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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride height VIN: WA1YD64B13
Have a 2003 AUDI Allroad and pulled a trouble code 01772. The front of the car will leak down evenly over a period of 5 to 7 days. Replaced both front air struts and it continues to do the same thing. Suspension comes right back up once engine is started. Comp...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L heater core VIN: WBADD632XV
how does this heating system work? ele. water pump? heater valves? heater core? can the valve on the inside of the fender be bypassed? we would appreceiate any help thank you!
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Display VIN: WBAAM320XO
Hello Everyone, I have in the shop a BMW e46 323 that has lost the display on the cimate control, its not just the backlighting there is nothing there, no fan control, no temp control, no comunication with scan tool, check all fuses and have tried second hand ...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L drivers window VIN: WBAGN63433
When you press auto up on the drivers window it goes all the way up and a little over half way back down. I have tried initialising it useing several different methods including one found in IATN archives. Neither of my information systems have any information...
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2007 BMW MINI 1.6L dsc module VIN: WMWMF33517
Hello all. I have a mini cooper here that has just been repaired by a reputable collision shop. The DSC and amber brake lights are on. The turn signals do not cancel. It has a new clock spring , steering angle sensor aswell as several air bags and pretensioner...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition key VIN: WDBHA24G7Y
Tried installing new EIS but programing key would not light up and no sound from steering unlock when key inserted?
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L popping sound VIN: 4JGCB75EX6
Hi, this one is driving us mad. It is our shop landlord's car, and it is a weird problem. When at road speed, say 30-50 mph, trailing throttle, slight throttle or decel, you hear this erratic "pop pop" sound that sounds for the world to be an exhaust backfire,...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L trans
car is in limp mode has po785 code sls solenoid circuit problem checked harness seems ok ohmmed solenoids at harness don't see any issue tried to clear code but comes right back key on engine off fluid seems good.everyone wants to throw a trans at it curious i...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on, START THEN STALL VIN: 3VWCF21CXY
we have a 2000 vw beetle gls 1.9 diesel turbo in with no start. this vihicle will start for a few seconds and stall. has codes p1156 map sensor cicuit open or shorted to ground and p1161 map sensor circuit open or shorted to power. durring sensor data check i ... Trouble codes: P1151 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to ground), P1161 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to power)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
We have this 01 Jetta that failed the emissions test for high HC's and high NOx ( NOx over 3000ppm ). There were 10 codes in the PCM. Cleared the PCM and no codes have returned, yet. Using the lamda calculator, the air/fuel ratio is over 17 : 1. The B1S1 O2 se...
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1984 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8848E
I know it's old, sorry. Car was supposed to come in for a skipping/lack of power issue. It showed up on a hook though, with a no start on a cold morning. Pulled the plugs, they were fouled, put in new ones, still wouldn't fire. Check spark, fuel, timing, plug ...
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2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1RS59258
I have ABS fault that appears intermittently, code 068 sensor power supply faulty signal. I'm having trouble finding any information as to what this code means, even what sensor is being referred to. Thanks, Ray
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Internal VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Thank you to all that responded. The car is going back together with an extended warranty transmission that they had shipped to us...the warranty companies are cutting into our profits these days! We got a clear idea on the times from everyones post and the cl...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L central lock VIN: WAUDH78E26
Thanks for the 4 replies.Unfortunately when I read David reply ,the customer picked up the car before,so i could not see if the central convienience module (central lock module ,underneath D/S seat, I guess!)is wet with water intrude. But I did try,what Philli...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L head rest VIN: WBABS53461
thanks for all replies,thanks to Robert,I guess at one point the roll bars were deployed,and comes out of head rest,after rest need to replace head rests,with a little more effort were able to remove headrests and replace new ones,that is what I was asked to d...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EOT
Thanks to you guys we have fixed this Benz, though feeling a bit sheepish about what it turned out to be. As per your suggestions, we checked the throttle body for it being in sync with control unit ( actually was the original swapped from the bad motor alread... Trouble codes: 116 (no can data from rcl control module), 117 (attempt to start with rcl locked).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBRF84J83
thanks for everyones reply ..it ended up being that the bottom stepper motor door was acting up lubed it up and seems to be working fine now .. thanks again
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AB0942J
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP, I HAD THE BAD FEELING ON THIS CAR FROM THE TIME IT CAME IN ON HOOK, HOOKED VACUUM/PRESSURE GAUGE TO DIPSTICK TUBE AS WAS SUGGEST [GOOD IDEA] AND DROVE CAR 60 MPH ON LEVEL ROAD SHOWED 1 1/2 TO 2 LBS CRANK PRESSURE, ON A FULL ACCEL F...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L p0730 VIN: YS3DD58H71
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED SO FAST. AS ALL SAID THE RADIATOR COOLER IS LEAKING. OLDER CHRYSLERS DID THE SAME BUT THE FLUID WOULD TURN MILKY PINK. I'M REPLACEING THE RADIATOR FLUSHING THE TRANS AND HOPE FOR THE BEST. LIKE I SAID THE TRANS IS SHIFTING PERFECT RIG...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Tach erratic, OPS light flashes, ABS Yellow light VIN: WVWCD63B3X
When I was able to have the problem occur in the shop, the tach was not working. I unplugged the ABS module and instantly the tach started to work and some of the lights went out. I managed to replaced the module in the vehicle with a new one. The module was ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L front seal area VIN: 3VWSE69M92
Thanks to all who offered help. Peter from Wisconsin correctly identified problem. When I removed front seal I saw that my tech had missed the spun front bushing. The bushing seat in the front pump was some what scored but given the price of rebuilding or repl...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWCD21C73
Thank you all for the responces. Everyone has said that you must replace with the same engine code. Emmissions, year model, and general engine design are the top three reasons. We have a long and very good standing with the salvage yard the engine is coming...
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