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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44E94
This car was towed into the shop with a no start complaint...the steering wheel was grinding internally, when trying to start vehicle the MMI would display "Please take load of steering to start" the steering wheel would not lock out when the key was removed. ...
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1960 Austin Healey 100-6 2.6L overdrive VIN: 1427819519
A customer brought an overdrive unit and transmison that he could not assemble. The splines are not quit aligned. With the 8 springs removed I used a screwdriver to hold the clutch plate and tried to align the splines by moving the outlet flange without any lu...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L RF &LR doors VIN: WBAFA535X1
This X5 was dropped off and both the RF & LR doors unable to open from inside or outside . Codes in ZKE 90 Central-locking drive, passengerís door , short circuit, & 91 90 Central-locking drive, passengerís door , short circuit. We can actuate the other doors....
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA73584
I am trying to locate the MOST loop conector.
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Alternator VIN: SAJHY1748L
I have replaced the alternator, because the customer complained of a no-charging symptom, which I could not reproduce. The alternator did not charge until you accelerate past 2000 rpm, and then would be fine even at idle (Customer said it had always been like ...
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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L level sensor VIN: SAJKX624XW
Hey all Jaguar specialistas, Car came in on the tow truck, customer states "while driving car overheated on him he pulled over and got car towed in." Open the hood and see top radiator hose popped off (by the way he had radiator and fans replaced back in july ...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L electric window VIN: SALPV14444
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. What I have is a 99 Range Rover with multiple concerns the one that I am working on now is a left rear window inop. First all windows and sunroof were inop. Checked the center switch panel and found that it looks like ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Lack of power VIN: WDBCB20C6F
This car accelerates normally off the line. Testing boost pressure at the hose for the waste gate, it has about 4 PSI of pressure under full throttle at 40 MPH. However, if you test it at the plug on the intake manifold, there's virtually no boost. Same readin...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Heater VIN: WDBGA51EOP
Hi there Benz Techs. I'm running out of ideas other than to pull the dash, expose the whole air box and start from scratch which is not in the customer's budget,nor authorized, and yet I'd like to help out if I can get around that.I've got hot water, working t...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Draw VIN: WDBJF65H5X
This car was recently involved in a collision which required replacement of the right rear door (maybe only the skin). Since that time the battery has gone dead sitting in the garage overnight, car unlocked, keys out of ignition twice. The battery and charging...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Park VIN: WDBSK75F53
This 500 won't come out of park because of a small lever that is broken which is actuated but the detent solenoid. My understanding this is a common failure. Most of what i have found is i have to go to the dealer. Im having trouble believing this, i have foun...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Top light VIN: WPOCA2982V
Reset gears for top drive,Ran top up and down several times, motor doesnt stop when top closed causing over running of motor gears then top is in op. Light on dash for top doesnt go off. Checked the microswitchs and the front lactch and at the rear above the ...
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1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL76L8M
Can someone help me retrieve codes on this 91 900 convertible? It intermittently runs poorly and stalls. The customer says the mil comes on and off. I found the DLC under the center console, but the cavity for pin 2 is vacant. That's where Mitchell says the pi...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cylinder Head VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Cold morning, customer went to start it up and nothing. Had it towed in. Found there is no compression. Looked in archieves and found sometimes these engines the lifters pump up cold and bend the valves. I am sure that is the problem here. My question is this:...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Gear removal VIN: 3VWDC21V8Y
Simple problem, Need to remove distributor drive gear to change hall switch. I notice pin is mushroomed over on one end of pin. I tried driving out from other end, no success. Is the pin tappered and must be replaced with new? What is succesful procedure. Than...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Okay guys this one came in with a complaint of abs light coming on and missfire. Scanned for codes got above codes plus codes for missfire. Replaced maf w/factory part cleared codes test drove car gave it to customer. She came back 20 minutes later saying it w... Trouble codes: P0102, P1624, 01166 (vag code from tcm), 01314 (vag code from abs module)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L starter VIN: WVWPH63B73
this car will not crank only when coold out bring car into shop then it will work dash lights woor ok radio woorks battery is good every thing woorks fine just wiil not crank has no power at small wirer at sterter wonce warmedup woorks all day til sits over ni...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Alignment VIN: 3VWVH69M73
Hi techs out there, i have a v.w. In for an alignment. The alignment machine is asking me for a suspension code (1ga,1gv,1av). I've looked in the trunk and the glovebox and i even called the v.w. Dealer to ask where can i find the code. The reply was they did ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Tpms VIN: WVGCM77L94
Vehicle came in for a TPMS light coming on. Checked all tire pressures and found all tire pressures correct. Using the Bartec 400 I checked all four sensors manually. I found the FR sensor not working. Checked for codes in the TPMS module and found code 01521 ...
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2005 Volkswagen V6 2.8L door locks and power mirrors VIN: WVWW63B75E
New customer came in with this Volkswagon complaining that the door locks operate randomly on their own. It doesn't matter whether the vehicle is moving or standing still. While trying to retrieve codes I experienced the door locks operating even with the igni...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L srs
Customer complained that air bag light came on and stayed on after picking up car. I'm wondering if I caused SRS code by having door harness disconnected for harness repair while cycling ignition on and off. If so is there a reset procedure? Battery disconnect...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L 2-3, 3-4 shifts VIN: WAUBC5443M
Thank you all for your replies. Special thanks to Mark from California and Micheal from Pennsylvania with your advise to wash my hands of the project. After a phone call to the Audi dealer to find that very few parts are still available, we are sending it ba...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6338X
Hi again, everyone, and thanks for your input. Unfortunately, this car is not fixed, though I did find the problem. I did a proper compression test on all the cylinders and found the following: Right side- #1-140 psi, #2-180 psi, #3-180 psi, #4-190 psi; Left ...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Trunk button,License plate lights,trunk mounted ta VIN: WBAAM5331Y
Case of analitis on my part ,It was indeed the wiring at the trunk,I just did not pull the boot down far enough to find the broken wires.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65H0X
well, i'll post this as a fix even though car hasnt left yet. customer doesnt need car and lets me work on it here,there when i can get to it.anyway i got an me from beckmann and that allowed it to learn the throttle. now communicates with asr and starts good ... Trouble codes: C1022 (Asr no can comm with m.e.).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L convertor VIN: WDB2110760
Car is fixed, convertor was the problem.Found no sign of water or antifreeze in trans.Every thing is working o.k with no codes stored. changing linings did the trick.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L control module VIN: WDBTJ65H07
all righ, found the problem: circuit 87 relay, wich I was getting a code for; even though it was "clicking" it was staying open. swapped with the rear defroster relay (same part#) and vouala!! Thanks for the help anyways guys..
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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Evap leak VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZE
i would like to thank all who place there input. the vehicle returen but i did not get to work on it. it past the emission test i believe the tech exempt the vehicle evap test and did not do the test.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Alternator VIN: WVWWH23B4Y
Thanks for all your help. I replaced the rebuilt alternator again only this time with a Bosch. Works fine now. Bottom line, two defective alternators in a row. All the replies were very helpful in the solution. Back to basics is always a good idea. Thank...
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