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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Heater VIN: WBACD4320T
We have no scan tool for the HVAC system. Our bad.Some data has no diagrams for hoses or coolant flow. These would help a bit.Do we have W/P impeller issues? Flow from lower valve hose seems "weak" at idle and 2K rpm. If Baum Tool is on line send me info. on ...
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53473
Hello BMW techs, I have this car with MIL on with code P0505, which I beleive is equivalent to BMW code 136. Mitchell does not offer diagnostic info on this code, and Alldata info is very scarce. Any info you could help with would be very much appreciated. Th... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control)
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L coolant in cylinder 6 VIN: SALPF1547Y
Veicle was towed in, we found coolant in cylinder #6. pulled the heads out and did valve job...After engine was started it ran ok, but later we found coolant again in the same cylinder. if anyone had this problem please respond. Fred at expetec.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L new key VIN: WDBJF72F4V
Dear MB friends, Customer has one key with remote control which works fine, but he wanted a second WALLET key (e.g. no remote. We ordered a WALLET key from the dealer and the key works in all doors, and the ignition, but the car will crank but does not start....
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Vehicle came to us with several complaints. Check engine light on,, ETS light on. Has all these codes stored. Brake light switch is not working correctly as the ECM always see's the switch as being "on". I have a switch coming in the morning. Not sure what the... Trouble codes: P1584 (Stop lamp switch circuit), P0400 (EGR flow), P1831 (motor position sensor power), 065, 137, 161
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
Live data when driving from speed sensors is solid, all 4 wheels identical responding to speed. Dash warning lights will go on, go off, come back on. Codes come and go. Initial complaint of mil, warning lights, cleared all codes, drove car, okay at that time. ... Trouble codes: P1605 (rough road detection signal), P0600 (incorrect can message from esp ecu), P0720 (read fault memory of control unit etc), C1000 (test esp bas control unit n47-5), C1025 (brake light switch), B1041 (fault in can comm with control unit trac system)
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1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L no start VIN: WVWPGO1GOL
I just bought this car not running.We installed a battery and tryed to pull it to start It was -30c out.The glow plug light cycles of and on and the motor turned over great for as long as it was towed.The engine never fired. I am not that familiar with these c...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2R
Vehicle came into the shop with a blown head gasket. Customer drove the car to the shop. Customer authorized replacment of head gasket and timing belt. After we replaced the head and timing belt, the vehilce would not start. Vehicle will turn over but we are n...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS Light on VIN: 3VWRA81H8V
Attempting to diagnose why SRS Light is on. When connect VAG-Com to vehicle SRS light stays on, when you go to the SRS function in Vag Com for testing and code retrieval, the SRS light goes out! There are NO FAULTS stored. When you disconnect the Vag-Com, the ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Hi every one i hope some one can help me get this VW passat 1.8 turbo(its right hand drive but otherwise very similar if not the same as the US models) going as its becoming really frustrating. We removed the battery to get the rack and pinion tightened and wh... Trouble codes: 17967 (idle speed control throttle position adjust malf.), 01165 (throttle valve control unit)
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
hello fellow techs . i have this volvo that is being a real pain . vehicle is setting a po722 code for vehicle speed sensor . i have the vedis with volvo software and can only pull code from generic side . looked for code in alldata but cannot find it. has any... Trouble codes: P0722
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L abs light VIN: WBAAE0307K
Thank you so much to all who replied. special thanks to Paul whohit the nail on the head within one hour of me asking for help. everyone offered such great insight. My problem was the abs light stayed on as soon as i started the car, all wheel speed sensorschk...
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L ign system VIN: WBACB3316P
thanks everbody for the good infomation about this car. i removed the computer from the car and opened it up. it has been wet at one time. lots of corrosion inside. the customer is going to try and find one by himself. i will bill him for my time spent finding...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS, TC, Hill Descent VIN: SALTW15481
In both Land Rovers we replaced front discs from Worldpac- 'Brake Engineering', in one we put Mintex, other Pagid pads. After three weeks I called both customers and there are no complains. It looks that the ABS system is so sensitive, that even really small b...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ70G61
The fix for this vehicle was the pressure sensor in the tank. Its on the passenger side, inside the tank . I just want to thank everyone that replied. It could have been very costly guessing at this code. The sensor is not cheap but it definately fixed it. Trouble codes: P0451.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L no shift
hello thank you guys for the help, turn out the back ABS sensors. I got the info. from an MB scanner. generic OBD2 scanner throughing off to different targets. good to know in this car when the back ABS sensors are bad the trani wont shift , cuz the output s...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985X
Gentlemen, thank you all for your replys. The customer took the vehicle and has not yet returned, and I don't want to keep this help request open. I will amend this request if/when the customer returns. Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow low input circuit a).
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DM35B0R
thank you so mutch for all how took the time to anwser my request.After replacing sparks, cap and rotor ,temp sensor. check the timing again.it ended to be the engine control module.took me a wile but end good all good thanks again and wat a fantastic organisa...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
We replaced maf sensor thanks for all the help from u guys, looks like everything is fine now drove it 60 miles no problem looks like its fixed finally again thanks you all for everything Bienvenido Trouble codes: 1128 (long term fuel trim system too lean).
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L temp control VIN: YV1KS9610S
the car finally came back and the fix turned out to be bad solder joints in the control unit.thanks for the help.sorry it took so long.
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