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2004 Audi TT 1.8L 4-5-6 shift VIN: TRUTC28N83
Ok guys and gals i really need some help with this one. Car was towed to us from dealer. Coustmer had both axles replaced at dealer and stated car was broken when they picked it up. Audi told them they needed a new trans for 6k. When car came to my shop it had...
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDH74F58
Working on a 2008 Audi A6 with MMI issues. When car is started MMI comes on and stereo works, except MMI buttons around shifter do not work at all. Then MMI screen after a few seconds will go blank and music shuts off. Sometimes, MMI will work for a long perio...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83441
clear code and just key on code 130 comes back . I have 5 volts on brown wire and blue wire is neg for ecm and both motor control wires red and white are at 3.16 volts and never change with throlle pedal movement . i have no idea where to go from here I'm not ... Trouble codes: 130 (throttle actuator control error)
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93474
Veh was towed in no start. Started right up and drove into shop. Let run for 10 minutes. Bad fuel smell in intire shop. Pulled codes with code reader. P1346, p13487, p0316, p0171, p0301, p1344, p1343, p1347, p1349, p1355. Most were repeated in memory. Shut off...
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Compressor VIN: SAJKX1746S
Hello and thanks for your time, 95 Jag came in with clutch on compressor smoked and burnt up, we replaced compressor and belt, air worked great, car left and returned 5 days later with Air INOP, checked freon and found leak at high side fitting, repaired that ...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJFA14C01
R&R heads for valve seat repair, valve grind and adjust. After reassembly, I'm getting a ticking/knocking/rapping noise coming in as vehicle warms up. Idle is quiet, no unusual noises and idles smooth. No unusual noise on accel or under load, but cruising with...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L SRS Lit VIN: BA48D9JA07
SRS light is on. Several times I tried to jump wire on 8 pin connector on driver side of the engine compartment. SRS light is not flashing to give faulty codes. When tried to clear the code, it worked for a second or 2 then come back on. Is this a module probl...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E2S
Hello all. It's been one of those weeks. Car came in with code PO300 & 107.Found coil for 3/4 bad and replaced it . Cleared the codes, ran car, still running rough with manufacturer code 107 back. My information is limited on these vehicles, but this is a grea... Trouble codes: 107 (Down angle control igniton output stop short to ground)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33E3T
Here we go, got this car starts and dies losing inj pulse, got spark, run on carb cleaner.I think anti-theft ,check all fuses,got good signals on cam and crank.It is a can system,I lab scope the wires ,looks like there talking.Put RCL module from junk yard,mis... Trouble codes: 116 (can no reception from RCL), 117 (attempted to start with RCL locked)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Hey Mercedes Gurus, This car came to me after a phone conversation pricing the RS camshaft adjuster versus the dealer price. The customer mentioned the above codes (which he read using his tester). The dealer did nothing to explain the correlation between the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfire also P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304), P0170 (Fuel trim), P0173 (Fuel trim)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L rear lights
Hello everybody, Customer recently purchased this vehicle. His initial complaint was "rear lights were dim". Checked vehicle, found a few burned and wrong bulbs. Replaced all bulbs with dealer parts(license, tail, brake,reverse and turn lights). Checked all li...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Directionals VIN: WDBJH82J62
The car is here due to the left side blinkers not turning off. We checked all bulb connections fuse etc. Using DAS went into body controls and did not find any faults. I have seen many flasher units go bad on VW Audi and figured maybe this could be a problem a...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L Starting VIN: WDBPJ73JX2
Mercedes tech, please help. Car came in with a battery drain problem. Check parastic drain jump from 0.4 amp [...] 2amp. All interior light and truck is latch, so trunk light is off. Run a complete scan with star, unable [...] communicat with left front door modlule...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headlights flicker , turn off VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Hi MB techs. On this CLK500 the headlights flicker or turn off intermittently. It has the xenon bulbs. I pulled 3 cosed out of the headlight range adjustment: 9424:undervoltage at terminal 56b, 9003:one of the cables to component e2n2(xenon headlamp ignition m...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L not pumping VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Hi MB techs, need help on this CLK500; the ac is not working. the system is charged , the compressor turns, but there's no pumping (both Lo an Hi side are @ around 100psi). is this compressor bad ,or this AC system works different than conventional ones with t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L starter VIN: WDDFH33X16
Dear MB friends, this b-200 has a intermittend NO CRANK condition after a long drive. Car will always crank when cold. This one sounds like a "hot Soak" starter issue, to me and I am ready to replace the starter motor. However, we expirenced the problem yest...
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2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Hood Release VIN: WP1AB29P73
Please, help. This Porche came in with a dead skip and check engine light on. Before I can diagnose further i need to get the darn hood/bonnet opened. I have removed the front side trim panel and exposed the end of the release cable. Pulling to full extension ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L no start VIN: YS3FF49Y13
its a 2003 saab 9-3 2.0 l turbo. the car was brought in with a no start condition. on the dash it says ,steering lock malfunction, the key will turn freely but it will not crank.i cannot talk with the modules using solus,launch or innova.i have a diagram but c...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWPD63B01
Complaint is intermittantly dead battery. Battery & alternator are new & test perfect. Low amp clamp on batt. cable revealed anywhere between 15 & 120 ma drain at various times, with no obvious pattern or change due to vehicle & accessorys operation. Most freq...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Cust ran vehicle low on oil. Came in with about 1.5 liters in the case. Did a Hot engine oil flush with system cleaner and bulk oil, drained and filled with 5W40 syn. Cleared code and returns on third key cycle from cold. Oil pressure is within specifications.... Trouble codes: P0012 (Bank 1 Intake camshaft timing over retarded.)
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCR31CO5
Oil lite comes on at idle sometimes when hot No unusual noises runs fine. I thought it probably had a bad oil pressure switch but I hooked up a manual guage to be sure. Only got 9 lbs at idle with a hot engine and 28 lbs at 2000 rpm. Sooo we put in a new oil p...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Sunroof VIN: YV1SZ59H73
1. Tested circuits to UEM- good power & ground circuits- signal from switch into UEM changes with switch position- therefore- we attempted to reset system by lock/unlock with key drivers door 2 xs & keyless remotes- no response- found that new UEM needs progra...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Upshift VIN: SAJHY1542K
My fellow IATN members that rep[lied and everyone else.. the Governor valve was defective it actually had a cracked casting ordered a used one from Fatsco Transmission parts in New Jersey cost 38.00 very reasonable could not find this part in any of the large ...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJNV4842K
Many replies pointed out that I should have visited the ESS as well as the CPS. You were all right! That was the primary cause of the failure. Other suggestions were the rotor & cap (I had tested spark by removing the coil wires (2) each from the cap and verif...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
well, customer has not returned. I got several votes for a bad modulator electrical portion (which we already replaced), I priced a used ABS block (mechanical portion) from a junkyard, $125 because they never go bad. One vote for brake light switch, one vote...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant visit workshop VIN: WDBRF40JX3
Well sorry for the delay on posting the fix, Jose from FL was right on it! The engine suction fan module was the culprit but you have to replace the module and fan as a complete unit! expensive but that was the fix! Mercedes told me it was a commen problem!!!
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Drivebelt Tensioner VIN: WDC2030462
thanks guys, you were all right. The over run clutch was the problem, fitted a new alternator without the clutch and problem solved. Many thanks Andrew
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L theft VIN: 3VWSK69M52
Thank you all for your input. I received many helpfull ideas and suggestions. Two primary lines of thought here were addressed, the first being a possibility of it being an immobilizer problem. As it does not cause a no crank condition and will kill the engine...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Light On VIN: WVGBC77L64
SUV is repaired to customer satisfaction. Obtained coding information from Rosstech to disable TPMS. Light still on dash stating TPMS INOP, but no warning buzzer. Customer happy, did not want to spend any more money on this half witted idea from your govern...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U6Y
The customer had to pick this car up 2 days ago, but before she left I swapped glow plugs around from cylinder 1 & 2 into #3 &4. The codes followed. She had them replaced at the dealer under warranty (the tsb was performed recently apparently) while getting... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672.
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