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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUBG34D0W
Vehicle came in with ABS concern. Replaced ABS module for the problem, however, after removing the old module we lost the display in the information center that indicates the gear selected. After we installed the rebuilt module we still don't have a display fo...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83411
Car came in for left side upper timing chain cover seal. After replacing the seal the check eng light came on with a code for bank two vanos. We removed the cover to find the tech bent one of the tabs on the impulse sending wheel.We removed the vanos solinoid ... Trouble codes: 144 (bank two cam sensor)
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33442
This vehicle originally came in for smoking from the exhaust. No other complaints. By reading the posts here on IATN we were directed to the technical service bulletin regarding the crankcase vent valve. We replaced the valve (purchased from dealer) and the 4 ... Trouble codes: P1084, P0171, P0174, P1351, P1353
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air suspension VIN: 5UXFB33542
While I was at the dealership, I replaced several of these rear axle only air springs, and always had to use the GT1 computer to deflate and reset the system, including ride heights. Now at an indy, my boss says we can do it without a GT1, and I'm very hesita...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63463
i could use some help on this one. i have this 745i that has passenger and driver airbag faults.SZL-94CA Resistance, firing circuit, drivers airbag, stage 1 too low. STVR-96C9 resistance too low, firing circuit, thorax airbag, front right. they will clear, but...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGN63443
Customer states that the transmission "slips" when the load is increased (going up a hill or crowding the throttle). Also it will loose reverse & needs to be restarted to get reverse. I cannot duplicate either problem. I do get surging while holding the thrott...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L engine VIN: WBAEP33412
customer complained of intermittent excessive engine smoke, after several road tests I finally experienced the problem(when hot), found engine oil 1 qt low, coolant & brake fluid are full, i am convinced oil is burning, however car has full power, compression ...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANA73534
hi.i have a 2004 bmw 530i,that i need help with. the customer's complaint is that the transmission is slipping. i have test drove the car and have not experienced it, the customer says it shudders slightly when leaving from a stop.the fluid level is ok.removed...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L trunk / boot VIN: SAJHY17XNC
Looking for some help here before I get stupid. This Jag probably needs a fuel pump (no start , no fuel pressure). I can't open the trunk- the key doesn't turn and switch in glove box doesn't help. Looks like they built it to protect the crown jewels. I've bee...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1249X
Dealership trade in. Found oxygen sensor registering full rich bank one and full lean bank 2, switched harness from bank 1 to bank 2 and vice versa. Mixture returned to normal. Vehicle runs very smooth and has all the power to be expected. From time to time th... Trouble codes: P1316, P1314, P0300, P0304, P1313
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2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Mechanical VIN: SALTR16403
Hey Gang, I'm ready to up the wall with this Anglo Mobile!!! The customer had the car towed in with a overheating complaint. He replace the thermostat on his own and noted that the upper hoses appeared rock hard but were not too hot to handle after just a sho...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Rear Shocks VIN: WDBUH83J94
Need to replace the rear shocks in this vehicle, and I understand the procedure requires the use of the MB Star scan tool. I don't have access to one, my Vedis scan tool doesn't have any suspension capability on this model. Rather than loose the job to the dea...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radio cluster VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
customer changed battery./ now speedo odomiter , radio don't work. radio dosen't lite up. checked all fuses. have no cummunication with radio or intru. cluster.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil system VIN: WVWVD63B24
hi i got this car towed in and customer complained about engine making noise i found out there isnt any oil pressure coming on the head i took the valve cover off and ran the motor no oil pressure at all so i assumed it might have a collaged oil pick up screen...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L steering wheel VIN: 3VWAJ71K26
Hello everyone,I have a problem with this jetta,customer says that a quick lube tried to reset the service reminder and now the controls on the steering wheel are inoperable,volume,phone,horn,lighting,etc...We scanned the steering wheel module and got a 01426 ...
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil level VIN: WBAEV53442
Replaced the sensor, problem solved! 18 replies, 15 confirmed what I suspected was going on. 2 other replies regarded how to check oil level on the newer 5 series that has no dipstick. Thank you very much to all who read my request, and another thanks to the p...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBANB33505
Thanks to all 4 who took the time to share thoughts on this one. Most feel it is transmission related, however when I drive it I think it may be a single cylinder single event misfire. Any way the customer will let it get worse to help locate the source and I...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L battery VIN: WP0AA0940F
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THAT REPLIED, EVERY ONE PUT ME ON THE RIGHT TRACK. TURNED OUT TO BE THE TURN SIGNAL COMBO SWITCH & BAD BATT. WHEN YOU TURNED LEFT THE SWITCH WOULD RETURN BUT STILL SEND POWER OUT EVEN AFTER KEY WAS OFF & OUT. AND THE BATT. WELL WHATS ...
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