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1986 BMW 735i 3.4L no forward VIN: WBAFH3400G
the BMW came in with no forward gears but good reverse. this being a very experienced car (old) I replaced the transmission with a good unit from a wrecking yard. all was well , I took it on 3 test drives and it worked perfect. the car had sat for 5 years beca...
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L trans VIN: WBAGD4327R
thanks in advance, I have this 740i BMW with a drivability issue. Wile driving this car the shift program light iluminates and the trans defaults into what feels like it is in limp home mode. If you pull over and sit for a wile then restart things are fine. I ...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L SRS Lite VIN: WBAAM3330X
Hi Bemmer guru's, We have this 323i that was in a front crash and both front bags deployed. The body shop has been messing with this customer for over a year to solve this problem, it has codes: right side occupancy sensor, right side firing circuit, and ECU f...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6339X
the customer started this bmw in the am, backed out of the drivway and got to the corner when it started to run realy bad, the engine light poped on and we believe the traction control light may have come on at the same time. the car was towed to our srop wher...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339X
Running lean p1189 (228) need help with this bmw, came in with bunch of codes, cleared codes and drove till mil. foud 4 lean codes and missfire. missfireing and ligh backfire heard in intake like a lean backfire only when first started. then short term goes +2... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0300
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2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L rack & pinion VIN: 5UXFE83539
Hello out there. We have a 08/09 bmw x5 here that we just replaced the rack on...the rack, steering wheel are centered, but the steering is still off...more threads on right side than left. It also has active steering, which doesn't help. Can anyone offer any ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L maintenance VIN: WP1AA29P74
Hi everyone, just wanted to know the correct way to manually reset the "service now" light. alldata doesnt say anything about it except to use a scanner. i know you hold down the odometer button and turn key on, then the display says service reset. after that ...
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1997 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DF58V8V
Hi I dont see many Saabs car came in for intermittent crank but no start.I current ramped the pump and it looks good. I have Saab WIS and a tech 2 with Saab software but I need some final clarification on how this system should work.Should the fuel pump cycle ... Trouble codes: P1614
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2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L xenon lights VIN: YS3EH45G35
hope to get some help from a good saab tech out there. I doint work on many of this make. the problem is i have a xenon head light malfunction light on the dash the lights are aiming down. I have two codes b3410 and b3420 front and rear actuators open or short...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L batery & alternator workshop light VIN: WVWWH63B52
CUSTOMER RETURNED LIGHTS CAME ON FOR A SHORT TIME TODAY, NOT ON WHEN VEHICLE TESTED, BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR TESTS GOOD. CHECKED FOR IPC CODES= NONE,nO ECM CODES EITHER CHECKED FOR TSB'S NONE FOUND SEARCH ON INTERNET SHOWS MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE "ALTERNATOR W...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L steering gear VIN: WVWTH63B03
This Passat has a faulty steering gear and I need to replace it. My problem is I can't see how to remove the pressure and return hose banjo bolts and fittings. I can see them, but Alldata shows removing them with a socket and extension from below. There is a h...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ5640W
I have a 1998 Volvo V70 XC that is building up very high crankcase pressure. It's so bad that it blew out the cam seal. We fixed that, but I fear that driving it will blow out the seal again. After reading similar posts, and considering the high mileage on the...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97DX1
Hello volvo techs, hopefully someone can shed some light on this one, customer complained mil on and idles rough at times, found p0011 camshaft position a performance & p0300 random misfire. have tested reset valve shows good. our scanner will not show cam ang... Trouble codes: P0011, P0300
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L shift solnoid VIN: YV1TS97D5X
code po751 shift solenoid "a" problem performance or off. checked harness looks good common ground so assume because the other solenoid is working it is good. power commanded on by computer but haven't check that. drop tranny (partial) side cover off and repla...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, stalls hot no spark VIN: YV1TS94D11
this car has this problem like clock work, stalls hot no restart, was running engine at 3000rpm to get it hot after crank sensor and engine shut off as if you turned it off. good fuel pressure and has no spark. will restart after it cools. im a merceds tech at...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V24
This vehicle is back with a recurring ECM-130A AIR LEAKAGE INTAKE ECM-262A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM, BANK 1 ECM-261A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM, BANK 1 Codes. Please see history for all we have tried. Unfortunately it only seems to occur infrequently. Each time the car... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26, ECM26
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L lamp indicator VIN: XXXPM52336
This one is fixed. As several of you suggested, it was a bad ground (yes, all of the lights work, including the lic. plate lamps). Hard to see, but the ground terminal in the connector for the offending lamp housing was ever so slightly burned. Running a ne...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tire monitor VIN: WBAVB73567
Thank you to all that took the time to help. The tire monitor can be reset using the buttons on the turn signal lever. Use the rocker type switch to scrol to the tire pressure reset then hold the BC button until reset is checked then drive the car. I was not a...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Differential VIN: WDBKK65FX1
removed the differential from the car. replaced the seal on the bench. changed the oil. I think next time I would charge 4 hours instead of the Alldata 2.9 hrs. Thanks, Jeff
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L reset VIN: WDBWK54F17
Thanks to all. Just what I needed. And then some. Appreciate the fast replies. None of what was All Data was right. We got the reminder cleared and we are able to do others when they come in. DocId=10...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSR69M44
Hey guys!! You all are so Awsome for taking your time to respond to my problem. i am calling this one a fix because it was 19 degrees out this a.m. and all went well. now with out writing a book here is what i did. i read ALL replys and started going back over... Trouble codes: P0128.
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWCK31C15
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIEDED. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THEY REPLACED THE MODUAL AGAIN AND DID THEIR THING.THE AIR BAG LIGHT IS OFF.
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L a/c compressor VIN: YV1LS5640V
I GOT A BELT FROM NAPA , ROUTING WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. IT WORKS PERFECTLY. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2002 Volvo C70 2.4L hood release
Many thanks to all that replied, in the end we took on board a little of what you all suggested and the job took less than 30 minutes. Firstly let me clarify that both bonnet catches were still locked as the main cable from in the car had broken. We raised th...
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