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1990 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy
I'm trying to see if the fuel cut off on decel function is working as it should. I drove the car with a scanner hooked up and all pertinent parameters seem to be within spec. However, on decel, (going down hill, foot off the gas, and RPM around 3500 and droppi...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L vacuum canister VIN: SAJNY5844K
I've got this xjs jag in the shop with no airflow out of anywhere but the defroster vent. Obvious vacuum problem, however I cannot find a good vacuum diagram in alldata. The line off of the intake manifold going into the car has broken off with part of the nip...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L DSC indicator VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
I removed the center console upper section to access the shift cable. In doing so, I unplugged the switches for the DSC and power shift. I don't know if I caused this problem by turning on ignition with switches unplugged or by making a minor adjustment to the...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44A2E
This car will not start. It died on the road. Checked has weak spark, though we thought 10KV at best. Good fuel pressure, found the warm up regulator pressure too high when starting so we replaced it. Replaced ignition wires cap and rotor and spark plugs and c...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA39E9K
we changed iacvalve on this car but costumer came back with this strange occur that idle goes up when abs light is on please help thanks
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D1K
Vehicle cranks and runs fine when cold.After warmed up it starts to idle rough and acts like missfire.Starts to surge and eventually dies.Upon restart it takes extended cranking and will eventually run but, very poorly.
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L compressor relay VIN: WDBCA25E3L
Hi, everyone good evening, I need your help to find the a/c compressor relay "coz" I cannot find, alldata is said is in fire wall but is not there, this is my wife car, thanks for your help. junmac
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wipers VIN: WDBRF61J32
Hi: I have a customer with a wiper problem, since the windshield was replaced. came in with a complaint of no intermittent wipers. installed a scanner and cleared codes in overhead console, still no intermittent wipers, also car EIS system was programed with...
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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2ZBO25MH
Well guys this one is just too wierd.It will start and run fine till it warms up to half on the guage. Then holding at 3000 rpm it will start to miss and run rough, rpm drops to 2000 if you cycle ign. off and on we are back to 3000 and runing fine for about 30...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRC81H7S
Guys, I never work on VW's so this one has me stumped. This VW will run rough for about 2-3 min then clear up once it warms up. I looked back on prior posts and found the same symptom but no fix. The problem that I have is with the MAF readings. I am using a v...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L trip meter/mpg VIN: 9BWPGG61J5
We have a problem with the trip odometer not switching to any other funtions on this car. My local VW dealer says it is part of the cluster and the cluster must be replaced but the customer took the car to a VW dealer where he lives and they said it was the sw...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Oil pressure Lite VIN: VWBUG1800T
Has anyone run into the problem with a intermintent oil pressure lite and busser going off. As anyone that is familiar with this system knows is that the lite will come on for a few seconds as a bulb check then go out key on engine off. As I understand it, it...
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1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8856J
i need help from volvo expert, where the heck is the fuel pump relay??? ive been told its behind the glove box, but i cant find it the one that world pac sent is white with 6 pins part #898151, thanx in advance for the help
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L all gauges
Hi Gents, I reset the service light on the dash cluster. The dash worked o.k. The customer came back and said he has no gauges no speedo, tacho temp fuel. On the bottom in the lcd display it show [...]. What does this mean? The service light did ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB1260451
thanks to all who responded.customer had another icm as a spare.installed this morning.car starts.thanks again
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D6K
Thank you for your replies. I was amazed when the fix was mailed to me in less than 6 hours.I was waiting a few days to make sure it stayed fixed. The problem was the hose off the iac motor had come off under the trhottle body. we put it in place and the car r...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F1T
Thanks to all who replied! Frank at Star Imports hit it right on the head with replacing the K4o relay. We could run the car & get it hot & then tap-test the relay and the engie would stall consistently. One other response metioned this also but his name is on...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L heater-ac controls VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Do you ever get the feeling that someone out there is trying to 'mess' with you. Turns out that we didn't have a problem at all.. As everyone pointed out the recir. button is designed not to stay down when in the defrost mode.. Our old switch was in another mo...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radiator hoses VIN: WVWPD63B41
As most mentioned, a little penatrating oil and the connections came apart thanks for all the replies.
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS2551Y
Hello, Thanks to the three responses we had. It turns out that what fixed the car was a leaking flex pipe. We had heard a small exhaust leak so we decided to fix that. The light has not reset since. Thanks again for all your help. Bill
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