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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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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280se/9 3.5 3.5L heater core VIN: 111.026-12
temp gun seems to point towards no coolant flow through htr core/ inside of car. has 3 pipes into cabin area. 2 pipes y from one originating above therstat area. other pipe comes from back of drivers cyl head and into cabin.. cannot flow water through one ho...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L A/C system VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
Vehicle came in with A/C not cooling. Found high side hose leaking between compressor and condensor. Noted system had static pressure of 125 psi both sides with only .25 lbs of refridgerant. With system running before repairs, saw high side pressures up to 400...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA298XW
I have a Boxter with 4 o2s codes PO131,PO137,PO151,PO157 all reading low voltage. I disconnected all o2s and ohmed them out. My result on those were all read OFL. According to alldata they test good. Then I tested then ecm and wiring harness. I checked voltage... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157, P0131, P0151, P0158, P0138
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L monitors not ready VIN: WVWGC83A0T
hi, VW or Euro techs, I need help with this Passat, it failed California smog check because all OBDII monitors are not ready, tailpipe emission passed. Genisys scanner shows no code at this time, and computer is in OPEN LOOP all time even with engine temp reac...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B41
Hello all, having trouble with lean codes setting not making sense. Have +25% fuel trim values short term trim yet long term trim never changes from opposite -20%. If short term is increasing fuel why isn't it affecting this passat long term trim pulling value... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean b1), P0174 (system to lean b2)
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L turn signals VIN: 3VWCC21V92
car came in with turn signals inop relay buzzing under dash but hazards work fine. tried new flasher no change. when testing power and grounds all seems ok untill turn signals are turned on then has voltage drop at turn signal switch. think it's a bad switch h...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWED21C02
Assuming misfire codes were turning off injector, setting code Po201. Did not find any thing on code Po201.And when swapping coils, car cleared up and ran fine,only to return with codes back again,but I couldn't get it to act up again. I replaced coil and plug... Trouble codes: P0201, P0301, P0300
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L floor shifter VIN: 3VWCD21Y74
i have a beetl that the prindel on the dash will not match the shifter on the floor .i think it is the floor shifter can not get used one .the shifter will go over ot the manuel side but is hard to move .to test drive the trans is working ok .
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5545V
vehicle came to my shop from another shop they installed crank and cam sensors ,fuel pump ,ignition switch. ihave checked all the basics dont have any repair in on the lovely swedish volvo thanks in advance for all the help
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1LS553XW
We have a car that continues to puzzle us. The car has MCC and the compressor continues to stop functioning. This all started with an A/C svc, 2 days later the compressor stopped clutching. We checked for power at the coil, none. We check the clutch relay for ...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27583
This is a car that another tech in the shop replaced the engine in.Transmission has had some repairs also.After work was completed the C.E.L.came on with a p0335b code.The RPM sensor has been swapped and the shield around the sensor was transfered from the old... Trouble codes: P335
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L A/C,Radio,sunroof VIN: WBABM3344Y
Thanks to all of you who took the time to share your input. Basicaly all your suggestions were tried with the exception of replacing the ignition switch. We had considered that also so we tried it. Unfotunately that didnt change anything. We did some more digg...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air temp VIN: SAJWA01T05
Thank you John, Colin, George, Matthew, and Long. It never fails just because it was a car that we don't see every day- there was no reason not to remember the basics -we did verify the heater valve was not bad - a new compressor fixed this car - thanks again ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L windowa,moonroof VIN: WDBLJ70G12
I want to say Thanks to all that relpied to this request. And Thanks that IATN is here!! As far as the fix goes... three wires right at the connector at the trunk release button (on the trunk lid inside) had cut marks in them from rubbing the a VERY sharp edge...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L fan VIN: WDBNG70J02
I HAD TO ROLL THE DICE AND GAMBLE, AT 900.00 FOR FAN MODULE, IT WAS AN EXPENSIVE GUESS, BUT IT FIXED THE CAR , THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR TIME
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOCA299XT
THANKS ALL PORSCHE TECH WAYNE FROM FLORIDA GREG FROM NEW MEXICO BRUCE FROM MICHIGAN JEFF FROM CALIFORNIA FRANK FROM CALIFORNIA WE REMOVE THE HEAD TEMP SENSOR AND CHECK WITH THE NEW ONE AND AT THE SAME TEMP WAS ABOUT 70 OHMS DIF. WITH THE NEW ONE. WE INSTALL A...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Power Seats & AC VIN: YS3CD65U9T
I received a lot of good answers. Here are the fixes. Seat motor not working: This problem has been coming and going for a while. I unplugged the seat relays,checked the connections and then reinstalled them. I tried swapping them left for right and ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Starting VIN: YS3EF58101
My thanks to Justin, William, and Kennith. I believe this car is probably fixed. We confirmed that the Onstar unit was completely disconnected (most common problem), confirmed that the lock cylinder popped up when the key was removed, disconnected the aux el...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF58K62
Thank you all found the box installed cable all is well thank you once again.
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Power Locks VIN: YS3FB49S53
This one is fixed, or so says the customer. The general consensus from those who replied was a probable defective LR door latch. Which is supposed to be a common failure. Which also has the controls/contacts for the related electric door lock. We did replace t...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Well, thank you very much for help guys. 16 replies, did not expect that ;). Many of you pointed at the crankshaft sensor, some at the ignition switch. I replaced both before I opened this help request. The aftermarket alarm had been removed as well. A couple ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L p1143 VIN: WVWPG21J81
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I recieved 3 replies all citing problems with the MAF sensor. Thank you. I kept thinking that the problem occurred after we cleaned the throttle body and wondered out loud to a friend if this could have ...
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 6.0L No Start VIN: WVWAH63D74
thank you to every one that reply to my request.alldata not a lot help on this vehicle and after spending several days working on it i came up empty handed.the battery that was replaced was the big one on the left(acessory)the one on the right (starter)check o... Trouble codes: 18331 (please check dtc of ecu number 2 p1923 -008- implausible signal), 01826 (sensor for steering angle [...] voltage terminal 30 --- 000--intermittent), 18104 (powertrain data busimplausible message from steering column controller. p1696-002-lower limits exceeded-intermittent).
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cooling fans VIN: YV1VS2557Y
MY HATS OFF TO ANDERS,HE HIT RIGHT ON THE HEAD.THE LOW SPEED FAN RESISTOR WAS BAD.I ORDERD A NEW ONE SPLICED IT IN AND ALL IS WELL.THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES.
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