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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D5V
This car came in on the hook cranking, but not starting. We hooked up the low amps probe and the fuel pump wasen't turning. We ordered a new unit from the dealer, installed it, and it still wouldn't start. We primed the pump with about a gallon and a half and...
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L smog VIN: WBABF3324S
looking for evap canister. sticker shows under hood . I was told left rear fender , all i see is tank.does the canister look diffrent from most canisters ? i maybe looking right at it and don't know it. thank's alan harris r & j automotive [...]
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L no communication VIN: WBAAM3330X
Ok, so I have this BMW that is driving me up a wall. Here in MA, our inspection process requires an rpm signal to the inspection machine durring data communication thru the obd port. This car is not transmiting this information. I have a signal at the tach, an...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGA83421
Hello, and thank you in advance. The customer stated that several days ago while on a business trip the car began to run hot and loose coolant. He found a repair shop and had it checked. The repair shop installed a new water pump. It arrived at our facility (n... Trouble codes: 26 (multiple fuel trim 1 limit reached), 27 (multiple fuel trim 2 limit reached), 28 (additive fuel trim 1 limit reached), 29 (additive fuel trim 2 limit reached)
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1971 Jaguar XJ-6 350CID Throttle Cable
Here is the deal with this car. It is a 71 Jag XJ-6 with a Chevy 350 engine and transmission in it. The accelerator cable broke at the carb. Anyone see this engine conversion before, and have any idea what throttle cable was used? Was it the stock Jag cable, o...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Timing and engine compression VIN: SAJDA14C42
Based on initial inspection, it was obvious the timing had jumped. The cams turned but compression was so low that it sounded like a timing loss. Upon doing a compression test, it was apparent that was the case. All 4 cams still turned with motor but compressi...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Timing and engine compression VIN: SAJDA14C42
Based on initial inspection, it was obvious the timing had jumped. The cams turned but compression was so low that it sounded like a timing loss. Upon doing a compression test, it was apparent that was the case. All 4 cams still turned with motor but compressi...
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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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1960 Porsche super 90 1600CC block VIN: 0000080121
hello all just wanting confirmation that this block is magnesium customer wants it to be aluminum vin is bogus (cut me some slack it is a race engine) but it 1960 cracks are by the studs on rectangular oil strainer plate & upper engine to tranny mount area fix...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil pan VIN: Y23EH45G3Y
hello to you all, i am working on pulling oil pan to see if sump is pluged with sludge. first time for me on 9-5. cant remove oil pan from engine. mithell is vage on removal, they talk about taping guide sleeve into block but unable to find this. all bolts are...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cannot fill fuel tan VIN: WVWVD23B23
Hi everyone The fuel tank cannot be filled up to more than half. Our customer has to feather the gas pump nozzle very carefully or it will not allow fuel into the tank. We checked the fuel tank filler neck and vent hoses. None were pinched or broken.Our vw dea...
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1985 Volvo 245 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8852F
Ok guys, Mitchell has put me in the dark on this volvo. I have a no start, no injector pulse condition. Can any of you give if some info on what to test?
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L monitor reset VIN: YV1KS9600T
good evening to all, i need some help with this volvo. the owner works with us as a receptionist at the shop so the car has never been serviced elsewhere. the car needs to pass the state emission test which requires no stored codes in the ecm and the readines...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L body VIN: YV1SZ58D31
the car has a vibration at idle. when you take the bolt out for the upper engine mount the vibration goes away. the engine is running smooth. We have done a 3m fuel system cleaning to the engine to see if there is a carbon build up. We have seen a tsb for carb...
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D61
THIS VEHICLE CAME ON A TOW TRUCK AND DID NOT START, CUSTOMER STATED HE REPLACED BATTERY IN A LUBE SHOP BECAUSE THE CAR WOULD NOT CRANK. NOW THE NEW BATTERY TURNS THE ENGINE OVER BUT WOULD NOT START. TIMING BELT IS GOOD AND THE ENINE IS ON TIME. ENGINE FIRES UP...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGN634X4
HI, Thank You to all who replied! In fact it was the throttle that had to be relearned. The battery went completly dead for a few days and i guess thats what killed everthing. All we did was recharge the battery and once that was ok, put the key in the ignit...
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Rear power window VIN: SALNY22225
Well the Freelander went to the dealer to see what they thought. Thier diagnosis was a bad regulator/motor. Internal short they say. I am a little, no, scratch that, very skeptical of that diagnosis. I realize that one minute a part is good and the next it is ...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L security,starting,windows VIN: WPOCA298XW
finally got this back from dealer,dealer said that this car was a split year 97-98 and that they could not program this module to this key because it is for a 98?so they replaced the transponder part of the key and programed the module,i am not sure about this...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C01
Sorry for the late answer but time has been short. Thanks for those that responded - the fuel pump relay was the problem. Again thanks. Trouble codes: 16645 (all cylinders injector short to ground).
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