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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGN2045X
"JAG YOU ARE" TECHS. Got one here that has no throttle response,Gearbox fault,Traction control fault and Engine failsafe mode lights are on. Codes P1121(in ECM) and P1632(in TCM).I saw the TSB pertaining to the code but it makes no sense. I have no spec to go ... Trouble codes: P1121 (PPS circuit rangePPS1 compared to PPS2-PCM code), P1632 (can loss of throttle data TCM code)
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L variable valve timing VIN: SAJDA01N81
i have an s-type 3.0. p1388-VVT over retarded on bank 2. wondering if anyone has experienced this problem and/or if there is any way to test this timing system or the timing solonoid. can not find that much info on how everything works. only know that it is oi...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1247W
hey guys just bought this heap, all the suddden this thing starting making a upper engine noise and oil pressure light come on, so we hooked up a gauge and had low pressure, what i need to know is is there anything special that i need to know about doing thi...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 230 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDB1240231
Hi everybody, i have this 230E 1990 model with KE Jetronic fuel injection system that came to my shop with poor idle, i checked the car and found out that they replaced the KE jetronic to old mechanical injection system used on earlier mercedes like 1984 model...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no upshift VIN: FA66E3MF03
hello on this car it has no upshifts, but the low gear selection works .and it has second. it is a trans#722-3 this car has what my rebuild manual calls a shift point increase feature, and its on the side of the unit with a one wire soliniod, if you unplug t...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E2R
Car towed in with a "no-start" condition, fuel pressure and volume checked good. No spark found. Customer advised of intermittant hard-start for 3-5 months previously, taking 10 to 20 tries,usually after hot-soak, but sometimes will go for a month starting fin...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
this vehicle also had misfire codes, the other codes seem to have gone away, but the trim mal. codes seem to stay. customer replaced upstream ox. sensors with non-oem sensors, i'm wondering if this could be an issue for this codes.I don't have any vacuum leaks... Trouble codes: P0170 (trim malfunction bank 1), P0173 (trim malfunction bank 2)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B61
Thanks in advance for assistance: Two different cars, same problem. Both 2001 Passats with 1.8 AUG motors. Sets P1103 fault--02 Sensor B1S1 heater circuit; output too low. Both cars have new front 02 sensors on. Both cars have intermittent misfire as well. Hav...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST29M91
This vehicle came in with the MIL light on about a month ago pulled code p1128 (upstream O2 Lean). checked for vacume leaks found none so I cleared the code and sent them on their way. This week the light came on again pulled the same code p1128 again. Checked... Trouble codes: P1128
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L ABS Control Module VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
All tests are carried out with current VADIS information and current Volvo wiring diagrams The vehicle returned one month later with ABS codes 0022 RF and 0042 RR logged. Assuming a faulty controler I replaced it with a rebuilt unit of the same part # after c...
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1988 BMW 535is 3.5L No Start VIN: WBADC840XJ
I HAVE WAITED FOR 2 WEEKS NOW THAT BM STILL RUNNING SO i CONSIDER A FIX . PROBLEM WITH THAT BM IS NO POWER TOCONTROL SIDE OF THE MAIN RELAY WHEN HOT, i REWIRE IT .IT WORK GREAT
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Rear shock mounts VIN: 1G1BN53E6M
Thanks for all the Helpful ideas. Many people mentioned to make sure the washers were in the right place and they were. We ended up obtaining a set of aftermarket mounts and it's been over 500 miles without a problem. I have a feeling that we got a bad batch o...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Thanks to all of you. Heres what happened. the car came in for an oil change one day and the customer says my brakes vibrate real bad so I had him come in on saturday for a brake job. He needed front and rear so we replaced pads and rotors. Then my tech says t...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L trans VIN: SAJEA53D93
Thanks, the majority said take to dealer. I had him contact dealer they told him they would reflash computer again. I guess i am skeptical if that will fix anything. Will keep you informed if i hear anything more. Dan
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Compressor VIN: WMWRC33453
Thanks to Stephen [...] looked at the pressure switch on the A/C and this corrected my problem. Stephen had sent me the wiring diagrams for this system. And in 15 minutes this problem was cured. Thanks for all the help. And I must apologize for no serious fixes he...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Limp-in ?? VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
I finally called UNCLE!!! Thanks to Jose for all his help (and your english is fine my friend). The solenoids all tested good,the harness tested good and I have no way to go any farther so it is on the way to the dealer at this time. The customer is SUPPOSED t...
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