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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACG8327W
We are getting a misfire from the #4 cylinder under load. It happens most of the time but not always. Shutting the vehicle off and restarting will affect the problem. Several times the miss came back after restarting the vehicle. We switched plugs and wires th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C180 1.8L starting system VIN: WDC2030352
Hello everyone,this car was towed in not starting ,scanned with carsoft and after discussions with local techs every thing points to a faulty electonic ignition switch,an apparent common fault, some of the data also points to problems in the front signal acqui...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs, brake, oil lights on i/p VIN: WVWPD63B6X
vehicle came in for front brake repairs. a few days later customer came back stating abs light was coming on. we inspected vehicle. found no issues with wheel speed sensors or wiring. pulled sensors out and cleaned them for good measure. unable to retrieve cod...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY124XW
Thanks to all who replied. I found the integrated relay module was defective. The relay that powers the injectors was dropping voltage as the engine reached operating temp. The part was in stock at the local dealer. After replacing the module, all of the sympt...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 230 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1150171204
Many helpful replies came in quickly. I thank you guys for your timely help. Valve clearances were fine as was the carb dashpot diaphram. Turned out to be an issue with the coil & wires. I was surprised about the plug wires because the engine had to heat u...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L engine VIN: WDBJF25F5W
After reading the six replies and pressing the car owner for more details of the flooded roadway I convinced the car owner to notify his insurance company - which he did once he heard the potential cost of the repairs. I think the car moving forward into the ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, lack of power VIN: WDBRF61J92
Hello MB Techs I apologize for the delay on closing this post, but I wanted to report exactly about the fix on this vehicle, after much pain and sorrow, we discover that the tech that installed the transmission on the engine, placed the flywheel spacer betwe...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Compressor cuts off at idle VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
sorry guys it took so long to reply.. took the car to the dealer they did the idle adaption,and the car was fine after that..scott,steve,richard,and stanley thanks for the time and steps...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L oil service VIN: WWWZZZ7LA4
Hi, all techs: Thank you all replies, especially Eric from Washington. Use VAG-COM and enter Instrument cluster (17) adaptation 2, set to 0.
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Temp warning light VIN: 3VWRF31Y36
Almost every body agree that the best solution to this problem is to replace the Reservoir tank and the sensor inside this tank . Thank's to all of you guy's . Is very nice to have some body behind sharing knowledge . Is nice to know that I'm not alone . Reall...
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