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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9327W
The owner brought this car in saying that on some days it wouldn't start in the morning. If he was able to get the car started, it would be fine for the rest of the day, including after a prolonged cold soak at work. However, some days it refuses to start, and...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Hi everyone. Have in a 2000 BMX Z-3 2.5 with intermittent misfires. Started out having problem for 1st few miles of driving after sitting overnight, then drove perfect for a week. Now got worse and only occasionally will run good. Has codes for all misc misfir... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misc misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire2), P0303 (misfire3), P0170 (Fuel trim), P1188 (Fuel trim)
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Warning Lights VIN: WBAGN63494
745 LI Warning lights problems
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L windows VIN: SALME11454
Hi group I will have this range rover for tomorrow I cked it brifley when customer waited I have no windowa,power locks,mirrors,I was wondering If I can get some tips before I take it apart,thanks for help.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L alarm VIN: EB33DOKA29
this car's battery went dead about a year ago. when i hook up the amp meter between the battery and ground i am getting 2.5 to .5 amps as the alarm is goig off and on but there is no sound. after i tunr the key in the drivers door the apms drop but can hear so...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Car came with no starting problem. I've checked allmost everything related with starting system and it looks OK. The starter try to start just for 1/2 second and then it stop. I greased the ring and the flywheel but noting changed. One thing that I noticed is ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L suspension VIN: WDBSK74FBF
Good evening Customer complaint: ABC (active body control) in big bold red letters on dash board. no codes in history or pending vehicle ride hight is fine no fluid loss or suspension problems at this present time. any and all thoughts would be very helpful 2...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L system psi VIN: WVWSE61J12
Mileage is 71k. not 710k. Customer towed in this Jetta with no drive forward or reverse. No tranny or engine codes are set pertaining to the tranny. (Just some misfire codes, traced to loose spark plugs) Scanner indicates that the TCM is following what the shi...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L oil smoke VIN: WVWMD63B03
after head job was done car runs great, but when car idles for more than 5 minutes, oil smoke comes out the exhaust in a big cloud. drive it around the block or so and oil smoke dissapears again. when we did the head job, we removed the oil pan and replaced th...
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L transmission VIN: YV1SW53D92
came in from body shop,dtc p0863.
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D21
NEW ECT SENSOR DID THE TRICK! THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO REPLIED! INSTALLED NEW SENSOR YESTERDAY, CAR FIRED UP INSTANTLY THIS MORNING... ALSO CHECKED WITH SCANNER AGAIN TO VERIFY THAT OUR NEW SENSOR WAS NOT RANGING ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH THE ENGINE OFF. Trouble codes: P1611 (trans ecm short to ground mil request active), P0306 (misfire 6).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall, while driving VIN: WBAET37433
Thanks to all the folks who responded. A few felt as I did, that fuel supply was still being lost for some reason, and suggested monitoring fuel pressure and current to the pump while driving. Others suggested CMP or CKP sensors may be the cause, and yet a f...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L head lights, windows, shift lock, security lite VIN: SAJHX1247W
Well this did end up being fun/challenging and I understand why I didn't get any help, it wasn't something you run into often so here's how it went. After tapping to the rear and front it was occurring more often as I moved toward the passenger side dash. So I...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L brakes VIN: WDBNG73J82
Thanks for all the input The OE pads we recieved did have the double shims, took apart and aplied disc brake quiet, lubed back side, slides etc. Re installed and test drove again, noise gone at this time. David
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L communication VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
thanks for all of the help. Suggestions for fix: 1. aftermarket radio? disconnect to est comm--no difference 2. Peter [...] sure about your communication issues. Recommend you look into Ross Tech for a Vag Com. Worth every nickel when doing VW repairs. Your o...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWMA63B6W
took everyones advise reset tps with euro software on a solus scan tool car runs perfect . thanks to all who helped
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L hard start hot VIN: WVWAA63B2W
THANKS ALOT IT WAS FAULTY COOLANT SENSOR I MAY HAVE TO UPDATE SCAN TOOL NOT REALY SET UP FOR IMPORTS Trouble codes: P1240 (manufacturer specific code), P1239 (manufacturer specific code), P1238 (manufacturer specific code), P1237 (manufacturer specific code), P0116 (engine coolant temp circuit range/performance).
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L abs pump VIN: 3VWCC21C3X
Well the customer [a used car lot] bit the bullet and decided to fix this. The motor was in fact bad and our customer wanted us to try a used unit which was half the price of new.The one we purchased was identical so we didn't have to recode. The bleeding proc...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L rear blower VIN: WV2MB47042
Thank you Larry, Stephen and Marcelo. I'm not certain exactly how this rear evaporator fan functions, but it is the third fan in this climate control system. The other two--front and passenger floor--are normal blowers and controlled properly by their respect...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L cam timing VIN: WVGCM77L24
CUSTOMER WAS ABLE TO TALK DEALER INTO WARRANTING THE ENGINE. (NICE OF THEM). THIS ENGINE ALSO HAD NUMBER 2 CYLINDER WITH LOW COMPRESSION 125PSI WHILE 1, 3, AND 4 HAD 180PSI. OF COURSE CYLINDERS 5, 6, 7, AND 8 HAD ZERO PSI DUE TO VALVE DAMAGE. BYE BYE BIRDY...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L turbo VIN: WVWCD63B75
Thanks to all of the responses. We were able to solve this job by replacing the turbo, the oil supply & return lines and the motor oil & filter. First, we installed an oil pressure gauge and ran the engine for a while. The pressure @ idle started off @ 62psi ...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hood VIN: YV1LS5541W
Of all the suggestion, there were two that I had not tried. First was installing the SAAB radiator support bushing (4727871) that Peter [...] suggested, then what George suggested and make sure the catch is centered. I tried the support busing and it work...
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