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1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L Alternator VIN: WBAGC8312N
I have very little experiance with BMW's, I'm hoping that someone else has seen this before and can guild me in a direction.
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2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L cyl head VIN: WBAB33GS01
To all BMW techs, I have a customer who thought it would be a good idea to try and replace his own head gasket.. Now me being in Canada I am unable to purchase time on BMW's tech site.. I also have a lack of info from mitchell, and alldata. Now since I didn't ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
Code P0065 - Air assisted injection fault. I can't find much in Alldata about this one. The code will return about a day after clearing. No drivability faults are present - It drives well. I was hoping someone has had experience with this code. Thanks.
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJDA14C31
This vehicle's driver's seat will try to crush you against the steering wheel when you shut it down, pull the key and try to get out, other times it will want to go back like it's nap time. I went through and programmed both of the end points of all of the mov...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEA51C62
terrible hesitation upon acceleration due to misfires of cyl. 1 3&5. replaced fuel filt. that was stopped up, air filt. that was dirty and spark plugs that looked good (al 6 looked good). car runs good as long as you drive gently but on heavy or simi heavy acc... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire detected), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire detected), P0303 (cyl. 3), P0305 (cyl. 5), P1313 (manufacture controlled ign. system or misfire)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vent control VIN: F7WF169179
Customer returned after a few days and stated the A/C quit blowing out the center vents. Air only came out the side vents and the defrost. Even when you have it set at "LO" temp. The A/C is blowing cold, about 45 degrees. After a while the side vents closed a...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L starter,engine ,gearlever VIN: WDB2030000
This vehicle intermittently does not crank(no start).We checked for voltage to starter solenoid switching terminal and there is no voltage when problem occurs. What I also found is that when car does not start the gearlever does NOT go out of park! I am sure t...
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS5ED58E01
This car will illuminate the CEL when the fuel tank is near empty.She says that within a few miles of a tank re-fill the CEL will go out.She filled it last night and this morning I scanned it and the ECU memory showed no codes.Has anyone seen this issue? Trouble codes: P00, 455
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B54
hi guys i got this vw turbo diesel came in with check engine is on code p16486 & p16683 not enough power a black smoke from the tail pipe runs fine at idle. we replace new turbo,mass air flow sensor, boost pressure reg valve remove intake & egr valve to clean ... Trouble codes: 16486 (mass air flow signal too low), 16683 (boost pressure regulation range not reached)
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L headlights VIN: YV1RS61R62
when vehicle is started intermitantly the low beams are inop with a message of headlamp failure, they will start working and lamp fail indicator goes out, replaced low beam headlamp relay problem still intermitant
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Lateral Acceleration VIN: TRUTX28N11
Many thanks to the quick reply from Jake from Nevada (see post #1 related to this problem). We had to first replace the defective lateral acceleration sensor (G200) and then do the zero procedure as was given to us by Jake. It also appears this had nothi...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspention VIN: WAUYP64B11
Thanks to all who took there time to reply. I check power and grounds to the module and all is ok so suspect it needs a module. However the customer does'nt know if he wants to fix it. It looks like it going to be an exspensive repair. as it will also need s...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63432
we sent the car to the dealer they verified that the first code was a internal fault code for the valvetronic computer they replaced and programed the new computer and all is well thanks for all the help that was sent to us Trouble codes: 285F (VVT Internal Fault Control Unit Bank 2), 2865 (VVT Power Limitation in Limp Home Operation Mode).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E7M
BIG THANKS TO RICHARD AND KEN, THEY HIT IT RIGHT ON THE NOSE! I CHECKED COMPRESSION ON D/S AND O PSI. PULLED VALVE COVER AND FOUND BROKEN CHAIN GUIDE AND BENT VALVES! NEEDLESS TO SAY CUSTOMER DECLINES REPAIR. THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW NOT THOROUGHLY DOI...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L battery VIN: WDB2200732
Hi Guys Thanks for all replies. I asked the client to remove the keys from the car at night , So far no more problems. I do suspect that it may be also a boot light fault. Thanks once more
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2992A
first thank you for replies check over ,there are 2 drains plugs 15mm and 2 filters and gasket has to replace to prevent leak it took 9.5 qts and check oil at idle
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z01
thanks to all who replied. ended up being the DI cassette on the firewall side. had checked the radiator one that had spark & assumed all had spark. thankx guys again Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1300 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.), P1313 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.).
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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L oil light-buzzer VIN: WV2YB0256M
Thanks to all who replied after getting a better understanding of how the system works I found even with grounding the wire at the instrument cluster the buzzer would still go off. The fix was the L-shaped circuit board in the cluster.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Park brake indicator light VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
Thanks to the techs for their suggestions. Unfortunately, due to the myriad of other issues on this vehicle, the customer has decided to not pour any more money into this thing and took it away. Again, thanks for taking your time with this one.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW5K69MX2
just want to thank everyone who offered help.turned out as all of you said .it was the main/fuel pump relay.customer picked up car a few days ago & is very happy .thanks again. great group Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P1541 (fuel pump relay open circuit intermittent), P1472 (leak detection pump short to ground).
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Trunk latch/lock VIN: YV1JS831XR
Took a while but we finnnaly got to this car. Thanks to one and all for the five responces. Henrik [...] and Niklas Andreeason helped the most. Henrik was right on about going thru the ski boot hole to the tail lights and taking them out for access. Nik ( ...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29561
HELLO GENTLEMEN I HAVE REPLACED BOTH O2 SENSORS ONCE AGAIN AND THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 4 DAYS WITH NO RETURN. HOWEVER YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH A CUSTOMERS VEHICLE AFTER BEING FIXED YOU HEAR ABOUT IT RIGHT AWAY AND ITS NOT P... Trouble codes: P0133.
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hard Start VIN: YV1TS92DX3
Only got two replies on this one. The car is fixed, but I can't really say why. After messing with the car for a while the second new fuel pump started holding pressure for no apparent reason. I assume that "something" was stuck. Now that the pump holds pr...
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