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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L timming belt VIN: WAUBG34D7W
this car was towed in, no start condition, when cranking has the timming belt broke sound, only has 60 lbs commpresion. Camshafts are still turning, but i cant find any diagrams that show how to check and see if everything is in time. All I can find is how to ...
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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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2000 BMW 728iL 2.8L Surge VIN: WBAGH410X0
Engine often flucture between 1600 rpm to 2000rpm when the car run at about 60km/h (it often happen when shift from 4-5 ,sometimes shift from 3-4 it would happen too).But if you change to M mode at this time the car would run good. Checked with GT1-no code. Lo...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: 5UXFB33563
this X5 has ECH 1 or rear axle air suspension only. We had no comunication with the old control module. We ordered a new one and did the initial instalation with Autologic and then a GT1. We set the rear axle height and everything seemed good. Just when we wer...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBUF70J93
hey guys,this benz has a battery that goes dead overnight,the battery in the trunk is new and tests good,my question is what does the auxillary battery do,and can that affect a draw or cause a draw,the readings are taken at the trunk battery.any help would be ...
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2005 Other European Copper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRF32040
First time we saw this Mini the car would not start in the morning. Cranked just fine. Checked for codes and tested the battery. No codes. Battery had less then 8volts cranking. We changed the battery. Cranking voltage stayed up above 10volts and the car start...
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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB2968N
we have this porsche in our shop. It came in with a steady check engine lamp on. we pulled codes and got a code 15 idle circuit fault open or short. we have the durametric software and while whatching data i could see at times the throttle switch for when the ...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBSBG9329V
Need some help from Porsche gurus out there: this boxter is running in 5 cyl, found cylinder #3 misfiring due to not recievieng injector pulse from computer(power ok, but no switching ground signal). Compression on that cyl tested ok. continuity on wiring harn...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS hydraulics VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
Hello group, Having no success bleeding brakes on this 9-5. Customer complained of the usual check engine, ABS and traction lights coming on intermittently while driving. Found ABS module no communication code in engine ECU, condemned the ABS controller. Inst...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWBD63B65
Car came back in with cel on P3081, SO WE REPLACE THE COOLANT SENSOR WITH AN UPDATED ONE. A week later customer says low coolant light begins to flash and engine over heats. The main problem now is pressure buils up , pushes the coolant out of the jug and th...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M25
Need some help on this one. This VW will keep setting a PO 171 lean code. Smoked intake system for leaks(none found), inspected all vacuum hoses, checked the oil dipstick tube for cracks- all good. I had replaced the mass airflow sensor for low gp/s readings w... Trouble codes: P0171
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1KW9612S
This is my car . The problem started with getting close to hot going up a hill on a 95f day. The AC was on. I got home and parked it and the fans were running as usual. The white arrow on the dash was flashing. I tried to start it a couple of hours later and i...
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2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L dual mass flywheel VIN: YV1RH52Y94
We have this 2004 S60R with a hammered clutch- the disc friction material has come off the disc on the pressure plate side of the disc. While testing the dual mass flywheel, we have found that it seems to be defective- it doesn't "bounce back" when turned cloc...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3345Y
FIRST THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLY ,EVERY BODY WAS RIGHT ,AFTER WE REPLACE ORIGINAL SPARK PLUGS ,THAT TOOK CARE OF THE MISSING PROBLEM,LIKE I SAID ON THE UPDATE THE "PCV" DID THE TRICK ON THE SMOKING OIL ,CLEAR CODES BUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME BACK ON WHIT T... Trouble codes: 104 (control vanos exaust), 106 (control vanos exaust), 238 (misfire cyl1), 242 (misfire cyl5), 241 (misfire cyl4).
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGN634XD
Thanks Guys you saved my tail again. I received good responses from Patrick [...]. There is another Bulletin that AllData didn't have in the 02 bulletin list. I didn't find it until I got to the 05 m...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L doors VIN: 5UXFA53552
Thanks to all who replied, excellent advise. When the vehicle arrived we used a pneumatic wedge and a long reach tool to tap the door lock switch, two pulls on the driver door inside handle and it was open. Pressing the door lock switch on the console allowed ...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGL63472
Sorry it has taken so long. We are in the process of getting approval from the warranty company. We are going to replace the intermediate shafts and levers as most of you suggested. The inspector wanted to see something "damaged" causing the fault but I could ...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L engine VIN: WBAEP33412
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED, WE ENDED UP REMOVING INTAKE MANIFOLD TO ACCESS FAULTY PCV AND REPLACED ALL BREATHER HOSES. I JUST CLEANED/BLEW OUT DIPSTICK TUBE, CHANGED OIL & FILTER AND THIS SEEMS TO HAVE CURED THE PROBLEM. I ALSO ADVISED CUSTOMER TO CHANGE OIL ...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12462
Hey guys sorry for the delay in posting this FIX. I'm not sure where to start but here goes some of you pointed to the fly wheel being cracked or broken so i pulled the inspection cover off and checked every inch of it that could be seen and couldn't find any ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, ASR light flashes VIN: WDBGA33GXV
Well Folks, as much as I would like to say this ones fixed. I cant because after scheduling the customer to come in and let's try this, he has not come back. I think he might be thinking he can live with it. After writing this request I kinda had this epiphany...
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Engine Blower Fan VIN: WP0AB0918J
Well, 100 dollars and a few days later I now have a factory correct shop manual in my hands. Still no info on operation of manual heater system however wiring diagram is much better. Apparantly pin 10 of the relay is not what mitchell says, a temp sensor, it...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L fuel smell VIN: 9BWFP61JX3
Thanks to all for the helpful ideas, I think the top of the fuel tank might be it but I have not had the car back in yet but hope they will soon. Another shop locally suggested to check the splash pan for oil soaked into the insulation so a little clean up lik...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8848K
replaced crank posistion sensor. that took care of it thanks to all that helped
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