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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L cv joints u-joints mounts VIN: WBAEU33445
vehicle has a non-area specific harshness/ vibration tires were swapped with another 325 with no change in condition. side loading on road does not change condition. condition is present at all speeds. inspection of the usual problem areas axles u-joints mount...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Tire press. system VIN: WBAVB13516
Hello everyone, I had this 2006 BMW 325i; did the oil change and was able to reset the light but the tire pressure system could not be reset (in order for the system to relearn the tire pressures). The tire pressure light was on as the vehicle came into the ...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALNM22212
Hello fellow techs. I acquired this Land Rover as a repo. It is a nice car, but has a ticking noise from what I thought was the right valve cover. I removed the upper intake plenum and the right valve cover. I pushed on all of the lifters, they seemed to be ho...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALME11424
Customer complains of trans going into limp mode twice in the last 2 days. We drove for 44 miles and couldn't get it to go into limp mode. when he turns the car off it will reset. We get a code of p0856, traction control mode. when reset it comes back with thi...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Intake Manifold/engine VIN: WDBNG70J04
Really sounds like lifter noise. All lifters replaced and noise returned. Ran through two oil changes with atf to make sure of no carbon build up. Noise is right rear and only at a certain rpm, above and below it goes away. Using a stethoscope, noise is heard ...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alarm VIN: WMWRC33473
This car is possessed. The customer reports that the alarm keeps going off. This seems to occur when cold outside. I have check all triggers for alarms system and the all seem to check out fine. I cannot make this car act up, but customer has stopped locking v...
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2004 Other European Vito 111 CDI 111CID No Start VIN: WDF6396052
I have here a 2004 Mercedes Benz Vito 111 CDI, Great Britin van, right hand drive turbo diesel. that has been an issue for some time now. van will start then die. only 1 code seems to be resetting for common rail, injector output stage general error, alot ... Trouble codes: 21230
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1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0533E
Hello all you vw techs--- we have this old vw scirocco in the shop that's driving me crazy!!! we've replaced all fuel components,except the fuel pump (pressure and volumn good).the problem is,when ever we plug in the frequency valve, the engine shuts off and ...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Starter Motor Relay VIN: YV1TS90D9X
We received this volvo after other shops have failed to diagnose and correct the problems. However this has given us a very limited and confused history on the vehicle. Customer purchased vehicle and was told the engine had been recently replaced. Transmission...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L oil leak VIN: WAUDF68EX5
oil leak proved to be oil filter adapter leaking between block and oil cooler. replaced adapter and seals to avoid possible rework. oil cooler appeard flat and was reused with no problem. oil filter canister( provided with adapter) was extremely tight when veh...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAV33461
First off,thanks for all the replies.Did some more digging and as almost everyone said,the oil separator was obviously leaking.Also signs of the oil line from oil filter housing to the vanos unit leaking also.Did not seem to be leaking between housing and bloc...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBCA24D9L
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT TOOK TIME TO HELP ME, FIANALLY WE WERE ABLE TO DISCOVER THE PROBLEM, ELECTRO HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR, WHEN WE DISCONNECTED THAT ACTUATOR THE FANS STOP WORKING SO WE CHANGED FOR ANOTHER ONE, AND LO AND BEHOLD CAR STARTED WORKING WHEN CO...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Blower motor VIN: WDBGA43E1S
When scanning for HVAC codes it had so many codes that it might have had all codes stored. I cleared the codes and code E013 came back immediately (connection to rear A/C push button control module). Because I really don't have available to me the necessary ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J63
Thank you for all the replies, we spend 4 more hours and check for leak and can't find any and we give up. we explain [...] dealer for possible a reflash. will update if problem resolve. thank you again. Trouble codes: P0456 (Purge control system has a slight leak).
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Stanley from Pennsylvania replied and said... I will go with the dealer bad module, very common. Best bet is send old unit out for rebuild. Go to www.cheap-ABS.com best deal I found and use. We did, and all is well. Relatively fast turn around and happy cu...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L abs wiring or ecu VIN: 3VWCD21C93
I started checking VW forums on the net and a couple of people said to check the fuses on top of the battery. They were fine but the 3 wire plug was barley pluged in. The little clip that holds the plug from coming off was broke. (nice connectors)That is proba...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, low power, smokes VIN: 3VWST71K66
Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. I am presently in the middle of a complete write up of my entire experience, including photos, with my first full on encounter with a tdi. I was hoping to have it finished so I could include a link to it in my fix.I'd L... Trouble codes: P0131.
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9602V
Well the fix for this vehicle is the bone yard. We did a leak test and the #1 ans #2 cyls are compromised. Head or gasket. Why this effected other cyls? I do not know. The car should still be running ether way. Appreciate guys looking out for my best interest ...
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