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2004 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUWT28N04
This is a weird one, I put my meter on it the first time it came in and the car was drawing 286mA for 2 hours and i pulled the radio fuse and it dropped right away to 16mA so i unplugged the radio and put the fuse back in and had 16mA still. I replaced the rad...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Car towed in with a no start condition. Customer installed fuel pump and filter located near right rear wheel thinking this would solve their issue. Got car pushed into stall and it fired right up... but then died. Tried a few more times and started on the 4t...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Sun Roof VIN: WDBJF65H7X
The mercedes has a water leak that took out the module which controls the lights windows locks etc,i have removed the headliner checked all four drain tubes and no blockage. If i apply water around the sun roof i can see water leaking what apears to be from th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L engine VIN: 4JGAB74E12
Mercedes-benz pros...this ml55 amg will run fine no smoke out the tail pipe. I get on the high way and in about an hour or 70 miles it starts smoking out the tail pipes (burns oil badly, big cloud). Then i get off the highway and drive till it clears and every...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L P/S Pump VIN: WDBRF40J43
Fellow tech's... Help me out here...I got a 03 Mercedes C230 Kompressor. Came in with no poower steering- hard as a rock. I could hardly turn the wheel. P/S Fluid was leaking from inbetween the resivoir and the pump housing. With engine running, pump made very...
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1994 Volkswagen CABRIOLET 1.8L Radio VIN: WVWAB5156P
Dealer friend bought a VW from an estate. The battery was dead from sitting and the radio is "Safe"(locked). Dealer has not been much help. The radio has a Reman by VW of america sticker on it, the serial # is 24128. Another number [...] which seams t...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 42 fuse 14 fuse 15 VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Hey guys got a 99 bug draining over a couple days. Draw is .71 milliamps with fuse 42 removed i get a draw of .58 milliamps. With fuse 15 i get .52 milliamp draw and with both removed i get a draw of .30 which is within spec. Is there a component linked with t...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21CX3
Had code P0672 for glow plug #2 problem. Found problem in glow plug wiring bridge. Replaced glow plug harness and good for 2 weeks and now code P0670 for glow plug module control circuit fault. Only one fix in archives and they replaced everything in glow plug... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow Plug Module Control Circuit)
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9349Y
We installed 2 new MAF's this afternoon, engine came right back to life, test drove twice under heavy and light loads to see if Vanos codes returned, codes did not come back, car drives smooth as silk, customer is happy. Thanks again! Trouble codes: C0D, C0E, D1 (Misfire 5 without cyl cutout), D2 (Misfire 6 without cyl cutout), 48 (Activation inlet vanos retard valve bank 1), 43 (Activation inlet vanos advance valve bank 1).
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVD135X6
Thanks to all who took the time out of their busy daily routine to give me some insight on this one. I happened to notice the fuel door was missing. I called the customer and asked if he could tell me why the door was missing. He said he didn't even notice it... Trouble codes: P0344 (Camshaft pos. Snsr. A intermittant b1), P0349 (Camshaft pos. Snsr b intermittant b1), P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire).
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV1344F
after reading all the posts from iatn members i will say this is a good morning. a majority of the posts led me in the direction of power relays on the fire wall. i inherited this car from another mechanic, after following the lead of the the wise members of i...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
THANX TO ALL FOR YOUR INPUT. FIRST OF ALL THE SPARK PLUGS CAME OUT FINE, SQUEAK AND CREAK ALL THE WAY. THE MISFIRE WAS A SPARK PLUG WIRE WHEN I SWAPED COILS I DID NOT SWAP WIRES. THE REPAIR WAS REPLACE SPARK PLUG WIRES, AND RESET SENSOR ROTOR ADAPTATION. CAR R... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfire), P2053 (Misfire 3).
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0CA2983W
We removed the engine and removed camshafts for right bank. Found a broken exhaust valve spring at #1 cylinder. Downloaded pics to I-Atn File ID: [[...]] Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire).
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Starter VIN: YV1MS38276
Thanks for your help. I actually found the help I needed on Identifix. It was a blown fuse #23. New fuse and car works beautifully! Thanks again for eveything. Ron [...]
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