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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAV33491
this car came to us with a no start isue, a scrap yard DME and a fuel fouled cylinders. we removed the plugs, oiled the cylinders for 24 hours.we put tye OEM DME back in, new plugs checked the fuel system and changed the fuel fouled oil. At this point we had n... Trouble codes: 209 (ews)
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L airbag VIN: WBABN33461
before replacing the control module i had 5 codes. after replacing i have 10 codes. does the control module need to be flashed after replacing? any help is greatly appreciated.
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45A4E
This Benz is what I refer to as a resurrection, it sat for a long time and I could write a book on what we have been through thus far. We did not throw parts at it, all parts were replaced due to failing tests. I now have a very rough running vehicle, especial...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compreesor VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I have a E320 that has no compressor engagement. I have pulled codes from a/c controller 227 outside air temp 231 coolant temp no info supplied by Mitchell. I did a sensor value test and both sensor values read "E". Wire diagrams do not show sensor connector p...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L check engine,srs, abs, esp, srs bas VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING THIS GUYS.. THIS ONE IS REALLY BEATING ME UP. IT CAME TO ME WITH CHECK ENGINE, SRS, ABS, BAS ESP MALFUNCTION LAMP ON.I HOOKED MY MODIS AND GOT DOZENS OF CODE FOR EACH SYSTEM. LIGHTS WOULD COME ON INTERMITTENT EACH TIME I STARTED T...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L altenator VIN: WDBUF26J15
cust brought for regular service and said battery light was on in display.pulled codes and got the above listed ones.4 are for the altenator and one is for glow plug control.the car is charging 14.0 volts at the battery in the rear of the car which is new.the ...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2991X
Hello Porsche Techs! Customer brought this vehicle after storing it for about 6 months. We changed oil and started it up with no problem. Everything was fine until engine warmed-up - there is a ticking noise like bad lifter coming from right head area. Freque...
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2004 Rover Range 268.4CID MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF11474
Looking for help for code p1173. Alldata does not show this code. What is the code and what might cause it? Truck runs fine with no problems. Thank for help. Trouble codes: 1173 (unknow)
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF5829Y
Attention all Saab Techs: Have a crank no start condition on this Saab 9-5 has no spark or injector pulse. Fuel pressure is within spec and the crank sensor is producing an ac voltage pulse. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Had a body shop ask if we would install a used engine, car had hit something in road and busted oil pan. Engine was locked up, could not run. Replaced engine had a bad surge at idle, changed t-body with sensor from old engine runs great. Check engine light is ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L intruments VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
hello, this vw has an oil pressure, stop enging warning message comes on once engine is warm and wont come on until 1600 rpm, at 1400 all is well. i check the oil pan for sludge but its fairly clean, i removed the oil thermal sensor on the pan to check this. i...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 2-1 downshift VIN: WVWBH23B21
Hey guys, we did this as a favor for one of our good customers. We don't usually get into transmission work but did this one. The customer gave us a good transmission to install and we installed it in the car. The transmission seems to work good sometimes and ...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L serp belt tensioner VIN: WAUVT64B63
I was able to replace the tensioner after learnig what "Service mode" is on this car, and using that procedure. Not a bad job after pulling the front end out. Thanks to all for the help and encouragement. This iatn is a great source and tool. Deck
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WA1YDA64B6
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. I WAS ABLE TO PUT VEHICLE INTO JACK MODE BY FOLLOWING MANY OF YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. THEN I WENT AROUND VEHICLE WITH SOAPY WATER AND FOUND A LEAK AT THE VALVE BLOCK WHERE ALL LINES CONNECT. WE ESTIMATED REPAIR BUT CUSTOMER SAID HE WOULD...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Axle VIN: WBABJ6320S
Thanks for the tips. I thought that they were just stuck but wanted to make sure. As a few of you said lots of penetrant and BFH and heat seemed to do the trick.
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant temp gauge VIN: WBAGG834X1
EVERY ONE WAS RIGHT WE RESET THE CLUSTER BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY AND GAUGE WORKS NORMALY NOW. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
Further testing revealed fuel pressure was falling below spec at times. Vehicle had original fuel filter and pump. Replaced clogged filter and damaged pump. So far no additional problems. Thanks to all that responded. Trouble codes: 23824, 227 (o2), 228 (o2).
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1975 Jaguar XJ12 L 5.3L no injection signal VIN: UG2R553710
Thanks for all of the time -- this is a learning experience for me--I enjoy it. It appears that Jaguar, not being able to bring out the V12 with injectors first put on carburetors. This system had the multi-magnet disc which tripped the ignition. When they fin...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L chime VIN: SAJHY174XN
Got good info from Terrence + Bob. I had previously disconnected battery overnite without success- then I went on vacation for two weeks and left battery disconnected. Got home, hooked up battery and presto- everything works. So we're running fine now but at t...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALAE25466
After much head scratching this car is fixed. Paul from Va was right on. Even though the local dealer said there were no updates to the transmission software for this problem, installing the latest software did stop this one from going into neutral at stops. ...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Safety VIN: SALSH23467
check all the tire pressures and set to the spec's on the door frame and drive the car for a few miles or km's for the tpms .First time we failed to initiated the car.But the second time the drive ran at 40km/h for some time and solved the problem. Sorry for t...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS56D7X
I got close,but want to cut my loss,the used throttle body came close to doing it,but think that one needs to have soft wear update,plus there's a relay beside the ecm main relay that's air pump,it was cracked,and when I ply with it the engine would smooth out...
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