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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Left head light not working VIN: WBAEH73465
This 05 645ci is a salvage title and was brought in with a left front headlight not working. My tech did some testing and has tried a new ballast, bulb and now entire headlight assembly and still cannot get the headlight to come on. Right side seems to be work...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Ignition Crank VIN: WPOCA2981Y
Customer states that VERY intermittantly with same key supplied, engine will not crank. Key turned on all typical dash lights on as normal, key turned but no crank. Driver cycles key multiple times-no crank, moves shift lever, no crank, will rock car (thinki...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L unable to set timing VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
This unit will not time on basic settings. When this unit is running on measureing block 000 fully warmed up it shows a time value of aprox 53. When I switch it to basic settings the value jumps to over 255 and will not respond to adjustments to pump. Water,ai...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAC63531
the car was towed in with a no start there is no spark i dont have acces to much info on this car not sure if there is injector pulse or not cant get to injectors iknow that there is an rpm signal but other than that my scanner doesnt give me much data the car...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B04
hey guys this one has got us stumped, came in on the hook, the car started and ran rough, pulled into bay and shut off, hooked up the scan tool, (genysis 3.0) pulled codes, 16395,16555,17536,17978, started and ran smooth for about 5 min, then stalled will not ... Trouble codes: 16395 (spec not reached for cam retard), 16555 (short term fuel trim lean), 17536 (long term fuel trim lean), 17978 (control module locked)
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V5295X3
Checked vehicle out and cleaned IAC motor. Engine will start and run if throttle heald open. IAC readings never change on scan tool. Checked circuit out and found no power supplied (can hear relay click. Found fuse 18 engine sensors - blown. Installed circuit ... Trouble codes: AF (leak dection pump), 2D (Turbo control valve signal), 5C (canister purge valve signal), 18 (O2 sensor preheating), 1C, 8A (IAC valve)
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Pedal adj VIN: YV1CZ91195
I have Vadis but the explanation of the release of the e-brake automatic adjuster is not clear. Has anyone done it? It may be a Ford thing?
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L trans VIN: WBAGGH8347
this was a ruff one but what i found was where the battery cable goes into the cable end was bad even tho the car started OK lights worked OK nothing else i checked the cable end at the battery voltage drop was OK it was at where the cable goes to the end repl...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
All of the help tips I received were on target, but because of the customer's limitations I am unable to proceed any further. I filled the fuel tank with premium fuel and a large dose of injector cleaner because of my belief that a major part of the problem is... Trouble codes: P0108 (map high), P0101 (maf circuit), P0102 (maf low), P0104 (maf intermittent), P0110.
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L converter VIN: SAJWA73B64
Rather than disassemble this transmission the customer has requested a good used transmission, which we have provided for him. After we install the used transmission we will disect the old one and if anything is obviously wrong we will add to this post. Many t...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Lighting VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
OK, it's fixed! Turns out a shorted ballast can kill the SAM. Got the sam from the dealer (BTW, the price was wrong, $291 my cost-plug and play) swaped it out and we have light. The ballast looked looked it had been sitting on the bottom of the ocean so I'm...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L pdfd abs VIN: WPOAB2968L
Hello Iatn members,special thanks to Dick [...],we removed and reinstalled the plug wires and now the lights go out. However the first time you start it I have the lights come one after 100 yards,I shut of the ignition and restart,after that the lights (4 whe...
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1977 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Generator VIN: 1572075925
We were all right that the diodes(rectifier)in the alternator were blown from their polarity error. I didn't know what I had alt/gem/regulator. I have but limited info on these things. Since I only had a field circuit and B+, I took the old one apart and found...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain VIN: 3VWSF71K75
After telling the customer that we suspected the lower chain jumped and would not warranty the job with just upper parts replacement he decided to go into the lower also. The lower tensioner was extended twice as far as the upper so I think the lower was more ...
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