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1983 BMW 320i 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WBAAG3309D
This car has no oil pressure. Customer says that sometimes on first start up the oil pressure light would stay on and the engine would rattle until he revved the engine and then it would be fine. Then it became much worse. Oil light would not go out and the en...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L abs and tcs VIN: 4USCJ3326V
we have scanned this car with a bosch scan tool and found code 49 current, on the scanner it says a voltage issue at a solenoid, Now when we went to identifix it says lr wheel speed sensor, the sensor has been replaced and does register an output when watching...
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1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Loads up VIN: SAJAY1348G
Hi This one is giving me fits . Like I said in the testing section I found a few problems over the course of testing and I repaired the wiring issues and replaced the failed component . This thing will run fine for around 15 second then it starts to load u...
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.2L Fan/T-stat/Gauge VIN: SAJWA79C55
Car was brought to us with a complaint that the fan is running excessively after the engine is shut off, he reports no signs of running any hotter than usual. I ran the car in the shop, found the fan came on normaly as it got hot per data stream reporting, bu...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I had this car come in on a hook and the customer states that he went through a carwash and the passenger floor flooded with water.There is alot of water for that to be true but stranger things have happened. L...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L front marker lights VIN: WDBRF61J01
ohmed wires from front sam pins 10 and 11 and ground both rf and lf side marker socket not open or shorted when u turn lights on the side markers send signal out blink and go off and every minute or so they would blink off and on
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FB49S83
Thanks in advance for the help. I have this saab with a warning in the information display of gearbox malfuction limited performance take to dealer. I heve no check engine light on and i am only able to scan the computer in generic obd 2 mode and there is no c...
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Hello again. We recently purchased a 97 vw passat, 2.8 from auction. It had a miss in the engine, and at least one lifter making noise. It also had some missing parts from the air induction coming from the throttle body all the way to the air cleaner, includin...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBS61J01
In the morning starts fine. While driving after warming up car may try to turn off, observed that it happened more often when going 60mph at about 3k rpms. It also has a tedency to happen when slowing down or at a complete stop. When it does turn off and I try... Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance), P0322 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No Signal)
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L abs VIN: WVGZM77LO5
Need help on this one. Replaced eng. about month ago car ran out fine. Customer return two days ago with abs light on pulled codes found 00285 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Front Right (G45) found sensor not reading reluctor whhel in bearing was bad replaced bearin...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L monitors wont reset VIN: YV1LS553XW
Hi Guys, I have a S70 that belongs to a regular customer of many years. For the annual inspection the ECU has to be scanned and monitors set to pass inspection. It has had for many years a code for a small evap leak which customer declined to fix or investigat... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap leak)
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Pressure Control Solenoid VIN: YV1TS92D62
Thanks in advance for any insight here. This car came to me from a trans shop. Keeps setting PO748 (0010)intermittently. Seems to be worse first thing in the morning. Checked all the connectors for proper pin drag. Powers and grounds are good. Scoped the wavef...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Intermittent cylinder #3 Misfires. Cylinder #1 injector open circuit. Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfires), P0201 (Cylinder 1 Open Circuit)
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43452
Thanks for all the expertise and advise. Problem solved with replacement of the Mass Air Flow. Both long term and short term at idle and at cruise well below +/-5% average about 2%-3%(normal for this car?). Went through smog without a problem, but going to do ... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean A/F Bank), P00, 174 (Lean A/F Bank 2).
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Hard to refuel VIN: WBAAZ33474
Thanks to everyone who replied and offered help, customer brought vehicle back to do further diagnosis on hard to refuel condition,upon further troubleshooting of tank venting system,we disconnected large breather line coming from fuel tank to charcoal caniste...
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L limp mode VIN: WBAGN63464
thanks to all for your input on the bmw.the car was low on trans fluid and had a bad plastic pan.i replaced the pan and filter (all one unit) cleared the p17e1 and back on the road she went.thanks again guys.
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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT 4.2L 6 gear VIN: ZAMCE39A27
Ok you guys where all on the right track. The clutch was 73% gone. We did have to send it to the dealer to verify. After speaking with Dave [...] felt as it would have been safer to send to dealer than try and turn a profit and loose money and time. I have don...
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1080681201
Well, it's done and it runs beautifully. The fix wasn't just one thing and we took advice from many of you. We did end up replacing the computer and got much better looking square waves without all the interference. That didn't make the car run perfectly ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L not pumping VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Thanks to everibody that took their time to reply. replaced compressor, drier element, and expansion valve and recharged system .
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headlights flicker , turn off VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Thanks for the replys guys. this car had both sides inop when they went out, so swapping wouldn't help me much. but replaced both bulbs and igniters and now ok. thanks again
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Found info on worldpac website indicating commen aftermarket parts failure. After two defective parts, one vanos solenoid shorted to ground, the other mechanically faulty. Replaced with O.E.M part. Problem solved. All you can do to test these is confirm soleno... Trouble codes: P0012 (Bank 1 Intake camshaft timing over retarded.).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Brake peddle VIN: YV1TS97D7X
Thanks to the two tech's that replied to my problem with a 99 Volvo brake peddle travel. As it turns out I made a procedural error, in that my pressure bleeder didn't meet Volvo's minimum pressure of 29lbs. It took a different pressure bleeder and two try's at...
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1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Surge, Idle Fluctuation VIN: YV1LV62D1X
Hi, sorry to wait to the last day to close this but I was hoping the customer would have it fixed elsewhere & inform me of the outcome. Instead he thinks the car a Lemon & is just gonna drive it as it is. Thanks to all who replied. I do believe this car would ... Trouble codes: P1550.
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2002 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L power seat module VIN: YV1SJ58D42
Yes it looks like a used module can be programed. I ordered a used module and had it programed at the dealer. Now it works as it should. the old module may have came back to life with just a program as some mentioned, but i thought i would just play it safe an...
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