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2003 Audi A6 3.0L brakes VIN: WAUJT64B43
We did a brake flush, lost pedal after several attepts to bleed the system we replaced the Master.Brake pedal fine after that Customer was driving car for 3 days no problems then on the 4th day driving home all the brakes locked, towed to dealer the brakes we...
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Clutch VIN: WAUPL68E95
customer drove vehicle in with clutch slipping/burning smell. Removed damaged clutch plate, slave cylinder(boot burnt off) Ordered LUK replacement, installed FTE slave cylinder -since then pedal has free play top end about half way down gets firm then a 1/4 of...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio, MID VIN: WBAFB33591
I replaced the battery 3 days ago in this vehicle. Customer had boosted vehicle numerous times prior to this. Today he came back and said the multi info display has not worked since I replaced the battery. I cleared all codes after battery replacement with I-s...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L vents VIN: SAJEA01U53
After we returned the car to the customer they returned with hot air blowing from the side vents and cold air from the center vents. A/c system seems normal except for the hot air from the outer vents. We replaced the heater valve with no improvement. Thanks i...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 5ALTW19494
Hello and thanks in advance. I have the discovery that came in with a power steering leak. The leak was a simple line that ran from the resevior to the gear box, I unplugged the mass air flow sensor and removed the air intake, replaced the line and reassembled...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW19454
Hey Guys, we don't work on many of these, a "friend's" of course. We can't throw parts at it. Customer says this began to happen after his wife ran out of gas a few months ago. We never saw THIS vehicle before that. Trouble codes: P0445
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY22234
Vehicle comes in with running rough when cold. After it warms up it runs better, but still misses. Found codes for missfire and intake problems. Found power flap broken on intake. Did not change intake manifold just changed spark plugs and started car up. Runs... Trouble codes: P0304, P0306 (missfire cylinder 6), P1471 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1775 (unknown)
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALAE25466
This is my wifes car. For nearly 1 year it will either be slow to engage a gear on a very cold morning or will drop out of gear at idle at a stop light. No trouble codes are stored, fluid level is ok and fluid is clean. No slippage under any other conditions. ...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Safety VIN: SALSH23467
Car came in with low tire warning light on.Found one TMPS sensor (right rear) faulty.Replaced this sensor but the light on again.Check with OEM tool and found three code on instrument cluster(U0132-87 CAN NOT COMMUNICATE WITH RIDE HIGH CONTROL MODULE.U0159-87,...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66ESM
Hey there , I've got an early 129 chassis 500SL in the shop that intermitently has the ASR light come on and then there is no accelerator input until engine is shut back off and restarted. It happens about three times in morning during warmup and then it is ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L upshift delay VIN: WDBHA28E1R
I need to replace the upshift delay vacuum actuator on the right side of the transmission. My question is what do I need to do to access this because I do not see anyway that I can do this with the transmission in its running position. Thank you. Also what wou...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L bushings VIN: WDBLJ70G61
We have this Mercedes coupe that has a bad squeak from the rear suspension. We only get noise while car is under a load while accelerating or by holding brake and giving gas. There is no noise when the suspension is compressed up and down. Our hunch is a bushi...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Accessories VIN: 4JGBB86E36
I have door lock problem, when I push switch to close doors all doors lock but left rear door. Just making chattering noise (knob goes in & out, in & out and stays unlock). So I am trying to replace door lock actuator, but my question is How we take 3 plastic ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L ABC System VIN: WDBSK71F67
Hello everyone, This is my first experience with the M-B ABC system. This unit is creating a very noticable vibration that is felt anywhere on the body, steering wheel, and floor. A slight humming is heard as well. This noise/vibration starts about a minute o...
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2005 Peugeot 307 1.8L harsh shift VIN: VF33CRFJF8
Hello everyone, this car presented with harsh shifting and severe banging going back to 1st.Extracted code p0006,pressure regulation problem, seems to me I have a pressure solenoid issue .Some input from people more familiar with these cars would be appreciate...
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1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L starting VIN: SCAZS42A3H
i nead a diagram for starting system sometimes car will crank and somtimes it wont im not getting power to starter relay im getting power from ignition switch and microswitch by shifter i dont know wher wire gow after microswitch(neutral safety switch)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAC63B51
when I started had many codes,17645,47,48,46,injector open circuit,and have 3.5 volts at power supply side,18057 data bus from ABS,17072 ecm power relay open interm,18010 power supply term 30 low,16725 CPS implausible,16684 misfire,and 16705 engine speed signa... Trouble codes: 16725 (CPS implausible signal)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start
power and grounds to injection pump,no fuel pressure from pump to injectors,adequate fuel feed volume to pump.No trouble codes.pins 1-2 &2-3 to modulating piston sensor ohm very hi.Where do i go from here before i sell this guy an injection pump?
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L after run coolant pump VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Hi folks, Im in need of help again! I cant seem to find much info on this system, shopkey mentions it briefly, alldata not at all! Does anyone have any info on this? wire diagrams, controller locations? Is it even nessasary, and would it hurt to run with it un...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Valve timing
Hi guys/gals and those VW specialist a few days ago ,i post about valve interfernce on this 1.9TDI engine.Now i need some help to do this right.I got the block from VW w/o the timing belt,so i order T-belt kit,and all the gasket,bolts as needed to a complete s...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64B21
I received many good responses to this one. After spending many hours on the suggestions, checking wave forms on the cam and crank sensors, comparing readings from one bank to the other and so on, the fix was as Rick from Nebraska suggested. We disconnected t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (missfire 1), P0302 (missfire 2), P0303 (missfire 3).
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUEV74F47
You guys rock. Sure enough there was a small slit in the vacuum T. This "T" goes through the first firewall and connects the Master cylinder booster to 2 other vacuum lines. I rigged it up to get him on the road because the oem part took a week to get from Eur...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Auxiliary Water Pump VIN: WBAGF832XV
This 740 is fixed. I thank those who replied. I ended up tracing the circuit from the under hood fuse box where fuse f7 is, it is a single red/green/yellow wire that runs from the under hood fuse box through the right side of the firewall across the dash to le...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBANB33594
The DME end up being the problem. We replace it and now the cooling fan works. Thank you all for the replies.
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L key VIN: WBAVB17556
I replaced the key holder. It did not require reprogramming. Very simple repair. Customer said there was no problem before another shop worked on car. Obviously mechanic pulled key from holder instead of pushing key in to release it.
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1248X
Thanks for the replies, the fix was to change the flywheel as well. The key to this swap between the years is to keep all the engine management pieces together. Also changed the crank position sensor mount to accomadated the early flywheel. Thanks, Mike [...]
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Misfire VIN: WDB2020221
still no joy with this one replace engine loom still missfires. the loom was bad when i looked at it as insulation was coming off wires. but the fault is the same. Trouble codes: 055 (ingnition stage 1 T1/1 cylinder 1 discotinuity), 056 (ingnition stage 1 T1/1 cylinder 4 discontinuity).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft VIN: 1290662F00
thanks to all for input,customer shoped around and found local hydraulics firm willing to fix cylinder,
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No gear engagement VIN: WDBRF84J83
thanks for evetyones help...this one has me stunned ...what we found was a bad R/f drive shaft (note this is an all wheel drive system ) was worn on the inside of the shaft replaced shaft cleared code everything is well .. thanks again
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Oil pressure?? VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Well, it would seem the vehicle is NOT fixed. The first part, oil pressure light, has come back to haunt me. Very peculiar. I must say I really don't understand this system. I removed the oil filter adapter and although I didn't see any debris or chunks or any...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Coolant on coil VIN: WVWEK73C06
Thanks for all the help! A recent car wash/detailing involved the soaking of the engine compartment with hot soapy water. Number one cylinder is just at the edge of the engine cover/air cleaner assembly. Water was allowed to drip down into the spark plug well.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder One Misfire).
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1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L power loss VIN: YV1AX884XG
I had decided to replace both fuel pumps and filters,but thought I should check the fuel pump relay first to see how old it is and maybe replace that too. I unplugged it to get a better look at it and there was the problem. The terminal from the battery feed ...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9X
Replaced new Volvo throttle body with another new Volvo throttle body... re-programmed and it appears problem solved ( have driven about 75+ miles inc. over 3 hours running with no problem whatsoever. It appears ( although hard to believe sometimes ) that firs... Trouble codes: ECM90, ECM91, ECM90, CEM1A, CEM2E.
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2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1MS38209
I have received several different part numbers for the coolant system pressure tester adapter for this car. I ordered the part number I received from my local dealer 9512952. When the adapter came in it was clearly incorrect. It appeared to be for an earlier ...
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