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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil light VIN: WAUJC68EX3
We changed the pick up filter because of the common failure rates.Past 4 that we done its been good to go but this one is making us pull our hair out.We have pressure at 35psi on idle and 60-62 under load. Change both sensor for pressure and level and no chang...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L all vehicle electrical VIN: WAUML44E54
This vehicle came in with the battery completely dead. I recharged the battery and the car started/drove/everything normally. I noticed water on the passenger floor board (some mold in the rear, so it's been there a while). I checked the parasitic draw on the ...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5323V
Hello, This BMW was in here a while ago with the ABS and Traction control lights on. It had a code for LF wheel speed sensor and replacement of the sensor fixed the problem. Now it is back with a series of codes that seem to have no description in our scan t...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Engine VIN: WBABN33493
I have a 2003 BMW 325Ci in the shop. Customers complaint is runs rough, smokes, and CEL. He stated that it seemed intermittent sometimes. He is what I have found so far. The car sat for 2 days before I started it. Started the vehicle,, it ran rough for about 5...
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2007 BMW 750i 4.8L Oil Pump VIN: WBAHN83537
Covered all areas that could make noise, removed all drive belts, checked transmission for noise. When engine is started cold the engine makes a buzzing sound at the oil filter housing. Could almost sound like power steering pump when it has air in it. We foun...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Sliding roof VIN: SAJHX1240W
The customer complains of wind noise coming from the sliding roof when driving at cruising speeds. With the roof shut, it can be seen that the closing fit at the front edge is not parallel with the opening. I feel that this poor closing fit is most likely to b...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Highway Driving VIN: SALTY16403
Cust complaint, vehicle will drive fine for 15 mins on Highway and then stop moving. We change fluid and filter. Trans Pan was clean fluid not burnt. Drove vehicle around town, close to garage,Shifts are fine, all was OK.Sent Vehicle out and it towed back with...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L input sensor VIN: WDBJF83J82
Hi all I need some help with this mercedes. This car is a lot car has not been driven much in the last year. This morning it threw p0715 input speed sensor malfunction and locked in low gear. The problem I have is my modis will not communicate with the trans m...
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Connector VIN: WPOCA29993
Hello Porsche Techs: We have a leak that appears to be coming from the electrical connector that goes in the Transmission case. The oil is traveling through the wiring (connector at trans) and down through the harness to the plug in junction on the body of the...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Radio Code VIN: WVWMD63B6X
Can anyone supply the radio code?
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H43
03 volvo xc70 with fault code p0071 ambient air temp sensor fault. Snap-on verus wont gather any data. Any help would be appreciated thanks Trouble codes: P0071
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Well, the fix is done! The code refers to the MAF sensor on the intake side of the AIR system for the pump. AS Micheal stated it is on the passenger side fender where the filter is for the AIR pump. It is a typical hotwire MAF sensor, and puts out a voltage... Trouble codes: 94 (Secondary Air Mass Air Flow).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L central locking VIN: ADB2020186
i had spent a few hours on this problem,and as the car is a bit of a wreck the customer decided to just lock lock door and boot with the metal key,and will dispose of car at a later date, thanks for everyones input,these models sure do have complicated lockin...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shift valve VIN: WDB2100612
This one is a fix.. One of the rpm sensors in trans faulty,The clue was the rpm reading on the scanner wrong.(But still no codes stored.)This must have caused ecu to click solenoid.New electric kit fitted. Oil in ecu must of not caused problems.Ecu is clean no...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L COMAND Sysem. VIN: WDBUF83J85
First off, thanks to the 6 of you that replied. Chris from Arizona- that MOST.PDF file was a great eye opener, more descriptive then webetms in some instances and good photos to boot. I spent much of the day Sunday reading absolutely as much as I could about C...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Radio VIN: WMWRC33432
Thanks to the four techs that replied to this question. The power feed with the key on was missing. We found that someone installed a remote starter and managed to cut this wire!!! There were no conections to it...just cut. Thanks again.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No 3-4 shift, slips on take off. VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
Well cars fixed. I rechecked the vss harness. Had power, ground, and signal wire to tcm with only .5 ohm resistance. Rechecked vss resistance and reading was out of wack again. Ordered and replaced sensor. Car does not slip, goes into 4th, and doesn't throw ch...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L hard starting VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Sorry again for the delay. Wearing all the hats at the shop here...you tend to lose track of time. Anyhow, the problem ending up being twofold. First, we readjusted the pump timing to the upper end of the window (it was toward the middle/lower end initially...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cluster Chime VIN: WVGBC67L04
The client will replace the cluster when he can no longer stand the noise. Thanks everyone.
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZG77L66
I have changed all coils and plugs with OE and opened the fenderwell and removed dirt, spider webs, leaves and such from every area possible, cleared the codes and drove the vehicle. Codes never came back so I gave it back to the customer. Seen customer today... Trouble codes: P2422, P0300, P0301, P0306, P0303, P0304.
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