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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABK6320R
Vehicle was towed in. It starts right up and usually runs smooth for the first several seconds, then gets very rough. Will usually run several more seconds before it just shuts off as if you turned the key. Backprobed wires at DME and found that when it starts...
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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L abs module? VIN: WBABF7329W
hello all! hoping someone has delt with this before. i've got this bmw here that initally came in for a intermittant abs and traction contol light comming on. using our launch x431 scan tool, got codes 17(fault in the power supply of all solenoid valves or ope...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAM3339X
Have this car from body shop, car ran over curb with right side wheels, mangled wheels and suspension, discharged right side and right upper air bags and disconnected battery cable. Body shop replaced the right side crash sensor, right side upper air bag and d...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53583
All you Bmw techs out there, this one is driving me nuts. Listed above was only partial list of codes. Getting 4 O2 codes and all six cylinders are misfirng. I am assuming the O2 codes are coming up do to the misfire. Checked tsb about the bremi coils, advised... Trouble codes: 202 (o2 bank 1 control limit), 203 (02 bank 2 control limit), 238 (misfire 1), 242 (misfire 5), 241 (misfire 4), 240 (misfire 3)
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJNX2743T
Hello everyone and HELP. I work on very few Jaguars. I have this customer that was travelling with this vehicle and it stalled on him. He restarted the vehicle right up and when he went to accelerate, it just would sputter, fall on its face and then die. He h...
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs light on VIN: SALPM16491
which one is brake switch 1 and where is brake switch 2? any diagram will be very helpful except for mitchell they have everything wrong. Thank you very much for your help guys I almost forgot, the brakes work just fine, no problem at all, it is only the ligh...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L none VIN: WDBEA32E9R
we have a mercades that belongs to my friend,he had a problem with no crank condition,and he tried to change the starter and it didnt help and he called me for help so i told him to change the relay starter k38.the relay is from the dealer but still didnt help...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E1S
hi tech i have this car wiyh code 17 the engine no start, idont have pulse,no spark,no fuel pressure. i check input and output ovp relay, the waveform in crank sensor is 14 volt pick to pick i dont see glitch, in pcm i check the basic signal. when i put ign... Trouble codes: 17 (testing and results)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L hard shift from 2 to VIN: WDBEA32E8S
can anyone tell me what a code 25 or 26 id alldata isn't much help. or is there anything i could have hit when doing valve cover which could have caused this? Trouble codes: 25 (26 -), 26
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L a/c system VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
I am trying to retrieve codes from control panel, can hold REST button and retrieve data, but cannot clear code or determine code. Does anyone know if this can be done and if so is there a list for codes? Have gone to the MB web site to understand the system.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Hello Fellow Techs. I am in need of some assistance with this [Oct/99] 2000 Mercedes ML320 that has a "Start Error" on the instrument display, that will not start. I have scanned for fault codes, and found one code in the DME; P1570- Start Enable Fault, and o...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L 1-2 / 2-1 shift VIN: 4DBRN47J12
We have a low mile, 2002 c230 sport coupe. 17,000 miles. shifts ABRUPTLY from first to second gear upshifts and then on downshift second to first. all other gears shift normally. we have checked the fluid and fluid level. appear ok. read diagnostics. codes pre...
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1979 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: 9289201882
Help Porsche techs!! This 928 will intermittently illuminate the prake pressure warning light on the dash. We have been unable to duplicate the concern and the brake pressure switches on the master cylinder are new. the brake pad warning light on the dash is a...
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1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3AL35T1P
I tried 4 times to re-set the radio code. I used the info I could find in the archives with no positive results. The power comes on and "code" lights up, but there is no sound or change. I replaced the radio thinking that it was an internal problem with the ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Help all V.W. Techs!! This car will only overheat if it idles more than an hour( dont ask me why the customer does it!!).It has had O.E. water pump and thermostat installed at a quality used car dealer by qualified Techs prior being sent to me for a second opi...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L starter/fuel/door locks VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
car no start no crank. i am able to crank car by supplying power to starter trigger wire or by bypassing relay. the relay was replaced w a known good. after the batter change the door locks and the trunk lock stopped working. i see a couple of posts concerning...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L ign timing VIN: YV1FA8842L
after setting throttle pos, cleaning flame trap for oil blowing every where, changing t/b and seals, balancer, idles alittl rough but below 1000rpm. ign timing wont set, this is the one with the crank sensor and just the dumb dist with rotor only. in the tune ...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1LS5670W
first of all thank you guys for your help, i always succeed and posting the help request.have a volvo s70 that came in to our shop running with bad timing belt idler pulley.we drove the car into the bay and it was making noise so we shut it off and replaced th...
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1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2L ac /heater control head VIN: WAUFB0447G
WELL IT LOOKS LIKE THE REPLIES ABOUT SUMS IT UP. THIS THING NEEDS A CONTROL HEAD. JOHN FROM TEXAS MENTIONED THE PART IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEALER. THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED TO BE THE CASE. ALTHOUGH I WILL BE TESTING TO MAKE SURE THERE IS ACTUALLY POW...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E12
this one is fixed. I found a short to ground near the ECM. repaired wire and re-routed the best i could. MIL stays off now. After a few hours on Alldata, going through other M/B models with the same engine, i determined this is a pretty basic Evap system. ... Trouble codes: P0443.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33453
Well, as it turn out this engine does have compression problems. My tech initially checked #4 only and it seemed high enough but later he checked all the cylinders and the others were much higher. Recommended cylinder head removal/inspection, declined by custo... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire 4), P2097 (B1S2 control limit).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C61
Thanks to all that replied on this one. As I said I "checked" all the fuses and they had power going to each side. After further inspection of the battery fuse panel I decided to pull the #3 fuse for the cooling fan module and inspect the contacts, sure enou...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWWH63B53
the problem was definately the right side sunroof drain tube was plugged. we clipped the ends of the front tubes and water streamed out. I told the customer we would not pay for the TCM because we did not have the one we sold to her in our possesion to verify ...
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