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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF43225
car came from another shop--intermitantly the car will not start-when it wont start it has no spark-we found this code 66 stored in the computer-im not sure that this will cause a no start or not with an ignition fault-or maybe it just has another problem-the ... Trouble codes: 66 (anti-theft)
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L no drive VIN: WBAGN63473
Customer stated that very intermittently when car is started, either hot or cold, it will not go into gear, either drive or reverse. Gear indicator light flashes and transmission failure light comes on. He says if engine is shut off and he waits a few minutes ...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C6Y
This fine automobile limped into our shop running poorly. Pulled codes and checked fuel pressure, fuel quality, compression test yielded 2 cylinders that were low but not 0. I read through the posts about the timing chain tensioners and the secondary chains br... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J8W
Anyways, I got this car from a body shop. I don't have a lot of mercedes experience but took the job on to broaden my horizons. I even bought the mercedes oem scanner. I have no communication with the trans module, the left front sam, or the left front door mo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ70G41
... a local friendly garage shared their views and told us that egr intermitancy is a common problem on those models. we installed new egr valve & solenoid assy. which did not make a difference. we still have the insuficiency egr flow feed back. i hope some of...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Sorry, I need some help on this merb c230. I have tested the valve, alldata do not gave dia. test on this. I don't really under stand this system. what I have done and test. I have test the vacuum to the control valve, 20inhg koer. removed the tubing to the va... Trouble codes: P2036
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L srs,data bus VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
The SRS light is on- a hard fault. However when I started looking for codes I got all the Data bus missing/fault codes for the inst cluster, srs,pcm and ABS- no trans codes. Car has an aftermarket radio- a cheap one. When I wiggle it the display goes on and of...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Surge VIN: WVWWH63B22
Thanks for taking the time to look at this post. car came in with complant of surging under load, ck engine light on retrived codes p0112 air intake sensor low imput.p0300, p0304,p0302 and p1394 coil power output stage. reset codes and road tested,car surged u... Trouble codes: P0112
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 1-2 upshift VIN: YV1SZ58D11
I normally would not get involved in transmission work but this was for a friend and I'm now married to it. Customer took this vehicle to a dealer and they told him problem was glycol in AT fluid. Problem was after coasting(we live in the mountains)and applyin...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Hesitation VIN: YV1SZ59HX4
kind of a weird question to ask but-this car sometimes hesitates when apllying the gas pedal from a stop-the rpms seem to stay the same and then if you keep giving it throttle it will pick up speed its the weirdest thing-no codes-tuneup has been performed--any...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBC5447M
im really sorry i havent got back here sooner. after double checking the air boot and repalceing the fuel fiter i still had a start and die. i went to talk to my boss and we were standing by the audi and for fun tried to start it and it started and ran and k...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCN33462
Thanks all. Found the bulletin for this which had you look at the date code on the tbi. And if it was before the specified date 11/02 I think it said to replace it with the updated tbi unit. Also the bulletin required the wiring harness to be replaced due to c... Trouble codes: 119 (tbi), 018 (cam b), 135 (tbi), 115 (tbi).
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Radio VIN: WBABS53412
Guys, This BMW was from a body shop. they elected for me not to do any tear down. Along with the replies most said that the speaker circuit was shorted or an amplifier was left unpluged. The drivers door was hit and the body shop did replace the window regulat...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1541A
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPONDED. iT TURNED OUT TO BE THE EVAP PURGE VALVE. ONCE IT WAS REPLACED ALL READINESS CODES SET AND WE WERE READY FOR AIRCARE. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system malfunction).
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SALTY164X3
Thanks to all the responses There was a few problems with this car, o2 sensor conector was filled with oil shorting out sensor, also the over heat caused the head gaskets to leak into the cylinder, when I used block tester it didnt detect any gas in the coolan...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBFA63EXR
Car is fixed now. In fact problem was probably caused by car being stoped sometimes for long time. Our bad fuel could caused valve guides carbon deposits causing sticky valves after cold starts. As some of you pointed! I was really not apreciating the idea o... Trouble codes: 32 (O2 sensor heater).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L SRS light VIN: 4JGAB72E6Y
Thankyou guys for your time. You were all right. The dealer did not enter the correct software coding. We took the car back and we got the rare oops we made a mistake from them. Car was correctly coded and all is well. The squib code stayed out with the connec...
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1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L charging system VIN: WP0AA0940H
Had alot of resonses on both ends. i offered to replace the alt. to the customer with no garranty anything would change. He opted not to do anything at this time and will just snap the trottle apon first start on the car. thanks for everyones input.
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Security VIN: Y23FD49Y96
Thank you for all your replies. I could not get the CIM programmed. The body shop tells me it was a brand new part. I want to believe them but I could not determine any other cause. I ask them to get another CIM from dealer. There response was to tow the vehic...
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Well the general consensus was the wire from the ECM could be bad and to do a votage drop test. The test showed there was a issue with the wire but after replacing the wire from the ECM to the sensor the code came back. The customer has decided to live with th... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 sensor B1 S2 heater malfuntion), 16525 (O2S sensor heater circuitbank 1 sensor 2 malfuntion).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPB81H5X
thanks to all who replied,after speaking with customer again i learned that they left the hood opn in the pouring rain while waiting for the tow.i checked the round wiring harness near the distributor and found the terminals wet and corroded.we cleaned and dri...
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1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L timing belt VIN: VC24445A15
Well, it's "fixed". Suggestions included checking the distributor, checking the shafts/sprockets/locating keys and pins, checking the camshaft bearing surfaces, and the oil pump. With everything that could affect the rotation of the countershaft ("jackshaft"...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Head VIN: YV1LW5516S
Well we did get this thing back together. It took some special tools to get the cams in time and held down, while it also takes a special tool set to get the cam carrier compressed so it can be put on properly.It would be really tough without these tools, due ...
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