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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L multiple items VIN: WBADM5346Y
customer came in with the trac and brake lamps on (IP)and ofcourse is upset that i did not imediatly know what the problem is. however the abs system has codes 20,69,& 73. 73 needs a new preasure sensor. 69 for brake lamp switch is currently operating propper...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Cooling system VIN: 5UXFB53534
we have a coolant leak at the weep hole in the upper portion of the timing cover. On the older models; which we are familar; it would be the valley pan gasket. What is it on this "newer" style N62 engine? thank you very much Dick [...]
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L harmonic balancer VIN: SAJDA01D3Y
Hello Jag techs (or Lincoln techs, same chassis just a different body), hope your busier then us. We are not a Jag specific shop, and have very little exp. with Lincoln. Here's our problem. We have a front crank seal leaking very badly on this 4.0 Jag (Lincoln...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E2M
Vehicle came in with complaint of hesitation on accel off idle and also hesitation under accel when driving. Test drove vehicle to confirm. Hesitation would range from short to sometimes a couple seconds, but once clear engine had excellent power and pulled ve...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Conv Top / Inst Gauges VIN: WDBFA76E4R
I have a 94 Mercedes SL600 brought in today. Customer stated that after they had some minor body work done to the rear quarter panel, the convertable top and dash gauges are now inop. I tried using my Snap-On Verus to check for codes but it will not communicat...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Steering VIN: 4JGAB54E93
Hi this benz came in for a 20k servic filters and fluids fi service 4 tires and front brakes. Car left fine customer took the car to the car wash and the red steering wheel light came on dash. I pulled 3 codes c1212 overvoltage terminal 30 c1174 steering angle...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGBB75E66
Hey guys,need some help with this. ML500 on idle vehicle seems to have a slight miss, the vehicle shakes (kind of) but no codes no misfire detected. In drive with foot on brake the shake/misfire is a little worse, still no misfire detected.Slightly raise the i...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L SRS light on VIN: WPOCA2980Y
SRS light is on with a coe P001B, passenger air bag igniter circuit, wiring or control module. We are unable to find any test data for this code and are hoping someone can help. If we clear code it returns immediately. Thanks in advance. Kevin
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2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Radio VIN: WP0CA29815
Hello,i am working on a boxster and i have very little information about the sound system. This car was hit in the drivers door while on our lot and the whole door had to be replaced. The battery was also dead at this time so we put in a new battery. After the...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WV2ZB0252H
Old school vw techs help.after warmed up a bit and accelerating under load at about 3000 rpm, engine cuts out, doesn't die, just real bad hesitation, like it's choking, has a large exhaust leak in front of o2 sensor, but under the impression this shouldn't aff...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWCD31Y84
Customer states windows operate up and down randomly on their own. Customer was walking to the vehicle key in his pocket and the windows started working on their own. Any help or better starting point would be greatly appreciated.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Fit & Finish VIN: 3VWSE69MX4
does anybody know the paint code for the OEM BBS 18" wheels on this car. They're silver and I'm looking for the paint code, not a dupli color aerosol. We'll be using a professional 2 part paint. color/clear
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2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29581
This car keeps setting p0420 code. While monitoring the upstream and downstream sensors the scope pattern is pretty much identical. Converter - right? The downstream sensor is right after the front converter and there is some distance between the downstream se... Trouble codes: P0420
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Noise VIN: YVISZ58D62
When Driving vehicle, when gas pedal is released a loud "hissing" is heard. The noise is coming from the air inlet to the turbo. (air cleaner housing). Seems to be a good seal all the way to the turbo. Is this a normal noise that is not being isolated from the...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUTC68EX4
Hi there. This vehicle has not returned for further analysis. The care runs fine except for the CEL being on. I expect to see it again in the fall when her insurance comes due. I mentioned that the timing marks are OK and that I looked it the cam journals... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft timing retarded.), P1479 (Brake vacuum mechanical malfunction.).
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L brake booster VIN: WBSDE9349Y
thanks everyone who offerd there thoughts, we replace brake booster and made drain hole bigger so water would not fill up around booster and get water sucked into unit.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Park VIN: SAJDA01D81
I'm posting this as a FIX because, after several returns to the shop because the problem would return after days of normal use, I haven't heard from the customer in two weeks. The last time the car came back, I hooked my Autologic up and went to the section...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Atf Temp Light VIN: SALTY1246Y
Hi Everyone: Thanks for the replies. This seems to be a common issue. The ATF sensor resides on the transmission cooler right side of vehicle between radiator and AC condenser. It has a high failure rate according to all 7 replies. It monitors ATF temp and tur...
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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT 4.2L shifting VIN: ZAMCE39A66
Ended up replacing the gearbox actuator, bleeding system and re-running a self-learn. so far have had no problems with the shifting and the customer and picked up there vehicle and has had no problems. thanks to everyone for there help.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cranking VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Thank you all for the wonderful help you provided. The crank position sensor definitely fixed the problem. Thank you once again for your help.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Keyless Go VIN: WDBSK74F33
Everyone had the same idea basically - try to find the 'extra' keyless go cards. As it happens we were also fixing the power top and had a lot of the interior torn out to do this / no extra cards found. Off to the dealer it / no better there. Our next step ...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EB47082
after reading other VW post's i cleared codes in both global and manufactures; finding no other faults. customer has been driving 3 weeks. No mil light! Customer is not concerned about key fob imobilizer; therefor that part not confirmed. A big Thanks to rob... Trouble codes: P1424, P1570.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L no cold VIN: WVWEK93CX6
i did find the compressor i installed was remanufactured. i replaced with new compressor and everything works good
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Radiator Fan VIN: YV1VS29532
I guys I never did find the relay behide the Bumper. Only because I have not had the chance to go back over to where the car is. We did take the high speed fan relay out of box under hood. It only works on lower speeds now . No over heating even with A/C on. T...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L p0026 VIN: YV14MS3821
IATN is on me to close this but the owner had to have the car back that same day and has not returned the car because the check engine light has remained off since I cleared the fault codes. Trouble codes: P0026 (Intake Control Valve).
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2007 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Wheel Bearing VIN: YV1MS68227
Sorry to ask for help on such a seemingly easy fix. I needed to soak it overnight with penetrant and it came out the next morning. Not sure if I had ever seen one so siezed. With such low milage too. Again I appreciate all the help.
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