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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33501
I replaced the valve at front of lt bank and the problem is there. The fan problem can't check with scanner since I can't actuate from x431. I smoke intake and no leaks, smoked from the front valve to the tank and no leaks, except at the valve at lt rr wheel w... Trouble codes: 098 (activation tank-venting valve), 141 (activation electric fan)
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13586
vehicle has a rough idle, intermitendly on restarts, runs perfect. Autologic shows code 2a98 crankshaft inlet camshaft, correlation, followed by misfire codes (all cylinders). waveforms look clean, swapped intake and exhaust position sensors, relearned vanos l... Trouble codes: 2A98 (Crankshaft inlet camshaft Correlation)
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1967 Jaguar 3.8S 3.8L Spring
My question for anyone who is familiar with this front suspension is: does any tool company make (or still have available) a spring compressor that was originally made by the English company named Churchill. It used a long threaded shaft that went up through t...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJHY1746M
Thanks to all out there, thought this was a simple problem. hesitation on acceleration, like a bad tps. Used onboard diagnostic, had code 17 bad throttle pot. tested with vantage, no signal, had 5 volt reference and good ground. Wire colors matched but not loc... Trouble codes: 17 (throttle pot)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
P0174 .Fuel trim is at 45- 50 % both banks, ONLY at idle. Fuel pressure is 32 psi at idle 40 psi at cruise.Is that correct? I cannot find specs for fuel pressure. Smoke check reveals nothing. Propane reveals no leaks either. New MAF didn't change anything. Car... Trouble codes: P0174
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D02
Vehicle was towed in. Started and checked DTC's. DTC for fuel pump not working when requested (p1236). DTC for fuel rail pressure sensor (P0191). Checked base fuel pressure. When vehicle is operating in open loop, pressure is staedy @ 53psi. The minute closed ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1236
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
The symptoms of this s500 are the rear suspension is very springy,asr and epc light are on solid along with the fuel gauge low level light flashing,transmission shifts badly and feels like a misfire in engine while driving.Found level low in resivoir for suspe...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heater core VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Vehicle has come in with a problem of steam or moisture appearing on windows.This vehicle has no smell of coolant.No signs of coolant leaking inside our outside of vehicle.System pressure test fine.Driving the vehicle windows just steam up with moisture,howeve...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Car came in with noise sound like lifters noise coming from up top at passenger side.Replaced lifters and chain tensioner. Noise still there customer changes oil every 6000 miles uses mobil one any help would be nice thank you in advance.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake VIN: WDBUF70J03
Hello fellow Techs. I have a customer that dropped of her vehicle today, with a warning on her instrument cluster; BRAKE, SERVICE BRAKE , VISIT WORKSHOP I scanned the SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control) System, and found code C2131 - Pressure Reservoir Faulty. In...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L brake lights VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Thanks in advance, Ok, Vehicle came in for malfunction ( substitute brake light right, substitute brake light left)indicated on dash. Brake lights work fine the very first time used in morning - then they go into a default mode and use the lower fog lights as ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H57
Flood car. Engine replaced. Shop replaced O2 sensor for the code. Customer supplied MAF for me to replace. Code comes up in 20 miles. I only have generic mode on my Genisys for Mercedes. Any help would be welcomed. I have no wiring diagrams. If anyone has any ... Trouble codes: P2240 (O2 sensor pumping current circuit open / bank 2 sensor 1)
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1991 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WVWTJ21G21
Ok this has me stumped. Car original came in a few months back for surging idle, could not find any visible vaccum leaks after performing smoke test, did wire shake test nothing, fuel press was good. Adjusted fuel/air mixture screw and idle smoothed out custom...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out, dies when cold VIN: WVWMA63B1W
when this vehicle is cold, at or below freezing it will start idle well then die in 10 to 15 second. injection pulse goes up around 20ms and vehicle wont even try to start. turn key off wait about to minute start and will try to hit on a couple of cylinder. Ar...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C31
hello techs vehicle came in skiping on cyl 1 and cyl 4 replaced coil/module cyl 4 cured but cyl 1 still skipping, checked compression-all cyl-above 130 replaced plugs and wires-still skipping on #1 switched plugs and injector from cyl 1 to a different cylinder... Trouble codes: P0301
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC63B01
Hi all vw tech Had this passat come in for a timing belt broke. Removed head and had bent valves replaced,was running great for 300 miles,cust. brought back for hard start and ck eng light,found code p0341 cam senser,ck voltage and pattern all good,would crank... Trouble codes: P0341
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LW5541V
Ok guys. My first post. Car stalled at an intersection, and client towed it in. Car stalls 2 or 3 seconds after startup. Fuel psi dies off. Well, that's easy I says, and in goes another #103(fuel pump) relay that I keep on hand. Same symptoms. Out comes the wi...
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2003 Alfa Romeo SPIDER 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ZAR9160000
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED ESCPECIALLY DEJAN WHO HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD. HE SUGGESTED TO CHECK THE CRANK ANGLE SENSOR FIRST(LOCATED UNDER THE STARTER). SURE ENOUGH, WHEN THE CAR GOT HOT THE SENSOR WOULD OPEN CIRCUIT, THUS CUTTING OUT THE FUEL PUMP RE...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air supply line VIN: WAUYP64B31
Thanks for all the replies, we ended up replacing the entire line and charging accordingly. Wish we could have done something different and still done the job correctly.
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADN6346Y
this vehicle was fixed with a brake booster replacement - The code refers to the ambient pressure sensor (barometric or altitude) sensor integrated into the control unit (DME). I am not sure what logic chain is involved in the code being set, but intake leaks ... Trouble codes: 164 (a4 signal ambient pressure sensor).
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: SAJJHX1247
Sorry about the delay, i've been on vacation. We ended up pulling the transmission and overhauling it. We found the the o-ring for the D-E clutches was ripped. All is good now and thanks to all that responded.
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2895X
This one was really just a large brainfart by me. I have done the update to Boxters before, but only on the Boxter S. The update is only for the 6 speed in the S and 996. Back to stock fork and ball and all is well.
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: R4W1030869
found aftermaket chip in ecm that had lost it's flash programing. had chip reflashed from apr in lebanon and it works great. thanks for all the help. jason
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L trans 2-3 shift VIN: 3VW5F29M6Y
thank you for all your help every one further diagnosis revealed torque converter mechanical problem removed trans oil pan and there were metal fileings in pan etc oil was pitch black valve body had stuck 2-3 shift valve so we sent trans out to be rebuilt . th...
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