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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABB2307J
Vehicle has intermittent runnability problem during warm up - missing and/or stalling. It has happened only once in the shop, but customer says it happens quite often. The only obvious problem we found is the cylinder identification sensor is bad. This is the ...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3337X
Hello everyone,I have this 1999 BMW with a P1397 code,camshaft sensor circuit.Alldata has absolutely no description or diagnostic tree for this code so I am at a disadvantage.I have dealt with this code on several other vehicles and it is sometimes related to ... Trouble codes: P1379 (camshaft position sensorB circuit Bank 1)
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Ride control?? VIN: WBAGG83461
hi Group: Customer complaint: Car makes a rythmic tapping every four seconds...It is very intermittent & will even be heard on the freeway... I drove it...Finally while at a stop, it started to do it. Like someone under the car was tapping with a small rub...
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1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L tach dies VIN: UES1S24405
THE TACK DROPS OUT WHEN ACCELERATING AT ABOUT 3500 RPM . THEN WHEN YOU LET OFF THE GAS THE TACH COMES BACK TO LIFE THE ENGINE RUNS FINE AND DOESNT SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE TACH. WE REPLACED THE TACHOMETER, BUT WE STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, WITH T...
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1995 Ferrari 456 GT 5.5L Drivers window VIN: ZFFSP44A6S
Would like to ask for a little assistance on the window memory setting. Window motor was renewed on the driver side. [affected si.] The problem I'm having is that the drivers door window will not drop [that 5mm, or 1/4 inch] as the door being opened. The sy...
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0949J
Hello Thanks in advance I'm trying to find the location of the ignition output stage for this car. mitchell and alldata (or nodata) show one in the wiring diagrams but there is nothing that I can find in the component locations. I traced the wiring harness fr...
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2997W
There is a snapping noise in the bell housing area when the clutch pedal is depressed. I suspect it is a problem with the cross shaft assembly. I know the earlier G50 cars had problems with the shafts. Has anyone seen problems with the later cars? I have not r...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWAK01H8T
Dear vw-friends, first of: this car is a 1.8 liter MONO jetronic Canada Modell. (I guess only sold in Europa and Canada, but default only lets me pick the 2.0 engine!!) Problem: the car encounters misfire and spattering til 3.000 rpm, wants you hit 3.000 rp...
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: WVWBB81E3T
Customer states in the last 6 months you will be driving along and intermittantly cuts out, no power. This will occure a short time. May occure again, that day or next day. Then may run fine for few days. We test drove car ran ok. Checked and needed tune-up, w...
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1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1GA6946J
Car towed in as no start. Was able to enable fuel pump for pressure check. Will not activate pump during normal cranking procedure. Does anyone have a good flow chart for the crank sensor and #1 position sensor? I have 5 volt signal to the crank sensor, and it...
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1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW960XV
This is actually a multi system problem. This car came in with the ABS light on, Check Engine light on, Upshift light flashing & speedometer inoperative. Using my Snap-On scanner in Asian/Generic mode I got a vehicle speed sensor code. Checking the sensor in t...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEB28D4L
Got 4 replies three suggested a bad turbo, after removing pipe to turbo found it clogged, found turbo also leaking, customer has declined repair till after summer, we will be installing a reman turbo when cust. gets back from summer vacation(must be nice). Tha...
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1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Drive Belt VIN: CHASSISNO1
Thanks to all who replied. All had a similar view to me in that the alternator was the most likely culprit. I removed both the water pump and alternator and replaced the water pump bearings which appeared to be in good condition and were SKF the same as I ...
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1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N4W
Thank you all for your replies! As some stated I may have fixed this vehicle already with the repairs I have made. I can not get the fault to reset and this car seems to run great going down the road even though idle is at aprox 950 Rpm.I still feel there is s... Trouble codes: P0507.
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L 1/2 and 3/4 shifts VIN: 3VWBA81E6V
Sorrry it took so long to post this.. Dave [...] called me with some very helpful tips.. I had to borrow the Audi dealers VAG but it did the trick Dave suggested that those computers , for whatever reason pick up a lot of 'trash' and it may have been the g...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L noise in intake VIN: WVWMA63BWE
Sorry about the late post customer did not have money to repair and took vehicle.I had 3 replies and all said to check the turbo blowoff valve,which is in the intake right near the turbo.It should hold vacuum,it regulates turbo blowoff so this made the most se...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5711S
This one is fixed--it was a split in the wastegate hose causing the over boost--don't ask why we didn't see it at first--I couldn't tell you. As for the skipping and dying, that's gone too--we don't know why, but we must have fixed something when we had everyt... Trouble codes: 414, 451, 452, 453, 454, 232.
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