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2001 Audi TT 1.8L clutch VIN: TRUWX28N01
this TT keeps coming back with a low cluch pedal. first time it came in fluid was full and i could not find any leaks. i blead system and all was fine. 2 months later same thing . low pedal fluid full. i through a clutch master at it and 2 months later back ag...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33461
I go on a road test and during a hard acceleration the vehicle begins to misfire, and the check engine light comes on. After the light comes on it will also misfire at idle. I have checked for a flow chart on, but was unable to find one on alldata or mitchell ... Trouble codes: 1347 (Cylinder 3 misfire spark duration too short), 240 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Left Headlight VIN: 5UXFB535X6
Vehicle came in with driver's xenon headlight not working. Inspected bulb and igniter- both okay. Removed both headlight units and swapped headlight control unit fault moved from drivers to passengers headlight. Installed new control unit and both lights were ...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L no heat drivers side VIN: SALSH23446
We do not have any reoccuring fault codes in HVAC system. THanks, STewart [...]
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cluster Lights Inop VIN: WDB1070461
Need a sevice on the east coast that does repairs on MB clusters. This car is actually a 86 500SL grey market. No gage illumination or odometer.Everything else works. Ran a ground from the cluster and that did repair the wacky gage problem. Without a reliable ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L headlights VIN: WDBJF82H9X
need help,old mercedes headlights,and all exterior lights don`t turn off after key is removed.the only different piece of equipment is an aftermarket radio.i have replaced the illumination/headlight module,still have lights on.somedata`s wirng diagrams are inc...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz c180 1800CC abs,bas
hello all , have a BAS light that is coming on for customer only, scanned for codes and only get C1025 which the scanner says is a stored code "CAN BUS : brake signal light CAN signal error" merc dealer replaced brake switch and we have replaced brake switch a...
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Rear VIN: WP0AA0952G
Hi all in IATN land. We have done a ton of work to this car. The only problem left is a knock when you turn left from the left rear. It will only do it once unless you go right. If you swerve hard right left it will knock when going left every time. Have check...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P94
Vehicle starts, runs for about 30 seconds, then stalls. If you hold it at wide open throttle and start it, it does the same. If you keep pumping the accelerator to WOT, it will stay running. Fuel pressure is 54 PSI. We do not have the equipment to adequately t...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ59265
I have a problem with this car setting mass air codes. The three coes it sets is ECM120D and ECM121B [...]. I have replaced the CAT.,the mass air,rebuilt the waste gate on the turbo.,replaced the breather box and all related hoses,smoke-tested the intake ...
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2005 Volvo V70 R 2.5L transfercase VIN: YV1SJ52705
Help all Volvo techs! This v-70 came in with the typical leaking transfer case and we did a re-seal as we have many times. After the repair we noticed that when turning at low speeds mostly to the right there is a loud noise that sounds like the engine touchin...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Charging
Car came in with battery light coming on after 2 minutes or so also has the urgent message for electrical fault. The car charges around 13.5 volts. The original alternator also had the same charge rate so I thought the feedback portion of the alternator was th...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Vacuum pump VIN: WDBAB33C8F
This one is fixed! It was the oil pressure gauge! One of those situations where you overlook the obvious. Behind the dash was totally saturated with oil. But the cluster was dry as a bone, or so I thought. I don't know how many times I set it aside to gai...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L radio VIN: WDBTK75G94
replies mostly said radio needs to be coded except you can't simply punch in code on radio buttons like in the good old days. the radio needs to be coded to the sound system so it will know what other components it has to work with. I got a code from the deale...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBTK75G65
as always fixing the car is not the problem ,, dealing with the customer is cleared codes and road tested the car ,, explained to the customer what was involved and likely what would happen down the road ,, customer decided to not do any repairs at t...
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WP0AB0910J
As usual, you all had the answer! I took the ECM apart and found a bad solder joint in the large output transistor. A magnifying glass, good light, a few minutes with a soldering iron and this thing was good to go! I continue to be amazed by this great resou...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L heating VIN: WVWRH63B22
Thank you for all those who replied.The problem was heater core.What fun to do one and remove dash.I wish someone would come out with manuals to remove dash whole like they install them when they are built.New heater core from dealer was different then one tha...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L Clutch/Trans VIN: 3VWSE69M15
The general consensus is that the dual mass flywheel along with the clutch is definitely out... there were 2 references to engine thrust bearing failure, and one mentioned that he had a grinding noise from the diff that was helped/cured by a synthetic lube. ...
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBV75N99
This one is fixed! So we ended up removing the intake again to inspect for more carbon on cylinder #4. We cleaned for a second time. While the intake was off we inspected the flaps for damage, and cleaned the little bit of carbon from it. We then swapped the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
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