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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L everything VIN: WDBNG75J61
engine will not shut off. this is my car, driving to races, notice a/c quits blowing cold, brake warning light comes on in the dash, get to race track have buddy check lights, go to shut it off and it won't shut off! You turn the key off and all the warning li...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L hub bearing VIN: WDBRF61J42
I tried to replace the front driver side wheel bearing. When I took off the cap, I found a big nut. It is not a normal nut. It looks like a battery post clamp, which was tightened by a tiny hex head bolt. How can I remove the big nut? Can I just turn the nut w...
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2007 Porsche Boxster S 3.4L Battery Drain VIN: WP0CB29867
Hi, I have this 07 987 Boxster and the customer complains that the battery goes dead after one week of sitting. I have checked for a battery draw and have found a draw of 90-205ma(cycles back and forth) after 2 hours of sitting with the doors locked/alarm acti...
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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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2000 Audi A4 1.8L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
Thank you to every one that responded. The oil temp sensor on this model was indeed located in the oil level sensor in the pan. We also learned on the models that the sensor is located in the pan that you should not use the aftermarket sensors as they do not w...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L timing VIN: SALNE22282
Thanks to all who responded. Very helpful. I am going to verify engine damage by closing valves and listening for leakage at exhaust or intake and I feel fairly certain that i"ll be replacing the engine.
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L transmission VIN: SALTL12452
Thanks for all the responses guys, three said possible battery or charging system problems, would not have gone there considering it spun over just fine when starting it up, but a battery test verified it was bad. Replaced and haven't been able to duplicate. ...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALTY154X2
This vehicle is not fixed and the vehicle left soon after the post...sorry for the delay. Most said to look very closely at the front driveshaft at the ujoints on the transfer case side of the shaft. these were examined and not found to be faulty. some siad t...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L vent selection VIN: WDBSK75F93
Well, it was a connection problem to the stepper motors. The flat ribbon wiring harness was plugged into the wrong connector! I got bit by PMS! (previous mechanic syndrome) The stepper harness connector is identical to one that plugs into the shifter. The on...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L poor power VIN: WDBUF26J95
Hello Gang...Success!!! This was one of the more vague repairs I've ever attempted, based mostly on internet and "fix it" site information. The intake manifold was so badly carbon fouled that the runner doors for the "variable Induction System" often got h... Trouble codes: P2015 (Fuel rail pressure low).
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2005 Other European FOURTWO CDI .8L Drive-axles VIN: WMEASOOF5S
Thanks very much for the torque info. Finding it difficult to access Smart Car Specs. Again, many thanks
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L TWICE unit VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Bad TWICE unit. Replaced it and reprogrammed with Tech 2 and all is well. Thanks for all your help.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no 5th gear VIN: WWWMD63B8X
Thanks to everyone that replied.Turn out it was the trans. range switch.Replace switch and everythings ok.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M01
The client, (car dealer) refused the repairs or further diag. Back to the auction. I would have liked to have tried a factory sensor next and then looked into the timing chains. Trouble codes: P0340, P0420.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWCP21C12
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, WE FOUND THE SENSOR CIRCUIT SHORTED TO THE SHIELD CIRCUIT, SO IT WAS SEEING A A/C SIGNAL ON THE SHIELD CIRCUIT AT THE TCM. SHOULD HAVE CHECK THAT BEFORE WE REPLACED THE TCM. EXPENSIVE LESON LEARNED. THANKS FOR THE QUICK RESPONSES.
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2001 Volvo V40 1.9L ignition/injection VIN: YV1VW29531
Thanks guys, as most of you suggested; the pressure regulator IS leaking fuel thru the vacuum line into the intake. ordered a new one and the long cranking is fixed. Thanks again...
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