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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil Leak @ Intake VIN: WBAVB33576
Hi guys and thank you in advance. I have a weird one here. The car has a very bad oil leak. It is comming from the #2 Intake stud. This is the second stud from the front of the engine. Where the Intake mounts to the head. I have removed the nut and tightened t...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L water pump VIN: WBAWB73557
customer complaint of engine temp. going into red zone and message in vehicle reads engine temp high. performed visual inspection of cooling system, nothing found. have code [...] pump cutoff. checked the followin. power supply (ok) ground (ok) bsd sign...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY1243X
Need some Land Rover help here please. I have the Snap On Modis showing me codes 66 and 134. Both for shuttle valve electrical failure. Shopkey does not give me a code list so I am hoping what the Modis says is accurate. We replaced the shuttle valve with the ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L gps VIN: 4JGAB72E3Y
Hello to all, I have this ml430 that is having a gps problem. It will not give a proper location on the map. it gets 8 sattelite signals and moves on the road as i drive, but it will not locate the vehicle properly. It keeps telling me I am in a different tow...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33403
Hello fellow techs, We have this Mini here that needs a steering angle sensor. Before replacing this part I knew that it would need to be coded before it could be sent off. We have a AutoLand iScan2 that I was sure would do the job, however, turned out to not ... Trouble codes: 5E19, 5E5C, 5E43
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P94
The car was towed what I later found out from another shop. I tried to start it and the car starts than begins to miss, throttle starts to chatter and engine pops trough the intake.I pulled codes: P2135, P0121, P2179, P2177, P0336. Next I smoke tested the inta... Trouble codes: P2135 (accelerator module), P0121 (throttle pedal positon), P2179 (system off idle upper limit exceeded), P0177, P0336 (cranckshaft positon sensor A ciquit range), P0335 (cranckshaft sensor open cirquit)
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2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Radio VIN: WPOCA29806
Cannot determine how to remove radio to verify presence of power at harness, have out the center A/C, and switch panel directly below that, also have removed switch panel directly below the radio, removed carpeted panels at forward most edge of console attempt...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L headlights on chime VIN: 3VWTE29M9Y
anyone know how to get the headlight on chime to start working again? I have a launch x431 but don't know which module to access. I did have to remove battery to replace cables and do cooling system repairs. Customer says the chime worked prior to the repairs.
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWRH63B82
to all V.W. techs out there I need some help . I have checked the archives and have found that the 2.8 passats have a problem with plugged suction jet pumps / valves that create excessive engine blowby , that will cause rear seals to leak on the back of the he...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWRH63B33
Car came in with no heat and blower works only on low anr high. Temp on heater hoses is 210 in and 150 out. System had a code for a/c pressure switch. Cleared code but did not come back. A/c seams to be on all the time. Any one have an idea. Thanks
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M23
After shutting off vehickle and waiting 1 minute, you hear pump running. Can find no information in mitchell about system or what this was. Called dealer they said it was a auxiliary brake booster pump. Question is there is no info about this pump and pump wil...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Head VIN: 3VWSA69M94
This is a BBW engine with varible valve timing. Removed head and sent to machine shop. Replaced timing belt, water pump, thermostat, screen and plug (in head) as well as all related gaskets. Got the car back together and it ran and sounded great. Test drove fo...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L interior light circut VIN: 3VWSR31C26
Hi need some assistance here. got an electrical drain after everything goes to sleep of 350 ma. If I unplug the 10 amp fuse it drops to 10 ma. This is fuse 14 interior lights and central locking located in driver's side fuse block. Does anyone have an idea wha...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L No Start VIN: WVWVU73C07
I have this VW that intermitently will start and die. Security system problem. I had one ECM code but it didn't come back. If I clear the immobilizer codes, these 3 keep coming back. 2861, 2818, 2811, all 3 descriptions are for the electronic steering lock. (T... Trouble codes: 2861 (electronic steering lock), 2818 (steering column lock), 2811 (control module for electronic steering lock)
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L starting VIN: WAUBF78E16
Goodmorning,with little replies there is not a lot of techs who like working on these cars.I dont like them eithor but here is what we found.After checking all electrical circuits and scaning computer for any codes we decided to pull starter and see what we ha...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L rear wheel alignment VIN: 4USCH3348Y
I sent this car to a body to have it checked. Unfortunately there are only a little over 20 reference points available for the chassis and no points for the cross beam or trailing arms. The body shop said the chassis points were all within spec but couldn't te...
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2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGN83594
Due to the complexity and special tools required to replace the coolant delivery tube to the rear of the engine we recommended he take it to a dealer. We added BG cooling system sealer which may cure it for awhile as it was a minor leak at this time.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBFA76E8S
Thanks for the input guys, most of you suggested Beckmann Technologies. I'll get in touch with them and get the ball rolling..
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3EH48G11
What helped this thing the most was draining the tank and re filling. I know he "said" he put 2 tanks of premium in it but i guess it could still have had some contamintion in it. He has called back and said it is still not %100 but it is much better. ill u...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Abs, Brake,Battery VIN: WVWVH63B12
Thanks for all the replys guys. I tryed disconnecting the alternator , like most of you suggested but didn't make any difference. I will be swapping and recoding the instrument cluster which in this car is the immobilizer module as well. and go from there,; I ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Electronic VIN: YV1CZ59215
was able to track down to internal fault in the CEM. Even though volvo states "Note! In the event of CEM-1A5X diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), the central electronic module (CEM) must not be replaced as the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) indicates a communicat...
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