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1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5L No Start
There is 12V going to the combi relay, no voltage out. No voltage at air flow meter with key on. No wiring diagrams available for car through many sources. Suspect bad ECU, but would rather know cause of no run before buying used only available ECU. Bosch does...
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1988 BMW M5 3.5L timing chain tensioner rail VIN: WBSDC930XJ
Hey all you M5 guys, I don't do much BMW work but I agreed to replace the timing chain and rails on this '88 M5. All has gone well up to the removal of the tensioner rail. It almost clears the front part of the head, but not enough. Nor does the pivot pin see...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Once again, thanks in advance for the help! We are a used car dealer as well as a service facility. This one has me stumped. I've looked thru alldata and see there are several modules involved and cannot isolate the effected one. The information is vague. I ha...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire, VIN: WBADT63401
I have this 01 530i in the shop which is very suspect of a computer problem. As soon as I turn the key on it starts pulsing the #1 injector continously. I would like to swap dme's from another 530i I have in the shop. My question is how many times can I sinc a...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2747V
P1368 was stored in freeze frame.Swapped left and right ignition amplifier.All coil codes are conected to the same Amp.Codes came back as pending (All of them + P1000), running as if half an engine,engine fault display on and lacking power.Question,has anybody... Trouble codes: P1368 (Ignition amplifier), P0352 (Ign. coil B pri/sec. fault), P0353 (c), P0355 (e), P0358 (h)
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L upshifts VIN: WDBDBC6FF0
Vehicle came in for no power from take off.Vehicle shifts too quick and has no kick down.Repaired vacuum lines and has 19 inches to vacuum transducer and 11 inches out to vacuum modulator.We removed valve body and replaced separater gasket and checked shift va...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, no mil light VIN: EA90E6MF18
vehicle was dropped off by another shop as hard start cold was in quite a state of disrepair so the obvious tune up took place thermal time switch & coil tested bad so they were replaced as was the cap rotor wires and plugs. still hard starting i noticed the m...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA39E6M
we have a mb 560sel here in need of a ignition control unit. we found the vehicle without spark,no waveform from crank sensor. replaced crank sensor and had a good waveform. still no spark, found ignition control unit defective, proved diagnosis with a tester ...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Everywhere!! VIN: WP0AA943EN
Still over heating and seems to be springing a leak every 3-4 months. Each time we find a new leak, repair and then overheats again few weeks or few month later. Both fans are always working (fuse was blown for main fan this time but working now). Just wonde...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L door locks VIN: WV2YB00253
I have a vanagon synchro with central locking power door locks which have been locking themselves and I replaced the pass door latch because it had a broken return spring for the locking movement.This did not help. Also replaced the pass door lock motor /switc...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L speedo engine temp gauge VIN: 3VWHD81H3V
customer states speedo and temp gauge worked before the clutch repair. check wiring at and replaced broken sensor. all fuses good. Question is has anyone seen this side of the dash go out. I know these cars have a lot of dash problems but I have not seen this ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L long crank VIN: 3VWCF21C3X
Dear Diesel friends: This Beattle has a HOT start problem. The car starts right away when cold, e.g. parked for a long period or overnight. Here in Canada we had severe cold weather for a couple of months, like minus 25 deg. Celsius (-13 deg.F). When the car ...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
engine will not start,intermittently, always cranks fine, also intermittently will stall at idle. MIL is functioning properly and is not illuminated with engine running. Anyone been there done that? Suggestions welcome. Thank You for your attention, Bill Trouble codes: 17908 (P1500 fuel pump relay electrical malfunction intermittent), 17978 (P1570 engine start blocked by immobilizer intermittent), 18058 (P1650 Powertrain data bus missing message from instrument cluster), 01314 (instrument cluster code ECM no communication)
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1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Driver's power seat control VIN: YV1NK56D8X
Hi everyone, we have a head scratcher here. This Volvo has no function at the driver's power seat control. It does not seem like it should be that difficult. Our Alldata wiring diagrams show the master switch signaling the seat control module, which in turn po...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Hello volvo techs- this car came in with very poor acceleration/poor throttle response and several driver warning messages. As a note, we replaced & downloaded the ETM recently. In addition to the above codes we had CEM-1A62, CEM-DF14, CEM-DF15 and ABS-0093. T... Trouble codes: 902A (throttle), 928C (ecm), E000 (ecm), 903C (throttle), 903F (throttle), 912A (ecm)
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L oil turbo line VIN: YV1LV6O472
I need some help on this one big dogs. I have this volvo here that I recommended a turbo on for a noise and smoking after startup. The smoking has disappeared but the noise is still there. Apon close inspection I noticed the noise is coming from the oil cooler...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L p/s rack& hoses VIN: YV1SW53DX1
we replaced the p/s rack on this 01 v70 xc, volvo said updated rack, installed rack and found the both hoses would not fit. volvo after 3 days said there was 4 updated hoses, we got 2 installed them and found both high psi and return do not fit properly, more ...
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1992 BMW 318is 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABE5311N
Thanks for the replys, as sugested we went ahead and replaced all the guides and chain, also the crank sprocket. As sugested we also replaced the water seal between the head and the lower front cover. We removed the cylinder head to do this. It may have been e...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L auxilary fan VIN: WDBHA23EXV
this really made me work..thanks to all who responded, especialy william from oregon who suggested trying a different web site. I signed up with LMVINFO.COM which is mainly just mbz.i got my answer within a day , the problem was the version coding in the ecu w...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L SRS light on VIN: WDBJF82J82
Thanks to all who replied. The problem did require that the code be manually cleared with a scan tool. ( I must have turned the key on with the air bag disconnected that caused a hard failure ) Unfortunatly the OTC Genisys or the snap on MT2500 do not perform ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery
all replies suggested finding a draw... the at rest draw is 43ma. the batt will go dead even while driving.. charging sys seems intermittant.. control unit in instrument cluster?
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1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G4NA5888J
Once again thanks to all who took the time out to respond;I was able to get this unit to fail again ,testing with a meter at the o2 sensor power feed [same feed as that of the injectors]found voltage vairing and inconstant,re inspected the relay injector power...
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