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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L door lock VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Hello ,thanks for taking time to read this request . I would like to know if there is a way to tell if the key fob is transmitting a signal to the control module .I use the Ross-Tech program and a lap top .When I access central locking I can monitor changes ,s...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L srs light on VIN: 5UXFA53543
Got everything back together and works great but when it cam i it had srs light on. Found codes 240,80 but no info in alldata about air bag codes. Tryed to clear but comes back imedilley. Check fueses ok. If someone could let me know what those codes are would...
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2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L brake warning light VIN: 4USBT53584
Frequently while driving the red brake warning light will blink on and off accompanied by the warning gong as though handbrake were not fully released.As noted the fluid level switch is new.My PC Retriever finds no codes in any systems but is not accessing the...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJWA01U25
Hello to all, This customer was refered to us from another shop. The customer mentioned that this has been a great car up to now. He mentioned that around a month ago the battery went dead. He had it tested and they told him it was good. Since it was the origi...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L cruise control VIN: SALJY124XY
The cruise does not engage for whatever reason. The vacuum pump does not come on with and cruise switch on.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: EA30D6J097
hey guys. ive replaced the jetronic module on this benz to solve a high idle problem. the car now idles too low. in the archives there is a post about grounding a wire to raise the idle a little. its not very clear so it was no help. do any of you old school b...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Brake Pedal VIN: 4JGAB54E61
This ML came in with a low brake pedal, it would sink just as if the Master Cylinder was bypassing fluid past the seals. We installed a new ATE (OEM) Master Cylinder. Problem was the same, Installed a 2nd master cylinder and bled vehicle, with a pressure bleed...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L vent selection VIN: WDBSK75F93
Greetings all,we have a real doozy on our hands here. Customer complaint is unable to move blower vent selection from floor & defrost. retrieved dtcs for every single stepper motor malfunctioning. Erased dtcs, performed stepper normalization procedure with SD...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz Smart .7L security system VIN: WME4503321
This vehicle came in for no crank no start condition. When you turn the key on the key symbol on in the dash is flashing. I assume this is a security issue. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on these cars out there. If anyone can help or point me in a dir...
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1960 MG MGA 1.6L Clutch
Hi all I need some help One of our customers has dropped of a car for use to replace the clutch 1960 MGA roadster 1600 MK1 made between January and June of 1960 I don't have any manuals on this car and need some one to help me. If you have a manual or a list...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF58K32
Thanks for any help. 2002 Saab 9-3 with 2.0litre turbo. customer came in last week saying his motor mounts were torn and the engine was shaking. we verified and sold the mounts. all seemed well for a week, he returned saying it is doing the same thing, while i...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L electric window, door lock switch VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
Drivers side window inop with drivers window switch. Drivers side lock switch inop also. Passenger side lock switch will operate locks. Passenger window works with master switch (drivers switch). I switched left and right on master switch and both switches wi...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
HELP. have a jetta with a 2.0 DISTRIBUTORLESS IGNITION. Had broken timing belt. Replaced belt, tune up cam sen. Now I have a bad misfire on CYL #3 at idle, but after test drive scanner says misfire on all cylinders. It acts like a cylinders not even firing (sh...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L windshield wipers VIN: WVGZC67L84
Vw techs, This customer came in with a complaint of wipers inop. wipers stopped in mid swipe and stayed there. I know that the hood must be closed and that I can access the wiper electronics in my x-431 but from there I need help. I dont know what to punch in ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWSR69M14
We checked the inner cooler with no issue to be found; the intank fuel pump was inoperative, now replaced. Does the inner cooler have an issue that anyone is aware of? We checked the turbo wastegate, it will not hold back with vacuum. Is this normal? Checked f... Trouble codes: P0101
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWCD63B25
Help VW techs! This Passat came in with a timing chain cutting into the valve cover and a p0011 camshaft a ( intake) retard setpoint not reached (over- advanced) implausible signal intermittent. We found chain stretched and tensioner faulty- oil pressure is go...
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2005 Volvo S60 R 2.5L radiator VIN: YV1RH52735
Hello all i'm looking for some help with an 05 Volvo s60R.It was at the dealer for oil in the coolant.Dealer says needs a headgasket and possibly machine work.Is there anyone one who has possibly replaced a oil cooler for the same problem?Or possibly a bad Tur...
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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59215
Hello Group, Sorry to say that we are in a very rural area and do not see alot of volvo's. Therefore we are not as equipped as we would like to be for this application. The vehicle arrived with ses lamp on. P0016 and p0017 in memory (do not know the volvo co... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crank/cam correlation bank1 sensor b), P0017 (Crank/cam correlation bank1 sensor a)
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33421
The vanos was the problem, I installed new one & no more check engine light any more, Thanks to every one who helped in this matter Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft exhaust signal).
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAAN37401
From the summary of everyones suggestions, I have stuck rings. I will be running a cleaning treatment with regular oil and seafoam. I will report after a few months. The Customer may have to live with it. I knew the OE 10-15K oil change schedual was a hunk of ...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L warning ligh VIN: WBACB33506
thanks for your help, the fix was replacing the front brake wear sensor, the vehicle had new front brake pads install prior to us seeing the vehicle, the sensor was reused, we replace the front sensor and the reset completed. thanks for your help.
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2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Collision Repair VIN: WBAWL13549
thanks robert the top was heavy did not need to bypass it took the pump and the top as a unit hope it goes back in ok thanks robert for your help not to bad to remove
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1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L A/C Service Ports VIN: ZFFXR48A4V
Thanks to Denton, Edward and Christopher for taking your time to respond to my request. Service valves were behind storage liner by evaporator unit as stated. For anybody interested, workshop manuals and parts diagrams are available online at ricambiamerica....
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L High beams VIN: WDBJF7OH1X
Thanks to all replies. Peter from California and Alexander from Georgia were right on the money when they said the light control module. I had plugged in a new combo switch with the same results. After checking connectors and circuits this left the module. Got...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L No Start VIN: WDF6380942
Thanks everyone for yor patience on this one , after I replaced every fuel line o ring I could easily reach the vehicle still would not start after sitting for a couple of days,I suspected the fuel pumps were drawing air but the owner declined any major repair... Trouble codes: P1187.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 3VWSK69MX1
THANKS FOR THE 10 REPLIES IN 24 HOURS, MOSTLY POINTING AT THE RINGS. UNFORTUNATELY, IT WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY, CUSTOMER DECIDED SHE WON'T SPEND ANYMORE MONEY ON THIS CAR, LOOKING FOR ANOTHER CAR. THANKS GUYS, JOHN.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L system VIN: WVWSB61J81
Sorry that it took so long,We where waiting for customer to return for compressor install.All correct new compressor fixed the problem...
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1990 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1FA8850L
So... thanks for all of your replies. I feel a little stupid here. At the begining of my diagnostics,I checked fuel pressure and it was correct. But I never checked my dead head pressure, After alot of frustration I started rechecking some of my results.Dead h...
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