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1976 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L Stall
I am in need of an electrical diagram for the fuel pump circuit. None of my books or Alldata go back this far. Any help would be appreciated. Email or fax [...] Thanks Richard.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Hello Guys, I got this 2000 A6 Audi 2.7 driving me crazy, it came in with engine light on, engine has a little misfire & surge , you feel the mis while you in the car its like the engine is jerking, drives excellent with no problem what so ever, only when its ... Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire), 301 (Cyl 1 misfire)
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4329R
Hello again we have this BMW that is driving us crazy. It came in running poorly found code for mas air flow sensor replaced sensor and car ran good test drove car and let it sit over night. The next morning went to start it and it took a long crank before it ...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBAAM5345Y
hello tecs this one came in with after it warms up no up shift and SES LIGHT COMES ON. stays in low i am very limited on info for this one getting ready to recomand replace trans is there anything i should look for or test solinoid etc.. also cust. says after ...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L cigarette lighter VIN: WBANB33525
Sorry, this is an easy one, but I cannot find it in Alldata. The front cigarette lighter does not work. I think something shorted it out. I can't find the fuse panel. The manual says it is in the luggage compartment. It is not the fuse panel under the hood. Do...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJHD1045X
Hi Guys, This car intermittently will go into limp home mode,Jaguar calls it performance restricted. When it first came in,the engine management system had a [...](key transponder failure or o/c,s/c or high resistance).I checked all wiring from key trans...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift inhibited when hot or when under hard lo VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
hello jaguar techs we have a 2000 s type that will shift fine when cold ( unless extreme throttle pressure is applied "wot" )will inhibit 4th gear when it gets up to temp after about 8-10 miles of driving read all posts on valve block failures and 4-3 pre stro...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c hose VIN: S3JSIKK987
Gentleman I'm replacing combo hose from compressor to condenser and low side. This hose slips into another hose I'm trying to figuere out what kind of tool is needed to separate hoses. Please advice I don't do much work on Jaguars but good customer I'm trying ...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WDBBA45A4B
help m.benz techs!! customer complained of a rattle noise from engine when started cold- we confirmed a loose timing chain and worn gears- all rails looked ok- customer opted for just the driver side cam gear which was worn the worse. we walked a new chain thr...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F7T
Hello, This car is very intermidate along with perdictable. This car has been at the dealer for 4 months. They say it is fuel and have repaired and or replace lines and even sent the injection pump out for rebuild.. None of this has helped.. Intermitant... T...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front crank seal VIN: WPOCA2985W
after running at mid range rpm for a few moments this engine makes a horriffic squealing sound. I have traced it to air being drawn in through the front crank seal. the noise goes away when the dipstick is removed. there is a lot of vacuum at the dipstick tube...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTTH23B5
Okay it's back again. but with new code. Sorry but I really don't VW's much. This is the history of this car since 9-1-06. Car comes in for inspection with check engine light on, P0139 O2 heater, replace O2. Dealer sends O2 for AHA engine and we have ATQ, so w... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake Air Sensor), P0420 (Cat Efficency), P0139 (Bank 1 sensor 2 heater)
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L steering angle sensor VIN: 3VWCM31Y45
this vehicle was in an accident but it was mainly under carriage. rear axle was replaced and minor body dammage.after repairs the abs light was on and the asr/esp light was on. this light is a warning triangle with a circle around it. it is used to warn the dr...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, HARD STARTING VIN: YV1FA8841L
This wonderful car has a hard restart after the engine has run for awhile. Even when cold the engine seems to missfire when just started then smooths out within 10 seconds after the car is running. I have verified good fuel pressure. The spark plugs, wires, ca...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ride control VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hello. We have a 2001 Volvo V70 XC-AWD in the shop with what seems like a problem...but we are not entirely sure if it is an actual problem, or if it is just characteristic of this vehicle. At highway speeds, after hitting a medium sized bump/expansion joint O...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Battery draw VIN: ZARBC57OXJ
Well I got this one fixed about five hours after I posted the help request. I had narrowed it down to the power window cicuit but could not find anything in the power window. I finally found the problem in the passive restraint seatbelts. Frank from New Jersey...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L brake light on VIN: WBAGG8349Y
I appreciate all nine replies I got on this BMW. All of you suggested to replace the brake pad sensors. I had to wait for the vehicle to come back but finally replaced the sensors and problem solved. Again, thank you for your help.
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6046X
thanks to everybody who offered help on this one. the mafs did seem to fix the problem. i will know for sure when my customer gets back from his vacation. hopefully the light stays off. thanks again to everyone. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tire wear VIN: SAJKN6044X
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELPED WITH THIS ONE, ALL WERE GREAT POINTS. i THINK MARK SAID WHAT WE HAD DONE WHEN THE CLIENT WAS IN. THE CAR NOW HAS A VERY POS CAMBER AND TOE IS 0. CLIENT CAME BACK AND SAID THE CAR RIDES GREAT. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HOW THE NEXT SET OF...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DIY
Thanks for the help. The reponses were varied. The suggestions ranged from dirty oil (oil change or low oil was suggested), stretched chain, vvt actuator to replacement of all chains, guides and tensioners. We also tested the vvt solenoids and associated wirin...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Accessories VIN: 1160331210
Thank you as always for the help. the power window relay is in the left hand kick panel behind carpet behind the hood release handle. A new relay restored the windows operation.
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2002 Other European 75 2.5L traction control VIN: SARRJSLLM2
Thanks for the replies, The problem was the servo motor to the throttle body was faulty. I replaced it and now it all works o.k. I test drove the car for 20 minutes and returned the car to the customer.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWSB69M81
a big 'thank you' to fred from texas, the purge valve under the hood was slightly stuck 'open' when not in use. the smoke machine confirmed this and eliminated all other components in the system. after two test drives with a cool down period in between, the ev... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large EVAP System Leak).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L N/S Front Door Lock VIN: WVWZZZ3BZ2
Customer has decided to take the vehicle to the main dealer he purchased it from. He is negotiating some sort of deal to keep the cost down. They too have confirmed what the original main dealer stated. Thanks for the input on this. I did try all the suggestio...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L speedometer VIN: YV1AA885XL
I got the spedo working. I am not calling it 100% fix, I spliced a ground wire to the return wire from speed sensor. According to my wiring diagram, the speed sensor wires go directly to the instrument cluster. I cheched another vehicle that was in the shop, v...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: YV1LW5570W
Sure glad I didnt buy an ECU! Turned out to be a short in the harness! to verify before I stripped the plastic housing I cut the twisted pair (both the wires to the ECT) and ran my own, Voltage dropped to 5 volts and all was well! NOT REALLY it seams when this... Trouble codes: 123 (ect).
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L ABS module ?? VIN: YV1LW56DXY
it appears that this vehicle is fixed. Replaced the Brake controll module with new dealer one. customer did not want to have his fixed for some reason. It has been about 1 week and all is good. Thanks for all who replied the EBCM.
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