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1982 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8302C
I just had about 15 minutes to look at this (Remote Location). No power to fuel pump. Pump works, tested main and fuel pump relays, they are switching. I don't have the BMW service test kit or the Bosch L-Jetronics Fuel Injection Testing Procedures Brochure or...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5326W
hELLO BMW TECHS. THIS VEHICLE CAME WIHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. FOUND MISFIRE CODES ON #8 AND #2 CYLS. ROAD TESTED CAR STARTED MISFIRE AT 45MPH @ [...] IN 3rd GEAR. TOOK ENGINE COVERS FOUND WATER AND CORROSSION @ SAPRK PLUG HOLES CLEANED HOLES REPLACED S... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0308 (cyl8 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire)
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Accessories VIN: WNBAG63585
Good morning group i have an 05 745il that was just brought in from a local body shop. They had just replaced the left rear door. I was told that the only thing that happened while it was there was that the battery went dead and they had to jump start it. The ...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Accessories VIN: SAJNN234XR
hi there, client has flat battery-he mentioned that for the longest time if he left blower motor on slow(speed one) the fan kept running and he stopped it by leaving it on posision three(high). now fan stays running at all times-battery drains. hoping for some...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1070421
This is actually a 500sl with the inline six cylinder. There is no a/c compressor engagement at all. I can jumper the comp and works ok. I have converted system to 134a and system has enough 134a. There is no power to pressure switch at the receiver drier. I h...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L RF Window VIN: WDBFA67EXS
SL 500 Convertible, Rf window works normally with the center consloe switch,problem is that it is supposed to be slightly down when you close the door, and then close in the fully up postion, driver side window works fine. also tha battery is draining down ove...
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1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Air door VIN: YS3CF48W5S
Hello, This saab was brought Into my shop for no A/C. It has plenty Of heat So we check All the fuses And looked for any tsbs.We can move The cable for The air door and switch from heat To Ac. I talked to saab And said most common is control unit. This unit...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD63B7X
CAR CAME INTO SHOP BELT HAD CAME OFF AND WHEN CAME OFF DAMAGED WIRES TO COOLING FAN, PRESSURE SWITCH AND HOOD LATCH. REWIRED AS PER MITCHELL WIRE DIAGRAMS AND A/C CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE. I ASSUME MY WIRING IS CORRECT, WENT TO A/C CUT-OFF CONTROL MODULE BUT AM ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L fan VIN: 3VMRC29M4X
I thinso need replace fan control switch o fan control module I not sure thanks salvador
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L mil VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Thanks for a great number of responses to this question. We checked the back pressure on the right cat. as many of you suggested and found our problem. After explaining this to the customer, he requested replacement of both sides @$1100/each! Unfortunately he ...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8348Y
This one is fixed! I was replacing the wrong one. I was replacing the pre O2 on the drivers side, when I should have been replacing the pre O2 on the passenger side. As many of you pointed out. The #1 side for BMW V8/V12 engines will always be on the side wher... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sens B1 Sen1).
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L alarm system VIN: SAJKY1743L
Thanks for the replies to this one. The alarm module WAS located upwards of the steering column and to the left. I used a pick tool and unplugged it...problem solved. Auto wholesaler wasn't interested in repairing or resetting the system. Just wanted the syste...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA90D9J
I had several of you suggest a crank sensor and 2 said EZL and that was what I was thinking , so I went over everything one more time and even though the ohm meter said I had a good ground, when I tugged on the brown wire it pulled out of the eyelet with littl...
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L dashborad VIN: WPOJB0929E
Dear Friends, thanks for all which have replied. The conclusion is: Porsche never produced a good dashboard dis- reassembly (exploded) view for the 928; as we have now in the Boxster and 911 (996) manuals. Uli
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWEE83A1S
will this one got away from me. the customer said car was not worth the hassel of going any further. i want to thank everyone that helped. Trouble codes: 00758 (secondary air system), 00561 (mixture adatationexceeded limit), 00537 (lambda controlresulatin g limit not reached), 00513 (engine speed sender no signal).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSC29M2X
Thank you for your help. Most said is was the speedo drive gear. Close, but no prize. In this case it was a poor connection at the VSS on top of the trans. I was looking at the wrong sensor. The VSS for the speedo is under what looks like an aluminum cloth pro...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Thanks well both randys said there should be a sticker but found none.When looking for sticker I turned on radio It works now! thanks for the code from paul even though I wasnt brave enough to try it.My dealer says that it has to be hooked up to their almighty...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, I got several replies on this one confirming my suspicions that this was a MAF sensor problem. We replaced the MAF, the car has been gone a few days now with no problems, so we'll call it a fix. Thanks again to everyone who helped! Phil Skorupa E... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 Mixture Adaptation Mult. System Too Lean).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions
Thanks for your thoughts, converter from VW was the fix. Nothing worse than putting on a new part and having it cause a comeback. Trouble codes: 420 (catayst efficiency).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Thanks to Dollard, Dewey and Eugene for their helpful replies, but alas; the P1103 is still a mystery. I have an aquaintance who works with VW and is going to volunteer some time with me on a future weekend to tackle this stumper. I will post any results in th...
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