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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L transmission VIN: WBACD4322W
Related dtc's in ecu are 245,246,233,234,30,240,12,217,35, and 79. Any help would be most appreciated. Alldata doesnt have much on diagnostic path. Thanks for any help.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADM6349Y
Car came in smoking, would not idle, cylinder 4 misfire. replaced cylinder 4 coil & spark plug, smoke tested car, oil separator failed, full of oil. replaced smoke test, still idled erratically, replaced idle air valve. Now idles better but still will occasion...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Fan clutch VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello BMW Techs: This 325i has a broken fan, shroud and radiator leak caused by blades flying into it. Customer states that he heard a loud noise while driving and then noticed the leak. The car was towed to my shop and has no evidence of what caused this. The...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: 5UXFB5352L
Hello BMW Techs: We drive this car down the street a short distance and the message comes up on the display Transfer Case. We also get an ABS light coming on with a traction control light at the same time. We tried recoding the DSC module with no luck and we a...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
Hello Folks, This car is a an original low mileage 107. It's only been in for minor work. Here is the problem. I think AAA jump started it backwards. I had a blown fuse #8 that was a shorted out water temp sender for the guage.I have no injector pulse. The tr...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, erratic no start VIN: WDBJH65J3Y
Drives fine for weeks at a time then cranks but won't restart usually after driven to store and attempt to restart after 10-30 minutes. Starts by the time the tow truck arrives. The truck follows her to the shop the it lways starts and runs fine for me. Trouble codes: P0087
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Monitor System VIN: WDBNG74J44
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR NONE OPERATIONAL, INSPECTED AND FOUND LEFT TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR NOT READING, REPLACES LF TIRE SENSOR, MESSAGE STILL ON, TEST DROVE AND MONITOR WHENT OFF ALL TIRES READING CORRECTLY, SHUT VEHICLE OFF AND MONITOR MESSAGE RE APEARED. CHEKED ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EH49G53
Hello Saab experts: The A/C compressor will not turn on. We can energize the compressor using a Tech2 with Saab software. We get code B2355 which indicates an open or short in the Evaporator Temp sensor (reads -15 deg. C) which explains no compressor operatio...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pressure Plate VIN: 3VWSB81HXV
Hello techs. This one has us stumped. 97 vw jetta drove fine till the trans (dfq code) blew up. Looks like the diff pin worked its way out. Donor trans from a 95 vw jetta 2.0(che code) was installed with a new pressure plate, inner release plate, clip and thro...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M01
This is a chain drive vr6. not worried about the cat code right now. car came in from the used car lot and they said "put a cam sensor in it" we did and still have the cel tripping as soon as the car starts. Went ahead and did a little more looking. found conn... Trouble codes: P0340, P0420
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWPD63B63
Looks like a week for Euro schooling! Vehicle has a "choppey" idle & a reaccurring p1479 p300. I replaced the ect (po118), plugs (needed) & tried a maf sensor (factory vw). Still a bad idle that smooths out at above 1500 rpm going down the road. I have skimmed... Trouble codes: P0118, P0300, P1479
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L compressor & fan VIN: 3VWRG71KX5
well first off thanks for taking your time to read this. The ac is not working when i put power and ground to the compressor it clicks but still does not pump the fans do not turn on when i switch the ac on and the recirculation button will not work unless you...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Radiator Fan VIN: YV1VS29532
Radiator fan stays on. I replaced the fan resiter located under the fan motor. I unplug the temp swich. The only way I can get the fan to stop is by pulling the 30 amp fuse. Any sugestion would be great.
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L engine VIN: WAUJT64B92
thanks to all who helped, we have sent the ECM to have it checked with a VAS, all seems to point to this.Our fingers are crossed.
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5314M
ok custumer had provided used ecm,so i explained to him the problem.he was suppost to talk to salvage yard place end get back to me.Mean while i added a ground to o2 relay vehicle is working fine.i havent heard from him as yet.some of the suggestion i receive... Trouble codes: 026 (f0und no description), 070, 210 (o2 control).
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1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAEG2326P
I did not receive any information that lead to the fix on this car, we have continued to struggle with this car, and have not fixed it. thank you for the help. Roland [...]
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBACD4326W
DISCONNCTED ALL THE WIRES FROM THE BATTERY JUNCTION BLOCK AND RECONNCTED ONE AT A TIME AND FOUND ALT. STARTER WIRE HAS THE DRAW ON IT. DISCONNECT ALT AND FOUND ALT WAS THE PROBLEM REPLACE ALT AND IT HAS NO MORE EXCESSIVE DRAW
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs light VIN: WBAGL63492
thanks for all the help,after more testing it was confirmed that the abs unit was bad .the customer declined the repair due to cost.testing confirmed that all wheel speed signals were getting to the abs module,powers and grounds were ok.thanks again for the he...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 4USBT53403
Thanks to all who replied! After exchanging a few emails with Victor,I discovered a code 279D (cooling fan ,final stage). It appears that this is the "driver" & it is located in the DME unit. Since we can't substitute another DME unit because of key/immobil...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L Oil level VIN: WBSNB93576
Thank you all for your knowledge. I was checking the oil level with the idrive instead of the instrument cluster so for future reference don't use the idrive to check the oil level use the BC button on the left stalk and instrument cluster.
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hydrolic VIN: SAJEA51C24
Thanks for the help. I found the master cylinder bad it was letting fluid out when pressing the pedal I cracked the lines and the rear line did not drip fluid the guy who let it drain down must have pushed the pedal down hard and it tore the seals inside. I pu...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L shifting VIN: WDBRF81J44
customer now informs us the dealer has fixed this once so he is headed back there. I think the glycol test is where we would have certainly gone next.
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Radio VIN: YV1CY59H24
While the information sent to me would probably be useful, I advised the customer to have an after market radio installed by a local radio shop. They had done one previous and was working fine. Due to the cost of any repairs to the factory system it was cheape...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Traction Control/Anti-Skid VIN: YV1CZ59245
Many thanks for all of the help and suggestions, this was a thorny problem, you get them from time to time, even on Volvos. As many suggested, the fault was in the CEM area, but not the CEM itself, rather a connector going onto it. Diagnose Anti-Skid Control...
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