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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L rear left fog light VIN: WAUAC48H93
Body shop (excellent shop) repaired body damage and replaced rear left tail light assemble. After repair the bulb failure light is on for the rear left fog light. Fog light works fine, bulb has been replaced, complete assemble exchanged, same problem. Fault in...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGH83451
Customer drove car over after jump start.car was barely running with numerous sytems inop according to customer. Battery showed 5.87 volts when removed from car. Alternater was charging at a rate of 11.8 volts. Found numerous codes in systems relating to loss ...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air suspension VIN: 5UXFB53524
Car came in with inactive suspension light on, we ran some test Autologic, Ran suspension up and down a few times, now will not come back up, pump will run for about 10 sec and shut off and then bleed, it will run like this all the time key out of igntion 24 -...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANB33575
Good morning , i have a 2005 545i that i aquired from another shop. The complaint was the vehicle would intermittently die and intermittently not restart or crank. When no crank happened there was no comm with dme, abs, egs, and everything else on that can bus... Trouble codes: A0B0
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Airbag VIN: WBANB3357B
Bmw tech, please help. Car came in with air bag light on. Car just recently have left front door and left rear door repair at other(body shop). Install gt1, 93d9 sgm-sim deactivation driver's door module or steering column switch cluster. Frequency 11. Remove ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA03T93
This Jag has landed on my bench with crank and no start. This is my first time looking at it so I do not know the condition of previously bad fuel pumps. The vehicle is rarely driven, about 3k miles in 7 months. No fuel pressure, returnless / PWM fuel system,...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L EPB System VIN: SAJWA01T05
Hi Guys, I have a new customer with an '05 Jag Type S that came to me with a EPB problem. He was told by the dealer that he needed a new actuator unit, so he purchased one and was going to install it himself but brought it to me to have it installed instead. I...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDB1070442
Hi, this is my first post here and a rather strange request. We have this old 450sl in the shop, its bad misfire has been diagnosed as the injection trigger points. They are completely warn out and the only place we can buy as set is Merc main dealer for $1000...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB8A4800J
NO START COLD. New overvoltage relay, new fuel pump relay. all test seem good except there is no voltage to fuel pump relay pin 2 while cranking. mitchell says there should be 3.5 to 5 volts. The cold start valve is inop because of this. Looks like the voltage...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L softtop VIN: WDBLK65G92
Hi I cant find much information from alldata on softtop. The main problem was top not working found bad relay, now everything works bucket in rear opens top starts to open on its first 90 degree open and stops were the hinge is if I pull up on top to help it t...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L ride control VIN: WDC1631132
when driveing and on a slight sweep in the road left or right,a slight occilation or pules is felt in steering wheel,it is very slight and feels it wants to straighten st wheel,suspension is solid,good tyres and pressure,fitted a reco steering rack,wheel align...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L 10K oil change VIN: WDCGG8HBA3
In going through the reset procedure, after ASSYST/Full Service, the three choices were Service 2, Service 3 and Confirm Service. I clicked OK while Service 2 highlighted, then OK on Confirm Service. After resetting, the three choices became Service 1, Service...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Fans, Comptressor VIN: WMWRE33463
AC system cools well with radiator high speed fan operating with initial start up in the shop at idle. As engine heats up at idle radiator fan stops high side pressure climbs rapidly and compressor stops. Driving at cruise system starts to cool interior again ...
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1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2L starter
if a volkswagen tech has a direction to point me i would be greatful .vehicle came in with a very bad starter growl and a very short cranking ability. replaced starter and bushing with a bosch unit. starter sounded good for the first 5 starts then it started g...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWBF61COW
I would like to know what is the difference and how to tell between a 1 hole 2 hole and 3 hole head gasket for this 1998 1.9 engine? I removed the cylinder head and now need to reinstall it. I have looked at a few pictures of these gaskets and they all seem to...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWWH63B43
Hi Group All Data Gives me wrong info on how to bleed the coolant system. I need to know how to bleed the system. Also the pinch bolt on the left upper steering knuckle is completaly rusted, I need to replace the cv shaft. Any ideas!? W/o buying the vas6085 ...
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2003 Volvo V70 2.4L Air bag LF seat VIN: YW1SW61TX3
We have this 2003 V70 that has codes SRS-0032 Sips bag LF capacitance, SRS-0034 Sips bag LF resistance, SRS-0105 Sips LF circuit, and SRS-00F1 Belt buckle LF signal low. The SIPS codes were in red when we started and we replaced the Bag in the seat. Now they c...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS59V34
After repairs vehicle ran good went on test drive vehicle stalled wound not resart. Towed vehicle back to shop checked fuel pressure good found no spark or injector pulse. Checked power at coils and injectors good. Checked impulse sensor good. Checked cam sens...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Mil Flashing VIN: WAUDC28C2Y
Sadly, the customer does not want to pursue further repairs. They are trading it in on a new vehicle. Thanks to all for taking the time to respond. Too bad, other than a high miler, the car is in beautiful shape. If my son wasn't being such a pickle, I'd consi...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Radio VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Owner did find the radio code, thanks for your replies guys ,i guess i must start charging customers for radio code on audis. thanks
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Timing belt VIN: WAULT64B92
Customer decided to sell car as is, couldn't afford the ticket to repair. Half the responses recommended replacing engine, the other half pulling heads and repairing. Thanks for all your replies.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J62
replaced the seat control modules it took care of the draw. problem gone. thanks to all who helped
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Speedo VIN: WDB2110652
thanks for everyones reply,the owner has put this in the to hard and expensive basket,i sugested he go to a parts recyle company that said a used one will work,they can fit and program to his car,if not no charge to him,will be interesting to see what happens.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L no start VIN: 4JGBB86E96
hi. i hereby thank every member who took the time to help me . the problem was the sos system acting up.i disabled the sos system and its been good ever since.now i only have 1 error message saying sos malfunction,but all works fine.thanx again every one who t...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M31
Replaced connectors to maf sensor, no return of engine check light. Trouble codes: P1142 (p1143-), P1143.
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 6.0L temperatur gauge VIN: WVWAH63D74
So, I spoke with service manager at VW and states yes the coolant temp gauge being at 200 needle mark which is 3/4 IS NORMAL OPERATION. Dough i still am not 100% comfortable with this info its all i have to lean on for now, until i find myself in a Phaeton tr...
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L RF brake VIN: YV1SW58D42
As most of you suggested the hydraulic control assembly was the culprit. Customer declined repair with a new unit for only $1853.40 and opted for a used part at $165 which I can hardly blame him for on an old Volvo and luckily for everyone the used part cured...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L all VIN: YV1RS64A14
great info thanks for all your help. finally after pulling cem down from under dash again and wiggling wires nothing happened until we put a little heat in the area. the customer had reminded me that three times on days over 100 degrees this happened. while pu...
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