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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Safety VIN: WAUZZZ4B92
This car came in not charging and the suspension going down at the front. We carried out some test and trace to alternator not working. Remove front clip and replace with new alternator.I did cam belts and water pump,tensioners at the same time. Reassembled an...
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L abs VIN: WBABG1328T
This car arrived with ABS light on, code 33 rear axle inlet valve circuit problem. Removed control unit from under right side of dash (this car is without ASC), upon running down all the circuits I find pin #9 (operating voltage) with no voltage, Shopkey diagr...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Glass VIN: SALME11403
Windows do not work except for drivers window. That work even without the key being in the ignition. There are no codes in BCM and I can operate all windows with the scanner. In live data I do not see anything happening from the switches. Also, anytime you tur...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBKK47F4X
Fuel gauge was very intermitently operating before updated was done. System worked flawlessly for about 2 weeks then the gauge now goes way past full when ignition is off and when running stays down low level even when full tank and sometimes moves iratically....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L winshield wipers VIN: WDBRF64J81
hello german gurus, i recently did major dash r&r to repair hvac problems. all hvac and other related components work fine. the problem i have is the windshield wipers are NOT working after repairs. i checked 40 amp fuse, OK. i then swapped relays, NO CHANGE....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L egs module VIN: WDBKK49F71
Hello group have this 01 slk 230 need cabin harness,need labor time.used trans was replaced by trans shop.customer came to our shop,found trans oil in harness to module and oil in module,dealer says they only replace module and clean wires,I am looking for lab...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: WDBRF52H16
Hi guyz need help this benz came from another shop. They put in a used trans. And trans stays neutral all the time .gear shifter reads pnrd when goes in the tcm. Actual gear reads park all the time and select rear which ever gear you have the shifter in.have c...
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2006 Other European Fortwo .8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: WMEAK00F36
This Smart Car CDI will become hard starting after sitting for a few hours. The injectors are firing and there is exhaust smoke coming out the tailpipe. Once warm the engine runs fine. The coolant temperature is at 20*C right now and I am not seeing any activa... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected)
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1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA0945H
I have an 87 944s 16v that came in the shop for a dead cylinder and a backfire. We did a compression test and the #4 cylinder had 0 psi. After we removed the valve cover we discovered that the #4 valve spring was broken and lifter collapsed. The customer decid...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WP0CB2969L
Starting engine cold or hot, engine idle will hunt briefly and then stay steady at around 800. As soon as I open the the throttle just to allow the idle switch to open the engine stalls. I can keep it running with a quick open of throttle but let shut and will...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
a/c does not work,no power to the compressor,evac and recharged to make sure refridgerant level was ok,fuse box on the battery is ok,tested psi switch-its ok[30% duty cycle]what i am missing is the 11 volt referance at t14/3 at the cooling fan control module.t...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L unknown VIN: 3VWRR31C76
Hi vw experts This car has low power assist if the brakes are pumped or used for a long time. I checked the vacuum supply at the tee in the brake booster hose and after several pumps the vacuum falls to near atmospheric pressure. It looks like a vac pump prob...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L insrument cluster VIN: YV1RS61R82
we got this volvo ,the instrument cluster dos not work non of the readings comes on, only shows check engine, i had anoter instrument cluster switch them same thing,there is no code,it is getting battery and ground, any one had the sme exprience? thanks for th...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1RS61R62
rebuilt trans came back 1 month later no communaction with TCM SRS and ABS modules
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L hard shift on take of VIN: 4X4DP68815
Hi Guys, Thanks to all of you for your information,i have not tried all your suggestions as yet. The car is at the body shop presently and when i get it back i will update you guys to the fix.
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2008 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB92080
Thank you for help, The previous technician that worked on the car didn't identify the correct bank and by mistake fitted the idle actuator to the incorrect bank. Another good actuator has now fitted to the other bank and the engine works o.k no warning lights...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1641J
This one fought us but, as always, we won. I knew I was missing the ignition drive signal from the ECU, so I went after components that were required to generate this signal. The crank sensor was fine - to clarify some misinformation that people suggested ther...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stop and tail lamps VIN: WDBRF61J41
Thanks for that info, as I was doing more research and checking I did find that when the ignition switch was turned on nothing would light up at the dash at times indicating a problem with the ignition switch or circuit 15 as indicated by the code. I don't ha...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
I pulled the suction jet pump and found it to be clogged just about every direction, I couldn't blow through any direction. I also found another crack in the T-hose under the intake, connected to the PCV system. The TB wasn't in really dirty shape, but I took ... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection turbo-throttle valve pressure loss), P1137 (Bank 1 System too rich), P1127 (Bank 1 System too rich).
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall, Restarts right away VIN: 3VWCK21C71
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, I ENDED UP FINDING THAT THE NEW FUEL PUMP I HAD PUT IN WAS DEFECTIVE, WE HAD PUT IN A VW FUEL PUMP AT THE FIRST REPAIR, SO I DID'NT THINK IT COULD A FUEL PUMP, ON THE LAST TEST DRIVE I HAD VOLTAGE METERS HOOKED TO EVERYTHING AND A SCAN...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Thanks everyone for all the input. I removed the thermostat and check the water pump it is ok I used a metal impellar type pump. I pulled the radiator out and it had alot of sediment in it and I ran water through it and it was slow flow. I pulled a tank off an...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF71K05
thanks to all who responded we replaced the timing chain to repair the problem
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L cluster VIN: 3VWPG71K96
we found relay box under dash ( driver side )was causing the problem .install new box and problem solved. thanks to all who replied .
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