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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Clutch Hydraulics VIN: WBABG1328T
Here goes. Car came in, clutch master leaking. Pressure line peeling, put master, slave, and pressure line on. Factory parts, new, factory fluid. All seems well. 5 month later, Customer comes in, clutch pedal to floor, no leaks, decided that it could be clutch...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Wipers VIN: 4USCH7326V
Hello everyone, I am having a problem with the wiper system on this 1997 Z3. They are Inop on any speed, but the washers work fine. I checked to see if the module was supplying power to the motor on pins 2,3,4. I had NO voltage input. The next step I did was t...
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9349Y
Hi all. I have this M5 that will set fault code P0441(232) intermittently. The vehicle is only driven once in awhile. (A weekend car.) I have used the Modic to run an evap self test and it passes. The fault has logged 3 times. I can hear the purge valve workin... Trouble codes: P0440
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Coolant type VIN: WBAFA53561
We replace the water pump back in July. Customer stated the engive over heated once. He called the local BMW dealer. They told him that if we used the standard green coolant, it ruined all of the seals and gaskets. They said that it requires ONLY, BMW blue. No...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
This car came to me after the dealership could not find any problems. Customer states that on occasion the battery is discharged. He also states that he noticed the radiator fan motor was running an hour after he shut off the car. I checked for draws. Customer...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No Start, Won't shut off. VIN: WDBEB28D0N
The fuel shut off arm on the injection pump is stiff at the shut off end. Servo will not move it enough to shut off with key, also will not move back to run position for restart. Runs and works ok if moved manually. I was hoping one of you diesel experts may h...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7P
this car will die if you try to give it gas normally.if you baby the throttle it will acelerate.possible fuel dist? any ideas will help. also, left turn signal comes on steday and stays on if when switch is off.restart car and it is off till you use t/s.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Low coolant lamp VIN: WDBHA22EOT
The low coolant light started coming on intermittently in this car and is now on all the time. The reservoir is not low on coolant and disconnecting the sensor does not make it go off. I even replaced the sensor even though I was pretty sure it wouldn't fix it...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOAB0964K
Hello group, This car came from another shop who told me the owner and a friend had removed the ignition distributors and replace the belt between the two distributors. The shop could not get the car to run without backfire in the intake. I have repaired many ... Trouble codes: 21 (Air Flow sensor)
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L poor turbo perform VIN: YS3DD55N4X
vehicle has 3/4 turbo boost on gauge when cold after driving 10 miles or more turbo only gets 1/4 boost at best. we tested boost pressure at 8psi. we dont have any specs for normal boost. it sure seems like were not getting enough boost. we also leak tested ai...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Before the extensive disassembly required to remove the air box on this vehicle, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this problem on the 9-5 Saab. We have done several 9-3 cars with air boxes that were sticking internally and had to be replac...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L srs VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
Hi, this car came back in today with code 01317-control module in dash panel insert J285 no communication,intermittent. Info has been hard to find on this code. I cleared the code and has not come back on today. When i hooked up the vagcom i got a warning stat...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5718S
Hello Volvo techs (and others): We have a high-mileage 95 Volvo 850 turbo that's kicking our arse. It came in with complaint of random running rough, setting check eng light snd upshift light flashing. It was true--all of the above. When it would act up here,... Trouble codes: 543 (misfire), 455 (and 555 misfire on 5), 542 (misfire), 155 (injector failure 5), 114 (break in mode selector circuit trans142), 142 (abs--brake switch circuit break)
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS960XV
Hello Everyone, We've Got A Problem With This Volvo. Car Won't Start, Has Good Injector Pulse But No Spark. Crank Sensor Tests Good. Replaced Cam Sensor With No Change. Wondering If Anyone Has Come Across This Problem, Or Has An Idea As To The Problem. Any Hel...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D5X
Need help from the "VOLVO TECHS". Thanks in advance. This volvo came in with code # P0134: oxy sensor bank 1 sensor 1, no activity detected. Installed new oxy sensor & cleaned the throttle body. The code returned after two drive cycles. Tried to back probe & t... Trouble codes: P0134 (oxy sensor circuit bank 1 sensor 1 no activity detected)
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX624XV
Thanks to all who replied, I'll try to summarize what I learned. One member said the voltage on pin #30 would fluctuate and should be measured in Hz. Another said to install a headlamp in place of the O2 sensor heater and see if it would. light up on a cold en... Trouble codes: 1188 (Both ft. [...] open or shorted to ground).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA28C5Y
thanks to all replies, steve from texas wrote take a look at the throttle butterfly these can gum up and cause this problem. I inspected and cleaned butterfly, A Jag tech also suggested same thing. So i felt confident and was ready to deliver car. And it would...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Thanks again for your time and help. I informed the customer that from the replies I recieved on IATN the problem was most likely in the sending unit but that we would test it after removing it. She would rather live with the gauge working as it is than spend ...
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