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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L rear end VIN: WBAGD832XP
this bmw 740il will act like it has brakes locked up when you let it set, and then try to drive it away. it will back up fine, but when you try and go forward, then it just humps up. if you give it lots of gas, it will brake loose, and be fine the rest of the ...
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1997 BMW 328is 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABG2329V
CAR CAME IN WITH WIPERS WORKING BUT STOPING IN MID STROKE AFTER RUNNING FOR A FEW MIN. TO REGAIN WIPERS YOU HAVE TO TURN CAR OFF AND RESTART.THEN THEY WILL WORK FINE FOR A FEW MIN AND STOP AGAIN. i HAVE ALREADY REPLACED THE WIPER CONTROL MODULE AND THE WIPER S...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L oil in coolant VIN: WBAAM5342Y
hi let me tell you a little about this car came to me from another shop they did not want to work on it but it came from California they said the coolant was good to -5 well hear in MN. it was 30 below zero know it has oil in coolant runs OK i suspect oil cool...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53513
Thanks in advance to all who respond. I have a 2003 X5 with an intermittent electrical concern. Originally came in with a complaint of radio inop and a blown fuse 73 in rear compartment. Replaced fuse, blew. Installed known good relay in place of K3 relay, fus...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA71C74
hi, i have a 2004 jaguar xj8. came in with check engine light for a po442, evap emissions control leak detected (small) also a p0105 manifold absolute pressure/barometric pressure. smoke checked for the MAP sensor code and found nothing. also smoke checked the...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY2242A
I have a Land Rover freelander that is a intermittent no start. The vehicle will just crank over and it does not have spark or fuel injector pulses. I have tested the crank sensor the wave form on the sensor looks good (customer has replaced crank sensor wit...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Parking Assist VIN: SALMF15476
Code for parking assist, (no number) ultrasonic sensor voltage problem. Information is limited that I have found. Any help would be appreciated, where to go next.
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45A7C
Hello all thanks for your time. Client towed this in to my shop it had been sitting because he couldn't drive it, had 9k worth of work done at the dealer but still would not idle. Dark black carbon soot in exhaust stalled very easily. Very poor idle vacuum thi...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L takes long to start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Customer complained that car takes too long to start we connected a fuel pressure gauge started the car found a good pressure of 45 psi and as soon as i turned off the engine pressure goes down to zero psi immediately.I replaced the fuel filter but it did not ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L key/locking VIN: 4JGAB57E94
I am hoping someone can help me program the new key for this vehicle so the central locking features work from the key. Key starts vehicle fine. This key is the switchblade variety. I would also like to know if my Launch X431 will assist in this programming. ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L overdue VIN: X78RO25067
do not have STAR Diagnostics to reset "service A". Owners manual has no reset procedure. Is it possible to reset without Mercedes Benz software ? thank you all
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Revrese, 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: WMWRC33474
Hello All, We have this 04 Mini that does not like to shift into reverse when cold and slips always 1-2,2-3 upshifts. Also, when coming to stop vehicle goes to neutral. Once you accelerate again you can feel trans slip/bump into gear. If you hold RPMs up at s...
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Flashers VIN: YS3DF55K61
This one has begun to chase me through the shop in my dreams. The problem is with the hazard flashers (simple enough, right? - read on) - here's what happens : with key-off, hazards work normally. With key-on, engine off, hazards and turn signals work normally...
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2002 Sterling INTERNATIONA 7.6L transmission VIN: 1HSMMAAN82
trans stuck in drive. disconected the shift lever harness still dash showes drive. disconected main harness at trans, dash still showes drive. have power going into shifter but it does not light up. check for power in the gray ecu conector have bat+on #1 & #16...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, NO CODES VIN: 3VWCP21C21
help. got this car with a cold start problem. (hard start) then just quit in our shop. we found no fuel in suction of pump. (no codes) replaced pump. did fine for a day. cold start problem again only this time. has not started again. replaced pump. timmed 20 t...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake Modulation VIN: WVWPD63BX2
This Passat came in for both outer CV boot replacement, they were about to split open, and front rotors were worped also. i replaced the boots and surfaced the rotors. I went on a road test afterwords and even at low speed stop, the brake pedal modulates prett...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L oil cooler? VIN: 3VWSE69M14
I have a question for the VW guys. A good friend of mine recently purxhased this Jetta used. He brought it to me and we found the heater core leaking slightly. He returned it to the dealer and they replaced it under the certified VW program. Two weeks later he...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T23
hello volvo techs this car had code p0106 manifold absolute presure sensor .also cust says car stalls on ocassion. i have been on alldatada and found no help what so ever . i have search the archives also and have found zero. our volvo dealer is no help either... Trouble codes: P0106
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L speedometer VIN: WBAGJ8321W
The fix was bypassing a high resistance connection between the ABS/DSC cntrl unit and the inst cluster (IKE). The problem was getting the right info for the vehicle. As two of three replies noted, checking the speed signal at the cluster was es...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALPF1545Y
Most replied that the head gaskets had failed do to overheating, the heads would have to be decked. A CLT confirmed this, no damgage beyond slight warping of heads was found.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M21
Thank for the replies. The fuel pump relay fixed the codes set for injector shorts. I also had a bad plug wire on #5 cylinder. Trouble codes: 16684 (16689-), 16689 (16645-), 16645 (16657-), 16657 (16651-), 16651 (16660-), 16660.
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