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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Igintion VIN: WBABK6329S
I apologize in advance for the long post but this one is killing us and we can not thank of anything else to check. This car was towed in for no start. We checked it over and could not find a good reason for it not to start. We disconnected the battery and tou...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D43
I need help with this one If I had hair i would be pulling it out. This car came in on a hook no start no crank found a bad battery replaced battery and car would crank but not start. The car has also been sitting for 5 months. Check fuel pressure 0 psi. I am ...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22262
Hello all,i need some help with a 02 Freelander.The car will not start.It does not have injector pulse.Vehicle is a acar lot car.They tried a ecm and cam sensor from another Freelander and it didn't make any difference.I'm not sure if the ecm's can be swapped ... Trouble codes: P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB1400761
Hello we need some help with this one it is a CL 600 imported from Finland and was a 1997 production year but in US they starded selling them in 1998 any way it had two codes for two front O2s slow response we checked the codes with snap on modis it only showe... Trouble codes: P0133 (Right O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (Left O2 Sensor slow response)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L rotors VIN: WDBTK72F87
hi there!my first Q... customer complains -wo-wo loud noise beetwin 25-40 km/h then its gone. tires pirelli 225 45 r17 94H . kleen rust under rotors -noise still the same.pads are 3 weeks old
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Door Locks VIN: WP0CB2962L
Car came in for an oil change. Tech unlocked driver door and the lock cyl. Came out with the key. Replaced the door handle with lock cyl. Also replaced the micro switch for the locking system. After replacement the locks would not work corectly. From driver do...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
have a super clean 993, with a knocking noise when turning left, only noticeable at low speed,,mainly under 25 mph. had a very worn rack & pinion I replaced and noise turning left & right is gone, but still has a small amount of noise. struts are new, tie rod ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
VW techs, got any ideas? I have this beetle that over heats intermittantly. The customer came in about 3 weeks ago complaning her car overheated. I checked it out and the cooling fan was inop because the cooling fan motor was locked up. Replaced the fan with a...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Head Gasket VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
timeing belt broke and bent all valves, removed head and tock to machine shop to have valves replaced and head checked. installed head and had oil leak at left rear of head gasket. replaced head gasket again and oil leak still there, checked with die in oil an...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no shift VIN: 3VWST81K96
Good morning VW techs.I am having problems with this vw.It was previously diagnosed as a blown transmission.As the customer would not spring for a new one he towed it here.I found a used unit but I am leary to sell it.The transmission in the car is a code HQN....
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2000 Volvo C70 2.4L vehicle speed sensor VIN: YV1NC53D2Y
Customer complained that after stopping at a stop light, she pressed the accelerator pedal and the engine revved as if in neutral, then caught. Noticed check engine light was on afterwards. I scanned codes, found instrument cluster, ecm, tcm all indicate VSS s...
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2004 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Stability Control VIN: YV1TS91ZZ0
Vehicle came in for bad shift from 1 to 2. I don't do any rebuilding here ,so I sent to a shop I do trust to do the job. I just got vehicle back,other than not being a great shift and it will go back to him Monday,I have stability info displayed.Not there when...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUED24B9Y
WOW - this was a painful one! Mark (Jake) from California hit the nail on the head: the oil temp sender is part of the level sender that mounts into the body of the pan. To be sure what we did was get a new sensor, plugged it into the car, datastream the si...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X2
Thanks for the replies, For those of you that suggested the oil, as I stated in my description, the customer always used the recommended oil at the correct intervals. The problem turnd out to be the actual vanos unit itself like the dealer had suggested. I end... Trouble codes: P0013 (Camshaft Actuator B Bamk 1 Malf), P0014 (Bank 1 Timin Over Advance).
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Door Mirrors VIN: WBAEP33405
FIRST OFF THANK YOU RANDY AND BRIAN FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOU BUSY SCHEDULES TO OFFER HELP,OK SO NOW TO MY CASE ORIGINALLY THE WIRE DIAGRAMS IN MITCHELL FOR MIRROR MOTORS WAS NOT CORRECT, WHEN I READ RANDY'S POST ABOUT MEMORY MODULE I LOOKED UP THE SHEMATIC F...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBFA67E1R
I am in the process of getting a scanner to read the fault codes, I did check the window switches, and power and grounds. Hopefully with a scanner i will be able to pinpoint this concern. thanks for all who replied
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0CA29832
The customer declined any further diagnosis and has opted to take it to the dealer. I do believe it is jumped timing because of the right side cam position sensor. The compression didn't improve with the addition of oil. Thanks everyone for there help. Jim Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0343 (Bank one cam position sensor signal high pending).
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2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L oil leak VIN: WP1AC29P04
I called local dealer and found out that oil separator has issues on v8 models, it will push oil into intake boot, also they had the part in stock and that often indicates high failure.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
vehicle fixed !!! Patrick you were dead right,we replaced the evap canister.customer drove the vehicle for over a week now with no problems at all.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29501
Thanks for the replies...it was the 1/4 ignition coil. Trouble codes: P0301, P0304.
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1RH58D22
Thank you to all who responded . First let me explain that the battery was not disconnected on this vehicle it went dead while doing an alignment. After exhausting all other options we took it to the dealer. The tech tried to do a throttle relearn and it still... Trouble codes: ECM91.
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