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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Clutch VIN: 4USCJ3324V
Hello...we have got a winner! We did a clutch assembly six months ago along with a clutch master and slave cylinder. We have the vehicle back here with a complaint of the clutch pedal going to the floor after driving for extended periods of time on the freeway...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8343Y
car came in dumping fuel no.3 injector and no.6 injector stay power up all the time when cranking or running...car set many code right away...p0203 p0206 injecter circuit...0443 evap purge...p0342/p0345 cam sensor circuit...p1525/p1527 idle control...p1341 mis...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFA535X3
There is 4.6 volts on the signal wire to the compressor all the time.I hooked up a scan tool and the a/c module is reconizing the a/c command on and off from the button but no compressor operation.I can not find a description of how this circuit works any wher...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Radio VIN: WBAGN63494
Hello, I have a 2004 745li in the shop with radio problems. The display comes up and shows am fm cd and cd changer but all are inop. I have an extra MOST ring and have checked all the units in the trunk, the cd changer and the ASK (single cd player) All units...
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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L Central locking
Hi there fellow techs. I have an E91 BMW which was imported into the country with only 1 key. Unfortunately the owner lost that key and ordered a genuine key from the dealer ex Germany. When the key arrived it started the car but the remote control on the key ...
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Stall VIN: SAJKY1547K
Customer complaint that vehicle stalls when it is hot outside 90 + degrees, it is not that time of year yet, I have fuel pressure and spark though I only checked volume, because I don't have a connector for it, I have injector pulse as well. From what I have g...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGB34E5P
hello I am asking for help with the vacuum line routing for this vehicle. I am including a link to my picasaweb account where you can see a series of images I am working with. =directlink I unfortun...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Ridecontrol VIN: WDBPJ75J6Y
ABC light on dash is on. Customer went to dealer first and was told to replace the ABC pump and two accumulators. We replaced the ABC pump. The car operated fine and rode level. After a few days, the car started leaning to the right. We replaced one accumulato...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G9Y
the soft top is inop light in top swith on but in scanner shows light off when activating swith nothing happen, this clk you to open the handle firt the windows go down and then you can lower top with button but now nothing no codes disconnected batt and code ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG70J81
Car lost power and had to be towed in. Fuel gauge reading 3/4 full. No fuel pressure, fuel pump current draw 1 amp. Removed fuel pump & discovered tank empty. Added 5 gallons gas, engine runs fine. During the previous repair, prior to the test drive the gauge ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 00000000
this car runs great,but i cant get rid off the ck engine light,its giving 02 sensor heater codes,and the sensors are new.they are a 4 wire sensor. 3.0volts-ground-12.4volts and the 0.4 ref signal.that light should be of,but i dont know what else to try.im usin... Trouble codes: P0141, P0155
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L navagation/radio VIN: WDBUF65J94
car was stored for a long period of time, with trickle charger on it. there was a power outage, car was found with the trickle charger fried and in need of a new batt. both installed my cust... cust complaint. when you turn ignition on the clock on the dash sp...
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2001 Other European Arnage Red L 6.75L Trunk lid strut VIN: SCBLC31E51
Hi, I have replaced two times in a row the trunk lid struts which hold and lift the trunk lid up when opened. The problem is that when it is cold, they loose pressure and won't work. When it is hot, they work great. Even with brand new ones... According to t...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED58E21
need help with this saab. customer said the car will not start on occaison.all you get are dash lights on.wait about 1/2 hour and car will start. this happens intermitant. will happen cold are hot. been here three times.can not get vehicle to fail when here.
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H9S
obd 1 no communication even after we took out the after market radio, the check engine light turns on and off and is making a clicking noise when turning the key to on position and we can't read a code; we do have a power to pin #15 on obd 2 connector but only...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C01
First time post, here we go... This Volkswagen Beetle will run great off idle, never a light or concern. Idle is when the fun begins. After bringing engine to operating temp or after a hot soak, you pull up to a stop and the idle will pick up from 840 rpm to 1... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0507 (Idle Air Control System RPM higher than expected), P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation system too lean), P1297 (Charger/throttle-valve connection pressure loss)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M51
Ran computer test found code alldata says test ldp have 12 volt and ground at connector with key on. Ohmed connector at ldp found bad reading at pins 1 and 3 was .46 k ohms replaced ldp same code returned. Found colapsed vacuum line under hood replaced cleared... Trouble codes: P1475 (Emissions control ldp ckt malfunction/signal ckt open)
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L high beams VIN: 3VWCK21C53
well v.w wizards i have this one here kicken my rump first of all low beams come on when car is started normal! you go to flash high beam indicator in dash comes on but high beams do not flash turn on headlight switch high beam indicator comes on and stays on ...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L A/C Clutch VIN: 9BWFK61J13
Customer came in for A/C inop. Assumed Fan control module but tested anyway. Found all powers and grounds ok. Checked powers and fuses at fuse panel on top of battery. All ok. Low speed fans do not come on. And the only voltage reading that is off is the 11 vo...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Passenger seat sensor VIN: 3VWSF71K86
Air bag light was on and code 2511 was present. Passenger side occupant sensor detection system. There is another bulletin from VW concerning connections at drivers side seat where the connector is cut out and spliced around. This code is for passenger side an...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L555XT1
Hi there I have stalling problum 15 seconds after starting if i unplug high pressure swith it dose not stall. I have run through all flow chats and performed all test that identifix has. The only thing i have found is that my ignition waveform gose crazy when ... Trouble codes: 534 (power section d)
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2004 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: YV1TS91ZZ0
Vehicle came in for Transmssion Problem.Hard flair on the 1-2 shift.Was going to replace trans,spoke to another shop who has experiance rebuilding them so I when that route. Got vehicle back prefect 1-2,2-3,3-4 Shift.once the vehicle is driven 20-30 min,the 1-...
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Accessories VIN: WBSDE934XY
Sorry for the delay, I am waiting for the customer to reschedule. I got a couple of different suggestions, but have not tried yet. Will update with solution at a later date. Thanks, Artie
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Phasing Of Driveshaft VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Hello, and thank you for all of your replies! It turns out that the replacement CV axle was at fault, the ball cage had just about exploded into pieces. I'm not sure if this happened before I received the axle (accident damage from salvage yard?) or if it happ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBRF64J21
Thanks to those who took time to reply, the coding needed to be performed for the rear sam. Took car to another MB shop that had SDS. After that the programing could be adjusted to old style tank units and the fuel level read correctly. The other tech advised ...
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pinion shaft
i would like to thank all who replied and offered help,the answer was quite simple in the end ,a bit of a teaser,i phoned porsche to purchase a new pin and they told me it was no longer serviced but they gave me the dementions as 16x5 i thought thats short to ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering Lock/Ignition VIN: YS3FD45Y84
Many thanks to all who responded with such great info. As you all pointed out, access to the Saab Tech 2/Candi is necessary to fixing this issue once it goes beyond the ignition module. I replaced the ignition module, only to receive exactly the same message....
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Hard Start VIN: WV2EE0704S
Hey guys, A new fuel pump fixed this beast. I recieved several replies regarding fuel pump failures and basic coil/ignition failures. Thanks, Ron
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: WVWND23B5Y
Thankyou all for your responses. Easily done with transmissin removed
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