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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Attn BMW techs, I have a 740 il here that is acting very weird. We just installed a new water pump, radiator, t-stat, and rad cap- bled system. Vehicle originally came in with a waterpump leak. The car left ok. Cust went to double chk coolant next day when veh...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Engine
The instrument cluster has a LED for service. I reset the oil lamp and service light, But the LED has not reset. The LED has 4 Green bars, 1 Yellow and 1 Red. I Have a Modis with Euro. Any Ideas on how to reset the LED Bar? Thanks Randall Randall [...]
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Loss of coolant VIN: WBAGG83451
This car has been in and out of our shop for a while now. This is the first time I have had the chance to look at it. Customer is complaining of a loss of coolant of about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon every couple of weeks. No visual signs of coolant residue around ...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1231301204
This is my project car.Rebuilt engine and drove a couple of times then parked.Now 4 years later.On test drive trans flares on 2-3 shift.All gears work fine except for flare.No slipping in any range.Drain and refill shows fluid looks new.Replaced with new dexro...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: WDB2020262
The fuel gauge either reads full or empty:It will read empty when tank is less than 1/2 full and full when tank is over 1/2 full. We tested sender units. They appear to be working ok.(ohms tested ok.We operated floats "in circuit", that gives same high or low ...
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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWCB515ON
hello techs; this volkswagen surges real high + low only when cold , runs new after engine warms up . the 2-sensors on top of thermostat [coolant ] have been changed.not sure on testing fault codes. novice on this veh. tia. tf.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
I need some help from you VW guys. Id like to thank everyone who takes the time to offer help. This car origanally came in with p0132 (no upstream o2 signal). I found a vacuum leak & repaired. Also checked o2 voltage with dvom, sensor worked but only switched ... Trouble codes: P0134 (upstream o2 sensor-no signal), P0140
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Have this volks. that idles fine but when given throttle it bogs horribly. There are no fault codes. We have tried 2 mass air flow sensors, a new trottle body module, dropped exhaust. Car has good fuel pressure and volume. It acts just like a bad maf but not t...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1KS9600T
I began diagnosis with my Snap-on MT2500 to look for proper O2 sensor operation. On first hook-up, all OBD II readiness monitors were complete. However, car was operating in open loop and would not kick over to closed loop. O2 sensor readings on the red brick ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L low beams VIN: WBAAB6404E
sorry guys it took so long to respond, and i regret to say the customer has picked up his vehicle. the only thing i found that wasn't working was the low beam check relay, which is a printed circuit board underneath the fuse box. the only way i could find it w...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAGF6328S
Hello all, We were unable to repair this vehicle and refered it to the dealer for further diagnosis. I was hoping for some input from the customer as to what the dealer found, but we thus-far have received no information. Many of those who replied suggeste...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix. As everyone said the problem was with the pcv plate, pretty staight forward replacement- removed intake manifold and replaced gaskets & plate. Thanks again to all who replied.
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Fuel pressure VIN: SAJHX1742R
Most of the replies addressed items already tested. The main culprits have turned out to be the O2 sensor relay that powers the fuel pump relay; replacing that solved the lack of pressure bnuild-up during cranking. The other helpful tip concerned the in tank p...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L power seat and windows VIN: WDBRF52H96
Many thanks to all who took thier time to give information on this vehicle.With zero information in Alldata, and a limited amount of experience with 'cans' I have opted to let this vehicle go to the dealer. I replaced all of the units that were submerged. On...
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1971 Porsche 911 .0L Misfire VIN: 9111100684
thanks to rick,richard,henry and skip all is well they had they firing order all screwed up thanks to all car runs great IATN is a great place for techs to keep from banging their heads and get real help from other techs that have been there.GOD BLESS all..chr...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E1X
Here is the recap: no boost pressure from port on turbo body to port 'C' of boost pressure control valve, and if pressure is bypassed from main air tube for testing purposes to give pressure at port 'C' on boost pressure control valve, boost pressure is not re... Trouble codes: 1549 (Charge Air Malfunction).
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
thanks for all help. it was an internally shorted abs control module shutting down network. unplugging module eliminated communication fault with air bag system. this is a resale cust. so we went with a used part. thanks again for all help.
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L abs lamp on VIN: YU1KS96135
i never got this this car back in thank everyone for your help
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