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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET374X3
Took over two months for code to return with no drivabilty concerns. Engine idles almost to smoothly. Searched IATN and all data with no results. Unable to find a meaning for a DTC with a letter in the last didg. Smoke tested intake with no leaks found. No cha... Trouble codes: P111F (Manif. Control fuel air metering......... Crankshaft rationalty)
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNY5840K
We have a 1989 Jaguar XJS that came in after being parked for a long period of time. Came in on the hook, NO START. found no engine speed signal present at the digital ignition module (later model ignition system). I replaced the engine speed sensor and still ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA51E7M
Hi there Benz or better yet CIS gurus. I have this really nice 300ce it has an issue where it will start and die. on second start it usually starts right up. It may run a little rough for a second but, it will start. Compounding this issue is a bad hesitation ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L power locks VIN: 4JGAB75E84
THE POWER LOCKS HAVE A PROBLEM. WE JUST REPLACED THE DRIVERS DOOR LATCH ASSY.WE SYNCRONIZED THE KEY. WITH ALL THE DOORS SHUT AND MANUALLY LOCKING ALL THE DOORS. PRESS THE LOCK BUTTON ON THE REMOTE. WAIT A FEW SECONDS AND THEN PUSH THE UNLOCK BUTTON.ONLY THE DR...
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1997 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3DF75NXV
Vehicle is from Washington state customer replaced fuel pump 1 month ago vehicle drives rough cuts out and has heavy hesitation. Runs ok between idle and 1500 Rpm Trouble codes: P0106 (manafold absolute pressure/barametric sensor performance), P0300 (multipule mi9ssfire)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3VWSP69M83
replacing clutch cannot remove trans. right axle flange hits flywheel alldata says tilt trans.work around flywheel/subframe have not had any success can axle flange be removed /do not find any spot in flywheel to allow flange to pass
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Hi Techs I nearly alsways find the info to fix my problems but this time I need some help. Found alot of info on this but still haven't nailed it down yet. This is what I have . Car came in with mill light and noisy start up ,but then quite down and runs fine.... Trouble codes: P0011
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LS5675W
I am looking for the timing marks for this vehicle. The picture in shop key 5 is not the same as the engine I have. This engine does not have Variable valve timing. I have looked on the internet and have found the same picture thats in shop key 5. Any help or ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B31
thanks for all the help. used engine had bad valves
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L noisey VIN: WAULC68E44
Well this is not really a success story. I was not able to come up with a reasonable explanation to why this thing makes noise only when cranking. The customer decided to take it to an audi dealer to see if maybe they could come up with something better. Thank...
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1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Trans oil temp VIN: SAJPX1848W
After installing the circuit board, the transmission performed well for 300 miles, but then developed a much milder version of the behavior noted in the original help post. I drove the car with my scanner attached and noted that when the script indicating tr...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070241201
Thanks to those who responded. As everyone suggested, what I was looking at was a plug that had to be screwed out, or in our case, drilled out. Once the plug was out, a gentle twist of a 3mm allen wrench got the mixture, well, better. Also a very scary noise ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
received several posts telling me of ignition switch problems, may posts telling me did not have anti-theft issue, and several which didn't even read the post but offered something. I pulled the dash closeouts and wiggled the wires on back of switch and it st...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L wipers and seats VIN: WDB1290672
Closing this without a fix at the moment,still working on it ,thanks to all who gave me ideas andas suggested have checked all grounds(which are behind instrument cluster) and the feed voltages check out and have cleaned all the fuses .Sometimes everything wor...
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, NO CODES VIN: 3VWAA81E8V
CONTINUED CHECKING AND FINALLY RESORTED TO SOME OLD SCHOOL STUFF, IF I HOLD ENGINE AT FASTER IDLE DOES NOT STALL, BUT RUNS ROUGH AND GETS WORST AS IT RUNS LONGER, I HOOKED UP A TIMING LIGHT AND WATCHED TIMING AT FLYWHEEL AS CAR STARTED TO ACT UP, TIMING WAS M...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L insterment cluster VIN: 3VWDC21C81
Many of you said that the insterment cluster contained the ant-theft module or something like it. Also some said that the cluster would have to go to the dealer to be reprogrammed along with all keys. The nearest dealer to us is over 150 miles. Owner decided...
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