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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Monitor status VIN: WBADT63412
This car is here due to three OBD2 Monitors not running to completion. The three are: Sec. Air Injection, Oxygen Sensor Heater, EVAP. The car came from another shop that fixed a misfire and performed the software update to the latest version for this car. They...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ads VIN: WDBFA76FXT
Hi, guys. I have here a 96 Mercedes SL600 with an intermittent orange suspension light illuminating in the instrument cluster. Light is usually off, and comes on when car is running, driving or sitting still, sometimes after 1 minute and sometimes after more t...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG84J55
This car was towed to shop, key would turn ignition but no cranking. Transmission shifter would not come out of park. Had to charge battery first. Scanned complete vehicle with Autologic and determined the relevant fault codes were in the ESM, selector lever m...
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2012 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: WMWZG3C56C
This car has an intermittent issue with I believe the the instrument cluster. It will only act up when the customer first starts it in the morning. We have checked it twice so far an have not caught it in the act. Is setting codes for 8 different modules on th...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L solenoid 6 VIN: WV2MC0707P
I have this 1993 VW Eurovan. It came to the shop with hard shift. I drove the van it was shifting a little hard. recommend to drop pan. Drop transmission pan no debree. I found that Number 6 solenoid was burnt. check ohms on solenoid it was shorted. I replace ...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Windows and locks
The driver door and left rear door electrical are dead I mean no power to windows or power locks also trunk doesn't open automatic, but right front and rear doors are working fine, I just check the fuses and they look k , all data don't give me much info about...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Abs Module VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Thanks everybody for the help. In addition to ABS module, car needs a drive shaft & control arms. Customer is trading in car & not fixing it. Thanks again
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78E88
first i like to thank everybody for your help, we finally found the problem on this variavle valve timming problem, when the heads were removed and sent to the machine shop, it seems like when they removed the vvt timming chain cover, one of the 3 seals that g...
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2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Airbag VIN: WBAHN83588
Ok this one is fixed. All the techs were correct shorting bar was the problem. After looking at connector with magnifying glass we found lock pin deformed and replaced it with OEM connector repair kit (yes it's available from dealer) so the lesson is look ver...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L replace fuel tank VIN: WDBSK75F64
we end up fixing the roof first, by adjusting the flops cable and replacing the flop's motor, after the convertible top working propperly we could replace the tank, thanks everybody for your inputs,
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L tpms VIN: WDDNG86X18
Thanks for all the replies. Most of you said it will probably need new wheel sensors as the batteries must be too weak to reinitialise. The customer didnt agree to the work.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF87X48
I thank each one of you. I appreciate your help with this vehicle, and I appreciate IATN. Everyone said to replace all 4 camshaft solenoids (magnets). Also, you all helped me understand how to retrieve the engine number to see if the TSB# LI05.20-P-051268 a... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 misfire), P0025 (Continuous cam adjustment left exhaust), P0015 (Continuous cam adjustment right exhaust).
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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L tailgate latching VIN: 4JGBB25E79
Thank you so much for all your help who responded to my post and received wealth of information. Yes after replacing the SAM coded to the car and initialized control unit and performed adaptation. Replaced both sides tailgate struts. Found we had a defective M...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L tailgate latching VIN: 4JGBB25E79
Thank you so much for all your help who responded to my post and received wealth of information. Yes after replacing the SAM coded to the car and initialized control unit and performed adaptation. Replaced both sides tailgate struts. Found we had a defective M...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L 10cb00 VIN: 4JGBF2FEXA
First of all thanks to both Mark, Dave, Alfredo and Richard for responding to my post and you guys were right on the money. I have replaced both sides charge air inlet pipes or intake manifolds with new port shutoff sensor and shutoff motor came with right sid...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Brakes VIN: 9BWBB21J02
Thanks to all that replied. The system is very basic with no proportioning valve so its not hard to call the controller if before and after it seems to be good. We ended up feeding fluid in from the RR while bleeding air from the LF. When bleeding the LF it se...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L OBD monitor VIN: YV1VW2557Y
The coolant temp. is within specification (91 Celsius) during cruising with normal fuel trim of +/- 5%. I notice something very strange with the PCM. Even though there's no trouble code, if I select "Clear" code, all 3 monitors - Misfire monitor , Fuel system ...
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2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2L rear end VIN: YV4982CZ7A
Thanks for all the inputs on this Volvo, we ended up starting with the driveshaft do to the slight play in the carrier support bearing. After getting the driveshaft installed it didn't fix it. Turned out to be the rear differential. We stuck a used one in and ...
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