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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, when warm VIN: WAUFD5443L
found engine starts and runs normally until shut off. Then engine will crank over but not start (when warm). found fuel pressure drops to zero within a few minutes. good spark at this time. found fuel supply at 90 psi when cranking but only 6 psi at injectors....
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WBABF3327R
Hello fellow techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1994 BMW 325is. The cruise control system on this vehicle recently stopped functioning. I have removed the Cruise Control Module from behind the glove box, and have tested the cruise control switch a...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L mil VIN: WBABK8321T
(my name is Jeff Im one of Tims' techs)this car came in with ABS and ASC lights on. pulled codes with AST(assenmacher retriver). had several codes related to ABS sys replaced both ABS relays in relay box and all codes but one cleared. The code that still remai...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L evaporator case
I am replacing my first x5 evaporator. I am down to removing the evaporator case and cannot find where it is attached to the firewall. I have looked on the inside and under the hood, but find nothing attaching it, but it is obviously fastened to the firewall s...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs box VIN: SALTY1540Y
swap out slabs box, same prob, and same low voltage signal at abs pump relay coil signal wire. need cheap way to test codes and clear codes on these land rovers please help thanks in advance,
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
This car is a euro model 500 sl very low miles. Does anyone know how to tell when this car goes into closed loop. It failed Nox because the o2 will not switch. the car runs perfectly. new wires motor vac heated o2 sensor and cat (which was clogged when car arr...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBFA67E3P
Greetings, This is mostly for you Mercedes techs. This is my uncles car which I have serviced many times and never had this problem. All I did yesterday was an LOF, pulled the air cleaner top off to inspect the air filters, and pulled 2 plugs on the left ban...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA76E3P
Right bank shuts off intermittantly. the only code that returns consistantly is 07 in D.M. snapping the throttle while the car is in park will sometimes cause the right bank to turn on and run normally until the right bank shuts off. The engine has an erratic ... Trouble codes: 007 (ignition system DI1)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB4A28EXR
I would like to thank you all in advance for any help. Had this car come in the other day with a check engine light on. Checked for codes with Carsoft diagnosys software and found no codes in the HFM module showed "status OK", then checked in the LH module and...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, this MB came in stuck in first, it has reverse but no upshift, it goes into gear hard and engine brakes when you let off trying to accelerate. The owner said his kid kicked the shifter into first on the high way but it still worked after that, the next ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
Mercedes techs, have this SL here where the starter will not operate properly. When you put the key in start position it clicks like having a weak battery. The battery is good; there is no significant voltage drop from battery to engine. We noticed that pin 50...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2956H
I need some help from 944 specialists out there: this 944 turbo was using coolant (no external leaks,no steam comig out the exhaust), I was filling up the reservoir every two days, but the oil was clean. then after a month started to mix oil and coolant; the ...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L transaxle clutch VIN: WPOCB2984Y
Dear porsche friends, this Boxster S (M96:21) with 6 speed manual transmission (G86:20-100)makes a rattling sound coming from the transaxle, while at idle. With clutch depressed noise is gone, therefore the noise is caused for sure by the transaxle or clutch ...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L wipers VIN: 3VWAK01H7T
Greetings fellow techs.The wipers on this car seem to have a mind of their own.They turn on all by themselves at random.Of course this only happens while driving or with the key on.I took the car home for lunch today and everything was normal on the way home.W...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 2VWCA21C1Y
This VW isn't charging. I'd like to verify the cause but all I'm finding in Mitchel is instructions to check for charging with a vat-40. Looking at the wiring diagram for the charging system, it apears the ECM has some control or at least an input from the alt...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cem VIN: YV1TS97DXX
Car came in late last night. Windows, central lock, sunroof are all inoperative. Radio display not displayed but radio is working. Turn signals, windshield squirters all inoperative. Brake failure warning message and SRS failure message displayed. Power seat a...
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L audi delta VIN: WAUJC84A8V
A few techs hit on the answer on this- The radio code of '1000' was the default code. I disconnected the battery, traced the battery drain to the glove box light, and then connected the battery back up, and still had full use of the radio. I was sure glad th...
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAGD432XK
I informed the customer that it would require partial disassembly of the engine for further diagnostics and he declined. This car also has a transmission that is on its way out, so he figured it would be best to unload.it. Thank you for all the replies. Steve
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L left front outer cv VIN: WBAFB33581
thanks for all your replies: after removal of the outer cv-joint it was clear the 'c' clip got pushed back and NEVER was in the grove at all. We ordered new C-clips and cleaned all the grease off. installed the cv-joint and made SURE the c-clip did not got pus...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply!!! We have fixed this one for good!!! The customer finally decided on a new motor. The deed was done, and it has been a week no problems(knock on wood). We did do a little disasm of the old motor and we...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Transmission VIN: EA2608KA99
As many had suggested,we replaced transmission pan with a new unit from Mercedes,and this solved the problem. Many techs pointed out other ares prone to leakage which may appear to be the pan.Some pointed out that RTV could be used,but most agreed that would n...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF65F8W
Thanks to all 12 members who replied. The answer was the reference sensor. A very common problem on E320s. I also sold the customer an Air mass sensor to correct the high LTFT. Once again thanks to all who replied (very quickly i might add).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
I received several replies that the code was #4 glow plug circut. The customer opted to repair it himself since he has the tool to install them and 3 more glow plugs at home. The most usefull info that I got was from Louie Nelson. He told me about a very usefu... Trouble codes: P0674 (Unknown code).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D5X
This car is fixed. Installed a new MAF sensor two weeks ago. Just talked to the customer and he reported the ck engine light is off and he passed the smog test. Didn't get any help with the proper way to test the LAF oxy sensor using a lab scope so i realy don... Trouble codes: P0134 (oxy sensor circuit bank 1 sensor 1 no activity detected).
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Remote control VIN: YV1TS90D51
Thanks to all who offered help, esp. Jim in CA, John in TENN, Larry with Specialized Auto, and Bruce Cox. We're actually pretty embarrassed about the fact that where we made our mistake was to 'delete all remotes' instead of 'add' a new remote. Each remote has...
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