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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGX2741V
We pulled this car in runnign and driving. Removed the trans to replace the rear main and trans input shaft seals.After re-installing the trans the car wouldn't start and appeared to be loading up on fuel. I found the vaccum line to the fuel pressure disconnec...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
There were 4 DTCs stored and the CEL was on, which the customer hadn't mentioned when he made the appt. I read the codes, which I have listed above. I found the #6 plug encrusted with brownish carbon while the other 2 left bank plugs were normal. The right ban... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P1383 (VVT over retarded Bank 1), P1388 (VVT over retarded Bank 2)
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D23
i have this 03 x type that keeps setting a p0447 evap vent control circuit open.i have replaced selenoid code keeps coming back.i have jag factory scanner and i can activate selenoid and i always have power and ground.when its on a lift.it also has a code p158... Trouble codes: P0447 (evap vent control circuit open)
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALTY1248X
Hi, I have an intermittent no start on this 2003 Disco - it has died twice while the customer was driving it, and it would not restart so he's had it towed to our shop. When it arrives here I crank it for 10 seconds or so and it starts. I have experienced the ...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBCA39E7K
MB experts. I restore MB and would appreciate some suggestions. When car is hot and shut off, then started about 20 minutes later it acts like it has a very rich fuel condition. It stumbles and won't drive without stalling. After letting it idle for a while or...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA32E1R
Hi all, This car came in with leaking head gasket and rotted engine harness also was constantly stalling. We replaced head gasket and harness. Car started and ran good but idle is hunting. We replaced THROTTLE ACTUATOR with VDO actuator from Worldpac. Idle sti...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L oil level VIN: WDBSK74F13
I did a oil change on this vehicle and filled it with oil. Went to check the oil level with the special dipstick and found out that I don't have the right dipstick for this vehicle. I was wondering if anyone can tell me how many millimeters up the stick it sho...
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2001 Other European db7 vantage 6.0L obd self test VIN: SCFAB42361
Battery replace by owner and car failed due to obd self tests not complete. Ran drive cycle with no success. o2 sensor, o2 heater and cat not completing. watching data and o2 is reacting normally. a few times the o2 went to not supported and then back to not c...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
I have this 99 VW Jetta that will start out in 3rd gear with shifter in D range, if I shift manually it will start out in 1st, but delays upshift and will shift into 3rd, no codes found, fluid doesn't smell bad, all shift linkage is ok, any help would be appre...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B73
Engine is out of time at idle. Removed valve cover to inspect camshaft position actuator. Actuators are activating and clicking. Unable to locate and information for further testing. Check engine light returns immediately (P0021 and P0018) after clearing and r... Trouble codes: P0021 (intake a camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2), P0018 (crankshaft position/camshaft position correlation bank 2 sensor a)
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L abs VIN: WVWGBCL8D0
I replaced the ABS ect. control unit on a 04 Toaureg 6 cylinder, [...] and entered the same code as the original unit. I need to set/adapt the Steering angle sensor, long/lat sensor and brake pressure sensor. I can't find any coding info or procedu...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M94
Hi and thanks in advance for any and all responses. Reall just a question for the VW techs out there. This Jetta had the above codes and the b2s2 had flat lined at .005v when we pulled the 4 wire connector apart under the vehicle the cavity was full of a very ... Trouble codes: P0139, P0420, P0138, P0141, P0037
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D52
Volvo Tech's !!! This car came in with a PO 012. I removed the Intake Varible cam solenoid & cleaned it & that soloved the po 012, but now I am getting po016 & po017 which are "cam corrilation " codes. I can't any information on these as far as testing, any id... Trouble codes: P00, 016 (po 017-), P00, 017 (po 504-), P00, 504 (po 571-), P00, 571
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L Power steering VIN: WAUDT48H64
Many of you were correct at hinting at some type of leak in the supply lines to the pump. There was a pin hole leak at the bend of the supply hose directly at the pump intake. The pinhole was near the bottom of the 6 inch hose in the bend, right above the ho...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L unknown VIN: WBACC9323W
This one is fixed! It was a broken starter drive. It was not pulling itself back in after engagement. Staying meshed with the flywheel teeth causing the noise I was hearing. The responses were almost even on how to remove the starter. Some saying the intake ...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L vane unit VIN: WBADT42040
Well almost everyone was right on the money, Vanos seals had failed due to BMW recommended servicing of 25,000 km between oil changes. We are unable to buy the seals in Australia, but were able to order them from the U.S. ( www.beisansystem.com). They have the...
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1984 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L smog failure VIN: SAJAY1343E
thanks everyone. i ended putting a new engine ecu in it and took care of the problem. michael.
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2005 Land Rover RR Sport Sup 4.2L Misfire VIN: SALLSAA345
There is a TSB regarding a similar problem (irregular idle after starting, start and stall, no accelaration...). TSB is regarding a software update (patch) for ecm fuel pump control. In this particular case I worked with I think problem is related to a bad f... Trouble codes: U3E22.
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107044-12-
Thanks everyone for the great replies. Everyone aggrees there is no timing involved, its just plug and play. I don't have an exhaust gas machine, as many were saying to adjust mixture control screw to achieve certain exhaust readings. However I did richen the ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L abs,esp,bas VIN: WDBK49F33F
Thanks to all that replied especially Alain and Stephane for explaining how these wheel sensors work. It is not possible to get an ohm reading. I have never seen a 2 wire hall effect sensor but here they are! I checked the front sensors again wich were working...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L battery VIN: 3VWDD21C3Y
Ok, thanks to everyone so much for the ideas. I went through all of the recomendations that were suggested and luckily enough the problem finally started acting up consistently. It was Robert from texas that suggested I voltage drop the alternator harness. A...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L cruise VIN: AVW56VVBYA
took the car to a friend that just does vw audi had a factory scanner in short had to replace the comfort module or to us a bcm thanks for the help
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L abs VIN: 3VWRG71K25
Thank you danny, saved me a dealer bill. That was it. once basic setting 103 entered stoped the road fuction test. login 40168 set basic settings for my 3 sensors in brake electronics. I did have to go into steering assistance and do basic setting for angle s...
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