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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUFL54D9Y
Vehicle came in for overheating. We confirmed it was running hot thru the Snap on scanner (241 degrees and climbing) and infrared temperature on the intake where it meets the head was 244 degrees. The electric cooling fan comes on @ 230 degrees, but is not dro...
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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8316L
Car was a tow in . Complaint was car would not accelerate over 1000 rpm. On cylinders 7-12 I am getting a very weak or no injection signal,spark from coil is very strong, pull off a plug wire on 7-12 no change in the idle. The car is running only on 1-6 cylin...
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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L blower VIN: 38LBF09120
no blower speeds at all. everything else works.blue/black wire to the "sword" is dead also.have taken dash control apart; looks okay. blower relay o/k.if i put power to blue/black wire at sword i get high speed only.
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Unknown VIN: WBABE5320R
good morning guys i really need help im a honda mechanic,got my brothers bmw he said he park it and the next morning the clutch would not dissengage,read bulletings found many question about dual mass flywheels and i dont know what to do. the reason i can only...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Hve this 2000 323i, customer states at times when she has gotten off of the highway car starts to missfire, Road tested could not duplicate. looked up codes found p1478, cannot find any info on this code. Looked in the fix archives with no help, read somthing ...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8347Y
Getting more gray hairs on this one...This car came into the shop with a complaint of a signifcant shudder/shimmey at speeds varying from 28-30 mph or higher. Once it starts going it is violent & short lived 2-4 sec. Similar to a car that has a blown out front...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALPV1448W
I have this Range Rover with Continious misfire on cylinder number#3. I switched the wires at the ignition coil pack with cylinder number 2 (neiboring pair). It started to run on number 3, stop firing on number 2. So fix seems to be obviuos - faulty ignition c...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L blower/clutch VIN: 1070441205
I have this benz that a/c functions perfectly in defrost mode. But, In auto low or auto hi there is no blower operation nor a/c clutch engagement. I did install a new push button switch unit with no fix. I bought a haynes repair manual that gives me no help at...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBAB33C1F
Hello guys, this Mercedes's a/c clutch doesn't not engage. The compressor kicks on for a few seconds when first starting the vehicle after a couple of hours or in the mornings then it quits. I've replaced the compressor relay that is @ the fuse box(driver's si...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7P
Hello group we are having trouble with this 190e. The vehicle will lack power under heavy accleration. It is acting like the catlaytic converter has blockage but it does not. We noticed we always have code 12 for throttle switch which is located at throttle bo... Trouble codes: 12 (throttle valve switch)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WDBEA32E2R
Recently customer brought vehicle to our shop complaining that it was running rough. checked out overall ignition system and found nothing wrong. Decided to run compression test on engine and found that cylinder #6 had no compression. Introduced oil into cylin...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JGAB54EXW
Hello all, THANK YOU for your valuable time. This ML320 has been killing us, the complaint is no acceleration. This occurs after the vehicle is driven at rpm's reaching over 3800. After the vehicle is shut off the ecm resets and everything (aside from a very s... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0400
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AK46E3P
ok all you saab people i need help! this saab came in as a no start when it gets warm it shuts off. you lose spark and injector pulse. i have put a crank sensor, ignightor, and computer(in right side kick panel) and it still doesnt run.
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1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: YS3CL65M3P
Helo group, Looking for a fax or diagram to align the balance shaft's on this 9000 properly. We have it apart and cannot find the proper alignment marks for the balance shaft gears. There are 2 marks on the covers for each shaft, which one's are correct? A d...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L a/c comp VIN: 3VWSC81H1S
hello this a/c system is working ok for two minutes then comp. clutch and fans shut off let it cool down for and hour and runs perfect for another two minutes or so, system is charged at 30 ozs. bypased low and high switches ok,I think im down to the fan conro...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L alarm VIN: 3VWSA81H2V
CAR CAME IN WITH ALARM GOING OFF AT ALL TIMES . CYCLED SWITCH IN DRIVERS DOOR AND ALARM DEACTIVATED. ALARM REMAINS DEACTIVATED UNTILL CAR IS STARTED . AS SOON AS ENGINE STARTS THE RED LED ON DRIVERS DOOR GOES THROUGH ITS BLINK CYCLE 50 50 THEN 5% on 95% off no...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L 02 sensor clip stuck VIN: YV1L55A4X2
Help! I've gotten the correct new forward 02 sensor for this 1999 Volvo S-70. It is supposedly a 1999 S-70 Non-turbo with a 2.5 engine, not 2.4. Their is a Dealer supplied optional wiring harness which I have for the sensor that could not possibly work. The ha...
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1986 BMW 325 2.7L ac VIN: WBAAB5403G
hello all, sorry for the long delay in posting the fix. i received many helpful replies in trying to repair this car. most people had mentioned that the heater valve may have been the problem, i checked that and the valve was in proper working order. some othe...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322T
The right bank catalytic converter DID fix the problem. Car hasn't set any lights for 3 weeks. Thanks for your help! Trouble codes: 40 (CAT conversion cyl. 1-4 bank 1 rt. side.).
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L wiper VIN: WBADM6336X
Finally fixed, Sorry for the delay, I did inspect the 2 electrical relays in the E-box. I did replace them due to BMW bulliten. But problem turned out to be a general module. Ordered and installed new module, Had to take to be coded. All is good now, Thanks fo...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, CODE 1586 VIN: SAJDA01C9Y
Thanks to all who gave different ideas. What we ended up finding out from our local Dealer was the computer needed to be flashed. Unfortunately we do not have the capability of doing that so we had the vehicle towed to them. They flashed the computer and indic... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean), 1587 (throttle actuation control command redundancy malf.), 1586 (throttle actuation control module to pcm communication failure).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
thanks for the help. 4 of the 5 replies said these cars do have problems with coils. one said they will turn on the CEL. another said they've experienced the problem and no code was set. a dealer tech recomended replacing all 8 coils, which I may eventually ha...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L hard start cold VIN: WDBCA35D8H
Thanks to all who responded.We replaced the overload protection relay. The vehicle was returned to the customer (who talks to us nearly every day) and it now starts with no problem!
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Hi every body, well the car was supposed to came back the following monday, but it never did, they call a couple of days ago and said that the transmition lucked up,they took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer said that the trans locking up had something... Trouble codes: P0141, P0136, P0173, P0170.
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L cam pos. sensor VIN: YS3DD75N6X
Hi again, I recieved sevral posts about the 'cam position sensor' code on the SAAB. All related the code to a faulty ignition cassette and/or spark plugs. One reply from Anders [...] reffered to the code as relating to it as a 'virtual sensor'. I under...
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1122793062
We received a fantastic amount of information on this. Thank You!The customer has been switching back and forth between wanting to fix and then the next day not wanting to fix. So have been dealing with some time delays. This IS what we have found. The dump tu...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M81
good morning: boy i got lots of replies on this one, and all pointed to the glow plug harness and the glow plug conectins. one vw mechanic , which worked for me 20 years ago, called me . he now works for vw of america, ( will not mention any names). said to ... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug heater malfunction q6).
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: YV1LW5109T
This is my first post so please be kind:-) I checked the ground circuits at the fuse panel by the left rear engine compartement and underneath the dash. The wiring is good and sound. The connections and bolt points are good and tight. So after rechecking the...
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