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1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SASHL1947L
no power when giving throttle no engine light on checked timing, crank, cam, dist., are dead on engine compression is ok, fuel pump pressure 38psi has new fuel filter , plugs and wires, fuel injection system has been pressure cleaned tried adjusting air flow s...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA3OD5K
Alright guys and gals, I've got one that just won't stay away. It's a simple KE system. This car has had a long history of stalling. It is occurring on decel after a period of steady cruising speed. As the rpm drops the control unit is evidently not recognizin...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L right front door VIN: WDBGA43E7R
The pneumatic door closer system will function all the doors normally except the right front. Found if I disconnect the electrical connector from the CA pump in the trunk the right front door closer will function 3 times and then quit again until the connector...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L cruise control VIN: WDC1631132
This ML has no cruise control but speed limiter works OK, Have code 1040 in AAM and 1041 in Ex AAM, all other systems seem to work OK. Has anyone struck this before? Seems to point to a Can data problem, Thanks in advance
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2999T
Porsche experienced colleagues, this 1996 C4S repeatedly sets the faults mentioned above. It has no performance issues. Freeze frame data shows the short term fuel trim of bank 1 to be -7.84% and the long term is 5.34% when the misfire occurs. The short term f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfires), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (Misfire cly.3)
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L rear side windows VIN: WP0CA29912
I wish to thank everyone in advance for any help or guidance that can be given to help me diagnose and repair this car. This Porsche has a convertible top, the rear side windows are stuck in the down position and will not come up. I have inspected all the fus...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L acc fans VIN: YS3DF78K33
Vehicle has come in with the ACC Heater/AC fans on at all times, even with key off and out of ignition. On board diagnostics of ACC system show code 22 which i believe is just diagnostic mode. Could it be the fan resistor? If so, where is it? Thanks in advance...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L fiilling the tank VIN: 9BWGT21J51
when filling the fuel tank the gas pump keeps clicking off. the dealer recommended renewing the tank ass. i did, same problem, i cannot find anything wrong with any of the other components on the tank. if i am over looking something or missing something please...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILW55A4X
need some help, vehicle came in with mil on had code po135 tested and replaced faulty o2 sen. cleared codes road test mil back on code po136 tested o2 showed ok volvo dealer said should change anyways. replaced o2 cleared code road test mil back on same po136 ... Trouble codes: 136 (post o2 sensor signal fault)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Morning everone, This shiftless Benz is out there wasting money again! I got several replies concerning the transmission recognition switch. I replaced the transmission conduit, and serviced it for good measure, cleaned the fluid from the harness and still no ...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L clutch pedal VIN: WPOAA0943G
Thanks for all the great replys, I reverse bled thru the slave cyl with a oil can filled with brake fluid and the pedal sticks no more... thanks Steve
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B3T
Thanks to everyone who replied. 12 replies and all correct. We replaced the ignition switch after monitoring voltages and seing the +15 ckt loose voltage. The car is back in service and eveyone is happy.I have seen a few of these switches fail but normally I s...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L secondary air VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
Thanks to all who replied. I checked the pump for water and did not find any. Vac hoses were also good. Sec air injection solenoid valve was not letting vac return into the system. Replaced valve and vehicle had no problems. Thanks again, Jason White
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3VWRF81H9X
Thank you all for the great feedback. Almost everyone had the same advise. Checked intake manifold, the build-up was so bad, the intake passage was smaller than a dime. Followed test steps advised by David in So. Cal and Ed from New Hampshire. Per Byron from O... Trouble codes: P1550.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63BOX
First of all, thank you for the replies, the majority of them MAF sensor, which I knew wasn't the problem due to the fact that I have never seen a bad one cause the problem that this car was having. The only thing that I have seen a bad MAF cause is a MIL with...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Thanks to all who replied to this post. We sent the customer to the dealer for a catalyst replacement. the dealer replaced the catalytic converter under warranty. Problem solved! I appreciate all of the replies. IATN is the greatest resource since the invent o... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst problem bank 1).
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9612S
well most said the coolent temp. sensor behine the head was the prolbem & you were right = replaced the sensor & all is well, mitchell on demand said its in the heater core & thats why we could not find it. thanks to all that replyed,,,. keith Trouble codes: 123 (coolent temp sensor), 223 (iac valve).
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