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2007 Audi A3 Quattro 3.2L Telephone Module VIN: WAUKD98P87
other techs have previously looked at this car and replaced all listed parts, batery still dies intermitently. scanned and found telepone module internal fault, looked up tsb's and found one relating to the phone module draining the battery. I would like to di...
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2003 BMW M3 3.2L Mil VIN: WBSBR93413
Vehicle came in with the MRS (SRS) light on. customer had been in for several prior services with the SRS light on. Each time we checked it had a code for the pass side occupancy sensor intermittent fault. Customer finally wanted to fix the SRS and he ok'd rep...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAET37493
No codes.Car starts normally,if you let it idle 5-10 mins it will drive just fine.If however you start it drop it in gear and go to take off as soon as you touch the throttle pedal it shuts off like you turned the key off.It will idle fine in or out of gear ev...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Anti Theft VIN: WBABD53414
We recently replaced the EWS module & the key antenna coil due to a no crank condition. At that time it had a DME code for DME-EWS interface & an ews3 code for incorrect random code. Live data showed that both old & new keys weren't being recognized. This ti...
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2007 BMW 530i 3.0L battery retrofit VIN: WBANE73587
Guys, let me start by saying I am not trying to be negligent but looking for your wisdom from being in the field longer than I have. I installed an agm battery to this vehicle, was told by my diagnostic tool supplier that I could do the retrofit from the gt1....
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
Compressor clutch erratic voltage loss...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J92
MERCEDES TECHS PLEASE HELP!!! This car is driving me nuts.Keeps setting mass air flow code p2004-004 (p0104)No matter what we do. And idle Quality sucks when code is present. Clear codes runs great until 2nd key cycle then check engine light comes on and idle ... Trouble codes: P2004, P202E
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Forward Gears VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This ML was towed in to us by a new customer, she just bought it several months ago at a local used car lot. She states that twice while driving the transmission has gone into a limp mode where she couldn't go over 20 mph or so, and then yesterday would not mo...
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1973 Porsche 914 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: CANTF1NDV1
Ok someones got to be able to help me on thing thing. Basically this is a big waste of time but heres what I got . this porsche will not idle down with the timing where I think it should be the idle /air bleed screw is turned all the way in so I thought it mig...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Tach and Speedo VIN: WVGHH77L44
Other gauges working fine, only the Tach and Speedo not working ? when car start the Tach jumped from 0 to 9 and stay at 9. the speedo bounce between 0 and 150 mph, during driving it will not change the odometer. with Vag-Com tester we observed the instrument ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L unknown VIN: WVWAK73C16
I have a volkswagen here that has a vibration under acceleration and going up hills. We first started by balancing wheels. This did not seem to fix anything. I then looked at both the front axles and noticed that the drivers side was moving more then normal wh...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire VIN: YV1KS9615S
I have a miss on the #2 cyl. I have swapped coils and injectors, but the miss stays at #2. The plug seems wet when I pull it but it doesn't smell like gas (clear, maybe coolant or oil, but not slimey). Compression is 180 and even with the others. I have hooked...
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: NAVBG34D1X
You all came through again for me. Most replies said it was the power stage modules and one said swap the modules and see if the miss changes cylinders and sure enough it did. I called her and told her that it need 2 power modules. It took her a while to come ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire).
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L oil system VIN: WBAGN63484
Thanks to everyone who replied, all the info I got was right on, I broke it down into 2 groups of repairs w/o burning myself having to do the job twice but still giving the guy some flexibility, still he can't afford the repairs at this time so he has taken th...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Bcm? VIN: SALMH11494
As it turns out a new BCM fixed this truck. When the truck is first started the steering wheel was easy to turn (normal) for about one second (I presume this was the self test) and then got stiff and stayed that way. The servotronic actuator and wiring test g...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no kick down VIN: WDBEA66E8S
Sorry it took so long to close out ,had to wait for the customer to bring the car back. Even tho the car was a 95 the wiring was not the same, we found the wiring from a 94 was the same. There was no power coming from pin 6 of the mas. Changed the mas now has ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Oil Pan VIN: YS3EH45G9Y
Well, the mystery is solved, thanks to Pete [...] and Nash from CA. Thanks also to somebody who sent a phone # (301 area code) whose message I lost. The deal is that there are two hidden bolts at the flywheel end of this Aero oil pan - and I mean...
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Transaxle fluid VIN: WVWCA0151J
The "new" cable that was installed was faulty, vent was not plugged. Great pic sent by one member! installed another new cable and the problem is gone, had to be the cable but wanted to know if anyone else had seen this before. Thanks to those who responded. ...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L No run monitor evap VIN: 3VWRF31Y26
I really appreciate you taking the time to help me on this car. problem was solvent by fixing the [...] wire burn-up. after this all the monitors runs ok thanks all of you.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Overheats VIN: 3VWAL71K19
Thanks to all those who replied. I replaced the thermostat again, with another from the dealer, and the car was fixed.
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L engine VIN: YV1CZ85205
Thank all of you for the help. The problem is the rear bearing for the balance shaft Have not repaired yet but will have to. If the are any special things to do or any time savers I would love to hear what they are. thanks again Jeff
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