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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Smokes VIN: WBADT63421
GUYS Iam not a BMW tech 18 yrs and this is my first one. It came in with a vac. leak I found the PVC valve hose cracked and leaking so I changed that and now it smokes very white mostly at idle. I noticed some folks had problems with the pvc valve sticking an ...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33452
Hello, We have this car and we have no clue at this point. I have gone into the archivies and found that oil seperator under the intake was a cause for some of the missfires. We do not work on alot of these. Is there a way of checking this oil seperator wit... Trouble codes: P1343, P0261
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant visit workshop VIN: WDBRF40JX3
This one is getting to me so I'm looking for the Benz Doctors! I have this C230 Kompressor that keeps setting code P201f. We replaced the alternator because it was not putting out the right voltage and read that this could cause that code to set! after replaci...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Abs VIN: WDC1641862
Hi guys I have a strange one. It is triggering a fault code for the right front speed sensor. we replaced the sensor, the customer also had the ESP module repleaced. We checked the harness it is all intact. Now i cannot find anywhere on Alldata nor the mercede...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L first gear VIN: 3VWRA81H5V
PLEASE HELP!!! When you get into this car and shift it into drive it does not engage. If you give it some gas for a few seconds it will finally engage and then it will shift perfectly from there on out. Does not slip or anything. When you come up to a stop and...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power locks and power mirrors wont work VIN: 3VWCC21CY4
hey guys i have a 1999 volks beetle cam in cant figure this one out came in with a problem of the power locks and power windowns and gas door will not work tested everything any ideas someone headed me towards a comphert controle mod repalced that then replace...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L coolant system
have oil in coolant system no coolant in oil
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B53
This vw came to us on a hook. The customer had let the car sit for over a year, and the battery went dead.He replaced the battery. It will start up and run, but check engine light will be on and if you are lucky it will go into gear and move but the trans acts...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B64
Car came in with skip codes for bank 1. Cked cam timing, cat blockage, cam sensor, etc, etc. Finally inspected ECM and on reinstallation skips switched sides to Bank 2 and became more intermitttent. See a lot of wiring harness issues on VW but couldn't underst...
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1998 Volvo V90 2.9L timing belt VIN: 1W34E56F78
am working in a 1998 volvo; timing belt broke and i cant find the timing onit. alldata cant help me; if ther is any boty tha my gime a idea tanks.
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E83
Thank you to all who replied. I replaced the PCV Valve, found a craked hose going to the Brake Booster, cleaned the Throttle body, and reset adaption. Car seems to run fine with no returning engine light, or throttle issues. Hopefully I do not see this car ... Trouble codes: 17705 (Throttle Valve), 17544 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 16684 (Cylinder Missfire), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Missfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Missire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Missfire).
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E76
Thank you all for your help, we checked all of our timing marks for both the timing belt and the timing chain and all marks where on. The fix turned out to be, when we installed the advance/retard actuator on the exhaust cam we over torqued the bolt. alldat... Trouble codes: 00001.
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L gauges VIN: WBAAV53491
Well Seth nailed this one. I disconnected the cluster overnight and reconnected it in the morning. As soon as I plugged it back in the needles moved and the cluster came back to life. It's been 2 weeks and so far so good. Thanks for all the responses. Je...
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1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1242K
WELL GUYS, THIS ONE IS FIXED. LET ME THANK ALL THAT REPLIED WITH THE USEFUL INFO. THE PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING A DEFECTIVE ROTOR BUTTON THAT WAS REINSTALLED ON THE NEW DISTRIBUTOR. EITHER THE INSULATING PART OF THE NEW BUTTON WAS DEFECTIVE OR CRACKED, I DON'T KN...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
After double checking the pressures of the system, this is what we have found out, the system works off the fact that the pressure switch that is in line has to see a duty cycle from the ecm. This in turn will turn on the fans with then will allow the turn on ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Clutch hydraulics VIN: WVWSR61J34
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my request for help. I suspected Iíd be changing that master cylinder, I just didnít understand why I couldnít get any fluid to pass through it with the pressure bleeder. There was no restriction in the supp...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Lots of black smoke VIN: 3VWDT71K25
Thank you to all that replied, The problem is still there and no problems were found after talking to many tech lines and vw the problem appears to be the shift sratagy of the transmission, it just shifts to quickly from first to second and a puff of smoke is ...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5712S
Found drain by Googling and going to a Volvo Forum. The drain hose exited the heater box directly in front of the console. It was not plugged but the horizontal hose coming from the evaporator box was plugged. Cleared hose and now car drains from the center...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D2X
Thanx to all of you who replied. Some interesting stories and observations as i thought there would be. A job like this there really is no book procedure for but everyone's run across it sooner or later. I tapped into the fuel rail with fittings and hoses in... Trouble codes: P1633 (Unclear).
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