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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Drive and reverse VIN: WBACB4329R
This car won't move under it's own power either forward or reverse. Auto or manual mode makes no difference. On occasion it will move 20 or 30 feet in reverse if it's stone cold. Vetronix KTS 650 will not communicate with trans controler. Car will not move wit...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake warning Light VIN: WBAFB33501
This X5 has an intermittent Red brake warning light on in the instrument panel. Before you ask, Yes, I used new BMW sensors when I replaced the brakes. I do have a code BE for electronic brake balance in the IKE. Last week, I was able to clear the code using m...
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2001 Other European ARNAGE 6.75L Electronic VIN: SCBLC31E31
Transmission still shudders at times, but not like before the transmission was rebuilt and the clutches were warped and shot but something must have wore the trans. out prematurely we are reading live data and see voltage going from 12 volts to 8 volts and hav...
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2004 Rolls Royce Phantom (Car) 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCA1S68404
Hi to evryone, I hope somebody is able to help with a Rolls Royce. Car came in with "check eng." light on, no running problem with engine, i was able to read Code # P3253. I checked Alldata, Mitchell and every other book that i have No help. I called the Rolls...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L p0171 VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Vehicle originally came in in need of numerous service items and with a 'Check Engine' light on and numerous codes related to the need for a number of the items below being replaced. It appears this vehicle had not received regular maintenance, except for regu... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean VAG Code16555)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M11
Customer states the car cuts out while driving, after a short while(10min) he is able to restart the car. The Dealer checked out the car and retrieved various sporadic fault codes related to the throttle body (see below). The Dealer also suggested that p/s flu... Trouble codes: 17976 (Throttle body unit), 17579 (Throttle actuator), 17965 (Boost pressure), 17705 (Turbo system), 16497 (Intake air temperature sensor)
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW61J0Y
car came in with no start checked fuel press. fuel pump runs when ign is turned on but only for 2 to 3 seconds. then stops. you have to wait for about 5 min before you can turn ign on and get pump to run again. THANKS FOR ALL WHO APPLY.
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L cluster VIN: WBAEV53463
we did the battery reset and got the car to restart, however the dash and p/s job went back to the used car dealer they got the car from. thanks for all the help...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F1T
ALL THREE REPLIES POINTED TO ANTI THEFT SYSTEM. I TRACED OUT RCL WIRING,RETESTED DOOR LOCK AND TRUNK LOCK ALONG WITH KEY FOB. IT IS GETTING SIGNAL FROM DOOR AND TRUNK ALSO KEY FOB, BUT IT IS NOT RECOGNIZING LOCK CYL. I EXPLAINED TO CUST PROBLEM AND THEY WANTED... Trouble codes: P1520 (p1630-), P1630 (p1220-), P1220 (p1223-), P1223 (p1614-), P1614.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L lifters VIN: 4JGAB72E91
replies ranged from changing the whole rocker assembly and cams to the possiblity of the shims behind the lifters being put in backwards. we were about to start pulling it down again when the customer decided to trade for a new toyota. one post said to run the...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81HOV
I receive some good advice in regard to which ECU circuits to test. All the signals going into the ECU, and the grounds were good, but the ECU did not command the AIR pump or solenoid no matter what. My Snap-On Modus has the ability to command the AIR circuit ... Trouble codes: P0411.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Many thanks to who responded, owner declined to spend anymore money. Note vehicle was purchased from an AUCTION, it was a lost cause to begin with, you know what ususally comes from those places... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cly2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl4 Misfire).
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