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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADD6327V
The ASC warning circle with an arrow in the center of the cluster display panel illuminates after 10-15 min of driving. We tried a throttle potentiometer and a brake light switch. The codes we are getting from the Programa tool and the Gt1 do not match exact...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8331X
car came to the shop with an oil leak, we replace the rear main seal and the valve cover gasket and spark plugs, after finish we start the car and the idle acted funny and we replace the pcv valve because it was sucking air from the crankcase by the oil dipsti... Trouble codes: 34 (camshaft position actuator bank 1), 33 (camshaft position actuator bank 2)
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63453
Good morning to all . we are looking for the descriptions and suggestions to correct of these codes ( 272A , 272B , 27AO). codes are retrieved by using Modis . no infos available to us about this. any help would be greatly appreciated . thanks and have a nice ...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L battery drain VIN: WBADS43493
i saw releated fix data but have other issues current draw will only stop if fuses 4, 12, 24 are removed Ihave removed door module connectors radio final stage blower resistor no change. with fuse four installed shift light does flicker but not sure what else ...
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L shifting VIN: SAJPX1140S
I am doing this for a friend that brings his Ford and Lincoln vehicles here at this Ford dealership. He asked me about the Jag and I told him I could get him a little input regarding his problem which is: Trans light is on and trans only has second gear. Are ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic VIN: WDBE123456
No output from pin five on 16 pin near battery, or i should say just a solid light, will not communicate with the baum. I have been researching this problem all week. I have found that this condition should be a hydaulic pressure issue. I broke the axle and dr...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L drivetrain VIN: WDBJF82F6W
Good day.This 4-matic suffers from a pretty severe rumbling noise/vibration when applying brakes from about 20mph and up.Sound for all the world like tire noise but tires look okay and we have in fact tried four tires from another E-class with no change.We hav...
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Speedometer, ABS VIN: YS3DF55K9Y
Need help! Sometimes everything functions properly. Suddenly while driving the speedometer drops to zero, the ABS light goes on and the traction light goes on. Driving the vehicle (5 spd trans) with Mentor on live data the vehicle speed also reads 0. I suspect...
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1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wolfsburg Edition 2.2L shifter VIN: WVWGB033EE
Hello Techs: We are helping a client out and normally don't work on these cars. We have been looking for a front shifter plate assembly which has bushings and haven't been able to find one, part # [...] The bushings have all gone bad and this is stopping ...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
Hello all, I just asked for help on this car and got one part fixed but its still out to lunch. I just cant get this car sorted out after weeks. This is the whole story. Car came in with broken camshaft tensioner on bank 1 (right side). Customer said he had a ...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L abs module VIN: WVWCE63B95
Hi, I have a 2005 VW Passat TDI that was brought to me by a customer. His complaint is that at 59.5 MPH the stability light flashes and the car decelarates. He says that sometimes it feels like a slight drag on the engine but other times it is very pronounced ...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA875XL
vehicle will rev to 1500 rpms and surge like it is hitting the rev limiter.it will do this hot or cold driving or free reving. other posts indicate ecm issues. one in particular with the same issue loosing power to the injectors. i have tested injector voltage...
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AS8811N
Car came in on tow truck, went to check found fuse #7 blown,installed new fuse now car runs but fuse gets extremly hot.. I have 180mv voltage drop test from battery positive to positive on number 7 fuse. Has anyone seen problem like this? I drove the car for a...
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1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L No Start VIN: Y1VLV62DXX
hi gentelmen it seem that every car i have touch lately is kicking my ass. i got this volve v7o that wont star unless you spray carb cleanner down the intake, it got spark. got injector pulse, I removed the injectors & verefied injector pattern & flow all ok. ...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L coolant VIN: YV1TS94D11
Car was brought in first with low coolant not overheating. Topped it up, checked for leaks for 10 min. and found none. Next week, overheated and low coolant light came on. Found small leak in bleed hose from the top of the radiator, repaired hose, left it over...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D62
This wagon comes in with P0030 code. As trying to confirm O2 heater is bad, we find battery is bad. Bat was replaced with new. While trying to start, car dies and we find no fuel PSI. We decide to pull fuel pump to bench test, but finding very hard to remove p...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3356Y
the fix was the mass air flow meter.thanks to all that replied to my post.thanks again!
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12401
Thanks for everyones help. The flex plate was broken all the way around. The actual flywheel was fine. Landrover uses a very thin flex plate to connect the torque convertor to the flywheel. In my opinion the flex plate is way to thin for a V8 engine but?? lot ...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPM16492
Multiple Problems on this one. Tune - Up took care of the miss and a crank sensor took care of the occational no start Trouble codes: P1300 (Dealer Specific), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1Y12293293
cycled steering wheel did not clea SAS sodes so nervously installed new SAS $800.00 cycled steering wheel and all codes gone. as for rear ride height adjusted ride height sensor and all is well thankyou for great info.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start
I do appreciate all of you who took the time to offer help for me. The rcl live data indicated a fault with key, yet it did recognise it. was kinda unusual. we tried another key supplied by customer and it was same problem. as some of you suggested all fuses i... Trouble codes: P1570.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBLJ65GXF
Thank you all for your input. The NEW grommet came in and the Trans shift selector switch, and they were installed successfully. The reverse lights work and the car is shifting properly. Hope the car stays shifting nicely, otherwise we will look into the condu...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L SRS(airbag) VIN: WPOCA299XT
FIXED...thanks for all the help. I disconnected the battery cables overnight and tied together. Then the next morning reconnected and started the car. Still no comm under "993" in the Durametric software. BUT...under the "964"( which is an earlier Porsche 911)...
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1988 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, loss of power VIN: YS3AT75L8J
This may take a while to fix, I have owner trying to find an Equipped tech on the island to look at this. I sent him a new TPS because I new that was bad and a used AMM and ECU. They did not change the problem. If this gets resolved I will post a fix, somehow....
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L sometiomes hard star VIN: WVWRH3BB47
reclean the tbi and replace coolant sensor, also replace injectors , no more miss fire codes and starts great Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K86
Man what a JackA-- I am... Thanks for your help... Everyone had good Ideas about what was going on... Eugene from West Virginia was close... the tubing from the inter cool had blown off. I was so side tracked with the mass Air flow Sensor code, and how ... Trouble codes: 00257 (massair flow sensor G70 P0101), 04759 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve p1297), 00665 (Boost pressure regulation control range not reach p0299), 04688 (fuel level too low P1250).
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H63
On this vehicle it turned out that while programming the ECM's got hot. When they reach a certain temperature they have a fan in the ECU cooling box under the hood. This fan rarely comes on and therefore it seizes. The fan in this case was commanded to come on... Trouble codes: ECM95, ECM95.
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