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1985 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start
This is a European "grey market" BMW; that's why no VIN; We have no fuel pressure, no pump operation; but power and grounds at the pump; we have spark, but no injector pulse (we have 12V at the injectors); my ALLDATA info does not completely match the car (plu...
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Inst. cluster gages VIN: WBAEG2311N
Dear Group, I have an 92/850i and none of the instr. cluster gages work. I have checked and fuses and power and grounds at the cluster and they are all good. I ordered a used cluster and was told it had to be coded. Took the car to the dealer and my friend th...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F9V
Car was at a car stereo shop, had some additional equipment added. Doors were left open, killed battery. They attempted to charge/boost car-No start since. The car will start and run with carb cleaner. Power is applied to all injectors, but no pulse. As work w...
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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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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L upshift VIN: 4JGAB54E52
I've retrieved fail code P0702 by generic OBD II scantool and immediatley after erase it, code comes back. I've checked technical info and it shows that problem is a TCM damaged, also that there is a communication problem with TCM so communication is via Can-b...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N8V
Hi, Saab question here. This is a cranking no-start, no-spark situation. I did replace the crank sensor, the old one was open ckt. I need to know how to test the DI cassette ( red one without harness pigtail) on the ten pin female connector. We do not have any...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWAK01H88
This car came in with the complaint of bogging and no power. Would not stay running at idle. We found that the throttle body mounting plat had rotted, so we replaced. Engine seems to idle ok with vacuum hose open. As soon as the hoses are connected the engine ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSP69M02
HELLO, HAVE TWO VEHICLES, SAME CUSTOMER, SAME PROBLEM. ONE 1999 BEETLE TDI - ONE 2002 JETTA TDI. HAVE REPLACED TIMING BELTS ON BOTH VEHICLES AND BOTH NOW ARE HARD TO START COLD. BEETLE RUNS OK WARM BUT JETTA IS "SPONGY - HESITATES", AND BOTH VEHICLES SMOKE. HA...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322V
I was still unable to recreate the hard start symptom on a regular basis. Customer is not confident the o2 sensors need to be replaced despite the facts. I did visit bmw tech info .com and found useful info, however, the site itself is difficult to navigate wi... Trouble codes: P0134 (no o2 sensor activity), P0170 (fuel trim malfunction), P0440 (evap system problem).
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks for all of the replys. Some were right on and others not so much. We finally decided to go to the source and check the iac valve. After we located it hidden under the intake we tapped on it with a screwdriver and it made a clicking noise and the car sta... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA41C1Y
One of the carbon canisters was leaking; we were unable to find a replacement, so we were forced to epoxy the old unit up; we also replaced the valves in the system as a matter of course, as we were told there is a fairly high rate of failure of these. So far,... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDB2201751
Hi everybody, thank you for all the help, the fix was very strange, the problem was that i was testing the car without air filter and the air mass sensor is facing the bonnet where there is a small black foam that was not allowing free air to pass through the ... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfiring harmful to twc), 0303 (misfiring cyl 3), 0305 (misfiring cyl 5), 0306 (misfiring cyl 6).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBUF65J43
Thanks for all of the replies! It turned out to be a worn ball stud for the swaybar link. It felt tight on the drive on hoist. I had to seperate the link from the ball stud to feel the play. Thanks for the reminder to go back to basics...even for the most inti...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWHD81H2W
thank you everyone.new fuel injector fixed problem. Trouble codes: P0302.
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Master Cylinder? VIN: 3VWDB61E5X
New pads and bleeding all four wheels fixed this one. No one replied as to special procedures for bleeding the brakes so we were careful not to allow the master cylinder to get low. Everything worked out well. Thanks for your help.
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Per suggestions, we swapped tires with another car but nothing was changed. At this point the customer decided to have us remove the driveshaft for the time being. All shudders and highway vibrations were gone. He was not ready to buy a driveshaft for $850 and...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55AOX
We got a few responses, several said replace the throttle module, which is a good idea as they always fail on this year and there is a class action lawsuit going on. Another suggestion was to replace the rear O2 sensor, which we did and the same codes came bac... Trouble codes: ECM22, ECM90, ECM90.
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