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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L cruise VIN: SAJMY1743L
Since I replaced the alternator, when the cruise is turned on the car accelerates out of control and has went straight up to 80 mph.It will quit when the brakes are applied.I don't have much info to go on,does anyone have a suggestion?
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33E3T
Here we go, got this car starts and dies losing inj pulse, got spark, run on carb cleaner.I think anti-theft ,check all fuses,got good signals on cam and crank.It is a can system,I lab scope the wires ,looks like there talking.Put RCL module from junk yard,mis... Trouble codes: 116 (can no reception from RCL), 117 (attempted to start with RCL locked)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L alarm VIN: WDBFA68F2Y
this alarm is triggered by itself. sometimes with siren and sometimes just lights no siren. there is no data from alarm in diagnostics to see what is being triggered. i dont want to send to dealer because this is a very good customer. we found the trunk latch ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Battery VIN: 4JGCB65E67
We just had this car in with the customer stating that the battery light was on the dash. We found the battery under the passenger seat, and it tested poorly. We checked alternator output and we had 13.7 volts. We replaced the battery with a bosch battery and ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED55E8Y
Customer states ABS, traction control, engine and park lights all come on. We tested alternator (new within 2 years and 13.8V 91A) and for fault codes (none). Has happened several times in last few weeks and lights will go out after driving or if you shut it ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, cold 30sec to 1 min VIN: WVWVD63B81
miss wene cold for 30sec to one min thene runs good no miss rr coils and plugs. ect and maf is good! ecu? or ecu reflash is need?? Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K86
Hello new generation VW techs ... The vehicles from 05 on - seem to have few help requests and fewer people knowing what is going on with newer technologies. I thank you in advance - even before you offer your time and help. This engine was run some 3 qts lo... Trouble codes: P0688, P1545 (Throttle Valve Controller - Intermittent), P2106 (Throttle Valve Actuator - intermittent), P2251 (B1S1 Negative lead Open circuit), P0130 (B1S1 Malfunction in Circuit), P0011 (Intake CAm Retard Set Point not reached.)
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1SW53D21
This vehicle is totally dead except radio,has history of dying on road with same symptoms from another shop,they did reboot and replace battery and came back to life but failed shorty after,towed in to our shop and reboot won't bring car back to life. All nod...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown
thank you for all your replies. disconnected abs control module test drove, trans did not go into fail safe mode. replaced abs control module, did alignment of steering angle sensor and customer has a car for a week, problem has not returned
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: 5UXFA13565
thanksfor all your help, the injectors all ohmed out at 12.1. it was coils dropping on 2 cylinders. replaced them and problem solved
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L dead short VIN: 3VWTE29MIY
Thank you everybody, Fuse #5 black/blue cct had a short to ground due to melted wiring in the headliner. It is the section of the cct that feeds the dimming rear view mirror. The courtesy lamp switch beside the sunroof switch was the source of the short. n...
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