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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Abs VIN: WAUDG74F7S
Vehicle came in with ABS light on.Found intermittent code 01435;Brake pressure sender 1-G201 implausible signal stored in the ABS control module memory.Also found intermittent code P1653 read fault memory of;ABS control unit implausible.stored in engine electr...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFB53554
Ok here we go. fist came in with #5 misfire replaced plugs NGK correct for n62. no change,moved coils no change, moved injectors no change. Did injector flush no change. Checked compression 180psi all about the same. Did bmw recall for intermeedit leavers in v...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Adaptive Headlights VIN: WBABW53404
Hi Guys, We are having problems coding the adaptive Xenon headlamp on this 2004 E46. The Right Xenon Adaptive Headlamp is new along with the two modules(SMC and the XENON control)on the lamp assembly. We are getting 4 fault codes in the LIGHT SWITCHING CENTER ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake Pedal VIN: WDBUF70J03
Mercedes Techs... Please help with this: Car came to me in April, almost Metal to metal. Replaced Brake Pads and Rotors all way around. About 2 months later, she called Frantic, said that the ESP light came on and Light came on that Said STOP NOW! After that, ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L battery light on VIN: WDBUF56J86
i have this m/b that has come in for service with several lights on and a dtc for coolant. repaired coolant dtc but can't understand the system for the battery message. check etm and wiring, confirmed all fuses good, battery load test good. no corrosions on ei...
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1974 Porsche 914 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
I got suckered into putting a rebuilt fuel pump into this car. Was not told that it runs poorly. It has a bad hesitation above idle and barely runs at lite throttle, at 1/4 throttle and above it has good power. I have the ECU set for max richness, go a couple ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L DI, injector VIN: YS3EB49393
This car had a flat tire and was towed to a local Firestone store. Customer says the car was running fine beforehand. The car's owner somehow managed to lose the key and it was towed to my shop. I sent the TWICE to ClearCom Tech in Utah, they recoded it and se...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L A/C Condensor VIN: YS3FD49Y75
Hey everybody. This is my first post ever. I have a 2005 saab 9-3 aero that has 122,000 mi oni it. It came in from the body shop next door for a/c inop after a small collision to rf fender. We diagnosed that the a/c compressor had 12v but would not engage clut...
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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L cranks , no start VIN: YS3FB59Y48
owner claims the car starts when in a warm climate ,They live in California , now in central New York. Cranks 20 seconds for many extended attempts to start.She pumps the throttle and it finally starts and smells from gas . It would'nt start overnight inside t...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Wipers VIN: 3VWSP69M23
Wipers will not operate on intermittent and low speed setting at times. It will work when lever in pushed down and held, where it runs at low speed, works and parks ok. High speed works fine. Also when in the intermittent mode and not working, the time adjustm...
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2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F38
So far so good. Car has been gone for several days with no concerns. We did a full tune up and a fuel induction service suspecting some carbon concerns. Because it is direct injection it is not the most effective induction service but we think that the port... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire 4 cyl.), P0272 (4 fuel injector contribution balance fault).
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Left Headlight VIN: 5UXFB535X6
Thank you for all the replies. We disassembled both front headlights, inspected the wiring- all good. Reassembled both headlights and it began working. Customer has picked up vehicle and headlights continue to work properly. Not completely sure what was done t...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Ign. Switch VIN: SAJGA51C72
Thanks for the comments guys. I didn't want to post to soon in case it came back. Christopher from Iowa had the best idea about checking voltage from the ignition switch. We were able to get the problem to come and go by tapping on the ignition switch. It took... Trouble codes: P1638 (CAN ECM/INST network malfunction.).
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Rear VIN: WP0AA0952G
This one will get fixed, but not until next spring as the owner wanted to get it into storage before it snows. I did inspect the wheel bearing and checked for proper torque, shock mounts, and trans axle mounts per your suggestions. Thanks so much for your inpu...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P94
Thank you all for your insightful assistance. It was the primary pump that was bad. We replaced it and it took care of the problem. Point of information, while trying to troubleshoot this problem, we found that if you take the primary pump relay out , the...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LS5537W
First I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request; I have read & considered each and everyone of them. Turns out though that there is a question of wether or not a 1998 volvo S70 non-turbo has a ignition key antenna ring intalled around the igni...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Battery VIN: YV1CZ59255
Thank you, to all who responded. I don't like to fall back on "sending them to the dealer". However, I informed the customer of the situation, and that the bulletin EXACTLY describes his concern. At this point he is happy with going to the dealer, and very h...
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