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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAFB3352Y
vehicle came to shop with many codes present I ran My launch and came up with codes that I can not get any information on how to diagnose can anyone help me on these codes please they are as fallows: 18 - Pulse Gear Fault 8C - Activation Map Cooling
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WBAFA53551
Cust complaint is fuel gauge works fine but it runs out of fuel when the gauge says 1/4 tank remaining??? Measured both float assemblies and get the same reading on both. Anyone see this before? Is there a dash test? The gauge seems to work properly, on fillin...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Vapor Lock VIN: 1070441205
This car generally runs great. Cold starts perfect - first crank / almost immediately. Warm starts great most of the time. However, after a good-long drive followed by a 15-20 minute hot soak it won't restart or restarts hard (requiring multiple cranks and ful...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L drivers seat VIN: WDBLJ70G82
vehicle came in ,, seat frozen all the way back ,, found motor shorted , replaced fore aft motor and seat module ,, getting codes for fore aft hall sensor and for front seat lower cusion hall sensor shorted i did try a sam for the drivers door and also tried ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBUF70J63
This vehicle was brought in for a transmission problem, we found the transmission to be slipping, we removed and overhauled. The vehicle returned in 4 days with a coolant hose blown off and signs that it may have overheated. We repaired the hose filled with co...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBTK65G45
The A/C in this vehicle cools intermitantly. When you first start it the blower runs and you get warm air, after driving for a while it begins to cool. The system has exactly the correct charge. It had no codes set, but I did notice that the pressure sensor un...
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2002 Skoda octivia 1.6L no hot air from blow heater
Car rad was replaced , due to it leaking by another garage . The interior heater is not blowing hot air into the car , just cold air ...I've replaced the thermostat and bled the coolant system . ( No interior heat in car ) Removed the the heater valve and chec...
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW3L7AJ8B
The only thing wrong with this car is the MIL light is on with a P1413 other wise it runs fine. And I can clear the code and it come right back on when I cycle the key. I was wondering if anybody else ever messed With these EGR valves (N18) I removed mine from... Trouble codes: P1413 (004 - Performance Malfunction)
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBANF33546
It was the CID Controler ( General Information Display ) install & program the new one, no more Bus Or Can Codes Thanks
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows VIN: SALPV1246T
Thanks to all the replies, especially Jim from New York, for the wire colors and the proper voltage readings, it helped me solve the problem i was having. It turns out the switch pack that was replaced was bad, we installed another one and that fixed the probl...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C91
Customer gave up and traded the car in. Almost every answer said to replace the MAF. The maf data was so close to normal that I couldn't bring myself to replace. John [...] from Britain (or U.K.) was most helpful with detailed questions about fuel pres... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Stall VIN: WVGBC67L84
well it turned out that i had a defective left pump. according to a TSB i found, this clarifies positioning of pump; The V6 main pump is located on the left, the V8 is located on the right. In 2007 models they went with only one pump. Thanks to all for reply... Trouble codes: P0322 (16706 - engine speed sensor - no signal - intermittent).
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63BX5
Firstly thanks to all that replied. We first sent this car to a transmission re-builder to diagnose it. They said that the torque converter had some issues and it had an erratic shift pattern, so needs an overhaul and possibly a valve body. So they recommended... Trouble codes: P2100 (Throttle Actuator control motor circuit open 1), P0741 (Torque converter clutch circuit or performance stuck off).
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking brake VIN: WVWEK73C16
Thanks for all the replies, it turns out that we were navigating the Autel incorrectly.We have not had this scanner long and are still learning it's ins and outs.If you have one the first menu screen that comes up with VW has 5 choices, number 5 is "Electronic...
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWXL7AN7A
Though I did not fix this vehicle, the problem turned out to be the upper intake manifold, which VW has a fix for. This vehicle was still under its federal emissions warranty and the dealer replaced the intake under warranty after I let the customer know it wa... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder miss), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
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2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Advise VIN: YV4CZ85296
The customer is out of town for a month and will decide whether to fix this when he gets back. We checked or rechecked everything suggested and are pretty sure the problem is the compressor. Josh from Indian Trail Import was kind enough to call us and advise...
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