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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8315J
Vehicle goes into EML/limp mode whenever it is accelerated briskly. It will do this sitting still or moving. I can turn off, let system reset and drive as long as I do not try to accelerate. I can slowly take it up to 100 and it feels quite strong. I can do th...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Flex plate? VIN: WBAGF8324V
Vehicle has a clanging sound when starting up and also when idling when warmed up.It sounds just as if there were a crack in the flex plate. We took the transmission out thinking the flex plate was cracked but flywheel and flex plate look good. The only thing ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L transmision or diferential VIN: 3AVEV39253
this beemer was left without running for 6 months. they start using and the customer felt like is the abs was working on the rear wheels at certain speed and rpmīs (between 40 and 60 miles per hour and 2000 rpms) without stepping on the break pedal. so to star...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA28D6J
this car came in with a burned exhaust valve on cyl # 2. we removed the head changed the one valve and reseated all the other valves, new seals and we put it back together. the car started and ran good on idle, but it misfires under intial load, and when tryin...
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1952 MG TD .0L wiring VIN: 8734814673
Hi Guys I desperatly need a wiring diagram for this car, especially for the ignition system(key switch and coil). someone has done a wonderful job of rewiring with one color of wiring. If anyone can e-mail me one, I will surely post it for all to see. If you ...
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1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3CK58B3N
Have tried to flash check engine light for codes. My information says , koeo ground diagnostic terminal mil will flash remove ground and mil will flash codes. I think this may not be correct as I have not yet seen it work. I would like confirmation if this the...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L a/t m.i.l. VIN: YS3DF78N3V
Hello SAAB Techs - This 900 Turbo is giving us M.I.L.s but no codes are being stored. Intermittently, the "Check Gearbox" light comes on, followed by the "Check Engine" light. Both lights will stay on for a few seconds and then go off until the next time. Some...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
Need help from the Saab techs on this one. Vehicle stalled on highway doing 55-60mph.Checked for codes and these were found P0336,P0337,P0173,P1320. Tested the crank position sensor, had glitch in waveform pattern and at times, did not have one. Replaced the s... Trouble codes: P0173 (o2 signal), P1320 (undoummented), P0337 (crankshaft position sensor), P0336 (crankshaft position sensor lose of input)
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1959 Volkswagen bug 1.3L generator VIN: VW12101411
Hi I have a 59 vw bug that has a 12.volt system I have a two wire generator. when this car came to me the wires for the generator were melted the customer just pulled the wires out when he saw the smoke. I believe the generator is fron the early seventies. I h...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YU1FX8749J
I replaced a broken vacuum tee above the steering column. When I removed the knee bolster, a virtual jungle of wires was found that were part of a poorly installed alarm system and cell phone. Replacing the tee was impossible without disturbing this mess. The ...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L SRS light VIN: YV1TS94D21
With VADIS we have intermittent code SRS-00D6. VADIS gives two possible causes: 1) an open-circuit in the can cable or 2)a defective central electronic module. Help!
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: WAUGD28D5W
We finally were able to duplicate the problem on a consistent enough basis to diagnose it. All of the temperature sensors were drifting out of range and the only things they share are the processor and the ground. We were able to isolate the instrument cluster...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJGAED4A
Hi guys, i am closing this post without a definite fix. First a must thank all of you who took the time to reply. In particular Michael [...] who mention the problem with the wds and different discs to use and precaution to take for the programing of this ve... Trouble codes: 1242 (tps high output), 1229 (trotle circuit malfunction), PEC0S.
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1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CF68M9T
Sorry for the late post on this one but as is often the case, our customer hasn't brought the car back to us for further diagnostics and/or repair. We did recieve some good ideas from the group; on Saabs, it's important to use NGK plugs(BCPR6ES-11 or BCPR7ES-1... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap low flow), P0300 (random misfire).
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4T
Well the over all fix for this request is a burned out bulb. The MIL light sits between the 'battery' light and the 'Brake' light. To get to the light is faily easy. Remove both panels just on the sides of the cluster. The left side has two peices to pop off, ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRAB1H6X
Finally closed with a fix. Customer was on vacation for awhile, then brought back in to have us look at it again. Ended up testing all of the EVAP Systems again, ended up finding gas cap that was aftermarket doesn't work on this VW, put OEM gas cap on it and i... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
I wanted to say thanks to David [...] who is the only one to reply. Replied twice. Anyways, the vehicle left and never returned with the problem still occurring. We don't have a VAG tester and evidently it is very important in testing this condition. Thanks a...
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