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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUJA84A5W
Car came in with battery and brake lights on dash illuminated and no charge message on dash info center. The alternator was not charging. When I started it up to bring it in the shop I was surprised to see it was charging. I was gonna check fuses and connectio...
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1988 BMW 535i 3.5L no spark VIN: WBADC8403J
OK, so this car was sitting here on the lot to be sold, was just fine when it was parked in the sales slot 2 months ago, then all of a sudden we go out to test drive it, and no start. It will crank just fine, but has no spark, none from the plug wires, nor any...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Crank/No Start VIN: WBAHP61010
Crank/No Start. Performed Compression Test and found Cylinders 1-4 to have Zero Compression and Cylinders 5-8 to have Factory Spec of 13+ bars. I have NEVER had an Engine do this before. Usually all cylinders have bad compression. I removed valve cover and i...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: WDBGA51E4R
Hello, vehicle towed in for died while driving, no restart. First, could not communicate with LH, EGS, DM controllers. Found no power to fuses 1 & 3 in general module which provide power to LH & EGS controllers. Replaced General Module, power from all 4 fuses ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Horn VIN: WDBJF65J61
Car needs State Inspection, but horn is inop. Pulled horn relay and jumped, horns work. Connected scan tool(autboss) and accessed SAM. Was able to send horn input to SAM through scan tool...horn works. Pulled Airbag and checked horn switches...all test OK. Ins...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Soft Top VIN: WDBLK70G63
Mercedes guys please help!!! we have this mb clk 430 with a soft top problem as stated above we most likely fixed the problems but we do not have a scanner that communicates with the soft top control module. Question one: is there a way to clear the codes in t...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDGF56XX8
need help with information on servicing the trans fluid and filter
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil is siping on intermediate shaft " o" ring
do i need to unscrew tensioner for chain and then remove bolts . and what is adjustment screw in middle design to do . so does any one out there know how to do this right way bolt by bolt without kiling something on intermediate shaft. please respond.thanks da...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L after run pump VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
This jetta GLS with VR6 has an after run coolant pump that comes on with any key cycle for 15-25 minutes regardless of if the engine is cold or warm and removing key and locking doors. I am specifically concerned about why it is coming on when engine is comple...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Note: ALH engine. Car is from another shop of questionable ability; anything is possible; they have had the car for one year. The head was replaced with a remanufactured head as the result of a timing belt failure. They replaced the turbo with a rebuilt unit; ...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L Electric Windows VIN: WVGZM77L55
Im hoping one of you vw guys can tell what power or ground they have in common.Trying to save a little time. Every customer is going on vacation tomorrow and I dont have a lotn of time to look.If you can help please respond.I know I have not spent much time lo...
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1989 Volvo 740 2.3L brakes VIN: YVIFA874XK
front brakes locking up.opened bleeder to get pressure off and wheels would move after that
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1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Stereo VIN: YV1KW9608W
Hi, Folks I Have A problem with the radio on this car. When you turn it on, the display says PHONE. I have tried disconnecting it, and re-coding it. It will accept the code, but still just says phone. I do not see any kind of phone on the car, or anywhere one ...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBAGB4318M
WELL GUYS , THIS IS ONE OF THOSE NIGHTMARE ELECTRICAL SHORTS THAT EVERYONE DREADS . FUSE #17 IN THE FRONT FUSE BOX HAD POWER ON BOTH SIDES . I TRACED THE SHORT TO THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX . IF YOU PULLED FUSE #33 THE SHORT WENT AWAY . I FOLLOWED THE LO...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1234567802
Thanks for all the input guys. I appreciate your time. I tried all the different suggestions to relearn the throttle with no luck. I removed the throttle body again and applied power and ground to terminals 3 and 5 using a jump pack (on the new throttle body).... Trouble codes: P1632 (Conditions incorrect for adaptive learn), P1694 (Throttle spring).
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Crank/No Start VIN: WBAHP61010
Performed Compression Test, found Cylinders 1-4 have 0 Compression and Cylinders 5-8 have 13bar+. Removed Valve Cover and inspected for damage, nothing viable. Cranked Engine and watched camshafts turn and valves open and close.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2748V
Thanks to all who listened. I have fixed the vehicle and I was correct. The problem was timing in the valve area. The right bank valve timing was off, this will cause a problem when you have a very short valve duration and a tall lift. Getting the cams back in... Trouble codes: P0174.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Limp Mode VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Vehicle is gone. Most replies suggested replacing the K40 module. I had taken the cover off and resolder several suspect joints, but made no difference. I discovered that the relay that controls power to ABS and transmission modules had an open coil. Replaced ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition Lock VIN: 4JGAB54E81
This one is fixed and gone. Turns out the key that we sent the vehicle out with was not being used. The young gal that owned this car decided she wanted to use her old non working & worn key fob. She was using that and jammed the cylinder trying to force it to...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L dash light VIN: WDBUH82584
It sounds like.. from most of the guys that posted replies... these have a common wire for the level sensor and the windshield sprayer. The customer has not returned for me to check it... I can't fix it if it ant here... Thanks for the help guys!!! Rick
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire, cold start
thank for all the input what i found was a falted after market MAF sensor , replaced with a used OEM MAF and was left with very slight miss for 5-6 seconds ,suspect a carbon build up on back of intake valves ,good restarts with some heat in engine, customer ha... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1TS94D81
I wanted to look at the throttle valve in action, but I was forced to turn it over to the dealer for programming. I have a CarDAQ Plus but can not use it because volvo will not sell me the program to flash the new throttle. It is a nice monopoly, illegal in ...
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2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Ignition switch VIN: YV1MS68264
As is the case a lot of times we wasted a lot of time chasing this one. What we found was that when we replaced the ignition switch a wire had pushed out of the small 3 wire connector for the antenna. It had pushed out enough so that it was not making connecti...
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