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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Broken Rail VIN: WBADN53472
We have a broken rail one on the left side, the main drive rail for the sunroof it attaches to the cables. We bought a repair kit from the dealer and it has the new rail in the kit...but the dealer is saying that that rail even though it is in the kit can't be...
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Won't shut off VIN: SAJHY174XL
We've got a 1990 Jaguar XJ6 that won't shut off with the key. The ignition relay stays powered up even though we lose our ground from the ignition switch. If we tap on the relay, the vehicle shuts off. We've replace the relay with a generic relay and defeated ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47F7X
Hi guys, I have a 1999 Mercedes SLK230 here It came in for a no start problem. There is no power going to the starter when the key is turned. With the information we have from Mitchell, the relay was replaced up in the fuse box under the hood. I believe this i...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBJF70H0X
I have spark and injector pulse. Checked crank sensor on lab scope and it is there. I put carb cleaner in intake and that didn't keep it running. I have 180 psi compression, no codes. If I hold the accelerator to the floor it will say running barely and died a...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L drl VIN: WDBLJ70G6Y
I have a 2000 Mercedes CLK430 and the RH DRL bulb is inoperative in DRL mode yet works in high beam mode.Have check wiring with schematics and not getting anywhere.Need Help
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21C42
car will start run a few seconds stall there is code po321 in pending ck rpm sensor ok changed any way ck wires to ecm found no problem. found a case in fix data base tryed cam sensor still start stall. cleard pending code try to start after about 5 try to sta... Trouble codes: P0321
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWTH63BX2
Engine misfires cold with codes P0305,P0303,P0301 (cyl 5,cyl 3,cyl 1 misfire). Misfires disappear once operating temperature reached. Engine vacuum at idle is 15" Hg during cold engine misfire. Vacuum needle bounces slightly. Engine vacuum increases to 18" Hg ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0301 (Misfire cyl 3)
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VW5R69M25
Thanks for taking time to read this. I have this 1.9TDI that stalls at idle and doesn't want to restart and sometimes won't restart for a while. I have checked fuel supply coming from tank unit and tandem pump pressure but never been able to check while the pr...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L abs VIN: WAUBG74D5W
Thanks for all the replies, sorry it has taken so long for my answer. The customer came back in on Friday for additional testing. Yes as per almost all the replies, the code was for the left front wheel. It was tested and failed, now we just have to get the ...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGF6327S
i finally found the answer i needed ,i was right the crank sensor was cracked i just could not find the right info here to tell where it was but now i got it and we finally had couple of days that was cold enough to make a test!! thanks
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBAAN37441
So for the delay in closing this post, it appears the battery has fixed the problem, since I was not the original installer of the battery the customer took it back and exchanged it for a new one, They did not wish to replace it with an OEM battery as a few of...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L high idle VIN: WDBCA35D4H
thanks for everybodies help, unfortunately I haven't repaired the car yet ,just looking at it in my spare time, the idle control valve seems fine I did find 3 idle control modules in the trunk so this has been a problem for a while. I checked the throtle switc...
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1974 Porsche 914 1.8L starter VIN: 4742920747
thank you to all 17 of you who replied. we don't see too many oddball cars like this one around here, this is the bossman's car is why. I'm glad to know that I didn't jack anything up by not installing this bushing. not that I could because there isn't a pl...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985X
Sorry this took so long, this is fixed. I replaced the oil filler tube that was cracked and causing the oil to leak, erased code gavecar to customer no problem with check engine light and no other problems. Wanted to make sure this was fix Trouble codes: 1125 (oxygen sensing Adaptation Range 1 cylinders 4-6 Lean Limit).
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine timing VIN: 3VWSA81H1T
Frist i want to thank all members. The problem was the crank gear. The keyway which is part of the gear chewed up. Thanks again.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no shift VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
we found our communication problem was in the aftermarket radio system, we just did not look far enough the first time. the shifting turned out to be the #5 & #6 solenoids and the ribbon which transtar had all the oe parts for. thanks for all the help!!!
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSD69M31
THANKS FOR EVERYONES HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM. THE TRICK OF DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY DID NOT WORK, WE TRIED IT MANY TIMES FOR UP TO 1 HR. WE HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALER & FOR $70. THEY RESET THE SECURITY SYSTEM. I THINK ITS CRAZY THAT IT CANNOT BE DONE WITH OUR ... Trouble codes: 17978 (engine ecu blocked).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the help from the three who replied. Turns out that since very few of these vehicles were sold in the USA, that there is no repair info released for the aftermarket, only info available is in factory scan tool. Wiring diagrams show relays for fans... Trouble codes: P0481 (Circuit Problem Cooling Fan 2).
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