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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L fail safe mode VIN: SAJKX6045X
I have this 1999 XJ8 Vanden Plas with last VIN:[...]. We had codes P1637, P1642 - CAN link circuit malf.;P1643, and code P1797- CAN TCM/ECM circuit malfunction. When it happens, we get following messages on cluster: stability control fail,transmission fault...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Dear Techs: Vehicle comes in with complains of Mil light on and lack of power. Test drove it and found the vehicle can not climb any further than 40km/h, hardly drive it back to the shop, scan test, found 300, 305-308 code (miss fire codes) on one side of the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (5 cyl miss fire), P0306 (6 cyl miss fire), P0307 (7 cyl miss fire), P0308 (8 cyl miss fire)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cannot fill fuel VIN: WBDHA24GXY
Hello i Have this MB messing with my head, car has a very sporatic condition where it wont take fuel at all, car belongs to a friend, no faults, no Mil, visual checks of the evap system all show nothing, car is in great shape, just wanted a little insite pri...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRAO1H8R
HELLO FELLOW TECHS. I HAVE A 94 (PRODUCTION DATE 08/93) JETTA NO START. CUSTOMER SAYS PROBLEM HAS BEEN INTERMITTENT FOR A WHILE BUT THURSDAY GAVE UP THE GHOST AND WAS A NO START. CUST ALSO SAID WHEN IT WAS A NO START JUST KEEP TRYING IT THROUGHOUT THE DAY IT ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
Have a 96 2.0 liter here that is exhibiting a recurring P0133 fault for slow response of the front 02 sensor. Initial inspection found a stuck open purge valve accompanied by a fault for incorrect flow. Also found a broken vent pipe at the housing on the block...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L final drive
Car came in for brakes and also for an engine mount replacement that was diagnosed by another shop. The mount is the one under the car attaching the trans to the sub-frame. New one was as spongy as old one and the noise is definitely not a loose mount. When le...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric window VIN: WVWVD23B72
Once a day, usually just after you get into the car and put the trans in gear, the right front window will go down . It may not happen again for that day. No Comfort module codes. My question is how do i determine what the problem is. It could be the driver'...
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L won't close VIN: WAUJA84A6T
Hello to all the techs who replied. I was very fortunate in that this problem was solved using the simplest of the procedures that were suggested. That was to take the crank provided inside the switch/motor panel cover and shut the sunroof. Then, turn the key ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B7Y
Replacing the MAF fixed it, no crack or split on the intake. I highlited the requirement of premium fuel on the customer's invoice. Thank you all for the help, sorry it took so long to update. Trouble codes: P1136 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 Too Lean), P1138 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 Too Lean).
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3342Y
We had the air bag light cleared at another shop. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Alignment VIN: SAJDA42B91
Thanks to all that replied, the help is appreciated.
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Steering VIN: 107044I204
i would like to thank all that replied.It ended up that when the car showed up and we checked it out the customer had been sold tie rod ends by another shop and the problem was all down to alignment and the fact the shop that installed the parts did not align ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: 1344FSDL55
well getting back to the car after the front end was fixed up and could run the engine, I was able to operate the top normally after closing the top the flashing roll bar light stoped and all is well. just for info the roll bar pops up macaniacally and disconn...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E01
First of all i must apologize as i was under the impression that this was closed.We did all the tests to determine the missfire and could not find the problem.We then sent it to the dealership to see if they could figure out the problem.The dealer charged us 4... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire or misfire harmful to twc), P0306 (misfire cyl 6 or misfire harmful to twc).
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L starting/cranking VIN: 7E690773H6
First let me thank all who responded,got some exelent information .This problem was extreemly intermittant but I was finally able to diagnosis this issue ,was able to qualify the ignition input with a test lamp at the dashboard fuse block during the condition ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M2Y
Followed diag chart for P0411 and found sec air bypass valve blown. Thanks for all the pointers. I applied vacuum to the valve and it didnt hold. I got my hand of Snap On scanner with VW software. Found a code stored in memory for ECT. Took the vehicle home fo... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection).
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