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1998 Alfa Romeo spider 3.0L starter VIN: ZAR9160000
Trying to help this guy out. Sorry for lack of knowledge on this system. If anyone can assist me in finding information or assist with repair information or help me check this out much apprecation. customer jumped off several times. now when you try to start, ...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFA53561
Vehicle has idle problem till it goes in closed loop. Fuel Pressure is ok. Smoked intake for leaks and didnt find any . Dont know if o2 sensor is responsible for fuel control on these BMWs , i am not really familiar with Euro Cars ,so your help would be apreci... Trouble codes: 222 (O2 Control Inactive After Timelimit), 204 (Idle Speed Plausability Leakage)
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 5AJWA01U15
Now we have a harsh 2-1 shift coming to a stop about 4 out of 10 times (40% of the time). Also has a harsh 1-2 shift that occurs about 60% of the time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We do not have software for european vehicles and can not look...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPM16447
Customer drop car state car is overheating. Check car,found one of the electrical fans frozen,replaced fan assembly, fill antifreeze, deliver car to customer about 20 miles,no problem. 4 days later customer calling, car overheats again. Pick up car, check it,...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L windows,ac,lights,locks,etc VIN: WDB2110701
This E -class came in with battery drain and flashing inside lights,with out touching the car alot of systems have stopped working, ac,windows,locks,and more.Lifted the carpet on left side of car (passenger side)And found a lake of water and all wiring wet.I n...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 9BWGP61J41
There is some bubbles flowing in the clear line going to injection pump when engine is idling fine, on a long test drive engine starts to loose power and then it stalls and it won't re-start until it sits for a couple of hours when problem occurs the clear lin...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: 3VWCD31C44
Not sure how to proceed. When engine is hot and you come to a stop the oil warning light illuiminates and chimes. After you take off the light goes back off. Oil pressure readings are low according to identifix and mitchell testing. So we proceded to insepct t...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F95
The timming chain tensioner broke on the b bank I sent it to the dealer I do not have the tools to set it up they are going to fix it. Looks like I may have to get some more special tools this looks like it may be a problem on other audis with the chains. Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor G40), P0364 (Camshaft position sensor B bank1 G300).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Directionals VIN: WDBJH82J62
Thomas from SC got it correct when he said the combo switch is bad. As I said in the post I did replace the hazard switch with no positive results. We replaced the switch and the directionals work fine. It is not a very time consuming job either. About an hour...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L lifters VIN: WDBRF64J72
thanks for the help, we tried new lifter [updated one] no good, csed a borascope to check for carbon on top of pistons, decarboned, still noise. Used borascope to check timing chain. Finaly found that the piston had hit something, maybe hydrolocked[possible le...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L Starting VIN: WDBPJ73JX2
CAR HAS BEEN SIT HERE FOR 2DAYS BEFORE WE POST, AND CUSTOMER IS RUNNING OUT OF PATIENT AND WE JUST DECIDE [...] PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND HE SAID HE MAY BRING IT BACK. I WILL POST A UPDATE IF WE FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE RELIES. HAVE A GO...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J33
Just want to thank everyone who took their time to try and help us. Only other thing I can think of is the booster leaking? The vacuum pump may be hiding that I will check it out the next time I get the car in. Trouble codes: P2058, P0170.
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGV71K67
Hello All. I have emailed each individual who responded to thank them personally. My 6th sense told me not to get involved with this customer due to his combative personality, but the general consensis was that a reflash was NOT needed. Thank you all again, ...
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