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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6331X
this car runs great in open loop, but has a problem as it warms up. misfireing is the only synptom, we used our scope on the primary side of the coils as a starting point, and i noted th amp draw of the coils droped form 7amp to .58amp as soon as the problem s... Trouble codes: P0300, P1188, P1189, P1250
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L xenon headlights VIN: WBSBL93461
The car came in with the headlights strobing - this is something new to me and information is limited. The tail lights also do not seem to be as bright as they should. I checked to make sure they are the correct bulbs and they are. I don't know if the tail lig...
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1341G
Hello first request -- This jag was towed in with no start condition. Battery was dead - charged battery - vehicle started and ran okay - left run for 15 minutes and went on test drive - Vehicle shut off with in 1/8 mile. Crank good spark but no start. Left ve...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L random battery draw VIN: SAJKX6743T
this vehicle came in with intermittant battery drain. About the same time the battery started going dead the customers key fob started failing. this draw, measured at the battery, is completely random and fluctuates between 700 and 1000mA current. I can unplug...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1090161200
I'm calling on some of us more experienced (older) techs who can recall working on the mechanical fuel injection pump (because I sure can't remember) We need to get this car to pass local emmission test. It pegs the CO reading at hi speed (2500rpm). We've adj...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Horn
Anyone have any info on where horn relay is at? All Mitchell's info says it is in the under hood fuse/relay box.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBHA24G6X
this vehicle came in approx a month ago with no drivability complaint but check engine light was on code p0302 stored. during road test noticed fuel trim was up to 21%. checked state of tune ok . replaced m/f sensor and re-tested fuel trim now at -3%. returned... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4cyl), P0300 (random misfire)
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L strutmounts VIN: 3VWBC81H3R
vw and alignment guru's-this golf 3 exhibits a darting left and right when travelling over undulating road. not bumpy but hilly. difficult to control and keep in lane. strutmounts loose on rack but tight as soon as any weight on them. needs toein set-toofar to...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WVWAA63B7W
The ABS and blinking red brake lite are on.Can't communicate with ABS system with VAG based scanner. Also we have issues trying to communicate with the engine ECU. ie, SOMETIMES WE DO AND SOME TIMES WE DON'T. We can set up the scanner ok with KOEO. However, w... Trouble codes: P1606
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L front pump VIN: 3VWCK21C43
this 2003 Beetle has a very loud whining noise coming from what I beleive is the front pump in the trans. we were able to duplicate on the rack- noise remainds the same as long as engine is running does not matter what gear or load on drive train- it just gets...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29541
this volvo has code 101 mass air flow sensor it cut off on freeway when decelerating on off ramp and he stated after that he had to pat gas pedal to keep it running at stop signs well i get it it ran good for 15 mins then in the shop at idle it started surging... Trouble codes: 101 (mass air flow sensor)
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1RS61T83
This problem occurs only after a week from last occurance. The car will stall at any speed but will restart either immedially or within a minute. We have kept it for several days but it will not act up for us. The two codes seems to indicate a problem with the... Trouble codes: ECM26, ECM26
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGD8320R
Thanks for your reply on this problem. I would have never guesses that the passenger side electric seat ajustment button was stuck to the rear ajustment position. This in affect caused battery drain over night. Another one for the books Jaime.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door seals VIN: WBAAM3346C
thanks guys for your responses. it was pretty simple. we put a piece of tape above the door just to test the weatherstrip, not thinking it was that simple. but it was. i told the customer that there's probably still a leak but he's convinced that was it. he ma...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33441
Thanks to all who responded. I neglected to mention when this vehicle came in it also had a 'coolant temp code'. The typical bmw thermostat sticking partialy open. I replaced the t-stat on this vehicle, did a visual only on the evap system, (other than a gas c... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak).
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L window and locks VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
the customer did not want torepalce mod. he said he will just live with it
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ABS module code ABS-0095 VIN: YV1TS90D9Y
Sorry for the delay, Here is the results. Many pointed out that this vehicle has 3 available ABS modules and informed me on how to determine which system I had. This vehicle had the DSTC system and we confirmed that the module was the correct part #. Since it ...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Man, i forgot i had this open. the car came back for the timing belt a week later, and still had not re-generated the temp code. i assume the T-stat fixed it. one person suggested that the cause could be that the owner allowed the car to 'warm up' in the drive... Trouble codes: P0128.
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