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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1HGES4569G
hello bmw techs. i have a question that may be very simple for you techs. i removed the cylinder head on a 325is and marked the cam sprockets to the chain and the cam. i had to remove that cams before sending out to the machine shop. unfortunetly the marks tha...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1090561200
Greetings fellow techs. We are at our wits end trying to get this heater box out.The only way we can see it coming out is thru the drivers side because of the blower motor sticking up.I have removed the steering column etc and still not enough room.This car ha...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070241201
Hello, I'm hoping to get some information on adjusting the fuel distributor on this old Merc. I've worked on several of these old V-8s and always found a 3mm allen key could be inserted into the tiny hole between the air inlet and the distributor. However, on ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L anti theft VIN: WDBJF65J61
I called a local MB dealer and got the radio code. I cannot get it to take. I turn the key on, turn the radio on, it say's "code" for 5 seconds then say's "wait". I wait until the wait message gooes out, then it lets me put in the code. I put in the code three...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L windows VIN: WDBLK65G12
Hi group,have this 2001 clk 320 convertable,windows have 4 switches in center console,rear windows operate with rear switches,same time will operate front windows,but can not operate front windows with front switches,cked front switches with known good switch ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This vehicle runs fine, mil light on and off. For some reason we are comeing up very short on info for this specific problem..What I do have is vague and sketchy at best..if anyone has some diagnostic details or has run into this problem any help is apreciated... Trouble codes: P0017, P0016
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL on VIN: WPOAA2998X
We have run into this code before (PO446) and a canister shut off valve takes care of the problem. This one has decided to buck the system. So we have run extensive tests on every component and tube ETC. The pressure sensor checks OK..the valve is new and work... Trouble codes: P0446
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BIX
no comm. tryed radio and harness un plug abs,door mod. air bag mod. door mods. need to know what the voltage should be at can line?
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K87
Evap Code Come up every 60 miles.P2404 or 18836 . no leaks found on gas cap & Evap system(Check For Leaks With Smoke Mashine)Check Power To leak detection pump & wires to ecm(found ok).Replace leak detection pump & same code come back after 60 mi drive. Any id... Trouble codes: P2404 (Evap Emiss. System Leak Detection Pump Sens Circuit Range/Performanse)
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1SW58D81
Hello Volvo Techs This car has an idle surge/hesitation when it drops under 800rpm appox. We notice also the headlights dim down when it hesitates. Only happens when warmed up and at idle. Runs great other wise. No codes with Vadias/ Cold starts idle is good....
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2005 Alfa Romeo 156 twin spa 2.3L Mechanical VIN: ZAR9320000
thanks for everyones input,i obtained a set of ribe bits from a local bearing company,the timing belt replacement was smooth sailing,just used common sense with the inlet cam gear, the timing and balance shaft belts were marked to line up with marks on the ge...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E33
The repair following my IATN post went something like this: The vehicle a 2003 Audi A4. Non quattro. 1.8T AMB. The throttle does move with the accelerator. I have had an implausibility code generate when trying to operate the accelerator pedal while cranking ... Trouble codes: P1568 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Mechanical Malfunction.), P1579 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Adaptation not started.).
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1988 BMW M5 3.5L No Start VIN: WBSDC9307J
thanks for all that responded,replaced computer and fixed problem,now I have spark.I found that fuse box has melted too,that to be fixed on a later date.
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L vanos VIN: WBSBF0326S
So after the 3 oil changes and one Lucas everything is fixed, no vanos noise or lifter noise. Thanks Guys
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L evaporator VIN: WDXPA73464
Thanks to those who took the time to help, went to bmwtis.com and could only find heater core instructions. some help. any way this one is done. next time will be a whole lot easier.
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L seal VIN: SAJD4AC11N
Well, you guys are great! You all answered all my questions. The first thing is don't mess with the aluminum collar to fix the axle bearing. Since I all ready did I spun it out counted the turns put a new oring on it and put it to the original position (lucky ...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1070441205
Thanks to everybody that took the time to reply. Most of you were right about vacuum leak. Found three vacuum lines broken from age and heat that came from under the lower chamber and fuel distributor.After repair to them and a little idle adjustment, it's goo...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
TAHNKS TO EVERYONE THAT SENT REPLIES FOR MY HELP REQUEST. THANKS TO JAMES IN FLORIDA FOR HIS EXTRA HELP. I REPLACED THE YAW RATE AND LATERAL SENSORS AND ALL SYSTEMS ARE WORKING OK AT THIS TIME. I WILL LET YOU IF THIS DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM IF ANYTHING SHOWS...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L abs & traction control VIN: WDBRF40J65
thanks for all the help! although i have no information(neither the diagnostic flow chat or wiring diagam from mitchell on demand), but with IATN. i got valuable tips from experienced technicians to fix it. I changed the steering angle sensor which is below th...
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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB2968N
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. We check for a broken distributor belt which was fine. It was also suggested to check engine harness for chafing. The harness was inspected and no issues found. I wish We had more info. The customer decided he did'nt w...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse lights VIN: YV1SZ58D91
Well, we made a mountain out of a molehill again!! The relay was missing, and we were not aware that the customer had recently purchased the car and they had never worked. Our Alldata printout was fuzzy, and the tech thought that RM14 was RMI4!!! Looking at t...
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