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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 0WAUEE0447
After cylider head gasket replaced, The vehicle runs on three cylinders. Cylinders 1 and 5 are not getting spark. I have verified that the timing belt is installed correctly. The dist is also installed and indexed correctly. Has anyone seen one of these motors...
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L eml light on VIN: WBAGC8317M
Car came in for emission repair. wner did not state that every so ofhten the throttles fail to resond on acceleration. and the EML Light comes on. When ever the EML light is on there is no response of throttle bodies. We feel at this time we have the emission ...
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBABE5312N
Thanks in advance.I dont know anything about bmw but it is my bother inlaws.the car runs great at idle but at 3000 rpm cuts out.i am not sure how to count the codes but i think i have a 12 and 86.12 is tps it tests ok ohm wise steady climb.not sure how to test...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convt. top&door locks VIN: WBABK7321V
HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13th... vehicle intermittantly blows #7 fuse, (it's a 5 amp control fuse for central locking and convertable top control unit). typically when locking from trunk. pulled a lot of codes,03-00-28-32-02-34-46-48-42-44-17-19-21and#1. I did a basic...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8330X
Not sure where to start on this one. My info is not real good. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P1420 (mfr controlled aux emission control)
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L airbag VIN: WBADN534XY
have srs code 11 ignition circuit,battery unplug 1.does anyone have troubleshoot diag for this code.cannot find any info on alldata.cleared code and comes right back.thanks.
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Ball Joints VIN: WBAEY53473
Hey all techs, Just looking for Ball joints specifications. Have a couple of BMW's with low mileage and they seem to have side play in their Balljoints. I know there is a special tool to check them but was wondering if I can check them with out the tool, and ...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV1245W
Hello Group,This Rover came in with the ABS,Trac light on and a hard pedal with no assist.I pulled codes with our scanner and I had a bunch of codes with no discription.The hydraulic motor wasn't running and the fuses were good.I pulled the black relay out for...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Vent temperature VIN: WDBDA28D0P
The problem with this car may be one of those "so simple it's stupid" things but I'm in a rut here. The complaint is no cooling most of the time and inadequate cooling a little of the time regardless what the ambient temp is. This is an R12 car and is factory ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L lights VIN: WP1AB29P84
Dear Porsche Friends, we have two (2) cayennes here from the USA. one with the normal headlight system and one with the xenon headlight system. we have to convert the car/truck to DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS. Do this models have a feature to code the daytime runn...
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1994 Volkswagen Transporter 2.4L No Start VIN: WV2ZZZ70ZS
engine is actually 2.00 litre petrol aac motor. you may not see this engine in north america hi,stuck on this one. vehicle came in by tow rope quickly concluded no injection pulse (switching wire permanently grounded)sent ecm off for testing came back repair...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWRA81H8R
The probelm only happens on a cold motor. The cam sensor code makes no differance on cars performance. Thew car starts and idles ok. Under light acceleration it will hesitate and miss slightly. Try to maintain 30mph on a flat level road and it will miss and b...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSC29M0X
this vehicle started as a regular service lof,state inspection and "throw in a set of plugs" while driving the vehicle in i saw the mil light was on here in mass that means it will fail the obd2 check. the oil was changed the plugs were replaced with bosch pl... Trouble codes: P0172, P1128
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
PLEASE HELP! This thing is driving me nuts, mostly because I am limited to what I can see with my scanner. Here it is in a nut shell. Car came in with check engine light on, ABS light on, and low traction light on. Being a european import, I came here for some...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNW4846L
Thanks for all 12 replies.After putting a rough estimaate together cust said no repair at this time.Most said heat sensitive engine drops valve seats and cause comp problem.Also be very careful with cyl liners moving after heads are off and causing coolant lea...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L rear hub bearing VIN: 1161201200
Received several good replies in a short period. Consensus is this job is do-able with standard tools, with the exception of a special socket to tighten the nut on the hub bearings. (I have one that will work) BUT, the time frame to tear it down, and then get ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L steering pump VIN: WDBHA22E1R
thanks for the replies. all said it was the pump. we are replacing the pump. this is a big job on this car. if have any futher problems with ths steering will repost. thanks again!!
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Glass break sensor VIN: YS3ED48E71
Thanks for the replies. I was hoping to fix this before posting, but this customer seems to have been abducted by aliens, phone disconnected, etc. Thomas suggested problems from body or dash work in the past, but this thing is very clean and doesn't appear to ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H7T
my original post eluded to a driveability issue, and the replies addressed common ignition issues with these vehicles, my update, however was closer to the actual problem, tcc was partially applying at cold start and during warm-up. since i recieved no replies...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, No power VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply and offer help regarding our problem Beetle. One of the things we came across while looking for the problem was when checking the wiring, ground and ins/outs from the ECM to the Mass Air harness plug. We accessed t... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim mult. bank 1 system too lean), P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected sporadic DTC), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected sporadic DTC).
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8840K
Thanks everyone for your input. It turns out the computer had put itself in a fail safe mode and would not let the car rev up replacing the ecm fixed this one. Trouble codes: 223 (idle air control).
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8841L
Thanks to all that helped. I learned a lot of problems with this Volvo. Alot of the suggestions I had already checked. What I finaly did was pull the crank sensor out. It was cracked and badly corrided, so I replaced it. Returned car to owner and will wait. Th... Trouble codes: 321 (cold start injector).
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