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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 3.0L engine cooling fan VIN: ZAREA33E4M
Hoping one of you can help me track down the +12v power supply to terminal 86 on the high & low speed fan relays. I'm almost ready to steal 12 volts from another circuit in order to ship this thing, but would rather fix it right. I have an 1995 wiring diagram...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5345Y
HELLO FELLOW TECHS,I have some problem with this 328. the car was in the front accident the customer pick the car up took it home few days later car will not start so he spray some starter fluid in throttle body and car started for few second, then he called m... Trouble codes: 1580 (Throtle body)
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L gauges VIN: WBAAV53491
I have my sisters 330i BMW here and the instrument cluster indicator needles are frozen. I read the diagnostics and the codes present are: 131 CAN instrument cluster 2 and 132 CAN instrument cluster 3. I am ASSUMING the instrument cluster is bad. My first ques...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33Y33
Customer backed car out of garage to drive car. Got out of car to close door on garage and the car began to surge up and down, between 700 and 1200 rpm. Then it stalled. The car would restart and surge. Every now and then it will not restart just cranks. Durin...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Windshield Wiper VIN: WBAVA71086
Once Winshield Wiper are requested to turn ON they never stop and keeps running until engine is turn OFF. I have Fault codes on JBE(junction box behind glove box): JBE-A6CB (Wiper Relay Contact Stick)and JBE-A6CA (Sw ON Relay for Wiper Contact Stick). When I d...
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2002 Ferrari 575 M Maranello 5.7L No Start VIN: ZFFBT55B00
Hello iATN members and Ferrari Tech!this Ferrari come my garage no A/C ,idle speed too high about 1200rpm and MIL lamp on, I was turn off engine and restar engine the A/C OK.Then turn off engine and disconnect battery negative. About 5 min later connect the ne... Trouble codes: P1586 (p1587-), P1587
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2006 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Electronic VIN: SAJWA01B36
Hello need some jag help This car has all vents blowing heat right a little cooler. We see other cars in history data base for the same thing and after checking freon level and pinching off heater hose check and found the aux pump was leaking in to the heater ...
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 2.8L horn VIN: 1080681200
The horn blowing all the time is being caused by the gear selector rod touching the horn ring the bushings are worn out causing it to stick out too far. I am not sure how to go about replacing these bushings in the column and the information for this car is li...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Hello SAAB Techs!  This SAAB stumbles and misfires durnig idle on cold starts only. It only acts up when I depress the gas pedal to raise idle speed and sometimes stalls out when I release the Gas pedal. If you dont touch the gas pedal it idles fine. When the ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L windows, locks, mirrors VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hi to all and thanks in advance for even taking your time to rear this. I have a new customer referred to me who is new to the area so I would like to make her happy and keep her. We are a shop who deals with alot of electrical so this type of issue is not for...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
This car came into the shop with a dead battery. Initial test revealed that the battery had less than 2 volts of power, charged battery for 2 hours but it would not come back up beyond 8 volts. I replaced the battery, tested the charging system, everything see...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
The problem we are having with this vw is the fact that the a/c will work for about 8 miles and then the compressor will turn its self off.I wont come back on untill you let it set for awhile. We have replaced the following because these tested bad at the time...
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1999 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2500CC Starting VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZV
Hi all! i have vw transporter which is drive me crazy it doesnt want to crank. Vehicle came in originally with weak spark at that time it was cranking ok with the key. And then suddenly just didnt want to crank anymore. I tried to connect scanner to obd plug i...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C6Y
Group, I have this 00 turbo beetle 1.8 that has no boost. There are no codes in the system for it. I checked the archives and saw where wastegates stick and found it to be free. It has had the timing belt replaced recently and runs great but when you floor it...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Hey there folks; I have this TDI that has been killin me this last month. The car originally came in with a low power concern, no power brakes and the oil pressure light on when warm. We found the oil pump chain broken and no vacuum from the pump to the waste ... Trouble codes: 1556 (Low Boost Pressure)
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBC67L74
thanks in advance, this car is new customer, has a severe engine miss at about 2100 rpm,replaced spark plugs,fuel preasure is good, I read about the pcm reflash the nearest dealer is a long way from here, was wondering if this reflash should be first step or m... Trouble codes: P0300
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1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Up Shift Lite VIN: YV1KW9513N
without any device to communicate with this trans im at a disadvantage...duh..we replace last march the pnd switch an no problems till last week, and assuming (always a mistake) that the switch was again to blame replaced with new volvo.. three days is all it ...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1KS9611S
Tailpipe readings were bad when I first checked, high co and hc. A/F mixture reading on our emissions machine was rich: 14.2. I cleaned some connections and ground points, lab scoped the o2, checked reference voltage,etc. and re-checked the tailpipe and it was... Trouble codes: 233 (long term idle air trim)
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine VIN: YV1CZ91H14
Looking for help on this Volvo XC90 T6. Customer came in for 90k service ( LOF and inspect ) and check blue smoke at start up from tail pipe. Customer stated that he had to add 2 quarts of oil recently. When I got the car there was no oil on the dipstick so I ...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUT28N12
well thomas from oregon got this one correct. my vin is very close to a cut off point in productin change. i got new senders and now they work correctly. calvin from hawaii i just want to give you some words of wisdom. resistor are just that resistors. li...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Ball Joints VIN: WBADN53471
Most response was to use some heat on the arm and then hit it with the hammer (or air chisel). We tried this, and it did help, although you must be careful about surrounding components. We removed the abs sensor to be safe, and carefully avoided the b/j boo...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L NO forward VIN: SAJHY1542K
Gentlemen, I opened up the A clutch pack and discovered that I had too much clearance, How did I miss that ? well I installed another friction and one thin steel checked my clearances which are now about .065 and whalla I have drive now.. Got to stop answe...
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1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0L Surge VIN: 9117610392
I have replaced the injectors and the o-rings as well. The injectors coming out were spraying in streams or non conical patterns. I also replaced the fuel filter. I found small amounts of metal flake that had been trapped from the previously failed fuel pump. ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L timing belt damper VIN: WVWBH63B11
Thanks for all the help...all the tensioners i used lost the hydraulic part after the pre tension of the timing belt..belt tight and the piston would bleed down. I decided take the last tensioner apart,clean it and re fill with 5/40 shell T6 oil, making sure t...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C17
Thank you to those who replied. One reply mentioned checking components & related wiring. The other three talked of sensor replacement & relearn procedures. The car has not returned as of yet. After talking to the owner, I came to learn that it is going to a... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp correlation b1 sensor a), P0642 (Ckp sensor ref voltage a circuit low).
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