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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XV
under load check engine light flashes and stays on. po300 ccode with po305, 306 and 308. notice cut off injector drive on these cylinders. number 5 and 6 cylinder no injector drive. power to injector but for some reason computer does not ground injector on the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0308
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNN2749S
hi guys,this is my own car that i just bought,it wont go through our emissions test and the fuel economy is poor,i changed 3 out of the four 02s as they were original,the other one tests the same as the new ones,my fuel pressure is a little high at 40psi,but e...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: SALJYR4XVA
Fello Techs, I suspect I have a faulty PCM, however I thought some suggestions on your experience with this problem would be helpful considering the cost. I have verified MAF voltage change and connector integrity into the PCM, the values are posted above. Th... Trouble codes: P1177 (Max Neg. FMFR Correction Fault), P1179 (Max Neg. AMFR Correction Fault)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M3X
I think I have a strange problem for a diesel. this Jetta starts good cold but when you get it up to operating temperature does not want to start it will but you have to crank for an extended period of time. If you take the car for a drive turn off the engine,...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L hydraulic pump VIN: 3VWDB61EXX
hello i have a volks convertable that is inop the pump motor is running but will not pump does anyone know anything that might be helpfull cannot find any daig info on hydraulics for this vehicle
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor operation VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
i have replaced with advice from knowledgable,v w tech,the fan compressor controll module,both ambient temp sensors the pressure switch,recovered evacuated and recharged with exact charge r134 .system apears to be a simple system but now i know that with out s...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor operation VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
i have replaced with advice from knowledgable,v w tech,the fan compressor controll module,both ambient temp sensors the pressure switch,recovered evacuated and recharged with exact charge r134 .system apears to be a simple system but now i know that with out s...
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1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L temp gauge VIN: VC24545A12
Greetings all, Please help - have volvo 242dl wagon with inaccurate temp gauge reading - can drive vehicle for apporx . 4 minutes before temp gauge reads almost into the red of gauge - but infared temp gun shows 177 deg. at sensor while this occours . - vehicl...
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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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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L alignment VIN: YV1VS255XY
Hello Volvo techs. Have a 2000 Volvo S40 here that came in with a pull to the left. We did an alignment to it but still pulls left. We realigned the car making it pull harder to the right. .3 deg camber to the right and .3 deg caster pulling to the right. Now ...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D5W
3 replies, 1 had seen the wastegate flap gone on a similar year/make/model, his didn't have smashed spark plugs, new turbo fixed it. Another alluded to plug damage caused by timing belt/update tensioner issues. T belt feels a little loose to my fingers, but in... Trouble codes: P0118, P0300, P0301, P0304.
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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Turn Signals VIN: WBAFH8409G
thanks to all who answered, the flasher unit is an electronic type located underneath the lower steering column cover. Two folks suggested i check the hazard switch first, which i did. The problem was cured by a new flasher unit.
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6322V
Well, sorry for the delay but the customer needed the vehicle back. I had good oil pressure to the VANOS unit, which was new and several attempts installing it later customer decided to take it to dealer. Had two other head jobs with same M50 engine and had ab...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L ASC Light on VIN: WBACH710XO
Hi everyone, Not much to report on this one unfortunately, I had a few replies mostly reporting faults with a cable connecting to the throttle body. This didnt apply to this case however. The customer took the car away saying he was taking it to the dealer. ...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6320W
Thanks for all your replies. I went over this engine and was only able to ID a single cam sensor on the front of the passenger side cylinder head. I scoped the sensor at it's connector and couldnt get it to show me anything drastic buy I did notice a spot on s... Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor ckt).
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L pump VIN: WBAAM3338Y
It's fixed.New power steering pump and reservoir fix the problem.Thank to 5 responses,Maurice from Kansas,William from Penn.,Eric from Calf.,Stephen [...] N.Carolina.Wish you all the very best.
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Starting
The problem was a faulty door switch for the central locking.Jim at Atlantic British helped me to figure this out.I received at lot of help fast with a few others saying it could have a bad door switch.Thanks guys!The truck has 3 switches in the door. one for ...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGA31J1X
thanks for all the help. had 21 replies. 90% was air mass meter. air mass meter was only part of the problem also replaced ecu. car ran great. installed old air mass meter with new ecu and car fell on its face. had to replace both. what came first chicken or t... Trouble codes: P1128 (long term trim bank 1), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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