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1995 Audi A6 2.8L starter VIN: WAUFA84A9S
Car came in starter would engauge itself with motor running in park or neutral. Checked for voltage at starter wire found 12 volts at terminal so shut car off in neutral no voltage put scope on lead 0 volts key on engine off. so started vehicle watched voltage...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB4328R
hi i have a 94 bmw 325i with a no start there is no ground pulse from pcm to injectors,coils or relay for fuel pump i have good grounds and powers to pcm i also have all refrence voltages, the cam sensor has good on and off waveform with labscope but crank sen...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
car towed in dead pull code po133 02 slow. got spark and fuel pressure missing injector pulse. 6 volt positive injector connector so why is it so low... crank and cam input with scope show ok Trouble codes: P0133
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L transmission VIN: WBACG7334W
clutch went out on vehicle. we replaced with sachs clutch set and everything seemed fine. customer picked up car and 3 weeks later customer called about vibrations from the transmission at about 2500 rpms. when the vehicle came in i could that exhaust braket t...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6320W
Car is back setting codes: 35 Idle Load Fuel Trim 2 Limit Reached 27 Idle Load Fuel Trim 1 Limit Reached Checked for intake leaks, found none used carb cleaner method, hot and cold and used smoke machine. Nothing. Really lost with this code. Any ideas would... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 2 Limit Reached), 27 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 1 Limit Reached)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine running VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Very, very strange, Jag engine keeps running smoothly after you turn the ignition off and pull the key out. Other than that, no problems, no dtc's. Ignition cylinder feels fine, car runs great. I think it might be possesed.
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Harness connector VIN: SAJDA42C13
Hi, This vehicle came in for a driveability issue but during diagnosis our tech mistakenly released the wiring harness pins from the ECM connector and now they will not go back in. He also broke one of the two white plastic pin guide-plates for which we canno...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L timing belts VIN: SALNY22242
We have this freelander for timing belt replacement.I put the crank on the safe mark and marked the position on the cams in the front cam gears.When we took the tensioner out both cams jumped I thought ,well no big deal we have the cams marked right ? wrong!.W...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L wipers and seats VIN: WDB1290672
hi eveyone, have this sl 500 the wipers stopped working,after swapping the combination [...] 820 71 26 with known good one, wipers worked ,so bought new one and first two tries wipers worked but now they have stopped again,the combination relay just buzzes ...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L Steering lock VIN: WPOAA0945G
To repair this problem, it is necessary to remove the ignition switch entirely, including the steering column lock portion. This is not looking like a very practical fix. It appears that the whole underside of the dash trim must be removed to gain a straight s...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M32
Hello team I got this jetta with code p0340 "A" incorrect circuit allocation. What is that mean? vehicle has not been in accidents, all wiring seems to be OK. I replaced cam sensor with original part but code returns right away after two key on off cycles.Can ... Trouble codes: P0340 (a circuit incorrect allocation)
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel gauge, Tach, Speedometer, Temp gauge VIN: YV1SW61R72
Good afternoon, This car presented with a problem in the instrument cluster. None of the gauges are working, speedometer, tech, fuel and temp gauges are inop. The warning lights on the bottom of the cluster are also not working, except for the Check Engine and...
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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L washer indicator VIN: WAUGA84A4S
Recieved some helpful replies-checked wiring and application-both were correct-owner decided that the low washer indicator wasn't a big deal and ask us to bypass it-so we did-Deke
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, VIN: WAUZL54B0Y
Well, guys and gal's, this one is down the road, while we were going to test the wiring from the ecm it slipped out of our hands up in the cowl and the little thump of it dropping, killed the car. Hmmmm. We restarted the car and did what we failed to do previo... Trouble codes: P1602 (power supply termiinal 30 voltage to low intermittant).
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2005 Austin Martin DB9 6.0L Radio VIN: SCFAD01A85
I have taken the whole system apart and put it back together, there is no odvious issues with any curcuit board. The whole system is network fiberoptics, there are at least 4 seportate units and they run on a fiberoptic in and back out. If any of the units f...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63463
this ones out the door. seemed the connector for the driver's airbag wasnt releasing the shorting bar for the harness when plugged back into the steering wheel. and the pass. side was the same. the reply about disconnecting the bags to set open circuit code wa...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs modulator VIN: SALTY1241X
HI GUYS, ALTHOUGH I GOT SOME INTERESTING REPLIES, UNFORTUNATELY NONE PANNED OUT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. SOME OF YOU SUGGESTED USING FERODO PADS ONLY AND WE INSTALLED THEM IN FRONT WITH NO CHANGE, WE MAY TRY REPLACING THE REAR SOON. THANKS DAVE
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L timing VIN: SALME11404
come to find out that the chain did not have enough tension when tightening down the cam bolts, which allowed the timing to get off by a tooth, i hate when these kinds of things happen, thanks to everyone for all your help.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBDRN40J73
Thanks ALL for your help! engine wiring harness did fix car, i just wanted to let car go for about a week to be sure no other problems. it did have oil at two pins of ecu and oxygen sensors, but i just cleaned them and advised cust. Engine wiring harness was o... Trouble codes: P0101, P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0301, P0304.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBUF70J93
wow!this is why i love this site.i have alldata and shop keys and neither one gave me any information on the battery.well since i did not have a real draw(amp readings were within spec) i decided to replace the trunk battery with a different brand friday after...
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1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L Excessive Emissions, VIN: SRK39475XX
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As instructed, this vehicle has dual SU carbs. The adjustment for the lean/rich mixture is via a screw towards the bottom of each carb, at an angle, sort of like an idle mixture screw for a quadrajet. If y...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGEM67L34
BIT THE BULLET AND TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM...HAD TO DROP ENGINE AND TRANS JUST LIKE MITCHELL SAID. REPLACED STARTER AND POSITIVE CABLE.CABLE END WAS BURNEDE UP FROM POOR CONNECTION
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5520R
Since we don't have a Volvo specific scan tool, I referred the customer to a European specialty shop and the vehicle was diagnosed as having a system restriction causing low side operating pressures to be below the expected reading level. I am closing this...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Burned Wire to SRS Sensor VIN: YV1LW5717S
The Fix turned out to be contacting Insurance Company who most likely will be totaling this car. I received 8 GREAT replies to this prickly job. David was even nice enough to send me a PDF wiring diagram. Frank, Richard, Christopher, Bill, Thomas, Nelson & Geo...
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