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2000 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAH28D9Y
secondary air pump coming on and off with key off the ignition intermittently. this drain the battery voltage.
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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L warm up time VIN: WBACG6329S
we have a 1995 bmw 1.8l that takes a very long time to reach operating temp.top rad hose is about 175F the lower hose is about 150F it has a new t-stat and no over heating promblem the electric fan is working fine vent temp is 130F compliant is it takes a long...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Good morning! We have been having some bad luck with this 7 in our shop. Car came in for a lf wheel bearing and rough running, sounded simple enough! We did bearing, and started troubleshooting the rough idle. We got 2 misfire codes for #1 and #3 cylinders, sm... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4)
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Radio Multifunction display VIN: 5UXFA53582
Hi fellow Techs I have this 02 Bmw X5 that came in with the multifunction display inop and the radio will come on for the first 30 seconds and then nothing. We can not communicate with the display module or the radio with our scan tool (Autologic). Also can n...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L alternator/charging syst. VIN: WDBCB25DXG
Hi Mercedes benz techs , need help on this charging system (like it wouldn't be simple enough...), anyway this 300sdl is not charging. The battery and connections are in very good condition. replaced the alternator with new bosch unit. The charging light on th...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 2.3L cooling fan VIN: DA2801HF31
after repairing brakes we were bleeding system we noticed each time we applied the brakes the clutch for the belt driven cooling fan ingaged
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F1T
car was towed in from another shop.at first it would start and run for 5-10 min and then die,if it sat for a few hrs it would restart, it did that 2-3 times and now just cranks and wont run at all. i scaned and had several codes p1520,p1630,p1220,p1223,p1614 a... Trouble codes: P1520 (p1630-), P1630 (p1220-), P1220 (p1223-), P1223 (p1614-), P1614
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L key off drain on battery VIN: WDBJF72F4V
hello all, This clean 1997 26k mile car has me stumped, battery dies after 4 days without use. I have a 30 miliamp drain that appears to be connected to fuse number #4 (instrument cluster, Climate control) on main fuse box and fuse number #5,8,13,15 at fuse bo...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompres 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDC2030462
Dear Techs, This supercharged four cylinder Mercedes has me almost beaten. It has failed the UK emission test and rightly so being rich at idle and fast idle. I can not detect and the customer reports no driveability issues although I was not over impressed w... Trouble codes: 28 (Mixture adaption too rich under partial load)
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Serp Belt VIN: YS3DD78B9S
This 1995 SAAB 900S has a rocky-sounding A/C compressor, the A/C doesn't work anyway, and the cold weather is coming, to boot. I would like to put a shorter serp belt on this thing, to bypass the failing A/C compressor and keep this old soldier running thru th...
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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FB49Y18
hi guys a have this saab 9-3 with an airbag light on . i use the tech 2 with saab soft wear .i got 3codes u1601 unknown.b0064 d/belt.b0051 deployment .so i replace the module .code 51 comes back . do i need to program the new module with the saab tis.or the i ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Accessories VIN: 3VWCD21Y43
just replace window regulator and now i need to know the "auto up" relearn procedure.. cant find it on mitchell... thanks for the help in advance.
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D12
Well here we go I have this volvo with cel and a running rough complaint. road test it ran great. scanned global obd p0134 o2 no activity detected. Looks like an air fuel ratio sensor.while scanning and starting the car it stalled several times then idled ok I... Trouble codes: P0134
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1M539025
Trying to help this shop with this problem, i can't find any info on this code p0190. Any help or direction would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0190
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAAM3349Y
this is finally fix. after a long and drawn process, found ecm was internaly faulty. replaced control module and test drove for 2 weeks. all is good. thanks Trouble codes: P1542.
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L speed sensor VIN: WBAFA12010
thanks for everyones help,and yes i did damage the inner bearing seal when installing the hub,i made a little jigger to push the hub through the bearing and on the axle spline,[these cnc computor lathes are magic]similar to the bmw sst,you cannot be to careful...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF65J43
this one is fixed. the sensor is right under the throttle housing tucked away nice and neet. replaced sensor, and all is good. Trouble codes: P2007.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L after run coolant pump VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
thank you for all that helped me.. However due to illness we were not able to repair this vehicle in a timely manner for the customer. He intends to return with the vehicle.. My main question was how the coolant pump was controlled.. I did receive some go...
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