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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Ins. Cluster, Blower Motor VIN: WBAAJ9318M
Greetings. Here is my problem. On start up, the instrument cluster seems to be working properly and the blower motor runs but within 3 or 4 seconds both shut down. Also I have noticed that the oil / service indicator lamps as well are not illuminated even with...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Oil system VIN: 4USCD2329T
Thanks for replies in advance. Customer states vehicle getting hot, car has oil in coolant, oil/coolant mixture looks dark, smells like engine oil however this transmisssion takes some funky mineral oil,It is hard to tell what it is. I have sold a head gasket ...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L precharge motor runs contiously VIN: WBAAM3333Y
hello all battery went dead, jumped car and precharge motor runs all the time even with key out. i read all that mitchell on demand has but it doesnt tell much on precharge motor like, what makes it needed and turns it on and off switches or relays maybe some...
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93441
Gentlemen, I am having trouble with a very low mileage BMW. The probelm has only manifested 1x in 100 miles of me personally driving it. Pulling away from a stop, I went over a slight dip and the EML light came on, the traction control light flashed and the ca... Trouble codes: 118 (motor driven throttle valve sensor potent 1 and 2), 120 (pedal sensor throttle valve potentiometer)
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1741T
Jag techs,I need your help.This car was towed in and only running on 3 cylinders.The problem is I do not have any fire on cylinders 1,2,3 no coil driver from ECU,verified using lab scope.Checked ECU from a known good car,no change.Also swapped all coils just i... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SAJEA51C53
Got a 03 X type with intermittent no start condition. I have ruled it down to bad ground to starter relay. Starter clicks in and out and voltage spikes at solenoid. If I add a ground to starter relay it turns right over. From what I can tell that wire goes to ...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L door locks VIN: SALPV1643Y
I have this Range Rover HSE with following problem: All door locks close and open intermittently. When customer is driving the car or even when the car is parked with keys not in the car, the locks are cycling ON/OFF making customer crazy. With Autologic I can...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L 3-4 shift-no shift VIN: WDBJF82G3Y
HI EVERY BODY ,THIS CAR CAME IN WITH THE SHIFTING PROBLEM CHECK FLUID ,AND WAS VERY DIRTY FLUSH IT WITH BG TRASMISSION UNITE AND FILTER CHANGE AND TEST DRIVE ,FOR FIRST FIFTEEN TWENTY MINUTES OF DRIVING EVERY THING SOUND VERY NORMAL AND SOME TIME AFTER THAT ST...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L power window VIN: WP1AB92P94
Hi all in IATN Land. Installed a new window regulator in the passenger front door. Will work fine from drivers switch, but not from passenger switch. Switch will not light up with lights on. Have substituted with rear door switch with no change. Does the door ...
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1994 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DN35N7R
I am trying to replace the timing chain and was need assistance in finding the timing chain replacement kit as described in the TSB were the chain can be replaced without pulling the engine. The dealer no longer carries this kit. Does anyone have another point...
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1989 Sterling 825 2.5L ac control VIN: SAXXS84A64
We are trying to locate the contoller in the dash where the fan switch and the push buttons are. Does anyone have any idea where to find one of these ? Thanks
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D02
Hi All, This V70xc Volvo outside brake lights are out, 3rd brake light is working. We can see the brake light switch working on the scan tool. If you give power to the yellow wire to the brake lights at the REM (rear electronic module)the lights work. Signal...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUED64B4Y
had 4 [...] where right about where the input sensor was i replaced it but it was still the same. i am now in process of tracing wires to find out why no signal. suspect tcm but not sure how to test. thx all for help.
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L electric window VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thanks again evryone who replied. The anti-trap strip connector got pushed off to the side and didnt get plugged in.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L readiness monitors VIN: WDBRN40J73
The Customer slowly getting nervous ,so we have to give the loaner car to drive until we're be able to make all the readiness monitors reset. It only one SAI : secondary air injection is not ready. Unfortunately this one is a C230 compressor,so it doesn't have... Trouble codes: P0456 (evaporation system leak detected very small leak).
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1971 Other European SilverSpur 5.0L master cyl
Thanks to those who replied. Most of you said stay away from these cars unless you have had a lot of previous experience with these systems. The brake fluid is unique for these, it is not DOT 3. The brake system uses two accumulators that are pressurized by th...
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1973 Porsche 914 1.7L engine VIN: 47329125XX
Thank You to all respondents - great help - based on the bulk of responses the customer has decided to do the indicated required tear down over the winter himselt (a project car at this point)- the mileage was in fact 100k over indicated - thanks again
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1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L throttle body VIN: 3VWAK01H8V
FOUND THE ISSUE. on the pcm after removal found a cracked soder on the pcb. repaird the soder and everything works as should. thanks to all the help. till next time
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Spun bearing VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
The Jetta's down the road (about 700 miles as I write). George, thanks for the handle on VW Parts, amazing how they are about 45 minutes from us and I never heard of them. I did purchase a long block from them due to time constraints and it was the cleanest ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWFU73C76
this problem seems to have permanently disappeared---we have not made any repairs--customer has taken the car to the dealer for a second opinion---in this case a 100 mile drive. I believe they will just give it back to him "condition not duplicated". If i ha...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Viscous coupler VIN: YV1LW5647W
I removed the driveshaft (for now) I believe the problem is the coupler. I will be fixing this for winter. It is my own car and we are too busy here to spend more time on it. Thanks to all that replied. I will post the repair in the future!
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L tweeter VIN: YVICZ91H53
The customer decided it was to much to get new speakers and opted for black duct tape. Thanks to everyone for helping out, especially the speedy Mike [...].
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