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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABF3322R
Customer stated Vehicle had problems Idling the first 10 seconds when started cold, after 10 seconds vehicle ran good. It's a no start condition now. Got spark, Got fuel,compression is good across all cylinders, Checked fuel pressure and got 54psi which is wit...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L dash pad VIN: WBAGJ8323T
trying to access blower motor have removed all visable screws from cash pad. it still seems tough to remove. is there a special way to get dash pad loose or slide out seems to be stuck at winshield. also alldata sais to remove passenger air bag seems not to be...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
Hi all, This Bimmer had a plugged drain in the top stow compartment, and filled the back seat area w/ water. It was a bit cold here in the SF bay area, possibly affecting operation, but the second time I attempted to raise the top, it bogged down, similar to ...
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBANA535X4
i have 2004 bmw 525i came in with active steering light on , use autologic scan have a code CE97 (MESSAGE) SUMMATION STEERING ANGLE ID=OC3 i did replace steering angle sensor, coding , progam it doesnt help ... light still on it is hard code can't be clear .. ...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L radio VIN: SAJEA71C54
hello and thanks,trying to replace light for radio,never done this on jag,any help or advise before we get started. any special tools needed.thanks M.D.S.
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eka acess code VIN: SALP16401A
Car was towed in and we need to locate the EKA (Emg Access code) and can't find out where it is or if there is anything that needs to be done to find it. Land Rover will not help locate or tell us how to use it. The car has been sitting for about a year Any h...
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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L Remainder Light VIN: ZAMCE39A36
I have this car comming in and I need to know how to reset the service light.
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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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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJF82J3Y
car stalls cold when put in gear. will idle ok untill put into gear and it stalls. after warms up a few minutes no problem untill car sets and gets cold.starts right back up with no problem. has no codes logged. checked for vacuum leaks and found 1 leak at int...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56FX6
Have this car from another shop. Customer hit pothole, car started running bad. he took to shop, had a hole in block. After installation of used motor, had check engine and SRS lights on. can not communicate with any module. checked fuses, disconnected battery...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no power to the starter motor VIN: 3VWRC29M5X
vehiculo can to the shop ,costomer shut off vehiculo then after i, intent to start vehiculo batery was low . after charge the batery vehiculo wont crank .check power fron ignition switch to the starter safety relay and interlock relay , ok. no power coming out...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRA71K98
This car has a p2015 -intake manifold runner position switch circuit range. At the left side of intake manifold at the diaphragm connecting point the lever came out of the manifold as if the fastener inside the manifold came apart. There is a vacuum leak at th...
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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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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACD4329W
Well after checking it over again, taking out the thermostat to see if it was put in backwords and checking the impellar of the water pump i have deemed the headgasket the issue. Will now need to remove the head and inspect. Thanks for all the help and suggest...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8331X
THANK YOU GUYS, AFTER ALL I WAS NOT CONVINCED TO PULL THE TRANSMISSION, BUT WE DID AND YES, THE FLYWHEEL WAS OFF THAKS GUYS FOR YOUR REPLY, THAT HELP ME TO TAKE A FIRM DECISION. THANKS. Trouble codes: 34 (camshaft position actuator bank 1), 33 (camshaft position actuator bank 2).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out VIN: WBADM6348Y
Installed a new VANOS unit from the dealer this morning. Runs pretty much the same, except without the instances of poor running. Customer is happy, we won him from another shop over fixing this. Extra thanks to Jerry (again) for identifying the problem so ... Trouble codes: 68/P0, 222/P, 146 (Trans code - CAN torque interface), 148 (Trans code - CAN engine temperature).
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63462
Vehicle seems to run better with no check engine light & Vanos responding as designed after oil change with 0-30 oil.Customer did her homework and knows about the problems with the Vanos unit.I will be getting the vehicle back in next couple of weeks to reseal... Trouble codes: 104 (Camshaft B Over Advanced or System Performance).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cuts out, restricted performan VIN: SAJKX6048X
Thank you all for the good information on the timing chain tensioners, RP, and knock sensors. Particularly the posts by Bob and Francis hit the nail on the head. I replaced the knock sensor and viola, no more problems. The restricted performance error seems to...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Differential VIN: WDBJF20FR9
Thanks for all the replies. I went with marking the nut to the output flange to the pinion, and carefully tighten to the same position. The pinion shaft had no play in it. Thanks again! Chuck
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Door Latch VIN: WMWRE33576
After removing the glass I had a pretty good view down into the door and saw a plastic cam that blocks the movement that normally releases the latch when in the lock position. I pushed this cam down with a long screwdriver and then was able to open the door. I...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB49S25
It was suggested a current probe is the best tool for job and I agree. I did install a new ignition switch to cure an intermittant draw on fuse 2 after I found the cause of the (fixed draw) on fuse 9. Fuse 9 powers up the BCM, I had a current draw of 250ma. TH...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ558DX
Axle was running out . Upon inspection we discovered end bolt missing. Toner wheel was barely reaching sensor. Thanks
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D62
Thank you Anders for your help. I figured out what Mitchell was trying to say after I read your reply. For the rest of you, I was really not worried about the 0030 code. I just threw that in the mix. I pulled up the LH seat, found the 2nd cover. Opened, pulled...
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