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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driveline Vibration VIN: WAUBA24B5X
We recently purchased an Audi A6 Quattro for a loaner car for our shop. After performing the above mentioned repairs the car has a high frequency vibration most noticeable from 30-40 mph and then again at 55-65 mph. The vibration is felt most in the back seat ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L PCV Plate VIN: WBAGJ8329W
The noise came back and wanted to know if anyone has had multiple bad plates or something else that needs to maake the repair last longer thana year
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L top VIN: WBSBK033XW
Thank you all in advance for any help you may provide. I replaced the front lock motor as another shop twisted so hard on the manual allen that they broke the gear inside. I locked the top down manuelly and the light on the switch is flashing. I read the intia...
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2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03471
Hi all, I'm a Mercedes tech by training, but I'm a Bosch service center and work on mostly German cars. This one has me stumped. Both ECM's on this car kick out code 140 Torque imbalance, within one mile after erasing. We have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pr... Trouble codes: 140 (M73my98 only torque imbalance)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control VIN: WBAFB33501
Hello BMW Techs: We've got an X5 and the display intermittently keeps reading Suspension Inactive. We used the BMW GT-1 and the Auto Logic to read the codes. Code 08 we got from the Auto Logic which read Control Time error lifting, number of reports or times i...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L tank cap VIN: WBANB33584
I got a intermittent small evap leak. got a code set in dme for 29AE-tank cap. Car has a new genuine bmw gas cap. display comes back on every week for the same code. Smoked the tank and i got leak thru the dust filter. is this normal? or is the leak detection ... Trouble codes: 29AE
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power steering VIN: SAJHX1243V
Car at idle steering is pretty hard.As I give a little gas steering becomes normal so we replaced power steering pump and the problem stayed the same.Then we replaced The rack and pignon steering also did not help.Wanted to ask if anyone had any ideas.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: SAJDA01C91
a/c compressor relay not being grounded by pcm.occasionally turning car off and back on,system works normally.voltage drop circuit from pcm to relay,tests good.flags code p1460.monitored throttle and pedal position sensors,both look good.checked evap tenp sens...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L driverside blower VIN: SALPV1242W
Hey guys i have this Range Rover that the air conditioning wont blow out the vents or change to defrost . i found filters under hood and was dirty but didnt help , the blower on passenger side works, drivers side dont and has no power does have two grounds ? i...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: WVWPD63B21
Hi everyone, we have this problem child in the shop 2001 VW Passat. Originally came with cooling system mapping codes, we did the usual, t-stat and cooling switch combo, replacing with new updated green sensor. Now we have cooling fan running all of the time r...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B03
thanks to everyone i replaced fuel cap even couldnt find any leak vehicle didnt come back yet so i think its fixed
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L Hvac Blower VIN: WAUMF78P36
THANK YOU DOMINIC AND JEFF. I HAVE NOT REPLACED A BLOWER MOTOR ON A A3 BEFORE. SO BEFORE I DIVE IN TO A FIX I LIKE INFO. THIS WAS A VERY EASY JOB, JUST REMOVE GLOVE BOX AND BLOWER MOTOR TWISTS OUT. FAN DOES NOT TURN MOTOR FROZEN.NEW MOTOR COMING.JEFF THANX FOR...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, No spark VIN: WBABH8320V
After convincing myself that i was right the first time I ordered a new crankshaft sensor and after I installed it the car started up and ran fine. You would think after all of these years I would know better than to try a used part. Thanks for all of the repl...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Sorry to waste anyone's time here, but I am thinking that the new software that I downloaded to my Launch X431 has a bug in it. I am trying to get the customer back so I can use older software and see if I still gets the "Crazy" codes it was giving me. The x43... Trouble codes: 1, 3, 0, C, 1, 3, 0, 17 (Please refer to relevant technical manual), 1, 3, 0, 1A, 1, 3, 0, 11 (Please refer to relevant technical manual).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ334X3
Dropped fuel tank and found that the fuel vapor detection sensor was bad. Replaced the bad sensor and updated software. Cleared the CEL and test drove. Thanks to all you who responded, Trouble codes: P1429 (Primary electric air pump failure).
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFA535X3
Thanks for all of your help.I was able to clear all of the codes in the a/c module with my snap on verus with euro software.After clearing the codes when I turned the a/c on I could see a 13 volt signal for a few seconds and then it would go back to 4 volts.Th...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: 5UXFB5352L
Thank you to all that replied and a special thanks to Eric from Canada who hit it right on the head...it was the Actuator assembly on the transfer case that was bad...the plastic gears were if fact bad! We replace the transfer case actuator assembly and the ve...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery drai VIN: SAJGX2048X
Thanks to all for the input- the customer called and has decided to hold on any additional testing. We suspect the instrument cluster at this point but cannot confirm that. Thanks again, Greg and crew
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJEA53C32
We have fixed this car, removed intake and the rear valve cover, found that the intake cam was advanced one tooth. We used the end of the cam where there is a square knotch cut out as a guide, set both of them at 12 o'clock, now engine runs well, no lights, d... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected), P0301 (Misfire detected cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire detected cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire detected cylinder 5), P1316 (Unknown), P1313 (Unknown).
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L seat back VIN: SALTP19414
I wasn't able to help this customer. Two replies suggested making sure seat bottom was locking securely in place. It was. Seat back will not latch unless seat bottom is locked. Customer is researching/appealing to Rover for assistance. I suspect he will get no...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBGA43E9S
Hi again, and thanks very much to all who took the time to respond. Several of you hit the nail on the head. It was the heater fan resistor/controller. I had left the car for 20 to 30 minutes while I checked everything before, but everything except the fan re...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Turns out the wire from the fan module to the fan (black with white stripe) was pinched under a bolt causing a partial intermittant short. This would drag down the pulse width modulated signal from the sam to the fan module to .8V, should be 8V. After fixing t...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Monitor System VIN: WDBNG74J44
thank you for all your responses, specially the tech from Florida who took his time and give me a call.. we replaced all tire sensors and system is working as designed... thank's all..
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pressure Plate VIN: 3VWSB81HXV
Well I think we got a solid lesson in "self-adjusting" clutch cables from VW. It turns out there is a procedure for "holding" the clutch cable together before you disconnect it from the transmission. And there is another procedure for pulling it together if yo...
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