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1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L shifter VIN: WAUBJ84A7P
After the repair, we drove it a few times, every thing was fine. Now it won't go back into park. Also, the brake light indicator on the dash comes on
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Crank/No Start VIN: WBAHP61010
Vehicle is "Crank/No Start". My GT1 Scan Tool is not working right now so I'm shooting from the hip on this one. But I have went step-by-step to verify every possible thing. "Engine Power Reduced" Fault on Instrument Cluster 1) I removed Fuel Line and perfor...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Xenon headlight VIN: WBAET37414
In the last two weeks, we've had 3 of these 2004 325's with xenon headlights inop on one side only. In spite of only finding wiring diagrams for one type of light, there are 2 distinctively different types of assemblies involved, both xenon, on the three dif...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAVB13576
BMW EXPERTS PLEASE HELP !! Vehicle has a intermittent surge or misfire at idle, problem occurs more when vehicle is in gear. Engine runs well otherwise, Plenty of power. Monitored "smooth running values", found cylinder number 5 out of range (-3000)-(3000). Th...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Parking Assist VIN: SAJEA03U23
Jaguar Techs: This car was sent to me with an installed harness overlay for the park assist sytem. The overlay kit has no info with it and the local dealer is not being too helpful. The wires are tagged with code numbers that do not correspond with the O.E. ha...
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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
This car misses on cylinder 5 and we have checked compression, plugs wire etc. We switched injectors and it still misses on #5. When we removed the injectors, however we noticed no fuel pressure at the fitting for #5 injector,(#6 made a psst sound when we loos...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA25D7L
Would like some help as to what ecu looks for to determine circuit fault with this code.sets light within 1/4 mile of driving , has not set at idle. Any Mercedes techs PLEASE Help. thanks Trouble codes: 10 (throttle valve switch)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA26DXM
Let me start by saying I don't see German vehicles all that often so I've done a lot of research just to try and understand how everything works on this car. This car will stall if you stop quickly going in drive or reverse. It will also stall sometimes by jus...
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2007 Porsche CAYENNES 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P48
Check cooling system full and tested at 60% and 7.5 tested ok at20 psi for 45 min. The code was cleard and light stay off for 150 ingition cycles Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling system performance)
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Exhaust Valves VIN: YS3DD58N8X
This vehicle came in missing on #3 & #4. Compression test and visual inspection using a borescope showed up that the exhaust valves on #3 and #4 cylinders had a nice "V" burnt spot on each. This problem had occured a couple of years ago on this same vehicle. B...
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.6L Runs wide upen VIN: WV2YG0251C
Hi all, I have an 82 Vanagon with a diesel. I replaced the engine with a used engine and transferred the injector pump. The van had set for 15 years. I got the engine too start but it just revved up and I shut it down right away. I suppose something in the pum...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Rear Hatch Release VIN: 3VWCB21C02
Mother in laws car here so need a good fix quick. The rear hatch release is inop. Does not work with switch in door or remote. Mitchell wiring diagram shows 2 fuses, fuse 14 in box on left side of dash is OK. Can't find any info to show where fuse 144 is. Is t...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L brake vac, pump VIN: VW3TH69MO3
hi gents, ive spent way to much time on this car and am in need of some help.Car shows up on the hook no crank,found melted fuse block on the battery.I replace said fuse block and fuses, the root problem now shows its self as a brake vac. pump(v192) stuck on a...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWAD63B85
felow vw tecs i am at a loos on this one and realy need your input . thanks in advance.
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Stall VIN: YV1RS59V34
hey volvo techs,need some help. customer stated engine stalled while driving once and when they came to complete stop engine was able to start again. concerned about fuel pressure sensor and fuel pump bulletins, told cust but dealer stated n/a. inspected fuel ...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.8L Power antenna VIN: 1140731200
Customer did show up with this vintage car, so we could see. The antenna access was easy- just remove plastic cover on the inner side of the right front fender. It would be more time consuming to put long antenna cable up to the radio, but the owner didn't wan...
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Compressor VIN: WPOEBO911H
The problem was the thermostatic (temp control) switch in the dash. Thanks to all.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWTH63B01
I'll Call It Fixed Cause I Don't See Anymore Leakage. Most Of The Replies Said Chain Tensioner Gasket. It Was Still Hard To Tell Even With The Dye Where The Exact Leak Was So I Changed The Chain Tensioner Gasket And The Half Moon Seal. I Made My Own Tool To Co...
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