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1984 BMW 533i 3.2L No Start VIN: WB8DB740XE
this car came in after sitting for over a year. it had an open coil wire we temporarily repaired that and we still have no spark checked crank pos sensor and speed sensor as well as reference point sensor all ohm ok and show good patterns. coil ohms ok but we ...
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L seats VIN: WBAHD6315M
the seat back won't go up and down as a unit
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
1st time in replaced coils for #2 and #4 and all 6 spark plugs, car ran fine for a couple of days then the check engine warning light came back on with the same fault codes. 2nd time We have swapped #2 and #4 coils with #1 and #3 We have removed the ecu and i... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4)
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L hard start VIN: WBADN6642Y
this car came in for a hard start problem. when the car was started i heard timing chain noise and when i hooked it to the scanner it gave me 2 codes for either side camshaft overadvance. pulled the valve covers off and noticed loosed upper cam tensioner. can ... Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft pos.- timing over advance bank 1), P0021 (a camshaft pos.- timing over advance bank 2)
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS534X1
customer came back next day with the same codes in the system again. cam acuator test showed no or very little vanos angle and not matching command. drove car as soon as car hit 3k on the rpm light came back on. installed new vanos solenoid, or electromagnetic... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam bank one intake cam vanos tight), P0011 (vanos maxium adaption)
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dip lighting VIN: SAJEAO1U43
good evening members.have the accountants 03 s-type hear with the dip beam lights malfunctioning.shopkey has no usable info on this system for diagnosis or replacement.the local jag dealer says the headlight assyms need replaced at a cost of approx.2600.00 dol...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA44D55
hi techs, this 500 has no spark,good power on coil, dim power on the negetive side of coil,i tryed a other coil same thing, the car was running and it quit on a idle,is the main module a problem on tho's cars? thanks for your help! ralph
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ALL .0L all systems
Hello Mercedes techs, I have been trying to load copies of WIS and EPC onto my computer, they will load seperately , but when you try to instal them on the same machine there seems to be some conflict. Your experiences with this problem or your thoughts would ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF65J1Y
The vehicle came in with the SRS light on. I found codes 1315-003, fault with the passenger seat pressure switch, and 1315-007 failure to communicate with the passenger seat switch. Alldata has no real information on testing this switch, just a description of ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Dash lights, gauges VIN: WDBPJ75J32
Tech has tested alternator. When at idle, voltage is good at 13.8-14.1 volts. If car is revved at all, all instrument cluster lights drop out. If reved slightly higher, all the gauges quit working. Simulteanously - the voltage on the alternator goes up to 17.-...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N7V
This vehicle came in with the MIL lamp on had code P0130 & No driveability concern. Check O2 sensor circuit. Install new forward sensor. Clear code & run readiness monitor. Vehicle was driven 4 days & same code returned. We cleared the code again & drove the v... Trouble codes: P0130 (Forward O2 sensor), P0135 (Forward O2 heater circuit.)
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N7V
This vehicle came in with the MIL lamp on had code P0130 & No driveability concern. Check O2 sensor circuit. Install new forward sensor. Clear code & run readiness monitor. Vehicle was driven 4 days & same code returned. We cleared the code again & drove the v... Trouble codes: P0130 (Forward O2 sensor), P0135 (Forward O2 heater circuit.)
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
This jetta came in for a no start. Turn the key on and the shift indicater on the dash says its in drive no matter where the shifter is- so it will not turn over. I jumped the starter and started right up. Shifts and drives normally. This customer already put ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRS29M31
Warm climate VW techs, I have a Jetta in the shop that loses spark after sitting in the sun for a few hours. 90 degrees f. or more.There were no codes stored. When it runs it runs perfectly. Hot engine restarts are perfect. scan data is all normal. During one ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L low oil and smokes VIN: YV1RS53D01
Another used car we just sold last year and was towed in with complaint of smoke from tailpipe. Oil was 2 1/2 quarts low and had oil dripping from tailpipe so I am guessing the turbo seal has failed. There is also a rattling noise coming from the turbo assembl...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1TS91DX2
Thank you for reading this. This car surges on acceleration under boost. It also has no codes and no check engine light has been set. If you don't allow it to boost too much, or open the throttle too far, it runs fine. Although it only has 47,000 miles on it, ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L parking brake VIN: YV1CZ59275
Dear Volvo friends, we have no books on this model and can not figure out how to reset the parking brake BASIC ADJUSTMENT. We replaced, rotors and parking brakeshoes and now the parking brake is applied, (there is now wheel insside the drums as on the Merced...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L crankcase vent valve VIN: WBAAV53491
Thanks for the info, I did as instructed and had to walk away a few times but was able to finally get the valve in, it did take awhile to get it in the right pos. to fit. Thanks again for the help!!!iATN is the best!!!
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA50D25
thanks to all you bemer guys for your help ! this car had two issues , 1 , very bad vacuum leaks @ the injectors ( this was obvious ) 2 , but what fooled me a little was the fact that the iac motor was responding to all loads , but was either " sticky " or w...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift VIN: WDBJF65H5X
We did find the transmission control module soaked with ATF. we believe the car needs a new control module. MB says it will take 2 weeks to order the part. Customer decided to take the car to the dealer so he could have a loaner car in the mean time. The custo...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L cooling fan, AC clutch VIN: YV1KS9617S
First two replies was correct. Thanks!! The relay was bad, I guess it internally shorted out from power somehow causing no reaction when a ground is given to it. This year of Volvo 960's coolant temp sensor under the thermostat is not the ECU signal one. It's ...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5726T
Thanks to all who chimmed in on my problem car. Installed new power stage resistor and blower motor, and everything works great now! Thanks again, Chuck
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