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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Surge VIN: WDBBH7324T
The problem is when the car is driven it feels like the cruise control is on (disconnected). Over 20mph the car will accelerate on its own, must noticeble on decel. It goes back to normal when it gets under 20 mph (brake pedal, no clutch pedal) the car will ki...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L cabin sensor VIN: WBAAM3332X
HELLO BMW TECHS, I HAVE THIS BMW THAT THE TEMP IN THE VECHILE IS NO ACCURATRE WITH THE DEGREE OF HEAT SELECTED I HAVE PUT A PROBE IN THE AIR DUCT ON FULL HEAT THE THE TEMP IN ABOUT 135 f BUT WHEN U ADJUST DOWN LIKE TO 85 THE TEMP DROPS TO LIKE 60 f I WAS SUSPE...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: WBADM6341X
I cannot find information for sensor rezistance. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor A signal camshaft sensor inlet.)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Floor of car VIN: SAJGA51C22
Gentlemen this vehicle drives marvelously, except that on sharp speed bumps at 40-60 kmh(i.e. 4" rise in pavement, by even 2" wide) like a frost boil on the pavement joints, there is a loud thump like the subframe is moving sufficiently to hit the floor of the...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L coolant VIN: SAUM2252A3
Hello everyone. We all love it when a Land Rover enters our world. This vehicle came in for an oil change. When checking the fluids, I noticed the coolant overflow bottle appeared to be contaminated with an oily type of substance leaving a grayish film. I chec...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L transfer cas VIN: SALTL16463
Hello Land Rover techs. i have an 03 land rover discovery with about 57,000 miles on the clock. my customer states there is a Ticking noise heard when decelerating. i can hear somewhat of a clicking coming from inside the transfer case while decelling. sounds ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Battery VIN: WDBEA30E0M
According to the owner, the vehicle sat for 10 days, and when he went to start it, the battery was stone dead. After charging overnight, the car started and he brought it in. Battery checked out both with a load tester and with a handheld tester and the chargi...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L sos light VIN: WBDHA24G3Y
Hey Benz guys, I have a C230 here that was stolen from the lot with the keys in the car, so there was no damage to the vehicle. It was tracked thru GPS by the Mercedes "ONSTAR" type device in the headliner. It was found later parked, seems some punks just want...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J12
Hey everyone, This car is in for MIL light and OBDII emissions failure. I tracked the P0128 down to a faulty themostat and have one on order. The P0456 shows a small evap leak detected per AllData but my scan tool brings it up as a gross EGR leak. I need to kn... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detected very small leak), P0128 (Coolant Themostat Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)
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1989 Other European Turbo R 6.3L electric windows VIN: SCBZR03B7K
Greetings, I am working blind on this vehicle,having no wiring diagram.The power windows on this car work very slowly,up and down.The passenger front window is intermittent when you press the up button and the passenger rear window does not go up or down.Ther...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWJA81M9X
Hi techs, this golf runs great, but stalls on decell or when a/c is turned on almost everytime. I did Throttle body adaptation test test #04/98 under basic settings using snap-on scanner, i keep coming up with error (chanel 4). tps reads 4.3 volts idle throttl... Trouble codes: N0NE
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M51
Hello diesel techs,i have posted on this vehicle before.It was a veggie conversion that i did about 2 years ago.In the last post it was smoking and loosing power and had multiple codes.In the end i cleaned the intake,changed the pump, injectors(reman injector,... Trouble codes: P1248
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B41
we scanned the ecm and found the codes listed above for misfire. did another adaptive reset and test drove the car light came back on. this time the codes were for misfire on bank 2 cylinder 4,5,6. the car runs great no misfire felt and ignition pattern on sco... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfife bank 1), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (misfire cylinder 2), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L radio,a/c controls VIN: YV1LS5516S
first of all thanks in advance, i have tested all fuses breakers and relays. no shorts or breaks in any wires that i have found, i am not a volvo tech, and they don't offer any help, i have an a/c control that wont do anything and the radio won't come on, i ha...
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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hard starting VIN: ZARBA541XE
Thank you for all the replies. The connector we were looking for is indeed in the dash on the right side of the car. That connection was good. We traced the wire from that connection to the harness by the ignition switch. Someone had replaced the ignition swit...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B5X
Im sorry for not closing sooner,I did change the mass air flow sensor and sure enough every thing was perfect after that.Thanks again to all who replied and helped.
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B62
thanks for all the responses. after letting the vehicle run for about an hour with a lab scope on the cam sensor i was able to capture a few times that the signal dropped out. i replace the cam sensor and the vehicle has been gone since. Trouble codes: P0015 (advanced camshaft adjustment exhaust bank 1. specification not achieved), P3304 (cam position sensor bank 1 exhaust / crank position sensor incorrect phasing).
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Headlight VIN: WBANA73584
All of the responses were great! We ended up sending the vehicle to the dealer the module ended up being replaced!
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L srs VIN: WDB2100201
Dear Friends, Thanks for your help, the problem was the SRS/ETR {Airbag} control unit, which is located underneth the centerconsule in front of the shifter. We ordered the updated Part # [...] and installed it. Unfortunaley the AST-tool was not able t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Glass VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Only two responces and appreciate both, Byron mentioned the switches giving trouble, whilst pressing switch down, if slight pressure is released-but still applying some down pressure, both windows speed right up, once finding correct pressure point, you can op...
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1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L abs VIN: WP0JB0924H
Thanks to all the replies, we were able to hook a labscope to the individual wheel sensors and found broken wiring at the right rear. Fixed the wiring and all is well. Thanks again.
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L luggage compartment release VIN: WPOAA29961
This car won't misbehave for us so we are delivering it to the customer until it can fail in a more traceable fasion. no codes were in the immobilizer, so I can't really explain the symptoms. When we get the vehicle back I believe we are going to be replaceing...
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1988 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AV25D8J
Hi Guys Many thanks for the help on this car. Sorry for the delay on the fix but with the holidays, I only got the car back yesterday. Some techs suggested that the new O2 was faulty, which of course, is not un-heard of but the (unplugged) sensor did react whe... Trouble codes: 12111 (learning fault in Lambda air fuel mixture adj), 12224 (fuel air mixture too rich).
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1971 Volkswagen Superbeetle .0L clutch
Hello And thank you, Sorry It Took so Long To respone,Had A family emergency out of town.The car has been fixed And the customer Is very happy.Thank you don for The information And your time,The fix was A broken wire At The shifter like 99%of everybody said ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
I recieved several helps. What I did was take the millibar reading and converted it to a baro reading. Then I compared the baro reading and the map sensor readings. The map sensor was reading 520 millibars and the baro was at 834. My conversion showed the prop... Trouble codes: P1156 (Baro sensor malfunction).
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: 3VWCK21C51
i want to thank everyone who replied. my question was definatley answered. i found there were several reason why i could not get it to work. first mistake is i took another shops word for it. this was a used and wrecked module they had put in it. they now tell...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L oil leak at rear of block VIN: 3VWTH69M73
Sorry for the delayed close, been quite busy. Janos from California confirmed my suspicions of the timing covers leaking. He said that he has seen this before. The transmission will have to come out, the customer will return for this repair. Kenneth from A...
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1997 Volvo V90 2.9L coolant VIN: YV1KW9601V
I recieved emails indicating it could be the trans cooler in radiator or oil cooler.I re checked the color of the oil in the resivor it was brown,but the trans fluid wasnt that clean it was also brownish.I removed the trans cooler line from radiator and plugge...
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