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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: WBAHE2320R
Sorry if this is a bit long. I have limited experiance on BMW's. We do not have a scan tool for Europian vehicles. We have checked coils for proper resistance and on a coil tester for proper kv. Injectors ohmed O.K. and a little tester checks the operational "... Trouble codes: 1213 (O2 sensor control 2)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63442
just looking for a little insight as to what i may be facing here. after replacing the vanos unit on bank 2 for exhaust cam (see above) car runs great but begins to develop smoke from the tailpipe if let idle for more than one minute. driving car it burns no o...
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2004 Jaguar Rover 75 2.5L A/C compressor VIN: SARRJSLLM3
Have checked the refrigeration system & is OK . Can manually trip the compressor clutch relay to ground & the system works great . Have checked all the appropriate inputs , eg. trinary switch operation , but cannot find a connection between the cabin manual A/...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4T
vehicle came in for ncsi, with mil on. ck'd codes and found p1132 present. after checking data and testing nothing seemed to change. one thing puzzling is enrichment mode appears to stay on after car is warmed up. cleared code and reset adaptations. we have te... Trouble codes: P1132 (o2 sensor rich)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L 3rd gear VIN: WDB1400632
Hi, This CL had its Trans built by a good specialist trans shop. They rebuilt it a second time too. It is going into a hydraulic limp when it goes into 3rd. It resets every time the ign is cycled and drops back into limp again every time it goes into 3rd. If...
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D21
Hi, We have in our shop a twin turbo volvo that smokes and uses engine oil, most noticeable at idle and at startup.Car runs fine no check engine light on. I suspect the turbos are leaking internally, very expensive fix. are these turbos known for leaking inter...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKX6244T
Thanks to all that replied. The owner of the car choose not to go any further with the car since it was there extra car and the high mileage. I was hoping to investigate some of the suggestions you all gave me and respond with a fix. Maybe next time. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L air conditioning VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
thanks to all techs who responded to my email i really appreciate all of the respond was very helpful. we found the problem we removed the dash and replaced the blend door motor, this correct the problem
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
Sorry for not posting this sooner ,vehicle was fixed just a few days ago.I should add that it wasn't by me.Customer decided to take it to another benz dealer.The cause of this nightmare-defective aam(all activity module).Customer is extremely happy.Many thanks...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L evaporator VIN: 3VWHD81HOW
ROBERT,DON,STEVE,DAVID,GARY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FORR YOUR REPLIES. TURNS OUT THE OIL I ADDED (0.25 OZ) WENT IN THE HIGH SIDE PORT & BLEW RIGHT INTO THE TXV UPON RE-CHARGE, FLUSHING THE EVAP, LINE & REPLACING THE TXV(VW) FIXED IT. THE SMALL OIL PUDDLE @ TXV SEE...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
Thank you to all who posted help. I did not find the eventual answer to this issue. The customer had to take it on a trip. I did check the blue / white wire coming from the instrument cluster and that had the smae square wave signal that I was getting at the s... Trouble codes: 16855 (vehicle speed sensor signal not plausable), P0501 (same as above).
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B11
I tried a crank sensor to no avail. I went to start the car the other day and now it will barely run, so i put off working on it for a while to get my self esteem back up by actually fixing other cars. I will try again soon and if i fix it i will let you kn... Trouble codes: P1340.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Coding VIN: 3VWRK69M12
Thanks for all the help, we could not quite understand why they wanted to replace the ECU in the first place, the car ran fine and the only code in it was for the temp sensor. So I called them and asked why do you want the ECU replaced? They said that it was f...
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1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Shifter VIN: YV1LS5824T
Thank you all for your help. Half of you felt it was the ignition switch electrics, and the other half felt it was the microswitch/solenoid on the shifter. Turns out that it was the ignition switch. Turning the switch back a couple of degrees made the shift...
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2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1RH52Y2Y
Sorry for the long delay, I would rather give an acurate post and this was partially an intermittent problem so I wanted to be sure it was repaired.There is a TSB for this problem but it does not apply to this turbo charged model.There is a recall on the fuel ...
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