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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBABM5346Y
This car came in the shop after the customer added 1.5 Qts of oil to bring it up to full level.very thick oil/coolant sludge in cooling system . checked trans cooler ,no leaks .pulled head , no visible breach of head gasket . any thoughts will be welcome . Hea...
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air Bag System VIN: 5UXFB53576
My favorite IATN memebers, I have a problem with this X5 passenger seat occupancy mat. I am hoping that any BMW experts out there can help me. Scan air bag module system, found code 71, replace passenger seat occupancy seat mat. Trying to clear the air bag co...
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air Bag System VIN: 5UXFB53576
My favorite IATN memebers, I have a problem with this X5 passenger seat occupancy mat. I am hoping that any BMW experts out there can help me. Scan air bag module system, found code 71, replace passenger seat occupancy seat mat. Trying to clear the air bag co...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Low working pressure VIN: WDB1260226
This was a 280SE. Transmission was 722.300. We rebuilt this transmission - replacing all the seal rings, clutch plates and brake bands. But after reinstallation and test driving, the tranny seemed to start at 2nd but kicked down to 1st and start with a jerk at...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA2505K
1989 300sel cust. compliant is while driving vehicle loses power steps on gas and gets no response but notices economy gauge does move..i verified complaint when driving down the road and eng. warms up it begins to stumble (run rough) feels like when i acceler...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBUF82J54
car had intermittant stalling ,, only code was crank sensor po 335 ,, INSTALLED NEW SENSOR AND RETURNED CAR TO CUSTOMER car returned today and had crank code again ,, checked wiring and harness ,, no metal found on sensor , car has low mileage and no other i...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Excessive EGR VIN: 3VWRP69M73
I would like to reset the adatation for the EGR system for a little less EGR flow. I thought I read about doing it here but I cannot find it again . Has anyone here done it before. I think I need a login # and adapation numbers I have a Factory tool. Thanks ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch VIN: WVGBC77L04
Car came in with 17724 (P0840)'transmission fluid pressure sensor/switch' code. Performed continuity test of harness, then replaced suspect pressure sensor/switch. Test drove car and all was well. Then after four days of customer driving, car came back with sa...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ564XW
I smoke tested this car and found no leakage. Customer tried a different solenoid from his other car and didnt change. I cleared code and it will come on as soon as you start the car. Any ideas? I dont know where else to go with it. Trouble codes: P0445
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUED64B81
Well we finally got customer to return, unplugged ABS module and checked gauge operation, no change with gauge. We took car to dealer for a second opinion, they agreed that cluster has an internal fault. Advised our customer what we had suspected from the ge...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B22
I retimed the engine and the code still is coming back, I am going to swap the exhaust cam spockets to find out if the code follows the spocket. I will let you know what I find. Thanks to all who offered there great advice. Trouble codes: P0024.
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L brake lights VIN: WBADN6338X
Thanks everyone who replied. It turns out that the ignition switch had failed. I believe it to have failed because the BMW 540 has a "one touch start" and most people don't realize it so when they start the car they hold the key in the start position when it...
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2004 BMW 330xi 3.0L ft end VIN: WBAEW53484
The lower control arms were the problem, as suggested. When we told the owner about the cost, he decided to trade in this car. thanks to all who offered help.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Headlights VIN: SAJEA03V93
Thanks to several Techs out there and John [...] in particular...for posting the link for the simple repair. It involves drilling a small hole in the capsule and the use of a sheet metal screw to retain the innards of the capsule. My kind of fix...simple, eff...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L electronic park brake VIN: SAJWA01T85
It is fixed!! Thank you John and others for the input. I am going to detail some of the critical things that are pertinent to this particular cat. First never, cat or any vehicle for that matter overlook the basics. Power/grounds/inputs/outputs/can/serial ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, Air pump fault VIN: WDBGA51G9V
Thanks to the guys that responded. Steve gave me a great suggestion and way of verifying O2 sensor condition by allowing a nice equally balanced amount of extra air into the exhaust by loosening the vacuum brake booster line, which confirmed good sensors. Alex... Trouble codes: P0410.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lighting VIN: WDBKK49F41
YOU GUYS ARE GREAT THAT WAS IT I FOUND THE CENTRAL LOCKING UNIT IN THE TRUNK FULL OF WATER AND GRAY CORROSION STUFF. WHEN I GROUND THE YELLOW WIRE THE LIGHTS GO OFF. THIS IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM BUT THE CUSTOMER SAID THE DEALER REPLACED THE BOX BEFORE AND SEAL...
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