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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA6324R
This car was towed in with a bad misfire and would sometimes stall out. I had put in a new fuel pump/fuel sending unit assy. about 2 months ago because the pump had gone dead. I pulled the sending units out of the left and right sides of the fuel tank and foun...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windows, turn signal indicators, wipers, lack of c VIN: WBADD6324V
It was raining when I pulled vehicle into shop, wipers were inop. When I got into the shop I noticed that windows were inop. I turned wiper switch on High so that I would know if they started working. I got out of car and went to get scanner(Autologic). Upon r...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter motor VIN: WBADD6323V
HI, EVERYONE, FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROBLEM. I HAVE 97 BMW 528i WITH NO START CONDITION. SINCE I DO NOT HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH BMW, HERE I AM ASKING YOUR HELP. WHEN TURN IGNITION KEY TO CRANK POSITION, NOTHING HAPPEN. CK BATTERY-OK, CK START...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L srs VIN: WBABR3343Y
Greetings All, This BMW was hit in the rear. There was no air bag deploiment. SRS light was not on after repair. Car returned to body shop with SRS light on. Using Autologic I have no comm with the SRS module. All other control units are on line. The body sho...
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1983 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJAY1346D
this jaguar 4.2l came in running rich and customer also wanted fuel switching solenoids to work properly for dual fuel tank system. the customer also states vehicle intermittently will not start, acts like its loaded up. we have good spark and 32 psi. fuel pre...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: DA28D7JF48
Vehicle came in with cold hard start long crank time. Found overvoltage protection relay fuse blown. Cold start injector started working. checked fuel press supply from fuel pump, a little high. Engine now starts cold easily but stalls after running 3-4 second...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Blower VIN: WDBGB34E5P
Hi MB techs. Sometimes blower will not work. No low voltage signal coming from control panel. New one is $1200.00. I was reading in past tech mails that there might be a supplier who handles remanufactured ones. If anyone knows of a source I would really appre...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
HI MERCEDES TECHS i HAVE A ML 320 WITH A NO GAS PEDAL. ANY TIME i ACCEL CAR WILL START TO IDLE ROUGH & WON'T MOVE I SCAN IT NO CODES. CHECK FOR ANY ACTUATOR RESET PROCEDURES CANT FIND ANY PLEASE HELP
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering motor VIN: WMWRC33455
I checked vehicle & found electric power steering motor stays running with vehicle off. Alldata does not show electrical diagrams for this vehicle & i am not sure where to look. Any help would be appriciated ! (Mike)
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Brake booster VIN: YS3ED48E6Y
Good afternoon everyone, I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 that came in for a hard brake petal that we diagnosed as a bad booster (you could hear the booster hissing) We replaced the booster with a used one and everything was alright until today. It's been about 2 weeks ...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L ETS light on VIN: YVJS56D4X2
ETS light on,pulled codes generic OBD2 scanner do not have volvo software. Code 1615 and 1608, Can not fined these codes in alldata or Identa fix. I presume they are to do with the electronic throttle system. Can anyone tell me what the code definitions are an... Trouble codes: P1615, P1608
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L dirctionals VIN: WAUBA24B82
hey guys fixed the problem thanks to you guys it was the socket replaced it and it is fixed thank you
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Broken Exhaust Valve VIN: WAUKC68D71
The head was checked for further damage other than the one broken exhaust valve: none. The valve was replaced as well as the associated hydraulic lifter. This time we assembled the cams and lifters. We bleed down the lifter first. The car is down the road fina...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L hard start VIN: WBACD4323T
Thanks guys for all the replies. lots of good information. Here is what fixed this vehicle: Oops. I caused this problem. When installing the updated sensor and harness I pluged the harness into the secondary air control solenoid and not the VANOS solenoid as d... Trouble codes: 83 (crankshaft position code).
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L battery light VIN: WBADT43473
found problem to be in cluster and customer did not want to fix at this time thank you for help CHECK ALL SIGNALS FROM DME TO CLUSTER WERE GOOD AND CLUSTER WAS SUPPLYING GROUND SIGNAL TO LIGHT WHEN IT SHOULD NOT HAVE INTERNAL CLUSTER PROBLEM
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L anti-theft VIN: SALJY124TA
This truck is now fixed. The bottom line on this (from what the dealer explained) is that you can't replace both BCM and Anti-theft modules at the same time. You HAVE to have one of the two control units 'woken up' to make the other to work. The dealer put one...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L battery lite VIN: WDBEA30D1M
thank you all for your help and all the helpful information. we replaced the alternator and it fixed the problem. thanks again
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB75E92
all replies were great thanks to chirispher # 4 replie and james #3 replie i found circuit 31 wire loose looks like a blowermotor was replaced and for what ever reason they loosed this wire and never tighten it after tighting it my draw droped to 110 ma then b...
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L motronic VIN: YS3DF78V9S
So I focused back on what I did when the car came in (incorrectly jumper alarm connection.) I hooked up tech 2 and activated everything through the antitheft(horn, led, etc.) The right turn signal did not flash when I commanded the flasher on. Between that wir...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Ign. Cyl. lock VIN: WVWGC83A6T
When you have some Info. on how things come apart it makes the job easier and thanks to Brian,Chris,Daniel,Harold,Paul,Rob,Sean,Steve [...] was able to repair it. What I did is take a puller used for removing the pulley of of the old Chrysler alternators,ground do...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA61H4W
I apolgize for being so late to follow up but until today got a new computer that allows me to go in the internet. The engine light was comming on with the code mentioned before and were no aditinal symphtoms or malfunctions. Code was not affecting performance... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine/Transmission electrical connection short to ground).
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L tach VIN: WVWMD36BXW
thanks to all who responded. i thought that we might be looking at replacing the instrument cluster. i would have never thought to look into anything else but the last post(of which there were four) said that they had symptoms similar to what we were having. f...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C11
Well another one fixed for the great of mankind. The problem was that the relay numbered 409 had voltage on two places,and this is a normal codition, so we took the relay apart and found nothing out of line. So all of the replys said that most of the problems ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M91
Sorry Everyone, The Daughter had to take the car back to college, but returned this past weekend. The Mother brought it in yesterday & we replaced the rear 02 sensor as many of you recommened. I erased all the codes. I Preformed 1 drive cycle yesterday, then t... Trouble codes: 17560 (bank 1 long term fuel trim leanness exceeded), 16525 (02 sensor heater circuit b1 s2 malfunction), 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cyl 1 misfire detected), 16686 (cyl 2 misfire detected).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater doors, or core VIN: WVWTH63B72
good morning: finally got this one fixed we flushed out the core, and it had some brown stuff in it, and then did a basic settings, and it worked ok in the ecom mode, however the v71 flap motor was sending a wrong signal to the computer eventhough it was wor...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B23
Thanks, for all the help. after carefuly openingthe ECM, I noticed solder break/burn on board. has been sent out for repair. Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance), P0687 (ECM/PCM Power Relay Control Circuit High).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
The customer moved out of the So Cal area to Houston. It took about a week for the same fault code and the mil to reappear P1152. This was after the OEM plug replacement. Thank you all for your support and info. I wish I could have followed this one through as... Trouble codes: P1152 (Intermitent O2 1 Bank 2).
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D13
This one left to be traded in after only a 60K maintenance service. Two replies suggested coolant temp sensor isues. The freeze frame data indicated the outside temp was -40F not the coolant temp. One suggested the thermostat. The code description says it sets... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control Module Communications Buss Off), P0128 (Coolant Thermostat).
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1RS61T54
thanks for all replies, James from Texas hit the nail on the head, dissconnect battery and leave connectors together for 1 hr, went back to car, refitted-fired right up. hope this may help others, the controller were in right front as mentioned-but not damaged...
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