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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Oil Consumpt VIN: WBAGD8328R
This car came in with a sudden dramatic increase in oil consumption and smoke. We found several spark plugs severely oil fouled (#8 was the worst) and removed the ventilation cover plate at the rear of the intake and found a large quantity of oil laying inside...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK732XV
Vehicle returned yesterday. MIL on. Air pump filled to overflowing with water. BMW has a TSB regarding the non return valve and condensation getting into the pump. But almost a quart of water? That's a lot of condensation. (see below for TSB text) ***Importan... Trouble codes: 245 (Secondary Air Injection cyl 4-6), 246 (Secondary air injection cyls 1-3)
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L unknown VIN: WBACC9323W
Good customer, car always kept in great shape. Drove in with a hellacious noise coming from the engine. Almost sounds like a broken timing chain guide or rail. But noise is loudest at the bell housing area. Almost as if the starter is staying engaged, or somet...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43441
Hello, Need help on 2001 BMW 525i, secondary air pump code, thanks in advance for replies,hopefully some bimmer guys can help resolve, what i have is a secondary air pump code,P1491, and smoke tested system and found a number leaks under intake and hose at com... Trouble codes: P0491 (Insufficient secondary air flow)
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charging System VIN: SAJEA51C94
CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHT IS ON BUT CHARGING SYSTEM VOLTAGE IS OK. The vehicle was scanned with Autologic and several charging system DTCs were observed: P1629 (gen field circuit), P1632 (Gen charge system failure) P2503 (Charging system voltage low). After cleari...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDCYR49E13
Hi everybody I need some advice on this one. The Drivers display says brakelamp bad. And ABS light on.! Checked the brakelamp all 3 of them are good. Checked all connections did a visual check on the wheel sensors found nothing abvious. Resest the ABS light, ...
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2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFYT53A42
Fellow Techs, Thanks in advance for your time:)!! This Ferrari in for OBD2 State Inspection. Had multiple codes; History P1132, P1163, P1171, P1191, P1194, P1196 and Pending P1197, P1200. Found loose, not clipped connector for passenger side throttle actuator.... Trouble codes: P1200 (unknown)
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L blower motor VIN: YS3CD68U4T
greetings to all this saab has no blower motor operation at all no speeds.i got access to the blower motor wiring and i do have power going to it but i have no ground,if i ground the circuit it will work.this has auto climate control on the wiring diagrams it ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
We havent been able to find much on this transmission,weve replaced the speed sensor once before. The problem is the speedometer will bounce approx. 5 mi. per hour @ times,causing the cruise control to hunt & fluctuate. Noticing that when you drive, the speedo...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V62
Thanks in advance to everyone who can help. The car came in a few mounths ago with an EVAP large leak code. We cleared the code and told the custermor about making sure the fuel cap was on tight.. Few weeks later it was back same code. Smoke tested the system ... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Emission Sys Leak Detected Gross Leak OE 16839)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Driveline VIN: 3VWSP69M43
I'm at my wits end.Vehicle was towed in owner ran over curb and punched hole in oil pan. owner let eng run after accident and destroyed eng. we installed used eng (as per insurance)clutch 4 tires (worn out)and bent right side drive axle. After owner noticed a ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compression VIN: 3VWRA69M75
hello, after replacing bent valves reinstalled head and set timing belt to specs(has hydrolic cam gear)engine ran fine in stall for 30 minutes,after a couple of blocks engine lost power and misfires at idle,compression is 75 psi all.attempted to reset timing,n...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L abs module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Hey guys, I hope someone can help. Vehicle came in with client concern of ABS and check engine light on. Test drove vehicle and no lights were on. Scanned ABS module with Bosch KTS200 and found codes 0010-left front wheel speed sensor open, code 0011-left fron...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Draw
Thanks for all the replies and info. Customer has decided he does not want to spend anymore money on the car at this time. He is going to disconnect battery when he is going to leave it sit for more than 4 days. Was able to exclude the radio as the problem but...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBAHE2314R
alright boys and girls...first off thanks to all that responded with great suggestions. turns out that the shift cable had somehow broke in the boot right by the trans. the boot was still holding it on the gear shift rod enough to allow reverse and then when...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43451
A very big thank you to those who responded. I replaced the crankcase vent control valve and hoses/tubes & cleaned the plugged dip stick tube vent side using the proceedure of removing the air cleaner & throttle body as suggested by most of you. All is well an...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
told customer of advised tech bulletins and possible outcomes involving throttle body and possible wiring harness replacement. Customer has aftermarket warranty through dealer, no feedback yet from customer of outcome. thanks everyone Trouble codes: 160 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed breifly), 161 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed permnently), 8 (Signal air-mass flow sensor), 136 (Engine Throttle sensor starting test readaption necessary), 115 (Adaptation engine throttle).
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV334X2
Thank all of you for your input. I replaced the coolant thermostat at the front of the head and used my coolant vac to fill the cooling system. Vehicle has just got back from a 300 mile road trip and the client says it is doing great. Once again thank all of y... Trouble codes: P1028 (coolant thermostatcoolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVB13586
Hello everyone and thank you for all your advise. This was the first time i diagnosed one of these push button start vehicles and all-data was of no help. it turned that most of the replies were right, the starter was bad on the ignition signal circuit. i also...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L seat VIN: SAJKX6245T
after going back to live data found that the readings were not changing when seat was moved. you can't veiw the settings moving you have to look at settings go out of control unit move seat and then back in and see if settings move. the for and aft position ...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV164YA
VEHICLE WENT TO LANDROVER TODAY, THEY CLEARED FAULT CODES AND PHONED SAYING THE COMPRESSOR WAS WEAK AND NEEDS TO BE CHANGED FOR ANOTHER $1200 IT IS FIXED. I STRESSED TO THE CUSTOMER TO DO THE CONVERSION BUT THEY DECLINED LOOKS LIKE THAT BIT THEM IN THE END
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Replacement VIN: WMWRC33453
Although I haven't had a chance to do the repair yet, it's clear from the replies that the special tools are not required. The touchiest area is engine lifting brackets, but apparently they can be fabricated or gotten around by careful use of a chain. My thank...
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