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1992 BMW 535i 3.5L stuck in 3rd gear VIN: WBAHD6319N
hi everyone, its a friends car and intermittently mostly when cold the message center on the vehicle will display trans. program. and then it will not shift. if veh. is being driven the trans will begin to slip then if the light goes out which it usually does ...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L cooling system VIN: WBACC9328V
Two days after replacing broken coolant tubes, customer came back with car overheating.I put new antifreeze by vacuum method (and vacuum held steady), pressure tested cooling system OK, tested for the presence of combustion gases in coolant OK, started the eng...
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2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Oil Temp VIN: WBSCK9342Y
Hello IATN friends! I installed the supercharger on this vehicle last fall. Since then I have had multiple problems with the kit. The kit came complete from a BMW specialty company who will remain nameless for now. I have been on and off the phone over the la...
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L TransferCase VIN: WBAWC33517
4X4 warning lamp on, recorded diagnostic trouble code 5F3A (Transfer case internal). No code description or diagnostic information in alldata or identifix. Any Ideas?
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1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFAA02A2B
So journeymen here's my real dilemma during the course of checking the car out I'm pretty sure I screwed something up in the ignition wiring to the coils from the Marrelli digital drivers to the coils. There are two flywheel pickups for the ignition and two co...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, ASR light flashes VIN: WDBGA33GXV
Hey Mercedes Gurus, Customer came to us and complained of transmission not shifting properly and going into limp mode. Scanned P0715 (Turbine speed sensor) and P0720 (Output speed sensor Rt Rear wheel). Fluid was also burnt and nasty. Recommended new transmiss...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDDDJ75X96
OK, We have a 2006 CLS 500 that needs a rear crossmember. The rear air ride suspension is inflated. Is there a way to deflate the system (rear)? We do not have a scan tool that will communicate with this suspension module. Any help? Thank you in advance.
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0EA0915D
hi, i need help on this. i do not have any information about 1982 model. car was towed in. set for more than 5 years. so i drain all fuel and filled with fresh gas and replaced fuel filter which had lots of rust. It was try to start but was not keep running. s...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Intermittent Starting
VW Techs, this one has thrown me for a curve. Vehicle has come back four times for the same problem. Car intermittently doesn't start when at full operating temperature, will start again a minute or two later. Spark is present, injector pulse is present. CKP s...
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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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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Determined that carbon blockage in the #2 bank of cylinders was to blame for the code. The customer is unwilling to break down an engine that has no other issues. Which I can understand. Thanks to all for their time and input. Regards Todd Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Detected).
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine Cooling VIN: WBACG732XT
First of all, Thank you very much for all of the replies. Most all of you felt there was a blown head gasket and of course you were correct but I was really trying to figure out why I couldn't get flow through the radiator and I was sure it had an air bubble t...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Hydramatic 4L80E Transmission VIN: SAJNX234XR
Being a diagnostician and not parts replacer I have concluded that I am going to attempt to find a JDS to have the vehicle scanned. I have had no luck yet in the Upper Midwest as the Jaguar dealer I used to work for has since auctioned off the JDS they had(UN...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Stuck in 1st gear VIN: WMWRC33413
Thanks for the people that take the time an offer help and the IATN. The vehicle needed to be adapted through a special process which is in AllData...the procedures are in the Drive train section. You need a stretch of roadway at least a half a mile traffic fr...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G43
thank you for the replies. they were very helpful. the problem was in the j16 splice. the customer brought the vehicle back yesterday and we opened up the harness at the ecm connector and i removed the old splice then soldered in a new one with heat shrink.... Trouble codes: P0134 (no activity on oxygen sensor bank 1 switch 1).
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1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L hydraulics VIN: 1352138886
Thanks for all the responses. There was a lot of good responses and I applied all of them. I blocked off the hoses like several suggested and the master was rock hard. As I released the pinchers the rear seemed fine but with the frts the pedal sank. I ended up...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6X
Well, I should have known it would be something simple. Did some more looking at the affected components and found the car had a used PCM intalled by the previous owner and found some corrosion on the pins at the PCM. I opened up the PCM and there was no cor... Trouble codes: P0116 (16500 Eng. coolant temp), P1612 (18020 ECM Incorrect Coding), P0134 (16487 B1S1 o2 sensor no activity), P0103 (16487 MAF High input signal), P1555 (17963 engine overboost).
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L radio VIN: YV1CZ59H74
Thanks to all for you're replys. I replaced the icm and downloaded the software and everything seems to be working fine now. thanks again for the assistance.
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