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2003 Audi A4 1.8L a/c VIN: WAUJC68E13
Hey guys, i have this A4 here and I've never seen this problem, but then I am still pretty new at this. The A/C blows nice and cold for about 15 to 20 minutes then starts getting warmer. I have these codes; -01842 - potentiometer in V159 - G221 -01274 - motor ...
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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Steering VIN: 4USBT535X5
The steering is to hard to move both sides, change complete column with electric motor and steering bar. The same problem HARD. The zero angle position is OK but the torque signal is all time 0Nm no change when move the steering. I check all wires and are OK O...
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2007 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANE735X7
I had multiple codes randomo misfires, cam codes, the one that keeps coming back after erasing, is 2a9a cam position a, or generic p0341, i scope the signal while roughly running and compare to the other cam signal and they are very similar, check ground to co...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L speakers VIN: WBAVC735X8
customer states that the car has static in the rear speakers all the time regardless if the key is in the ignition or not. the static will continue no matter what until the modules go to sleep. customer has replaced the amplifier in the past and that fixed the...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E9L
just installed transmission, battery was dead, used booster pack . vehicle starts but wont accel and runs very rough. dash warning light all on, low fuel light, all gauges are inop except fuel it sits at 1/4. vehicle is also no charging. with key on and turn o...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E4S
Hi all in IATN land. Thanks for taking time to read this post. This car has had a problem intermitently for some time. The owner will start it and drive it to the store running fine. Come out 20 min later and car runs real rough. If the car sits for several ho... Trouble codes: 2 (Max retardation), 6 (Cam position L5/1), 11 (Referance resistor), 12 (Engine speed signal), 20 (Diagnostic trouble code memory in D 11 N1/3), 21 (Load sensor D/11 N1/3)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Drive no reverse VIN: WDBRN47J92
After re installing transmission, started car, and transmission is acting exactly the same way it was. move shifter to D does nothing, when I move shifter to reverse it kind of wants to engage but car just slightly moves backwards and then it disengages, and i...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRF40J43
The owner was coming to a stop and the engine stalled. Crank no start. Towed to the shop. Tow driver couldn't get the shifter out of park. We found the #55 fuse (7.5 Amp) in the front SAM fuse box blown. Starts and shifts with a good fuse. The fuse feeds power... Trouble codes: P2025, P202F, P2059, P2061
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73577
This vehicle arrived at the shop with a crank no start. The fast crank with no resistance sounded like an engine out of time. R&r valve cover, found timing chain guides in pieces. R&r cams and performed leak down test, no bent valves. Inspected engine oil leve...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Starting VIN: 3VWDF71K05
We rebuilt the transmission in this car and now the starter turns as if the timing belt is broken or something to do with no compression car started fine before does anyone know if there is some kind of reset that has to be performed to enable this thing to st...
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L evap small leak VIN: YV1LW5241W
Hello thks for taking the time to read my post Car came in with a code P0442 found the pruge solenoid leaking so I replace it Drove it again code came back Okkk recheck the sys again all good no leaks i smoke it real good to The only thing I could see is shut ...
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2006 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: SCBCR63W86
For some reason whenever the left side battery is disconnected the steering angle code sets. Peter [...] suggested that I reset the steering angle and clear the code. Before I did the procedure I replaced the left battery with the correct AGM type. The Bent...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WBAEV33483
Took off the intake cam adjuster solenoid and saw that it was sticking. Cleaned out solenoid and put it back in the car and it runs great again. Recommended replacing the solenoid but customer denied the repair. Thanks guys!
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2009 BMW 335i 3.0L Coolant VIN: WBAWL71039
I'll close this request because I'm running out of time and the customer has not come back. but I'm positive, and agree with all the techs that suggested is the oil filter housing / cooler seal. Since in N54 there's both coolant and oil going through it. In M5...
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2009 BMW X5 xDrive30i 3.0L Compresor VIN: 5UXFE43509
Replaced Compressor and belt. Working fine.All 9 replies suggested replacing the compressor.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E0S
Thanks you all for your time to respond. The engine harness, and the throttle body where replaced recently, and they are in good shape. The E gas ECU was replaced a year ago with a used one with high mileage.I was lucky enough to swap the e gas ECU with known ... Trouble codes: 030 (P001E No communication with accelerator pedal control module EA N41).
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Ecm VIN: WDBNG83J55
This post was about a Launch X431 Pad. I was a victim of an unusual situation. I purchased it online from a third party thru Amazon. The problem come about when I went to register it.Three things you need to register it. A serial number, a confidential passwor...
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2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L hard start VIN: WMWSU3C53B
Special thanks to Andy from Australia Did one this week with same symptom. Coolant temp sensor reads incorrectly intermittently causing poor cold start Can also cause fans to run at wrong times. I would take a look at the sensor values to see if they are pl...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Camshaft Timing Chain noisy VIN: 9BWDD61J61
The noise was fixed by replacing the timing chain tensioner. Once the original tensioner was removed from the engine it was evident that the spring on the top side of the tensioner that is used to pretension the chain until oil pressure is built was weak when ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil burning VIN: WVWPD63B83
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I received several replies regarding the crankcase breather system and the potential for the turbo letting oil through to burn. I did not see any evidence of these failures. I suspect, as many stated, that...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDE61J73
Thanks for all the help on this one. It is fixed and out the door. As many of you stated, the fuel pump relay was the culprit. The low voltage and short codes were the key. The customer had put in an Autozone relay but it was a junker. I put in an OEM rel...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Front clunk VIN: 3VWRE69M24
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help. This group of techs is really great. I don't know how I would get things done sometimes with you guys and gals. The consensus was axle or bearing. This one was a bad left front wheel bearing. I have never seen a ...
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L WSS signal on LF VIN: WVGAV75N49
Your replies were right on, the wheel bearing was bad. I had just never seen this fail before. It is not a normal "tone ring" that looks like a toothed gear... It is a rubber magnet like a refrigerator magnet or a magnetic business card. The magnet has lines...
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