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2002 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E42
Hey i have an audi that came in for a leaking water pump. so i had changed the water pump and timing belt. the car left and then 2 days later the car came back with the timing belt very loose and hiting the timing cover. so i took the upper cover of to find th...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB432XR
Vehicle towed in, cust states "washed car, would not start". Came off the hook engine sounded "locked up", starter engauged but no crank apparent current draw in crank position, could not turn motor over by hand but was able to back off 1/4 turn, hit starter w...
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L monitors VIN: WBACG7327T
this car is a regular and things have been going ok. the customer went to get a smog test and passed on the emitions. the monitirs are not ready and they should be. i reset the computer and the missfire, fuel system and components come up complete. the evap, c...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L front tires VIN: WBAAL12030
Hey guys the customer complains that the right side front tire wobles at 50 mph I drove the car and found noting wrong I checked the suspension and everything seems fine.The customer is having this problem for awhile now. thanks for your help in advance.
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs module VIN: WBABN53451
Car came in with an ABS and a traction (DSC) light on the dash. Lights went out after a few minuites, but a scan produced a code 065 which my scan tool (autologic) called gear monitering 4 limp home mode. Also found a code in the transmission controller (149) ...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: WBSBR93402
This car came to the body shop because got accident in the front bumper and rear bumper not big deal Then I got the car, does not move front or back When you apply reverse or first or second the ligth in the instrument cluster it's just blinking this car does ...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVB33556
Hello BM guru i'm in trouble here! my custommer have 2 e90. one is a 325xi that was not cranking. when i scan it with my X431, i have code in car acces module for terminal 15...other module where inaccesible. the other one is a 330i. we decided to make a swap ...
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1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3L compressor clutch VIN: SAJNV5849J
wiring diagrams and componet locations are difficult to use. diagram in owners manual (large fold out) seems to be more complete than mitchell source. wiring still does not seem to match. in-line 10 amp fuse near ranco thrermostat would be nice to locate - top...
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1744R
This one came in as a no-start. Is has good spark. It has good fuel pressure. What we do not have, is a pulse to the injectors. DVOM testing reveals power at both sides of all injectors. We attempted to follow the DTC 33 (fuel injector driver) diagnostic chart...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L wipers VIN: SAJEA73B04
Have a Jag with inop wiper and washer (but not now). NOTHING WORKED AT ALL...Wiper or Washer. Switch is good according to datastream on Autologic scanner(all switches work), wiper motor can work (I have powered it up and it's good),both wiper speed and wiper o...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA92E1P
Vehicle came to us with nj emissions failure. All normal tests turned out normal. i.e. fuel press.,vacuum leaks etc. This car gets a 2500 rpm test and the hc readings wont drop below 100, which is the limit. CO limit is .50%. I haven't yet ruled out an in rang...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Extended crank hot VIN: WDBJF25H7H
Car is PERFECT cold, sluggish off idle when hot until boost. Cranks longer than it should, hot only, rattles excessively at idle and stinks more than normal. Client has been driving it this way for a long time. Has declined diagnosis. I have a comparison vehic...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF65W91
Client complains about car jerking just under low speed (under 20mph). Test driving car I first notice something like a miss/lack of power, on starts from stoped. Problem disapear with more rpm/car speed. Continue driving car, after warming up engine, I noti... Trouble codes: P2043 (misfiring), P2044 (misfiring of cylinder 01)
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L oil consumption VIN: YS3EB49E83
the veh came to us after 3 turbo chargers have been replaced for oil consumption and blue smoke from tail pipe.test drove the veh.runs good,plenty of power,no trouble codes,no oil leaks,no abnormal engine noises ,checked the pcv system,the one way check valve ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L drive belt VIN: YSDF75K517
Hello I have 03 saab keeps throwing serp belt ,replaced crank case vent sys for oil leaks at crank and head all pullys good and alignment ck with laszer any help ?
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L chain tensioners VIN: WVWBH63B31
I have the camshaft chain tensioner gaskets leaking on this volkswagon. All data shows no repair procedure or book time to do this job. I was wondering if any one knows how long this takes and what is the best way to do this job. Does the timing belt and cams ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B52
repair info in all data for this code weak. checked all to do with this code. has anyone seen a problem with the vac sensor near this booster? should i check the idle stabilizer vac pump? any help on this would be great, thanks, ks Trouble codes: P1479
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L looking for parts VIN: WAUML64B82
As it turns out, we were able to get the required parts for .28 cents each. Sean from Great Britain suguested we Check out ANSU.COM. From there we were able to hook up with ACE Fuel systems-206 N. Kansas Columbus KS 66725. 1-[...]. The product rep Sam J...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Engine Failure VIN: WBADE6328W
Well Kudos to all who responded. I got several answers from remove entire assembly from the bottom to not removing the tranny and just pulling the engine out the top. The chilton's manual said that one must pull the transmission to remove the engine through th...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L ews alignment VIN: WBADE5324W
Thanks all for the help with this one, I'm sorry to say that the cust. has decided to trade the car in, therefore, I'll not be able to post a solution for this. To load test the battery I used just a regulat on/off load tester for 20 seconds. I was going to ta...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS534X1
Thankyou again iatn community, after further inspection on the Vanos unit itself it was determined that it was the cause. The Vanos adjuster was causing the intake and exhaust side to change at different times. We replaced the Vanos unit rest the codes. We te... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam bank one intake cam vanos tight), P0011 (vanos maxium adaption).
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L no cooling fans VIN: WMWRC334X2
We have repaired this vehicle. Most of the replies were not helpful, but the reply from Dan from NC was the most helpful.
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1989 Saab 900 2.0L ign, switch VIN: YS3AW76L1K
thank's goes out to Stephen [...]. His reply fixed the car. 30-gray 15-green/white 50-yellow 54-gray/white x-red There's one more but you can figure where that one goes.
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L door locks VIN: YS3DF78N2V
Joe [...] is hit it on the head. On convertibles it is located behind left rear side panel. The '97 is not here now, but I took a look at a 95 convertible and there it was. The 1996 car that I looked at was a 4 door sedan, that one was in the right kick pan...
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YSED58E213
We went to the ground crimps / j16/ near the computor plug and soldered a wire bypassing the crimps. Talked to the customer today and the problem has not returned. thanks to two of the four replies that said that they redo the ground crimps at j16 when ever t... Trouble codes: P0134.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H0T
thanks everybody who responded. i recieved the crankshaft position sensor on monday and installed it right away., the car runs like it was designed to. thanks again to everyone who keeps us up on all the info. thanks again.ken [...]
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L pedal feel VIN: WVWCE63B55
Having read the replies, thanks to all who responded. I do not believe the master cylinder needed repair or replacement, it does not exhibit any sticking- it returns immediately when released. Having bled nearly 1 gallon of fluid through the system, I'm confid...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D4Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO OUR REQUEST FOR HELP! UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE UNABLE TO ASSIST CUSTOMER WITH THIS VEHICLE HE HAS TOWED TO DEALERSHIP. ECM WAS NOT ENERGIZING FUEL PUMP RELAY, WE HAD POWER TO IT BUT IT WOULD NOT ENERGIZE. ALL FUSES, RELAYS AND FU...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1SZ58D91
I RECEIVED MANY REPLIES SAYING TO USE THE CORRECT TOOLS.I LINED UP MY CRANK AND USED THE CAM TOOLS TO LOCK IN MY CAMS I THEN WENT AND ROTATED THE EXHAUST GEAR TO THE RIGHT I INSTALLED THE TIMING BELT AND AFTER RELLEASING THE EXHAUST GEAR ALL MARKS LINED UP.I R...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T33
Four out of six replies said the "fuel pressure sensor" was the problem ...and they were correct. Customer has reported after a week of driving and all is well. Volvo of America insists this car is not affected by the "fuel pressure sensor recall"(it doesn't f... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel pressure reg/performance).
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