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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 23, 2012
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED28D0X
Hello, Car towed in with crank no start, no key up power to pump,apply power to pump runs but no flow. Found the load reduction relay no good, still have no key ower to pump but now have power to pump during crank only still will not start. Wiring diagrams not...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Battery VIN: WBAHN83516
here is one for u bmw techs. Please help car came in with complaint of not starting after sitting for about 2-3 hours. Car has been jumped started several times, found jumpercables in trunk. Anyway car has had new battery installed at other repair shop. I noti...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: WVWSB61J21
Instrument cluster works normal when key turned to ON position. Once we start the car all gauges go down to resting position. New ignition switch, instrument cluster was send for repair- no help. Power & grounds check fine. We push start the car to eliminate t...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L high beam headlights VIN: YV4CZ59276
Any help on this one would be really great... When the lights are on and high beams are selected the reflectors tilt up like they should for high beam mode (bulbs do not change brightness, I think that is normal) Then the reflectors start to go down to a point...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L transmission VIN: 3AVEV39292
Thanks for the replys guys. This car hasn't gone back to limp mode ever since, customer took it, and didn't get a chance to get back to it. I did scope the voltage @ crancking and seemed OK. It did had a replacement battery incorrect ratings , and ,like most ...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Misfire VIN: SAJAV1340H
robert nailed this one.after putting in a factory pickup coil originally i suspected that it was bad.after installing another factory pickup coil and it did the same thing i started looking elsewhere.after roberts reply i installed a used pickup coil and the c...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Brake Booster VIN: 4JGAB54E6X
So I installed the new booster from Benz, cleared the codes, and this one is fixed! Turns out the aftermarket booster was junk, big surprise there. The pedal travel felt much better on the new booster; the old one was too close to the top. Lesson learned. I ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L power steering/ABC VIN: WDBSK71F58
Again, the IATN community has proven ever most helpful. After listening to the noise with a stethascope, stretching the fluid lines and having a few co-workers listen in on the noise... I decided that the likely problem is in deed the accumulator, or the p...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle SE 2.5L battery VIN: 3VWRG31Y98
Thanks for all the help, it was nice to know how the system operated to be able to to diagnose correctly. We had to repair the blue wire that goes to the dash and the alternator they kept sending us turn clockwise and this vehicle needed one that turns counte...
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