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1992 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA43L7N
Greetings, We have this Alfa 164l here with good injector pulse,no spark.First I inspected the ignition components,found the rotor burndt black,coil tower inside dist. cap burnt and green mold every where else inside cap,waited a week to get cap/rotor installe...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUGB28D1X
We have this Audi here with the normal oil light complaint. Immediately we checked for oil sludge because we see ALOT of these sludged up with the oil pump and pickup tube clogged. We found some sludge not that bad, so we replaced the oil pump and pick-up. Tes...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L release bearing VIN: WBABN53421
Good evening BMW techs.i have this 330 ci that came in with what we all thought was a release bearing noise.At idle I hear a slight chatter,press slightly on the clutch pedal and the noise gets much worse,keep pressing to about halfway and the chatter almost b...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJFAO1C5Y
When you start car it starts and runs fine if you dont disenguage traction control you can drive approx 1/4 mile car will stall and not start at all until you remove key from ignition wait aprox 1 minute restart vehicle and disenguage traction control it will ...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Blower/window VIN: SALJY1243V
Hi , rover came with 2 electrical problems back windows not working.Checked for power & ground (Back of switches the 2 center wires toggle voltage) front windows have both, back ground only ( applied Power with Power probe it work fine) Checked lock-out switch...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ignition,fuel VIN: SALPV1444X
hello tech,s i have 1999 range rover 4.6 no spark,nofuel installed crank sensor still no start. codes permanentvoltage supply fault,antitheft alarm serial link fault,immobilizer incorretcode.help please.
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L electric windows VIN: 1070441202
Hi Techs, thanks in advance for any info and help. Looking for the electric window wireing diagrams. Anyone out ther that can help? our e-mail is [...]. thanks again chuck giordano-tech @ jim's
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L windows and power seats VIN: WDBJF83G7Y
Windows not working along with seats inop. We have disconnected all window motors and still get low CAN fault I have seen where the right rear window motors seems to be common but would like to see this low CAN come back we have temporarily installed right rea...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2982W
this is my bosses car this code sets about every 2 weeks and wecant seem to find out why so we thought we would try this we have not found any reason for it so if any one out there has any ideas we would certainly appreciate it thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0446
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L brake system VIN: 3VWCF21C4Y
Achtung! Just kidding. Hello fellow techies, please help me solve this strange issue with these bug brakes. Several weeks ago I replaced all 4 brakes on this car due to wear (no other problems). Car has been fine since then until recently, when pedal faded dow...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LZ5649W
Car came in for intermittent stalling at idle and slow speeds. No codes were stored. We have run this car and driven it for sometime. It may go 2 or 3 days without dying, and then stalls several times in a few minutes. Usually restarts right away and runs fine...
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L seats VIN: WBAHD6315M
Thanks to everybody, you all pointed me in the right direction (well, maybe not the 'buy new seats' guy...) Turns out there is a service bulletin which says almost the same thing about the cable housing, it gets stretched, or was made too short. Thanks to all.
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBACB4314N
Thanks for all the help, it seems like there is an internal trans problem and the owner is not ready to pay for a full rebuild due to the high miles.
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L air bag VIN: WBAAV53451
GOT THIS ONE. CURT FROM MICHIGAN WAS CLOSEST TO THE PROBLEM. THERE WAS A RISISTANCE PROBLEM WITH THE CLOCK SPRING. IF YOU TURNED THE WHEEL JUST RIGHT , THE RESISTANCE JUMPED UP AND THE LIGHT WOULD COME ON. REPLACED THE CLOCK SPRING, ( ABOUT $90 DEALER ITEM ) A...
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1969 Triumph TR6 2.5L Poor Idle Quality
Thanx for all the replys, we have not figured that one out yet, I would like to dismantle the carbs but since we did not installed them I can't get the ok from customer. I will post an update if anything changes.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
thanks to all who responded. as suggested the module was bad. sent it to module mastersd and they recalibrated it. I installed and no check engine light. thanks to all for all the great help. couldnt have done it without you.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M63
The timing deviation was caused by aluminum flakes off the tip of the advance plunger. these flakes clog the hydraulic port which is only about .060 inch diameter. had pump rebuilt by diesel fuel inj. svc. in portland. upon reinstallation i used a shop air- su... Trouble codes: 17656 (start of injection timing regulation control deviation).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSR69M14
Thanks all once again for your input. The egr cooler was in fact the problem . Had an internal leak, loosing coolant through exhaust. Jaime
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L HVAC Blower VIN: YV1V529511
First of all let me appologize for the delay.(family emergancy) Thank you for the replys. The fix for this part was getting the third resistor from volvo. The first 2 factory pieces were defective out of the box. Volvo dealer said they must have gotten a bad b...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1TS91DX2
The problem with this car turned out to be a sticking boost control valve. Replacing this valve (part # 9473212) was the solution. Diagnosis was easy, as you can disconnect the valve to see if the problem goes away for verification. If I understand corr...
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