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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
replace secondary air pump & combination valves. Also replaced crank case distribution hose(large hose w/connectors on each valve cover & intake). Vehicle repeatedly sets codes. checked valves-good. smoked engine - no vac leaks seen. Smoked turboes by blocking... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Drive 1only in reverse and nuetral or drive VIN: WBAAM5339Y
Customer headed back here from long trip and trans light came on, she called me on that very hot day and I told her that maybe she should pull off the freeway and let it cool off a bit. She did, back on freeway and all was well and she made it back here. The n...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGN63493
i have a bmw that we change alternator and battery alternator was not charging after we change it everything was ok in about 30 minut the care stall and i coud not start it in about 5 minut it started agien and stall agien after another 5 minut it started agie...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Hydramatic 4L80E Transmission VIN: SAJNX234XR
Vehicle came in with concern that at 55 the transmission light comes on and vehicle doesn't appear to shift into OD. Since the local Jaguar dealer got rid of their JDS system that scans the old Jags and there isn't an aftermarket scanner for this I am shooting...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Stall VIN: 1130441201
Hello everyone. About a month ago this old beauty started stalling or almost stalling when turning corners; problem is intermittent, but happens most of the time and only after warm-up. When it almost stalls, letting off the throttle for 5-10 seconds brings it...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Column lock VIN: WBDGA33G0W
I have this wonderful Mercedes, which I don't normally work on them, that has the steering column locked at all times. I'm fairly certain if I could get the thing apart I could get the locking mechanism off so the customer could get rid of this thing. The key ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Console Cover VIN: WDBTJ76H73
Customer somehow was able to completely remove the cover of her center console which covers the built in telephone. Nothing appears broken but we don't know how to reinstall the cover and the owners manual doesn't address this(of course). Pressing in the two s...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L misfire VIN: WAUKC68D41
Thanks to all of you who responded. I really appreciate IATN not only for the obvious tech insights, but also for the mental ease of knowing I am not alone in my struggles. This car refused to clear up with the timing set by factory marks. The vac. gauge sh...
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2004 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B64
OK thanks for the replies,I had to do it twice. First o2 was bad,1st time took 3.5 hours, 2nd time less than 2. first time I tried to do it without removing the right side manifold,i got it loose but couldn't remove it.So the best way i found was to remove the...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6347Y
Okay, this one drove my crazy. I never did find the BMW bulletin someone listed for me, nor did I find any diagnostic info on code 164 checked alldata, mitchell and BMW factory info. I replaced the MAF, cleared all adaptation and performed a manual relearn of ... Trouble codes: 164 (ambient pressure sensor).
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA4D6JA
WELL YOU WHERE ALL GRATE OUT THERE OWNER TOLD TECH THAT IF HE TRUNED THE ADJUSTER SCREW THAT THE CAR WOULD RUN SMOOTHER TECH DID NOT TELL OWNER HAD TURN IT A LOT PULLED APART THIS MORNING AND FOUND ADJUSTER SCREW ALL THE WAY OUT FIXED THE SCREW CAR RUNS GREAT ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L operation VIN: WDBFA66EXN
Found a bad window limit switch in drivers door,thanks for your help everyone.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H4T
Thanks for all the great input. The customer supplied his own brand new up stream ox senser. After spending a lot of time and asking for help and not finding anything concrete I got another ox sensor, now everything is fine. Thanks again; Mike [...] Auto ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M91
OK, got this odd one repaired. Most of the responses agreed with my gut instinct to replace the driver door module, but that was not the fix. What I found was, better than 50% of the time you turned the key to the 'on' position, the doors would autounlock......
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L sunroof VIN: YV1SZ58D21
thanks to bill and david from ohio a hard reset and cycling the door locks with the key and sunroof operation was normal. ran a new module calibration and everything is fine
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