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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6327V
Hi all thanks for taking your time to help customer has no driveability complaints just check engine light is on so if any one has seen this problem I would greatly appreiate your help Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position a circuit)
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L daytime running lights VIN: WBABK8326V
doing an HID conversion on a 97 bmw 3281 convertable made in canada. the HID kit is for the high beam bulb. right now the high beam and everything works. but being a canadian car it has day time running lights. these running lights are low voltage causing the ...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Sun roof VIN: WBAGJ832WD
Scan tool will not comunicate with Sun roof module. Performed Intialization With no improvement. Removed sunroof glass and had full movement. Thanks for any insight
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3334Y
This car is from a used cars dealer with the air bag light on. They swapped driver seat with another car and then saw the light on but don't know if it was on before, the other car is fine. used my snap on brick to scanner but NO communication. Had a friend co...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH83401
have this bmw which has had an intermittant knock on first start(like is waiting for oil pressure), but recently ive noticed a bit more knocking especially when warmed up, seems to be from left side valve cover towards front, im thinking the vanos is making th...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGL63472
Hello BMW techs. The above mentioned BMW has a misfiring cylinder #3. Compression is at 180, spark plug, coil and injector have been swapped but the misfire remains on cyl. #3. While checking smooth running #3 and #6 are both higher than the rest, around 2.2%....
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL62000
Hallo there. This car leaks oil from RF of engine(When facing engine) It does not leak from the top. When you look under the bonnet(hood)it looks perfectly dry.The timing cover,tappet cover etc are not leaking. But it makes a bit of a puddle under the car! We ...
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2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L hvac VIN: SAJDA42B03
The service specifications call for the replacement of the cabin air filter. Following the direction in Alldata, I took the wiper arms and the valence under them off to expose the cabin air filter. The directions came from the 2000-2001 MY section i Alldata as...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBFA76E9S
has lifter noise cylinder 3-4 area on right side we replaced all lifters on right side & replaced timing chain tensioner noise goes away when engine speed is above idle [...]
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC system VIN: WDBNG75J11
Car came in with a message that said "visit workshop" ABC system. The suspension was keeping the right level. There was a big fluid leak around the ABC fluid container. We put it on the SDS system and we had codes C1525-064(System pressure too low) & C1526-016...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG 5.5L dynamic seats,park assist VIN: WDDDJ76X16
Hello group,we have this cls55 with the dynamic seat air compressor not working,removed it to find the pressure board melted,pump starts up and runs for a while then shuts down,dont have any info on this system,any help would be appreciated.also the park assis...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L Trailer Brake VIN: 4JGCB56E48
Does anyone know where I can find a signal on this car to control a trailer brake controller? Customer brought all his stuff that he bought from E-Trailer in and we (stupidly) agreed to install it. E-Trailer blew smoke at him and he believed it was a one hour ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1S3DD58H21
I hope someone can point me in the right direction here. Car came in on the hook after stalling out on the highyway. Got it here in the shop and it would crank no start. checked for spark and had that but no pulse. found code p1230 Throttle Position Sensor 1 a... Trouble codes: P1230
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L 3rd Gear VIN: YS3FD49Y63
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We just got this SAAB in and we're trying to figure out where to start on it. The car has basically lost third gear. it will go into first and second fine, but freewheels when it shifts into third. If you shift it...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WVWMD63B7X
I'm hoping there's a Veedub tech out there that can help me on this one. This car came in about a month ago with customer complaints of ABS/ TCS lights on, MIL on, RPM not working, idle too low (would stall at times). I scanned it with Ross Tech's VCDS and fou...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L rediness VIN: 3VWPD69M61
found faulty connection at o2 sensor repaired was watching vag , had no value for rear then it cam on all of a suddon, cleared faults, drove severl miles to se rediness tests, all set but cat and air pump tested both are operational, cat is new oe, i know both... Trouble codes: P1114
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B44
Hey VW guys need some advice on this one. Code p0299 keeps returning. WE found oil in air intake which is probably faulty turbo. We cleaned the boost sensor? I think its called (like a MAF). Wiped up as much oil as possible. Drives fine, feels like good boost.... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost)
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2005 Volkswagen golf/rabbit 2000CC ac compressor
golf gti 2L A/C NOT WORKING. REGASED AND NO LEAKS.COMPRESSOR HAS EARTH/POWER PRESENT AT COMPRESSOR WIRING.. SUSPECT CLUTCH . COMPRESSOR NOT CUTTING IN. UNABLE TO TEST FURTHER DUE TO CUSTOMER REQUIRED CAR BACK! CODES ARE 898 ONLY--A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL SHORT C...
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1989 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Burning oil out the exhuast VIN: YV1FA8947K
The more load on the engine, the more it smokes, when its just idling it doesnt not smoke too bad, but as soon as its being driven it will smoke really bad. My question is i dont believe this is due to valve guides. Are there any pattern failures with these ...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS97D4X
I NEED SOME HELP FROM VOLVO TECH. WE REMOVE THIS ENGINE FROM VEHICLE BECAUSE THERE WAS AN EXTREME ENGINE OIL LEAK. WE INSTALL ALL SEAL GASKETS TIMMING BELT TENIONER WATER PUMP ETC. WHEN WE START THE ENGINE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH HIGH RPM. WE FOUND 2 CODES P1...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Fan shroud VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
During radiator replacement, tried removing fan & shroud as first step. I have done plenty of 850s & newer V70s, but never a 2000. I could not get the fan & shroud out with air intake pipe in the way. I was tempted to cut the air pipe and splice with suitable ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L sunroof VIN: YV1SZ58D21
vehicle can in with water leak from clogged drains/ cleaned drains-water problem solved sunroof will not operate in any direction- power and grounds to module are good- replaced module and switch-still no operation/ i can jump motor and move the roof through i...
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2002 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29512
We got this car in with a check engine lamp on. Test drove the vehicle and found no driveablity or emmisions concerns. Inspected the MIL for code. I found a code Ive never seen before code 0068 Undefined code. The is no fault tracing or data about this code. I... Trouble codes: 0068 (Undefined code)
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L No Start VIN: WABHE6324S
it was the crank sensor thanks for the reply tom's shop
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAV33461
Thanks for all your replies. I have purchased an engine from BMW as I feel this car is worth the expense. Your help as always was greatly appreciated and I was able to do the reserch required to make the decision.
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Stall VIN: WDBBA45C6F
First the fix: Replacing the fuel pump relay cured the stalling problem.I first replaced the overvoltage relay which created a no a/c problem and did not cure the stalling problem.Swapped w/old and a/c worked again.Perhaps it was either a defective relay or in...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, shuts off #2 % #6 VIN: WDBKK47F2W
Hi Guys, After replacing the CMP the problem has not recurred, I've been driving it for two days now with no problems. Thanks to all who replied, hope I can return the favors. Best regards all, Jeff Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl2 misfire), P0306 (cyl6 misfire).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L ABS module VIN: WDBKK47F3X
Let me start by saying thanks to all those who replied. It turns out the C1025 code was directly related to the ABS pump not turning on (C1401). I was able to get a pinout for the hydraulic unit and the ASR controler and was going to check continuity on the wi...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRE33403
Removed transmission and inspected the clutch. Found heat checking on the pressure plate and the fins on the pressure plate. Replaced with new Pressure plate, clutch disc, throwout bearing, and flywheel(all together in a kit). Found everything operational ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L all gauges, clock,odometer VIN: 3VWRF81H6W
Rob nailed it. The ground for the cluster gauges is on the stud plate on the trans side of the head. It was difficult to loosen the nut since the bracket is not properly supported but with vise grips and 10mm I got it- cleaned up the ring terminals, reattached...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSG69M21
OK-SORRY FOR THE DELAY--A FEW REPLIES ASKED ABOUT A KEY FLASHING ON THE DASH-AND THERE WAS---SO WE HAD THE IMMOBILIZER REPROGRAMMED AND ALL IS WELL-THE CAR STARTS PERFECT AGAIN-THANX AGAIN BRIAN
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWSP69M81
I think I had the problem solved but the customer came during the off hour's and took the car. What I found was the cannister in the tank (fuel) has a spring loaded tube that is sealed in the center by an o-ring, it was laying in the bottom of the can. in a co...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ4
I am aware of the stratified and homogenous made and checked to see if the motor and flaps were operating correctly. With a boroscope, hell of a job getting it in there, found large build up on intake valves. Removed head and serviced. All repaired now. Th...
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