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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Climate control panel VIN: TRUTC28N2Y
Hello Gentlemen, We have an 03 Audi TT that we replaced the timing belt and water pump on yesterday. This morning the customer called to say he had no heat, and it acts as if the a/c is on constantly. We have verified his complaint and he is correct. The clim...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Alternator VIN: WBADN6346Y
I have this car in here to replace the alternator. My question is how do I remove this one from the engine. I know that sounds stupid, but I've looked on alldata under several different years and models and I can't find one with this type alternator on it. The...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown
car came in with trans in fail safe, check engine light on and abs/dsc lights on. had a code for the thermostat and a lot of CAN communication codes in dme, dsc/abs and trans. the dsc/abs also had a code for rotation line sensor. found thermostat leaking into ...
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L headlight inop VIN: WBAEK73494
Hi BMW gurus, This car has got me stumped so over a week and I can not tell, what's wrong with it. Car was in for F/R right headlight inop. Customer bought all the parts belong to the headlight. So we did replaced all the above mentioned parts. After replacing...
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2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Tis is a 4 cylinder engine
Hallo , I hope somebody can help.First for your info, this is not a 6 cylinder, but a 4 cylinder engine with valvetronic. We have got this vehicle in and it makes a ratlle kind of noise from the top of the engine.(through rev range).First we thought it might b...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L air suspension VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hello everyone, We have a 04 Jag with an air suspension issue. The customer was told his front air shocks were bad so he had us order some and then brought the car in when they came in. The front end was riding lower then normal and with his bigger wheels on t...
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1080681201
Hello all, This old Mercedes has one last issue before it leaves this place. It has a misfire on Cylinders 4 and 8. You guessed it, the injectors are not working on these two cylinders. I have removed and cleaned the contact points in the bottom of the distri...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L esp VIN: WDC2030462
after testing car errors clear but after test drive, car will pulse brakes as if small amount of abs is kicking in or esp trying to work. As this is happening the small yellow triangle is flashing. may be anti skid control is thinking it is skidding when it is...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Fuel system VIN: WVWEE83AXV
Hi guys i have a 97 vw jetta a 2.8 not 2.0 we have rplaced intake gasket,vacuume lines, maf, o2's still have a lean exhaust bank 1 code and evap small leak code we have had this car 2 weeks and no luck finding anything else wrong with it fuel pressure is 875cm...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radiator cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
OK, the Jonah has beached again. Came in to the shop overheating at times. I connected to the DLC to check actual engine temp., found that the cooling fans weren't kicking on at either temp. level/speed, however they will come on when the a/c is on. Pulled the...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Drive engagement VIN: 3VWSF29M5Y
Any help would be appreciated. We need to kiss this one goodbye. Ken
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWVD63BX3
help please, I have an 03 VW passat that came in for a poor run. The car runs well at idle and under load. The problem occurs during decel and coast with the gas pedal fully released. When it happens the car begins to buck, if the throttle is appplied slightl...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B54
The car runs very poorly at idle only. Lots of DTC codes, mainly P030X for misfires, but also if you wait long enough I'll get codes for too lean mixtures. The car came from dealer who recommended to replace the whole car... Crankcase elbow pipe on block was ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfires), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Smoking VIN: WBAGN3404D
Thanks for the ten replies to our help request. We see no evidence of internal engine failure, and I agree with most of the replies that there is still a problem with the crankcase ventilation system. I still do not see any definitive problem, so we will reins...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1645Y
First off thanks to everyone who took time to help with this problem child. I waited quite a while to get a matching body computer and engine management computer hoping this would solve any imobiliser issues, but when I got them I had the same problem with th... Trouble codes: P1510, P1551.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30E3N
Thanks to all of the AITNers for the help. It was the overcharge relay. For the life of me I don't understand why it is called it a overgcharge relay and not a overload relay. I found no info on the actual operation of the relay. I guesse it is top secret and...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz s320 3.2L abs,dash,can VIN: WDB2200260
Sent dash for repair.Mercedes nz never heard of this camp number. dash works,but still had display defective visit work shop. This was because of can comm error with engine esp and trans. Cleaned connections on all ecu's replaced brake light switch (because o...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Camshaft Alignment VIN: YS3FD79Y46
Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a tech at a Euro shop around town who was willing to spend some time with me showing me where to set my cams in relation to the head and also where to set my cam sprockets in relation to the camshaft. Vehicle turned ou...
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1981 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.0L oil leaks VIN: WV2ZAO254B
Hey thanks to george,perri and ron for the input. The customer has decided to park this thing for a while. Never really found anybody wanted to work on this thing.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L coolant system
thanks to all for your help . problem was a failed oil cooler. removed cooler and pressurized in a tank of water and saw bubbles wich convinced me r&r oil cooler clean cooling system problem solved ...
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