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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Clutch, gear engagement engaging, reverse gear VIN: TRUWC28N12
This Audi will not go into reverse (no reverse gear). Forward gears work fine. No relevant VAG codes present (unless of course this problem could be related to the window being activated for too long? :). When attempting to go into reverse there is resistance ...
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2002 Audi S4 2.7L abs VIN: WAURD68D62
Help needed. car came in with high beams inop. We replaced the combination switch. Upon removal of steering wheel the clockspring came apart. We reassembled it and the had a code for faulty steering angle sensor. We replaced the clockspring and now has code 01...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Buckle VIN: WBABK8338X
This car came in with a air bag light on with a code 17 pass. side buckle switch. I cleared the code and it does not come back I tested both buckles and the sensor wire going to the module shoes ground with the it buckled or unbuckled. Is there a common fault ...
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2006 BMW 760Li 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN01068
hi guys.the vehicle came in with vibration,use ISID to check the cylinder smooth,the cylinder 11 is 4.23,others are ok,we replace the DME2,replaced the engine lines(just the sensors lines not the injector lines and the ignition oil lines)replcaced the injector...
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1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: SAJNV5845E
hello fellow techs my problem with this is the brake light indicator for low fluid and low brake pressure stays onall the time. i replace the fluid cap and fouond a leaking brake caliper in the right rear which i replaced and bled. i have tried to find the loc...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L unknown VIN: SALME11423
Customer's Range Rover has been brought in for "Key Battery, LOW" fault displayed on the cluster. We replaced Keyless Remote's battery with new but the fault message has remained unchanged. We swapped the key with second Master Key and still, same fault still...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L radio
Hi group this car has been sitting for years and the battery was dead I replaced the battery and it started but the radio has no display at all or no noise ect.. the fuse is ok and the cust said it was fine the last time they ran it. Does it have a code for th...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Stall, voltage at pcm VIN: WDBFA63F9T
Thanks to my fellow techs in advance... The owner of the car stated that the car would start and run for a few seconds. As soon as the idle would start to come down, the car would stall and would be difficult to restart. If you nurse the car through the stall ... Trouble codes: 110 (voltage threshold)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L spring VIN: WDBGA51G5V
Hey guys. This S500 went to the dealer and recieved an estimate for 1900, what this consisted of I'm not sure. The coustmers complaint was a bouncy ride. Anyway, im guessing he probably just needed accumlators. He took the car to midas and they replaced his ad...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
We received this ML 320 after several other repair shops had failed to repair it. Car wouldn't start when brought in, Found a massive whole in the intake. removed and replaced complete intake manifold, replaced all gaskets and got the ML started, now it will s...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Hello fellow Mercedes techs. Looking for a little help on this 320. No A/C cause probably the EC light remains on. Seen the bulletin on the temp sensor. Replaced with new from mercedes but light is still on with no compressor coming on. Checked freon level - o...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L odometer VIN: WDBHA24G3Y
Vehicle came in and customer requested a 60K service, check esp light. The vehicle is not driven a lot and customer stated that they would have to put on charger, After charging the battery it still tested weak, so it was replaced. The issue were having and ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBJH82J21
I will be performing cylinder head R&R this week on a E320. I have little experience with this engine and am looking for advise,tips and tricks. Also I need a list of any special tools required for proper timing chain set up.(Iam going to purchase them) Any ad...
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1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CAZN42A4F
This one has no power, and no power to the ecu. I desperately need to know how power gets to the ecu. Does anyone have a schematic for one of these? Any help greatly appreciated.
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L directional Inopp. VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
Hello I have a 00 volvo S80 with a history of batterys dying. I replaced the battery 2 weeks ago when battery test showed a bad cell. The vehicle is back with a complaint of no Directionals and No function of steering wheel buttons. A communication code with S...
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1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1154100083
THANKS TO NICK AND MARLON FOR THEIR EXCELLENT ADVICE. I ORDERED WES INGRAMS BOOK AND IT HAS ALL THE INFO I NEED TO DIAGNOSE. REPAIR AND ADJUST THIS SYSTEM. I LOVE IATN!!!
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L timing chain VIN: WBABM5341Y
Removed and inspected disa valve was not loose. Vavle cover area is very clean. Suspect VANOS ass. Do not have factory scan tool or special alignment tools. Rec yo dealer. Thanks for all the help
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ses light on VIN: WBDAM6343Y
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. I WAS NOT ABLE TO RESOLVE THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ISSUE WITH THIS CAR AND SENT IT TO THE DEALER. MOST OF YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN YOIU SAID THE MODIS WAS NOT A VERY USEFUL SCAN TOOL FOR BMW'S
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Readiness VIN: WBAAV33441
Customer had to drive the vehicle for 3 weeks beforew it went READY. not sure why. but it is all set now.
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCN33472
Well This problem is still a mystery. The general opinion is to smoke the exhaust and intake systems but the customer has not returned so we'll just close this with not fixed yet and if they do come back we'll repost or start over. Thank you to everyone who re... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1).
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L oil leak VIN: 5UXFA535X3
Thank you guys for all your input. It looks like a commun problem this oil leak. I wait for customer to come back if he decide to take care of the problem. If he's going to do it! Anyway, I have to close this post. Thank you again. Good luck everyone!
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L driveline VIN: SAJDA1400Y
thanke to all who replied to my cries for help. sorry it took so long to close this one out, got tied up on other jobs most of you know how that is. special thanks to Damon from Australia, and Dana from Mass. we replaced the carrier bearing and added some luca...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: SAJDA01N61
HI THERE. WE GOT SEVERAL GOOD REPLIES. THERE SEEMS TO BE 3 PROBLEMS THAT OCCUR MOST FREQUENTLY. OURS WAS THE IGNITION COILS. WE HAVE SEEN THIS NOW TWICE. BOTH TIMES THE CARS CAME IN WITH 3 NEW IGNITION COILS INSTALLED ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. WE INSTALLED 3 MORE...
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSH23438
I am 99% certain this one is fixed.I spoke to a Rover tech @ Bennett Landrover in Allentown and he said that they are seeing a lot of defective maf's.Put on a new maf(100 dollars)and have gone through multiple drive cycles since without reoccurence of the 171 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (systen lean-bank1), P0174 (system lean-bank 2), P0441 (Evap system-incorrect purge flow).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Well as it turned out the clutch switch had failed even though it is good. By using a 36 LED light panel in place of the starter relay I was able to better monitor what was going on. As it turned out the clutch switch would occasionally drop out or change it's...
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1981 Other European DMC 12 2.9L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: SCEDT26T9B
Well I'm happy to say that this one is fixed! Turns out that the govenor computer was bad. I had placed a call to the DMC dealer (supprised to know there was one out there) and they told me that this is a common failure with these cars. They do not like being ...
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1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Engine Smokes VIN: 9119210583
A few of the replies hit it right on the nose. I pulled the exhaust while waiting for replies. The cat and muffler both were soaked in oil. The vehicle sits for months before it is run, and then usually for 20 minutes. The exhaust guides had some wear, and oil...
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2007 Porsche Caynne 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WP1AA29P44
According to the mobil oil website,this ca can use mobil 3309 ATF or toyota T-IV ATF.We use T-IV ATF.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L vss VIN: 3VWSP69M51
Thanks, folks. A new TCM fixed this vehicle. I oscilloscope tested both G38 and G68 sensors at the TCM and had a good signal. After many hours of checking grounds, adding grounds and verifying proper sensor signals, the only available conclusion was the trans ...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VW2550Y
THE FIX NEEDED UP BEING THE INJECTORS OFF THE USED MOTOR WERE BAD AND PLUGED UP. THINK FOR YOUR HELP. I TRYED THE OTHER INJECTORS OFF THE OLD ENG AND THE ENG FRIED RIGHT UP. HAVE NOT HERD FROM THE CLIENT AS OF YET. Trouble codes: ECM0D, ECM0D.
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CZ91H43
Thanks everyone for the info. What I needed to know was how to get to the fuel pump. Its under the 3rd row seat. Getting the interior out was/is a pain. The customer was stranded here and so it went to the dealer. Personally I will never do another volvo fuel ...
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