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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB0302K
Hi all, This car came in running very poor. First thing we noticed some one swapped motor. Looks like earlier motor ? Check on board computer - found wrong brain installed - got used brain correct part # for vehicle - car runs a little better but still not rig... Trouble codes: 17 (injectors 2 4 6), 15 (fault lamp), 3 (fuel pump relay)
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L compressor VIN: 2A20575900
2002 Freelander V6 NAS: Problem is that the AC clutch will not engage. The engine is running The HVAC blower motor switch is on The LED in AC switch does illuminate System is NOT low on refrigerant, rest pressure about 90 psi. AC clutch relay is OK. I can act...
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1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cooling fan circuit VIN: WVWBB81E1S
Piece of plastic was wedged in fan and caused fuse link to melt. Removed plastic piece and replaced fuse link. Started car and fan comes on with A\C turned on but only until the engine heats up. Then the A\C and cooling fan shuts off and won't come on at all u...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no communication VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Car failed emissions testing due to no communication with computer. When using a dedicated VW/Audi scanner, we can communicate with car's computer. We cannot communicate when using a generic OBDII scanner such as used by the emission testing station.
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Clutch cable VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
After clutch replacement, was neccessary to replace cable for insufficient slack. Cable was pretty expensive. Now trans has to come back out, and want to be able to re-use the new cable , without suffering the improper adjustment, that come from disconnecting ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M82
we checked spark plug of cylinder one and looked a little white. with vw scanner vag we got code 17763 Trouble codes: P1355 (ignition circuit open circuit)
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L low oil pressure VIN: WBSBF9329S
first of all thanks to everybody that replied. well, the 'all data' oil pressure spec of 7.3 psi hot at idle seems littlte low to me..(the car has 10 so I shoudn't get worried) erik from texas mentioned a minimum of 14 psi hot at idle (I should get worried!).I...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPBEA32E6S
Got lots of help and good help at that...even had a Mr. Poole from Texas take time to give a call on a Saturday morning... and all the help solved my conundrum and made for a fix! The consensus was that pulling the thermostat is no way to check for flow......
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1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1VWDB0172H
After reading the first six replies, (all the same advice) I experienced a true 'duh' moment. After 18 years in this business it is still possible to overlook the obvious. It was a torn boot at the fuel distributor. Replace the boot and all is well. Thanks to ...
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