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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L gauges VIN: WBABK7328W
Hi guys with BMW experience,have this 98 328is conv/car tow in water pump broken damage rad.replace all parts ,car would not start due to after market alarm(customer did not know about alarm)remove alarm car starts instrumet has no temp ,gas,rpm,odo also get m...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Window regulator VIN: 4USCJ3328W
Journeymen good day. We are a Porsche shop that does some clients other cars. I have pulled the panels and can confirm that the regulators show very heavy wear on the sectors. New Mexico dust I suspect. Motors seem to be good, the glass goes up nicely, but no...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L asd VIN: WDB1240000
ASD light on all the time.. even before moving car, Can not scan or ground pin 5 to get codes from the ASD module Also ABS fault with car that may not be related to ASD, ABS light comes on after small drive. The car has 16 pin D socket. My info says ASD for pi...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery low charge VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
see related repair history/ alterntor insuficiently charging
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
This car first came in for a rough idle when started cold and a check engine light on. Found 2 fault codes, one was for engine coolant temp sensor and the other was for random misfire. When the vehicle is started cold and put into gear it will stumble and misf...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L fans VIN: 3VWTG69M31
Hey all! Fans and a/c inoperative. car overheats due to fans inoperative. Appears that pcm is grounding out pin 3 on fan control module which makes fans and a/c clutch inoperative. What could be the cause of this? no codes in a/c system, only engine code is fo...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1TS909X1
cooling fan is inop on this t6. have checked power to fan and grd, ok. it has "famous" cooling fan module in front of fan. not sure on testing due to limited info from alldata. seems the fan is pulse width modulated from the pcm, im not sure on the signal from...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D6H
I had to call it quits on this one. I replaced the heater core temp sensor & the center vent temp came down to 40 degrees F & I have adequate air flow at the center vents. Which were the 2 complaints. However the auxiliary water still runs constantly so i w...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA92E3S
replaced voltage relay with no change in the way the car ran.tested wave pattern on crank sensor tested okay. Did replace maf sensor and found the vehicle improved and ran good. I drove the car 40 miles and it ran perfect. Gave vehicle back to customer and it ...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58K71
Firstly thanks to all that responded, and apologies for extended time to close this request. I advised owner to go to a reputeable euro transmission specialist in the nearest city. He thought the problem was in the transmission solonoid valves (which I tend to...
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