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1989 BMW 735i 3.4L Lock cylinder VIN: WBAGB41020
Good day everybody! This is some charity work, my brother's car. The lock cylinder will only turn 1/2 way to position I, far enough to release steering lock but not enough to turn on radio, etc. If you let go of the key it returns to position 0. The key can b...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7323T
Hello BMW Techs out there, This little car is a real pain. It originally came in with the idle wavering between 700 and 2100 rpm up and down like it couldn't find idle speed and it smells really rich. Found the plenum adjuster (the plastic butterfly inside th... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction), P1140 (Manufacture Controlled Fuel Air System)
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1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Stall VIN: SAJNV5847H
Hello to all and I apologise ahead of time for my lack of knowledge. I have a customer who is considering purchasing this car with this problem and I am not a Jag tech. I would like to get some info before he gets the car so I can advise him of possble expense...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJEA51D83
Hey Guys, I have an 03 X-Type all wheel drive with a bad fuel pump. It cuts out quite a bit. I know the fuel pump is bad based on a pressure drop out on my gauge. Unfortunately, it has nearly a FULL tank of fuel. But since it barely runs, I cannot run the fue...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L blower motor, VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This vehicle came in with no blower operation. I think fuse that operates blower is fuse for climate control in fuse block by left front strut.I am really lost on this type of vehicle. its a 400se . I looked thru help , and fixes which a lot say about fuse, an...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner .0L Front gear case VIN: 1FUXDPYEXT
The front gear case housing bolt holes are worn where the air conditioning bracket bolts on.I have the Kent Moore tools to do the repair but don't have the instruction sheets that came with them. Does anybody have them. Tools kit numbers are J-43030 and J-4316...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L center vent output VIN: WDBGA57G1V
This car was in 2 weeks ago for a new passenger seat sensor pad. We can't get the right part, so seat was put back in without sensor. Since then, the customer states that the center vent output in heat mode is low. With the car fully warmed up, heat on max, a...
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1982 Other European DMC 12 2.9L Maintainance VIN: SCEDT26T4B
Concidering I can't find any info on this and have another one waiting (And I know IATN is really not for procedure - but it IS a problem)to do the same to. My question is --- How do you replace the distributor cap on this vehicle ?-- I dont want to break any...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Hi, we have this car in the shop. It is poping the fuse (40A) for the blower motor. I happened to have a spare blower motor for this car and put it on just to eliminate the possibility of the motor being the problem. This fuse is also supplying the Air pump, t...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcm VIN: 3VWRA81HXS
HELLO EVERYONE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP . I REBUILT THIS TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE THE COMPUTER FOR A GOOD USED ONE ,THE CAR WAS DRIVING GOOD BUT THE COSTUMER TOOK THE CAR TO ANOTHER SHOP TO FIX A CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR THEN THATS WHEN THE PROBLEM S...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall, stall in gear VIN: 3VWSA61H5W
Customer complaint, car stalls when put into gear, reverse or drive. We have had the car for a week and have been unable to duplicate the problem. We gave the customer back his vehicle and low and behold the next day he has the problem. We tow it in from 60 ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on
Good morning all. I got this car yesterday, customer states car runs rough cold and check engine light has come on. Multiple misfire codes and turbo code 17608 were present. replaced coils and spark plugs with OE parts. Misfire codes are gone but 17608 returns... Trouble codes: 17608 (turbo recirculating valve mechanical)
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L no start VIN: 9BWGS61J81
this vehicle came in with a no start checked for power with switch turned to start,voltage was there when ever you back probe connector,and vehilce would start,replaced pnp relay and replaced starter,vehilce would not start and also added a one diode into star...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L cylendar head VIN: WVWDH63B81
This is the second passat 4 motion with a 2.8 of this year car to come in within the pasted month with intermittent high oil pressure. All breather and vac. hoses are intacted. Any suggestions as to finding what is causing this would be appreciatide. Thank you...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LS5526R
Car failed emmission test elswhere- Gross polluted w/ HC at idle 278ppm. Car had an O2 sensor code and showed lots of 'hash' on the lab scope so replaced it general principles.Replaced the CAT and changed the oil and it passed here, but when it went in for it'...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L RR Brake Caliper VIN: YV1LZ5640W
Hello everyone, I have my mom's 1998 V70 XC AWD with this recurring problem. The ABS modules were replaced due to thier common rear ABS codes and the brake master because it was leaking/spongy. Lately though, we're on our second RR brake caliper which keeps ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
First I want to thank all of you who replied. You know who you are if you said suction jet valve. The valve was pluged on the pcv side of the suction jet valve. Again thanks to:Greg..wa, david...va, edward...pa, bernie...il. david...uk. and todd of canada. tha...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L 4th-5th shift VIN: WBAHE2319R
Hello BMW Techs There were different opinions regarding what could be wrong, some messages stated to check the tire size, EGS computer etc, but the suggestion to check the TPS switch with the lab scope, doing a manual sweep was the winner, in my case I did che...
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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L batt. safety term. VIN: 1230123041
finally the dealer got me complete harness with both cables.thanks for all the help.
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAAV53431
Most replies referred to sludged-up frozen crankcase vent system/oil trap causing case pressure driving oil up past rings. Seth from Minn called me to say intake manifold removal is not necessary. Alldata procedure calls for manifold removal and I could not se...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABD53484
Hi to all. Rechecked everything again on the car. Found that when we spun the front wheels that we could feel a vibration in the spring on the right side but none in the left. Replaced the wheel bearing and the vibration is gone!! I don't know why it was not n...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L valve train? VIN: SALHC1345R
Hi we are going to pull the motor and gut it looking for a smoking gun. I would like to thank everyone for their input. I ran thru all the checks that were suggested and checked into the cam walk issue that was mentioned . At least with it out and on a stand...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSB81H2W
Well after resetting the lamp - Air bag lamp Did not come back on for 10 days - many people replied that it could be either the airbag itself or an updated wiring harness. Since we do not have the scan tool to do all the needed readings we sent this vehicle to...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Leaking I/P VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
Got a ton of good info but too much to credit all the responders. Guess it's going to be a hearty thanks to all. The bad news is the seal still leaks a little. The good news is there's still one or two things that havn't been tried. The consensus is that B...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L blower fan VIN: YV1VS29561
Special thanks go to Brett [...] who nailed it on the head. The resistor was the fix. I appreciate all of your time!!!
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