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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L transmission VIN: WBACG8328W
Good evening BMW techs.I have a 318ti automatic with a transmission that is acting weird.cold I start the car ,put it in reverse,then drive and drive away,all is well.when I get to a stop and go to accelerate it won't move,forward or reverse.Stop the engine an...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Rotors VIN: WBAAM3334X
Customer purchased car with 45k. At 60k he ran over a bunch of pipes that fell out of a truck on freeway.Insurance paid for refurbished wheels. Customer drove and car had vibration driving and braking. Took car to dealer and all 4 wheels where replaced. On the...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Unknown VIN: 1070441203
This vehicle has progressivly gotten worse, You feel this vibration through entire vehicle at 2300rpm. Vibration increases with engine RPM (hard acceleration)etc. When you reach cruise speed problem is gone, or at least undetectable. I can actually feel vibrat...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hard start VIN: WDBEA51D3M
Hello, All. Thanks in advance for any help you can give us. We have this Benz here, and it has been to at least two other shops prior to ours and no one can seem to figure it out. The car will have an extended crank only after it sits overnight. It will run ro...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
Customer dropped off vehicle and complained about poor running and a real bad hesitation. Verified complaint. Secondary ignition wires were arcing all over. Replaced ignition wires and throughly cleaned coil pack assembly. Checked coolant temp sensor-was readi... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim-system too lean), P0300 (general misfire), P3014, P0172 (Short term fuel trim-system too lean)
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Rear main seal VIN: YV1LS5533W
We recently replaced a rear main seal on this vehicle because of a leak. Now the rear main seal we just put in leaks. We're a little hesitant to jump right back in and replace it again, at least without trying to figure out where we went wrong. We don't have m...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L hard start/ cold VIN: YV1TS97D6X
CAME IN FOR 60K, CUSTOMER MENTIONS INTERMITANT HARD STARTING (long cranking )55-58 PSI ON FUEL GUAGE WHILE RUNNING TURN ENGINE OFF, REST PRESSURE DROPS DOWN TO BELOW 20 psi . VISIBLE FUEL LEAK ABOVE TANK, LOWER TANK TO INSP. FOUND TRACES OF FUEL, CANNOT LOCATE...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1985 Jaguar XJ12 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: SAJJDALW4C
You guys pointed us in the right direction once again.We readjusted the throttle stops and the idle came down to 1200 still too high.We removed the auxiliary air valve under the left intake cleaned it and it ran perfect at 750 rpm for a couple of drives then w...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2747V
Well this one is down the road.After going back over inputs and outputs to both ICM's ,I ruled out grounds and power supplies. That only left wiring issues or a bad ECM.This is a used vehicle bought at an auction so I paid close attention to any damaged wiring... Trouble codes: P1368 (Ignition amplifier), P0352 (Ign. coil B pri/sec. fault), P0353 (c), P0355 (e), P0358 (h).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA0D94G
we went back and started rechecking our power and ground circuits, we found that the fuse for the throttle control was blown, it was one of those that looked ok ,but it had blown almost inside the one leg of the fuse, or it might not had blown all the way. we ... Trouble codes: 1586 (tacm failure).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBFA63E1R
Customer decided to take vehicle to dealer. Was not willing to give us time to fix problem. Thank you all for the replies though.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Right front marker lamp VIN: WDBUF65J13
thanks for all the help. this car returned to the dealer since they have previously work on this particular problem.this car came from on of the body shop.i will update my finding as soon i have more information.
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2001 Renault Laguna 1870CC car looses power VIN: VF1BGOG062
Hello, To report on this fix, I checked the air temp & flow meters & all was running well too spec. Checked the air filter box for damage found no air leaks or any other forms of damage. The air filter seemed ok not very dirty but changed it any way, cleared t...
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hard Start VIN: YS3DF58N6X
I knew this was going to happen. The boss got cold feet and shipped the car.It needed major $$ A/C work as well as the hard start,so he advised customer to sell it! Oh well, anything that takes too long... Anyway, it was determined that the fuel pressure was h...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS572XT
Thank you all for your help. I found a small exhaust leak near the catalytic converter. Fixed the leak and test drove. Everything looks good. Thanks again Trouble codes: P133.
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