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1999 Audi tt quatro 3200CC shift solenoid VIN: TRUZZZ8N34
Need to know if the shift solenoid is accessable easilly-- ime not a gear box specialist..or if u have ideas about earths or wiring issues on this or similar vehicle only codes now are as stated but did have multiple missfire caused by one bad coil,,now replac...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L starting VIN: WAUBF78E16
Good afternoon,customer complaint while driving clutch pedal stuck to the floor and shifter would not engage;after pumping the pedal a couple of times he was able to get into gear and coast into a parking lot.AAA towed car in and when I got in pedal feels ligh...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L front inner pads VIN: 1BW568WWW9
I have checked both calipers for binding and frozen pistons all ok. There is a bad L/R shock car dip forward when braking. Fluid condition ok.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L HVAC module VIN: WBAAV33401
Hello everyone. Have a 2001 BMW 325I and intermittently there is a hum noise from the HVAC module. We have found what appears to be little fans on either side of the digital display that stay running (if you removed the module the fans are integral). I have lo...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33443
Hello fellow techs this Bmw has an odd problem. It was brought to us by another shop in the area. It has a missfire on no. 5 cyl, only after a minute of idling after a cold start. As the car warms up, the miss goes away. I have checked the compression both hot...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L various electrical VIN: WBAET374X3
Hi BMW folks. got an 03 BMW 325i (E46). a big box retailer installed alarm, causing problems. we removed it, replaced headlamp controller, and general module (zke). many of the little problems were solved, but still we have the following: found a code in zke:...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Differential VIN: SALTP19464
Hi everyone rear end is locked in positive trac.The light is on.The light is four wheels with a x in the middle.We are not sure how the rear end got locked in poitive trac.Read manual and it said to drive in reverse .We done this six diferent times and it is s...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L engine VIN: WVWUK63B13
We were replacing the thermostat and the dowel pin fell into the passenger side cylinder head and damaged the engine. I ended up buying the car from the customer since they were already selling the car. I would like to try and fix the engine and keep my losses...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L No Reverse VIN: WAUZL64B61
Unfortunately the vehicle is still sitting at our shop, the customer has no money to fix it. Closing this request for now. Thank you to everybody that gave good input on this problem.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D51
Thank you for all the replies. I am actually waiting for the customer to come back so we can finish fixing this car. After all of the posts I now have a path to follow to finally get this problem child out of my hair. THank you again and I will update this ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), P1479 (Brake Boost Vacuum System Mechanical Malfunction), P0411 (Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected).
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L master cyl VIN: WAUML64B92
We loosened the booster enough to get the MC out. It wasn't fun, love german cars. Thanks for the help.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Abs VIN: WBADM6349Y
hello thank you everyone for the replies. i found a local re builder he rebuild the unit and no programming was required since he uses the same board. installed in call all light are off and drive good. thanks once again.
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH834X1
Recieved a new key from BMW today and the car started right up. Thanks to all who replied. I never found out why the DME and ZKE would not produce data and the customer did not want to pursue it. FYI the customer had no other keys and I did try to leave the ol...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Surge VIN: WBANA73514
AFTER FURTHER INSPECTION IT TURNS OUT THE PROBLEM IS MORE PRONOUNCED IN FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GEAR. THE SURGE WAS ONLY HAPPENING WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS CAMANDED INTO OVERDRIVE, IN THOSE GEARS. HAD A BMW TECH CHECK THERE NETWORK HE FOUND TWO CASES WHERE T...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L no power VIN: WBAUD13546
Thanks to all that replied. After removing the valve cover we kind of figured out how the system operates. We saw where the cam stop was and figured out it just snapped back once the spring tension and motor were removed. we elected to just put it back toge... Trouble codes: 2A36.
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJHW1748P
I want to thanks all the help that i got. Brian from California, you were correct, lubing the front passenger door latch, took care of the problem, thanks for all the replies
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heat/AC regulation VIN: SAJEA01T63
Thanks for all your replies. This car has 1 temperature sensor in the dash - the evap temp sensor on the lh side of dash VERY close to the firewall. This part cured the problem and the customer is VERY happy. Thanks again...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L radio/defrost VIN: SAJEA51C63
Thanks for all your replies! I replaced the amplifier in the lh rear c-pillar. This part was covered in corossion. It made the issue a bit better, but when we replaced the rear windshield due to leaks and suspect antenna in the glass, the problem is now sol...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L mirrors power seats VIN: SAJEA51C64
I am calling this fixed even though I feel uneasy about the fix I thank all of you for answering my questions.I called a buddy at Jaguar and they do a hard reset themselves in this situation. It is simular to your home computer locking up and you have to res...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L power window and sunroof VIN: WDBJF83J5Y
The PSE pump/module under the rear seat was the issue. Thanks to all that replied as you all were very helpful. This website and you guys are great
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L supply voltage to rpm sensor2 and 3 VIN: WDBNG75JOY
To mae a long story short after performing al pertinent test's,I decided to start by replacing the ,elec conductor plate even though it tested ok ( lest expensive place to start especilly on a benz with 150,000 K miles).Changed A/T filter (fluid was filthy).af...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ABS Control module VIN: WMWRC33482
Fellow mini coop techs: I'm closing this tech help on the problem with the contro module which did not program, seems like I had to do double check all the parts that was ordered. We found out the mini cooper dealer had send us the incorrect module. When the c...
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2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L abs VIN: YS3EH45G5Y
We did not repair the vehicle. To summarize the help replies: -the system cannot be interrogated except with a Tech 11 with correct software, although one shop could get in using Gm see the replies for details. -it is common for someone to swap in a salvage...
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L High RPM btwn shfts VIN: WVWAR71K07
Thanks for the input. We advised the customer that it appears to be a characteristic of this vehicle & to bring it back if it becomes more pronounced since it only seems to do it under hard acceleration and quick shifts.
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