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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Temp Sensor VIN: WAUEH4B7YN
The customer brought the vehicle in and the oil temp gauge will not move from the 150 degree mark. When the ignition is turned of the needle will go to the neutral position, when the ignition is turn on the needle goes to 150 degrees and stays there no matter ...
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L driver air bag circuit VIN: WAUJT68E44
this audi has an 00588 srs code ( drivers side air bag circuit fault). It appears that the dignostic info on this system is essentially propritary, alldata and mitchell have virtually nothing useful and the erwin, the audi site suggests that the factory audi s...
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1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDADB7400D
Need some help old school BMW techs out there. This 533i is running extremely rich (dumping lots of fuel and making the idle rough) for aprox.a minute after startups. hot or cold restarts. after a while it clears off and runs fine. and it is intermittent. Here...
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5314M
91 bmw 525i surging at idle and running rich.ecm was replaced with a used one.old one had two coil drivers burn.the problem is that ecm doesn"t ground o2 sensor relay,therefore o2 is not working signal stay at .70volts and o2 heater is not working.all wiring h... Trouble codes: 026 (f0und no description), 070, 210 (o2 control)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBACD4326W
Hey there, i have a 98' 328i that will not start after car sits overnight. Check parasitic drain and found 800mA. Went through and found aftermarket alarm pulled fuses and dropped to 300mA. let it sit overnight and still the battery is dead in the morning. Rec...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L speedo/abs VIN: WBADN6348Y
mornin fellow techs.hopfully an easy one for the beemer techs.she comes in with trans and engine failsafe message in the cluster and codes for vehicle speed sensor and engine temp sensor.piece of cake right?temp problem is no biggie,etc is leaking and stat is ...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAAN37401
Car started using oil alot about 10K ago. 2 quarts in less than 750 miles. We have replace a leaking valve cover gasket and replace PCV parts and hoses under intake. Still 2 quarts in 750 miles. No smoke , no drivability problems. I have looked into history ca...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63442
this car came in run fine no check engine , the other tech did vavle cover gasket some how he mess up something now the car running rough have code missfire 1,2,3,4 and 27bb(po014) funtion camshaft exhaust bank 1 ... i did relearn motor encentric shaft .. smok... Trouble codes: 27BB
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Left-Rear VIN: WDBGA51E7S
Hello everyone, I could really use some help here. I have been working on this Benz for quite some time now and I am so frustrated and worn out from crawling all over it; I may have lost some common sense over this. Customer came in with a complaint of a loud ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Windows,Mirrors And Trunk Release VIN: WDBJF65J81
Hey guys, car came to shop with inop windows and mirrors. Customer states just had alternator replaced at another shop, was fine before it was replaced. The verus has no accessabilty to body, i have carman but never bought the connectors (tried throught obd ii...
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2987V
Car came in with the clutch pedal on the floor. The problem is the 2 6mm bolts that secure the clutch master cylinder are broken off in the sheet steel structure that the cylinder attaches to. Access is very poor, and the bolt remnants are tight in the threads...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBB81E9X
when warms up it dies and no spark replaced ign.module and coil do not have a good diagram on it. It will start back up when cools down thinking maybe a relay thanks!!!
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1985 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8851F
Please note this car has almost 400K and I've been servicing it for around its last 200K. Weird problem. Customer is old so uses the car to go down his driveway,get his mail and then come back up his steep driveway. It's when he comes up that the driveway whe...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L speedo tach-odo VIN: YV1LW5536W
About half of the instrument panel in this car works. Fuel gauge, temp gauge, trip odo, and warning lights all work. Tach, speedo, odo, and trip computer/clock are inoperative. The other odd thing is the service light flashes constantly. I presume that means s...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L gauges VIN: YV1CN59H44
Hello Volvo Techs! Customer states the only after driving an hour the instrument cluster goes out and the car starts to run really bad. If you restart the car again, everything is fine. I used Vida and pulled codes. They all had the same code E003 (configurat...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling System VIN: YV1CZ91H14
Customer complaint of low coolant light on,refilled 3 times in 2 weeks,pressure check 2 times,no sign of coolant leak, pressure drops from 15 psi to 13 psi after about 1 hour,stays at 13 psi,no signs of coolant in oil or tranny oil,hydrocarbon test,no signs of...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1CZ59215
This vehicle was towed in, customer drove about 1 block from house, died while driving. Has no fuel pressure before fuel filter, or at fuel rail. Has spark at coil and inj. pulse. We can hear the fuel pump run, but no/zero pressure. We understand that this veh... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1), P0302 (Misfire 2), P0336 (Ckp a circuit range / perf)
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 20SFM24982
HI SORRY I TOOK SO LONG FINALLY GOT AROUND TO LOOKING AT IT YESTERDAY. IT WAS THE GOOSENECK VACUUM LINE UNDER THE INTAKE. SOME HOW IT GOT POPPED OFF. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN534X1
FINALLY FOUND THE PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR THE REPLIES. FOUND THE CRANKCASE BREATHER VALVE TO BE THE PROBLEM. SOMEONE HAD REPLACE THE HOSE FROM THE VALVE TO THE VALVE COVER AND CRACKED THE VALVE IN THE PROCESS. PURCHASED A SLACK TUBE MANOMETER. SHOWED 5 " OF WAT... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean), P0171 (System too lean).
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D43
Thanks guys testing this car is a lot easier to test than Mitchel makes it out to be. give power and ground to the pump and see if you have fuel pressure. The pump was bad, and was caused by the bad gas in the tank. More like varnish than gas. We replaced the ...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Locks VIN: SAJWA71C04
Thanks to everyone that replied. I tried to reprogram the remote as suggested. I couldn't get the proper chirps when flashing the headlight stalk 5 times after holding it to flash and inserting the key to position #1. Tried several different ways and everytime...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L burning smell VIN: WDBUH82J64
I feel like an idiot! the first time the car came in we actually repaired the car; we just replaced the wrong relay. My tech replaced the relay according to the tech buletin in Aldata & put it in the wrong place with out verifying that the relay actually cont...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L rotors VIN: WDBTK72F87
well thanks for all replies i agree with you about OE brakes but that was not a problem.. after replacing rt front Wl bearing some of the noise gone . real problem were - summer TIRES !!he got them used but told me that "WO_WO_WO" was before i replace tires...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C92
Thanks everybody for send me your help, The car finally was fixed, the problem was the fuel inyectors clogged, I put another ones and the engine recover his power,Thanks again. This system really works.
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