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2002 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L limp in mode VIN: ZAR9370000
this car is imported in mexico and we don't know where is from (european, latin american or other country). even the manufaturer in mexico has gone and they give no support neither technical info. we trying to find some info in mitchell, alldata, autodata, etc...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Cylinder compression VIN: WAUBA24B9A
I am getting low compression on all of bank 2, cyl. 4,5,6 ranging from 105 psi to 115 psi. Bank 1 is reading 180psi across the board. Most sources are telling me that bad timing is to blame, which has been checked OK. I am also told that these head gaskets rar...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 33E2TA2886
Has Any One Worked With This Type Of Code BeFor I Am New At Euro Stuff Where Would I start Don't Mean To sound stupied But This Is New To Me. Trouble codes: P, 1341 (CamShaft Control Logic Chain)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF55WEV
Remote control locking system is old model (regular metal key on transmitter) Engine starts but will not run. Red and green alarm lamps on rear view mirror will flash alternately after turning ignition switch to start position. Locking and unlocking are worki...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AN69L04
Hi guys! I am writting to ask your help on the following matter: I received a 2004 Crossfire whoose owner states that the check engine light is sometimes on and sometimes off; I know I am posting this as if this car was a SLK, but I am possitive I will receive...
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1986 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WP0JB0932G
This car came in with a no start. AAA jump started the car but it would not start. (had spark BUT no fuel)I have poor wiring schematics but I was able to Jump fuel pump relay and it ran. Also found that if the ground wire coming off the air flow sensor chargin...
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1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS module VIN: YS3AL35T2P
Hello: This excellent Saab is in for routine maintenance and I cannot get the ABS unit to cough up codes. The help line told me what my mitchell told me, the ABS module was on the left fender..not. I found it under the rear seat along with the two wire check ...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB21H1R
Have this 94 Jetta towed into the shop the other day, customer was driving it and the car simply died on him, could not get the car restarted. Found fuel pump was not kicking on found that computer was not grounding out the fuel pump relay. We jumped the relay...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1SZ58D91
greetings to all,this here volvo came to me from another shop.it came in because of a no start tests showed that t belt jumped there for bending the valvas.we had the head completely rebuilt,my question to you techs is can i put the timing belt on just by goin...
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAHC22030
This vehicle is still not fixed. I have had limited time to work on it with other priorities. Have checked all possibilities suggested through replies. Did find coolant contamination in wiring plug under inlet manifold as suggested in one reply. Recified this ...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM6341Y
Sorry for the closing delay - but there is nothing worse than getting caught up in a dipute between a used car buyer and dealer. As many of you suggested it was a mechanical problem with the hyd. lifters. After sitting overnight several of the lifters leaked d... Trouble codes: 125 (Unknown), 239 (P0302 miss 2 cyl), 241 (P0304 miss 4 cyl).
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L ASR light's on VIN: WDBGA32E3N
Unfornately , i,ve to close this help request due to the time. We received 3 replies & can't find the problem.It look like either the E-gas module or the sensor at gas pedal.If we fix the problem i'll repost to let you guy know. Thanks alot for the replies & y...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Leak VIN: WDBFA67E45
Thank you everyone who replied to this message. The problem was coming from the fuel filter hose clamps. We found there to be a water mark around the fuel filter cover. Removed the cover and by wiggling the hoses were able to get them to leak. With the mileage...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
Thanks to all who helped, unfortunately the owner has declined to remove the cylinder head and has taken the vehicle back to the dealer who supposedly replaced the glow plugs 12 months ago. Trouble codes: 1481 (glow plug failure glow plug 1 failure), 1482 (glow plug stage current error).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag
The clock spring repaired the problem, I was skeptic due to the resistance, one was measure at 2ohm, the other at 3ohm for the clock spring, but that was enough, I have talk to several people who have expereience changing out the clock spring at the dealer...
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1991 Other European turbo R .0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SCBZPO3A6M
This one's fixed, thanks to the 10 replies recieved within 2 days of posting. Phillip from California was right on the money. Removed all fuses and left it overnight, put all fuses back in the morning and all is well. Bentley starts fine and idles sweet WOW ab...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWXB81H0V
Thanks to all who responded! The consensus was to check the fan switch for low speed operation. The funny thing was we had low speed but not high speed. A couple said to check the restrictors in the return and upper hoses. These both checked out okay. We repla...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V12
thanks for the help the fix was a mass air flow sensor and found the cat to be completely melted down so every time air pump came on it would force morme air into system and cause vehicle to run rough. Trouble codes: P1582, P0341, P0103, P0420, P0303, P0116.
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS5533W
WELL ITS FINALLY DONE. I REPLACED THE CIRCUIT BOARD AND SENT HER TO THE DEALER FOR ODOMETER PROGRAMING. THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS THAT SENT ALL THE HELPFUL REPLIES. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE AND HOW I CAN GET MY HANDS ON A VOLVO SCAN TOOL THAT DOES PROGRAMMING, PL...
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