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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L wipers VIN: WAULT68E82
Ive got this A4 I could use some help on. The wipers will not shut off. I checked for binding linkage, thats ok. Fuses good. The switch seems to be working as i can watch all the modes change while watching on the scan tool. I checked the park switch in the mo...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAFB33581
Battery keeps draining down over night. Spent whole week charging up battery and put vantage in series on ground side terminal. Reads 33 - 38 mAmp with occasion spikes up to 88 mAmp. Doesn't last longer then 1-2 seconds. Yesterday charged battery to full and l...
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 220 2.2L No Start
I Quit. Well not yet. We don't do many diesels so I sometimes struggle. Here is what I have. Vehicle arrived with the complaint of excessive black smoke. I road tested, and noted it took four tries, cycling the glow plugs and cranking, to start the engine and ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E0V
Upon startup the car runs like a champ. The engine revs to 6,000 and shifts well. After it heats up the engine won't rev above 2,500. It also occasionally will only get 1,500 rpm. It sometimes shifts hard when this occurs. I guess it's going into a limp mode, ...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L piston bearing VIN: YS3DF75K02
hi everyone i have this saab in the shop, the customer said that it stalled on him while driving he sat for awhile then it started but when it started it was making a loud knocking noise. To me it definitly sounds like a rod knock so i guess im just looking fo...
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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Shift into 1st or rev VIN: 1342694744
Have this old Beetle here with the Semi Automatic stick shift. Just came out of long term storage and we`ve gone all through it. Problem is that initial shift into 1st or Rev. produces a gear grinding like the clutch is not releasing all the way. If I am very ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA29MXX
Vehicle towed in, engine won't turn over. Checked fuses, etc. found none blown. The power windows also don't work. Scanned available control units: no communication with body/comfort system. Down pretty deep into the wiring. Checked ignition switch and couldn'...
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Good Afternoon everyone, I have a problem with the temp gauge on this van/ camper. It does not move even though the engine warms up correctly. I tried the temp sensor we normally replace for this problem but no help. Reading the value on the instrument cluster...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWRL7AJ7A
Customer came in with a broken timing belt. Vehicle has SOHC
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cam seal VIN: YV1TS97D5X
changed out all seals did the timing belt both for seal leaking and time. checked breather box but is wide open and there is no excessive crank case pressure all seams to be normal. cam seal appears to be leaking again and its has the vvt drum. when I took out...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Valve clearance VIN: YV1CZ91H94
Here is one for the Volvo techs... We have this XC 90 that had some bad intake valves. We have the head back together. I see the valve adjustment process in AllData, but don not seem to understand the theory. Are the valve lifters available in different sizes ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L no heat VIN: WBAEV33494
thanks again for all the replies the fix was to replace both the plastic heater hose pipes under intake the car has great heat and another satisfied customer thanks to all the help from iatn this site is a very resourceful thanks again russell
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY15422
thank u to the 4 that replied. as i don't work on many land rovers i just wanted some reassurance. the customer made the decision to go with the 2004 one without the solenoid. customer is aware to keep in high or low and apply the parking brake. thanks again t...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J14
Thanks for the great info on this charging system. We started into the electrical and found mouse damange to the harness . For some reason the customer said he could repiar this himself and we dont know the outcome of the repair.
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z01
Thanks to Anders (CA) and Pete (NY) I found the TWICE module, under the drivers seat carpet, soaked with water. I opened it and found massive corosion so I have to shop one up and have it programmed. If anyone in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area has a Tech2 wi...
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