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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBACB131XP
Hello out there! I need help.I have a BMW nightmare. Problem occurs very intermitently.Engine will sometimes stall and then restart.Seems like it has retard timing.Other times it will idle nice then if you accelerate will run like it is misfiring and at that t...
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2993Y
Hello porsche techs. This car came in with leaky cam covers. I removed covers to reseal them and noticed that there is a lot of oil sludge from not changing oil. I reinstaled covers, but now the engine is blowing out the new seal on the back of the left upper ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher 2.3L starter VIN: YS3ED55E9Y
Hey SAAB TECHS.I have an erratic starter operation.Like something pulsing the starter solenoid.Only this is what's happening.All inputs to to starter relay good except the one from the TWICE module.The ground from the TWICE module is pulsing every one to two s...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L fog lights VIN: YS3FH46Y04
Saab techs, This is a simple one, but I can't get the fog lights out of their enclosure. Water got into the lense assembly. I've removed the splash guard and the wiring harnesses and the two nuts at the back of the light assembly. I don't want to force it out...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Random chirping, funky operation VIN: 3VWDC21VXY
This cabrio came in with the complaint of the alarm horn chirping and the dome light coming on and off with no outside input. When I started on the vehicle it wasn't happening, so I checked for obvious problems in the door wiring harnesses-all look good, no br...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Vehicle has code P1128 again, without any symptoms. Scan test shows O2 working well. If you clear the code it is back in a couple of days. Customer does not notice running problems when the MIL comes on. VW claimed O2 was a problem item and it was very inexpen... Trouble codes: P1128
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L seal VIN: YV1AA8849M
THE SEAL ABOVE THE WATER PUMP DETERIORATES AND CRACKS AT A RAPID RATE, APPROXIMATELY 4 TO 6 MONTHS. WE HAVE REPLACED MANY WATER PUMPS ON THIS PARTICULAR MODEL AND SERVICE MANY, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM CONTINUE TO REOCCUR AS OFTEN AS IT HAS. I KEEP P...
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1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, No injector Pulse VIN: YV1JW8319R
I have an intermittent no start on a 94 Volvo. I have narrowed it down to no injectors pulse. The radio interference suppression relay is not being completely grounded by the computer. The relay will make a growling noise when the vehicle will not start. If I ...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L srs VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Car came in with SRS light on. We checked using the VADIS system which recorded a fault in the passanger side impact sensor. Replaced the sensor with a new part from Volvo and attempted to reset control unit. Fault still reoccurs. This is the impact sensor on ...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L long crank VIN: YV1VS2552Y
I have a 2000 S40 that has a long crank time when cold. When it does start it runs fine. It is a returnless fuel system. When you hit the key the pressure raises right up to 59 psi and only drops down to 52 psi when sitting. I checked at fuel rail and back at ...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thanks to all who took time to respond! It was as simple as removing radio and replacing fuse. This made radio operational and gave us scanner communication. Abs code was for wheel speed which has not returned and we cleaned maf sensor. Lean code has not retur...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition lock and cylinder VIN: WBACD4325V
Thanks for all the info. Had to drill out old L/S. New housing came without internal rack MISSING. Got the good part in. Job done.
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1070441201
Thanks for the help on this one guys.I replaced the coolant temp sensor. there was a 400 ohm difference cold between the old and the new sensor. after replacing the sensor the engine flooded and wouldn't restart at all until after replacement of plugs and rese...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L head VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Thanks for all the help.It was very hard to understand from the replies without seeing it in a picture. Even some pictures in manuals it is still very hard to find the cam marks. They actually do not have actual cam marks to line up the cams. I even subscribe ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L power seats VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
I felt the best way to approach this problem was to first get the new modules coded. Luckily enough a simmple recode was all the car needed. Took it to the dealer and had this done, now all is good. The service advisor told me that he has seen these modules do...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOZZZ91ZE
Thanks for all replies.This car seemed strange in that I had to replace the rpm sensor in order to repair the no spark complaint but still had a no start problem.After checking all information & suggestion I recieved I went back & re-checked twice and ended up...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA9M8YM
Thanks to all 13 who replied with the info.P1255 cts short to ground and P1296 Cooling system malfuntion or cts short to B+ depending on the source.A scan of datastream showed no malfunction at the time of testing.No corrosion was evident at the connector.Howe... Trouble codes: P1255 (Mfr. controlled fuel), P1296 (Mfr. controlled fuel).
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Auto Transmission VIN: YV1TS90D3X
Sorry for the delayed post and thanks to those who offered help. Unfortunately, we replaced the S2 solenoid against the advice of 3 of you who said complete replacement of trans. is the only way to fix...only 1 person, Cotta, had successfully repaired this pro...
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