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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Cylinder Head
I have a quick question for the BMW techs out there regarding my personal car. I have a 1992 non vanos M50 engine 325i in need of a cylinder head (cracked). I have found one for a good price off of a 93 525i with vanos. Is it possible to swap the cams off my (...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L i VIN: WBAHD6324S
hay bmw guys have this 525i 9-94 trans progam displays on drivers info baord scan pulled code 6 unknowen ? i checked connector on trans checked fluid checked wires under seat all apear to be fine next check computer its not in the e-boxs were alldata says it i...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L all gauges VIN: WBSBF9321S
If you were to drive this car for about 15 minutes you may noitice that all the gauges in the dash would drop out a couple of times. Sometime for just a moment, and sometimes for the whole drive time. I had noticed that you get a chime just as the gauges drop ...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM63484
Hello All, This car came in with a complaint the check eng light was on and Iratic idle. The engine has a misfire or dead cylinder some times #1 and Most times #4. When this happens the injector isnt being pulsed. I believe I read somthing about the computer ... Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (304 -), 304 (testing and results)
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
Fellow techs.I am trying to help local jag dealer with this problem.this car was from out of state,&for a reason I am not aware of nor is the dealer eng needed to be replaced. somehow it got to a shop in michigan because you need special tools to complete this... Trouble codes: P0341, P1341
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1248W
Itīs idling around 2000 rpm. If I try to adjust the IAC valve it comes to normal, but if I shut off and restart goes back to 2000 rpm. Alldata do not provide idle setup, I think that I need Autologic or factory tool but if someone knows how to do it withou it ...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBCB20A7D
This car came in running very badly lots of smoke and would not idle, tested the injectors found outside of specs installed new from Bosch still running badly had injection pump rebuilt and reinstalled set injection pump timimg 24 before TDC in compression str...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs light VIN: 4JGAB54E7Y
Hi guys I have a problem with the SRS light flashing and no codes stored. Vehicle was in an accident,body shop replace air bags,left seat belt retractor and right front passenger seat sensor. Now the light is flashing with no codes. Any help would be appricia...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Low washer fluid display VIN: WDBRF61J72
Hope some of you MB experts can help. The low washer fluid warning light stays on. I checked the archives and found notes about replacing both level sensors and a control module. I have installed new level sensors and some kind of module at the cooling fan. Sa...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFB81H3W
hey tech's car came in with wiped out cam and lifter on #1 cyl.replaced head with used one.did machine work on head. engine started and ran fine. on restart mil came on with code for sec. air. located problem as incorrect head.(no sec. air ports). also had s... Trouble codes: P1613 (18021 mil call up short or open)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Help, This oil burning Euro-slug is eating my lunch. Has AHU engine. Last summer the MIL was on for an EGR code so I replaced the EGR valve (intake manifold) because the diaphram was leaking. Things were good until last week. MIL again (00560) so I replace the... Trouble codes: 00575 (P1550 Intake Man. Pressure Control Difference Intermittant)
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDD21C2X
Hi all and thanks in advance for the help. I need some V W techs. help I replaced the left side window regulator( power windows) and it worked good except when you put the window up it sometimes goes back down by itself. I know the window has a pinch feature b...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
This one came to us today with shift quality concerns. On the roadtest, the shift between 2nd and 3rd is as if it slips, then hits 3rd hard - once in 3rd, no slip and holds solid. A quick review of TSBs uncovers a TSB# 03-01 dated July 23, 2003. The TSB has to...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Alfa Romeo spider 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZAR9160000
HI Gents, The customer at the moment appears to be happy with the vehicle. The idle did stabilise after the throttle clean but I still beleave there still is a fault in the idle motor or engine eg timing or air leak. I need the vehicle back for further checkin...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L torque converter VIN: WAUED28D8X
closed with fix, Thanks for clearing up the nebulous instructions in the manual. remove the shudder wheel, make your distance measurements, then add in the thickness of the shutter wheel. In this case the factory 4mm shim made the measurements come out perfect...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUDC68D41
Many good suggestions, Jeff from VT and James from PA nailed it. The heater core was partially clogged. Back flushed it and all is well. I would have replaced the core but monitary restraints prevented the customer from replacing the core. Back flushing was a ...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGJ6326S
never found problem. customer took vehicle to dealer, thanks to all who replied. happy hollidays
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Left blend door VIN: SALPV1247T
Thanx to all who replied. All were on the ball with this one. The blend door servo was not the only problem. Jim from NY was extra helpful due to the fact he mentioned that the servo takes out the head, as it was in my case as well. Thanx again!
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L climate control VIN: WDBCB25D4H
Thanks So much for everyones help! I had a nagging feeling I was missing something, which turned out to be the case. Although I believe new panels are better than reman. our success rate with programa units has been over 90 percent. It turns out that the aux. ...
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1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Door VIN: SCBLB1E2XC
Thank you for all your useful replies, service light was are-set successfully (don't have much repair info for Bentley, but it sure is nice to see BMW equipment all over). Took the car home to my peaceful garage and took the escution off the inside door handle...
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55K8Y
Vehicle is fixed... sort of. Chris and Gerald recommended a new throttle module which was my next logical step already. Wayne pointed out that a drive cycle completion was critical to reset the t/body code reset. The car started backfiring under accel. and blo...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L water pump VIN: WVWMA63B7X
this vehicle was quite tricky but i got it i bought the pump from napa the new line and this being my first one it took me 4-5 hours to complete. hanks for all the info guys your tips is what help me fix this car .
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