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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Multi-Function Switch VIN: WAUKE5444L
This Audi came in on the hook and would not move. Found gears in transfer case stripped. We replaced the entire unit with a used transmission/transfer case out of a known good vehicle.When vehicle was all put back together the shift indicator on the dash would...
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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Rack VIN: WBACA5311N
I know Bmw that well but should have been simple Job. Where is a groning noise in the rack. Ive disconected the columb and tie rods. Is there anything I can do short of replacing it?
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Trans light on VIN: WBADM6348Y
This flood car has the trans light on with a code 19 that returns as soon as its cleared. I am afraid to drive it until I can check it out. Bentley lists the code as a shiflock solenoid problem, with code 19 covering the following; p1761 shiftlock solenoid p...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L auto trans. VIN: WBAET37452
hi all,car came in customer said car was in an accident and repaired.trans pan was replaced but trans has faults and is in limp home mode.we pulled faults found code 01.presure actuator 1,fault 16.solenoid valve 1 both faults will not clear.pulled trans pan to...
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1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L click noise VIN: SAJKY1746M
Hi guys I have this Jag here thatís making a clicking sound somewhere from instrument cluster area, this click would take every 30 sec to 1 minute time range to click and it keeps on doing while ignition is on or while car is running. I was looking for any lig...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L cranking VIN: SAJHX1740S
Hello Jag specialists We have a Jag that will not crank, I can jumper stater inhibit relay from bcm will start and run. The ign sw is grounding proper wire at bcm, I can take the bcm out and jumper ign circuit to relay and car will start and run from ign sw. ...
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1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDX2284S
i am trying to access the computer for codes. i am unable to find a means of entering the system to read the codes. i am also unable to find the aldl. any and all help would be appreciate.
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L no heat driver side VIN: SALPV1544Y
the owner of this vehicle called to see if i was willing to "try and fix it". the driver side climate control will not switch to warm air i took a quick look at it today and was not able to find alot of info in my mitchell on demand the display is showing a sy...
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2001 Renault megane 1.4L engine starting VIN: VF1DA0D052
hi, on this renault, it starts then cuts out. i have read the fault codes and found the fault: save data lost. anyone know what this means?? thank you John [...]
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1980 Triumph TR7 2.0L cylinder head VIN: TPLDJ8T204
I just hope someone out there has a crafty solution. ..This 1998cc OHC engine has 5 head bolts on the lower half of the cyl' head and 5 slotted studs on the upper half. Presumably the slots in the end of the studs are so's they can be easily removed, yeh, righ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M81
hello all and thanx in advance for the help. this is actually my neighbors car,the engine light is on with a code p1152/ manufacturer controlled air/fuel? I have NO service info on this vehicle thru our mitchell system.I have checked the basics ie- o2 sensor l... Trouble codes: P1152 (Manufacturer controlled air/fuel)
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L no mil light VIN: YV1LS5545T
I've got this volvo that won't go through im240 test because it failed the bulb test. I have communication and data stream, have checked all fuses but alldata has very vague information on how to proceed. I did notice the ecu was replaced in 1998 according to ... Trouble codes: P0455
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Ignition key VIN: YV1LW5543V
The car left after a successful repair of AIR system. I got a call 30 min. later with the customer saying her ignition key was as hot as a frying pan. "I'd need a potholder to touch the metal part of the key." She got out of the car and smelled "heat" form t...
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1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADB240XG
Thanks for the help with this one. It was the injection pump. The pump shop used the wrong test nozzles when setting the pump and it caused the pump to run to high. sent pump back to shop and now it runs great with no leaks.
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L electronic level contro VIN: WBADR633XX
Got this one fixed yesterday, put a new ignition switch in, which fixed the code on terminal R. The old control unit gave me always 10 fault codes, like power supply terminal 30, both rear height sensors, solenoids etc. Run all the test modules and all checked...
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2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L oil pump VIN: WBSCK9343Y
Thanks to all for the quick support. I really appreciate your help. Just about everyone agrees it's time for a new motor. The nut that retains the sprocket on the oil pump doesn't tolerate any rapid deceleration or turning backwards. Most replied to prep the n...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAAM3337Y
thx again for all the replies, special thx to james from colorado. The problem is solved by replacing the signal switch. (low to high beam switch). thx for all your help!!
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L front brakes VIN: SALJY1246T
Group thanks for all the great replies.We tested and checked everything we could think of.We adjusted all the abs sensors per recommendations and bled all 4 wheel to check for air:we found no pressure coming out of the front bleed screws and went back to the m...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SALJY124XW
Hi there, IATN has come through again. Several people suggested looking at the vehicle speed sensor signal because they are known to read twice as high as the actual vehicle speed intermittently and cause the computer to cut half the injectors to slow you do...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: CA33A7CB02
Wow! what a response!!! Makes me feel like I am the only one who dosn't work on Mercedez. I really want to thank all the people who responded, you were all right on the money. I did try the adjustment with a small hammer and a punch. I tapped the plug ever so ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L ignition timing VIN: WDBCA39E6M
another car same year/model came in today, timing dead on 12 w/vacuum hooked up. i a going to assume this is correct like i thought. thanks to the 3 who replied quickly with all the same info.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window lifting VIN: WDBJF65H4X
thanks to throse who replied. I took the car to the dealer, had them recoded the window system, the windows are working fine now.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, EBS lamp on
Huge thanks to Rafael! We all initially thought VSS, but after disconnecting the battery, letting the power bottom drop out, vehicle ran much better, but not perfect. Last night at 9:30, the MIL came on, with MAFS codes. Replace MAFS this morning, and it's all...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Sorry for the delay on this one, i just wanted to be sure it was fixed. the problem was the mass air sensor. the signal would not go any higher than about 3.5 volts even at wide open throttle. i guess that would explain the long term fuel trim rich limit codes... Trouble codes: 1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation enrichment limit bank 1), 1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation enricment limit bank 2).
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1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L light VIN: YS3AK75E7N
Thanks for all the great help. Figured it was an accumulator, but it's always nice to have your diagnosis verified before selling a job. Got a used accumulator for $30 and with ten minutes labor the car was fixed. Always nice to put all of our sick saab brains...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L wARNING lIGHT VIN: YS3FH49Y84
Afternoon Gentlemen, Well the Sabb hasnt returned, talked with the super on this and they are doing other things with the car at this time. He assures me that he will get it to me as they finish there experiments( might get something else to play with :-) ) I ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M81
We looked at over this vehicle again, and decided to replace fuel pump relay (This relay also control other devices, which may trigger other codes if failed) and Ted [...] also suggested. Cleared fault code and run basic setting. Test drove the car for two days... Trouble codes: P1143 (Load calculation cross check).
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1998 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NK5374W
hi all i finally got veh back to finish job none of the replys helped i had already done all that i was looking for something more bizaar anyway fix was ecm i took it over to dealer where my buddy works and we put it on his vadis but it showed same code as min... Trouble codes: 231 (longterm fueltrim part load).
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