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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Engine temperature VIN: WAUED64B81
Greetings, This Audi runs hot all the time. The engine seems to warm up normally but heats up to where the temp gauge needle is just below the very top. Checking with our scanner shows at idle engine temperature of 120 to 124 C. On the freeway the engine cools...
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBANA53595
Customer was driving on freeway during heavy rain, drove through standing water on roadway at freeway speed. Cruise control shut off and would not reset. Vehicle ran to destination and was shut off. When attempted to restart, vehicle would crank but not start....
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA14C0Y
Hi all. I'm hoping a jag guru out there can shed some light on a problem car. I've got an '00 XJ8 in the shop that came in with a blown trans - the snap ring land in the forward clutch had failed. Got her rebuilt and installed and sent my customer on their way...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Head gasket VIN: SALTY1247X
Hey guys, just a request for advice & information. This vehicle came to me for a coolant leak. I pressure tested the cooling system & found an external leak at the rear of the right side cylinder head gasket. I looked up several cases of head gasket leakage on...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F0V
Car was towed to impound. Customer went to pick up and batt was dead. Customer removed batt to have it charged. Reinstalled, crank/no start. No injector pulse. Security system appears to work properly. Signal from cam/crank sensors appear good to ECU. Anyone s...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L does not shift VIN: WDBRN47J72
vehicle still will not shift out of first gear. their is a small s above the park symbol on the dash and i cannot find info on that.
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRE33493
Vehicle was dropped off because the customer states that it goes in the "red" while driving. Pulled into the shop and found antifreeze coming out of the reservoir. Filled coolant and started engine. Engine will overheat within 10 minutes of idling. Fans are co...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Heater output VIN: WVWYH63B83
Hey guys, Got a Passat problem. The car came in blowing cold air from the heater. Did the usual, check for air in the cooling system, flush core, check flow. We did find some air in the system but not much, flushed core the core flows fine, checked flow was a...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Door Latch VIN: 3VWSF71K66
Dear vw techs. We have this jetta that the left outer door handle was sticking+not letting door shut. Contacted the dealer+they said the latches give trouble. I have the door panel off but i would like detailed procedure for removal of latch and or outer handl...
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1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D5X
Speed sensor replaced already. Since the previous repair the car quit and an engine temperature sensor, an air mass meter, and O2 sensor were needed to get it to run properly again. Still runs fine but intermittently the ABS, STC, and !(brake fluid low) warnin... Trouble codes: 510F, 530D, 001F, ABS00, 0093 (Comm. fault)
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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 JTS Sele 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAR9320000
Thank you to all who replied. This JTS has known problem with upstream Lambda sensors connection. Both these connectors were fixed by removing each pins, re-soldering and cleaning.Tested and no more Check Engine Light. Cheers Trouble codes: P0139 (Lamda 1 signal below Cat slow), P0159 (Lamda 2 signal below Cat slow), P1131 (Lamda 1 signal upstream plausibility).
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L locks,windows VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Ended up finding a used module including the end of the harness which allowed me to replace several corroded and broken wire ends in the original-calibration was right on so no programming was necessary thanks to all for fast and thoughtful replies
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Timing VIN: WBAVB13556
The boss after trying a number of places to find the tool failed and decide to buy the timing tool. I m gonna do a leak test to see if there is any valves bent. I managed to convince him that we should pull the pan and see if there is pieces of the belt in the...
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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USFE43517
thanks for your help guys,replacinng the water pump and reseting the codes did it.fan working at normal speed, temperature is normal,no overheting.
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L right front brake VIN: SAJNV4844K
i received a lot of responses that said the abs solenoid pack was bad i replaced the abs solenoid pack and that took of the problem thanks again for all the responded
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L abs VIN: SAJEA01U33
Please dont ask why but a slightly low brake fluid level caused the problem!! While testing my tech noticed the fluid level, corrected it, inspected the brake system and cleared the fault- problem solved!! Greg and crew
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Heater VIN: WDBGA51EOP
Hi again Friends and thank you for your time and effords with this Benz heater problem. I finally fixed it today myself by replacing the dual heat valve for the 3rd time. The first one was "working" and not setting any codes, but I did not buy it and changed i...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B21
The fix was another ECU. I don't know what caused the failure of the computer to not pulse ground for the LDP test, but suspect a voltage spike from a bad ignition switch or a customer battery jump event. I reran the basic setting tests and all monitiors compl... Trouble codes: P1476.
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