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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L camshaft timing VIN: WBADN6334X
This 540i drove into the shop after weeks of driving with failed timing chain tensioner and broken center guide rail. All the nylon was worn off of center guide rail and chain was cutting into aluminum of fromt cover. We removed front cover, replaced chain, a...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG83491
This one is very difficult to duplicate. I experenced it only once my self.The car can sit for a couple hours to a week and the alarm will just go off.The customer is a doctor with a practice here in NY and in flordia.so the car does sit for a week or two at a...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63483
Does anyone have info on these codes ??? Thank you for any info Bob Trouble codes: P1168 (obd2), 271A (bmw)
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2004 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Ride height control VIN: 5UXFA93554
Hello my BMW pals; I am using my Autologic to set ride level adjustment but have no access to specifications and measuring points (fender edge to wheel center?). Help in this regard would be truly appreciated. Hope everybody is staying busy.
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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHL83566
to all BMW specialists. A friend of a friend will be bringing his 2006 BMW 750i to me to look at for a second opinion. so i am doing this as a favor for my friend. I have been advised that the dealer he was at wants to replace all 8 injectors, because they are...
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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W123I23239
I have gt1 diagnostic tool and i can access to all the ecus on the car but i cant inside on dme motor electronics, some can tell me wich could be the problem, i try to test with another scanners and wont get comunication with dme ecu, Thanks, att. Xavier
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L maintenance rem VIN: 5UXFE43558
CAN SOMEONE TEll me how to reset the maintenance reminder/oil service? Do I need a scan tool? thanks.
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
Pulled code p1646 heater circuit fault bank A upstream sensor. replaced all 4 sensors (with Denso after market sensors) and code returned on first test drive. have checked wiring for heater relays to sensors and wiring between ecm and sensors all test and look... Trouble codes: P1646
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBED30D2M
hello, This mercedes keeps mixing engine oil with the cooling system. No coolant in the oil. Takes one day of driving. the vehicle drives perfectly and you would never know there is a problem until you pull the cap off the coolant bottle and you see the sludg...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L evaporator VIN: WDBDA28D6P
system retrofitted to 134a. system evacuated & recharged to 80% of r12 specs.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Intrument Panel VIN: WDBJF65F2W
Hi iATN. Thanks for the help in advance. I have a 1998 M.B. E320 coming in today with the customer complaint no dash lights at night but all outside lights work. I working with Euro schematics. Domestic is so much eaiser to read. Does someone have a simplier ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L control VIN: WDBKK65F22
hello and thank you for your time. we have a slk with most of the warning lights on in dash, brake pad,brake,abs,check engine,bas,esp. with codes for all. car wont shift speedo is dead.after restting codes in insterment cluster,engine,transmission,shifter,bas ...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOCA2986Y
first start of the day this car pops thru the intake for about 45 seconds or so, when you rev it up a couple of times the idle smooths out, the problem has been getting worse over the last couple of monts.
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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWDB5154N
I dont know what i did but here it goes.92 cabriolet came in w air bag light on.Scaned with vag 1551 and found code for bad control unit.Got one and installed.Easy job.Well hooked up batt to start.Now when you turn the key to frist poss (run) the starter spins...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G876956F0
When car was dropped off,engine light was on.Ran ruff no power.Checked codes on both sides.Generic side-P0322-Ignition/Distributor Eng speed Input Ckt no signal. other is P0341-Camshaft position sensor A circiut Range/Perf B1... On factory side 16275 camshaft ... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor A circuit range/perf B1), P0322
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Vehicle is shifting hard into all gears. Set code for N93 (VAG COM says #6 solenoid) short to ground (00268). Tested back at TCM and found 2.6 ohms resistance. Since it was setting a hard code we ordered a new solenoid and installed it. After installation clea...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L traction light VIN: 3VWPF71K75
Sorry for lack of test info, but I seem to be hitting a brick wall on this one. Traction light is on, no communication with "anti slip control" (snap on modis w/ latest updates). In brake electronics I get a code 00493 ESP sensor G419 malfunction. I tried clea...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Gas in diesel VIN: 3VWPL71K49
Customer put gasoline in Diesel vehicle. Vehicle has not been started. Late model vehicle, not alot of information. Asking for help for best place to purge tank. Check valves prohibit fuel neck, and unlikely to pull from filter. Is the tank accessible under re...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L timing belt VIN: WAULC68E85
OK i have completed the job, replacing the water pump fixed the squeek/chirp noise at idle. thanks for all the advise it was my first 1.8t, good idea larry the trim tool worked perfect for the tensioner and i had it in my tool box already. i made do without th...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cooling System VIN: WBABN33401
It originally came in with a stat code (failed smog- MIL ON) I replaced the stat and cleared the codes. It overheated while I was driving it to run the monitors. When I got back to the shop I found a cracked tank and thought I must have bleed it wrong af...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
ok got another ecm from recycle yard installed no start at all does this thing need to be programed by jag dealer? need any help Trouble codes: 1580 (pcm override).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L lost poweron highway VIN: WDBEA26D6M
Thanks for all replies to my cry for help. After several days of driving and testing we reassembled this Benz and the customer has been driving it ever since with no problems reported. I did learn that my fuel pump amperage draw was ok, seemed too low to me, a... Trouble codes: 7 (rpm signal), 9 (eha current implausible), 10 (idle speed contact implausible), 11 (air inj implausible), 16 (EGR SWITCHOVER [...]- data exchange cis-e and ign. control defective), 17 (o2 shorted or grounded 18-idle speed current implausible).
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA42E3N
I was waiting for a base module to arrive, I plugged it in and the car fired, as far as the ac is concerned, there was broken wires at the compressor i fixed them and the ac started working again, your help was appreciated. Trouble codes: 9 (power supply n3/1 open), 10 (fuse f2 or ecu n16/1 malfunction), 11 (fuse f3 or ecu n16/1 malfunction), 12 (fuse f1 or ecu n16/1 malfunction).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L am radio VIN: WDBJF70J81
Had several replies for replace antenna amplifier. It turns out we were barking up the wrong tree. The customer later admitted the symptom is a pop, pop, pop noise that is in sync with engine rpm, but only does it when he is using his ipod adapter. This is inf...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDB81HXV
SORRY THE CAR NEVER CAME BACK FOR US TO REPAIR. APPARENTLY THIS CAR USES THE DISTRIBUTOR FOR A CAM SHAFT SIGNAL. THE CAR WAS JUST BOUGHT FROM AN AUCTION WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS WRONG WITH IT. A REAL BASKET CASE..
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Flasher relay VIN: 3VWRB69M31
Hi sorry it took so long to close this post, we were waiting for the car to come back and try a turn signal switch. Which did fix the car. thanks for all the help
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear caliper VIN: WVWEK73C36
Thanks for the help, The caliper pistons became unthreaded. We threaded the pistons back in and bleed the brakes. All worked ok with the exception of the ABS and brake lights flashing. We do not have the software to reset, so I sent it to our local independen...
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