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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L trans VIN: WBABJ6327R
A4S-310R trans (GM- made in France- used on some other vehicle brands as well- Isuzu Rodeo I think) goes into limp-home mode and kicks MIL on: recently stored codes 40 (pressure regulator: break or short in wiring or defective valve winding) and 30 (kick-down ...
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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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2001 BMW 318 1.8L Heater Fan VIN: WBAAL32080
Hi We have a 2001 BMW 3 series with digital type AC. With heater unit turned on at any temp, with Auto on or off,with AC on or off,with heater fan speed at any speed the fan runs full speed, if you switch the fan speed right down, AC unit switches off & fan s...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L pinion flange/seal VIN: SAJHV1644J
The Pinion flange on this jag is three fingered for a rubber disc type flex joint but is represented in the book and on Alldata as being held to the pinion in a very conventional fashion, ie: a large nut in the center of the flange that threads on to threaded ...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJNX2746T
First of all I will apologize for this long post. This vehicle was repaired as mentioned above and has never ran correctly since put together. I can not tell you what caused the fire in the first place but it was concentrated around the right side firewall a...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E6T
Hi, Everyone I have this Mercedes s420 that won't set OBDII ready. Keeping setting code P0410-air system malfunction. Checked and diagnosted air system-ok but when I manually induced air in exhaust system, I noticed ONLY bank 2 sensor 1 response to air induc... Trouble codes: P0410 (secondary air injection system malfuntion)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L transmission VIN: WDBHA2460Y
Not my most familiar brand, nor am I a trans tech. Have car overnight. It came in with tranny in limp mode; no upshift, shows 2-wrenches icon at odometer. 36400 appears next to wrenches. Little square PRNDL window never shows a gear indication, but all segment...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82H7X
Ladies and Gentlemen, Car runs Great, no driveability complaints. MIL is on. The fun part about this car is as you see in the Test Description, the Left After Catalyst Lambda control numbers are off, and whats fun about this is I tried a new oxygen sensor with... Trouble codes: P0173 (Self Adaptation at Limit N3/10 Left)
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1992 MG 300SE 3.2L 3-2 shift VIN: WDBGA32E0N
hi im first time user.having problem with 2-3 shift cold .shifts ok after first shift into 3rd,trans overhauled & valve body & governor taken back out & gone through again but everything looked ok.throttle valve cable replaced & adjusted .not much info availab...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L cooling system VIN: WP0CA2986X
Hey guys, bit of a headache here, you would think that it would be a simple thing, but oh no, it's giving me grief. Vehicle came in with a cracked left front rad, looks like from previous body repair, I replaced the rad and filled the system, let it idle, rev...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Brake Warning Signal VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
New customer has this Beetle that started beeping & flashing the "brake" warning word on the instrument cluster underway on the Jersy Pike. It has a code 01316..ABS Control Module no communications intermittent. Cleared the code, it didn't reset but the brake...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Exhaust VIN: WDBGA51E8N
YEAH! Fixed! the valve stem seals were all rock hard, and after replacing them oil use was two quarts in 80 miles! most impressive! and special thanks to Michael from CA and Peter from Florida reinspected the crankcase venilation system. Our apprentice did the...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
I have not yet been able to bring the customer back for completion of repair. The surge is so slight that I guess he is able to live with it for now.Most of the replies suggested the MAF and I must say ,though this has been replaced , I've seen some new MAF's ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M42
Thanks for all the replies, it turned out to be a simple problem though I spend a lot of time finding it. Several of you got me pointed in the right direction. First of all these radios will work with the key out and even with the ignition switch unplugged. Th...
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