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1987 BMW 325 2.7L brake pedal VIN: WBAAB5400H
i need to figure out whats going on its driving me crazy!!!veh came in for a leaking master cylinder! replaced and got wrong cylinder and friend needed car that day so i pluged with brass fitting!!! i know dumb idea!! well i ordered correct one and installed a...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Clock VIN: WBAEU33452
Battery was replaced, but we can not find the method to set the clock. I've checked the owner's manual, and with my local BMW dealer, they do not not have a suggestion. What makes this odd, and is perhaps the source of the problem, that most of the BMWs here...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L eps VIN: 4USBT53423
Anybody have any experience with these Electronic Power Steering boxes making noise? I'm getting a clunking, oil canning type of noise on bumps. Ball joints check good with the big pry bar and the car is low mileage. It does have some collision history, looks ...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGN61020
Car came in with complaint of intermittent surge.We clean the fuel injector,deposit on valve because the gasoline here is poor.But it become permanent surge.Checked the fuel pressure and found it normal.Tried with new gasoline to no avail.Have repaced the spar...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22212
Replaced both oxygen sensors and fault still remained. Data stream shows correct fluctuation of sensor voltage, but the corrective fuel trim for bank 1 is 6480 and bank 2 is 414 Trouble codes: P0172
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L vents VIN: WDBGA70G6W
Need some help with this strange problem. We cannot get the heat to come out of the floor vents. The air will only come out of the defroster. It doesn't matter if the climate is set to auto or manually set to floor vents. After driving car for 45 minutes it wi...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33465
Hi guys we have this Mini here that came from a bodyshop..hit in the nose. They brought it to us because it won't stay running..it idles rough and stalls and had multiple codes..We found the throttle body cracked and replaced the throttle assembly and reset ad... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor)
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2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L reminder chime VIN: WP1AB29PX5
Customer stated the reminder chime is not working. cannot locate any information on it. looking for location, wiring diagram, what controls it (body module). if they fail or is there probably a bigger problem. any help would be appreciated. thanks
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L Cruise Control install VIN: WV2HC0702P
Seasons Greetings! Appreciate help on CCS/Harness retrofit & final hookup on '93 EV (Auto Trans). Am following EV Bentley Factory Manual schematics, loose laid harness & hooked up TS/CC Switch, Vac. Pump, 6-pin (Grn) plug to Fuse/Relay panel, but unclear on H...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
thanks for your help in advance for this car i need help with the fairing order on the coil it has -a b c d- wood a be one and b 2 c 3 d 4 Any help thanks
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L door locks,lighting VIN: VWCC21VX1M
thanks in advance for looking at my post.i have this 01 cabrio that has a mind of its own.owner starts car to warm up and doors lock on their own.owner has to keep remote in pocket to not get locked out.also when car first came in the lights were on constantly...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L steering column lock VIN: WV2NB47032
Van came in with the obvious faulty ignition switch. Can't find the clue to removing the steering column lock. Done a ton of these on the jetta/passats and never had problem just sliding it all off once the shear bolt and spring is removed. Slid the steering w...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69M72
hi techs,i'm having a problem with this jetta no-start condition.i don't have power to the red/black start wire on solenoid.i checked the starter relay,have voltage from ignition switch,when in the start position.i'm having issues with alldata on the wiring sc...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LW5528R
Hi to all, Has anyone run across this with a Volvo? It starts and runs fine, then after several miles it will start running rough and smells of gas real bad inside of the car. I have checked the fuel lines and evap lines and have no leaks. I worked on it for... Trouble codes: 511
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L all intruments VIN: YV1LW5530S
replaces vehicle speed sensor at diff. cleared code test drove... check engine light now off. dash still acting up with accell instruments working... with taking foot off pedal in gear on road instruments all fall. data goes blank... does not act out if on rac...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58D92
This car has a very bad vib when you get on the gas hard if you let off the gas and coast vib goes away..We have replaced front axles on other cars to fix similar problems but this one has us stumped. Car has not ben wrecked. Thanks in advance for any help yo...
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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E03
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, IT SEEMS THAT THE SLEEVE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SHIFT KNOB IS NOT RELEASING, IT WILL SPIN, BUT NOT LET GO. IT CAN'T DROP DOWN BECAUSE IT HITS THE SHIFT GATES. AT THIS POINT IT SEEMS THAT THE KNOB WILL HAVE TO BE DESTROYED TO GET OFF. ...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: WBAEU33482
Thank you for your assistance. It turns out that it was the Instrument Cluster after all. We used the Autologic feature of substituting a know good cluster into the vehicle and the gauge worked fine. Replaced Cluster and recoded.
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L stability control VIN: WBADT63432
Call the customer so they could bring the car by. to due the reset and the steering wheel turn lock to lock. They said that it went off in the Walmart parking lot. The day or to befor I called. So I can not say what it was. thanks for the help.
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33594
The valve tick turned out to be more than a valve train noise; a borescope shows heavy cylinder wall damage. We are putting in a used engine. The replies were split over the necessity of pulling the heads to gain access to the lower front cover. But I would ha...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L starter VIN: SALPE1247T
Thanks to all who replied. We tried to do everything we could to fix this vehicle, however, you must have a Land Rover specific scan tool to reprogram the body control module. Customer towed it to the nearest Land Rover dealer and they reprogrammed the BCM a...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L left head area VIN: WDBGA43E9R
i'm sorry that this is being closed as a no fix but the customer is holding off due to the price. what i did find out though is it is a good possibility that replacing the oil feeder tubes is going to fix these concerns. there are 16 in the heads total and re...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Linkage VIN: WDBGA32E7T
Of the two used linkage assemblies I ordered, one had the same problem. I replaced the linkage assembly & motor (dc motors don't like to run in stalled position). When setting up park position, I placed the driver's arm, measured at the sheet metal portion a...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Alternator VIN: WDBTJ65J83
Thank you all for great responses, after several tests and wire harness checks I came to find out that the solid blue wire was burnt in side the connection, when probing on the outside i was getting a solid continuity, but once i disconnected the connection an...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: WDBPJ75FX5
Thank you for your assistanceCspecial thanks to Sleiman [...]
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1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3007586W
Well its finally over. Had to get the vehicle and drive it myself to get readiness monitors set. Customer had the car for over a thousand miles but as Donald [...] told me you need to do the specific drive cycle which is explained in a tsb for this. Probab... Trouble codes: P0133.
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L maintenance symbol VIN: 3VWJZ71K28
Thank you to all that responded. Bruce, Randy and Kai hit it right on the head. The light reset by holding the button on the right of the cluster, turn on the key and then pressing the button of the left of the cluster. This did reset the maint/wrench symbo...
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1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX7747C
WRONG REAR CAM GEAR TO INJECTION PUMP RUNNING OUT OF TIME
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L dash lights, blower VIN: YV1LS5378W
This might sound nuts but here goes. Cleaned large harness connector behind hood release lever with contact cleaner, pulled dimmer harness out of dash a few inches. Problem solved. Bad connection or a harness issue. Thanks for input
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