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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L cabin temp VIN: WBADN6341Y
Customer complaint is AC blows too cold.When temp selected is increased temp will raise,but can't maintain a steady temp.I performed a KOEO temp sensor check first thing in the morning before start up.All climate control sensors were within two degrees of each...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L charging system VIN: 5UXFA53522
i have this x5 bmw truck with charging system not working. i don't have a wiring diagram for the charging system. I know its a wiring problem because none on the small wires that plug into the alternators got power. I checked the fuses and they all checked out...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJKF6041X
At times engine will not crank or have a slight delay when key is turned. Some times the first retry and some times 10 retrys before cranking, when it cranks engine will run normally. Also remote intermittently will unlock doors but no lock them, when the remo...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37D8F
help we do not do many kraut cans this one came in cranks no start no spark. but if we touch ground with a test light to coil negative we get it momentarly fire. any info on this one would greatly be appreacited. thanks iatn!!!
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L info display VIN: WDBJF25H9X
MB techs, chip on cluster circuit board, which controls the info display lights (3 white and 3 red), burned up. Got used cluster, worked for 3 days, burned up same chip. Alldata has very limited info. Alternator OK. What controls those lights? Does anyone have...
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: S3EH48GX13
Hello SAAB techs, First of all let me say I have very little Saab experience however I have a ton of labscope experience and driveability experience. This saab came in with the complaint of the check engine light coming on. Pulled code p0336 crankshaft positi... Trouble codes: P0336
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWFE83A5T
Greetings! Trying to remove a compressor from this Passat VR6 and one of the bolts is too long to remove. Mitchell Online says to "Remove the compressor. Reverse procedure to install". Has anyone got a procedure that will help us get this job done in a timely ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M61
Help V.W. Techs! This is not a Mass air flow sensor issue!! The V.W. has a new mass air flow sensor and is setting listed codes. The fuel trim is -5 at idle and varies but mostly averages -15 at cruise and -2 at wot. The fuel pressure Vacuum line is good, thro... Trouble codes: P1142 (load calculation cross check lower limit exceeded), P1166 (fuel trim add.- too rich)
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD54B32
I changed the thermostat along with the water pump and t-belt. The car is still not the fastest to get up to temp but it does maintain the temp well after that which it did not do before. So far the code has not returned. Thanks to all who posted, Jim. Trouble codes: P1296.
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L remote entryu VIN: WAULT68E72
Sorry for the confusion. I had replaced the convenience control module so my problem was with the remote key not the immobilizer. I tried different things in adaptation 10 display 21 but no success. I believe the one response was correct that it can't be do...
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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADK8305J
Thank you all for giving me many great ideas. It turned out to be a combination of worn out ignition parts. The rotor was cracked and very old. The plug wires are questionable. I replaced one because it broke when trying to remove it from the old cap. I recome...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L stumbles on accel VIN: WBACA531XP
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. 2 people hit this one on the head. The harmonic balancer was slightly out of round and when cold was distorted a bit much for the reluctor wheel to make good signal with the crank sensor. We replaced and all is good. ...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain VIN: WBADD2323V
Vehicle is fixed. This particular vehicle has an updated wire harness (engine) that ties the crank sensor harness into the vanos connectors. To put it bluntly we improperly installed the connectors. Connected the vanos up and two connectors were left unplugg...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53402
Sorry guys, there is no happy ending to this Beemer. Vehicle is being scrapped according to new Illinois law, seems that other damages from flooding came up to about 32% of vehicles worth & law states at 1/3 of it's value it can't be fixed. Unknowingly, we wou... Trouble codes: 204 (p0505 Idle speed fluctuation).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L radio VIN: WDBFA67F4V
sorry I took so long to respond. I asked the service writer to call the dealer prior to sending this post but he decided to take it to a friends shop who got the serial number off the radio and gave him a code. he came back to the shop and waited until the rad...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L horn always on VIN: WDBRF64J21
well this one is off to the dealer. I feel we really narrowed it down to the eis, hard to believe it would only pick on the horn. I really dont think this car has an n80 steering colum control module. We cant prove it's the eis, so its headed to the dealer....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Central lock VIN: WDC1631542
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all who offered suggestions. I checked actual values and moved each lock to lock and unlock- all microswitches were operating. I then went to activations and operated lock/ unlock sequence - found the system would unlock but n...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH59G62
Replaced throttle body, reset comp. and problem is solved. Two of the suggestions were right on the money. I have been a member for many years and this is the first technical help request I posted. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P1251 (manufacturer cont. fuel air metering), P1261 (mnfg cont air fuel metering).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L smokes badly VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The turbo was the culprit. Oil was throughout the intake and turbo system due to failed turbo seals. As instructed, i removed and cleaned out the slugged up oil return line. The oil feed line was not all...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M11
First thanks to all who replied I got great imformation . Im gonna call this one fixed its been two weeks no complaints. heres what I found due to the fact that when it actually showed up the lean codes were gone, but I had a coolant temp sensor code . as many... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
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1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L windows VIN: YV1AX8843E
Group this is the greatest tool you can have. Had 14 great replies and almost all said to check fuses and fuse box for loose or bad connections. I had power as needed into and out of the fuse box. I finally found the relay for the windows. It is below the cent...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L shifter lock out VIN: YV1SZ58D31
HI VOLVO TECH; I HAVE TO CLOSE THE REQUEST , I GAVE THE CAR BACK TO THE CUSTOMER , SO THAT HE COULD DRIVE IT AND TELL ME IF THE BRAKE LIGHTS COME ON WHEN HE HAS THIS PROBLEM . MAY TAKE A DAY OR TWO TO FIND OUT. IN THE MEAN TIME THANKS!!! FOR ALL THE HELP. S...
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