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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN634TY
vehicle runs good, excellent power, no hesitation, but has rough idle sometimes when started. will idle rough for about 4 minutes then clear up, checked compression and leakage engine is healthy. I suspect customer is using poor quality fuel or 87 octane but s... Trouble codes: 28 (fuel adaptation at limit), 29 (fuel adaptation at limit)
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01PX2
Vehicle came in in July last year with the first instance of a P0065 code. P0065 - Air assisted fuel injection (AAI) control. I check out the system , ensuring there were no blockages or leaks in the AAI pipe work or intake ducting. Then replaced the valve ... Trouble codes: P0065 (Air assisted fuel injection AAI control.)
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L starter VIN: SALJY1242V
The customer came in and complained of a intermittent no crank or slow crank. during voltage drops through my battery cables and energizer wire to starter solenoid the vehicle started acting up and found there to be no energizer signal when the no crank happen...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALPN1645Y
hey all, vehcle came in on the bump stops.eas warning on dash,all lights on switch on.all fuses.relays are working.pump works when voltge is applied,pump runs when jumped at relay.i had voltage at small black/purple wire and and green/purple wire.i now have no...
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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
This one has been sitting for a long while. I removed the tank, had it cleaned, put a new fuel pump on, removed carburetors, disassembled and soaked in carb. dip, they seemed to clean up very well. Put new gaskets, and needle and seat in. I put new points in a...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDDBA45C8F
starts hard cold, skips, found #1,3,6,8...gas fouled, has had new fuel dist{not me} timing chain, valve job, wires, cap rotor, plugs, a far as i can see... checked compression on all cyls, 135-155 consistently, not sure where to go...thanks brad
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E0N
hello everyone in wrenchland. a new customer came in complianing of a rough idle at start-up and taillight out. found bad light out sensing module and fixed light problem butam i little stumped on misfire at start-up. misfire only lasts 2-3 seconds then goes a...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Hi Tech! This vehicle came in shop to prepare emission test. we scan the check engine light. It only show for p0170 fuel trim bank1. the engine is no missfire, not shaking, drivig is good. we look at the alldata, It recommamd intake air leak, injectors, diaphr... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank1)
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2005 Other European Copper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRF32040
First time we saw this Mini the car would not start in the morning. Cranked just fine. Checked for codes and tested the battery. No codes. Battery had less then 8volts cranking. We changed the battery. Cranking voltage stayed up above 10volts and the car start...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L radio VIN: YS3FH49Y34
Hello all, bit of a strange one here. After the customer jumped another vehicle with this one, she lost radio function and all warning noises. Fuses all check good, (unless there's a hidden one), and power seems to be getting to the control head. Not much info...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Door locks VIN: 3VWBM31Y04
Hi guys please help I have this 04 beetle thats kicking my butt! Ok To start at the beginning this car was a water damaged car which i did not have the pleasure of fixing to start with. A local car lot had it fixed and sold it. This was like two years ago. The...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5543W
Changed system relays, ecm, all above valves. Checked harness from left fender to ecm, nothing pinched. I am not a great electrical wizard but this is odd. The mil will reset if you disconnect the battery. Thanks Trouble codes: P0445 (purge valve shorted), P0414 (air inj. valve shorted), P0447 (evap. vent circut open)
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L timing belt VIN: YV1YS2558Y
hello, thanks in advance for any and all help. we had to remove the cylinder head from a 2000 s40 turbo and have removed the cam gears. i know there is a special tool to use on the rear of the cams to line them up. my question/ problem is when the tool is inst...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6347Y
Well, I have been driving this car since the help request was posted, many of you mentioned and recommended to use only oem sensor, and re-test cam positions. the cam positions were perfect. I clear the code and I have been driving the car for a while and the ... Trouble codes: 18 (exhaust camshaft position).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJ0805507
I could not get throttle body to act up while I had the vehicle. After reseting ECU. I updated the wiring for the TPS to the gold terminals as per Jag bulliten. Reset throttle pps settings and let the car go. So far so good, vehicle has not returned. I told c...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L turn signals VIN: WDBJF55F1V
Thanks for the help guys...you were correct. The problem was the contacts on the flasher relay inside the front SAM module. I took the module apart and traced the pins to the correct relay and cleaned the contacts and it solve the problem. Thanks Again!!!
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Air suspension VIN: WDBNG70JYA
Stanley gave a great lead thanks. Most replys were about investigating leaks and what not. found out this valve block can get contaminated after a compressor failure. ( kind of like a transmission valve-body contamination after a converter failure). Replaced...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YS3ED48EXY
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. I DID RECHECK THE CAM TIMING. I HAD THE MARKS LINED UP. BUT IN REALLITY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TOWARDS THE INTAKE SIDE OF THE BEARING CAP MARKS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD PUT MARKS IN THERE BUT NOT HAVE YOU LINE THEM UP! T...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3EB49E92
The motor mounts checked out OK. Customer declined any additional diagnosis/repair on trans due to other issues on vehicle. He was going to drive it as is and if it completely fails he will get the trans replaced. Thanks for the replies, Rob
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L turn signals VIN: 3VWRC81M6S
all information sent is great as I`m in the woods of central texas,but customer has not come back so until then I`ll stay in touch.I did replace turn signal switch assembly behind steering wheel,but have to wait on customer as he has only one car for work.all ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
YES IT IS FIXED!!! Thank you all so much! The timing was off a tooth or 2. The trick using brake cleaner to actually SEE the timing mark on the flywheel was IMMENSELY helpful!!! I fabricated a dowell for the inj pump (this one had no "sucker hole" that I could... Trouble codes: P0380, P0605, P1550.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L none VIN: WVWSE61JX3
Thanks again to all that replied. The dealer replaced cat under warranty. It had begun to come apart. The front o2 sensor was reading correctly. So to all that think it is off it is not. Trouble codes: P0420.
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L drive shaft VIN: WVGBC67L64
Replaced the driveshaft and solved the problem and found a rebuilt unit from Colorado Driveshaft, much nicer price then dealer. Thanks for all the help.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L upper timing chain VIN: 3VWRG71K55
PURCHUSED CAM LOCK TOOL T40070 AND CRANK LOCK T40069 AND REPLACED UPPER TIMING CHAIN, GUIDES, TENSIONER AND INTAKE CAM ADJUSTER. RESET TIMING. RAN AND CLEARED CODES.
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2002 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29512
After getting the car back in I checked out the other systems possibly linked to this code. I didn't find a thing. Next step is send it to the dealer i guess. Thanks for all the input everybody. Trouble codes: 0068 (Undefined code).
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