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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: ZARBA5648J
Thanks in advance for all your help. This vehicle was towed to my shop because it starts and runs for five seconds and then dies. It will immediatly restart but die again after five seconds. I have good spark and fuel pressure but no injector pulse. After hour...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L srs VIN: WBAFB33531
checked codes-found code 08 with autologic-says for the right rear side air bag-removed door panel to find air bag connector damaged-disconnected door connector and installed 2ohm 1/4 watt resistor-same one we have used to diagnose many srs systems-cleared cod...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEN33482
About a week ago customer had key system changed by the dealer as there were no more extra keys for the car. This would include locks, keys and immobilizer.
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33483
Hi All, This one came in with a check engine light and three Vanos related codes. I am at home now so I don't remember all the numbers, sorry I will add the code numbers tomorrow. But one of the original codes was a 104. The other two codes were two digit cod... Trouble codes: 104 (106 -), 106
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93474
Hello fellow BMW techs, this M3 is giving me nightmares. Another tech started with it, and had the code listed above (it's all one code, just wanted to include all the numbers for it for search purposes.) He replaced the purge valve and shipped the car. It cam... Trouble codes: 180 (Tank leak detected - minor), B04, P0456 (Tank leak detected - minor)
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L engine VIN: SAJEA51C74
The car came in with a bad internal noise. Checked oil pressure and found it to be ok. We are replacing the engine with a good used unit and was wondering if anyone has a good efficient way to remove engine. We are almost at the point of removal and need to de...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L slips fwd under load VIN: 1070441205
at this point we want to try a used good correct for our trans valve body
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Conv top VIN: WDBEA66E5R
We have a M benz with a hydralic top system. I'm assuming it's history goes something like this: System had small leak, and went dry. Customer tried to operate top. Pump must of grinded w/no fluid making metal flakes. We filled system and worked ok. Over time ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Srs VIN: WDBJF82J01
While customer was driving car, trans locked up and broke drive shaft,and cracked transmission case and transfer case. The jolt was so bad 3 seatbelt tensioners deployed. Had codes in srs module for 3 seat belts and srs module. Had seat belts repaired and modu...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Doing head gsaket on benz for small coolant leak on corner of the cyclinder head, dissasembling timing chain components having a hard time getting guide pin out of right side stationary chain guide. It's a pin that goes through cyclinder head, alldata is a bit...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J02
Test Exhaust Back Pressure Pass,Vehicle Contune to set Catalytic Efficiency dtc along with accelerate dtc any sugestions,fuel trim pass test,tested the mass air flow both at idle and WOT thank you Trouble codes: P0221, P0442, P0432
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRC33483
Customer states and I have been able to duplicate that when the trans is shifted manually only the ses light comes on and sets a P0705 code. My alldata gives me no diag for this code and I hav no scan tool for this car. Thanks for any help or direction...
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1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L Cluster Lights VIN: YS3AT36L5H
This car has been to several shops without any good results. The two cluster lights will work for about 3 days then go out. If you remove either one of the two for about 30 minutes and then replace it they work again. The only thing I see that is between the f...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
Ok here goes. Car towed in, customer complained that car lost oil pressure and stalled. It started back up and stalled again and wouldn't start. Car then sat a couple of weeks. Car started and oil pressure was fine but idle surging real bad. found the 3 codes ... Trouble codes: P1137 (Fuel trim bank 1 add system too rich), P1176 (Bank 1 O2 sensor correction behind catalyst control limit reached), P1297 (Pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1VS29561
Im a Chrysler tech, but this is my fiance's car so Im trying to get this fixed on my own. It had a cyl #3 misfire code along with an upstream slow response. The crank sensor was cracked so I replaced it, and also did a standard tune up and replaced #3 ign coil... Trouble codes: P0303, P0133
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Blower motor VIN: YV1CZ91155
I have this XC90. About a week ago the customer told me the blower would not work intermittantly. It is now inop at all times. We have replaced the motor and resistor. The blower motor has battery voltage on both positive and negative terminals. The ground at ...
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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A7S
Thanks to Eric from Expedition Auto we found and repaired a couple of grounds, also replaced plugs and wires. Trouble codes: 16885 (vehicle speed sensor range/performance), 17816 (egr temp sensor signal to high), 16785 (egr flow insufficient detected), 17912 (intake leak detected).
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAULD64B73
Thanks [...] coil... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 Misfire), P1372 (cyl 6 Ignition circuit short [...] ground).
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321T
thanks for your help has intake manifold hoses backwards Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0302, P0303, P0301.
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2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA935X6
thank you for your responces. upon further digging i found that bank 2 was 180 off. when i checked timing after trying to start i only did one side at a time not together. i did not replace both chains at the same time so that may have been the problem. afte... Trouble codes: 2A6B.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1244T
As Most of you guys said it was the crank sensor, car finally died and did not restart right away giving me enough time to check with my lab scope. As always everyone that replied left me great info, Thanks!
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1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOJB0924H
I FOUND THE MASS AIR FLOW METER IN CALIFORNIA ,PRETTY CHEAP THANK TO ALL WHO HELPED..
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Skips VIN: WVWPD63BX2
OK I TOOK ALL OF YOUR ADVISE STILL NOT FIXED.CUTOMER HAD TO TAKE CAR AND I HAVE NOT HEARD A THING ABOUT IT.HEADACHE GONE BUT REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.IF I HEAR I WILL POST.THANKS AGAIN
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C26
Thank you all for your help the fuel pump fell apart the cap in front of the pump had a hole in it (check alldata for tsb) and the pump damaged the camshaft, but the real problem was in the fuel pumps ability to control pressure. A new camshaft,pump cap fixed...
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