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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L soft top VIN: WBABK7325V
Hi There. This convertible top will open part way. The storage cover will open and then it will not go any further. At his point I have to work in manually. The top lock motor seems to be working OK but the top motor does not seem to be switching on. I checke...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: 5UXFA13524
I've recharged the freon and monitored the system operation with my Autologic and everything appears to be working correctly. I replaced the HVAC control head because I know that they are a common failure. The issue i'm having is that even when set on "MAX A...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEB51D72
With little to no help from alldata and mitchell, I put this in the capable hands of the people. I have done the visual inspection and smoked the system. No leaks found. However I do get a couple of whiffs of fresh gas fumes when I am under or around the fuel ... Trouble codes: P0442
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L wipers & washers VIN: WDBFA61E5M
i have a 90 mercedes 300sl with the wipers and washers inop. when operating the wipers the srs light comes on and changes brightness with the different swithc settings. when the washer switch is pushed the rs light goes out but the washers do not work. the wip...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor performance VIN: WDBKK47F0X
Car came in with above codes stored. Cleared and the P1236 comes back as pending. Research on archives pointed a lot of directions with many suggesting the K40 relay box. This thing has the supercharger on at idle and this car is a dog while driving. Need help... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculated air flap signal output stage), P1236 (Compressor output stage magnetic coupling), P1420 (Air pump switchover valve), P1525 (Camshaft timing stored actuator)
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E3X
Hello Everyone, i got this Saab with a MIL lamp on 1300 or p0300 multiple misfires. I checked plugs and shes running very rich. i checked fuel pressure and its doing something weird. It will not jump up to spec. It slowly goes up and even at its highest point... Trouble codes: P0300
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 0213917720
Posting this for coworker. She purchased this VW camper for fun. The guy she purchased it from just rebuilt the engine. It came with fuel injection, but was converted by him to carberator. That engine did not even make it the 80 mile home from purchase. It was...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: WVWGG83A7T
We replaced timing belt for routine maintenance as well as the tensioner, idler, and water pump 7000 miles ago. Broke down on freeway and had to be towed in. Lower timing cover was worn thru at crank pulley, belt was shredded, and valves are bent. It appears t...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, VIN: 3VWPD69M92
this car has kicked our butts please help. we have replaced : accelerator pedal, throttle body, and 2 ecu's. nothing helps. with the accelerator pedal plugged in the car has a poor idle and zero throttle responce. with it unplugged the idle returns to normal. ... Trouble codes: 18047 (accelerator position sensor 1/2g70/g185 signal to high), 18042 (accelerator position sensor 2g185 signal to high)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWYH63B23
We pulled the heads and were sent to the machine shop for cleaning/ grinding. reassembled the heads, chains set at 16 links as per specs. Used factory cam belt alignment tool, also replaced both cam sensors. The code comes right back after a short drive cycle.... Trouble codes: 17755 (P1347 Bank 2 crank/cam signal out of sequence)
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FA874XK
I hope someone has seen this one. This volvo came in for no power and exhaust getting overheated. Test drive was difficult to drive. timing was retarted but could get it to go if you played with acceleration. On testing was right timing was retarted but distri...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA874XL
Hi everyone and thanks for your help. I don't have much experience on Volvo. I have spark but no injector pulse and no fuel pressure. If I spray it with carb cleaner engine will run. I have Batt. volts at the injectors and with them plugged in I have Batt. vol...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L trans inop VIN: WAUAC48H33
thanks for the replys guys. we weren't brave enough to open up that trans in an attempt to rebuilt, so we decided to order up a new rebuilt unit. thanks again...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGN63412
I believe this car is fixed. We check all the inputs to the blower resistor and all seemed to be okay. We did register the battery when we installed the new one. The blower final stage or resistor took care of the problem. I had a hard time getting the custome...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Airbag system VIN: WMWRE33506
Used car dep't decided to leave this one as-is so I cannot post a fix. 2 replies for a bad BCM (due to its location & susceptible to water damage) and 1 reply to replace SIR module. Didn't receive any DTC info that I was looking for. The Mini is actually sold...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
This one is fixed. The air induction hose between maf meter & turbo had a soft spot where oil from the valve cover vent tube had decomposed the rubber (on the bottom side where oil had settled). My bad to think it was a drive by wire issue. Thanks to all wh...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 9BWDE61J12
I RECIEVESD SOME GOOD REPLIES IDID CHECK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHIFT CABLE VALVE BODY AND TO MAKE SURE THE TCM WAS CHANGED AND NOT THE ECM.UNFOTUNATELY I DID SEND TO DEALER ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO AND STILL THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT PROBLEM IS.I WILL REPOST AGAIN WHEN PRO...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
It turns out the plug in the top of the trasnmission had been removed releasing the band. We resecured the band and the trans worked fine. Thanks for all your help.
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