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2003 Audi A6 3.0L soft brake pedal VIN: WAUJT64B43
We flushed the brake system as part of the service, after that the brake pedal was very soft with the car running. I tried to bleed the system and just got air out of the front left bleeder. Ordered a new TRW master installed it bled system with the brake pe...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
I scanned the computer and bank one is like 25% and bank 2 is -25%. I smoked the engine. Found they had left off O ring at MAP sensor. Smoked again and found a couple of other small leaks and repaired them. While scanning I could see voltage for Bank 2 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2 Sensor 1)
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L evaporator VIN: WDXPA73464
Hi all, we are tasked with replacing this evaporator core and cannot find any procedure in alldata or mitchells. Hope some one has done this job and can provide some help. It pays 12 hours so I'm sure its no picnic. Thanks Stu
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33515
Hi BMW & Mercedes Benz techs I need your experience to pick a Full-Function Scanners ( including programming) and not too pricy for small shop. I did search the iATN site, but didn't find information. If I have your feed back to what do you use and good and ba...
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L rear hatch VIN: 5UXFA13585
i have an x5 that the rear hatch does not work with any of the switchs.dealer told him latch was at fault. without checking i ordered and replaced the latch.of course this did not change a thing.i have checked with my modis and have nobody codes.mitchell is ve...
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1748L
Customer complaint is that it surges at 60 mph. We consulted with our trans shop, who ordered up a Jasper reman torque converter. We reinstalled the trans, took it for a drive, same problem. We can replicate the fault on the hoist, misfiring when lockup occurs... Trouble codes: FUE1, 46 (idle air circuit fault.), FUSE, 5 (denotes blown fuse 5 havent found it yet.)
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U03
customer stated check engine light came on & restricted performance also came on we diagnose the vehicle base on the complain,the above repairs,were performed.after customer picked up the vehicle a day later she called back stating the same problem,again can s... Trouble codes: P0174, P1582 (flight recorder data is stored), P0456 (evaporative emission control system leaks detected very small leak), P1000 (system check not completed since last memory)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Misfire VIN: WDB2020221
Car starts on 2 cylinders always. I have a spark and injector signal on start up but lose spark and injector signal after 2 secounds. The codes always return after clearing and engine off, and when vehicle run get about 30 stored codes which all clear down. I ... Trouble codes: 055 (ingnition stage 1 T1/1 cylinder 1 discotinuity), 056 (ingnition stage 1 T1/1 cylinder 4 discontinuity)
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L radio VIN: WMWRH33546
used dealer car was left with top down during rain ( long weekend ) complaint of horn stuck on battery dead, when vehical arrived found horn circuit fuse blown both horns inop with new fuse (switch working ok) installed new horns both functional but noticed ra...
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Battery VIN: WP0CA299X1
Vehicle came in with amp draw. Fd to be drawing aprrox. 30 milliamps. Disconnected starter and atlernator wires. Draw still there. Removed radio, cluster, hvac, fuses one by one, ingition switch, still have approx. 30 milliamp draw.
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81HXV
Cust says drivability issue was corrected with fuel pump replacement and I have driven car and notice the rough idle to be normal but code returned. Trouble codes: P1128 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 System Too Lean)
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E7X
greetings to all this v.w.sets a code for the leak detection pump vaccum low.i removed the air filter assembly and checked the vaccum hose for leaks and all checked out.i then checked to make sure i had vaccum present at the leak detection pump and that checke... Trouble codes: P1476
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L ac VIN: WV2NB470X2
ac always on-makes fans run all time. dont have a wiring diagram for a manual ac system. control head is working/ac switch good/new. relay 140 & 147 seem good. anyone send a wiring diagram/hints?
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L trunk VIN: 1VWR4FSGT3
i took the cover of from the trunk to see if any thing is siezed.. every thing looks ok after playin with the rods little bit it start to open and only did for few dayz . it some times opened from the remote. now the remote communicates with the car when u pre...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L Stall VIN: WVGCM77L65
vehicle starts and runs then stalls after 1-2 min. due to loss of fuel pressure. transfer pump supplies 60 psi at 8.5 amps then the pressure drops and the amps move to zero. I think that the fuel pump should take over fuel supply at this time because it has po... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4920C
car was towed in for a no start, found fuel not getting to the injectors. cold start valve is working, fuel pressure is good(although it does bleed off). got it started with a lot of carb cleaner, let it run for 10-15 minutes. turned it off and no start again,...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L exhaust ? VIN: YV1RH59276
this volvo customer states that when it rains the undernaeth has a high pitch squel under car the faster you go the loader it gets cant drive over 20mph it gets so loud had to dealer 3 times they replaced middle exhaust hanger same noise anyone ever see anythi...
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2006 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKG74F06
The MIL has not come back since the car left however, I am still not sure about this fix. I was not able to find any vacuum leaks. This is a GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)engine with high pressure mechanical injection pump as well as in-tank electric fuel su... Trouble codes: 01241, 00010.
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB4328R
REPLACED HARMONIC BALANCER AND EVERY THING IS FINE THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
thanks guys problem was a fuse underhood fuse box i think it was a #2 fuse. Trouble codes: P0133.
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Cuts out VIN: WBACC0324V
Replaced plug wires. Replaced plugs as well. Coil resistance tested positive. Insulation appeared intact. Thank you for advice. Trouble codes: 27 (mixture idle), 15 (o2 aging), 80 (secondary air), 124 (air intake sensor), 112 (cam position sensor).
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP633XX
I SMOKED THE INTAKE AND EVERY OTHER VACUUM HOSE CONFIGURATION I COULD FIND AND COULD NOT FIND ANY MORE LEAKS. I REPLACED THE PCV VALVE AND HOSES, CHECKED THE VACUUM AT THE OIL FILLER CAP AND THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. CUSTOMER CAME TO PICK THE CAR UP AND IT WON'T AC... Trouble codes: 227 (sensor control), 228 (sensor control), 203 (not sure/maybe injector on 3).
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L no start VIN: WBAAM5337X
OK Guys ! This car is out of the shop.We found it has glitches at TPS in the range over 1800 rpm without throwing a code. Which make the engine not to rev up at the same time no upshift. Replacing throttle body assembly and relearn adaption and everything is w...
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Mechanical VIN: WBAET16010
As suspected ,it was the oil seperator under the intake manifold. Not an easy job, but thanks for the help.
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93485
I checked the crankcase with a manometer and it had 2.3 inches of water so I re-replaced the crankcase vent valve and had 3.5 inches of water, much better. LT Fuel trim now @ 2.3 and dropping. Thanks for the help Seth Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L ignition lock VIN: SALTL15402
thank you all that replied so quickly. turns out customer was parked on a hill with wheels cranked to one side. advised them to rebuild ignition lock cylinder when comes to be a problem.
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine drivability VIN: SALNM22252
After receiving a reply from Slawomir in Oregon, this has to be the problem. After doing a few online searches as well, it points the finger directly to the liners. Even if we replace the engine in about 80000km it will go bad as well. This engine was poorly d...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDCBCA35E9
Well I would like to have been telling you a tale of victory on this one but once I got enough information to tackle it the symptoms went away. Tried for 3 days to recreate the the stall on accel to no avail. Previously I could get it to happen by warming it u...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H67
Had tool guy bring Bosch scan tool friday pulled codes again and found Three codes, two for front oxygen sensor, one trans code, OTC scanner failed at conversion of code, replace front sensor and cleared codes, so far so good. New scanner tool has been ordered... Trouble codes: P2022.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L TCC lockup VIN: WDBRF81J04
While this could have been a valve body or torque converter issue as several stated it was confirmed to be a software adpatation issue. See DTB P-B-27.55/50g, this DTB deals with glycol contamination but also outlines that software adaptation can cause and iss...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1VW23F34J8
Don from Oklahoma gave great insight to repairing/checking car out.Other posts helpful as well.Thanks for straightening me out on there being no fuel pump in tank.even though the dealer wanted to sell me a pump in the tank. Only on 2005 and later models is it ...
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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WVWDA71K78
i grabbed wire harness to coils and moved it and it started to work i just need to fined the short thanks for all help
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L ECC control unit VIN: YV1LS5504P
What i found was the blower motor resistor was bad.Thanks for the help guys.
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
Thanks to all that responded. Owner is thinking about trading the vehicle and the job is on hold until she makes her decision. Cutting an access hole in the trunk would trim the 7.5 hour job per Mitchell Labor time to a couple of hours if all goes well. Experi...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L CV Axle VIN: YV1FW61931
bought used shaft. new GSP shafts must have a problem. thanks for all the replays Dan
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