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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBSBF9329S
Car idles poorly at all times, has aftermarket header and exhaust (O2 sensor placement is aft of transmission, however other regular 325I in shop has similar location in stock form), will not go onto closed loop, due to O2 sensor heater relay not being grounde...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L ride control VIN: WBAHD6328S
ALRIGHT GUYS THIS BMW CAME IN WITH SEPARATED TIRES. WE INSTALLED 4 BRAND NEW TOYO TIRES, BALANCED THEM AND DID A COMPUTER ALIGNMENT. CUSTOMERS ORGINIAL COMPLAIN IS STILL THERE. THERE IS A CONSTANCE VIBRATION FROM 55 MPH TO 65 MPH. IT SEEMS TO GET WORSE IF STEE...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Code P0741 ,Down shift 2-1 VIN: WBAGG83431
please help; I have this 740i, that has a code P0741 for torque convertor performance problem and hard down shift from 2-1, It drive perfect when cold for about 10 min. and then it start to act up and gets worse gradually, on exteemly cold days I can drive thi...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGN634X4
Thank you for taking the time to read this! This 2004 745li is a vehicle we have for sale on our lot. Well we had a snow storm last week and we had to move our cars and when i tried to start this car the battery was dead so i hooked up the jump pac it started....
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L won't take gas VIN: SAJHX1243W
car came in customer said that she and her husband both on different occasions tried to put gas in car. when they do it wont accept the gas and it comes back upi the fill pipe. i see that there is a pressure relief valve on top of the tank but i am not sure ho...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Suspension VIN: SJEA71C745
I've got this 2004 Jag XJ8 with air suspension. The problem is that the front end settles down overnight. once you run the engine for a few minutes, everything is normal. No codes, seem like there is a leak in the system. Have sprayed the air bags, pump area, ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Control Head VIN: WDBNG75J11
System came in empty, we evacuated and recharged the system, but now it is stuck in EC Mode. I need information to reset the Climate Control head after refilling the A/C system. I know it can be done with a Baum scanner or others, but is there a way to clear ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Charging VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
Hey now, We got this fine POS towed in from another shop, told cust it needed alt. So we charged battery and found it overcharging bigtime. So pulled alt. to get amp. size and replaced w/same 90A unit. Started car it was charging borderline OK, went on test dr...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
hello vw techs, this car has a hard start condition and blows blue smoke.removed poor fuel and installed new low sulfer diesel.able to start vehicle with accelerator depressed.exssesive crank time.read measure value block 13 quantity injected cyl's 1,2,4 stay ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Cooling Fans VIN: WVWZK63B72
The cooling fans on the Passat W8 are running on erratically long after the car is shut off, key removed. They are running much of the time at the higher speed. It does not matter what the temperature is, it will happen all of the time. It is getting code 1861...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWCR31C94
according to what i have read, the prndll flashes, no control manually to shift and no reverse can be caused by a controller. this only happens after vehicle is driven for a while. my biggest problem is i am unable to locate the trans controller. according to ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBADD6322W
I had several good replies on the request. Some said to check fuse 15 which we had already done. Some said to try to rebooting the system which we had already done. Some said to scan system which we could not do without the BMW scan tool. We shipped the car o...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBADM6335X
Thanks guys but this afternoon the customer disclosed that the vehicle has had a used engine installed in the last 6 mos. That wipes out the past 3 radiators in the last 18 mos. She was trying to get another radiator under warranty by not telling us a used en...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01NX1
I haven't quite fixed this one, but I finally got ahold of an ECU from a running car, switched them, and the car will now rev up and not quit or set a code. When we come up with an ECU for this car, it should be good to go. Thanks, Mike Trouble codes: P1580.
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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, WATER IN GAS VIN: WV2ZB1258J
A big "thank you" goes out to Russell from British Columbia and Don from Oklahoma. They both helped me learn more about Vanagons. Turns out the vent hoses were all really old and when inspected more closely I found them to be leaking. I also decided to pull th...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C93
Thanks I found that my assenmacher retreiver software was too old...the real code was manufacturer code 18613. typical cooling system issue with temp sensor. Trouble codes: 2205 (unknown code).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard start cold VIN: WVWRP61J33
Well, I wish I could say this one was fixed for sure. Nothing we did seemed to make much difference. The customer drove to California and the ck engine light came on. He took it to the VW dealer who didn't get around to working on it until he came back to pick...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YY1FA8852L
Hooray! Found the problem (thanks Peter [...]!) We found O2 signal at 3.85 volts. Should be .1 to 1 volt... Disconnected O2 from computer, still had 3.85 v on the computer end of the harness. Bit the bullet, installed reman jetronics ECU, problem fixed. ... Trouble codes: 113.
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