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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L power steering VIN: WAUDT48H44
Car came in with very noisy power steering pump. Found excessive flow at resovoir causing fluid to airate and cause the noise. Replace pump performed bleeding procedure and still noisy with a lot of flow at vent in cap. Also sometimes causes fluid to escape ou...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no time clock VIN: WBADD6324V
Hi bmw tech. I have this 1997 528i that I cant put the time clock in time because when I tuch the clock button on the radio display no change and I use diferent radio display and same no clock I check all the fuses and all fuses are ok I know I can't comunicat...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE5329W
Looking for some guidence... when engine is hot, oil pressure warning light comes on only at idle. as soon as you touch the throttle to raise the RPM's, the warning light disappears. The car is running OE BMW 5w/30 oil. We installed a new oil pressure sensor (...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBADS43401
Hi Techs, This 525i wagon was towed in with a crank/no start. Road service tried jump start - wouldn't start. Scanned for codes - no codes but I don't know how long battery was dead or if someone else checked this before us and cleared codes - readiness monit...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGL63452
After installing expandable cooling pipe,which repair worked out great,and valve cover gaskets and spark plug cones to prevent oil intrusion into plug wells I have a shaky idle hot or cold makes no differance.Spark plugs are new.Engine mounts are new.Crankcase...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Compressor VIN: WBAWV53537
The car came in with the A/C not cooling. The customer said that the a/c was working fine and then just stopped blowing cool air. Everything else in the a/c system works fine. There is no power at the connecter (X6011 pin #1) under the hood with the a/c on. If...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJGX2240W
Car came in running decent could have been better, but was not acting up. Customers complaints are engine failure mode warning on, traction control failure warning message, and runnung rough / dieing out(stall) after about 10 minutes run time.Car has also stal... Trouble codes: P1260, P1571, P1252
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Alignment VIN: SALME11434
Hello, I working on a 2004 Range Rover Hse and wanted to know if there are any special procedure to perform before you can perform an alignment. Does the Suspension need to be de-activated or do you need factory scan tool to put the vehicle into an alignment m...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Door closing assist VIN: WDBNG70J11
Dear fellow MB mechanics, car came in with bad igntion switch EIS, replace the switch with new one from MB dealer ,I went through the whole procedure with my MB Star dignostic equipment, but I can not make the closing door assist in all doors to work , rear se...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door closure VIN: WDBNG75J13
all doors and Locks working no codes in central locking Module, Code B1193 in LF door module, cleared and still INOP. any help?
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWSK69M51
This car shifts ok cold, As it starts to warm up the shifting changes. Sometimes it is delayed slightly, other times it is very delayed. It has had times where it neutralizes even with the shifter in D. On the vag com scanner when it neutralized the driving mo...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L overheat VIN: 3VWCD31Y05
Car came in overheating with platis housing leaking. Fixed that and put a t-state. Still runs hot put water pump and raidtior.. car doesnt have a gauge but with snap on solus can read temp and goes to as high as 258. Dont know where to go from here maybe air b...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7X
Well this one still needs more attention. Found a split in one of the air injection lines that attach to the air pump. Cleared codes ran monitors and passed. Drove the car for one week and passed readiness test every time. Customer called and said the light c... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary aire injection incorrect flow).
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2008 BMW 535xi 3.0L clock VIN: WBANV93558
This car was a learning experience. What if found on my own and through members help was that anytime the battery is replaced it must be registered with a capable scan tool. We did that and the clock seems ok for now. The suggestions that registering the batte...
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJKY1540K
First, thank you to all who replied with ideas. the fuel pump is good.The injectors have voltage but are not being grounded, which is the ecu's job. In the wiring diagram I got from some data the brn wire from the starter goes to the main relay then off to oth...
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L a/c compressor VIN: SAJKX1746S
Sorry for the delay in responding. Had to deal with a Medical Emergency. Thanks to all who replied. Because of the Emergency, the Hvac system was temporarily bypassed so that the customer could have the use of the car.
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPM16411
Thanks to all that replied. Some of you stated that a factory scan tool was need to properly diagnose this vehicle and you were correct. I was unable to find any useful information to repair this vehicle. And since I am not in the habit of just tossing part...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L chassis VIN: WDBCA35E9M
The problem was significantly improved (reduced by maybe 2/3), but I can't call it fixed. Bummer. I had to deliver the car and shipped it with new motor and trans mounts, new flex couplings, and a rebuilt driveshaft. It was very smooth below 40 MPH and above 5...
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33517
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP WE REPLACED THE DMTL PUMP AND ALL IS WELL THE CUSTOMER HAS HAD THE CAR FOR A WEEK NOW WITH NO MORE ISSUES THANKS AGAIN RUSSELL Trouble codes: P1447 (Diagnostic module tank leakage dm-tl pump too high during switching).
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCD31C04
Car is fixed, found a rodents nest and a bunch of chewed wiring in harness under dash...unreal. Most who replied said that ecm was not going to be the issue, and they were correct, i had the same feelings. This damage was very hard to locate.
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
Sorry the customer has not come back yet. But I agree with several here that the first thing to do would be to replace the ABS module and see what codes remain after that. Will post fix when customer comes back. Thanks.
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