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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B2Y
This vehicle is getting a lot of engine oil in the intake system. There is quite a bit in the tubes on the engine side of the intercoolers. There is also a significant amount in the intake tube at the top of the engine between the air flow meter and the turboc...
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1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8310L
pulled codes for dme-2,has a code 54 using launch x431,no codes in dme-1.All-data says code 54=tcc applies only to model '89' Code 54 for a '91' is a batt+ problem.swapping dme-1 with dme-2 no change. term.54 at dme-1 and 2 have .5 volts with egs plugged in an... Trouble codes: 54
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAHJ6321S
Was a tow in crank no start. Customer said it had cranked over for a long time the other day before starting. Had that low compression cranking sound. Checked compression, all low, results in Test Results. I see it has a variable timing system. Don't have the ...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L starter VIN: WBAHD6323S
greetings to all this bmw does not crank it has no power going to the starter.im trying to locate the starter relay but i cant seem to locate it looked in under hood fuse relay box and also under the dash.im suspecting it has to do with the anti theft system,i...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Windows,locks VIN: WBAGF6327S
Ok this is a fun one for a BMW tech. The customer had a bad driver door key cylinder so he went to a junk yard and got a used one (no key) and attempted to install it himself,this is where we get it he put in the part and the car windows went down and the car ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Front of motor VIN: SAJHX62248
The car came in with a noise from the front that resembled a drive belt noise. I sprayed the serp. belt with silicone lube and there was no change, so I removed the serp. belt and ran the motor again. The noise remains unchanged. This noise most resembles a sp...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Electronic VIN: WDBGA43E1R
fan only works when hht is on as soon as scanner remove or out of kla program fan stops working, when customer driving fan works for a day or two then nothing for three days, could my used control module inside car be defect, no error codes the system seems to...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L intermediate shaft VIN: WPOCA2981Y
Hi Guys and Gals We have a 2000 Boxster with 2.7L and we need an old stile intermediate shaft. Does anyone know a way to substitute the original cap and bearing, I would appreciate it. This is the one that has the double chain pulley on all three chains. If...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L wind deflector VIN: YS3ED58E7X
Anyone replace the wind deflector on one of these cars? I can't figure out how to get the front part off of the roof opening. WIS shows how to replace the arms, but not the entire deflector. TIA for any help. BillL
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Gas Door VIN: 9BWDD61J71
This electric opening gas door is inop, tried to locate a remote release cable, could not find one. Chech power to switch, red with yellow has 12 volts to the switch, powered up blue with red wire, nothing happened, is there a relay in the circuit, if so, cant...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L immobilizer VIN: WVWAK73C56
I BUY A USED ECM FROM PASSAT 2006 PART NUMBER [...] 2.0 LITERS BOSCH MED9. THE IMMOBILIZER (CONFORT MODULE IS THE SAME FOR THIS CAR) PART NUMBER [...] (LOCATE BEHIND GLOVE BOX), AND THE KEY IS OF THIS PASSAT. I ONLY CHANGE THE ECM. THE CAR START AND...
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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARED33E5S
This model does not have the button on the side of the steering column. I had forgoten about pressing the gas pedal 5 times to flash the codes. thank you all for the help. Bob
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter
Ok, the little bimmer is back on the road. I removed the exhaust and dropped the rear of the tranny in order to get the needed 3 feet of extensions to reach the starter bolts. Stuck my left arm up thru the lower control arm to help guide the socket onto the to...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ASR light/limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F3T
Thanks for the replies we received. As it turns out, the short harness attached to the throttle body unit, once we looked inside, the wiring insulation is cracked and broken everywhere. I have never seen such a mess of a harness for no apparent reason. Most li...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz c180 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB2037352
The customer has decided to live with the problem, we have spent many hours now with this car. We have checked the intake for leaks, the o2 sensor and taken onboard many suggestions. I would like to thank people for taking the time to reply, as we have seen th...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Engine Noise ?? VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Kudos to everyone who came up with the #4 piston issue. I have to say i was extremely skeptical of this being the cause because of how well the vehicle ran, good compression and leak-down testing on all cylinders, and my personal experience for this type of f...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCS21C01
Thanks to all who replied. I called the yard who supplied the vehicle minus the cluster and by some miracle, they still had the cluster on the shelf. I received it a few days after my help request. I have installed it and now I feel confident I can get it star...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 9BWBK61J53
Thanks for all your help. This car had contaminated fuel. The odd thing, I replaced the crank sensor & the car started & ran fine. The next morning it was very hard starting & ran poorly. Pumping out the fuel & cleaning system & fresh gas was the fix. Trouble codes: P0321 (16705-), 16705 (testing and results).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Battery VIN: WVGEM77L74
Ok so I finally disconnected the alternator and this am. the battery held full charge so I woiuld have to say this pig needs an alternator.I have a few questions first, Many of you mentioned the batt cable or alternator cable corrosion prblems I can not find t...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Mechanical VIN: FIN23AUNPN
thank you all you guy out there. this car is fix remove both cam sensor at the end and line up in position and crank also line up turn the both vvt to clockwise until little cam mark line up with the mark on the cover . car run perfect . thank you merry chri...
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