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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ls lifters VIN: WAUEA88D4T
the ls cam shaft has no oil pressure to it, the lifters are empty. have already removed intake and repl.oil pressure relief valves. rs cam is working fine-plenty of oil pressure no lifter noise. oil lite is not on. changed oil made no difference.
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBACD4325T
I'm trying to replace the heater blower motor on this car. I've got everything loose, but cannot get the motor and fans out of the car. There is not enough room between the cowl and intake manifold and fuel rail. Shop Key says to remove the left housing end ca...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L ABS module VIN: WBAVB13566
Hi guys: This car came from another shop with Brake light ON. The custumer say that may be a problem with parking brake. I was scanned (with BOSCH KTS scanner) and saw that the system has two DTC: 9520 Can signal from steering column Unit Internal Fault, and ...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJJA42C3Y
hello everyone. i have a 2000 xk8 with a intermittent problem. first the car came in with a check engine light.had a misfire code for all cylinders on both banks,and customer stated that the restricted performance light would flash on here and there.cleared th...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJAC52563
hi, car came in with mil light on checked fault codes and found p0346 Replaced cam sensor but fault code continues to return. have have swapped sensors around , have checked with scope, have even checked against good car. do these cars suffer from variable cam... Trouble codes: P0346
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2008 Jaguar XKR Portfolio 4.2L performance VIN: SAJWA43C48
good evening fellow techs, i have this customer with a 2008 jaguar xk r 4.2l supercharged package. he wants to do some performance work and send the supercharger out to get ported and polished. my question is there a procedure and labor time to r&r the superc...
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1999 Land Rover Defender Td5 2500CC No Start VIN: SALLDHA88X
It appears that the solenoids for the injectors are not getting any input from the ECU. The crankshaft position sensor, fuel pressure from the tank pump, and coolant temp. sensor all check out. This vehicle has a security system, and we are not sure how to dis...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A9E
Hi MZ guys I love you, and needed some help I have this car with cold start up problem and goods away after warm up. On cold start the car runs very rough and stall if I press on gas pedal for the first 5 to 10 minutes. I checked fuel pressure on supply side 9...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDGBA43EXP
Hi guys and gals it's my first time so be nice I've been a master tech for a long time and I have a amercedes that allmost starts and I mean allmost. Car came in flooded and had new caps and rotors installed by cust (yes I cked them)we sold plugs and wires (fl...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L trunk VIN: WDBLJ70G01
Hello all, Thanks for your time in reading this. I have a 2001 Mercedes CLK (208 chassis) the trunk will not unlock from the key or the interior switch. The IR flash is visible on the key. The interior switch does actutate in the LCP. Additionally the blade ...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33414
This is more for my personal knowledge as I don't believe the customer will do anything about this car until it does some he can feel. Older chap with a mini cooper S he is real good about oil changes and that's about it. I don't believe he has any concept of ... Trouble codes: 08342 (Undocumented code engine ecu), 5E14 (CAN Connection with DME DDE Failed abs code), 5E19 (CAN Data error from DME DDE abs code), 5E5C (Initialize run flat indicator abs code), 5E5B (DSC Switch abs code), 5E5D (Brake Fluid Level Switch abs code)
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX5
Started with Champion plugs and still had miss and it is usually read 1-5 misses on at least 3 cylinders. It has not reset the check engine light yet but i have not ran it very long just enough to feel the miss and the shut it off to cold soak again. Tried the... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shfter assy. VIN: WVWNA63B2W
hello all, i have this 98' passat 1.8 with step-tronic shifter. the plastic rod for the shift interlock that attachs to the shift handle has broken. my questions are. 1. does the shifter have to be removed to install this? and 2. would it be better to replace ...
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L starting VIN: WV2EH270XX
We have tried ignition switch, Park Neutral Position relay, and Transmission Multi-Function switch. All fuses Ok, grounds Ok. No faults in either ECM or TCM. The PRNDL works, and the TCM knows what gear its in. We can start the vehicle by jumping the Starter o...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Airbag light on VIN: 9BWDD61J11
Vehicle came in with an airbag light on. Retrieved trouble codes. 01224 - wrong type ECU for this vehicle intermittent. I replaced the SRS control unit. Cleared trouble codes. Trouble code 01639 - crash sensor side airbag rear passenger side shorted with power...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Delay shifts and stay in first VIN: 3VWSP69M92
I drove car and is ok only a code 01192 but customer say evry time he use car delay shift. if somebody have any idea about these problem. about 7 months ago same problem with a beetle I replace converter and clutches and the problem was there. I apreciate you...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCK21Y53
This VW CAME IN FOR AC SERVICE. AC COMPRESSOR IS NOT ENGAGING, IT HAS FREON. AC CLUTCH HAS ONLY 6.7 VOLTS WHEN TURN ON THE AC SWITCH. WHEN YOU DISCONNECT THE CLUTCH CONNECTOR AT THE COMPRESSOR AND GIVE 12VOLTS TO THE CLUTCH DIRECT, THE AC CLUTCH IS ENGAGING AN...
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACN33431
Thanks to all!I have not fixed this car,yet,but did find the reason that it did not have spark or injector pulse-it had a wire trapped under starter& I fixed that.I now have spark & pulse, but car still wouldn't start; so i checked compression.The highest cyl ...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L fuel leak VIN: WBAFA53501
we went with jasons idea and got some slightly better and larger o-rings,cleaned all sufaces and reassembled.so far so good,but it hasnt gotten really cold yet so we will see.thanks again for all the advise.
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1840X
Thanks for the replies, one suggested Dealer, other said to throw in a dual linear switch, and the last suggested trans module, circuits. I used Ross-Tech's OBDII program just for giggles and discovered a pending code in ECM "P1637" "CAN LINK ABS" Now, WHY... Trouble codes: P1601 (none in ids).
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
This IS THE WEIRDEST THING I EVER RAN THRU,I END UP REPLACING THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE & THAT TOOK TAKE OF THE PROBLEM Trouble codes: 171 (172 -), 172 (174 -), 174 (175 -), 175.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Air Bags VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Thanks Larry, Steve and Dave for the hints. After having no success with substituting a resistor for the airbag to check the wiring, I decided to unplug the passenger's seat to try to duplicate the conditions. After I did, I rechecked the connections, and plug...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTH69M03
hello guys, yes it was sevice action WG. it involved adding a relay to the circuit that powers the vacuum pump. interrestingly i couldnt find a tsb in alldata or mitchell on this also i couldnt find it on the factory website, however this could be from inexper...
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