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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L No Start VIN: WABHE6324S
1994 540i bmw do not know if it is the dme or the crank shaft censor or the cam censor .will not get power to the fuse for the fuel pump but it has power to the fuel pump relay can by pass the fuse and get power to the pump . but it will not run that good with...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Power Seats VIN: WBABR3347Y
Hi Guys About a month ago customer came in with passenger side power seat inoperative.Seat would not move in any direction nor would it recline.Customer did'nt want to spend much money and asked if i could just try and get seat manually back to a comfortable p...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L abs VIN: 4USCN33462
Guys I need advice. ABS codes 5E3C, 5E38, 5DB0. If I cleared the codes I get 5DB0 back hard, I 1st replaced the left front wheel speed sensor, Then the code re-occured and then to find out that that code was for the left rear not the front. So replaced the lef...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
hi everyone ive got this discovery here and its got us all stumpped here. came in and the customer was complaining that the idle was far to high. we went to check the truck and idle was at 1300 and ranged up to about 2500 at some points. the idle is not alw...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L coolant VIN: SALTW12411
We pulled the heads and had them pressure checked , they were fine. There is no visible failures in the head gaskets . We pulled the timing cover , the gasket was crumbly but intact and the cover appears to be good. Any thoughts ??? Has anyone seen this ??...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALNE22234
It Will Run Fine For About 5-10 min Then Cut Out. Then Oly Turns Over. Leave For About 10 min And Will Start Right Up. Any Info And Help On This Thing Would Be Great. Trouble codes: P0336, P1472, P1471
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E6T
Thanks in advance for any help. I am not a MBZ tech but serviced this for a good customer. I did a minor service (lube, oil and filter), replaced bad front shocks, replaced bad fan clutch and thermostat. Everything was fine vehicle left after service and 1 da... Trouble codes: P0411 (Air injection flow incorrect), P0400 (EGR flow), P1700 (Manufactuer controlled transmission)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3V
checked o2 sensor voltage with a dvom and found to be switching within the range of 300-1100mv.spoke with identifix throughout process last time and determined that by adding a redundant ground on the sensor ground it pulled the voltage down to 60-900mv. added... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor circuit malf)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting, Guages, Accessories VIN: WDBGA51G3X
Customer states car would intermittently not start. I have observed nothing powers up when key is turned on. No accessories work, instruments do not come on and the starter will not crank. I can not scan for codes as the ignition is not powering up. I have che...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Fan / Fan circuit VIN: WMWRE33452
I am working on the cooling / condenser fan on a Mini Cooper finding lack / poor info is not helping matters. A crash course / hints on this fan system and repairs would be appreciated Car came in for AC work and noticed too high of high side quizzing cu...
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1997 Opel Monterey 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JACUBS25GP
please could you tell me if the fault code is in fact the speed sensor. and where is the speed sensor situated any wiring diagrams would be apreciated. This vehicle cuts out and then starts right up again. As this vehicle is foreign to my country we do not hav... Trouble codes: 24 (vehicle speed sensor)
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1978 Porsche 930 3.3L momentary cut out VIN: 9308700508
this car was resurrected after a long sleep and someone's swapping out several incorrect and worn out parts. it starts and runs properly now except for a hiccup when under full boost. it gets about 9.5 bar boost and usually ,not always, it gives a short hesita...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L left heater flap? VIN: YS3ED48E11
Any saab techs out there i need help.This saab came in with complaint that temp at vent wasnt same as sellected.Car came in with codes:B1600(which i had no definition for)& B2495 left heater flap motor loose.Checked motor & flap & shaft as per mitchell.Motor w...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B4X
maf reading at 27.76 g/s with maf disconnected. The question is, is this a pcm problem? Maf reading does vary if engine will rev up, but wont drop lower than 27.76 The same reading after clearing codes. long term fuel trim at 99 per cent. Hopefully this is en... Trouble codes: P0102, P1545, P0302
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Compressor VIN: WVWAD63B35
This vehicle's a/c is inoperative all the time. There is no 12volt power supplied to compressor clutch, supply 12v to compressor and a/c blows cold. I have limited information and limited experience on VW's. not sure on how the a/c cut-out relay circuit operat...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8842K
hi guys i need some help with this 89 240 volvo .this car starts and run good as soon as you give it gas it will surge in park code 223 idle . i check tps both switches working ok. fuel psi ok. also fuel volum ok . timing ok . the problem with this car is star...
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Blower motor VIN: YV1LS5501P
If anyone has a correct wiring diagram for this automatic air system and how & what grounds the blower motor. Please send info to e mail of fax [...]
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5527R
About one month ago the complaint was "won't restart hot at times, starts after about 10 minutes" and occassionally guages jump erattically and no throttle response while driving. Car has been ok through a very hot spell but the lack of throttle response and g...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L gas guage VIN: YV1TS92D23
Original customer complaint was clock and turn signals not working on intrument cluster. Also fuel pump out. We replacted fuel pump and put in a used instrument cluster, we did not have it programed it seemed that everything was working except for the milage b...
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Timing belt VIN: WAUKE5448L
Ok, thanks again everyone for the helpful suggestions. We ended up renting the proper tools from www.audipages.com. Price was very fair and Paul shipped the tools out very promptly. I am greatful to the tip about renting the tools, as I was prepared to purchas...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L coolant system VIN: WBAGJ8320W
thanks to all for taking the time to help a fellow tech. everyones imput helped. This one turned out to be the thermostat. I did learn that the guage stays in the middle for a wide range of tempature (aprox 200f - 235f) then continues once the engine temp gets...
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs lamp on VIN: WBAGJO3421
THANX TO RESPONDERS, CARS THAT COME FROM USED CAR DEALERS (AUCTION CARS) THAT ALL OF US TECHS REPAIR IS A CHALLENGE THIS ONE WAS EASY. WIRING CONNECTOR WAS BACKED OFF THE ABS CONTROL UNIT. THANX TO ALL
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2002 BMW 318ti compac 2.0L timingchain/tensioner VIN: WBAAT52060
This car is fixed,as most suggested, the chain guide was broken. We had to wait for parts from Germany as BMW NZ did not have guide or chain in stock! WE REPLACED CHAIN, GUIDES, TENSIONER, and gaskets, also replaced front seal. It is critical to use special to...
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2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFG43538
Thanks for the replys. The general consenses was a failed high pressure fuel pump and that was the problem. The car was towed to the dealership and repaired under warranty. This appears to be a common problem and I am not sure if the replacement part is improv... Trouble codes: P3090 (Lower Rail Pressure threshold value undershot).
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L transfer case shift VIN: SALJY124XW
Thank you all for the great and immediate help. The no. 2 relay (above the glove box) had a broken wire (white/yellow). I replaced the connector and tested the system and all works as should be! Thank you Thank you.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E7S
Thanks for the help guys, I'm happy to report that the wiring harness and the cluster were not the problem. Both Bob and Stanly hit the nail on the head in their replies. The 95 CA model has a second early OBD2 processor that retained the original codes. I fou...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32G8X
It did eventually start running bad so we did the tune up and he is just happy it runs good. With 200k miles on it, he took my advise and all of his friends advise and is living with a check engine light. If it runs good at 200k then leave it or you will conti... Trouble codes: P0507, P0306.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L range switch VIN: WDBLJ74G01
Hello to all .yes we did it again , thank to many experts who took time to help us , special thank to Steve [...], MB specialist , from San Francisco who took time to call and walk us thru .as many recommended .we chek ESM data by using modis ,we found gear po...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ac comp ,fans VIN: 3VWSE69M52
the fuse block on top of the battery was villian.one of the first things i checked was the fuses with a volt meter,but not with the circuit on, so i did not see the voltage drop.dagnamet!so your help sent me back to the fuse block and a correct voltage drop te...
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