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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJHF1048X
This car came in for loss of coolant. The problem is that the engine seems to warm up normally until the cooling fans come on. Once the fans come on, they may cycle once then come on and stay on. While the fans run, the radiator and hoses cool down but the eng...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L electronic park brake VIN: SAJWA01T85
I hope someone may have insight for me. The Alldata resource is lacking in a thorough explanation of this system. In a nutshell, using IDS I should be able to operate the park brake motor, engaging the vehicle in park should engage the brake automatically, and...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBUF65J75
Condition occurs only on hottest of days after sitting in sun. Electronic Smartkey will turn to start position, but engine will not crank. Happens with both keys, no DTCs stored, cannot duplicate in shop. Client has developed technique of turning key to start ...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Reverse VIN: YS3DF58K92
Got this vehicle with a used transmission installed. The transmission will not engage in Reverse. It engages in Drive okay. The scanner shows the output speed turbine sensor at 14 MPH when in Neutral or Park with the vehicle at rest. Once the transmission is e...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSC81H6S
This Jetta when you start it cold will fire up & idle normal but as soon as you touch the accelerator the idle starts to fluctuate and when you increase the throttle there is hesitation that feels like misfire. this last for about 2 minutes and then the engine...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L reverse gear
Hello I have a Passat 2000 2.8 engine, automatic transmission and have a problem with the reverse gear, I scanned it and have no dtc's, when I put the shifter in reverse it applies for about 2 or 3 seconds and go off, if I move the shifter from reverse to neut...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Head light, Wipers VIN: 3VWCM31Y05
Head light, Signal light, A/c, Wipers, Driver window, Rear defrost not working ? VCDC quick test, Fault 01330 Central Module For Convenient J393 -Fault 004 -NO signal. Check all fuses and Battery all is fine, search archive and TSB nothing found related, Call ...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBADS43462
Thanks for all the replies...you guys are not going to believe this one! Ok, it turns out back in August of 2010 we changed the coolant reservoir and it was summer! The coolant reservoir on the bottom has to male hose fittings and one level sensor port. One of...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WMWRE33506
All, Thank you again for all your suggestions, I learned a lot of the little nuances of these little cars over the few days I worked on this one. THE FIX was the crank position sensor, it was dropping signal out when it heated up. I suspect the symptom was ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire.).
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WP0CA2980V
Hey guys, got some good info and a good connection with Flat 6 Innovations who specialize in Boxter Engines. Will have to pull the engine and send to them for repair. Thanks to all who recommended them.
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Suspension VIN: YS3EH45GX1
Thanks to all that responded. Justin answered very quickly and I checked Donald's source this morning and found it there also. I had forgotten how much info Tim has on thesaabsite.com.
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9619S
JOE,TIM AND BARNEY NAILED IT WHAT AN IDIOT I ASSUMED THE .SENSOR' FOR THIS ENGTINE WAS THE SAME AS THE 5 CYLINDER... WHERE THE TEMP SENSOR (NOT SENDER) IS LOCATED UNDER THE THERMO.. ON THIS ENGINE THE SENSOR UNDER THE THERMO IS FOR THE GAUGE! THE TEMP SENS... Trouble codes: 123.
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L interior lights and sunroof. VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Thanks guys. Yes it is a UEM not a BCM. It would be nice if all car companies cound standerdize a little. Anyway we removed the batt cables and touched them together. We also locked and unlocked the car and evrything is working. Thanks a million.
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