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2008 BMW 328i 3.0L abs module VIN: WBAVA33578
looking for someone in tamp fl area who knows bmw tis programming system, we have on line with bmw. haveing problems working program to program abs module.would be interested in if someone can show use propper use of this system,we do programming of other make...
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L engine noise VIN: 2G4WS52J0Y
when cold engine rattles bad, it does get alittle better when warm. Worst one i' ve seen
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1985 Chevrolet K10 Silverado 5.7L coil VIN: 1GCEK14H0F
I tested coil on this truck and it tested bad. During the replacement I noticed that the coil in cap's black ground wire was fastened directly to the coil steel layers which I believe is correct, but it also had no ground strap installed which would have had t...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L interior light VIN: 1C4GT54L1X
All the interior lights & switches work good. The problem I'am haveing is the alluminuss lights on the rear wiper & defrost switches that are located on the lower center part of the console work good in the day time when the headlights are off & you have the r...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.8L Fuel gauge VIN: 2C4GT44L62
Thanks to everyone for the help in advance. I have this van in here from a body shop that they use for a loaner. After driving for a few miles the fuel gauge will drop to nothing. Sitting there idling or with the key on its fine. I checked the evap vent hose p...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
Thanks to all reading this. I am really in the weeds on this one. I inheritted this car from a coworker after he spent a couple of days getting nowhere. When the car came in as a no start shortly after getting gas, we were able to get it started and limp into ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P0305, P0306
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7HA18D24
my cruise control will shut off intermentely while driving. some times it will work for a long period then other times it will keep shutting off about less than a minute after I turn it on. It will shut off even if cruise is not in use, but turned on. Thanks f...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJX011T95
I appreciate any insight you guys can give me on this one. This Jaguar intermittently stalls at idle. Sometimes it is VERY intermittent, which is making this a hard one to diagnose. I've never been able to make it stall for me. It never sets codes and all of t...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L 4 Cilynders VIN: WDBCA45D7H
Well folks seems like we got into a fun car this time, we remove the cylinder head driver side to replace an exhaust valve on cylinder number 8 due to a burn valve, we sent head to machine shop, they replace the valve we put it back together and now all those ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE69M84
seems to shift fine cold but at temp will peel the wheel during 1-2 shift but driven easy and allowed to shift at 3000 rpms its ok but at 4000 spins tires all other shiht points ok nomatter how driven also manual shifting will have same results thanks paulg
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Alarm horn VIN: WVGBC77L04
Vw tech, plaese help. Car came in and cutomer complaint alram horn doesn't beep. Install scanner, pull code 01134 alram horn no signal/communication. Perform output test alarm horn doesn't beep at all and fault will come right back after erase. Replace two ala...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L brake booster
hello to volkswagen gurus... vehicle came in with hard brake pedal with a hissing noise when depressed. replaced brake booster OEM part. now brakes are ok when cold and after about 4-5 miles of driving, brakes starts to grab and brake pedal play shortens an ha...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B81
First reply nailed it. Drivers side cam timing off 2 teeth. My observation of the scan tool was not a 'live' reflection of cam degrees. It is actually a 'quantity counted' figue instead. If you clear dtc's and then watch the figure it will slowly count to ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306, P0346.
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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ0337X
Thank you both for the two replies I received. A new larger battery fixed the problem. For those who face a Code 1456 on a BMW in the future, here is what it means. This car has two electrically-heated catalytic converters, one for each bank of the V-12 eng... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire detected), P1456 (Manufacturer controlled auxiliary emission controls), P1461 (Manufacturer controlled auxiliary emission controls).
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L No Start, no crank VIN: 3GNDA33P87
It's amazing what happens when we as technicians finally get the WHOLE story. Vehicle was jump started by customer, and customer reported seeing a bunch of sparks at the underwood electrical center. With the UEC removed, a double-check of BCM outputs to the U... Trouble codes: B1370 (device ignition 1 circuit short to ground).
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Laramie 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HC16Y8Y
truck is running like a champ once again. thx to all of you that replied. Kay however nailed it. others did suggest ignition timing,too. i was assured by the customer that the truck had alwasy been a "start and go" truck "NO PROBLEMS". it was obvious from the ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L Cooling System VIN: 1GTJK39205
Loosely this is called Fixed. I pulled the recovery bottle off and Vacuum and Pressure tested it to look for a leak as I was wondering if it had a crack from the high pressure due to cap failure. No leaks. I did this cause the hose ends were wet. Removed c...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Bas
The vehicle had a tire that was the wrong size customer had recently purchased tires from sears and I guess they mounted a wrong tire. We sent him back the mounted the correct size tire and he's been driving the car for 2 days now without any issues thank for ...
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34166
To the best of my ability I have determined that the 2006 tundra is NOT eligible for the extended coverage that the 07 & 08 tundras enjoy for the air pump and associated valves.As for the service bulletin I never could find a copy of it, but I did call the toy... Trouble codes: P2440 (secondary air inj. valve stuck open bank 1), P1441 (secondary air injection switching valve 2 bank 1), P1442 (sec. air inj. switching valve 2 stuck close bank 2), P1444 (secondary air inj. switching valve 2 stuck open bank 2).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radiator Fans VIN: 3VWRT29M91
I would like to thank everyone for trying to help me out with this fan problem. I was particularly impressed with Long’s reply. He gave a detailed procedure for checking the entire fan circuit. I intend to print that one out and use it next time I run into ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brakes VIN: WVWVD63BX2
This nightmare is over,the Passat is fixed!!! After reading your replies the one from Graeme got my attention. We gave the old original booster partnumber to the VW dealer and it crossed to a different part number then the one we first received. The lesson to ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Power Steering Rack VIN: 3VWRT31K56
Thank you for the replies people, several of you nailed it...there was a fault code for left rear WSS, replaced the bearing as the tone ring was rusted and busted. Leave it to VW to make a battery replacement such a PITA!
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L headlights VIN: WVWAK73C87
Hello thanks for all the help i received from everyone. the problem turned out to be the bulbs. even though we were using brand new bulb they for some reason it did not light up bright enough. we tried 3 different pairs and different brands all with same resu...
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2013 Volkswagen CC (Car) Sport 2.0L Tail Lights VIN: WVWRF7AJ4D
THANKS FOR THE HELP. I AM GOING TO CLOSE WITH ONLY PARTIAL VICTORY. GOT LIGHTS TO WORK USING 04 STRING FROM BYTE 18 AND THEN SOME CHANGES TO BYTE 29. STILL HAVE BACK UP LIGHT PROMLEMS AND DLR LIGHTS DIM.
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