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2005 BMW 530i 3.0L trans limp mode VIN: WBANA73535
thank u 4 any help ya can give me for this bmw .or pint me da rigth direction. angel@ aamco trans in florida
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJHW1741P
We washed the engine on this vehicle, not the first time i have done this, But this is for a personal vehicle, so i went the extra mile and figure i do a super cleaning job since I am slow, BIG MISTAKE. The first time it won't even run, but as the vehicle star...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L amber light on VIN: SAJDA14C41
hi everyone, need help. odometer diplays message... ENGINE FAIL SAFE MODE. have no clue other than possible problem with throttle sensor...any suggestions on what problem this car has? thanks in advance!
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Hi all in IATN land. Have a problem child here. Car would start and idle poorly. When pressing the throtle the engine would not increase RPM at all. All testing pointed to a bad throtle body. Replaced throtle body and turned key on, engine off for 2 min. Car w...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hydraulics. VIN: WDBFA76F2X
Good day ladies and gentlemen, your advice would be appreciated. Customer states car was left in home garage for 6 to 7 months without being started. Got to car last month and battery discharged...customer used a 2 amp trickle to start it next day. Customer...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L wipers VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
the wipers on this ml430 will not park on their own. they just stop immediately wherever they're at when you turn the switch off. i am leaning toward a wiper motor, but i wanted to hear your thaughts. thanks.
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L srs VIN: WAUCB28D4X
I got a bit twisted around on this one. The customer brought a second unit in with the same no como issue. I went back to basics and looked at the K bus. This is a single line system that is acessed at the #7 connecter on the OBD plug. I checked for continuity...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L signals,parking,instrument lighting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Well the solution to my problem was to disconnect the light module and reconnect it. Thanks to member Steve Brotherton he send me good diagrams and location of module. I check all the power and grounds and all where fine. So i figured i smoked the unit. I remo...
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1973 Jaguar XK-E Coupe 5.3L No Start
I never got the info I asked for, but I was able to compare the ballast resistor to another know good one, and afterward, when it had passed that test, I began to go through the amplifier tests. Bingo! The amp. failed the first test. I obtained a test amp fr...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FG4DF411A
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD INFO, THE CUSTOMER WET TO JAG FOR THE WORK AND WAS CHARGED A GRAND FOR A $190 FUEL PUMP AND LABOR. I GUESS THE DIFF MAY HAVE TO COME OUT BUT ACCORDING TO SOME, IT CAN BE REMOVED WITHOUT DOING SO. THANKS AGAIN
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Well it appears that alot of you are right! The PSE Pump under the back seat is bad! It is drawing to many amps causing the fuse to blow! However at this time the customer has decided not to fix it due to the pump costing over $1300!! Thanks to everyone that h...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGN43F7S
Well this car is done. With the help Of Iatn I was told to look at the wiring harness at the throttle body. After emailing [...] he told me where to cut the harness. If you will remove the connector at the throttle body and cut the harness open you will... Trouble codes: N4/1.
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1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Cuts out, UNABLE TO PUMP GAS VIN: 3VWBC81HXS
Thank you for all the replies, we finally order a gravity valve (somthing don't need [...] filler neck and problem is fix. Car is happy on the road again.
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9615S
You Guys are the Best, Thanks To the six gentlemen that took the time to reply. This is in fact one of the early 960's with the glitch in the the ECU software that converts an EGR code to a bad ECU code. The EGR port was clogged solid. My mistake was not c...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2554Y
Replaced spark plugs with same brand & kind and problem resolved. Apparently, the onboard diagnostics can't really tell which cylinder is misfiring. I don't know if this is true of only this V40 or all 1999-on Volvos. I have been using Bosch FR7DP plugs for... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire).
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