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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L blower motor VIN: WAUZZZ4E84
Have this A8 4.2 that makes me cry...Blower motor is inoperative.When cold he works for few minutes then starts to stall and stops.Sistem is climatronic 3.1 . It always throw code 04F9 - blower motor short to b+.Inspected blower motor few times and nothing fou...
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on
keeps setting cmp sensor codes(p0342 and p0347) 113/114 scoped cmp sensors, erratic readings, 1 volt peak square/.5 volt peak square waves tis pretty wierd, the power/ground @ sensors are good it puts out 3 high squares then some lows, then back to highs. i th... Trouble codes: 141 (cooling fan ckt), 85 (air pump), 114, 113 (cmp sensor 1), 134 (auto throttle actuator), 140 (electric thermostat)
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Car Came In For Second Time With Codes PO172 & PO174, Smoke Tested Intake Thru Booster Line, No Signs Of Intake Leak. Engine Runs Smooth And Idles Fine. STFT Both At Approx +10% at Idle, Both o2 Sensors Toggle And Look Decent On Vantage. Have TO Use Generic Mo... Trouble codes: P0172, P0174
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Recirculation door VIN: SAJEA51D23
Would like to replace the recirculation door shaft. Is that part available by itself, or do you have to replace the whole housing? The air intake housing is also part of the blower motor housing, but I'm not sure if is separate from the housing that holds the ...
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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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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBGA32E7N
This Benz is driving me crazy! I received it from another shop that spent a month on it! I've got 22 hours in to it now and I'm still lost! The engine will start hot or cold after about 3 attempts of cranking. When it doesn't start it cranks like ignition timi... Trouble codes: 11 (DI code Reference Resistor R16/2 Defective), 010 (Base Module code N16/1 fuse F2 open circuit), 8 (LH code Camshaft Position Sensor L5/1 open circuit), 9 (Base Module code Voltage supply for LH module interrupted), 17 (LH code No data transmission with EA N4/1), 18 (LH code No data transmission with EZL N1/3)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Starting
hi evryone, this is what i get this time, 1997 e300d that most of the time runs ok but there are the times that engine sudenly cuts off or try start the car in cold or hot engine crank but wont start ,,and some time after waitting few minutes everything works ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Headlamp VIN: WDBUF70J23
This vehicle arrived with the right headlamp inop.Customer stated that she had an extended warranty. After switching bulbs left to right and running a few tests, we suggested a complete factory headlamp assembly. I told customer that I doubt that it's a covere...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L esp, bas, abs traction control VIN: WDBUF70J73
Thanks to all who apply. I have a benz here that once you hit a certain speed the esp, abs, bas defective light comes on and will not turn off until the vehicle is shut down. On start up will not illuminate until driving the vehicle. Sometimes it will drive fi...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Oil Level Sensor VIN: 4JGAB57E95
This is more of an info request than anything. I have this ML350 that I am replacing the oil level sensor on. It calls for 4hrs and it says i have to drop the "lower" pan. Since this my first one on this type of car, and since this car is fairly expensive, i d...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF73577
vehicle cam in for a no start. diagnosed no spark, no pulse. mitchell wiring diagrams are near useless but i have determined the power saver relay is not closing and if i manually close it the vehicle gets power to all systems. i attached a "wiring diagram" (t...
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Convertible top VIN: WAUAC48H76
Customer cancelled the next appointment and said he would have me look at it in the spring. bentley manual shows switches at winshield frame and at gear in back. Most replies pointed to windshield, including hitting frame with hand, so that is where I will sta...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53432
Po344 code after replacing intake cam sensor and long crank,hard start cold! Cold start concern was not there prior to replacing sendor.As suggested by many techs we replaced with OEM part and problem is solved.Usaully we have no parts issues with the import a... Trouble codes: P0344.
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB53554
The customer is going to live with it for now. He does not want to spend any money on it right now. Thanks for all who replid Dave
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L clutch valve VIN: WBSNB93516
customer declined any further testing on this monster. we informed him of our findings and explained what was going on (something the dealership didnt do). customer was wanting to find a used hydraulic system for the trans, one with lower mileage (his is close...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Loss of power VIN: SAJWA01T65
Well, the score was 5-2 in favor of not needing dealer coding. One reply spoke of installing a used engine assembly with no problems, which brought back memories of our shop doing the same with another S-Type earlier this year. Replaced the motor assembly, fir...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L lighting & chargeing VIN: WDBNG75J36
This had two different problems one was in the right hand sam and the other was the hidden fuse holder in the passanger side foot wheel . The fuse for 150 amp was bad in the holder, we had to replace the whole assembly. Thanks To all the members who replied Ma...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L remote VIN: YS3EB49EX3
Well,it seems it could be caused by an aftermarket radio or bad antenna which is located in the center console. There is also a post identifying this as normal operation. In this instance, the customer has owned this car for a long time and it used to work at...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Instrument cluster VIN: WVWSB61J21
Finely we ware able to get some answers. Turns out the original cluster we send out to BBA wasn't bad- not sure what they found & fix but it was worse then b4. We lost rpm & speed gauges in addition to fuel, coolant temp & level, washer level. Looking on the ...
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Selector module VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ6
This one is fixed. Thanks to the many replies and especially the ones that stuck with me with many replies and ideas to confirm my diagnosis. We ended up replacing the gear selector module E313 when we were disassembling the console we can see spillage of li...
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2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Accessories VIN: YV1RS59215
Wow for all of you out there, the responce EXECELLENT! Guys i just needed a bit of info but you all open a huge door of possibilties your all very bright keep up the great work... I have a solus, verus, and modius none of these will get me in to the modules i ...
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