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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGH83461
cust complains that engine failsafe display comes on and engine surges violently.this has been happening for a couple of months now,but may only do this once or twice a week. every time he comes in the same codes are there.i have only seen the problem once,see... Trouble codes: 117 (throttle potentiometer signal), 119 (throttle potentiometer signal 2), 115 (maf signal), 133 (spring checkthrottle actuator)
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAFB3200L
HI guys this one has got me by the ears.This BMW came in with the display indicating that the self levelling suspension inop. I remembered that BMW had a bulliten gor this ,and it said to replaced the suspension module, so which I did recode it, car left and r...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Climat Control VIN: SAJAC02E81
Vehicle climate control has no heat, cooling side works perfectly but when climate control is pushed up to gain heat only ambient temp air is blown, or sometimes even still a/c cooled air. Unable to find any test data and no codes available. Vehicle has electr...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L hard hot restart VIN: WDBCA37AXE
Hi Mercedes gurus this one is driving me crazy. On a hot restart it loads up and you have to press the acclerator to clean it out. The idle motor does work but it seems to be getting fuel from somewhere when hot. It runs great once started and no problems when...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA3E1RA
This is a strange problem, maybe a Mercedes tech has seen this one. Vehicle runs normally in park, engine revs smoothly, when try to accelerate from a dead stop it is almost good at a very light throttle, normal throttle it goes to about 1500-1800RPM and bogs ...
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1985 Other European MONDIAL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, EXHAUST OVERHEAT VIN: ZFFUC15A1F
This Mondial presented with driver coimplaint of no power & "SLOW DOWN" light coming on. Driver has history of very limited driving in this vehicle, usually 1 road trip of a hundred miles per year. Driver regularly starts and idles vehicle for 20 minutes weekl...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L headlight VIN: 3VWCS21C51
We broke off the headlight release hook when trying to rotate it to remove the headlight. Has anyone found a way to release this once the finger hook is broken? The ring is concealed behind the housing and we haven't been able to get at the ring to rotate it. ...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Alternator and or circuit VIN: YV1AX885XM
Car was towed to shop - complaint; Died while driving, started acting funny - hesitating & would not exceed 50 km/h. Lights would pulse in interior just before car started acting up. Replaced alternator, has been bench tested as o.k. but the source is question...
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L ac comp. VIN: YV1KS9513R
NO POWER GOING TO AC COMP. TESTED SWITCH FOR LOW AND HIGH SIDES TRIED A GOOD USED CONT. HEAD. THIS HAVC UNIT IS THE AUTO AC THAT VOLVO USED FOR SOME TIME I have not had any big trubels befor just one cont. head. Any ideas would help. Duane
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Thanks for the inputs guys, Turned out to be a scanner issue. I was using a generic obII scanner. A uppdated scanner with a audi adapter was able to pull codes. I thought all OBDII was the same? Thanks for your thoughts and ideas.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
It was cat protection shutting down the cylinder. Still not certain why both the Snap On scanner as well as my World Wide smog machine would not show codes under generic mode. I was able to go under global to codes last drive cycle to find what code it was. co...
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L sunroof VIN: 108.18-12-
Sunroof now works like a charm. all replies were insightful and had the right type of technical info that made tackling the repair fun and satisfying. Removing the fabric panel is very easy, just pull down the front edge and then carefully slide it out of the ...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L High Idle VIN: WDBBA45A9B
Well this one is some what fix. I could not figure out where the wire to pin#2 of the idle control module came from. I tried chasing the wire down but it got lost in the main body harness and i didnt want to cut it open. This is what fix it, I installed a gene...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L 0.5 mm blu/blk single pin female bullet connector VIN: WDBGA63E2S
Thanks for all your replies. Some of you were correct about it having something to do with an unincluded option like the telephone or the antenna. I never found the exact location I pulled the connector from, but it was likely a dummy hole to keep it out of th...
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L running lights VIN: YS3AK75E1P
Thank's for the help. I pulled all fueses and relays lights stays on. Shoted light to ground to see where it was shorted to power, all lights went off and stayed off. Car as ben gone for many weeks.
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, TCS LAMP ON VIN: YS3CL48M3P
1st let me say this car was and is a mess. Customer indicated it all started when he executed a panic stop and activated the ABS - I don't see how that could have caused all the problems it had. System uses the ABS module as the Traction control unit as well, ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C71
We verified voltage to the fuel cut off solenoid and even applied voltage to be sure that it was open. I didn't mention the timing belt because that seemed to me an obvious test that any professional should have checked already. We also verified that the engin... Trouble codes: 01268 (p1562 fuel quantity adjuster upper limit value).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M02
cat was replaced under warrenty.replaced coil pack at our shop eveything is fine customer is very happy thank you for th replies i recieved dave Trouble codes: P1355, 90420 (catalyst system efficiency too low bank1).
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