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1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L warning system VIN: WBAGC8312L
Brake bulb failure displayed, no bulbs out, all matching osram from bmw, connections appear good, bulb control unit replaced, Any ideas on what goes bad that would cause false bulb failure notices?
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L srs VIN: WBADD6327V
would anyone know what the popular fixes for this fault in the srs cntrl. unit are? I don't have any info on this car other than what the Baum cs2000 tells me (only fault code). I thank all the bmw guys in advance for any replies.
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
HI ALL SO MANY CODES STORED THEY GO THIS WAY MISSFIRE ALL 6 CYLINDERs, MISFIRE RANDOM, o2 P0150 AND P0130 P1189 P1188 It seems this car will have a missfire from time to time and the one constant is if it is idleing and running ans missfireing if we turn the c...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJDL184XL
90 Jag XJ-S V-12 EFI w/Lucas Ignition. The car experiences a bog/hesitation/powerloss while driving but is inconsistent. Engine does not stall but will not run above idle. Our testing does not indicate any TPS problem. Fuel pressure does increase a couple poun...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L springs VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Vehicle was shipped and now has no spring action. Shocks (which have 2 wires going to them) seem to be collapsed. Would like to know if there is a shipping setting or have the shocks been damaged by being tied down. I can find no information on what type of sy...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L abs VIN: SALJY1245T
Repaired faulty brake light switch that was blowing fuse. Am hundreds of miles from the nearest Land Rover Dealer to get the ABS light turned out. Does anyone know of a manual method to read and clear light or if any aftermarket scan tool may be able to read. ...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Imobilzer VIN: SALTYY1245
Howdy Rover techs, This Disco2 at the shop will not crank unless you manually Remobilize using the key Fob "unlock". Or if you insert the key into the driver door and turn to unlock. After you shut the vehicle down. About 30 secs go by then the LEd on the das...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A7B
This vehicle came in with a stall, rich running complaint. Black smoke was coming out of the tail pipe and it was barely running. Looked through some IATN e-mails and found fuel distributors going bad on these, making them run rich. We installed and new one an...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L ac vents
ac system blows cold out of both side vents but no center vent air at all. that one is blowing out of the defrost vents cold also if anyone has an idea please help. thank you very much.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA24G8W
hi Benz-tech i am here because i can see through plastic!!! This Mercedes will run fine for a while when you put new gas in to the tank. The it will cut-off and will not start until you pu more fuel in. We replace fuel pump first because the old one burn out, ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L intake trac VIN: WDBJF82JX1
Hey M/B Techs, We got this in from our used car manager, The car makes a audible "sucking sound" like the air snorkel was left off, or leaking oring, or a vacuum leak, Only upon accell from the left side of dash or windshield area. The air intake is on the rig...
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3AK36E9P
We need some help on this Saab please. We have just replaced the head gasket & timing chain set, and now it won't idle less than 1300 rpm on its own (you can pinch off the hose to the idle control valve and it will idle down) and the A/C compressor relay will ...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, HARNESS VIN: Y53DD78NOX
vehicle came in as a no start. cust. had been replacing the fuse for the fuel pump, so the rear harness melted. we replaced the coil module because it was physically damaged.after repair car starts fine but when put into gear blows fuse # 17 for instuments. we...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L mil on no speedomete VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
This vehicle came in as a smog failure check engine light on. pulled code p0501/16885. After emissions test erased code (no freeze frame data found). Test drove with scanner hooked up had a speed sensor reading and speedometer worked. Inspected connectors and ... Trouble codes: P0501
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
the long term fuel trim value continues to climb after being cleared until MIL illuminates. O2 voltages are swapping. It actually seems lean more than rich. The MIL doesn't set as soon as the O2 monitor has completed, but soon after(1 or 2 trips). short term f... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C6Y
When the air secondary air system is activated,exhuast noise can be heard coming out of the combination valve through the fresh air hose from air pump. This exhaust noise stops once the air system is deactivated. There is residue from the exhuast in the fresh ... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air system flow problem), P1196 (bank onesensor one heater element circuit)
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L speedometer and odometer VIN: YV1AS8808N
the speedometer and odometer do not work at all some times and at other times the speedometer seems to stop at 20MPH, sometimes qwickly jumping higher than falling back to 20. as mentioned above the speedometer was suposed to have been replaced twice by anothe...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LW5540V
This veh has a humming noise from rear of vehicle during the last 10ft of a normal stop.Inspected for loose/damage exh, susp, body, etc. noise is definitly from brakes. Brakes were replaced several months ago however prob started before that time. Last month n...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5649W
I have this V70 here with the MIL on and the only code in the system is P0107. My problem is MOD does not list any P0107 code or offer any diagnostic information related to it. I have checked wiring diagrams and do not see a MAP sensor in the system. They do s... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/Baro circuit low input)
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L abs/dsc3 module VIN: WBAAV33471
the reason the dsc light and yellow brake light was on the vin specific ecu is not coded ( proggramed ). had to take to dealer and have coded. then using dis ( bmw special tool ) activate pump to bleed system. now all lights are out and has good brake pedal he...
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1975 Other European silvershadow 350CID Mechanical VIN: 005RD21151
Got bently manuel and check and diagnosis and found bad accumlator pumps at this time, customer decline work
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWA81H6T
Thanks for all the help. This car has been sent back to the customer (a used car dealer)After removing the leak detection pump and inspecting, I reinstalled it and the light stayed out. I believe replacing the pump will be the final fix. After all the replies ... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emission control LDP ciircut malfunction/ Insufficient Vacuum).
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash illumination VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
Byron illuminated my way to this repair... Thanks buddy!!! The wires that go to the prndl switch lighting were all chewed up. I repaired the small harness under the shifting console. I actually installed the original head light switch and it worked. why a new ...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L blue coolant light VIN: 3VWCS21C71
Thanks for all the responses. As several had stated the blue light is normal the customer made it sound like it never was on before. The first thing I did was read the owners manual it really isnt very clear about that light just says avoid driving at high spe...
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