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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L hard shift like all gears VIN: WBADD6322W
check codes one code only that says lock/convertor erase code but will come back a day or 2 later on transmission shifts ok if low accerating or hard accelerating or gets better when car is warmed up but otherwise it has a rough shifting
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L seat VIN: WBAFB33591
This BMW came in with complaint of vibration in seat and steering wheel while sitting at stops. I found the vibration also present in reverse. Motor mounts were a little soft so I replaced both motor mounts and the transfer case mount. vibration is completely ...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L compressor VIN: WBABS334XI
We test the system and the high side pressure was 140 and low side too high around 70 .high side dont change at all even when we turn ac on and off. We assume that the compressor was bad and reccoment to replace compressor reciever dryer and expansion valve. A...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA92E3S
hi guys and thanks in advance, i have a problem child here it is intermittent. what is does is you might start it up cold and take off and only get a short distance and it will shut down like the key was turned off then it will restart and may repeat the probl...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG70JXT
Car came in from a body shop with a no crank no start. Pulled stater k40 relay and jumper it and the car started and ran fine. After looking farther it seems that the eis sends a message to the ecm to engergize the stater relay. With our launch scanner you can...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L pressure VIN: WV2EE0704S
This van came in with a locked up compressor head like I have seen before. We replaced the compressor and drier and check the system for particals and blew through all the lines to check for blockage. There was no signs of debris in the system so we sealed it ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
This car consistently sets P0300 code and occasionally it will set a P0302 or P0303 along with it. The only problem the driver noticeses is a slightly rough idle. Monitoring O2 values and fuel trims on a dyno at cruise in shop shows the O2's going lean (.1 to ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B4Y
This vehicle runs fine, customer has no complaint. I am scanning with an OTC Genesis. I am using Mitchell, the only way I could even find this code was to perform a search and then it was listed in the 4.0L section. The code is preventing the car from passing ... Trouble codes: P1177 (Bank2 lambda correction downstream of catalyst control limit reached)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B52
This vehicle keeps setting sec air low flow codes.All systems appear to be working. the air pump, relay,both sec air diverter valvs have been replaced.the control valve for the divertors functions and no leaks in the vacuum lines or the air lines. Obviously I ... Trouble codes: 17831 (secondary air flow too low bank 1), 17819 (secondary air flow too low bank 2)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWEH93C26
Hello fellow techs, I am trying to retract the rear caliper pistons on this passat. I used our vag-com scan tool to retract the electronic parking brakes, but the pistons will not retract into the calipers. Hear an audible motor noise from calipers when activa...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L warning lamp VIN: SAJHX1249W
This one I think is fixed. I found that when the car sat in the rain is when the problem happended. I checked all contectors and found some mositure in a multipin coonector on the drivers side. this same connector is where the lite grey wire from the alt. is ...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA14C11
I HAVE GOOD NEWS THE PROBLEM IN THE JAG HAS BEEN SOLVED YET IT IS NOT WHAT WE ALL THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE AFTER POSTING MY PROBLEM.I PULLED THE TRANS OUT AGAIN AND LOOKED IT OVER COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING CONCLUSIVE SO IT REPLACED THE FORWARD(A)DRUM AND STATOR AND C...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater flow VIN: SAJEA01T53
I thought I had already closed this, but just got a reminder that it was still open. Soooooo, what we did that worked from one of the suggestions is to piggyback the bad ground of the unit with the good ground on the other side, and Voila, the system works! ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, TAC,OIL PRES, INOP VIN: WDB1400511
Well it wound up being the DM module. We paid to go on the MB tech support line, $14 for 24 hours. On the tech line the diagrams are easy to follow and on the pin out tests they give you what reading should be at each pin. We had a tn signal going into the DM ... Trouble codes: D1, 17 (crank position sensor open short circuit), EA, 160 (engine speed rpm signal tna), TRAC (160 can bus to ea control mod n4/1 interrupted).
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1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1582032939
The replys on this older bug was fantastic, The problem with the bug lies in two places. One the fuel pressure was below specs, which I didnt know, and the techs explained how to get the correct readings. The next is the vaccum advance is bad, I cant say enoug...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L canbus-booster VIN: WVWPD63B71
Thanks to all of you who offered us help. The owner decided to get rid of this car mainly because as it turns out it also has oil sludging issues [chain started making noise and got a code for chain adjuster]. The consensus seemed to be that the ABS module was...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
This one is fixed. The problem was that the vehicle was out of gas. Thomas from nevada was right on the money. When we looked closer at the sending units, the right side seemed to have some arcing on it. Plugging the sending units in while they were out of ...
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