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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBAHD6320S
We have a 95 BMW 525i that starts in all gears. We have replaced the neutral saftey switch with no change. Everything is original, no aftermarket alarms or remote starter, no signs of cut wires. Any ideas?
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGJ8324V
When you don't lock the car at night the shifter light stays on all night ( indicating body module is staying activated). This happen intermitantly. If you lock the door with the remote there is no problem. When this problem occurs the alarm will not chirp whe...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBASM3330X
Car came in with the Mil light on. The Baum CS2000 showed no codes, but very obvious vacuum leak,(whistle noise). Replace vacuum regulator under intake and replaced three hoses/lines to vacuum regulator. Vehicle runs great now. If you turn engine off and resta...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM5347Y
the problem is intermittent,the check engine light and eml lights come on,you loose all throttle responce and the above codes come back.now i dont know if we originally fixed the problem with the actuator,or if it just went dorment for two months,of if these a... Trouble codes: 172 (pedal travel sensor signal), 117 (plausibilitypedal travel sensor), 169 (engine throttle outputstage shutoff)
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1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L abs pump VIN: SALHV1244L
abs pump runs all the time i have changed pump accumalator relays main hydraulic unit from my own truck no good help
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1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1395812345
The owner of this GT4 drives the vehicle often in city traffic with extended periods of idling and often whilst cold. This car suffers from terminal spark plug fouling after about 350km of driving under these conditions and at times it will not even start with...
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1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: YS3CS55D8J
We have been servicing this vehicle for many years. Customer has taken good care of it. It came in with a complaint of a high idle. We checked it & replaced the idle control valve, no change. Smoke checked for vacuum leaks, none. Inspected & replaced throttle ...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Hello Saab techs. This 9.5 will just stop running. It will always start wright back up. I have a tech 2, but no codes are stored. I try to catch it with snap shot but it never shows anything. The customer says it always does it at idle and that has been my exp...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2nd gear VIN: 3VWRC29M3X
car came in trans in limp home mode scan no com aftermarket radio installed remove still no com on hook computer for engine and trans disconnect battery reconnect had com pull codes [...] speed signal 00529 rpm missing 00652 trans ran...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L water pump belt VIN: WVWAA63B6X
Hey Volkswagon guys, we have a Passat coming in on Monday for a belt replacement. Belt runs from power steering pump to water pump and has a shim type adjustment pulley. This looks like a nightmare to change and we wondered if anybody may have a easy way to ch...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Replaced Timing belt ,Plugs,Air filter,cleand Screen,Mass Air Flow,Evap Purge Solenoid, cleared codes and drove 5 miles.Returned car to customer and the next day customer called and said emissions light cmae back on and so did the MIL lamp.Same two codes 16825... Trouble codes: 16825 (PO441 Evap System Incorrect Purge), 17544 (P1136 Long Term Fuel Trim Lean)
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Instrument panel VIN: YV1AA8852L
Help Volvo gurus!! This wagon came in because it "died while going down the road". Found battery dead. Charged and fired right up-runs good. Checked alt. output and found it not charging. Had alternator tested and it passed with flying colors. Upon restarting ...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS572XT
Hello, we're having a problem with oil consumption/smoking. About a month ago we replaced the turbo because it was leaking internally and causing massive oil consumption. After replacing the turbo we still have a bit of smoke coming from the tail pipe. We clea...
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1998 Volvo C70 2.3L turn signals/ flashers VIN: GYVINK537X
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, Need help from someone familiar with a 98 Volvo C-70 coupe. I am assuming the turn signal flasher is bad. The problem I have is, where is it??? The wiring diagrams (Mitchell) show it as a "hazzard flasher relay/switc...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Power Steerining Pump VIN: YV1LS61J6Y
Hello all, Car was initially brought in with a complaint of an intermittent noise under the hood, thought to be related to steering. No problems or noises were found on several test drives, except for a worn serpentine belt. Belt was replaced and the car relea...
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBG84D1V
thanks for all the replies. problem was in the gas tank. it has a jet pump system that supplies fuel to the fuel pump. apears to have had a crack in one of the many plastic lines inside of the tank, causing the pump to not able to siphon the gas to the reservo...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4848L
Thank you all for your help,it finaly came down to a bad ground. A case when three people did not see the obvious. Sincerely, Kelly
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Surge VIN: WDBHA22E1R
car started running o/k afetr a couple of days, must have dried out. thanks to all that responded.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L intermittent misfire VIN: WDBHA28W4R
Four replies indicated to check wires or coils first. As the engine ECM wiring is new and I tested with other coils set, I supose the problem is the ECM. Client will go to dealer to check. Thanks Trouble codes: 107 (ignition output shorted to ground).
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L timing marks VIN: 453EF48E7X
Thanks!! Brett [...] gave me the help i needed 'you are the guy' also thanks for the other two answers i have rceived
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L engine VIN: YV1FA8856L
hello .thanks to for all the replies. half of the guys said to check the surpressor relay,and thats what it was! thank you for all your help.i hope i can return the favor soon.
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