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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABM3343Y
Anybody familiar with this BMW code 56 "signal, ignition-current measurement, resistance" Cant find any reference on Alldata and Mitchel. Take into consideration the code was pulled with a Launch on the 20 pin side Trouble codes: 56 (signal ignition-current measurment resistance)
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L stability control VIN: 4USCH3345Y
Can anyone tell me where to locate the lateral acceleromter sensor.
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WBABS53483
Customer describes a notable loss of power under load, and the car has been in on numerous occasions but we've never experienced the problem, nor have there ever been any faults in the DME following any of these episodes. We've driven the car extensively, time...
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L strong fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
This car has intermittent strong fuel smell complaints. I have gone from back to front and back again pinching off fuel lines and checking for leaks at clamps and have eliminated any I found. The complaint is that the smell comes from the trunk, and I have fas...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A1D
This car came to us with a long cranking time, mainly cold and when driving it will stall. But this only happens now and then. We hooked up the gauges, the t style to see the pump and the fuel dist. When the temp outside is around 60 the fuel press. is around ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L shifting VIN: WDBHA28E2T
Vehicle came in because transmission was slipping.Removed transmission pan and found inside clean but also found the pin for the reaction valve side of B2 Band laying in the pan. It appears as if the reaction valve broke allowing pin to drop out. My question i...
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1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0140608
This Porsche 911 came in after sitting for a little while. Driven infrequently, but well maintained. This is a problem that has been occurring for some time. At or near 2,000 rpms with foot steady on accelerator pedal (not accel or decel) engine surges, jerkin...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Stalls no start VIN: 3VWCC21C6Y
code 16706 no engine speed signal.replaced cam sensor but still dies with a no start condition.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF29M8X
Have a Jetta Tdi that is a no start. Vehicle came to me and would start for 10 seconds normally then shut off immediately. After some testing(pulled code 17946-p1538) and a fuel filter replacement car does not start at all. Have plenty of fuel with no air in l... Trouble codes: P1538
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, multiple issues VIN: WVWSP61JZB
Basically, we do these pumps often, usually as a result of the bio diesel destroying the viton seals. Most come in running and leaking. Some on the hook. During tear down it was found the water pump was failing, timing belt original and the customer provided p... Trouble codes: P1570 (anti theft immobilizer Onboard Diagnostic)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Car shifts good in all the gears except the 3-4 shift. It doesn't slip but there is a delay in the shift that almost feels like you are taping the brake for an instant. If it would just shift you wouldn't feel it. When you run it in tiptronic mode you can see ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L smokes and misfires VIN: WVWSR61J94
Need help for a Volkswagon Jetta (diesel) I need help with the fallowing... On one of my customer's car, the vehicle got stuck on a puddle of water adn the car died. He tried to crank the the vehicle but the car would not start. He had it towed home and he rep...
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L crank-no start VIN: YV1TS90D61
car new to us. engine will not start after waiting in line for ferry,(hot soak). will crank but not start cold. Engine control module will not communicate with autologic, other systems will and do list various fault codes.I checked fuses for fuel pump and engi...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29561
Car came in for rejected emission test-check engine lite on. Scanned with global software, found code P1014. Mitchel info has nothing on this code. I think it is mfg. specific for VCT system. Car has original timing belt and does look to be in time. Any inform... Trouble codes: P1014
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUED64B61
Greetings and thanks to the techs that did respond. Although the tires were all the same size and had equal pressure, the rears did have a bit more thread depth than the fronts. A tire rotation minimized the problem and a new set cured it alltogether. Thanks a...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53401
After clearing fuel trim codes 2nd time and resetting adaptations, codes have not returned. Customer verified light not back on, car gone for 2 weeks. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 2), P0174 (lean bank 1).
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L general mo VIN: XXXPM52336
A special thanks to Steve Brotherton for exchanging a few emails with me. The initial problem of the non-functioning door locks was taken care of by replacement of the general module. The problem with coding the new general module, was a software problem...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D23
TURNS OUT THE DRIVER IN THE ECU WAS OPEN.REPLACED ECU AND ALL WORKED FINE.BY THE WAY GOT A USED ECU AND WAS ABLE TO PROGRAM TO THIS CAR.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. Trouble codes: P0447 (evap vent control circuit open).
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83A1T
Thanks to all the replies, I was able to adjust the timing(thanks to all) but first I had totally overlooked 1 basic item, air in the fuel line. Turned out to be the fuel filter/water seperator was sucking air in the bottom, its not that it was loose just must... Trouble codes: 00550 (start of injection deviation), 00519 (MAP sensor short with power), 00575 (MAP sensor deviation intermitent).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3,4 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
received some good information from a number of sources. 1. replace valve body--known problems from vw--recommended source--Valve Body Xpress 2. KNOWN problems with TCM--recommendation was to drive vehicle 50 miles in order to do a relearn on the computer--...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L leak, injector pump VIN: 3VWSP69M33
Thank you for all the replies, the consensus is that biofuel is not a good idea for these vehicles and may have contributed to the pump leaking. I replaced the pump and all is well, perhaps next time I will find a seal kit and re-seal it myself. I was told tha...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M64
found a vacuum leak. vacuum canister on the front of the engine would not hold vacuum. 100 miles and no check engine light. thanks anyway. by the way, this motor does not have a dynamic pump. some do but this is a BEW with a tandem pump. Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow circuit range/performance).
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L locks,windows,mirrors VIN: 3VWSG71K75
sorry for the long delay. but when rarts are on a national back order it is hard to fix a problem. i installed a new harness to the left door. the problem still there. while i was in there i saw 2 wires that i could not find a place for. i traced them back to ...
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