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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L locks,windows VIN: WAUDA24B1X
this car developed strange electrical issues -lights staying etc-ultimately the locks and windows stopped working and the battery would go dead overnight traced to failed power lock central module, due to water intrusion- both controller and wiring harness are...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Brake VIN: WAUMF78K19
Clacking sound from front brake pads on hard back up. I noticed the original pads were glued to the caliper on the finger side. When I installed the new pads I lubricated this surface, and put heavy lube at the edges. It was quite for a few days and its back. ...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L rear wheel alignment VIN: 4USCH3348Y
This vehicle was brought in with a rear wheel alignment problem. The rear wheel alignment is not adjustable although I have located the parts to add adjusters. The rear wheels have at least 6 degrees of negative camber and they are toed out about 1 1/2". I'm c...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Steering VIN: WBAGN634X2
As mentioned, i removed engine to replace timing cover gaskets and all is well with that except for the servotronic malfunction warning on cluster with steering wheel emblem; chime also sounds for a couple of seconds when engine first started; warning on clust...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Timing VIN: WBAVB13556
Car came in with crankshaft central bolt removed, drive belt wrapped around the timing chain and the cams. Timing chain sitting on the crank sprocket with no bolt in it just dangling around inseide the engine. The drive belt somehow got pulled into the engine ...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L passenger seat VIN: SAJPX1146V
I have a probelm with this Jag that is pretty common but is now getting un-common. The probelm is a draw from the pass seat module. Pretty standard issue. So, we replaced the seat module with a used unit (there is no longer new part available) but, we have the...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, extended crank VIN: SAJDA01N82
Problem is intermittant. Have only experienced a slight extended crank. Customer states that before you would barely even hear it crank. It has acted up enough on her to make her think it wasn't going to start. Took a few tries. I have only the codes to go on.... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel system disabled or offline), P0460
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L electronic park brake VIN: SAJWA01T85
I hope someone may have insight for me. The Alldata resource is lacking in a thorough explanation of this system. In a nutshell, using IDS I should be able to operate the park brake motor, engaging the vehicle in park should engage the brake automatically, and...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA28E7R
Please help me asap Thanks so much Trouble codes: 22 (Isc ea emergency mode this code is on ecm), 09 (Module N4/3 this code sets on the ea isc system)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBFA76E8S
Does anybody know of a good/reliable rebuilder for mercedes sl600 Throttle actuators? The dealer wants $4082 for this unit..The part # is 000 141 55 25 This car is going to limp and ASR light coming on. It already had the wiring harness replaced and the passen...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E7V
Engine light returns within 100 miles - two codes orginally p0170 and p0141. I thought it was pretty clear cut. Found vaccuum leak from broken tube from valve cover to intake duct at throotle body and threw a rear o2 in. Codes returned is it possble adaptation... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim b1), P0141 (B1s2 heater circiut)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lighting VIN: WDBKK49F41
I have this car here in the shop with the running lights and fog lights always on if i disconnect fuses 7,9and 10 light goes off or disconnecting the 21 gray connector of the light module. We replace the whole module thinking that it might not switch off worke...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L height VIN: WDBNG7J41A
Car came in right front suspension low.Replaced right strut.Compressor sounded laboring wouldnt raise car,replaced compresor and relay.Still wont raise car.Airmatic message,failed level calibration.We have a mb scanner but need to enter degress to calibrate.Wh...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L convertor VIN: WDB2110760
Have an e55 with bad vibration when lockup convertor comes in, this happens on light to medium load.Scanning shows no saved or current codes, customer thought it was engine misfire. (shudder) when driving with scanner i can turn off solenoid for lockup convert...
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2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WMWMF73508
Hell to all. We need some help with this mini cooper. Customer brought it in for replace spark plugs. Well it needs more than that I believe. It had these codes in it that I listed. We replaced the plugs and it still runs rough and surges at idle. Never worked... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAA29932
This car came in for normal service. We noticed alot of timing chain noise from Bank 1. Replaced above mentioned parts and checked cam timing on both banks. Returned car to customer and next day it set a Check Engine light -Codes P0174,P0171, and P0507. Found ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Speed too high)
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3EH48G11
this saab is really pulling our hair out. It came from an auction and has never run well. The problem is it idles very poorly and misfires on every cylider randomly. driving down the road it runs fine. The owner has driven it probably about 400-500 miles. The ...
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB515XL
I posted previously on this car and believed i had the problem beat as there was nothing in the ignition system to replace. I still have a no spark situation and no clue as to where to go next. Any ideas?
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V82
The customer complains of a no start in wet conditions,usually when the vehicle spends the night at our shop it starts right up as allways grrr. We have been battling this problem for awhile so I had read similar posts on IATN. The last time it wouldn't start ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0725, P1780, P1850
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L warning light
HI Volkswagon Techs, I have a customer that is complaining of an intermitent gas cap warning, problem seems to accur only when the outside temp is below 50 degrees or when its very cold outside, customer says problem never accur's during summer months, usually...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L blower motor VIN: YV1VS29591
thanks for any help.01 volvo s40 blower motor not working in any position.a/c bottom not blinking.scanner does not comunicate with havc controler maybe scanner problem not sure do not work on volvo often.all wiring and component been checked.havc controller no...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Electronic VIN: YV1CZ59215
Have a 2005 XC90 2.5T has a CEM 1A5F code for communication with the BCM signal missing. Car can in first time with code no active, fault traced and monitored everything thing fine. While test driving, messages and code came back, fault active when scanned the...
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Engine VIN: YV1CZ85265
I am going to open and close this post for informational purposes only. Car has been diagnosed but want to share the experience so others may benefit. Car was towed in by customer with a knocking sound from engine - Sounded very much like a rod out (piston h...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L right rear axle VIN: WBADS33462
Thanks for all your replies, finally on Monday, after going through a case of leak spray, I was "luky" to find/see the leak! Since the right airspring was not the leak, even with all the "cracks" I was sure it had to be in the pump-assembly. I took the pump as...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L coolant fan VIN: WBAVB33576
the fix was the electric wather pump, when we tryed to bled the system we noticed nthat the electric water pump was ded...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Brake Vacuum VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
Thanks to all for the feedback. The part is either being resourced from a new supplier or is out of stock at the supplier and will be a few weeks before it is available. The removal in installation seems straight forward an much like the power steering pump ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBRN40J33
sorry for the delay thought i had closed this anyway double checked everything we had done. everything looked ok talk to customer was used car lot they said they would take to auction did not want to spend any money. just got to love the car lots. i think the... Trouble codes: P0123.
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1976 Mini cooper sedan 1.8L dash lights VIN: XK2S1C3552
I'm calling this fixed. I found no problem and all circuts check out. I want to thanks all that responded and especially Ian and Chuck for the info on minimania.com. I used them for other repair info but didn't find a wiring diagram. Ken's reference to the MG...
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L 3000 rpm idle VIN: YS30M55B3R
Replaced throttle position switch and returned vehicle to client. It's been 2 weeks now and have not heard back from client. Appears to have corrected problem. Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Max value lean), P1172 (Idle speed conterol too high), P1675 (Internal control module malfunction).
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Lighting VIN: 3VWBR31C64
Thanks for all the replies. Per recommendations we: installed the VW revised electrical harness; installed a genuine VW bulb; notified the customer that the head light assembly should be replaced due to moisture build-up inside the assembly. And, by the way, w...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Head light, Wipers VIN: 3VWCM31Y05
Thanks guys, the ignition switch melted and it is the problem. found also some wiring burn, replace 4B0 905 849, Ignition Switch and repair wiring, car is FIX. Ronny.
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