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1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L brakes VIN: WBAEG1324P
Thanks ahead of time! We are having a hard time on this one. We replaced the brake pressure switch (high pressure) because it was leaking. We then started the vehicle and now when the brake pedal is depressed, the red brake light comes on and it feels as if we...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all,I just bought this car for cheap because of a bad transmission and upon purchase I found that trans failure at higher milage is comin on this car. So I have never rebuilt a trans and thought I would give this one a try, any advise would be much apprecia...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L wipers,door locks , trunk release, key fob, VIN: WBADT63472
hi guys, i have this bmw that after repair, the wipers, key fob, door locks,and trunk release stopped working. after the unrelated repairs,(v/c gasket,crankcase valve and tubes) the battery went weak (may have left the key on acc) and jumpstarted. it cranked t...
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73464
Had the same fault code: DME - 276D 6 months ago. The tank vent valve was replaced then and all has been well until now. The GT1 lists the possible causes as a bad valve or restricted hoses(s) to or from the valve. Both hoses were confirmed free with compresse... Trouble codes: DME (276D- Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system), 276D (Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system)
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L brake switch VIN: WBXPA934X4
intermittent brake lamp on confirmed amber colored with customer-- only code in abs module is 5e63 brake light switch permanent high-- using modis euro-- watched data to ecm and alos in trans data for brake switch pid closed and open when applied-- i'm really ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Differential VIN: WDBJF20FR9
Can someone give me the torque spec for the Pinion flange 41 mm nut, and should the nut be replaced? I'm changing the seal. Anything I should be careful of? Thanks
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBLJ65GXF
Customer states car will not shift out of 2nd gear until the car warms up and the light on the shifter illuminates. He also states the BAS/ASR light comes on. I drove the car to verify that the car will not shift. Found the p1584 code: stop lamp switch. The ot...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
need help with this mb.the headrests will not work with the button on the door.if you move the seat back forward as if you were getting in the back seat they operate fine.if you press the button to try to make them go up and down they move for a second then st...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRH33525
Transmision engages drive pretty hard as well as all other gears. Seems to hit hard and buck cant really get much info with the OTc scan tool just seems so low miles to be a tranny is this a normal problem. Fluid looks iffy but not that bad no dtc's it has ste...
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2005 Other European DB9 6.0L Mechanical VIN: SCFAD01A65
The owner says he drives this car like he stole it. Last night, accelerating hard in third gear at 90mph, the engine developed a noise. It is evident only under light acceleration at 2500 rpm and up, let off and it goes away. Higher load does not make it loude...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P74
Replaced left fuel pump 3 weeks ago for starts, runs 15 seconds & stalls (found previous post on this problem). Vehicle ran fine for 2 weeks then started stalling on the highway. She got it restarted and drove it here and we found the right fuel pump was very ... Trouble codes: P0130, P0150
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Speedometer inop VIN: WV3AB47073
This customer came to the shop first because his check engine light is on. I went out and scanned it with my Nemisys (P0501). I told him that it related to the VSS. This is by the way a Rialta, seems to be the same as a EuroVan. I asked him if the speedometer ... Trouble codes: P0501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor), 16885 (Factory code for VSS), 17832 (B1 Secondary air injection system leak), 17978 (ECM Locked), 18032 (Request for warning lamp on active), 281 (vss)
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L engine VIN: YV1RS53D21
hey, every body i been having problem with this car. it has low oil pressure when the engine is hot in idle The oil pressure spec. is 14.5 psi. actual is 5.5 psi. work that i done to the car is R/R oil pan, replace the smal and big o ring, clean the pick up tu...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B92
This car has been a nightmare but it is finally fixed. After slightly, and I mean slightly adjusting both intake cams, having the dealer reflash the PCM, and replacing all four cam position sensors, this car is fixed. There was a TSB for the PCM reflash rela... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected).
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Driver's Airbag VIN: WBABS33472
After receiving very helpful replies, we removed the driver's airbag and re-tested all the wiring in the column (which was all okay), we swapped in another airbag and light still remained on after clearing, we then swapped the clock-spring and light went out. ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L speaker VIN: SAJEA53D72
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP , THE VEHICLE NEEDED THE RADIO REPLACED WHICH HAS THE AMP BUILT IN TO THE UNIT. .
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Transmission VIN: SAJEA51C54
Seems that changing the awd fluid took care of the problem customer hasn't returned and canceled his appointment for more diag said all was good. No news is good news thanks
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine timing VIN: WDBUF87X27
It may be awhile before the car comes back for repairs, if it does I will update this request. One reply mentioned that balance shaft sprocket issues have occured outside the serial number range of the DTB. Most agreed that unless codes 1200 and 1208 occur tog...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Tiptronic VIN: WP1AB29P94
Thanks for the two replies we got on this post...one of the replies gave us a hint but wasn't too clear as to the fix. It turns out that the upper shift gate electronic panel has two very tiny magnets that mount inside and move with the shifter that passes und...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Converter, VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
I want to thank the great people who offered help on this. I serviced tranny and replaced the solenoids for the torque converter to no avail. custumer decided to go with a new tranny from VW because the salvage yards wanted over 2 G'S for a used part. We paid ...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L transmission VIN: 9BWGP61J12
Thanks for all the help,Replaced TCM car is working fine,Seems to be a plug and play system,no coding needed self learn system.Same part # on used tcm works fine.Thanks for all the help.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
I got some very good responses however I was limited on the amount of diagnostics I could do. Alldata provided little wiring help. We tried the mass air flow per the local volve specalist(indepedent). Still no luck, finally sent it to volvo specialist. They ha... Trouble codes: P0133 (Bank 1 sensor 1 slow response obd-code), 28 (volvo code).
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