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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Safety VIN: WBABF3327R
I have a 1994 BMW 325is with an SRS light on. Upon scanning and retrieving codes, it was found that the Air Bag Control Module has an internal failure. My question is, can a used Air Bag Control Module, from another E36 325is be installed in this car? I have...
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324S
Need help from the bmw techs.This car refuses to leave. Towed in with a burned cop coil. posted this car a few weks ago and got good help. The ecm or dme was cooked. Found no leaks of water in the ducts as people sugested.Checked all powers and grounds and wir...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01CXY
We're seeing more 3.0 liter S-Types with trans problems. I have a couple of questions. I've got one in now that feels like it is misfiring under load. If one is traveling on an upgrade at approx 50-55 mph at approx 1500-1700 rpm and one slightly dips into the ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine won't shut off VIN: WDBCA37D3F
Hello Mercedes Techs The engine will not shut off with the lights on. Found that dimming the dash reostat eliminates the problem. Removed cluster thinking the problem was there but it wasn't. Schematic from Mitchell is poor but shows wire going to radio and e...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
The engine starts and runs in the start position, but dies when key returns to run position. The ignition switch tests good. We get no fault codes in generic setting on Snapon 2500 scanner. The MIL is NOT set. The intake system is OK. A smoke machine test show... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow malfunction), P0135 (O2 Heater bank 1 Sensor 1)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F81
Good Morning, This big Mercedes is being a difficult fix. The customer brougt me this car for service, tires and a complaint that "it won't go over 120mph." MIL was on so the first thing I did was clear all the missfire codes and take it for a road test to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0310, P0307, P0309, P0312
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2001 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L oil service VIN: SCALA61E31
I need to know if any one can tell me how to reset the oil service light on this rolls royce
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L tsas VIN: YS3DO75BIV
HI all! This convertable came in with top in-op. Tech 2 will not communicate with system for more than a couple of seconds. With repeated trys the system says there are no faults. the values of the potentiometers cannot be tested / adjusted by tech2 as it will...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DD58H1Y
Need some help. We replaced the engine in the SAAB with a used engine out of a manual car. We did not see any anything different with the long block on these two engines. The engine start and runs fine but the trans does not work. We found there is no oil pres...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWFA81H2T
This is what we have found: No injector pulse, no spark It has a new distributor w/ cam sensor, new coil With in key in run position, we jump starter and get injector pulse, but no spark I have 12volts between terminals 1 & 3 at coil with key in run position, ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug light VIN: 3VWRF81H6X
check engine kight comes on and scan shows code 01050 but no defects shows up on testing. problem is intermittant and does not reoccur immediately.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Rt Rear Window VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Hello again fellow Techs, This vehicle came with a rt rear window that would not roll up. We found the window would operate normally from rt rear door switch. It would only roll down, not up from the drivers side switch unless we held the drivers side switch d...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Interior VIN: WVWRH63B43
This really WAS supposed to be today's "5 minute job". Customer dropped off this '03 Passat, without appointment, for L/headlamp element and "oh yeah, while the car is here the rear lighter (power outlet) on the back of the center console isn't working - proba...
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1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: YV1FA8841K
This car came in with a no 3-4 upshift problem.The tranny was overhauled cuase clutches were burnt.Drums tested,aire pressure tested.But still no 3-4 up shift.Changed valvebody and still no 3-4 upshift.Solenoid and electrical circuit OK.
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L transmission VIN: YV1TS90D6Y
the customer complained of a shutter under hard acceleration between 35 and 40 mph. we replaced the trans 9 months ago for this problem. about a month ago he said the new trans started doing the same thing. we suspect this is normal for this trans but would li...
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L shifting VIN: WAUKE5444L
thanks to all who replied. the general consunus was the seals are hard and not working properly. one reply mentioned the computer may have a problem. i opted to remove the tran and send out to the tran shop because of the milage and years of service. i know th...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Speedometer & Tachometer VIN: TRUWT28N61
I was not clear on how to close out a help request, so I put my comments and lessons learned as a 4th response to my original post. Please review the lessons we learned from this problem and perhaps others can benefit. Thanks to all who posted and attempted to...
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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE0301K
well we woke up this morning read some of the replies and had another look at this thing and was able to figure it out.by running without fluid in the transfer case the cust burnt out the viscous coupling for any power to get to the rear wheels and from drivin...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Forward Gears VIN: WBAGF8820V
the customer had the car towed to a local tranny shop, so I have no real info about his car, However,, I learned alot from replies 1. now way did replacing the cam position cause the tranny failure other than the fact that the engine was now capable of designe...
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2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03421
Okay this car if fixed now, I got 4 replies on this one. One response was send it to the dealer, not an option, I don't like to send my customers somewhere else. Another said to check for current flow. A good suggestion, I also disconnected the leads to the e-... Trouble codes: 42 (Bank 1 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit), 46 (Bank 2 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit).
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744T
Thanks to all who responded..After checking the grounds and also disconnecting the battery terminals and putting them together problem was still there...Swapped ecm's with another vehicle and was able to reset light and vehicle still running great thanks again...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Engine block VIN: WDBEA30E9N
J-B for me! After gaining the knowledgeable insight of fellow techs and discussing the options with the owner, it was decided to epoxy in the voids, sand flush, and reassemble. The owner had remarked that when the vehicle was purchased 3 yrs. ago, that it had ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEB31EXS
Good morning techs everywhere.I want to thank the 4 people who took the time to answer my request.The problem is a combination of low compression and a stretched timing chain.the customer has decided to wait for a while.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L oil,temp lamp. temp,fuel gauge, and tach VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
thanks again to everyone who replied; i guess the instrument cluster is a common problem. i disassembled it and check all solder connections with a magnifying glass a could not find any problems, i replaced the cluster and it fixed everything. this was my firs...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L tachometer VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
Sorry for the delay,but we still havent repaired this car ,information for this car isnt the best. I am going to recommend that the customer take this car to the dealer.I will post anything that i find out about this repair.Thanks
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2000 Volkswagen BORA 2.3L flywheel VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ1
Fellow techs, I received the 5 replies 4 the same which were 60 Nm + 90(1/4 turn) many thanks to all who responded
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