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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Electronic control VIN: VWAG456789
HELLO AUDI techs, I have an s-4 that came in with no heat and air only blows out the vents, it has a electronic climate control and customer complained of no heat and one side of the LED on the climate control won't light up, if you look closely you can still ...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L Convertible Top VIN: WBSBK0335X
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We have a problem on this BMW that has us stumped. The car came in for a number of things, including the convertible top. When it arrived, the top worked, but needed adjustment. We got it adjusted, aside from ...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, All warning lights o VIN: SALAB24466
This vehicle will OCCASIONALLY light every warning light on the instrument panel and turn on hazard flashers, and lower suspension. Message center displays a list of warnings including transmission fault, "FOLLOW ME HOME LIGHTS ON". I have driven it for a few ... Trouble codes: P0504 (Brake Switch A/B Correlation), P2605 (Intake Air Heater B Circuit / Open), U0102 (Lost Communication With Park Brake Control Module), U0104 (Lost Communication With Steering Effort Control Module), U0128 (Lost Communication With Restraints Occupant Sensing Control Module), U0155 (Lost Communication With Headlamp Leveling Control Module)
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSK25427
We have Mitchell 5 service information that has nothing that references diagnostics. Can some one send us diagnostics for these trouble codes P2406, P2402? ANY Help will be appreciated. I will email you a fax number if needed. Trouble codes: P2406 (Evap leak detection pump sense high), P2402 (Evap leak detectin pump control high)
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA66E5L
Need help from Mercedes guys. Replaced the right rear Hydraulic cylinder for the soft top due to leaking fluid. Now when pushing button to operate it just clicks in that area and won't move. The bar in the back seat goes up and down, but no operation from the ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L power window and sunroof VIN: WDBJF83J5Y
We checked the charging system and put on the launch and see no one thing stand out. I am not too familiar with this system or car so any help would be apprieciated
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L 3000 rpm idle VIN: YS30M55B3R
Vehicle VERY intermittantly idles at 3000+ rpm. RPM climbs in stages 1200, 1800, etc... All electrical test good on static system. No tests have been performed during failure. Have only verified once. Has been verified by manager twice. During verified failure... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Max value lean), P1172 (Idle speed conterol too high), P1675 (Internal control module malfunction)
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Ignition System VIN: WVWCB515XL
I need some idea of further testing to confirm hall sensor defective and any other ideas of direction to get the spark condition resolved
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWCS21C21
I have this beetle here that has a bearing like noise at 50 to 60mph. Its gets loudest at 60 from my initial test drive I could have sworn it was a bad RF bearing but spinning it in the air the LF was noisy. The noise does not change if car is put into neutral...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Double BUMP VIN: 3VWCK21Y63
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this Beetle convertible 6 speed auto. The car has low mileage and developed a viscious double drive engagement bump. You pull it into drive and you can feel it go in, then shortly after it appears to bang in again very...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B24
after replacing hose noticed that when air system operates there is alot of exhaust backpressure blowing back to air pump switching valve works properly took switching valve off at head tried to blow threw port,port is restricted started car and have alot of e... Trouble codes: P0411
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWEU93C56
Hi Guys, having overheating problem with this passat. The 3.6 is new to me, and cant figure it out. Vehicle only overheats at idle. Fans work great, pulled the radiator and condenser and cleaned fins.(not much trash anyway)All hoses are getting hot except for ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Found there was no comm. with the ewc module checked its powers and grounds all ok. R&R module with new unit and had it reset and now it runs great thanks for all the help
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L radio VIN: 4JGAB75EXA
Thanks to all who took there valuable time to reply! I started eliminating components on the D2B network using the factory fiber optic bypass connector PN# 000 545 33 84. what I found when I removed radio was that there was a module trasmitting light all the t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Esp VIN: 4JGCB75E16
Only one reply, Edgar thought there may be a bulletin on the steering angle sensor and that it might be under warranty. The warranty expired a few months back but talking to the parts guys at the dealer there is a wiring harness repair kit for the steering co...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Serp belt VIN: WPOAA2994X
I finally found it about an hour ago, #2 spark plug was loose. The squeak was the compression blowing through the rubber of the coil pack. I had the first year apprentices take out the coil packs and plugs about two weeks ago and clean them up. Well tha...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z92
Hello All, I want to thank everyone who responded to my help request. This problem is fixed! It was the starter motor drawing too much current. This was indeed causing the injectors to shut down along with the ignition system. It's obvious that the six cylinde...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3FB49S65
Apparently this vehicle does have a porous engine block as I suspected and was confirmed by a couple of the replies. According to them, this a been a problem with certain engines along the model years that included this one. The crankcase has synthetic oil whi...
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2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L display VIN: YS3FD59Y57
Thank you for your help. Anders responded with the TSB for this car which was a great help. Justin offered the following explanation which I will quote as I think it is a little more clear: "If the date in the radio is wrong you get the --- in the next s...
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWEE83A7V
well thank you all that responded. these vw's are sensetive. the pcv valve in the intake tube was faulty. got a new intake tube with pcv valve from dealer for $125.00. this fixed the codes and running rough. the #3 intake valve bucket was sticking in the bore ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L don't know VIN: 3VWSE29M8X
Thanks to all who have replied. He did fix the car. He replaced the wheel bearing assemblies, even though they didn't seem to be bad. No more noise... Thanks again.
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