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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L camshaft position sensor VIN: WBACC0321W
hi , i need help or some info on this vehicle on the camshaft position sensor a p0340 DTC is comin up in my scan tool the CHECK ENGINE light is on, gettin ready for inspection, it has been a year since the last time we put in a new camshaft position sensor and...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L hvac VIN: SALAG25446
hello LR techs i can not get this D3 TO COOL the compressor was replaced by local dealer to try to resolve the problem.i have scanned the climatic control module and retrieved dtc B1a70-code compressor solenoid positive supply failure. I can see amps being sup...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Hvac VIN: 1GAHG39U67
This is an auto system has no codes when checked through the control head system high and low preasurereadings look good when i first start it and turn the ac on its semi cold but starts getting warmer cant figure out why and what to look at next someone h...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBLJ70G22
Hoping for a mercedes guru with a good idea. vehicle is pumping oil in the coolant but no antifreeze in the oil. Is there a hidden cooler I cant see? Are the head gaskets known to fail at a pressure port. Im unfamiliar with this engine though I have worked on ...
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1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.2L Lighting
TIA for any help. I typically see this car once a year for state inspection. It's driven sparingly, as it runs on 'Antique' plates. Because this is the only Rolls I work on, I'm not looking to spend a lot of money on documentation. Vehicle turn signals and eme...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Battery draining VIN: YS3DD78H7Y
I hope to hear from the usual Saab crowd on this one. Car arrived on the hook over weekend with a dead battery. I started with booster pack, the kind you turn on after connecting cables, and checked charging voltage (14.1V). I shut off, connected my vehicle po...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering column lock VIN: YS3FB45S03
Hi everyone. Hopefully a saab specialist out there can help me with this one - it's been killing me. I replaced the clutch assembly in this vehicle, had the subframe out, rack and pinion was supported the entire time by the tie rod ends and the steering shaft...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L comp VIN: 3VWHD81H3T
after line replacement pulled vaccum held great, problem now is high side gauge is good at 150lbs but low side wont come down below 55lbs, car tries to cool but just wont get over hump. any help would be greatly appreciated
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L timing belt damper VIN: WVWBH63B11
At 132k a tapping noise came from the lower part of the engine at cold starts, using stetherscope touching the alternator i could here the noise being transmitted from the defective timing belt hydraulic tensioner. At teardown i could depress the piston of the...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L24
Vehicle failed MA state inspection due to MIL light. dtc P0421, P0431, P0455, and a pending DTC of P0118. HO2S mA 1/1 : 254.499 - 1.999 EQRATIO 1/1 : .999 - .477 HO2S mA 2/1 : 253.499 - 1.000 EQRATIO 2/1 : .999 - .355 The freeze frame data for DTC P0421: S...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cowl switch VIN: WBABS33413
Thank you all for helping me, just needed to turn front latches far enough to get the top to fold back. Glenn from New York had it right the problem was a break in the harness right in top of drives window opening, (where the top folds). Car is fixed!
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBRF81J44
The general concensus was that it was probably a failing MAF. We checked the transmission elec connector for oil contamination and had already checked for intake and vacuum leaks. We cleaned the MAF after reading the replies and road tested the car just to see... Trouble codes: P20D4.
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L hydralics VIN: WMWRE33485
The way this slave cylinder is designed, it almost impossible to bleed the air out using standard methods. The best way we found was to remove the slave cylinder from the trans, completely press the piston to the bottom, (we devised a plate and two long bolt...
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1981 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.0L Charging
the new alternator was good. after i replaced the harness from alternator to starter i could get about 12.4 volts charging. i then replaced the battery and got just over 13 volts. thank you for your help.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWSK69M82
thxs all- ended up being a comb of problems- VSS, 1 OD solenoid & inside wiring harness & reset of computer- using SnapOn Modis with European capabilities- all is well after 40 miles of driving
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Conv.Top VIN: 3VWCD31Y15
car is fixed, turns out there was no switch asm. on the right piston, i guess some one took it off at one time, customer just bought car and there was no history on repairs. thank you for your help
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVICZ91H44
Thankyou everyone who responded. I smoked the intak and found a big hole in the bottom of the air intake tube on one of those noise reducing boxes. Someone at the dealer must have broken it, I replaced the intake tube cleared the codes and resett the throttle ... Trouble codes: 130A, 272A, 262A.
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