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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Airbag System VIN: WAUAC48H14
I have a 2004 audi A4 cabrio with an SRS light on thats back for the second time. The first time in I had two codes 01211 & 01212 (left & right rear ETR faults-open circuits), just cleared codes then (auction car & didn't know history). Two weeks later and the...
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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Misfire VIN: WBSCM9332X
This car has a persistent misfire that I can't explain. The customer said he was getting on the freeway and it misfired some, then 4 miles down the road it dropped #6 cylinder for good. He swapped coils and plugs between #5,6 before bringing the car to us. Whe... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0?
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Control Unit VIN: WBAHP61090
AC Inop. Only ORANGE OFF Light on the AC Control Unit. No faults in HVAC System. With GT1 plugged in I am able to activate AC System and AC works great blowing cold, System Pressures are good 35psi Low Side/ 150psi High Side. But when I disconnect Scan Tool an...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L ABS operation VIN: SALPV1240W
hello to all!! we bought this range rover from auction so no history is avalibal. when it came to the shop the amber ABS, amber TC, and the red BRAKE lights where on. i use the Snap On solas pro but it reads no codes for the abs system. the break pedal was var...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Eas VIN: SALPV1644Y
This car is back. Customer finally decided to buy EAS ECU. Unfortunately this did not fix the problem. The EAS ECU is never commanding the pump to turn on. I monitored the pressure sensor and it never changes states. I replaced the pressure sensor with a new o...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF15496
Hello everyone, got this Rover that is giving both lean and rich codes. Smoke test good. Replaced front O2 sensors, still have problem. Replaced MAF, still have problem. Reflash ECU, through dealer, as per tsb's. Still have problem. Fuel Trims: Short are about... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Code - Bank 1), P0172 (Rich Code - Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Code - Bank 2), P0175 (Rich Code - Bank 2)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L abs VIN: WDC1631132
car presented with ABS BAS ESP lights on, have fault code c1401 high pressure/pump return a7/3ml,cannot cancel code,in actuations cannot comunicate with any system,will break communication every time you try to actuate .checking values every thing is in order,...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Instrument cluster VIN: WDBUF82J44
Vehicle lights were left on and battery died. After jump starting vehicle there is a warning message in the instrument cluster - Visit workshop Battery. Is there a procedure to clear warning. Vehicle starts up with no problems.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L door warning,door lock,lights,gauge, VIN: 4JGBB75E76
Customer states there were no other problems with the vehicle before the other shop worked on it. Car came into our shop with the following issues. 1)dome light stays on till it is shut off manually. 2)driver door will not lock(will unlock) all others work pro...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDF6396052
Hello Everyone, I Have a Mercedes 109cdi vito van with fault p2623, the s owner has two vans the same and i was able to swap mafs thinking it was a simple lazy maf, not so. Fault stayed with original car, i have since checked rail pressure (same on both vans)... Trouble codes: P2623
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S85
Thanks for reading this. The complaint on this Saab is: 1. key does not turn sometimes 2. when key does turn, sometimes there is a delay before it will crank. 3. Clock does not save the time sometimes. 4. Sometimes the speedo will bounce & a mil will illum...
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2000 Alfa Romeo 156twin spar 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZAR9320000
thanks for everyones input,i replaced the crank angle sensor,cleared code,customer says engine starts better when cold now,so far he is happy with repair Trouble codes: P0303.
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBAEK720X0
Not fixed but bet we get blame for it!!! Back in October 09 and 4000 miles ago we did an oil change service, we used Mann filter and valvoline oil. The car was recovered to the local BMW dealer with no oil pressure and the refused to cover it under warranty as...
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1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Wipers VIN: SAJPX1848W
The replies mentioned relays as a possible cause, with some suggestions that the relays be tapped while the wipers ran after shut-off to see if there was any related change from the tapping as such a response would tend to confirm a relay problem. I did tap th...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Front End Noise VIN: 4JGBB86E16
I was the the front diff. After removing the driveshaft we could feel the input bearing felt very rough. I called the deal and they just happen to have one on hand, which I thought was interesting to have such an expensive part on the self. They would not a...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2W
Well after a lot of help from you guys, it's fixed. I ended up trying a crank position sensor - NOPE. Tried a new distributor with pick-up - NOPE. The last and only thing I really couldn't or don't have to expert knowledge to test, was the ECU. I had alrea...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L no start VIN: 3VWBF61C1W
i must not have locked the pump all the way in it was just off a little thanx everyone for the ideas
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L tcc/lockup VIN: YV1CM91H63
Thanks for the 2 replies. Finally got this one out of the shop, the wiring harness was ruled out after we had run new wires from the tcm to the case connector, same problem. After driving the vehicle with a voltmeter on the tcc pressure switch, we found out th...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIMS38215
thanks for all the tips and help.i ended up replacing the solenoid because it was the only thing that really made any sense.being without a volvo scanner pretty much left me in the dark as far as cam timing specs.all i could do was ensure the timing belt was a... Trouble codes: P0026.
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