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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L shift, engagement VIN: WBACA632XR
Customer complains of slipping trans. After 2 mile drive trans feels disengaged. RPM's flair ,no pull. Slow to a crawl and i feel the trans engage. Throttle causes a buck, jerking feel and it disengages. Let engine idle and trans engages. Stop, turn off key, l...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADT63491
Hey Gang, We had this car towed in for a "No Start" diagnostic. No codes in the ECM, spark was good and plenty of fuel pressure. The spark plugs were awful (fouled, worn out and soaking wet). After installing a new set of plugs I managed to get the car starte...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2041X
Are the front sensors on this car wide band sensors? I'm getting 3.8v on the signal wires for both front sensors but they are 4 wire sensors. Alldata gives a spec of 3.5v. I called th Jaguar dealer but couldn't get an answer. the odd thing is that it can take ... Trouble codes: P1647
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Ign Lock & Key VIN: WDBCB25D7H
I need some Mercedes-Benz gurus to give me the skinny on replacing the lock cylinder. Mitchell gives you the information for the lock cylinder housing replacement, but I just want to replace the Ignition lock & key. Checking previous posts for other Mercedes i...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E5S
having problems finding a repair chart on code p1444 Trouble codes: P1444
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Wiper functions VIN: WDBRF92H16
Dont think there is any thing we did, I just thought I'd mention we just serviced the vehicle, but noticed during the inspection the wipers are not functioning at all, they will not operate on any speed or the wash function, no wiring diagams availible on iden...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L brake hydraulics
Hello All. First, sorry for the lack of vin but I am at home and posting this. I was wondering if anyone has had success conventionally bleeding a Mini Coopers hydraulic brake system. We did the above work, bled out the system (multiple times) RR,LR,RF & LF t...
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1974 Other European silvershadow 6.8L Mechanical
Hi, I have a problem with the rear brakes not releasing hydralic pressure.After driving a short distances this will happen when i open the bleeder on ether rear wheel pressure on both wheels is released.Not sure were to even start! any help would be greatly ap...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997X
bank 2 sensor 2 is not generating normal signal.voltage is .44v other sensors works ok.dealer install new ecm i have put new sensor nothing change. Trouble codes: P1115 (heating curent too low), P1119 (heating curent too low)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSE69M62
VW Techs, this one is becoming annoying. This car has a "lag" or a holding back feeling just off idle to approx. 15-20% throttle. Once the turbo kicks in or at a higher throttle request this car SCREAMS! Its more noticeable at times, but is always there. The v... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L headlight VIN: WVGCM67L24
I have traced it down to the right headlight mod. but when I get one it has to be coded. I have a baum scantool so I can look at data blocks and it has a funktion for coding but I dont know where to look for the code (Witch block number?) or online somewhere.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWAK73C76
Car was purchased from dealer 3 months ago, about 42000 miles. Serviced and maintained. Drove to store and home, would not start the next day. Engine wont crank. Thought it had a bad starter. Tested started amps, about 900amps (WOW) Tried rotating engine, will...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L electric seat VIN: YV1RS58D41
My customer bought this at an auction. The drivers seat wont do anything and the SRS message says service urgent. Checked codes and a 00d0 code appears.Seat belt buckel drivers. I removed the CEM fuse for a few seconds and the seat will work untill I start car...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L runs fine VIN: 9BWBS21J51
Sorry i dont have a definate fix for this one.The customer refused to let us do any more repairs. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us a note. The ground problem was probably the issue but Ill never find out. Trouble codes: P0420, P1364.
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