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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge VIN: WBABB1300K
Okay BMW gurus I have an interesting one for you. I'm working on a 1989 325i that was brought in with an Inop Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge and rough run. Customer said he was driving it down the road and the Tach suddenly died. I fixed the rough run easily enou...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABS53482
Help all BMW techs. This 330ci once in a blue moon will activate the RED oil light- it will flicker very intermittently,mostly at idle. The customer has never noticed any lifter noise or any other issues. We have never been able to duplicate condition.Engine h...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: WDBDB26DXH
I'm posting this for a buddy at trans shop.I'm at home recovering from hernia surgery and am not sure of this trans[auto/manual]or if it's turbo?His daily driver had a sticking ignition cylinder/key and he got tierd of fiddling every time he had to start car.W...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WABEA3007J
This one is a nightmare. Car has been sitting for a year next to a sand dune. Engine compartment is very dirty. Replaced the above items and also drained the fuel tank and flushed out all fuel lines of the bad gas. Adjusted air flow meter to specs in AllData. ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3FB49S04
Vehicle came in with wipers inop. Found relay removed. Installed relay and found wipers on all the time.checked scan data found wipers on high always. I have a column integratiuon module in hand but am wondering do I need WIS to program this module??? Any help...
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2001 Skoda Octavia 1800CC 4 wheel drive VIN: TMBKL21U42
Skoda Octavia Estate. ARX engine with 4 wheel drive system. Vehicle owner said that he was turning a corner at slow speed on ice/snow. Noise heard from the driveline and ABS / ESP lamps illuminated for a short period on dash display. Checked vehicle with Autod...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1GKEK13Z73
Customer has had intermittant complaint of not being able to put car in gear since clutch replacment. Finally were able to verify complaint. Replaced starter motor, and when customer picked up vehicle we saw the sypmtoms. By the time we were done poking and pr...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L turbocharger VIN: 3VWSD69M1M
can someone please help me out with turbocharger r & r on this 01 gas jetta? alldata and mitchel are worthless, probably because the vw manual is too. i'm replacing it because of a massive oil leak. i removed it today and am waiting for the reman unit to get h...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B22
I have a Passat, came in with steering wheel controls, heated seats, and home link INOP. Inspected fuse #5, open, replaced fuse. All was OK and all things worked. Then smoke started coming from diver side lower kick panal and fuse #5 open. Inspected wires an...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L steering VIN: YV1RS61R02
This Volvo has a "shudder" whan turning the steering wheel at certain RPMs. It is similar to that of Chrysler minivans that is corrected with an updated ps hose assy. Have not seen this on other Volvos. The lines vibrate when this is happening and this can be ...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse VIN: YV1SZ58D92
We have this xcountry in that most times in reverse the powertrain will shutter heavly as if the trans slips. also once in a while going into drive the trans will have a delayed ingaugement {double apply} bang bang. Before we condemn this unit we could use som...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L crankcase vent valve VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok, the fix... We removed the crankcase vent valve, and openned it up. the internal diaphram was torn, and someone had ground down a BOLT and stuffed it into the bottom hose! Im guessing they did this to prevent oil from comming through. It must have been buil...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L evap/intake air VIN: WBACD4326V
hey guys found the problem the shop that had replaced the engine had some electrical connectors hooked in the wrong connectors also had to reprogram the new engine to the control module. thanks again for all of your help
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L low beam blinking VIN: WBABM5344Y
Thanks for all of your help, Ted probably right.There is a bulb failure indicator show on the rightside,i did replaced the bulb on that side before and still show failure even those the bulb til good,also the leftside was used the wrong bulbs.Customer need veh...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4349I
Hi group. finally the BMW came back, and indeed the car was fixed with replacement of vent valve and connecting pipes, smooth idle. but check engine light is on with code PO491, (air injection problem on bank1) could be a clogged passages? bad o2 sensor on b... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1343 (misfire cyl1 with fuel cut off), P1345 (misfire cyl2 with fuel cut off), P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2).
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
AFTER CALLING THE CUSTOMER, THERE WAS NO FOR SURE AWNSER ON HOW THE WATER CAME IN THE CONNECTORS. SO WE MOVED ON , NOW THE CAR IS DRIVING NORMAL FOR A SHORT WHILE, MOSTLY A COUPLE OF TRIPS BEFORE IT GOES INTO A LIMP MODE. I CHECKED IT WITH THE SCANNER AND NOW ...
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJPD184XX
Only a couple of responses but i was told the second pump only comes on over 3500 rpm or wide opon throttle. Replaced filter , both pumps and screens. replaced both wiring harneses from pump to top of tank. Thanks Mike P
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF82H6X
Thank you all for your suggestions, it turned out to be a bad connection in the control module fusebox, located in the passenger side engine compartment. We were checking fuses and we saw the black/yellow wire that powers all the coils coming out of the connec...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Climate Control VIN: WDBSK75F13
Not sure why the computer module didn't communicate with both the Modis and the Star diag machine--but turns out the duovalve was shot. Thanks!
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt idler pulley VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Thanks again to all who replied. We invested in the tool kit for setting up the timing belt. We learned that even though the two idler pulleys have a tensioner built in,they are only used to adjust cam timing. After setting up the timing belt with the tool k...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash lights VIN: 3VWRAZ1H6M
thanks for all the help, one of the posts nailed it, it was just the bulbs in the cluster. what through me off is that the sghifter light did not work aswell. there is a seperate wiring problem there. when i get time i will work on that. thanks again.
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2KB470X3
Good Afternoon, Many thanks to the responders. The fix, a new cam shaft position sensor and we were good to go. Customer and technician decided on the least expensive route first. Again thanks to all. Regards, Brian Trouble codes: 17748 (camshaft position sensor g40/ engine speed sesnsor G28 incorrect correlation p1340-35-00).
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1992 Volvo 850 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: LS5506P203
TRIED WHAT WAS ADVISED, ARE PROBLEMS IS STILL OCCURING WITH VEHICLE Trouble codes: 411 (tps switch).
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