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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L timing VIN: WAUAC48H46
Thanks to all that respond to this.I have 06 audi a4 1.8 turbo,cutting to the chase I did head gaskets due to overheat. Sent head to local machine shop with cams and chain tensioner in place. Got car all back together and had low power [...] code. Tried cam...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L winshield wiper VIN: WBADT43462
Customer came in with his wipers not working at all. so after test the system I found that the wiper relay was not working properly, I could mainualy work the relay and make the wipers come on and work. but they would not come on bye there self. so ordered a r...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs, Dcs VIN: 5UXFA535X3
I have a 03 BMW x5 ABS, DSC and brake light on. Code 5A DSC brief power interruption and 0B sensor/vehicle allocation incorrect or not availible. I have calibrated steering angle sensor with no problems. When I erase codes 5A returns right away, 05 comes back ...
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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBXPC93478
Hello to all the bmw tech out there, okay customer came n with an oil leak, the head gasket was leaking just a bit, so we pulled the head off and replaced the gasket, sent the head to the machine shop, no problems before we did the head work, put it back toget...
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Battery VIN: 5UXFE83568
I'm so lost on this . Car died out, while customer was driving. Car restarted with a jump pack. Back at the shop.. we charged battery , but only held 11.7 volt charge. Started engine and voltage remains the same 11.7. Should the alternator still try to charge...
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11425
The original repair (replace engine) was needed because of extreme overheating. The customer drove with a busted heater hose fitting until it wouldn't drive anymore. These codes happened after replacing the engine. Monitoring the O2 sensors: they flat line aft... Trouble codes: P1162 (O2 sensor precat aging bank1), P1164 (O2 sensor precat aging bank2)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA51D0M
Need help with this one, come n on a hook, customer went out to start it and all it would do is crank over. spark was very weak, so I put on cap rotor and a set of spark plug wires. I can hear the fuel pump running and no it is getting good spark, but still ca...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Heating System VIN: WDBNG83J55
Hello Benz technicians, this S 430 as cool heat. The engine temperature is fine, the thermostat and pump are new. The heat all way up is warm, not hot. set at 70f and 85f is about the same. I need little refreshing o this matter, it as been a while since I dea...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Lighting VIN: WDBRF40JX5
Mercedes tech, please help on this bad boy. Car came in with a weak battery, need jump start before drove it in. Customer state start a week ago, instrument cluster light & headlight start flashing. SRS, traction control light & check engine light randomly com...
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2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L bluetec tank VIN: 4JGCB2FE6B
car was towed in no start customer on vacation over new years on way home service bluetec light came on kept driving till had no starts left was towed to shop. customer put 2 gals in tank but would not reset. still had no start left on dash. we put 5 gals in a...
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L coolant system VIN: WAUAC48H46
First of all thanks for all that took time to reply.I did infact find 2 problems, first pressure tested coolant cap and it failed,this fixed my boiling over problem.Next now system held pressure found minor leak in heater core,replaced core cooling system is a...
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2011 Audi Q7 TDI Premium 3.0L Service reset
Thank so much to all who replied. Sorry for the delay. My shop was closed from Christmas through New Years. Phillip had the data I needed to make the reset stick. What would we do without each other. IATN rocks again.
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAEV53473
Thanks to all who responded, you all said basically the same thing. That the oil filter housing was the culprit. It's a fairly easy fix but be careful to align the dowel rings or you'll have to do it twice like I did.
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA37A1E
Thank you all for the valuable input. I did remove both hard fuel lines to the control pressure regulator and blew them out with compressed air. I also put some air through the fuel supply and return ports after removing those lines and regulator. After this...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L ABS Module VIN: WVWUK63B93
Thanks to all who replied. Short story - correct login code - bad module. As was suggested I tried coding with my Snap-On Verus and had the same problem. I was just about to plug the old module back in and try to login when lo and behold what should drive in t...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L no crank VIN: YV1VW2555Y
with proper wiring diagrams supplied here I was able to trace the problem to the 20 amp fmx fuse connection in the engine bay fuse panel. the fuse was good and tested good with a test light, however it had a poor connection on the power lead pin going to the ...
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