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2005 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L Lumbar and massage VIN: SCBCR63W75
Driver seat control module was removed by another shop because a relay had burned and burned the circuit board. Customer didn't trust the shop and brought it to me. I checked the harness to see if any wires were run over by a seat track (no), then ordered and ...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Timing Chain. VIN: SAJDA14C4Y
I found this timing chain tensioner broken on the left bank. While installing the new chain I found that the primary tensioner is different. The oil passage on the new one doesn't line up with the block and will just shoot oil back into the oil pan. The origin...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L Starting/Remote locks VIN: WDBKK65F94
Customer approached vehicle to unlock and drive. Alarm sounded and would not go off. Customer brought vehicle to my shop on a tow truck. Brought inside but couldn't get the alarm to go off. Disconnected battery and reconnect. Alarm is now off. Tried to resink ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Throttle Response VIN: 3VWSR69M95
This BEW engine has been a real pain. We did a head and cam originally because of flat cam, and ever since we got it back together it starts and idles good but has no throttle response when cold and gets slightly better when warm. NO THROTTLE at all when cold,...
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L Voltage VIN: YV1LW56D8Y
The car came in with the complaint that the battery would not start the car after a 1 to 2 day dormant period. The owner stated that he had rplaced the battery and the problem persisted. With the negative cable disconnected from the battery, a test light coupl...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1CZ59225
Using Solus pro the MAF numbers go from 50 to 5 at any time, idle, cruise. The idle speed surges between 600 and 1500, sometime dies. Graphing the idle speed shows 2450 tops and 40 bottom with 750 average, the vehicle follows this pattern but at a much slower ... Trouble codes: 120D, 440B, 4400 (fuel tank system low)
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1992 Audi S4 2.2L Steering VIN: WAUHP54A0N
Thanks for the help guys- what we found is the pressure hose with the restrictor needs replacement but is obsolete. the customer has decided to live with the noise as it is very minimal. Thanks, Greg and crew
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L alumn head bolt VIN: WBAVB13536
WELL, THE CONSENSUS WAS TO REPLACE THE 3 BOLTS UNDER THE VANOS, SINCE THIS CAR HAD SOME VANOS CODES THAT KEEP COMING BACK, I SUSPECT MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH CAM BEARING WEAR. I DECIDED TO PASS ON THE JOB SINCE SHE ALREADY CRIED OVER THE PHONE BECAUSE SHE...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAVB13526
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the info, and i begin by apologising for the delay. I have not fixed this car. The customer is disputing the warranty with the dealer, looks like the mileage is fine but the years have expired. The issue is the timing. The bolt o...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L trunk actuator VIN: SAJEA51D33
Customer never returned car for repairs.There is no keyhole on an xtype to manually work the actuator.Many suggestions on the web is to break the left tailamp and access the safety that way. I liked Roberts idea of removing the license plate,then the upper ri...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Windows, Locks VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Thank you to everyone who replied. Even things that were obvious or I had done already helped in some way. I was another victim of the broken connector on the CCM. I had that disconnected and reconnected a number of times and was sure I was doing it right of ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Thanks for all the responses, the fan running was the key, the pressure senor evidently was reading high even though I was t able to see sensor reading in AAM or PCM, but replaced &fans started operating normally & compressor engaged. Thanks again!!
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on, No accleration VIN: WDBJF65J91
Thanks for all the replies. I used the SDS and cleared ECU system and then relearn, took care of issue. Thanks again for all the replies. James Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle actuator), C1041 (No communication to accleration sensor).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter lock out contact VIN: WDBLK70G82
Thanks for the reply! Replaced transmission conductor plate with built in starter lock out contact switch, vehicle is fixed and starts like normal.
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L94
The fuel filter was major dirty, damaged fuel pumps. Went to go replace pumps and found metallic sparkles in the gas. Which I had to syphon gas out. Replaced pumps fixed. Trouble codes: 17536 (B1 mixture adaptation mult stystem too lean upper limmit exceed), 17538 (Bank 2 mixture adaption system too lean).
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D0Y
So at this point I have to say it is fixed, mainly because the owner didn't want to fix it the right way. I made a video of the ECM going bad on the bench and sent the ECM with the video back to the ECM rebuilding. Fran, this is the same problem I had. They sw...
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