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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Misfire VIN: JAJHX1746S
thanks to all who reply, this car has a dead misfire on #5 & #6 cly. ive swaped injectors and coils with others and no change. has noid and spark, 175lbs of compression, no vac leaks, leak down was very minimal.. any help would be greatly appreciated thanks ma...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA14C0Y
Hi all. I'm hoping a jag guru out there can shed some light on a problem car. I've got an '00 XJ8 in the shop that came in with a blown trans - the snap ring land in the forward clutch had failed. Got her rebuilt and installed and sent my customer on their way...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01DXY
Not one of mine, so info lacking. Other store has this jag, that wont act up at shop at all, customer states it crankd over fine, sounded normal but wouldnt fire. They put a jumper cable on it and started. The guy at other store checked battery and found negat...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L left side dash register VIN: SAJWA71C84
I am looking for help with this jag climate control. This car came in with customer complaining of "freezing". we looked at the heater core knowing of the problems they cause when they get blocked up, but all seems well in that area.(no large temp variation). ...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Rear Door Latch Operation VIN: SALNM22253
Help Land Rover Techs!! This vehicle came in a month ago with the rear hatch window motor failed. We replaced it and now a month later the window will roll down slightly each time you attempt to open the hatch but it wont unlatch untill the 3rd to 7th attempt....
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA298X2
We have this boxster in (wife's car) Well maintained, Mobile 1 etc. She was coming to work this morning and after 15 minutes from the house she said it started to hesitate and trying to stall a each light. No engine noise, no guage issues, just started to run ... Trouble codes: P1340 (Position of camshaft in relation to crankshaft)
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1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: YS3CF48W6S
Maybe some of you Saab techs have experienced the problem we are currently having with Saab V6 engines. To begin with, we are a shop that primarily does Saab repair. We have over the years done many successful V6 repairs and replaced many timing belts and we a...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hi and merry Christmas to every body! I need your help to solve this problem. This a VW passat that, in the last 2 weeks, did not start cold -we are in winter here- Upon making the preliminary checks, I found this: compression, above 120psi in 3 cylinders; and...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 3VWRK69MX3
This vehicles fuel guage is always reading empty. Checked for codes found Instrument cluster has VW factory DTC 00771 fuel level sensor open or short to B positive.
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABW53444
Well this one turned out to be easier than it looked. The post from Scott [...] hit it right on the head. There is a technical service buletin from BMW that tells you to ignore the throttle body codes. We replaced the DME & recoded it. I am very glad that ... Trouble codes: 28B2, 87A1, 2796 (throttle adaption values incorrect), 2830 (DME self test checksum error).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES. AFTER INSTALLING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FROM ADVANCE AUTO ELECTRIC IN MIDLOTHIAN VIRGINIA FOR A NO START CONDITION CAUSING NO GROUND ON STARTER RELAY DUE TO SECURITY FAULT, WE HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO OUR FORD DEALER WHO HAD NO PROBLEM FL...
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2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WMWMF73508
Found tsb on pcv and verified had leakage at valve. Ordered valve cover and went to install, took one look at timing chain and stopped repairs. Guides were gone and chain flopping around. Called customer and he took it to dealer. Thinks it may be covered under... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK75E4N
I hooked up the wires by wire color black to black, green to green with red tracer, and red to red. Thanks for the help seems obvious now.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Reverse VIN: YS3DF58K92
Justin from NC hit the nail on the head. We drove the vehicle and found that there was no engine braking in first gear. We installed the replacement unit and all is well. Thanks to all who replied.
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5510P
This one's fixed and gone! No vacuum leaks, no plugged exhaust, no ignition problems. No wiring harness issues (a common problem with both the 7 series and the 240s). I tapped into the O2 sensor wires and found a lean condition under load. Rechecked the fu...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1MS39005
Hi everyone: Thanks for all the replies and great info.Under the advice of the replies I sent this one to the dealer. I replace the plugs since the car had never had a tune up. Checked timing and all was in order. Improper oil level and jumped timing can cause... Trouble codes: P0011 (IntakaA cam timing over advanced), P172, 250A, 640F.
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