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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUPL68E44
This S4 has a very pronounced vibration felt at idle and while driving. The vibration increases as it moves up through RPM ranges and there is a whine type noise heard from the PTO unit. At first we thought is was coming from bell housing area and were thinkin...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAHD6328R
Bmw tech, please help. Car original came in with a long cranking and trans slipping problem. Trouble code for crank sensor. Replace sensor and used transmission, road test, found rpm flunctate at high speed under load and car loss power. Found fuel filter has ...
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Hvac VIN: WBAEV53423
This vehicle does not blow cool air with the ac on.The heater part works good. If the heater hose is clamped off the ac is just fine. When set on 59 degrees, which is max cool, I assume that the electronic valve should be grounded on the yellow colored wire(I ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E9S
customer called said trans won't shift. had towed in. i test drove it everything seemd fine, but i know its going to happen again. Does not slip. fluid id over filled. I'm going to change trans filter and gakst and completely flush . my problem is i have the s...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Power Windows VIN: WDBJF6JF4W
Left side windows and power seat quit working. Pull the drivers door module fuse and reinstall and windows and seats start working again. Might work for days, even weeks. I assume its resetting the module, but whats causing them to stop working in the first pl...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Hi car came in last week with these two codes. Another tech cleared them drove it and all seemed well. The car came back same codes. The car is stuck in 1st gear and seems like it bangs into gear when you shift from n to d or r. I cant communicate with trans m...
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1998 Saab 9-3 cab 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3DD78N8X
Good afternoon. I have a problem with this Saab that I hope someone has run into before. Sometimes the temp gauge registers the engine is cold when it actually at N.O.T. Happens randomly, but appears to happen more often after 15 minutes and after a restart. U...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L air bag VIN: YS3FB49S23
Have a 9-3 Model in the shop with a 'loose' steering wheel. I'm having trouble removing the air bag in the center of the wheel. There are no retaining bolts and I've been pulling on the cover to the point where any more effort and something is going to break. ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Miss Fires When Alternator Is Hooked Up VIN: 3VWPA81H4X
Hi, need help on tricky car. Car came in as a no start, we found bad coil and recommended major tune up and customer also wanted timing belt replaced. After we replaced the timing belt we started the car with drive belts off and the engine ran fine. We install...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: WVWPD63B11
we need some help on this one. I've got this 01 vw passat it originally came in with a check engine light for low coolant temp and we replaced the temp sensor with one from carquest that took care of the light but the car came back later customer stating that ...
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2007 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Auto wiper rain sensor VIN: YV1RH52707
Hey guys this is my own vehicle that I can't seem to fix here. I can push the auto button on the wiper controls and the LED will light up,the wipers will do a sweep, and then the LED will turn back off. I'm guessing the logic is that if the rain sensor doesn't...
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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Hesitation VIN: WAUHP84A0P
Duh! Oh well, we overlooked it, but the o2 was lazy when cold. New sensor fixed it right up. Once again... DUH!!!
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDAO1L55
well i got 5 replies all saying these pedals are bad. took 4 days to get from dealer and was told even before i ordered it that i could not return it. installed new pedal and my code went away but came up with 3 new app codes. customer bought used one off inte... Trouble codes: P1576, P0133.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E2M
Hello, sorry for late reply - waited for customer to return. The fuel distributor was the problem. Replaced with a used unit and now things are good.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Steering VIN: 4JGAB54E93
Some times it is the simple things that screw ya. Thanks for the help turns out it was the steering wheel lock on the column. The wheel was not locked. The little light on the dash was because of the lock being unlocked. The codes were unrelated. Thanks to the...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, low power VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
Most replies were for pump/valve timing or restricted exhaust. These items were checked & rechecked with no problems. Could not come up with any specs for the fuel quantity adjuster duty %. Suspect the injection pump is the cause since the boost spikes up on i... Trouble codes: 00575 (map control difference), 00750 (mil open/short).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63BX2
Most of the IATN technicians recommended either the oil pump or pickup tube replacement. This is what we recommended to our customer. At this point, the repair has not been authorized, but I feel confident that this will solve the problem. Thanks go out to ...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1JS8815N
WELL I WANT TO THANK THE 15 RESPONSES I RECIEVED THE PROBLEM WAS THAT I DID HAVE THE FLYWHEEL OFF AFTER RESETING THE FLYWHEEL MY PROBLEMS WERE SOLVED. NOW IT IDLES AS IT SHOULD AND DOES NOT PING, SO AS WE GET OLDER WE STILL LEARN AND WHAT I DID WAS ASSUME TH...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L SRS warning VIN: YV4CY59226
Thanks to all who responded. especially Marc who verified the location of the UEM. His response follows. 'The UEM is the rearview mirror which holds the receiver for the key remotes. Do the remotes works, does the sunroof work, does the siren work? A common pr...
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