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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Starting VIN: 4USCH9335X
Car was towed in with a no start problem. Customer said that they tried to pop start the car because they thought the battery was dead. After that the car would not start no matter what thety did. When the car came to me it had no injection signal or spark. D...
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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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1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBDA24C4I
Hi members, This car came in for AC service .It blows regular outside air.It has lack of freon and after recharged freon to the system,the compressor still did not energize the clutch. It has two pressure switch on the drier unit, one with red colour with two...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Engine VIN: WDBCB25D9H
Hallo. Need some machine shop specifications please. This Feb of 1987 300SDL ( 2996cc, OM603.961 ) arrived with a damaged engine due to oil pump being jammed with small bronze object. Still have not identified it's origins yet. My machinist needs the followi...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L won't run obdii mon VIN: WDBFA67F8T
Hi Group This SL has not run it's moniters since June. The continuous moniters will run but none of the non-continuous, catalyst,evap,secondary air, o2, o2 heater, moniters will run. It had a p0410 secondary air code in current codes but after I went into fun... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel pump VIN: 4JGAB54EJ1
Good evening fellow tech. I need to know if anyone has done a fuel pump on one of these mercedes. Looked at it breifly could not find any information on mitchels do you have to remove the gas tank or is there an acesss hole that you can get to it? Any informat...
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1988 Saab 900 2.0L No Start VIN: Y53A546D9J
Car is crank no start. Car seems to have 2 problems related to the fuel system. First the ecm will not ground the fuel pump relay. I understand that this is a common problem. Also when I ground the relay for the ecm the fuel pump runs but does not deliver any ...
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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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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L not sure VIN: 3VWSE29M3Y
this car cuts out when running at hi-way speed or at a stop or at idle.no ryme or reason starts up again no problem.intermitting problem but unsafe sometimes it will run with no power, like it is starving for fuel. changed filter. could not find water in gas....
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M81
Car originally came in for intermittent stalling, found high LTFT, Replaced Mass air meter (OEM). Picked up. Two weeks later, same complaint, found engine was misfiring (P0301). Replaced spark plugs and wires. Engine runs smooth and picked up. This week came b... Trouble codes: P1143 (Load calculation cross check)
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D4Y
mil lamp on-code p1332 vvt solenoid. replaced solenoid light still on. has anyone seen a common problem with these? thanks!!! CAR WAS DRIVEN APPROX. 800 MILES AFTER PREVIOUS REPAIRS SO I DON`T THINK IT WOULD BE RELATED. Trouble codes: P1332 (variable valve timing solenoid)
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Brake lights VIN: WBAFA53591
After a week when nothing went right, I paniced & overlooked the obvious. 3 brake lamps. 3 different problems. RR brake lamp had dirty contacts between the bulb socket & the circuit board. LR bul was burntout. Center assembly was disconnected during privious b...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBCA39D9H
This one is now running great. Thanks for the ten excellent replies! Two suggested an overvoltage protection relay. That was easy, so we tried it first with no improvement. Other suggestions included a fuel pressure regulator (already changed), a leaking or al...
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1989 Volvo 740 2.3L valves
Two factors preclude installing 8-valve head on this B234F block. First is a 'minor' difference in the nose of the crankshaft. The B234 crank is longer in front to accommodate the balence shaft sprocket. Second is the fact that the 16-valve's oil pump is locat...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Since I do not have a Volvo scan tool to actually activate the individual components in the EVAP system I took a 50-50 chance and replaced the canister shut-off valve. My only other option seems to be the tank pressure sensor... a real headache of a job and th... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap Vent Solenoid Problem), P0453 (Evap Pressure Sensor signal high).
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L crankcase vent. VIN: YV1SW61R21
tHIS CAR WAS ON ITS WAY BACK here FOR A NEW pcv TRAP BOX (WHICH MOST OF YOU SAID WOULD NEED REPLACED) WHEN THE OIL LIGHT STARTED FLASHING. wE CHECKED PRESSURE AND IT WAS MARGINAL, AT BEST. sO, THE CUSTOMER TRADED IT IN ON A hONDA--AS IS. fROM mAGNUS IN CALIF: ...
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