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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Abs VIN: ZAREA43L5M
Vehicle displays ABS indicator intermittently. No obvious defects in brake hardware. Test drive revealed no issue with brake performance, no pulling, grabbing, etc. Alldata does not even list Alfa Romeo, and there is no repair manual with vehicle. Where to sta...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B9W
Hello All! Im at my wits end here. Have worked extensively on Audi and is my main focus- this one has me up a creek. Bought this POS from a customer for $1400. In need of tune-up / maintenance... 1 year later and $3k in parts / labor and it STILL misfires on... Trouble codes: P0000, P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Brake booster VIN: WAUDH68D51
Production date 05/00. This VIN reads as a 2001 which should hav an aux. vauum pump but it does not and never has. This Audi has an extremely hard brake pedal after it has been first started in the morning. I first looked at it and confired the condition las...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L top VIN: WAUAC48H93
Help!! I have a audi a4 that I am having trouble with the Automatic roof. I had to replace the top control module due to water. Top works as it should but I can not clear code 02024. I went thru the adaption twice but when car is first started the top light wi...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L Ac VIN: WAUDT48H76
We have a 2006 Audi A4 Quattro convertible the ac is weak or not good enough in the hotter temperature the best we can get out of the dash vent is 46 degrees. The customer has had the car to the dealer 8 time during the warranty time and they could never get i...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D8P
car came in for a no start, fuel delivery issue, the fuel pump was corroded, replaced it, but no fuel delivery at the injector lines, the fuel pressure is 5 bar at the lower chamber, and about 5.5 bar at the cold start injector, but nothing is comig out from t...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E3R
Hello fellow techs! I have a 1994 Mercedes Benz C280 in my shop that does not start. Previously, customer ran the car out of fuel, added fuel to it, had troubles starting and after repeated attempts was able to get it running and park it in their driveway. N...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Steering Lock, Ign. switch VIN: WDBHA29G5X
When I insert the key it will not turn and the steering lock will not disengage. As stated I have neccessary voltages and grounds (from what I can tell), but no actuation. Battery 12v held 180amps for a few seconds. Searched knowledge base and the responses we...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz smart .8L lack power VIN: F05J215533
We got this car in with a lack of power, cleaned egr, did not help. (for your info you can remove the egr completly like the ford 6.0l engine. you take off the top electric plunger with 3 bolts then you can pop out the steel insert by using a small screw drive...
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0915J
Having trouble understanding the trigger wire input for the Fuel pump DME relay under the seat I can jump the relay and the car will start and run. on the wiring on terminal 86 of the relay going to a block D34 ?? no power to this terminal Help is needed
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Oil light VIN: 3VWFE21C03
This vehicle is fixed. But, should be known how this works. We were never able to duplicate concern. Vehicle came in with complaint of oil light flashing. Oil pan was removed and checked for plugged screen, engine is very clean. I replaced both of the ground w...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Temperature Light VIN: 3VWFE21C83
I have a VW Beetle that the red coolant temperature light comes on intermittently. The light may come on for a few seconds or sometimes stay on for minutes and either turns off by itself or when cycling the ignition key. We have drivin the vehicle and can not ...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D52
Hello All volvo techs! I was wondering are all the Volvo shops out there been following the Vida's procedure on 99 and newer CAN vehicles, its states that everytime the battery is disconneted you MUST have the KOEO Before you reconnect the Negative cable. I w...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing VIN: WBAGH8340Y
timing, timing , timing. Every body advise me to retime with all the tools. Well i replace the two vanos and retime with a new set of cam holder tools. What happend was that my own set is nine years old and many guys have used it and the one for cy 5-8 was dam...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 492NJ20440
WE FOUNDED THE BROKEN VACUUM LIKE BEHIND THE INTAKE THANKS FOR AL [...] THAT HELPED OUT. JOHN AND DAVE. Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX6249V
Thank you all for your responses. Not sure if this fixed it, but found left side power cable stud at firewall loose. I remove both engine power cables, cleaned and tightened. Also cleaned ground in engine compartment. After tighteneing power connections the ca...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALMF13477
THANKS AGAIN, I SAVED SOME HAIR...FOR NOW... I NOW KNOW THAT THE AIRBAG COMMUNICATION SHUTS OFF THE ENGINE ON THESE BEAUTYS, AFTER CHECKING ALL FUSES AGAIN I REMOVED THE CENTER CONSOLE AND FOUND THE MODULE, GOT THE WIRING DIAGRAM FROM LAND ROVER SERVICE DEPART... Trouble codes: U0151 (Restraints module lost communication).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB72E81
I read in the tech help section a guy that had cleared the codes in all modules and then the vehicle ran fine. That's what I did and it worked. as soon as I cleared several codes from the ABS module it ran fine. I waited till the customer drove it for a while ... Trouble codes: P0120 (testing and results).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L XENON low beams VIN: 4JGAB57EX3
The car is fixed.it was a bad all activity module as I suspected but could not confirm.My main problem was an incorrect wiring diagram stating that the car han a SAM module which it does not. Terry and Mike from California set me straight that the car ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Installed 2 VDO fuel pumps from worlpac Causing my problem [...] get worse. Purchased VDO fuel pump from dealer took care of the problem. I suspect the fuel pump is the effect of another problem not the actual cause. I noted on several occasions a light click/pop...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWTL81K99
Thank you for all the help. Customer did not have money to replace fan and module. Hopefully they will bring car back later and have us do the repair.
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