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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L long start VIN: WBACB4320S
HI BIMMER TECHS, This car came first on the hook found bad ecu replaced with used unit. A week later has a long crank to get started,he said it was doing this before the ecu went bad. We checked for codes with one of those code and service lite resetters. I ca... Trouble codes: 42 (dwa/ews input)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJF65F3W
Guys have this 210 with a battery drain, Its a 1998 e-320, battery was replaced a few weeks ago, altenator is charging with no problems. I have checked for current draw and found about .032 amp draw, have remoed all fuses and seems that when i removed the the ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transfer case VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
need some help Benz techs out there. this ml 320 has a clunk on the driveline / trans that happens taking off from a stop, and it feels like a delayed engagement of the front end. Iknow these borg warner transfer cases are known to have some problems were the ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L bas VIN: WDC1631542
Hi gents I received this vehicle from another workshop and i got this code. Does any one know where the bas film is in the car and does it need recoding after it has been fitted. I am a bit heisitant to order any parts any help would be appreciated if someone ...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.2L heater controls
This car has manual heater levers that work but the fans do not come on with the heater fan switch. Customer brought the car back but could not leave the car. I checked the wiring to the engine fan and all the fuses but did not have time to see if the switch w...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
Any help from VW techs is appreciated. This vehicle has a small evap leak code. I have smoked the heck out of this thing and can not come to any conclusions. Anything common on these that I can go to directly and look at? Thanks in advance for your help. Trouble codes: 442 (small evap leak)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Car came in with ABS light on. We had codes 18256 and 18057. Replaced ABS module. ABS light is out now but ASR light is on. Is there a relearn procedure for steering angle sensor? Is the ASR system part of ABS module? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tha...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, smoking VIN: 3VWSP69M51
this is a GREASE CAR conversion car.it runs on both veggie and diesel.car was smoking at idle and customer brought to my shop to change the injectors he had purchased.i changed the injectors and it ran better and customer took the car.it's now a month later an... Trouble codes: 17656 (start of cold start injector controll difference)
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1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Surge VIN: YV1AX8851K
hello everyone really need some help on this one! car came on hook with drivability problem. when you start the car it will idle ok. when you press on the accelerator pedal very lightly the car will move say 3-4 mph the second you give it more pedal or start t... Trouble codes: 221 (adaptive fuel trim lean)
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L torque tube VIN: YV1LW5245W
Hello a few months back i had the driveshaft repaired by cardanic tel [...] . New front joint new u joints and balanced, it had a vibration and slight noise in the front. Now is very noisy from the back when turning or going straight sometimes, it sound...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L no symptoms VIN: YV1LW61J1Y
This car came to us after visiting a couple other shops, including the dealer. None of the six readiness monitors will re-set, and the car is due for state inspection. There are no divability issues, and no MIL, and no pending codes in memory. Using the factor... Trouble codes: N/A (testing and results)
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1999 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF7337X
The vehicle has not returned for further diagnosis/repairs. Apparently it would be very helpful to have the factory GT-1 scantool to properly diagnose this code. Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed. Factory code.), P0446 (Evap vent solenoid problem. Generic code.).
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
Research and replies would point to an intermittently defective LDP pump. The customer has yet to return even for the gas cap he already paid for. I assume that he will return, we will put the gas cap on, clear the code, code will return, we'll put an LDP on a... Trouble codes: 183 (leakage diagnosis system. system leak).
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2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBAA272000
Hi gents, The fix was the airmass meter. I reset the ecu again and took the car for a drive the following morning and the car would not play up. I still wasn't satisfied so i ran my snap on scanner on the car and studied the lamda readings and they always stay...
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1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2L Frt. Brakes
Hello All, Sorry for the late close here, but my tech had to leave town for a week with a mom in the hospital (in Maine). Well, all is good (at least with the brakes). The master cylinder resolved our problem. We still have yet to test drive the car due to a b...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
WE wound up sending the abs module out to be repaired and I repaired a failed connector at the left front wss. Those two items were intermittent, causing the throttle to go into limp home momentarily. I also swapped the maf out with one we had on hand since th...
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L handling VIN: SAJDA42B91
Most of the 7 replies I recieved said to look for worn, loose or tight steering or suspension parts, especially lower control arm bushings. We have been thru all of that, everything looks good. The customer decided to store her car for the winter. In the sprin...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter ring gear VIN: WDBJG72F1V
Fixed! turns out that the vacuum hose that supplies the fuel pressure regulator gets its supply from the rear of the intake. we pulled the spark plugs after the vehicle sat and noticed that the #8 plug was wet / the nipple for the fuel pressure regulator suppl...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L shifter VIN: WDBJF83JXY
hello, it took awhile to get the car back in as the customer was not that worried. The shift rod bushing seems to be the fix. we replaced it a few days ago and the shifter vibration has been gone so far. It did not appear to be severly worn but perhaps a littl...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWAC63B71
This vehicle is repaired.I did change the tensioner for the chain that goes around the camshafts and its been several days now and it is still quiet.This tensioner is fed by motor oil and from what I gather the tensioner must of had alittle sludge in it and wa...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWVD63B04
This is a chronological list of what was done according to our Servcie order Complete computer scan P1103 - Oxygen Sensor circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1 Slow P0139 - Oxygen Senor circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2 Slow P0300 - Intermittent miss fire recognized P0304 - Miss fi...
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