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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Door Seals VIN: WBABN33461
This car is one of several E-46's we are seeing lately with the trim on the inside of the door seal falling off, almost all of them show signs of previous attempts at regluing. What alternatives are there, can anyone suggest a glue to use or is the answer it r...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Hello everyone, this 2000 Jaguar XJ8 has a very hard time starting. Cranks fine, but wont run well at all. It has misfire codes on every cylinder. Pulled spark plugs and found them black and fuel fouled. Replaced plugs, same thing. When it does run it backfire... Trouble codes: P0300, P1314 (Misfire over limits bank 1), P1316 (Misfire over limits Bank 2)
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L left blower VIN: SALPV1648Y
I have this Range Rover with left heater blower motor stuck in one relatively high speed. With Autologic I have message: "Left Blower Motor Circuit Fault (Stop Mode)" I checked relays at the relay box at the engine compartment. When I removed relay the blower ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
replaced sender with updated version worked for awhile. Reprogram? gauge? connection ?
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC upshifts VIN: WDC2030422
This is a friends vehicle, the fault started about 6 months ago at 10,000km. At times the car stays in low gear and moves at about 15km/h with the engine at high revs. As this car is still under warranty it has been returned to Mercedes Benz for repairs so I d...
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1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
Hey all you porsche guys and gals need some expertice on the climate control system. i have only ambient temp air blowing out of the vents no cold or hot but i can change where the air comes out normaly.My largest problem is the lack of information avalible to...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Safety VIN: WDWBH63B21
Need some help on this one. Car is a 2000 VW Passat with the 30v v-6 engine. Customer complaint was the following Electrical problems. First the a/c stopped cooling, then the int fan stopped working and the cruise control does not work. Then none of the con...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ac switch compressor blower motor VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Found ac compressor not coming on and blower not blowing. light on switch not on. powered pin number ten at ecm and system works but blower only has one speed please please help
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C91
no ac. compressor does not engage. replaced many parts. checked all power and grounds ok. can manually turn on compressor but it will not engage on its own until the fans come on then its only on foir a while. blows cold for a bit then no compressor agian. nee...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWCE63B05
Vehicle is at local body shop, to have front end hit repaired. They were welding on the vehicle with battery disconnected. They connected battery, started car and drove it out of the shop for the day. At closing time they want to put it back inside it does not...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Alarm VIN: WAURD68D61
Thanks to all the techs who responded. The customer was leaving the windows partially open to cool the vehicle. We had the vehicle on our lot with the windows up & alarm on for several days and had no problems.
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
Ok finally i've not fixed it yet, i did not find elements to think problem is outside tranny, so after have read some cases from Europe where after an audi multitronic fail, customers send cars to dealer and they reapir tranny saying problem is the forward and...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB2309H
nost replies said the radio was bad and needed replaced. however we found if you unhook the white wire that goes to the antanna motor ( elect antenna ), the noise will stop. if you unhook the wire at the antenna motor, it makes no difference. now the radio is ...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBSBF0328S
This car seems to be fixed. Had it coded yesteday and now everthing thing works in the car. All the lights work and all the gauges seem to work. The only problem is that the ABS light is on and BMW said that there is an ABS harness you have to get after the cl...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGH83471
I'm closing this request because I'm running out of time and I have not seen the car back for further testing since I sent this post. We will start with a transmission service, fluid looked very dark. Thanks to all that took the time to reply.
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHW1742P
Thanks for all the advise. It was a stuck heated o2 relay, wich was cuased by the fuel pump conecter being burnt and haveing to much resitance. Thanks again.
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L ac idle up circuit VIN: 10704412D5
thanks to the eight who replied. after digging through old books, i found one that was label bmw, which was really the mercedes book i was looking for, PUT IN THE WRONG COVER. the procedure was to turn the ac on, turn the power steering to load it, and adjust ...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1070421
I took apart the a/c panel and found a bad connection at one of the rocker switches. After this was cleaned and reinstalled I got power to and through the low pressure switch. The compressor worked fine for about 5 minutes when the rocker switch was on the a/c...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L hazards electronic suspension VIN: WDBFA68FS1
Thanks guys for the input there was abad connection by fusebox. Thanks again.
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WPOAA0941D
Quite a few said to look for a 'double' relay in an underhood box, left side , cowl area. No such beast exists, howeverit did indeed have a bad rad. switch. Tim from Eurotech in Grand Rapids, MI was right on the money. He took the time to tell me how the syste...
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1981 Triumph TR8 3.5L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: TPVDJ8AT21
Thanks to those of you who replied. We finally got a wiring diagram-- thanks to NAPA Training--but ultimately it didn't provide the info we were looking for. We found a Triumph chat room on the internet and we talked to several guys who owned similar cars. Man...
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8706V
Well, I ended up finding a couple of things wrong, but it boiled down to a bad coil pack. When my apprentice pulled the plugs for the compression test, he cracked the porcelein on the #2 plug, and didn't pull the wires off corectly, so he pulled two of them ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L passenger and both rear pwr wndws VIN: WVWMA63B9X
After I posted this question this car had to be pushed to the back row , i pulled it in this morning, checked the responses i recieved , and fixed it. thanks to Obie from Oregon,(Your reply had good descriptions and i didn't know the lock switch would roll the...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V1Y
thanks for all that replied. We rechecked timing belt alignment and found timing belt alignment was off causing no start.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L cam correlation VIN: WVWUH23B1Y
Thanks group! This one finally got fixed thanks especially to the help from Agostino (Ontario), Perri (Arizona) and Paul (Connecticut) who nailed it immediately. The tech who worked on this prior to me had switched the tensioners from side to side while doing ...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV2MB4708H
tnanx for aLL the replies, the problem was the pcm, the cheapest onewass almost 600$ ouch!!! Trouble codes: P0725.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L pcm VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Well the most responses said to change the temp sensor. We did and so far no check engine light. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L a/c system VIN: YV1LZ5645W
This was a hard one while talking to the costomer found that a friend/relative had replaced the evaporater. Removed the dash to do so. We sent the car to the volvo dealership due to lack of proper software for solis. The dealer had it for two days and was unab...
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