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1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFH8401F
ok i would rather burn this beater but customer says to pull all the stops. when the car warms up the idle is low and choppy. it will run ok but just idle poorly. i replaced the maf and nothing the throttle is clean and it has new champion plugs. the fuel pres...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6324S
1995 BMW 540i, Has a rough idle intermittently. Feels like a cylinder imbalance or a slight misfire. Vehicle also will cut out for less than a second at cruise. The cut out happens about once every 30 miles. The transmission also will switch gears erratically ...
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L starting system
New customer, had car towed in. Customer bought and installed a Nav system from a 01 740 BMW himself. After install he reattached neg side of battery, Nav screen went to code and asked him to enter code. He entered 0000 and hit deactivate.Clock started to coun...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L remote door locks VIN: WBADN63481
This one is kicking my tail. The key fobs are inop. the signal is being recieved according to live data. So thinking that if the signal was bing recieved then the general module must not be ding it's job. Repl. the module with no change in condition. Repl. the...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, DTC P0011 VIN: WBADT43411
I have cleared the codes several times. P0011 comes back immediately, eventually the P0012 will show up after a few drive cycles. In addition, several of the readiness codes will not come on after 250 miles and 8-10 drive cycles, preventing the car from passi... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Cam Over Advanced), P0012 (Intake Cam Over Retarded), P0455 (Emmissions Leak Detected)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L front cover VIN: WBAGL63482
Small hole right of the water pump on the front cover is leaking coolant. There is no TSB on this concern. I can not find any info on this. Does anyone have some insight on this concern? Thanks
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L oil pump VIN: SAJJA42C3Y
I have yet to find out why this car has no oil pressure while cranking. Vehicles gauge shows no oil pressure and when the sending unit is removed while cranking, no oil is pressent. I have replaced the oil pump with the old engines which ran, same outcome. I h...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51C02
Hello Jaguar Techs. I will be replacing the auto trans. on this lovely beast, and was curious if anyone has any good advice on the r&r. Does the engine have to be removed to get the trans out? Does the entire engine/trans assy have to be removed together? Al...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGAQ3V63
Hello This supercharged S type R is setting lean codes for both banks. Car is very clean. LTFT 1s about 17 to 19%. STFT is always near 0%. It is easy to see that under high load fuel supply is ok. Both O2 sensors above 900mV. Very nice performance. Probl... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean - bank 1), P0174 (lean - bank 2)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L sway bar VIN: WDBCA39D9H
does anyone out there know where i can buy a repair kit for a broken sway bar. the end has snapped off, i remember seeing and ad somewhere for a weld on sway bar end , but i cannot find the ad now that i need the part. chris [...]
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBLM44302
This is not the real vin. I don't have the car in front of me right now. Car wouldn't start and made clacking noise when turning over. Ran compression test. First time cyl 3 and 4 had no compression. Put oil in and checked again and pressure was up to 140. Pul...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBGA51GX5
help Trouble codes: 1743 (dont know)
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1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Cuts out VIN: SCAZN02A9K
Car run's great upon normal driving and normal accaleration,however when acc pedal is pasted to the floor board,as if to pass abruptly ,the car take's off like a bat out of hell but after 4 to 8 second's it cut's out then reaccelerate's,then cut's out, then ac...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0929H
has spark has ground at vboth fuel injector terminals no power at injectors where is my power coming from how do i test further
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA29981
car was towed in, customer was driving car to work. car starts but runs poorly. check codes. found code for left camshaft position sensor. implausible signal. check sensor. sensor appears ok. checked engine compression. zero compression on left bank. right ban...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Crank Sensor Shutter Wheel VIN: YS3ED58E4X
Hello all - This 4-cyl 9-5 automatic was towed in after the engine quit on the road. Testing showed that the crank sensor signal was absent. New crank sensor, no change. I took the crank sensor out and found that I could twirl the crank sensor's shutter wheel ...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L starting system VIN: YS3DF78K92
Customers comlpaint of a intermitten no start condition , self diagnosed a starter ,new starter installed same problem,tested staretr relays nuetral saftey switch all fuses ignition switch all test fine can jump starter at the starter relay and car will start ...
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1981 Triumph TR8 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SATPV4586B
Car runs extremly rich. Fuel pressure at specs. 34 psi. Tested air and coolant temp sensors found them to be in specs. Adjustment on air flow meter does nothing. I now that these vehicles had ECU problems removed ecu and looks to me like some one has resoldier...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWBK21C83
hi this is michael from stewarts automotive in sacramento i have a quick question about a 03 vw beetle. car came in with a p2181 perf.malfuction in cooling system so did a bit of research and replaced the thermostat and coolant temp sensor. cleared codes test ...
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2001 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64BO1
Well, if you can believe it, it was the new factory wire set, I checked the basics 3-4 times and knew it has to be the wires, come to find out that the boot at the plug were too thin and bleeding threw and you could see grey dots, then you pulled and there wer... Trouble codes: 16684 (p0300 randon missfire), 16688 (p0304 4 cyl missfire), 16689 (p0305 5 cyl missfire).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAEV33483
had 12 replies and thank you all. Sarah [...] had the best reply saying that the final stage for the blower motor (blower resistor) is the most common problem that is intermittant and hard to find. The final stage will turn the blower motor on slightly afte...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No drive when hot VIN: SAJEA51C52
This No drive gear when hot on this X-type was a strange one indeed, It still does not really make sense. As Larry suggested, first we disconnected the electrical connector. This did not remedy the no Drive when hot issue. This symptom was still the same...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: SALNM22203
With help from IATN members, this one is fixed. The adaptation reset function on my Autologic does not have an option for selective adaptation reset. All the adaptives reset at once. I am not aware if the manufacturers dedicated scan tool does or not. I hope t... Trouble codes: P1639 (Throttle position adaptation), P1569 (cruise control signal line).
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Crankshaft position sensor VIN: SALTY16443
Thanks to those who tried to help me out. Robert and Manny came up with the same not matching wire colors that we did. I tried going up a year or back a year , as Micheal suggested. None to any avail. The wire colors that were called for in AllData, Mitchell a...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB57EX3
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IT ENDED UP BEING THE BOOSTER TRAVEL SWITCH THANKS AGAIN
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21C81
Hi and sorry this took so long, the customer took the car after cleaning the injection system and reinstalling original MAF and says the car runs 100 percent better and the lite has stayed off for now. But I still think this may not be the end of this one, if ... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean).
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1992 Volvo 960 2.9L relay VIN: YV1KW9509N
Thanks to peter "On the early 960 the ABS module and relay is located behind the r.f. kickpanel. If you remove the little cover on the kickpanel I vagely remember the relay and fuse being right there without having to remove the whole panel."
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27543
THANK YOU MARK FOR YOUR HELP From: Mark from Michigan code 91 -the signal cable for the dsa is missing shorted or open. during antispin control the dsa control module transmit signal to the engine module which request torque limiting dsa=dynamic stability a... Trouble codes: 91 (torque reduction).
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