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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L bucks VIN: WBABG1324W
This is my own car. It started doing this light buck under 2K rpm while accelerating. Now, it's much worse. Once the engine temp starts coming up, it will do several of these two-stage bucks under 2k rpm, every time. If I keep the revs above 2k, it's fine. No ...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lock cylinder VIN: SAJEA51D43
Customer could not turn the key. If you wiggle it up, down, and back and forth, it will turn and start the vehicle. I ordered a replacement from Jag.Received it and the key will not turn the new cylinder in my hand..does it need to be installed in the column b...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ac fuse VIN: WDBCA33ADB
came in for no blower operation I notice ac fuse was blown replaced and fuse was getting very hot. Soon as I hit the blower to operate ac will pop a fuse. Current draw blower initional kick was 16amp and goes to 8amp so I figure needed a d new blower motor. I ...
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Air Conditioning VIN: WP0EA0916C
Can't seem to get decent cooling out of this 911. Running a fresh charge of around 2 lbs. of freon. engine cover closed. 2k rpm for 5 min won't drop below 72 deg. F. On the road it's slightly better but still can't keep up with a 90 degree day. This is a two-c...
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L rear brakes VIN: WP0AA2997X
Hello, I have a 98 porsche, when I apply the brakes and go to take off again it feels like they are sticking when I start rolling I can feel a slight drag then they release brake booster is working. I did a pump pedal test then started it and the pedal dropped...
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29924
Car starts and runs ok until warm, at which point some part throttle misfiring can be felt. Trouble codes: P1364, P1371, P0305, P0304, P0300
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWBB81E5T
Costomer said car would not start, had all lights on dash, but no starter ingagement. When car got towed to our shop it started. It still starts with your foot off the clutch or on the clutch. I thought it may be the switch down on the clutch pedal, but still ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L module VIN: 1234657891
Stuck in park and cannot communicate with any modules but the ecm. There is communication errors with the tcm, abs, t-case module. Any ran into this problem before. Looking for help.
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Throttle over run VIN: WBAAV33451
Thank you for you help on this one and advise on scanners. We switched throttle bodies with a know good one with the same issue then contacted the customer only to fine out that he has had this problem from day one. I believe this is a software issue and can't...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Power Windows VIN: WDBJF6JF4W
THANKS FOR ALL THE IDEAS, BUT THE CUSTOMER HAS DECIDED NOT TO GO ANY FURTHUR AT THIS TIME. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE USED THIS SITE, BUT I BELIEVE ITS GOING TO BE VERY HELPFUL. THANKS AGAIN AND IF I GET TO WORK ON IT I WILL POST WHATEVER I FIND
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1998 Saab 9-3 cab 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3DD78N8X
Thank you to all five guys that responded, everyone of you nailed it! Well done. The bottom line on this car is there are two temp sensors on the head of this car. There is one under the intake for the fuel injection. The one causing all my problems is at the ...
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1TS92D62
thanks for the replies. i have called the customer, and she has not returned for the check. the consensus is that the throttle body is bad and needs replaced. it is a service recall item, and is identified by its shape. i called volvo, and they told me they di...
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2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: YV15W61T64
looks like position switch fixes this one.thanks to all who replied.your expertise is greatly appreciated.
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L power loss VIN: YV1CZ59212
The XC90 is better. ABS light comes on at times. The other symtoms are gone after replacing CEM. Customer chooses to drive it as is for now. Thanks
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