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2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L auto roof VIN: WUARL48HX4
We have this S4 Cabrio with a partially inoperative top. The cover for the top compartment will not close when the top is being opened. When the top is being raised the cover opens & closes ok. I don't see enough of these to know whether the top control module...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABJ6328R
i have 1994 Bmw 325i come in CAT make noise , after CAT have be replace, transmision light was on try reset it it cant be clear it hard code (code #54 ground solenoid valve), check wire harness from transmision connecter to EGS control module are wires ok no b...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Seats VIN: WBADS43492
Hello BMW Techs: We have been getting a run of seats lately and we'd like to get a feel for what everyone does for their seat repairs? This car seat back twist and we know right up front it's going to at least need cables. What hours for R&R and beach time is ...
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2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L will not fill VIN: SAJDA5D81M
Hey Jaguar Gurus, This car was towed in as a "no run" and we diagnosed two dead fuel pumps. The customer asked if he could supply the pumps to save some $ and we agreed. He also asked about the problem with filling the fuel tank (would only fill 1/2 full unle...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22272
This vehicle originally came in for a MIL with a P0171. Diagnosis of this code found a vacuum leak between the intake plenum and the lower intake. Recommended to customer resealing and while the plenum was off to replace it as these are notorious for the plenu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Differential (Final Drive) VIN: WDBEB93D9H
Sending out an SOS to my fellow Benz techs out there. Greetings! Over the last two years we have been trying to solve the mystery of final drive leakage on this '87 300TD. We define leakage as actual drops of oil forming and reaching the floor, not just exteri...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4-Matic Light VIN: WDBED90E0N
The only problem with this car is the 4-matic light blinks when parked and foot off the brakes. I read were the accumulators are bad when you have this problem. I removed the passenger side rear accumulator, but can't tell if it is bad. How do you measure insi...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L starting VIN: WDBLJ70G71
I have a clk430 repo car that a car lot got. they put spark plugs in it,then we get it as a no start, found sugar in the gas tank, stop there drained the tank, put a new fuel pump and filter in it, pulled injector rail, injectors were sticking open and bleedin...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF26J86
Good day, Thank you for your time with this. All I have on this so far is a lot of excuses from ALLData, a European scan tool that gives me the code and a possible issue but we're not sure. The MIL light comes on when the driver goes to pass something and the... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure low)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Air Spring VIN: 4JGCB65E06
Hello, This car came in with the right rear air spring torn open and that side of the car sagging down. We replaced the air spring. It was easy enough to put in but it will not pump up any further than the torn one did. Is the star diagnostic tool required to ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on, VIN: YS3ED48EXY
This saab will not connect with my tech2 with the latest saab cartridge,it has no communication with the pcm,when i hook up my snap on modis,it will connect under generic obd2 and it will read the codes and show data,i checked all the fuses and all ok,not sure...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
Good morning Need to replace cooling fans, VW does not share step by step removal instructions with Mitchell, So if anybody has done this or knows where to get the info it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Marty
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Climatronic Servos VIN: WVWWH63B54
Greetings fellow techs. I have a neighbors car here that experiences random/intermittent Climatronic servos that appear to loose position and travel to limits identified by clicking. I'm using OTC Genisys that does not provide summary of group numbers in Basic...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L convertor area VIN: YV1LW5534S
Hi guys. This [...] recently came in w/ solenoid 2 code. Pulled the pan and found lots of clutch so we rebuilt it. After reinstalling. customer reports high idle to 2k after placing into park or drive, hot or cold. Unfortunately we don't have the BAUM scann...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS58D31
HELLO Volvo gurus had this volvo come in on hook...customer stated went to store came back out and wouldnt start. checked for fuel pressure ,seems ok...but i have have no spark or injection pulse..so im thinkin crank sensor...when i go to hook up my solus...it...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Whistle Noise VIN: WBAGL63443
I had attempted a stesthoscope test on the firewall and the electronics around when the noise was there. With all the panels removed it sounds like a smoke alarm going off.Since just before i posted it hasn't returned in the least. Could be another 6 months. T...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAGN63483
Hello and thank you for all of the replies...we surely learned something here. It was Sevan from Integrity Motorcar Yorlinda, Ca that seemed to really nail it down for us and he wrote the following. Forget CCA & RC when dealing with these batteries. The car ...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L charge lamp VIN: SALAE254X6
Thanks to Christopher, Sean, Danny, David,and Cedric. I did investigate and disassemble the trouble areas of sill plates, battery, battery box, and modules with no indication of problems. I installed a new oe alternator with same results. Seemed to have les... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Compressor VIN: WDBUH65J94
First I want to thank you to all the Techs that help me with their replies. It is very sad that I have to replace the compressor only because the pulley bearing has a lot of noise. I couldn't remove the plate with the three holes, I damage it trying to remove...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L timing chain VIN: WDBRF40J95
and another one is out the door with the help of all the people on iatn. the timing chain was stretched along with wear on the crank gear. still hard to imagine that much stretch on a chain with that few of miles. so after replacing the chain and gear and brin...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRE33414
Well, we have no yet fixed this vehicle. The responses range from air in the system which we had pursued previously but there is none; to the possibility of a bad or incorrect new expansion valve or the condensor running too hot. These last tow are what we w...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48EXY
Thanks for all the replies the car is fixed it turned out to be the neutral safety switch and the ignition cassette,thanks again. Trouble codes: P1334 (manufacturer specific code).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Calling this one fixed. It was the air flow sensor.Using global obd data long trims were reaching 21%. after replacement the highest it reached was 4.7 but mostly runs around 3.9 Still not sure how I would test sensor to prove it was needed but very happy it i... Trouble codes: P1128 (fuel trim bank 1 system too lean).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
Unbelievable! Swapped Fan Control Module Manufactures...ie. a STRIBEL instead of a FEBI..Problem solved...I guess a few months back World Pac dumped Febi modules and only sells Stribel now w/ very little ret. rate as compared w/ over 10% return rate w/ Febi un...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L AC compressor will not come on VIN: 3VWSE69M32
fuse no.5 is fuse block at drivers A post. Powers the comfort control assembly.Theres another power fuse it powers the light for ac switch,if you turn ac on,no compressor,recirculate button turns on brake light,then the fuse is gone or bad,mine was missing.
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCM31Y74
Thanks again all. Crack in pleated air delivery pipe allowing air to esape preventing valve to open. Never see it without checking every inch. Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondar airflow.).
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWST71K76
Customer returned a week later and the a/c is now working fine. We never did find a problem. Checked the fuses on top of the battery. There were no codes. We are calling this one fixed.
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