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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBADD632XW
transmission wont shift properly and has code 19 asc interface (for eng & trans) and abs codes 33, 7 for lf wheel speed sensor also has code 67 continous controldue to interference. it seems obvious that i need a wheel sensor (does it come oe with harness pigt...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33512
This bimmer blows fuse F4 in the engine electronics fuse box.(A8680) It is the one with a red output wire. The only diagrams I can find for it are showing it as a power supply to the ECU and TCU, both on pin 7 at the respective ECU's, and to nothing else. I ca...
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2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L stop lamps VIN: SAJDA24C22
hello all or any jag techs out there.i have no stop lamp on drivers side. i traced it back to the security & locking control module in the trunk below fuse block. i have continuity on my blue wire.my question is does it take any special proggramming to replace...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Hello, and thanks in advance, Car towed in ,will crank but not start, when turn key off it seems to backfire thur air flow sensor. Check compression all above 145 psi, Check fuel volume okay, check fuel pressure by jumping fuel pump teminnals 7 and 8, 78 psi, ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, VIN: WDBKK47F3W
To everyone thanks in advance. This vehicle Failed emission test due to secondary air injection circuit failure.The Supercharger clutch failed and I believe it caused a voltage spike and took out that circuit on the ECU. So we ordered one from a salvage yard a...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Struts VIN: WDBNG75J8Y
The suspension on this car leaks down after the car is shut off. I sprayed the tops of the front struts with soapy water while the car was running and found a lot of leaking there. The local benz dealer says that I have to buy new struts for $1000 each. Is the...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F83
this car came from another shop. the car runs fine but the check engine light is on. po130 low o2 voltage. cleared code drove car with scanner on. o2 voltage starts out normal then as you drive it goes to 0.00. installed a new o2 same thing. all connections se... Trouble codes: P0130
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
Hello I have a 2000 jetta 2.0 AEG engine with vibration at 3600rpm in any gear under 3600 or over the vibration goes away. Any ideas? Thanks
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21CO3
well this is what happening with this bug had codes listed on cold start this unit fires up missing on 1 and 2 in about 60 seconds it runns fair quits missing any how i swaped coils 1234 to 4321 and no change fine no coil problem so did same with injectors and... Trouble codes: 16716 (knock b /2), 17519 (o2 bank1 lean), 17560 (o2 bank lean), P0300, P0301, P0302
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, "Shudder/Miss" VIN: WAUGD28D8X
The many replies focused on 2 possible causes for my symptoms- engine misfire or driveline causes. Further scrutiny of the engine/ignition system showed no problems. In addition to secondary kv, burn time on all cylinders was consistent. Watching the 2 upst...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L timing VIN: WBADM633XX
WE THOUGHT THAT THE VALVES WERE BENT, BUT AFTER REMOVING THE HEAD THE VALVES WERE OK. THE CHAIN TIMING WAS OFF A FEW TEETH, APPARENTLY THE VALVES DONT BEND AS EASY ON THE AUTOMATIC MODELS AS THEY DO ON THE STICK SHIFT CARS???. WE REPLACED THE CHAINS AND TENSIO...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Compressor VIN: 2004BMW545
Thank you to all the members who replied with suggestions on how to approach the situation. We received the vehicle with no A/C belt at all. It was the NAPA belt that would just not go on; even almost a half inch longer was still a no go. We ordered a genui...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
thank you guys for help me fix this truck i was out for a few weeks i put a new batt cable clear the codes truck run good thank you guys again
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1985 Fiat X1/9 1.5L Valve adjustment VIN: ZBBBS00A9G
Thanks for all the help, in my original search I missed checking with Bayless Fiat, www.baylessfiat.com, they had the tool which arrived the day after I finished the job :-) Since I had the timing belt off for replacement, and had to remove the cam housing ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1290662
ok where do i start...at the end i suppose. the controller is faulty, it has no 5 volt output to the sensors. to get there though we rechecked the pressures and leaks and condition of the belt. all seems ok.so as suggested we started checking the evaporator ai...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBLM44302
The customer ended up taking the car to the dealer that he bought it from. He had only had it for a couple of days. The agreed to fix it and split the cost. The final total bill...$4200! I appreciate all the insight and suggestions from everyone that replied. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L climate control system VIN: 4JGAB54EYA
I finally nailed this one. Thanks for the help. while trying the suggestion that Alexander from Georgia made I stumbled upon the actual problem. I had removed the radio to gain access to the control unit and happened to bump the control head while unpluggin...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBRF61JX2
I am greatly appreciative for all your help, as it turns out the car runs a lot better when there isn't a defective MAF in the car. Who knew, yet another car plagued by a Bosch MAF failure!
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L coolant level indicator VIN: WDBRF61J02
Thanks to everyone for your help. It was a bad ground that the two sensors share.Both low level warning indicator are now off.Thanks again for the help Mark
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1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Dash pad VIN: 4742916316
Thanks for the info guys. John was right, 9 nuts. After the lower dash pad came off, it was alot easier to see the fasteners. I also had to remove an aftermarket stereo. The hardest were the two nuts at the forward part by the instruments. They only have abou...
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1976 Porsche 911 S 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 9117200928
Special thanks to Luke from New Hampshire, He recommended smoking for intake leak. Found Intake manifold rubber boot torn above clamp on back side of boot. Looked to be in great condition from the other side. Replaced rubber boot and re-adjusted air fuel. ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L ABS Module VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
Thanks especially to Grame from BC for the following: Pre 95 coding is 03604 and 96 & up is 03704. This is according to a VW Vesis program. But also thanks to Robert from Oregon and Joe from Joe [...] Kiwi Car Car, Ltd. Kahului HI 93732 kiwicarcare.com. T...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on, EPC LIGHT ON VIN: WV2NB47012
Thanks for the four replies I received . Sent this van to dealer they did there magic,Poof van fixed no explanation.Must be some thing they just don't us to know. Trouble codes: P1196 (Ox senser Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater malfuntion), P1103 (Ox sensor Bank 1 Sensor I heater low preformance), P0571 (Brake switch F1 Implausible signal).
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