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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L temp gauge VIN: TRUUT28N11
got a wierd one here not unusual. temp gauge shows car is overheating, i vefified that its not the gauge is off, water pump therm. and timming belt has been replced. what i noticed is that when you turn the key on when engine is cold temp gauge is in the middl...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L no crank VIN: WBAFB33521
Need help BMW experts out there, this X5 4.4 is not cranking with the key.So far my findings reveal that the transmission doesn't know in wich gear it is. No codes on the EWS, and it shows on the data starter motor blocked due to P/N.on the trans computer I'm ...
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2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
We replaced engine due to blue smoke from bad valve seals (updated valve covers & pvc system already replaced - still blue smoke). 1rst used engine installed would not start and had several camshaft / crankshaft correlation & vanos codes - we swapped vanos and... Trouble codes: 2F71, 2A8E, 2A83, 2A8A
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA51C15
Hi all, got this car in with the complaint that the trans. stopped working. True enought it wont move at all. After inspection found it is a AWD and the cv shaft from the right side had came loose and had ground the splined end off the shaft next to the snap r...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Heater Core VIN: SALTY1241Y
Customer complained about a water slooshing noise coming from dash. We blew out heater core heater hoses, flipped the hoses, and bled the cooling system. The slooshing noise did not go away. Before replacing heater core is there any other steps we would have t...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL15482
Hello Rover Tech's, we installed a used engine in this rig and it started fine and ran for about a day. It started to loose power and missing and then it quit, although it would restart, but then it all went away. We have no spark or fuel, we get this code (P1... Trouble codes: P1673 (Manufactures output signal)
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L alternator VIN: SALME15426
Looking for some help on this range rover. Initial problem was vehicle stalled while driving and lost all electrical output. Vehicle was towed in and found very large draw from internal alternator failure. Draw was so heavy the positive cable melted the platic...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Radio VIN: SALAG25476
Over the past year, from time to time, radio would have no sound from speakers. Radio may work one day, then next time it was used it may not. Worked most of the time until lately, not it has stopped completely. We swapped the radio from another Land Rover and...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L trunk lock VIN: WDBFA68F9X
the power locks will not work and the fuse is in the trunk ,, does anyone have a creative way of opening the trunk without a torch or cut off wheel the remote is working and the drivers door switch works but none of the power locks or trunk release work from...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBKK47F6X
Hi all, Hopefully someone might be able to point me in the right direction on this one. Customer brought this car to us a few weeks ago for an intermittent stall with a no crank. On two different occasions, she came to a stop and the car shut off like someo...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G56
Hi all & thanks in advance. First time we've seen this car. Complaint is intermittent CEL and roughness. CEL hasn't occurred for us, but our scanner ( Programma ) showed fault as follows "1019: The ignition coil output stage of cylinder 5 detects a line of di... Trouble codes: 1019 (control line to ign. coil), P0355
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Engine VIN: 4JGBB86E38
This ML sat overnight (key off, but left in EIS) while I replaced the steering gear head with modified unit to correct leak. Nothing was touched on engine. Upon attempting start, engine cranked without resistance as if it had no compression. After cranking thr...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Pressure control valves 1 2 3 4 intermittent VIN: WVWME63B64
Originally car came in with poor shift we changed fluid and filter drove car several days and changed fluid two more times because it had red fluid in it. Car shifted perfect after that. Once it got cold 49 degrees or less the trans goes into limp mode as soon...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSE69M14
Vehicle has no reverse. All forward gears appear ok on test drive. Has a code in the tcm 00652 Gear monitoring, which I believe is a slippage code. I found in the archives to disconnect the 20 pin electrical connector to see if reverse comes back. If it does i...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWSR69M15
when you start car cold it has no power idles smooth but it will not move.if you let run for about 15 min. it will get better and you can drive it. fuel pressure in spec at tandem pump. i have replaced pump in tank i thought the supply pressure looked low. mad... Trouble codes: P0101
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWDT71K76
I am hoping someone can help me out a little here. I have a car that intermittently cranks but will not start. What I would like to know is what kind of signal should I look for on the injectors? There is a common brown wire to all injectors with a different c...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L brake pedal pressure VIN: 3VWSA81H3T
Hell VW Techs After following the advise from all of the messages, first we disconnected the brake lines at the brake master cylinder, plugged the ports at the brake master cylinder and thereafter we had a hard pedal, but as soon we hook up the lines again th...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Fan Continue Run VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
Sublet car to local VW dealer for second opinion, dealer claim they found fusible link melted and causing short to ground so the fan continue run, dealer did't gave the exact location but the car is FIX.
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L 2nd gear VIN: 3VWCR31C54
I had a few fellows telling me that the lube spec calls for GL4, not GL5, even though my label stated GL3/ GL4/ GL5. I decided to order the proper juice directly from VW; PN G-060-726-A2. It has the consistancy of brake fluid, pours easily through a funnel wit...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Timing&Aligning Cams & Crank VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
thanx to all who gave info got it right the first time if you cant make the tools bye them you will need them.no codes run great.
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Charging
The dealer claimed it needed a OE volvo alternator so we said go for it, the problem is they still have the car and will not return our phone calls. This xc90 has been at the dealer for more then 2 weeks. When they figure the car out I will re-post the fix. T...
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