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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACC0327W
i have this bmw which has a hard start problem when cold.the first start of the day the enine starts but it sounds as if though it was flooded with gas.i let it sit with a fuel pressure gauge installed and monitored my fuel pressure drop thinking possibly the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
I had never done a timing chain on a M 62 engine. Installed new chain and giudes, I locked cams and used lock pin at transmission. Never removed cams or gears or anything having to do do with vanos.. Put all back together and now runs but rough at idle with ch... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2)
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L low beam blinking VIN: WBABM5344Y
Hi guys I m stuck and need some help.Customer complaint the head light keep clicking any time the headlights is on.While verify the problem,the left lowbeam burn out,We replaced 2 lowbeam and the problem still there.I check all the wires harness,connection for...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
hi guys i have this 2005 bmw x5 3.0 m53 the truck has no communication can some body email me at [...] or let me no where to get the wiring diagram and the connector for the ecm question if go to the bmw website and buy 24hr would it give me th...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJHY1543K
Good Evening, - I'm entering this for one of the other mechanics here at BCS. We have serviced this vehicle for several years. When it first came to us we noticed immediately that the tachometer and speedometer worked properly, while the rest of the instrumen...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no start VIN: SAJKD6047X
hello all, here is one for those jaguar techs i've got this jaguar here with an intermittent no start condition.customer states that it wont start at times, car has been to jaguar where the battery was replaced. customer brought the car here i inspected and fo...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter motor VIN: YS3FB45S33
Hello automotive people how are we all? please some insight requested. Doing Saabs for several years now but the sport sedan is reletivly new. This one didnt crank only click click. With the battery back up it started right up. Are there problems with the igni...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash lights VIN: 3VWRAZ1H6M
vw techs i need help again, ihave a 1994 vw jetta 2.0 L with an automatic trans. dash light don't work,shifter light does not work. heater controls odometer, and clock are all illuminated. they can also be dimmed useing dimmer switch.i have substituted a known...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF29M9X
This vehicle has been running with really rough idle / intermittent miss for some time now. I had replaced fuel filter last time this vehicle was in (w/ new o rings) Did not change, I have just done t-belt. Trying to set injection timing with vag-com, just bou...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Thanks to all who read this. First the background story condensed version. This car was donated to the Teen Challenge Vehicle Donation Program and sold. The car was running ok, but when the customer drove it home it overheated. He took it to another shop. They... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed signal a/t controller signal), P1857 (Data bus powertrain missing message from engine controller), P1850 (Load signal error message from engine controller)
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWDE21J4Y
vehicle came in for abs light on. (yellow light only). tried communicating with system. could not communicate with any system. unhooked aftermarket radio. can communicate with everything but abs unit. code stored in insturment cluster. 524 abs or abs/asr contr...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L evap system VIN: WVWSK61J92
car came from used car dealer, check engine light not on, readiness monitors will not set evap system test & leak test will not run TEST ABORTED have power to leak detection pump, fuse S243 good leak detection pump will not run installed known good pump- s...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L valve train VIN: 3V3SP69M93
hey all,i just got beat up by this vw.it is my daughters car came in with "cel" on.found a bad glow plug,replaced all four.noticed coolant leak,water pump,tore it down,installed water pump all timing idler's tensioner and belt.tdc' motor before dis assembly lo...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L mil light on VIN: 3VWSE69M14
have been working on the vw line for 15 years and this one has me stumped... p2181 performance malfunction in cooling system. what is the usual suspected problem related to this code? i have replaced the coolant temp sensor to the updated green sensor, new the...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
stalls and engine light on.runs better with mass air disconnected,code p1238. Trouble codes: P1238
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D1Y
The short answer is the fix for this vehicle was the MAF sensor. The long answer: I got alot of extremely helpful responses to this post. I really appreciate everyones thoughts, ideas and information. I am quite experienced with lean codes for both Fords and ... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 LTFT Lean), 17538 (Bank 2 LTFT Lean).
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1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8334X
customer has not returned to further my investigation. bmw says there is no such animal as that solenoid, but, mitchell's wiring diagram clearly shows one located in the pass. comp. on the left side. I'll repost when and if I find out for sure. Trouble codes: 2 (running losses solenoid).
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT GET PROBLEM REPAIRED. WE HAD TO REFER CUSTOMER TO BMW DEALER. WE DID REPLACED THE WIPER CONTROL DOUBLE RELAY AND WIPER CONTROL GENERAL MODULE AND NO CHANGE IN TRYING TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. WE ARE NOT REAL STRONG IN BMW DIAGNOSTICS AND PR...
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1999 Jaguar s type 3.0L operation of air con VIN: SAJACOIE3X
Thanks everyone,the car came back in yesterday with the air con blowing hot air constantly, after checking gas levels and operating pressures and temps previously I went to check the operation of the heater control valve(which is on the drivers side in RHD ca...
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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1110101209
I ended up taking ALL the information I received, (thanks to all) and changed the timing to 10* BTDC at idle in drive and raised the float level on both carbs to make more fuel available to the accelerator pumps. I test drove it and it is what I would conside...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fan stays on VIN: WPOCA29963
Thanks for your response, it was the air temperature sensor. It poped out from the rubber housing and was touching the block so the dme was thinking that the air temprerature was hotter and kept the fan on until engine block cool down, I noticed that air te...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: 3VWSE69M33
Thanks everyone for your input. The alternator did not pass the ac ripple test so I am replacing the alternator tomorrow and hoping that is what will solve the problem. Thanks Again! Doug
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