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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L lock cylinder VIN: WBABK8324V
I am just trying to remove the lock cylinder for the ignition switch. have had 3 different options. key spins around like a top. anyone have the CORRECT information on how to remove the lock cylinder. There is no retaining fingers that I can see, the only thin...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ83275
Hi guys, I got this 1997 BMW 740il keep blowing fuel pump fuse , new fuel pump & relay are new & OEM parts,the fuse blown within 2 to 3 days after driving all wiring are fine voltage drop is within the spec, dme wiring are fine, wires by the coolant temp senso...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1288T
This is my sisters SUV and she lives in Oklahoma. When I got it it had 9 codes stored, wrote them down but left them at the shop, anyways there was one for the cam sensor, 3 misfire codes 3 catalyst codes and 1371 & 1373. The complaint was lack of power about ... Trouble codes: 1371 (1373 -), 1373 (testing and results)
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1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L power steering pump and pulley VIN: 1130421000
Hi Gang Well I have run into a dead end. I can not find a power steering pump and a pulley for this car. The pulley was loose on the pump and wore both the shaft and the pulley. I company in Toronto said they could fix it. When they dissasembled the pump , th...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Surge VIN: WDB1400512
hi guy's this vehicle has an extended crank(all the time both hot and cold)but will always start and sometimes while driving the ign lights will flash on and then go off.I have checked all ecu's for signs of water all have good clean connections and are dry al... Trouble codes: 017 (crank shaft position sensor), 018 (magnets for crank sensor not recongnized)
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P14
found #2 ignition coil faulty. replaced. no misfire after repair. vehicle starts and dies still. fuel pressure dropping off after a few seconds of running. replaced both fuel pumps and problem still there. checked fuses and relays.ok. need help please.. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Windshield Wipers VIN: YS3FB45S14
Evening All, Trying to help out a local body shop. This 93 came in to them for some minor body work and the owner ask if they could replace the seized wiper motor. After they replaced it, The wipers would not shut-off. From what I can see, the relays are bei...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Fuel system VIN: WVWEE83AXV
Hi guys i have a 97 vw jetta a 2.8 not 2.0 we have rplaced intake gasket,vacuume lines, maf, o2's still have a lean exhaust bank 1 code and evap small leak code we have had this car 2 weeks and no luck finding anything else wrong with it fuel pressure is 875cm...
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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 9BWGP61J01
The car came to us with a request to replace the turbo because a no power complaint. Another symtom I notice is when its started cold it smokes and misfires for about 30 seconds. If you hold about 2000rpm it will smoke also, looks like fuel smoke. Anyhow I ins... Trouble codes: P1556
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529592
Thank you in advance for all your help and this is my first posting. This 2002 Volvo is setting p0171 lean bank 1, 19.0 LTFT, I have monitored O2 sensor, MAP sensor, temp sensor and MAF sensor all look to be normal. I have used a smoke test on intake no leaks ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bamk 1)
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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Reverse Lamps VIN: WAUJA84A7V
Thank you techs for your replies. After tracing wires and checking resistance from brake light switch and transmission range switch to reverse lights no faults could be found. I was able to obtain a transmission range switch from a local auto recycler and repl...
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2005 Audi TT 1.8L Cooling Fan VIN: TRUSC28N75
WELL WE THOUGHT THE FUSES WERE OK-BUT IF YOU LOOKED VERY CLOSEY TO FUSE THAT RAN THE FANS IT HAD A HAIR LINE CRACK IN IT-THE LOCAL VOLKSWAGON DEALER HAD A FUSE AND WALLA THE FANS STARTED WORKING-THAT WEEK THE WEATHER WAS 112 DEGRESS SO IM SURE THAT WAS A FACTO...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Accessories VIN: WBACD332VA
thanks for responces-only two unfortunatly, Patrick was on the right track-the link he supplied was not the same-but gave me some insight, on my vehicle with car running, you press 1000 & 100 button together-reads fubktion_ _ then hit set/reset and then hit th...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L won't run VIN: WDBHA23E0V
Thanks for all the help everyone offered. Turns out the vehicle also had a MAF issue that we did not know about before fixing the alternator. Cleaning the throttle body got the car started, but the car had no power with a faulty MAF. Thanks again for all the...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDBPJ75J2Y
Found that the relay kK in the passenger sam that powers up ME and a lot of the engine CAN from k40/7 had an intermittent open
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L door locks VIN: WDBKK49F01
The customer has yet to bring me the car back. I can say some of you mentioned fuse #26 in the underhood fuse compartment, that fuse slot is empty on this car, no terminals at all. I'll have to wait to get the little beast back in to figure out what's ging o...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start
It turned out to be the coil, which makes sense given the test results. I just have no idea what caused the coil to fail. Thanks a ton for all of your responses.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
Thank you and Thank you again, finally got this job in and all went well with the wonderful insttructions given. Remove the front grille and bumper cover and with a little looking all the bolts and plastic rivets can be located. Then remove the bunper (4) go...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Fuel Tank VIN: 3VWSF71K66
thanks all for your replies. i unhooked the vent lines and evap lines and found no problem. hooked everything back up and filled tank with no problems. all seems to be working fine. the customer may have been "topping it off" too much at the pump after it ...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1KS9611S
Thank you for your help. We looked at the O2 sensor with the lab scope again and it is apparent that it is working well and the mixture is under control. Since the feed gas is correct to the converter, we decided that the converter that was replaced elsewhere... Trouble codes: 233 (long term idle air trim).
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine VIN: YV1CZ91H14
although this vehicle has other problems,we have solved the oil lose and smoking problem,both turbo's were replaced with units from volvo, one turbo (123cyl) was bad out of box and smoking was worse than before,oil was dripping tailpipe,we removed breather pip...
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