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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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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADR633XX
for all you BMW gurus out here I could use some help with this one. I have 540i that is stumping me, this car will not upshift and it does not matter if it is in second third or fourth gear,after you have accelerated hard unto the highway it will not come out ...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks In Advance- This car has a complaint of a very intermittant stall, with an immediate restart, has no codes and no other symptoms that occur when driving normally. Any common causes or ideas? Jason [...]
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L 1-2, 3-4 upshift VIN: SAJKX604XX
Prior to delivering this vehicle to the owner, I had a gold certified Jaguar mechnic look over everything. He did a final adjustment to the trans cable due to a P1772 code. Drove the car for 2 miles. Jagman noticed the shifty trans and said that it was an adap...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L rear ride hight VIN: WDBCA39EMA
Hello MB fans. The rear suspension on this car keeps going up to full high. I have adjusted the height from the adjuster on rear sway bar 2 times. Drove it around the block and it was ok. After a couple of hours the car is back to sitting very high in rear and...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag System VIN: WDBRF61J71
Hello Iatn members, I'm working on this vehicle with srs code B1041. I can not find any information of all the resources I used. Can any European technician elaborate what this code mean? Any help with this code, I would very appreciate.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E01
I have a Evap code P0455(gross leak) on this ML430 and have hit a dead end. System is tight, purge and vent valves opening and closing(sealing also). My questions are... What voltages should I see at the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor at 25 mbar,pressure released(g... Trouble codes: P0455
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L electrical VIN: YS3FB49S93
Car came in with no crank/start problem. Diagnosed as starter, replaced starter and started fine several times. Parked car and went to start later, two clicks from starter and no crank. Replaced battery and started fine several times again. Now it sometimes cl...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
This Jetta has me on the ropes and it seems like such a cut and dry issue, but the more I get into it the worse it seems. I keep getting misfire codes on #2 and 3, it also looks like the car is running lean, but when you start it cold you get smoke like it's r... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M52
This Volks has a very short glow plug light (under 2secs) and a lumpy idle when cold. I tried a new ECT sensor because when unplugged, I got a nice long glow. No change though. Next checked glow plugs and found that one plug was bad. We replaced all four. This...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Traction, ABS, Brake light VIN: YV1SW61R72
Brake, ABS, traction, and check engine lights are on. Replaced known problem: brake pedal position sensor and drove vehicle and light did not return. Car has not returned to shop yet, but customer called me and said lights were back on. Trying to get some info...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBADN534XY
all you guys hit the nail on the head. yes it was the resistor and it is fixed and the customer is happy. thanks for the help Dan
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: SALTL1542Y
The fuse box did the trick. alldata wireing is vague and hard to read for land rovers and with the coast of this fuse box I wanted to be sure. also when I called the dealer back to order the part they wanted the vin and the price went up a hundred dollers. Tha...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63B5W
Thanks to all who replied. I got an overwhelming response confirming my thoughts that this was a situation that I would not be able to address properly without updating my scanner. I can't justify this expense for this rare instance and have chosen to refer th...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Sorry it took me a bit to get back here. I have had computer issues. But as many as you said, it did end up just being the brake switch. It confuses me that the glow plug lamp would blink for the brake lamp circut, but hey, there is weirder things I have run i...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Air In System VIN: YV1RS59V64
Thanks for responding guys! Brought the car back, re-bled system with helper in the car (keeping light pressure on the pedal at all times per alldata). Followed alldata's l/f,r/f,l/r,r/r sequence...and the car still had a low pedal. Test drove car...not great....
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