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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTX28N41
We replaced the compressor on this vehicle last year, this year he comes in stating that it is not cooling. Put a gauge on the center vent and the temp. drops to 44. Rather than just say he's wrong I did what I regularly do which is evacuate and recharge just ...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Warning indicator on VIN: WAULT68E22
Customer complained of inaccurate fuel level reading. Replace level sensor and there is still a warning on the dash for Fuel Cap Loose or missing. The warning is flashing and there are no codes stored in the instrument cluster or PCM. What is the issue when th...
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E64
Replaced left(Bank 2) Cam Sensor and erased codes. Codes reappeared within 25 miles of driving. I assume the random misfire codes were due to the sensor problem. Car has lost some of it power. Two months ago valve cover gaskets replaced. I do not have a VAG to... Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake Cam Position Sensor Over Advanced Bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire)
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L "Brake" Light Flash VIN: WAUDF78E66
Hello to all. Customer performed brake flush at home in driveway (the old fashion way). Now his "BRAKE" light is flashing on the dash. From what I have read and know is these need to have at least 2 bar pressure for the ABS to bleed properly. Car drives OK and...
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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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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge
Hello bmw techs I have a 325i with a manual trans. When engine is pulled in 3rd, 4th, or 5th around 1800-2000 rpm there is a noticeable surge or buck doesn't feel like ignition problem . Plugs look good , no codes , cant locate any vacuum leaks. The mixture ad...
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, no brakes VIN: WBANA53535
good afternoon, i have a e60 with a m56 customer is complaining about a surging and mil light and very intermittent brake failure where the pedal goes to the floor. Customer stated that while driving in traffic the brakes failed and pumped them and brakes did ... Trouble codes: 2882 (mixture preparation bank 1), 2883 (mixute preparation bank 2)
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L 3-2 Shift VIN: WBSBL93495
Car will shift from 1-6th gear no problems whatsoever. When down shifting it shifts no problem from 6-3rd gear, but when going from 3rd to 2nd it does not shift into it and the 2nd gear light blinks and does not go in gear till the car almost comes to a full s...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L steering angle sensor 5EBA VIN: WBANE53526
Car has the DSC light come on while driving. Takes a little while but it comes on and sets code for 5EBA steering angle sensor, plausability. I did find a tsb for that code that mentioned a coding problem. The description says the SLZ loses the steering angle ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBDFA66E7N
car came in with misfires and rough idle and check engine light, code 17 o2 sensor tested sensor and found what was wrong was being lean all the time. monitored 02. squirt carb cleaner in intake and jumps up to .900 volts. smoke test the intake and find all th...
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOEA0910C
Customer had a dead battery and connected jumper cables wrong. Car starts when cranked but dies in a couple of seconds. I am getting ignition but power to pump stops when cranking stops. There is a relay by the ECU with 5 prongs and it shows that it has a diod...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Alternator Ass'y VIN: WS3ED48E2Y
Hi Folks, I am using Alldata to replace this alternator but even though it is completely disconnected from the engine I can't squeeze it through top or bottom. Alldata wants some bolts loosened but it is not clear if the subframe should be dropped down or the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L a/c VIN: 9BWDE61J12
was wondering if someone could email me a/c compresser curcuit, my work pc went down that contains my work shop mauals , please email it to [...]
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1989 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1GA6949K
As mentioned in the repair history, it may go into no start occasionally, and sometimes for days. I suspected a faulty crank sensor, since fuel pressure and spark all check out. I checked for crank sensor signal at the fuel injection ECU an i get a 5.46V. ALLD...
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L exhaust valves VIN: YV1LT56D0X
WE PULLED THE HEAD TODAY. CYL. 3&4 HAVE BURNED EXHAUST VALVES. THIS IS AFTER A FAIRLY LONG DRIVE. 200 MILES THROUGH HILLS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SO THIS ENGINE WAS PUT THROUGH ITS PACES. IM WONDERING WHAT WOULD CAUSE THIS KIND OF UPPER CLYNDER HEAT.? AIR MASS...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L passenger window motor operation VIN: 4USCJ332XW
i took veh to another shop and used autologic to diag. problem,BMW tech said to replace door lock acuator and micro switch in handle.theft deterrent gets signal from acuator which will interupt window operation thru ZKE module.(hall signal).i have replaced reg...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33463
thank you for all of the input,i changed thermostat at the bottom of the expansion tank and the water pump.car runs great,again i Appreciate all of the help.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no throttle response
Hello, I would like to thank everybody who responded. I tried everything that was suggested by the members who offered help. Unfortunately, the problem did not get solved. I told the customer to take it to the dealer. While the customer is deciding what to do ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vario Roof Does Not Cclose VIN: WDBSK75F93
well got some help but in the end I spend 2 days working with two cars and tracking every centermeter of movement the vario move made. turns out the hyrdaulic pump was cutting off fluid after the switch at the top right windshield closed. The individual soleno...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L air bag VIN: YS3FB49S23
I received 3 replys on this one. All said that there are two holes on the underside of steering wheel to insert a tool to release a retaining spring. I'm familiar with this method of retention...similar to VW and others. However there are no holes in this o...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWDF71KX5
We ran all recommended tests, looked at all scan data and based on what we found the slave fan was bad. New cooling fans fixed the problem. Thanks to all!
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L low boost p0299 VIN: 9BWGR61J25
well bora parts was the best shot but not quite what i have. He did have one with the sensor but it looked like a mix of the old ones with no vane postion sensor and the one i have with the sensor. The one he had was all metal with a vane postion connector o...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: 3VWRA69M95
Luckily we still had the head off of the old engine and swapped the pulleys. The problem is fixed now. i still dont see a reason for the other pulley to be out of round like it was though. Thanks for the help! IATN is the best
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