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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L brakes VIN: WA1YD54B23
cust. was driving car and both left side brakes locked up and cust had to disconnect battery for 30 mins and then could drive for 30 mins and had to do battery disconnect again and then drove for 60 miles and now it is here at shop. we check for codes in abs s...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBABK5325S
Hi I hope to find an reasonable answer. Last summer I replace the head becuase it was cracked from over heating besause of an bad water pump. The customer then stored the car last winter with no problem. Know this year he has come back with the problum of the...
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2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L all gears VIN: WBSCK9345Y
Hello BMW Techs: We have a situation with a manual transmission when it gets hot outside like in the high 90's. The trans gets very hard to get into gear...in all gears. The visual inspection was done, the fluid was checked and everything looks fine.We haven't...
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs lamp on VIN: WBAGJO3421
no infomation in bentley publishers on abs codes. need infomation on diagnoses and repair. thank you
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L left rear shade piller mouldidg VIN: WBAFA53581
can anyone tell us how to remove the left rear shade piller moulding without breaking it ?
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53481
Hello BMW Techs,I need help with this one.This car had service engine soon light on with code P0505 idle control malfunction,we replace crank case vent valve,air pipes related,MAF,IAC valve and intake manifold gasket and this code still coming.The idle is norm... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control malfunction)
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2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L wipers VIN: 4USBT33483
wipers will only run on slow speed and will not shut off when switched off. they run for a time then just stop anywhere in the sweep. checked switch operation found not switching to correct pins of the general module in positons 1 & 2 position 1 will go to pin...
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2007 BMW M6 5.0L multiple VIN: WBSEK93537
replaced bad CAS module and did the dme/cas sync. and all was good. but had a message on the cid of acsm fault. used DIS to diagnose the problem and found the acsm bad. replaced the module and went to program it in to the system and then the smg and the DSC we...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L steering VIN: SALJY1281T
Hey Guys, We got a Land Rover Discovery when driving on the highway @ aprox 58-60 MPH when you hit a bump in the road it starts shaking real bad, We check the tie rods & suspension and replace the link from the pitman arm to the right wheel, we cannot feel an...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L transfer case shift VIN: SALJY124XW
Consul removed and linkage accessible. Transfer case will not shift out of present poistion (like 2 wheel high range). Have new factory shop manual which is of no help with this problem. I need help. Please.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Security Lock-Out VIN: SALME11473
Thanks in Advance for the assistance... This is a first time customer. Customer Stated: Vehicle was stolen and recovered about 6 months ago. After recovered the vehicle would start but the key fob did not work (would not lock or unlock doors but would manually...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E7S
Customer tells me the car is driving fine, had a recent repair for a rough run, has been running fine since repairs. I have scanned for codes with two different scanners, both show no codes in history or currently. Clearing memory doesn't seem to affect lamp a...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, shuts off #2 % #6 VIN: WDBKK47F2W
over 2400RPM accumulates enough misfire faults to turn off cyls 2&6 will idle fine, unable to drive car long enough to perform sensor adaptation. came to us from another shop, they put coils, wires, plugs and a CKP on it to no avail. Vacuum is aprox 15-17 in.h... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl2 misfire), P0306 (cyl6 misfire)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L top VIN: WDBFA68F4Y
We have this benz in and the main pistons for the top were leaking. We replaced the pistons and now the top won't operate. First, how do you open it manually?(owners manual missing)the top can be pulled up and then the button will allow it to lock into place, ...
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1978 Porsche 930 3.3L momentary cut out VIN: 9308700508
this car was resurrected after a long sleep and someone's swapping out several incorrect and worn out parts. it starts and runs properly now except for a hiccup when under full boost. it gets about 9.5 bar boost and usually ,not always, it gives a short hesita...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
I hae done nothing with this car but look at it. was low on coolant leaking bhind timing cover area. Red coolant light flashed untill coolant was added to system now flashe blue. scanner reads -3000 degrees and cooling fans wont come on. I have unplugged senso...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M91
OK, guys, this one has me stumped... and I specialize in these cars. The power door locks' 'lock' function will randomly not work. More not work than works. The speed-determined auto-lock won't work, the lock button on the driver's door won't lock the doors, ...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ4
A customer has had a VW golf FSI for 4 years now. Earlier this year he experienced a problem where the low fuel pump failed. During the dealer's test drive of this problem the car backfired and missed for over 20 minutes whilst driving the car back to the work...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Hello to all techs, and VW/Audi techs in particuler. First post so I will do my best for you, and you do your best for me. Customer brought in and said stalling at idle, and will momentarily glitch at cruise, both intermittent(oh joy). Have determined it to be... Trouble codes: 19558 (Motor for intake manifold flap V157 no signal P3102), 18009 (Relay for supply voltage terminal 30 J317 implausible signal P1601), 00493 (ESP-Sensor unit G419 malfunction intermittent), 00849 (S-Contact from ignition/starter switch undefined switch position), 00928 (ACT central lock front/driver-F220 wrong configuration intermittent), 00929 (ACT central lock front/passenger-F221 wrong configuration intermittent)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWAK73C66
hey guys, need a push here. Replaced AC compressor a month ago with OE. cause old one was shot. Cust complains that AC drops out intermitten. Have the car here and AC Compressor does not comes on. Check for power and ground at compressor and its OK. Power come...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L cooling fan VIN: YV1SW61R72
Dear Group , please consider my volvo Ac problem child.We have excessive high side pressure and wimpy cooling.The R134 charge is good.There is one similar in the fix archives that was fixed with a fan.The fan does run , it looks just like the BMW fans with the...
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2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Mechanical VIN: YV4CZ85256
This XC90 was towed in to us by a new customer last week for low oil pressure. He said his wife was not very good about changing the oil. The first thing I did was change the oil and filter. The filter was rock hard. I have never seen anything like it. I have ...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD63295
i have found that my relays are good cam and cranks sensors work like there supposed to only thing thats missing is pulse for ignition,pulse for injectors and so the dme has to b bad told coustomer the price of the part he hit the floor of course he has just l...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L driver power window VIN: SALSD25496
Hello everybody, i would like to start off by thanking everybody for their help. James got it right, it was a broken wire (grey/black). It goes from the junction box under the dash to the door and grounds to tell the motor when the car is turned on. repaired...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Cooling Fans, Blower Motor, Temp Control VIN: WDBEA26D5N
First of I would like to apologize for the late close on this request. What we ended up finding on this vehicle was a small rodent nest below the master cylinder in the large valley there. The critter had made himself a nice cozy little nest and in the process...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Blower VIN: WDBTK75G04
I would like to thank all of you who took time out of your busy day to offer help. Most responces were related to the blower regulater being bad. But this was not the case with this one. It was the control head that died. With the original head in the ca...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTX28N91
OK, customer has missed apointment and is probably not going to return. what I have learned by 9 replies is that this system is prone to several problems. A few said that the air pump housing can crack and leak enough that air flow to the exhaust manifolds i... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air injection cyls. 123), P1141 (Secondary Air injection cyls. 456).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L limp mode VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
we found the the tech that installed the engine put the n75 valve on the engine wrong. it can go three different ways. we installed it per the picture we found in alldata and all worked fine. we also put on a new maf and relearned the computer after all was fi... Trouble codes: 17963 (max boost presure exceeded).
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