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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Steering VIN: 000CB73660
Hi there, this BMW came with a no start condition which was repaired and a serious leak in the steering system , the steering box, pump and a hose were repaired, although the system is working fine it makes a loud growl joined by a slight vibration in the stee...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Electric VIN: WAB126BHTY
This 1997 was involved in an accident right quarter pannel and right front, notice a couple broken wire to the right side of the appron little brown upper box with seven wire which grounded to the body, fuse #50 7.5 amp in the trunck keep blowing and vehicle i...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV334X2
Vehicle came in with fault code P0128 for coolant thermostat(coolant temperature below coolant thermostat regulating temperature). Checked the actual value of all the coolant temp sensors, all withing spec. Coolant flush was done last year. No drivability issu... Trouble codes: P1028 (coolant thermostatcoolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature)
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJGX5240W
This Jag is in pristine condition and it has low mileage, when the car has been running for a while (half an hour or so) the cabin gets a fuel odor. my first suspects were the fuel tank, the overfill drain hoses, the fuel/vapor separator (a round black plastic...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV164YA
vehicle came in with eas fault on dash and the front of vehicle all the way down to the ground. after inspection i found holes in front airbags. my question is thought before i put 2k worth of airbags on the front how can i check the system to see if it is ope...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
We got this 2000 Jetta 2.0, takes off and shifts great in every gear except 3-4. It flares then goes into 4th. After its in 4th, it drives great(no slipping)the flare seems to be a little longer when hot, the converter is functioning fine also. The computer h...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1TS91D92
To all Techs, The engine tends to stall easily due to a very lean air/fuel mixture. Fuel trim at idle exceed +25%. By injecting propane into intake,idle smooths out and fuel trim would drop all the way down toward 0%. However, cruise speed fuel trim is quite ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6323S
After extensive diagnostic pinout and back probe testing.traced cause to a defective crank sensor - hall effect, Found and known good wave pattern from aldata.teasted sensor spinning over and it was flatlined.Replaced sensor and all is fine now. NOTE if cran...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBADN6341Y
Well after a few hours of fooling with this thing.I tried unhooking the battery touch the cables together for 30 seconds with no result.I used 2 different scan tools to no avail.I finally unplugged the DME and retried scanning and now i can communicate with ev...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L steering vibration when hot VIN: 5UXFB33523
Thanks for the excellent feedback. Most replied suggesting that a caliper was hanging up or that the trust rod bushings were worn (foward or front contol arms) also hydraulic were worn. Some suggested a belt seperation that occurs warm. In the end it was a sti...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Reprogram ECU VIN: SAJDA24C8Y
HALLO. AND THANKS EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME TO REPLY. AFTER I WAS FINISHED WITH REPROGRAMING ,I OPEN THE TRUNK TO FIND LABEL NO LUCK . LABEL IS GONE. SO I WAS PREATY SAD . NEXT DAY WE HAVE JAGUAR XK8 CABRIO , NEEDS REPROGRAMING , SO DID SAME THING ALL OVER AGAIN ...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALPV1440W
This is kind of a fix. Since there is no Land Rover dealership on Kauai to reprogram a new body module, the customer decided to replace the EAS with springs and shocks, which will be completed next week. Thanks to those who replied, your input helped the custo...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBAB33A4D
Problem was the cruise control amplifier (the control box). Got a used box on eBay for 60 bucks, put it in and cruise works flawlessly. I did try lubing the throttle linkage as a few techs suggested. It didn't help my problem but it is good maintenance anyway...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRC81HSM
Thank you for all the replies A lot of great information on all the advices. We try replace coil, another distributor, realign timing belt still not help out. Adjust distributor seems [...] be get better, so we let customer pick up vehicle. He just call me three... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft sensor short [...] ground).
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L pistons, rod bearings & bolts VIN: 3VWSE69M55
Hello Group, Thanks to all that replied. From the information I gathered the piston, connecting rod damage rate of these engines when the timing belt breaks is close to 20%. Most of the time guys are just knocking off the burrs left on the crowns and repairing...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C46
thanks to all who replied (except andrew , who doubles as my golf partner) 4 were dead on target but a special thanks to adam from colorado for the test procedure to verify as at this shop we dont shoot anything without being able to prove it out. we plugged t... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L shift solnoid VIN: YV1TS97D5X
valve body was bad had a stuck plunger. got a good used unit and replaced! thank for everybody's help
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