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1997 Audi A8 4.2L No Start
with tank full veh runs perfect.(52psi fuel pressure). once it gets to about 3/4 of a tank(about 90 mi.) it dies and has about 10-20 psi fuel pressure.. i disconnected the supply line at the pump applied 12v. it gurgles and spit air and fuel. changed fuel pump...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L converter VIN: WBAGJ8327V
after replacing both engine and trans with used units engine runs fine. trans is in failsafe mode and torque converter is permanently locked up. car does drive and shifting through gears is possible. car will stall when put in gear unless liberal amounts of th...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L door locks VIN: WBABS33413
Whats up everyone, first off, let me say, if I get one more BMW with door lock problems this week, im gonna pull my hair out. Ok... so the story goes.. got a car from one of the local used car lots to diagnose. They said the p/s door would not open no matter w...
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2007 BMW 330i 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWL51088
Check engine light suddenly light on when driving and engine would hesitate sometimes. but if you swith off and restart the engine, alough check engine light on yet the engine accelerate normally. when the coustomer came in with check engine light on on 2009.4...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12481
This LR sat here for 6 months with the heads off, I got it back together, found I pinched a crank sensor wire, repaired it and it would not start. I have no rpm signal in the computer however I have crank signal to the computer. there is no fuel pump, spark or...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
SO I GET THIS ML IN AND SEE TONS OF MISSFIRES (300,302,303,304,305,306), I PUT PLUGS AND WIRES ON IT AND IT RAN GREAT, AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES I HERD A TICK COMING FROM THE LEFT SIDE, IT WAS THE MIDDLE COIL ARKING AGAINST THE VALVE COVER, SO I REPLACED THAT ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L sam VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
We have a CAN B system that is not going to sleep. We have tracked it down to the left front SAM. Our question is, do we just need to replace the SAM or is there something else that could be keeping the SAM from zoning out? Does a new one need to be coded? We ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 1600CC Mechanical VIN: WDB4147002
Anyone able to give us the correct procedure to remove the transmission from this vehicle and also the correct oil to replenish the gearbox after clutch replacement.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD34132
Hi all hopefully someone can help me with this one. This vehicle was brought in unable to start no matter how much you spin it over, but once you hit it with a little starting fluid or silicone spray it starts right up and runs fine until the next time. The co... Trouble codes: 14810, 14810, 14810, 14810, 14810
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L maintenence VIN: WDDD123456
Everybody seem to want to clear the service light. I would like to know exactly what Im clearing from this car. It belongs to a long time customer and brought it in for and oil change and service. The dash says to preform an "F". Can anyone explain what an "A"...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz c350 3.5L instrumentation VIN: WDDGF56X68
How do i reset "service A" warning. I need the button sequence to press. thanks in advance! Mike
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering angle sensor VIN: WMWRC334X3
Hi there this mini came in with ABS and stability control lights on. right front wheel speed sensor fixed the ABS fault. We still have a stability light on code 5E43, steering angle sensor. TSB M34 01 05 says to replace sensor and recode. We replaced sensor bu...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L turn sig inop VIN: WP0AB0942H
turn sig inop, flashers work ok , replaced turn sig flasher same , tested with known good sig switch =same inop...no power at sig fuses ...only when emergency flasher turned on. all data not much help
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3E145EX1
Car smokes from tail pipe when started after sitting. The smoke is medium heavy (noticeable, but I've seen worse). It gradually goes away within a couple of minutes. The engine runs well always. The smoke smells mostly like gas. Some times it also smells like ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Power Locks VIN: YS3FB49S53
LR power door lock operates sporadically. All other locks work fine. No help from Alldata. I don't have much other info on this system. Master control at drivers door? Separate relay? Wiring harness @ drivers door? Separate module? By the way, waiting 2nd day ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: 5UXFA53585
After consulting BMW, we found that the wiring harnesses (or at the very least the gold plated connectors at the throttle module) are problematic on these vehicles. The gold plated connectors wear out causing a poor connection, which puts stress on the harnes... Trouble codes: 135 (TPS Starting Test Re Adaptation Triggered), 115 (Adaptation Engine Throttle), 118 (Status DME Internal Error ABS CODE), 145 (CAN Moment Reduction TRANS CODE).
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAEW53443
this was a very difficult one & after spending a "million" hours on it the customer agreed to give up. we received many helpful replies & we tried them all. We actually had 13 psi at idle (not 7 like we originally said). The oil pressure switch was rated at ...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW16443
We put a fuel cap on it and rechecked everything. It came back yesterday for three amigos lights on but no evap. code in engine. Hoorah thanks for the replies guys regards todd
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L high idle VIN: WDBEA32E0S
OK SO WE HAD TO GET THREE USED AIR PUMPS TO GET ONE GOOD ONE BUT i INSTALLED THE PUMP AND CONNECTED THE HOSE AND VALVE, THAT FIXED THAT, AS FOR THE IDLE I OPENED THE HARNESS AND FOUND NO PROBLEMS, GOT THEM TO BITE THE BULLET AND BY A NEW T-BODY (WAS NOT CHEA... Trouble codes: 6 (idle speed control).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Head Gasket VIN: WDBRN47J92
We have found that the head gasket leak is common on this engine and it is best to replace the entire engine rather than just replace the head gasket. Our customer has not decided to fix the vehicle as of today.
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2007 Mini cooper 1.6L air bag light VIN: WMWMF33507
Thanks everyone for reading and replying. Scannerscannerscanner... We took it to someone who supposedly had a launch, they said they couldn't do it. BMW dealer here said no too. I'm sorry I don't know the particulars of their launch or why BMW couldn't help. T...
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1979 Other European Corniche 6.7L Blower, compressor
The owner of this Rolls told me, that he always was turning AC switch OFF every time before starting the engine. In such case, and with the owner approval,I just bypassed "fan switch off relay" yellow-black and blue-purple wires. By doing that I bypassed no...
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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) GL 1.8L clutch cable VIN: 1VWDC01741
Thank you to all who took the time to respond here. I ended up having to take the dash out to access the part because it was easier than removing the pedal assembly as suggested in the replies. I welded and braced the bracket and put it all back to gether and ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L review mirror VIN: 2VWTH69M93
I really did not receive many replies on this. From what I've been able to surmise from the dealers is that they make it a policy to replace the windshield. Unfortunately, the adhesive kit per the TSB seems to only last for about 6 months best case. If you ...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ5
Pulled the egr valve back off and found small pieces of what looked like the old steel shim gasket caught in sides of flap, cleaned out,refit, reset egr adaptation, all ok, smooth idle. Moral of story, don't trust any other workshops work.
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