codes: 2A2F (mixture control 2), 2D06 (air-mass system), 2A2E (mixture control).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L wipers VIN: 3NNJ2K3J26
sent back to dealer to take out of transport mode and all is well,thanks for the help.
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L monitors not ready VIN: WVWGC83A0T
Finally I got it fixed by replacing the air pump relay, air injection solenoid valve, and an OEM O2 sensor. The solenoid valve was leaking and caused the combi valve open, then it sucks in the air and fooled the O2 sensor. The monitors are a little harder to...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D2X
Thanks for the quick responses. I figured the fault was in the module and the customer was glad to hear that it "might" be warranty, it's over the 10 year limit by 2 months but the dealer said Volvo "may" help them. I guess it depends on what kind of mood they... Trouble codes: 9150/.
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