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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Temp. control VIN: WBAGF632XS
This vehicle arrived at my shop with a complaint of no heat or temperature control. With the vehicle at full operating temp. and the heater control at full hot (90deg.F), the driver side vents blow cool air, the passenger side vents are fairly warm, and the re...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGJ6326S
Hi all, having strange rattle from drivers side exhuast front pipe. noise is heard under light load while vehicle is cold. sound is similar to loose covnverter matrial in pipe, hoverer upon inspection no debris was found. very odd noise- when pipe is pushed wi...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Stall VIN: 4USCH7325V
Car towed in ,car will start and die app 4 sec after key released.Car will run fine if airflow meter is disconnected,a new air flow meter did not help.This was a [NEW] part not used or remand.Old meter and New meter checked ok as per snapon vantage.Odd thing w...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E9R
1994 Mercedes S500. We replaced power steering pump. Car came back next day with check engine light on. Code 17- crank sensor signal. Found sensor on left front of head unplugged. Thought it was cam sensor, but according to Alldata itís not. Cannot clear code,... Trouble codes: 17 (crank sensor)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no mil VIN: WDBHA28E0T
This Benz failed california ASM smog test due to inoperative MIL at a local test only shop. I have no communication through the cars OBD2 connector to the smog machine's OBD2 diagnostics, no communication with a Snapon scaner, and none with the Baum CS2000. I ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J61
Center console and dash were removed to replace climate control stepper motors and broken operating levers. All modules have reprogrammed successfully using Autologic except the sound system (d2b). Configuration appears correct and no fault codes are present. ...
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1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940L
This vehicle was brought to us running but barely. Now it will not start due to no spark. I went to check the speed sensor and cam position sensor with our scope only to find it was broken. I checked for a pulse signal at the coil, terminal 1 with an LED test ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all VIN: 3VWRA81H7X
I donít know if this is a problem or not the battery has a draw of 2 AMPs that last less than 1 second every 20 seconds i know about the sleep mode, so does any one know if this is normal or is this the security module taking power to stay active, owners had r...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ign.switch, VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
This is a show car... the customer has added strobe lights,neon,indiglo guages,xm radio,and other small asst stuff. The problem is every 3 months or so he comes in with the key stuck and wont come out. We rmoved the elect. switch and it is always melted in ea...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8845M
Car quit going down the road due to alternator bracket breaking; had it towed in, bracket is fixed now, but the car won't hardly run. It will start up and barely idle only if the gas pedal is to the floor. It will NOT rev over 1500 RPM. Also the engine hardly ...
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2000 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Poor Idle Quality
Sorry guys for taking it so long to close.Thanks for all the replies.As most of you suggested the injectors were the problem.Customer declined the new injectors so I put some injector cleaner additive into the tank.Now after few hundered kilometers the car idl...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L reverse VIN: WAUZL54B1Y
as william and greg said the clutch clip fell out. rebuild transmission and replace clutch piston. car is running down the road fine.
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Power Door Lock & Heated Seat VIN: WBABJ6321S
First, thanks to all who responded. It was very helpful. Once, we removed the door panel to check the lock actuator, we used the remote to energize the actuator - probed the wires and check for voltage and saw that there indeed was power. So that led to the de...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8323T
thanks to all the help i received from all of you, this system is abs, not air. the first response i could't make heads or tails. the repair was replacing the two relays to the abs system. a bulletin was sent out back in the days to replace these relays. found...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNJN1248
Thank You! To all that took the time to reply.I was unaware of coil issues with these vehices. I have scoped these coils and could not prove them bad so I have not replaced coils yet but did make customer aware of a possible issue with them. I tried hooking up... Trouble codes: P1316.
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Mechanical VIN: YS3AK35E9P
I PULLED THE SIDE COVER OFF & FOUND THE 10mm SCREW THE ONE HOLDING THE PLATE TO THE REVERSE GEAR WAS COMPLETELY LOSE, WHICH'S NOT LETTING THE REVERSE GEAR TO GO INTO NUTERAL. TORQUE THE SCREW & TEST DRIVE THE CAR & ITS PERFECT. THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED
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1980 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.6L low flow from tank VIN: 15A0816614
There is a screen in the tank.After removing the rear seat & the tank sender, it is accessible. It has a loop on it that I pulled out with a wire! Thanks to all.
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1994 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWEF4507R
replace the ecu relay & that took care of the problem
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Well, unfortunately this one has no ending. As suggested by many the turbo bypass/blow off/relief valve, what ever the actual name is. The service information calls it many things, tested good. I called the shop the next day and had them apply vacuume to the... Trouble codes: P0411 (Air pump low flow), P1570 (Engine ECU blocked), P1555 (Max boost pressure exceeded).
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