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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ034XY
hi this is my first time posting for help i have a bmw 750il that came to me from a nother shop in town this car is a no start but it does crank it has no injector pulse no fuel press.if i jump the fuel pump normal press this car has no spark the thig that get... Trouble codes: 147 (can throttle position), 90 (intermittent system down), 59 (can open circuit to dme1), 108 (supply voltage continuos), 39 (ews manipulation check), 53 (pedal travel sensor 3 assignment)
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73484
hi everyone, i am working on a 2004 bmw x3 with a driveability issue. it came in with no mil light on. scanned and had a p2227 code. the desciption is only air mass flow. when starting the car it surges really bad, to the point of dying out, and being unable t...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L communication VIN: WBAFB51005
Very clean one owner car. It is not possible to communicate to EGS. I have both X431 scanner and pc based Bavaria software. Both with same results. Actual transmission problem is a intermmitent shock. Trans works ok but sometimes, usually after trafic light...
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2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self-leveling 2 axle suspension system VIN: 5UXFA93586
No obvious sign of fault identified yet. Previous attempts to repair have resulted in same fault returning, new components include, compressor assembly, relay for compressor, accumulator pressure sensor, and several ride height sensors. All previous visits tem...
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: SAJWA51CX5
I have really got my head up against a wall with this one. I am working on a 2005 Jaguar X-type with a 3.0l. The customer brought this car in last week monday and stated that he has been to the Jag dealer. His complaint is that when you step on the gas pedal t... Trouble codes: P0442 (p0456-), P0456 (p1000-), P1000 (testing and results)
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
im not getting a ground signal from the ecm for the main relay is this a common problem with this vehicle and when this happens my cooling fan willnot shut off (like bad ecm) Trouble codes: P0560 (p1536-), P1536 (p0340-), P0340 (p1884-), P1884 (p1668-), P1668 (p0134-), P0134
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C200K 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WDC2030452
Hi! This vehicle loosing power once in a while, when it goes it goes ok, but when it doesnt feels like supercharger doesnt work. Customer has been i few other shops and they couldnt figure it out. Does anyone has any idea where to start? How to test that senso... Trouble codes: P2039 (M16/7 Recirculating air flap actuator/INJECTION AIR PRESSURE SENSOR)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E14
Air pump not working, because it is not getting power. Jump power to air pump and it works. Check fuses, fuse o.k. check relay, relay o.k. Alldata has no vehicle wiring diagrams for the secondary air injection pump system, or any other relevent test proceedure... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDNG71X57
Every second test drive will set secondary air code, set flap code only once after origionally clearing and test driving 10 times or more. when running SAS test both air fuel sensors go from 1.00 to about 1.250 and they read the same. It passes with flying col... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction secondary air right bank), 0522 (Diagnosis of tumble flap intake manifold open circuit of snsor lines/ tumble shaft sticks innonactuated position)
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Pad sensor VIN: WMWRC33443
I've just replaced all the pads and rotors (front and rear) and installed new pad sensors. The pad wear indicator light is still on. Is there a specific way to turn the light off or is it supposed to go off on its own? This is my first pad wear indicator light...
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2003 Other European Vanquish S 6.0L Electronic VIN: SCFAC2331B
Need some direction on PO805 hard code clutch position sensor I believe that the sensor is OK not sure if this is common issue and not to rule out TCM as a possibilities and location of TCM so i can check the continuity of the wiring. I did do a relearn for cl...
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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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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48E1X
car came to me he said that the oil light came on and smokes when i drove it it smokes allot do not feel the turbo working at idle it smokes a little but rev it up you cant even see behind you no engine light runs OK do you think that the turbo is bad and lett...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FH49Y14
Came in for noise while running, road test revealed vibration when reved up and more pronounced when in gear. Replace sagging and torn right front mount. Vibration is better while sitting in car but but still there. Apears to be louder around water pump area b...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGS61J61
I put a MAF on this for a code p0171. The MAF was under reporting, would show about 2 grams/sec at idle and only about 50 grams/sec WOT in 2nd gear driving at 40 mph. Replaced MAF and readigns were alot better 3.25 grams/second at idle and over [...]/second... Trouble codes: P0103, P0171 (Lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L backfire VIN: 9BWBT21J71
I have a very intermittent problem on this VW. Once every 6 months or so, while you are starting the car, it will backfire through the intake and explode the air cleaner housing. There are no codes, no driveability problems, no TSBs, and no apparent pattern. T...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: WVWUK63BX2
Hey Gang, This is actually a continuation of a previous "FIX". We were fighting a broken flex plate (twice) problem which was resolved with the last post. The car came back with a leaking converter seal. The problem this time was the converter bushing had sei...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5541T
Car came in with a code po430 front o2 sensor no signal. replaced sensor, car is running very rich. The Ecm is seeing .2v o2 sensor voltage. However when back probed the sensor is at .9v. It looks like the sensor is grounded through the pcm. There dosent seem ... Trouble codes: P0430
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABF3322R
Did a resistance test on both temp sensors, one was reading 25kohms, swapped connectors between the sensors and the vehicle started. Bad coolant temp sensor. Thank you everybody for your input.
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L dash pad VIN: WBAGJ8323T
THANX TO BRADLEY FROM MISSOURI AND EDWARD FROM PENN, EDWARD WAS CORRECT ABOUT REMOVING CRASH PAD. IT WAS JUST STIFF ALSO THERE WERE FOAM BLOCKS UNDER PAD MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE. ALLDATA WAS VERY GOOD WITH INFO ON REMOVAL. BLOWER MOTOR WAS EASY TO D...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WBADM6339X
Thanks guys for your quick responses. I sent it to the dealer with the new module for coding, all is well. With Chinese tools one can never tell what's true and what's not! Helps to have some real input! Thanks again, Alex
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C02
I have till 12:00 tonight to type out my fix for this post or else it will close. I have a used fuel pump($75)and module($35) coming tomorrow. This past month has been I learning experience on my car. I think I started out wrong right from the start.I read all...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L shift VIN: 3VWTG29M61
Replaced the TCM with used unit. All is well. What started off as dead battery turned into many blown fuses including 150amp alt.fuse and a fried TCM. We believe AAA crossed the jumper cables. TCM installed with out a hitch.
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