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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBACC0321W
I'M in need of some help, i was switching out the camshaft position sensor, i removed the throttle body to install the camshaft position sensor, but i also remove the air filter and the charcoal canister, now is hesitating on accel. if i floor the gas it does ...
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8325W
Thanks in advance for the help. We had the bmw in for a bad headgasket a week ago. Everything is running fine, but the ce light came on with a p1174. We got it back and the tech that did the head job looked it over and though he found a vacuum leak at the brak... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel trim bank 1)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transmission in general VIN: WBAFB33551
Vehicle came in before with transmission issues. Was stuck in Limp mode. Fluid was pretty burnt so we replaced the transmission. Its been 2 months since then and the x5 is now back with a different problem. Customer was pulling boat out and transmission start...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Control Head VIN: WBAFB33591
In the initial inspection of the vehicle the IHKA (HVAC control module)was operating and A/C was blowing cold. After pulling the module out of the dash and checking connections the A/C and module went dead altogether. I have verified my power and grounds to th...
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L starter VIN: WBAEU33475
Hi all! Trying to pick the brains of some Euro Technicians. My girlfriend owns this 325xi and she has had complaints of hitting the key and no click or crank for about a month now. She can return the key to the stop position and retry and it will roll over NOR...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L High adaptation numbers VIN: WDBJH82F2X
Thanks for your help. I have this customer that wants me to get out my crystal ball. The original concern was a late 2-3 shift first thing in the morning. I find no problem here this feels like the normal heat up the cats late shift. My question is the adaptat...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AA0942E
I need some 1984 Porsche 944 help. I cannot shut off the factory alarm. I believe this is keeping the car from starting (no spark). I need to find the alarm module location so I can bypass it. It is not behind the radio or in the passengers kick panel. Does an...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48EXY
The car drives and runs fine, and everytime that we erase the code with the scanner, the code always comes back after a while. Checked alldata for code description and it says "Combustion Detection Cyl. 3+4. Open Circuit / Short to B+. " I heard it might be so... Trouble codes: P1334 (manufacturer specific code)
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mil VIN: YS3EB49EX3
This one has an intermittent p0785, goes into Limp home mode. This indicates the SLS solenoid voltage out of range. Test driving locally does not set the code but it sets on long trips. What I really need to know is what to do with this car. Evidently the only...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCM31Y74
This little nightmae keeps throinga code P0411 forincorrect airflow even though air pump runs (at times). Replaced the power relay to air pump for kicks. My question is shouldn't the air pump run immeditely after start up for a few minutes. This pump runs some... Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondar airflow.)
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1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Timing Marks VIN: YV1KS9601W
This is a jig-saw puzzle I have to assemble. Problem, I am not sure of the crankshaft timing mark. Mitchell and Alldata do not show a clear pic of the mark. There is a notch on the back of one tooth for the belt, yet when it is lined up... #1 piston is not at ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1CZ85215
Hello fellow Volvo techs: Vehicle was brought in with a bad fuel gauge sender unit, fuel pump assembly was replaced, vehicle was returned to customer, a week later, customer brought vehicle back, and he stated that "under heavy acceleration, the vehicle loses ... Trouble codes: 284 (ECM P008900 Fuel pressure regulator performance)
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1998 Audi A4 Avant 2.8L Airbag VIN: WAUGD28D1W
Great replies. If the ABS module collapses the Can Bus you might get an airbag code. Richard [...] hit it on the head. Unhook the ABS to communicate. (You mean I didn't have to dismember the center console?) Everyone else pointed to the ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, intermittent opperat VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
Thank you all for your very good replies. The problem with this A6 is that the instrament cluster was not sending a speed signal to pin 54 of ECM. I scoped the output while watching scanner pids with speedo working and I would loose any signal above parking l... Trouble codes: 16885 (p0501 vss range performance), 16891 (p0507 idle control system RPM higher than expected).
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Rear Dampers VIN: WAUZZZ4B13
After talking to one of the Audi franchise parts department guys who I have known for many years it turns out that the A6 with the air suspension option is "a rare beast in the UK". No one, not even an Audi technician, could explain exactly how the system work...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L blend doors VIN: WDBGA43G6W
Well thanks to all who responded. Like most said it would be a vaccumm problem. Well i have a smoker and first thing i did was connect it to the manifold vaccum source this was my first mistake . The vaccum line goes from manifold thru firewall to a 6 port val...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH61J65
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP. WE WENT BACK ON OUR TRACKS RETESTING EVERYTHING AND CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE WOULD REMOVE THE CYLINDER HEAD TO INSPECT. UPON REMOVAL OF THE CAM BEARING ASSY WE FOUND THE EXHAUST VALVE SPRING BROKEN. WE STILL CANNOT UNDERST... Trouble codes: P2050 (Missfiring damage twc p0300), P2056 (Missfiring of cylinder 5 damages twc p0305), P2043 (Missfiring p0300), P2049 (Missiring of cylinder 5 p0305).
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E41
The new plugs did not change anything. The ignition cassette fixed the fault code problem. Getting rid of the NGK platinum plugs may have been a waste of money. I wasn't willing to be sure; I did not reinstall them. It was interesting that other techs with t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor malfunction), 1312 (Combustion detection cylinders 1 2), 1334 (Combustion detection cylinders 3 4).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L lines VIN: WVGZC67L94
After several days of disassembling, checking we never found the leak, recharged with some more dye and will recheck again later,
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