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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cooling? VIN: WAUED24B1Y
I have a 2000 a6 quattro sedan with a coolant leak under the intake manifold. We tried with mirrors and snap on inspection scope and can not tell where it is coming from. Our next step is to pull the intake manifold to try to see it. Does anyone have any ideas...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L data stream VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
Vehicle communicates with vag and obd2 scan tools with key on engine off. after starting data is lost however the readiness monitors stay complete. the data link power supplies and grounds are ok. The vag still receives data when running. The problem is that w...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBAZC9323V
hello bwm tech car came in no start cust replaced plugs with new ones still no start check codes found none check with scan tool my intake air reads -54 the sensor is open i have 4.7 volts at connector if i pull fuse for fuel pump car starts and runs till fuel...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJHX6046X
I need a little help understanding the clutch system on this XJ alternator. Problem is when the car sits overnite in cold weather, on start up the alt input pulley and shaft cycle in and out of the alt body. Sounds like an ABS pump charging. But you can see th...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starting VIN: WDBKK47F5W
At times, starter not working. Sometimes when the car starts, it will run ok and after 4-5 minutes of driving, car will cut out.If it does not cut out in first 5 minutes, it will continue to run.No check engine light on. Believe there are 2 problems. Last time...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI 2.7L engine VIN: WDC1631132
Hello everyone I have this ML that has come in with a loud knock in the engine . The owner states that the car got hot going up a mountain and after that the noise appeared.The engine runs fine ,no miss no smoke no codes.I have pulled the cam cover and have fo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cluster VIN: WDBRN47J52
M.B guys I need your help. 2002 C230 Komp came in cluster intermittently fails. Codes retrieved #P202D C A N message from module inst cluster network interruption. Also Code # P2315 fault in C A N communication with cluster. Please assist. Thanks Henry
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
need help with this mb.the headrests will not work with the button on the door.if you move the seat back forward as if you were getting in the back seat they operate fine.if you press the button to try to make them go up and down they move for a second then st...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L SRS(airbag) VIN: WPOCA299XT
Porsche guys I have a 1996 Porsche 911(993) with an Airbag(SRS) lamp on after a horn repair(airbag frame bad). Vehicle was moved while D/S Airbag module was off. I was not concerned because we have Durametric software capable of clearing the code. WELL GUESS W...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L steering VIN: YS3DD35B7T
Vehicle was dropped off to check a vibration around 60 MPH. Test drove and verified concern. Vibration comes on around 55 with slight throttle, if throttle is released vibration continues, shift in nuetral and coast, still vibrates. If you keep throttle around...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
I apoligize if I do not post enough info. This is my first time posting a help request. I have a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle we have put a headgasket on, and can't find the timing mark for the crankshaft. I have alldata and its states it is on the flywheel. Was hop...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Wipers VIN: 9BWGP61J42
customer had car at dealer because right turn signal stayed on when locking car int. They changed the turn signal switch then called and said it didnt fix the problem so the customer pulled the car from the dealer and then i get it in pieces. I got the car to ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ558DX
ABS inoporative. Throws code after driving. Wheels lock but L front seems the worst. Scraping noise in same area when driving off cold or braking at times. Do you think a brake hose is causing it? Wheels are not tight when car is on the lift FYI Customer think...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L shocks VIN: YV1VS27533
This vehicle belongs to a very loyal customer. She brought her car in 6 months ago with a front end noise. We saw that the strut mounts in the front were broken. We replaced the mounts with OE parts from volvo. 2 months later she came back with the same proble...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L door locks VIN: WAUGB28D0P
Thanks to all for the tips. Customer took car but is to return in 2 weeks. Checked door wiring and hood switch. Plan to attack the vac system next. Checking for positive pressure as well as negitive.
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGHC12344
thanks to all you fellow techs out there. every response said to look at the water pump and sure enough the damn water pump impeller broke off and wasn't recirculating the coolant. luckily i found that chunk of plastic that broke of. installed new pump with me...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8322T
thanks guys for the help, the majority said that the pump for the transmission was suspect. I pulled the transmission and inspected the dog ears and one was sheared off and mashed against the other one. Thanks again. Replacement of the pump is in the works.
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L wont start VIN: WBASB53402
Found fuel pump relay plug corroded & making poor contact. Repaired contacts, has been operating normally for 4 days.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L loss of data comunication of park
HELLO. THANKS EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO HELP IN THIS REPAIR . TODAY I GOT USED J-GATE , AND JUST PLUGED IT IN WIRING HARNES TO TRY , AND IT IS WORKING LIKE ARE CHARM. TOMOROW WILL INSTALL J- GATE AND ONE MORE JAGUAR IS READY TO ROAM. THANKS EVERY TECH F...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C32
Thanks to all who helped on this one. Ended up sending car to dealer as it started up and ran fine for me. they ended up replacing fuel pump. Stu
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L heated windshield VIN: WDBNG75J92
Thank you to all who replied. The fuse location is in the right side of the trunk ahead of the wheel arch. We had to do a little digging to find it, but all four replies were correct. Thanks again, Chris.
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
I have found the info only by looking at another cylinder head a friend had. The VW and Audi dealers had absolutly no info at all. The casting numbers are usless. As one of the tech replies states the lobes are different. Looking at engine from the front the l...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1TS90D9Y
The customer pulled the battery cables overnight and then restarted the vehicle. So far the car is running smooth. If it happens again, we will bereplacing the ETM. Thanks for all the help,
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