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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery light VIN: 5UXFB33553
This car came with battery light on, air suspension fault. Have checked the charging voltage which is 13.8v. Checked battery and it shows 12.6v 850CCA. Connected the chrging system tester and it shows to repair charging system. Customer replaced the alternator...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Electric Pump, Radiator, Thermostat VIN: WBAVB33506
Customer complaining of ck engine light coming on. Check codes and replaced thermostat as stated. Customer brought car back in a couple weeks later with same complaint. Customer doesnt complain of any running problems, or overheating problems. I have no way of...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBUF83J34
This e 500 has air struts. I am changing the left front upper control arm with ball joint due to a failed ball joint. I have a launch x-431 diagun and a modis but am not sure how to deflate the air strut prior to replacing the control arm.i do not own the merc...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDDGF52X39
Hi i am helping a friend with this 09 c230 v6 it has a misfire 0n number 5 i have swapped the coil, plugs and injector. I compared compression to another cylinder it was ok. I SMOKED intake no leaks found.I don't know where to go but to pull valve cover off.I ... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Engine actuators VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
This vehicle cranks but won't start. I can't communicate with ECM. The injectors, evap solenoid, IAC, and a relay under dash all are clicking at about the same speed four way flashers would flash with key in run position. I have very poor diagnostic informatio...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Idle VIN: 3VWRA69M55
This vehicle has had a slight misifre at idle only on cylenders one and two. At any amount of throttle above idle it runs great. We found evedence of someone having played around with injectors, maybe swapping them around. There is no history available beyond ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L loud noise on acceleration VIN: 3VWST71K66
Code p2015 Customer are from San Francisco had a tune up done before heading south. Just filters and oil change. She heard a slight rattle like when you put a playing card in the spokes of a bike well the closer the got to LA the louder the problem got and she...
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2009 Volkswagen Routan SE 3.8L Temp Gauge Reading VIN: 2V8HW44139
Vehicle was brought back in for an overheating problem. I got in the vehicle to start it up and noticed the temperature gauge was at 230 with the engine cold. I hooked the scan tool up and engine temp is showing the same. If I unplug the ECT the coolant voltag...
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2006 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Cel VIN: YV1RH52746
I am fighting this S60R, for boost low codes. Has happened to the customer multiple times, but never for us at the shop. When boost codes are set and CEL comes on car goes into limp mode. After a cycle of the key car regains all function and CEL goes out. I ha... Trouble codes: 640D, 602D, 670D
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4CZ98277
Car was brought in with high pitched whistle noise. Noise goes away when dipstick is removed. The oil filter housing is similar to the S40/V50 that has a high failure rate for the PCV system. I replaced the Oil filter housing twice with the same results. The n...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUWT28N02
I will call this a partial fix . As to the draw on the battery a [...] is acceptible draw. I did a inline with my meter over night. as to the code in the door module it appears that this can set in any module on this vehicle and the fix is to replace modu...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63432
thanks to all who have responded with advice but sorry to say that the problem is still not solved. sending customer to dealer. i have ripped the intake manifold off and did a complete seal job, made sure 100% that all vacuum hoses were good, and did everythin... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle rpm plausibility leakage).
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTL16423
After a good road test and then pulling the plug and pressure testing the cooling system we found that the cylinder sleeve was moving and causing a small amount of coolant to enter the combustion chamber causing the miss fire to happen. The amazing thing is ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 miss fire detected).
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Water Pump VIN: ZAMCE39A65
I apologize for the long close out time. The customer eventually declined repairs after the vehicle sat at my shop for 3 weeks. I do believe I know what the fix is however: Like I stated before, the water pump and oil pump are 1 unit. the pump runs off of a ch...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J83
Thank you for all the replies I had forgotten to check the compression cyl 1 -3 had no compression I notified the custom of the problem and am waiting to see what they want to do. when I found no compression I couldn't believe it at first due to how smooth it...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L power fuel door, power door locks, power mirrors VIN: 3VWSE69M33
I READ ROBERT [...]'S AND MIKE'S POSTS AND DID CHECK FOR BROKEN WIRES BEFORE MY POST SORRY FOR NOT SAYING SO. AND THE COMFORT MOD WAS NOT LISTED IN THE WIRING DIAGRAM SO THOUGHT IT WAS NOT INVOLVED. ALL THESE POSTS WERE HELPFUL. NOW WHEN JEFFERY SAID HE HAD THE SAM...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WVWAE63B65
Guys thanks for all the help as this vehicle is gone. The Engine Controller and Altitude sensor was replaced like I said with same problem. I have tested all wires with no problem found. We dicided to try the first sensor as it was the OEM as we later found ou... Trouble codes: P1592 (18000 005522 Altitude sensor Boost pressure sensor implaussible ratio).
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