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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L steering gear VIN: WAUZL54BXY
hello, Got an audi in today it acts like the belt is sliping around the pully, real rouph in parking lots low speeds. i made sure the fluid is full. I had a guy turn the wheel back and forth and watched the belt and the pully for slipage. other than that i don...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Window,Locks,Mirrors VIN: WAULT68E72
Vehicle came in after customer changed battery 2 weeks ago.After battery change L door lock,L window,Mirror control,Trunk release not functioning.Doors will lock with remote,only L front will not.I believe that the problem is in the L door control unit.Tested ...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L atf fluid VIN: WAUJC68E75
Thank you in advance for help on this one This Audi is an auto transmision. We did a timing belt on it and the transmission cooler line have to come off. got this part # off of all data is this the correct fluid for this transmission ?? [...] , A/T Fluid F...
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L abs VIN: 4USCH9337X
Does anyone know where the ABS pump motor relay is located in this 99 Z3. It is not in the main fuse box or on the ABS pump itself. Appreciate the help.
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L head rest VIN: WBABS53461
Good morning B.M. troubleyou guys,need some help to remove and replace rear head rests,vehicle came in from used car sales lot,roll bars were reset at one point may be manually,but I guess when they pup up will distroy covers of head rest parts are supplied bu...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBAFA53541
The is car started out with multiple misfires so we've done the usual, replaced all the spark plugs, p0300,p0302,p0303 returned. I replaced ignition coils on cylinders 2 and 3 and that issue was resolved. Now the car has returned twice with the P1347, I've rep... Trouble codes: P1347
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cluster VIN: WBAAV33411
Once or twice a year we all get a car that questions our core skill and ability. This BMW is a regular customer and has been under our care for 2 years. The speedo cluster only works partally. I found other help requests with same issue. When signals are used,...
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2009 BMW 523Li .0L parking VIN: LBVNU39059
hello guys ,i have a BMW 09 523Li equiped with N52 engine,the customer complained the trans shifts to P gear automaticly when the speed comes between 20 to 30KM/m,we tried to get some fault codes with ISID,but failed,there are no codes,and i check the data str...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L trunk lock VIN: SAJKX6241T
Battery went dead, battery was removed and trunk lid was closed by owner, only has the valet key. tried putting power to power hook up under hood, when power is applied the alarm goes off and you can not activated anything. If anyone knows of any other way to ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1247W
vehicle was towed in as no start, i preformed the following tests, never worked on a jaguar so not familliar with their computer control system, need help with this one checked fuel pressure it was at 42 psi koeo, no codes but battery was low may have lost cod...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality
Hello, All Land Rover guys I have a big problem with this Discovery High Idle. Vehicle came in with high idle around 2500 to 3000. Changed idle air valve no change... Changed Throttle position sensor No change... Before all this I did smoke test... Nothing Maj... Trouble codes: P0300
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L reverse VIN: 1070441205
Hi, a tech in my shop recently diassembled a 722.004 tranmission, after reassembly there is no reverse gear. We cannot find any repair manuals or hydraulic circuit diagrams for this trans. If any one has any of this info or experience rebuilding these please h...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J41
Hi All: We have this customer that has an S500 and he wants to convert it to coil springs . Has anyone ever done this ? If so what kind of job is it ? Is there a good kit to use to do it ? What kind of time is involved ? Thanks
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRC33482
This Mini has a leaking CVT input shaft seal. Seal has been replaced twice, also replaced the selector shaft seal. Other than a profuse leak the car drives normally. The input shaft is not scratched or scored. The only thing noticed is the input shaft has abou...
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Speed Control VIN: WPOAB0915H
I have bypassed the brake and clutch switches, tried a new control module, Speed Sensor, cc Switch and tested the Servo but still the Speed Control does not work. The available information on this unit is very limited at best. Is there a Porsche tech out there...
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1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L No Start, no comms VIN: YS3AL35L1L
This one is hard to start cold. When it is cold out (New England winter) it won't start and has a communication problem. I can get DTCs but no data and after a while no DTCs. Have checked wiring from DLC to ECU, perfect. Suspect ECU but have no proof. Any idea...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CD68U7T
car ran fine a couple weeks ago and now will not start. car has gas in tank, battery is good. engine cranks fine and sounds like compression is ok. i cracked the fuel line at the fuel rail and attempted to start, no fuel pressure at rail, no gas came out. is t...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compression VIN: WVWRH63B62
customer states that the car has ran great, he parked outside for a week during this cold weather (5-10 degrees) and went to start and it fired and died and then would just crank. towed to shop expecting the worse. sounds just like the timing belt was broken p...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Tach VIN: 3VWDD21C02
VW techs I have this new beetle rhat is being made into an electric car. They want the tach to work. I need to know where it gets its signal from ? The car has a working crank sensor and I can read the RPM on my scanner but the insterment tach want work.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WAUZL54B91
well appears i had a blockage in the left rear brake line as suggested, checked parking brake cable operation and was ok, replaced pads and rotors then applied brakes and left rear hanging, cracked bleeder and would turn freely, replaced both rear brake lines,...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover 4.4L Front heater blower motor VIN: SALLMAMA32
All replies and diagnostic information pointed to the blower resistor pack. New unit obtained but due to the Christmas / New Year holidays and the current weather situation here at the moment the vehicle was returned to the owners. It will be back to have the ...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, runs rich VIN: SALTY16473
Well, i certainly am thankful for the replies i got on this vehicle, this is one of those situations where i chased my tail over some bad brand new oxygen sensors, i ended up replacing the sensor twice and it has been 4000 miles and no problems since! the info...
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Stall VIN: WV2XB025FH
Well the Vanagon is Vanagone! Was finally able to locate the the problem. Turned out the ignition switch was failing. I tested it previously with a DVOM and doing a voltage drop across the switch. That tested fine. after a few days of letting the brain se...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD23B3Y
Well thanks for all the replies, most of which confirmed my thoughts. As it turned out it was indeed technician error. Tech missed a plug way up under the dash. We plugged it in and the car fired right up. Fuse #32 powers the injectors and then feed back to th...
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