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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Interior lights VIN: WBAGF8325W
This beast is blowing the #6 fuse for the interior lights. Unable to find a wiring diagram. If anyone has a wiring diagram or other information it would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L front brakes VIN: SALJY1246T
Group I need some help on this vehicle. I will start from the beginning and maybe something will help to solve the problem. The vehicle came in with a service engine light,power steering leak and a exhaust leak: replaced gearbox with part from dealer as well a...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L defrost vent VIN: WDBDA29D0N
AC came in inoperative, from local car dealer. I checked for power to the AC compressor and found that power would be there for about one second and then disappear. I looked at the compressor clutch assembly and found that the front clutch plate was gapped abo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, EBS lamp on
Greetings: This ML will hesitate on take off whether hot or cold. 50% of the time, the traction control lamp will illuminate, leaving no throttle response. Vehicle will continue to go about 5 MPH. We did replace the brake pads and rotors yesterday. We had it ...
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1975 Porsche 914 1.8L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4752904166
The subject is a 75 914 with L jetronic fuel system. The car starts all right cold, idles ok but any speed above idle it runs rich. I have checked fuel pressure, 31psi. Checked operation of cold start valve. Checked cold start valve for leaks, checked secondar...
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1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L light VIN: YS3AK75E7N
ABS light and Brake fluid light come on every time you step on the brake pedal. The pedal feels a little funky as well. I have checked the fuses and relays- all ok. The pump runs every time the pedal is pressed. If the pump is coming on and off, I would think ...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low Boost VIN: YS3DD55HY2
Hi there, We have this 2000 9-3 that came in with a check engine light on. The dealer replaced the turbo withtin the last few months, and the light has come on since then. The code we pulled from it is P0171 (LTFT multiplicative too lean) There are a couple o... Trouble codes: P0170 (Long Term Fuel Trim Multiplicative Max Value Too Lean)
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Hard Cold Start VIN: WVWGG83A8T
We have a difficult problem with this one...extremely hard to start cold. ECT/Fuel Temp/IAT are in specs. Wiring to ECU is good, no shorts to ground, or high resistsnce from sensor connection to ECU. The 5V reference is present at the sensor, and sensor ground...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5719R
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I have this 850 Turbo towed in with no start. It cranks but has no spark or injector drive. Alldata is confusing at best on this one. I see posts in the archives for crank position sensors and cam...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A7X
customer went to local auto parts store and had code read,they sold him two bosch univ. o2 sensors,cust.installed himself,came to us to say ck engine light still on, we checked install. on o2, they were improperly wired( cust had used electrical wire nuts,o2 r... Trouble codes: P0136
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo VIN: WAUCB28D6X
We only got a few replies on this one, but quality is better than quantity. A couple of people suggested trying an air mass meter, which is a common failure on these cars, especially when you have a long term fuel trim code. We replaced that and a vent hose fo...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L caliper VIN: WBAGB4316J
Owner took the vehicle back without fixing it. I assumed he is trying to get parts off the internet at a cheeper price. Sorry I don't have any more info for all of you that gave me your time & help. If I can find out what the owner did I will reopen this post....
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8328W
thanks to all, the compressor was worn out and this is apparently a common problem. please feel free to view the replies. we installed an oe unit and all is well. thanks again.
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACH9345Y
This sensor is located under the intake manifold between runners 5 & 6. The manifold MUST be removed to even see it. Replacement cured the bad reading for coolant outlet temperature. First time took about 2.5 hours. Trouble codes: 227 (o2 adaptation limit bank 1), 228 (o2 adaptation limit bank 2).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G5W
When I saw that I had -13.5 in timing and adding +35 in fuel was not sure of the data, I had 17 replies and all were the same replace the mass air meter. I installed and cleared codes but couldn't reset trim values. After cold start smelled the cat full rich (... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L engine VIN: WPOABO916K
Thanks to all that replied. We have come to the conclusion that it is a tensioner spring that came out of the tensioners that failed about 2k ago according to the customer. Thanks to all this could have been a problem in the making but was not.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M7X
Fixed! Thanks to all those who replied. Michael from Wisconsin hit it dead on. Upon inspecting the GP relay, it appeared new. The contacts were clean which to me indicates the this issue was present before this customer aquired the car. I ran through the basic... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug circuit malfunction).
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L throttle VIN: WVWLH63B31
Well this has been fun. NOT! Turns out the elderly customer decided to install padding under the carpet of which as soon as you touched got under the lower pedal and held it open. Thank you for all the replies. Chris
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1LS5503P
Thanks to all who replied.Do to the mixed reports I received on this job,I have decided to bail out on this car.I hate to do this,but I did'nt want to do an uneeded repair.Thanks again,Randy
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