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1996 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAR916000T
After working on finding a high battery draw car will not start (engine starts but will not run). I had unpluged a lot of dash and fuse box connectors, fuses and relays trying to find draw. Despite permanent battery draw (360mA) car was working fine before. ...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7W
Car came in for inspection and emissions with a Cel on. Owner requested a tune up and when codes were extracted we found P0300,P0302,P0304,P0305,and P0306.Codes were cleared and car was test driven. Cel began to flash then remained on steady. Codes were again ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire)
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L exciter wire VIN: WUADA2YB9X
Hello and happy holidays,I inhereted this 1999 A6 from another shop and it is eatimg up alternators electrically.I am installing a reman beck unit and have added a reduntant ground direct from battery.That said in a previous repair a new plug and wire end were...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Level Control VIN: WA1YDG4B02
Hi there, This Allroad has a problem with the right front suspension 'kneeling" down at odd times. I sprayed down the airbag with soapy water & see no leaks. It has sat immobile for as long as a week and not leaked down. It has been parked at a convenience st...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJFA01D3Y
Vehicle first came in with check engine light on. Multiple cyl miss. Replaced plugs, boots, valve cover gasket with boot seals. Couple of weeks later vehicle comes back with a miss on cyl #2. Swapped a couple of coils, cleared codes, and hoped the pcm would pi...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L overfueling VIN: WDB1070451
This is actually a 1983 380sl v-8. The car when started cold overfuels to the point of excessive black smoke, as if a choke were closed. It is extreme! The cold start valve and related sensors have been tested, this is to include the frequency valve and the co...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L signal light VIN: WDBJF65J21
Hi every body. Please I need your help in this one. This car came in, on a towing truck,becuase a dead battery. We installed a new battery and a rebuilt alternator. Started the car, and let it go. Car came back because power window switch, did not work with th...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Stall VIN: 4JGAB75EX3
I need some help on this Mercedes SUV. The engine stalls intermittently when it hit a bump and it starts right back up.It happened few times before and never set any code. Crank sensor is a common problem on this vehicle,but it always shows OK. Any ideas?
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Alarm, battery VIN: WDBSK75F74
This car came in 6 mos ago for "low vlotage-turning off elec. consumers" warning coming on. Tested batteries and found supply battery bad-replaced. Since the alarm horn will go off intermittently. Once while driving down the road on a long trip, once sitting i...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Airbag system VIN: WMWRE33506
This is one of our used cars & I'm looking for some direction on diangostics for the SIR (MRS-V) system. We only have an OTC Genysys scanner which is not capable of pulling system codes or data. A local shop scanned codes for us and came up with codes 82, 88, ...
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine starting VIN: 3VWAA81EXW
towed in. crank no start. found ignition coil arching externaly. replaced coil, plugs, wires, cap and rotor. still no start. checked timing. all marks lined up. during diag car started and ran perfect, then bogged down and died again. replaced throttle body an...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L comfort control module VIN: WVWPD63B84
I have had to replace the comfort control module in this vehicle due to water damage. It was drawing 300ma constant and the rear windows would not function from the drivers seat. Through my research I thought that upon installing the comfort control module tha...
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2001 BMW M5 5.0L Reverse Lights VIN: WDSDE93451
Customer just wanted the reverse lights to work,so I moved the plug from the gear switch to the reverse light switch and they worked properly.No engine light car seems fine.I don't care for this fix but the customer wanted it. Thanks for the replies. Phil
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2006 BMW M3 3.2L smg hydraulic unit VIN: WBSBL93406
thanks to those who replied, a new hydraulic unit and everything is back to normal. thanks again
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV444XA
I found a broken wire in the harness along the right door rail. This was the wire that powered the coils
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge
Hello I have tried everything suggested here on all replies, A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE, The only thing I have not tried yet is to replace the PCM to get the freqency valve to work, BTW you can energize the valve with an injector tester as I did and the valve...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDB2094652
thanks for all the advice,the multifunction relay was the problem,sent vehicle to dealer for clarification,system works now.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Windows,locks,interior lights VIN: WVWMA63B1X
YES, THE CAR IS FIXED. AFTER REPAIRING THE CORROSION ON THE CONNECTOR UNDER THE FLOOR I CHECKED FURTHER AND FOUND SOMEONE HAD REMOVED A FUSE. ONCE I INSTALLED THE MISSING FUSE ALL WAS WORKING AGAING. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP FROM YOU FELLOW GURU'S
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C62
After doing some dissassembly it appeared that the head had been off before. That led us to remove the valve cover and discover that the cam timing chain was off 1 tooth. We reset the cams and replaced the tensioner, Problem solved. As far as the P1296- erro... Trouble codes: P1296, P0300, P0304.
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1989 Volvo 760 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1GA8741K
Well first of all, thanks to everybody who responded to my SOS, many techs mentioned things like the radio supression relay and other parts. I jumped out or outright swapped just about everything with a plug going to it, Luckely I had a friend with lots of tes...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS555XT
its out the door got valve cover back on without factery tools had to take timing belt off who ever had it before me didnt put any sealant around cover
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