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2003 BMW M3 3.2L No engagment VIN: WBSBR93463
Any SMG experts?. This car came in on a hook. Would not go into any gear. Customer says the trans warning light had come on a few days earlier. Scanned for codes, (055)37 switch on frequency , hydraulic unit and (053)35 hydraulic pressure loss in system. Initi...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Above 2500 rpm VIN: SAJX1743SC
Car came in customer complaint was that the vehicle will omly go 25 miles per hour. test drive shows that the vehicle can be coaxed to 60 mph with light bthrottle and patience. Checked coils good check plugs good checked fuel pressure 45-50 at idle increses wi...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Converter VIN: SAJHX1247W
Car came in with transmission slipping. Sent off and had trans rebuilt. Recieved car now converter will kick in and out in 5 gear at around 40mph. At 70mph seems to be ok. Also you can hear a grinding noise while this is occuring. Im unable to communicate with...
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
Have this 2003 xk8 4.2 non suprcharged, car towed in by customer. He stated he needed a new fuel pump as per jaguar diagnosis. so we removed and installed a new jaguar pump and new fuel filter. Road test and car ran real good and strong. But, after driving for...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALMB11443
does anyone know what might be causing this noise you hear from inside the car while driving. you can hear the noise which sounds like a roaring or bad wheel bearing type noise. or ever like you have mud tires on your wheels coming front the front end area. it...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E81
test o2 sensors they test o.k. (used propane) and did fuel press test within spec, this vehicle drives and runs good but flags codes history fuel trim reaches 26% but can't get it to happen for me. thinking possible weak o2 sensors or or fuel filter/regulator ... Trouble codes: P0173
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J63
Greetings all, I hope someone has seen this one before. the chk eng light comes on during hard acceleration,no obvious misfire or loss of power. Replaced wires and plugs on cly 6,no change. Swapped coil with cly 5, still setting code for cly 6. Swapped inject... Trouble codes: P0306, P2050, P2054
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WA607P1AB2
Hi and thanks for taking the time to read this.This car was towed in.I have a stalling problem with this cayanne.Starts fine then stalls after 5 sec of running.fuel presure is good when it runs.power to the pump is lost when it stalls.im looking for the wiring...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Ignition switch VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
Hello Saab techs-wondering if I could pick some brains out there. I've got this 00 9-5 that came in on a hook. At first I could crank it and it would fire for a sec and die. Could here pump coming on when key was turned on. Next day we were going to push it in...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WVSD69M01
Here is a good one, customer comes in with complaint that his jetta isn't running right. Runs rough, check engine light is on, will fall on it's face, pulled vehicle in and scanned system, found all these codes listed: P1564 (17972) throttle valve adjuster J33...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRK69M52
engine seized-zero play in crank. removed oil pan-- all normal. removed lifters- cam turns valves look fine. boroscoped intakes ok, combustion chambers ok. removed timing blt- slighly slack looks ok. removed oil pump. all bearings not seized. removed starter. ...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWCE63B05
Hi, hope someone can help with this one.I have a 04 passat 2.0 L TURBO DIESL WITH LACK OF POWER,drives like clogged convertor.car came in with check engine ligt with above code.I replaced boost pressure sensor,replaced fuel filter,cleared codes and drove,no ch... Trouble codes: P0121
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs VIN: YVITS94D2Y
cannot erase because code on control unit internal fault 105 have a vct 2000 still canot do it any way to reprogram this box of a new one where to get software for box hardware 000 [...] b
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L leaking from behind engine VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
2000 S80 T6 with 63000 miles, needs rack, leaking from Rt boot, and owner says cover has been off and oil leak is seen coming from cam cover on rear. He says mechanic that looked at it says looks like leak coming from box on back side of engine. Also wants fog...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19X44
This car was towed in no start/no fuel pressure. Voltage and ground was present at the fuel pump.Replaced fuel pump, aware of some TSB,s about moving the fuel module in to the interior and some reprogramming issues. Vehicle started after replacing the fuel pum... Trouble codes: P0087 (p0089-), P0089 (p2177-), P2177
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Top VIN: WUARL48H04
I aquired the owners manual from ALLdata about the top and they had the proper procedure as to open and close manually with the manual handle and it corrected itself. I appreciate all the help. Alldata was not sure they could provide the information.
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L door VIN: WBADT53453
I was able to get the door panel off far enough to get the air bag out. With the bag out, you can get to the plastic cover and break it away to access the latch release.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No throttle VIN: JGAB54E8WA
Seems to be that our Modus w/euro did not reset the throttle, or at least correctly. No other options were listed on Modus. Our Launch would not communicate with any units. We thought the customer burnt out something so we spent a lot of time testing. Finely, ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
Well once again the aftermarket part bit me in the behind. After testing everything including the sensor. I decided to remove the camshaft gear again to see if the sensor lined up properly. And guess what it did not the sensor interuptor was rubbing on sensor... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaftpos sensor not a plausible signal).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
Many thanks to those that replied. Apparently the odometer does stay on all of the time on these vehicles so my problem was elsewhere. One reply suggested to check the cd changer in the trunk and I think this is where the problem is. Unfortunately the cust...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cold Start VIN: YV1VS29501
We arrived at the following conclusion: The problem lies either in the ECM itself or the software within it. We do have Vida but we could not get the S/V 40 Reprogrammer function to work on this vehicle. In the interest of efficiency and customer satisfaction...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L hydraulic VIN: YV1VS29531
sorry for not closing this post sooner. We replaced the ABS hydraulic unit and wala. The first bleed problem soleved, it is a first for me and all my contacts.
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L skid control service message on VIN: YVIC291HX3
Thanks to the 2 that responded,the vehicle is fixed,repair and diagnostics as follows: 1. no help from snap on,otc,or any other scanner,nearest volvo dealer 200 miles away. 2.pulled tsb's,none applicable 3.pulled all wiring diagrams for abs,engine,trans,dstc,c...
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