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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag light VIN: 4USCH7321T
this one comes from a local body shop. they repaired the lt fender, hood and bumper cover. the air bags were not deployed. no structural damage. the air bag light was on when they were done and they asked us to reset it and look for problems. there were 4 code...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear shock VIN: WBAGJ8327T
I need help from a BMW tech. This is a two parter. there is a rattling noise from around the top of the rear shock.I think I have to remove the rear seat and hat shelf(is that right?).Also, the left rear door will not open. The power door lock will not lift t...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E7M
1 out of 50 start attempts the engine cranks and won't start. has no spark, no signal to trigger coil. i haven't got into more testing yet. i need an ecu wiring diagram. i use mitchell 1 and have very little information for the 90/91 500sl. if some one could d...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Starting VIN: WDB2100010
Have checked all feeds and power to engine ECU,immobiliser seems ok.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Temp. Gauge VIN: WDBJH82FYX
One of my customer brought 1991 Mercedes Benz E-320 4-Matic with a problem of temperatue gauge showing reading way beyond the red mark, but car has been running normal. This happened in the end of winter, while he was driving it and all of a sudden the tempera...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L starting system: electrical VIN: WDBRF64J81
Any help on this matter is deeply appreciated.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L air conditioner VIN: EDBNG75J91
Everything on the air conditioning unit seems to work, but it does not blow cold air. (not even cool) The A/C off button is lit, but we can NOT get it to reset. The compressor is always running. Put the car on the computer and had no codes related to the A/C u...
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Glass VIN: WP0AB29903
The drivers window drops the normal 1/4 when you open the with either the inside or outside handle but it does not wait until the door is closed before it returns to the uppermost position so the glass lays outside of the channel. I check TSB's and the power w...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L stereo stays on VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Good morning everyone I have a 2000 9-5 that the stereo will not turn off on. I have had these before where the lock cylinder sticks and it stays on but on this one the cylinder pops back up and the stereo goes out for about 1 second and then comes back on. I ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L head gasket VIN: YS3ED48E41
Came in as a pre purchase for an oil leak. We diagnosed as a crank seal. He said the owner just had it done and we said we needed to take it apart to determine what, where, why. So He bought it cheep. After pulling it, we determined the seal was ok and that th...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This car is low on power and suspect the intake is stopped up and the waste gate is stuck. My question is that the waste gate control valve is pulsing with key on engine off and when running. The rd/gr wire will pulse a led test light fast, The other is 12v, k... Trouble codes: 00575 (manifold pressure control), 65535 (control module malfunction)
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1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall, on cold start up VIN: YV1FX8747G
very hard being I can't scan, have DSO so any suggestions very helpful.Will not idle at all when cold,can peddle thottle to get warm then idles fine.Runs very fast when warm,but kids say no gas milage .I also have a Rt rear brake pad that wears faster, and it ...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
I want to thank everybody for their help we did find the problem leaking hose at intake,also replaced spark plugs boosting is smooth and steady once again. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1459 (EGR temp sender implausible signal), P1548 (Solenoid valve for charge pressure control-N75-open circuit).
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L remote start
THIS IS RIGHT WAY TO DO IT. 1. CLOSE ALL DOORS, TRUNK ,AND HOOD 2. SECURITY SYSTEM MUST BE IN "DISARM" MODE , KEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM IGNITION SLOT ENTER CODE LEARNING MODE 3. OPEN THE TRUNK AND LEAVE IT OPENED 4.OPEN DRIVERS DOOR AND SIT IN DRIVER SEAT 5.CL...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJHX1044X
This vechicle came into our shop with a battery drain and trans. in failsafe. Scanned generic had trans code. Unable to scan trans computer, we checked all solnoids and switches - ok. Suspected trans controller. Sent to dealer, vertified bad trans controller, ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L no start VIN: SAJEA51D12
thankyou to all after after taking your advise customer decided not to install batt cables but rather to trade the vehicle in.
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L wipers VIN: SAJEA73B04
As I stated in our help request the wipers started to work as soon as I grounded the terminal on the "Front Electrics Module" side of the On/Off Wiper Relay.The three responses I received mentioned "Relay issues", so we replaced both the Wiper On/Off and the ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBLJ70G4Y
Thanks for the info. We pulled the compressor manifold off and there doesn't appear to be any debris inside the lines. We will flush the system then replace compressor, accumulator and the expansion valve. This is costing our customer a lot of $$ so I wanted t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J72
Thanks everyone for your input. I did find the oil pressure switch at the front left of the engine was putting oil into the harness. We are scheduling to replace the harness and any affected sensors, coils, etc. If no change, then the dealer will have to t... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 3), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (Rand cylinder misfires).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Odor VIN: WVWMA63B9X
We are still waiting for this customer to return so we can find out for sure. The general ideas were to put it on a lift overnight and look for a cold fuel leak at either the fuel filter, fuel tank seal, or injector rail. Two other suggestions were for battery...
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