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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L starter VIN: WBAAV53471
Vehicle came in on hook for a no crank condition.It sat several days before we had time to look at it.When I went out to bring it in the shop it started right up.We tried it on and off all day.The next day it would not start on the first key cycle,tried again ...
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2008 BMW 328i 3.0L retractable hardtop VIN: WBAWR33598
BMW techs...we have this E93 dropped off to us with the RHT(retractable hardtop) stuck halfway open (or halfway closed). The trunk is closed and there is a "Hard code" A691(Hall sensor,Rear end module open) that will not clear. We cannot open or close the roof...
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2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJJA42B8Y
This Jaguar XK-R came in with code P1727. Customer complaint was that it drops out of gear and doesn’t engage until the speed drops below 15 PH. Jaguar wanted to replace the transmission so the customer came to us. The diagnostic for that code is clear the cod...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: SALPV1446V
Need help with this rover. Customer came in stating that there is a grinding noise when stepping on brakes. Check it over and found that lf brake pads were all gone. Some how it broke the caliper bracket also. Replace front brakes. Rotors, pads, and new lf cal...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L abs
new customer,abs light on all time,protection relay ok,all speed sensors ok,all connectors look good,have mercedes 126 abs tester but will not connect to vehicle,any body can point me in the direction to look,thanks.thisn is a w201 190e 4cyl.dont think they we...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Car) 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBFA61E4N
Hi need some assistance from the mercedes techs, This car came in shifting and driving fine. The transmission had alot of leaks. We removed the transmission and got a full seal kit. i removed the tail shaft the governor the band servo the front pump, basically...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Convertable top VIN: WDBFA76F8V
Evenin tech's and thanks for taking a look. Came in with bad engine mounts, problem resolved. Customer brought to my attention a noise in the trunk (door lock module cycling) with the top down. Read a TSB about a door lock actuator issue. So customer puts the ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDCYR49E32
this vehicle's engine was running rough. after we scanned it we replaced coil number 6 for a misfire and we performed a complete tune up (spark plugs - wires set, air filter, fuel filter, clean out of throttle plate.) engine is now running smooth/ when the own...
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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L flange bolt VIN: 1P0EB0918F
Customer had new driver's side rear axle installed. It fell out and had vehicle towed in here. We installed new driver's side rear axle, flange and bolts. The drive axle we installed has come out with some of the bolts broken off and some have fallen out. Any ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Stall VIN: WVGBC67L84
This vehicle came in with stalling after 20 seconds. This vehicle uses 2 fuel pumps, the passenger (right) side is used for starting for high fuel demand and the driver (left) side is the main pump and is supposed to take over when vehicle is started. I origin... Trouble codes: P0322 (16706 - engine speed sensor - no signal - intermittent)
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L intermittant operation VIN: 3VWPW31CX6
a/c is not working
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L Trans VIN: 3VWEF71K27
Hi everyone, this vehicle came in with the following code po715{17099} and i cleared it but it comes back immediately.i checked the connections on most of the trans circuits but all seemed ok. Alldata describes this code to be an input speed sensor. I would ...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L starter VIN: 3VWJZ71KX8
Here is a good one for a VW tech. Car quit while driving and would not crank over. Customer put car in park and it would not come out of park. Customer jumped battery didn't help. Had it towed in. I tested battery and fuses first. Confirmed the following thing...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L injector VIN: 3VWAL7AJ8A
Hi VW pros. I need information how to remove injectors in order to replace valve cover that was damaged in accident. any special tool required ? thanks in advance.
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WAUDG74F95
Group,I had many replies that these direct injected engines are prone to carbon build-up on the valves because fuel never touches the valves so detergents can't keep them from building carbon. That sounded like my problem so I pulled the upper intake and I cou...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L abs VIN: SALAE24446
This vehcile seems to be repaired. Thank you to Edward, David and James for replies. All replies were helpful. We repaired the splice on the right floorboard and re replaced the brake lamp switch. I believe that you only get one shot at adjusting it correctly ...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S45
Thanks for the replies. It doesn't happen often but we told customer to take this one to dealer. Dealer has had car for over 2 weeks with no fix. Dealer supposedly replaced ECM and that did not fix problem. There is a reason SAAB is going bankrupt, There vehic... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal position senso correlation).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B63
Thanks for everyone who replied. I found that the variable timing solenoid on bank 1 was not operating. the solenoid is bad. this was not on the codes in the pcm, but we just stumbled on it. Trouble codes: 17748 (Camshaft position sensor corelation), 17927 ([...] adj.malfunction).
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WVWEV71K96
Its fixed! I want to thank everyone who took their time to look at this posting.Especially Niccolas,Shekib,Jurgen,Steve,Carly and tom. Thank you very much but my question was. Is the open fuel pressure solonoid causing the lack of power. Yes it was I found out... Trouble codes: P2294, P2293, P0087.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWST71K26
Howdy folks, This one went to the dealer for probable ecm replacement. I did try unplugging every device I could find connected to the ecm (except the instrument cluster). I never found a TCM. there are three possible locations in alldata and it's not in an... Trouble codes: U0100.
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L unknown
This car is fixed, I replaced the two tone ring, indeed the dealer has those. I had a tone ring with a crack and the other one was OK, I mean no crack. I compared those rings with the new ones and they were smaller in diameter, I guess rust damaged. The back ...
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CZ98217
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP ON THIS VOLVO, THE DIAPHRAM IN THE OIL BAFFLE ON TOP OF THE CAM COVER HAD RUPTURED ALLOWING VACUUM TO ENTER THE CRANKCASE, THE NOISE WAS AIR BEING PULLED THROUGH THE REAR MAIN SEAL. FUEL TRIMS RETURNED TO NORMAL. Trouble codes: 174 (Lean), 171 (Lean).
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