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1992 BMW 325is 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABF3312N
dear all tech i have this car run hot very hot when you wait at he stop sigh or rpm under 2800 rpm if you let it run above 2800 rpm car get cool i saw fan clutch kick in at that time at all time?? plz help thx( how does this fab clutch work the same with rhe o...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2246W
Car came in with rough idle, pulled plugs, black sooty, compression test 90,130,115,65,115,100,135,125. Added oil , all cyl.'s came up. Replaced plugs, changed oil and filter, cleaned orafice in left valve cover,cleaned throttle bore. Still have rough idle , o...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L message center VIN: SAJDO01DXY
hello All all the info I can get says that the coolent level sensor is in the expansion tank. But, there is no sensor in the coolent tank. Does enyone know where this sensor is? How could it say low coolent without a sensor? Thanks for the help Rick
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL48M4P
Saab techs Please Help! This car has made its way to my bay and I could sure use some input on this ETS system. This car came in in limp home mode with all These codes stored. after clearing codes and test driving code 675B0 , E7590, are stored. I find that co... Trouble codes: 675B0 (ECU Calibration broken off/ not performed), E7590 (safety system fault), 24291 (Speed signalsfrom gear box and ASR do not coincide), 24690 (speed signal corrupted), P0120
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21C21
CAR CAME IN COMPLAINING OF HESITATION AND OCCASIONAL STALL / FOUND P0102 IN COMPUTER / REPLACED MASS AIR SENSOR AND ROAD TESTED OK / CAME BACK A WEEK LATER WITH SAME COMPLAINT / P0102 HAD RETURNED / CHECK WIRING BETWEEN MASS AIR SENSOR AND ECU OK / REPLACED MA... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow circuit low input)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTD81H1X
Good afternoon to all. Have a jetta with no spark. The story begins last summer when car got hot it would quit we found that the crank sensor was bad and replaced it.The customer also said that when it rained car would hardly run.A water test gave us a light s... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWMA63B1X
Well another problem vw no windows,fuel release door inop.power is from fuse 38 fuse okay,goes to connector t101f in lower kick panel which has power to it. from here it runs to all 4 door control modules, declid motor and fuel door switch the big question is ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWSG69M71
This vehicle came in two weeks ago with a real bad hesitation and a terrible engine noise. The MAF was replaced and that solved the poor performance. Spark plugs were also replaced as the number one cylinder spark plug had a cracked ceramic. The engine noise (... Trouble codes: P0300 (general misfire), P0301 (cylinder misfire 1), P1142 (load calcuation cross check-lower limit exceeded)
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1988 BMW M5 3.5L transmission VIN: WBADK8305J
Well, I replaced the filter and found no debris in the pan, however, the fluid looked more like old engine oil than trans fluid, and changed the fluid. The customer said he didn't think there was any difference. I told him to drive it for a week or two and see...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Transmission forward gears VIN: WBAGD832RD
OK Folks this a a fix with a postcript. First, the fix was to replace the turbine sensor, thats the one that is situated in the middle of the valve body. Replaced it and boom! no more Trans Program lite and no more default in third gear. Also, let me say tha...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD532XV
Customer needed car, has not brought it back yet. I did get a chance to check the wires to see if the heater wires were placing voltage on the o2 wires, not the case. With koeo, there was 5vdc on the o2 wires from dme, sensor disconnected. With dme disconnecte... Trouble codes: 233 (catalyst inefficiency cylinders 1-3), 234 (catalyst inefficiency cylinders 4-6).
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, hi idle VIN: SAJKX6429W
Thanks for the help! Basically the code p1229 has to do with the throttle motor malfuction. Usually they fail shut and the car stalls. After checking with the customer this car did stall at times in addition to the high idle. First the vehicle had an open re... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle control sys RPM too hi), P1229 (throttle control ckt malfunction).
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L electric window VIN: WDBFA66E6L
After checking all the wiring from the console switches to the soft top module I determined that it had to be the moidule , I removed the module from the car and opened it up , it consisted of 2 printed cicuit boards with about 12 relays sandwiched between thw...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBJF20F4T
I was told that code was for glow plug problem. The glow plug light did act weird. It would come on all by itself at different times. I tested resistence of glow plugs and found one open. We changed them all, cleaned the intake tract while it was off and put i... Trouble codes: P0380.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 01V transaxle VIN: WVWMA63B2X
basically all the replies said that DexIII is not the recommended fluid. some said it shouldn't be used. i called the service rep who had talked to the customer and he lied to me three times in as many minutes: first, he claimed that the vehicle was brought in...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out
Thanks to all that helped:About those bubbles in the fuel line.Most tecks said not to worry,see them all the time.OK so I changed the ECM power relay.Took for a ride,went about 5 miles car died.Towed to shop,check for fuel,(no fuel)Removed inlet line at pump,a...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21C61
Hello to all the techs that helped me. As most people have adviced me to replace the MAS sensor and everything else i checked as much as i could. After talking to the customer we went ahead and changed the MAS sensor. After she drove the car for about 2 week... Trouble codes: P172.
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