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2000 Alfa Romeo 156twin spar 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZAR9320000
customer noticed slight miss on acceleration once last week,felt slight miss yesterday engine hot,today came in on tow truck,roadside service checked and found no spark,no injector pulse,by the time car arrived here it was cold,so it started up, fault code p03... Trouble codes: P0303
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBAGB4318M
this bmw does not shut off when key is removed . Removed ignition switch , still running . Lock cylinder is working fine . The ignition switch has 4 large wires going to it . Red , purple , green , black/yellow . Found that the green wire is shorted to power ....
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Dash Warning Lights VIN: SALPV1447V
We have this range rover that was sitting for several weeks and then the battery was dead. After charging the battery all the dash warning lights lit up and stay on.car will start, but all the dash warning lights stay lit 24 hrs a day.my mechanic is leaning to...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2030612
Hi all.. We have a Merc c240 will intermittently hesitate in the engine ,flash on the engine light and then bring on esp warning on dash after. Almost like some one turned off the key for a split second. Other times the engine fan will come on full speed then ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBSK75F43
Hello everyone. I have a 2003 Mercedes Benz SL500 and the a/c compressor is inop. When a/c turn on, the red light on the a/c control panel flashes. Blower works, all vent mode ok. Evacuate, vaccum and charge system to spec. I search for infor and wiring diagra...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Timing Chain? VIN: WDBUF56J66
This 06 e350 obviously had some front engine work likely the balance shaft job. Customer bought from used car lot about a month ago and about 2 weeks ago noticed rattling noise on startup. This car actually had two noises. First i saw belt tensioner oscillatin...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBC77L94
Client stated engine runs roughly, somke from exhaust on start up. Engine light on, found misfire codes on all cylinders, long term fuel trim codes, mixture regulation codes for bank 1&2. Tech. Belives it may be a crankcase vent problem. Any pointers on this p... Trouble codes: P1152 (Upper limit exceeded), P1090 (Upper limit exceeded), P1914 (Implausible signal), P2279 (Lower limit exceeded), P1151 (Long term fuel trim too lean)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Driver memory seat VIN: 3VWDT71K66
The drivers memory seat feature is inop. I am using the VAG-COM scan tool. There are no DTC's stored in this modules memory. When viewing Group 008, field 2, memory function, reads "Inactive" & field 4, initialization, reads "erased". When viewing the memory s...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L blower VIN: YV1VS29531
Blower completely quit and lost radio, courtesy lights and locks. Some how the yellow enclosure in engine bay fuses was loose. After pressing on those three fuses all funtions came alive (including control buttons, before that we had A/C and recirculation only...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Head Gasket VIN: YV1CZ91H84
The vehicle came in with an oil leak from the Cam seals. The customers also was concern about a loss of coolant. We did the inspection and found Cam seals to be leaking and the coolant leak was internal into the engine. We checked Hydrocarbons in the cooling s...
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L O2 switching slow VIN: WBAAM3349Y
Thanks to all that replied. I don't have a fix for this condition. It may be normal I don't know. In the waveform library I saved a file that shows that both banks will alternately get slow to switch only when revved up, not idle. When test driving on the road... Trouble codes: 12 (Oxygen sensor 2), 203 (Oxygen sensor control 2).
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Odometer VIN: WBAHD6321S
Thanks to all who took the time to post an intelligent reply. The customer declined any further diagnosis/repairs and took the car. It wouldn't have passed the Pennsylvania state safety inspection anyway. It needed brakes on all four corners, a fuel tank strap...
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Electronic VIN: 5UXFA13576
You guys were right on the money. Servomotor had a bad position switch.Installed servomotor adjusted adaptations and road tested. All is well again.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower motor VIN: WDBHA29G8X
Thanks to everyone that replied to this post. It was indeed a faulty blower regulator, the store that supplied me the faulty unit sent me 2 more and both were as the first--faulty. The parts guy like most tried to convince me the problem was in the controller,...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Currant Draw VIN: WDBNG70J21
The draw never came back after disconnecting and re-connecting the cd changer. customer told us they have been having problems with the cd player for some time now. I'm sure the problem is in the cd player Thanks for the input
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vibration VIN: WDBUH65JX4
THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK TIME TO READ AND RESPOND TO MY POST. AFTER READING THROUGH HELP REPLYS ,WE ORDERED NEW TRANSMISSION MOUNT , AND NEW BALANCE PULLEY, SO INSTALLED TRANSMISSION BACK IN CAR , REPLACE REAR MOUNT , WENT TO FRONT OFF ENGINE AND INSTALLED NE...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52H56
I just don't believe it. After the customer took the car and drove it all weekend, she called me last night and said the car is running great! It seems that the air filter housing was the problem. Never In my life I though I would see something like this. ... Trouble codes: 2188 (Rich limit bank 1), 2190 (Richlimit bank 2).
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E21
Thank you for all your help. Unfortunately, the customer is not in a position to fix this at this time. I suspect it is either a problem with a plugged exhaust, which seems unlikely since it runs so well, or perhaps a problem in the throttle body. The steps ... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E53
This vehicle was posted by a new tech in the shop that was unfamiliar with i-atn. My apologies for the short post. At any rate we were looking for a way to possibly test the ign, module and coil seperatly but i don't think thats possible. We replaced the coil/...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWAH63B21
o.k guys. First, let me start out by thanking all of you who responded to my request regarding this VW Passat. After doing extensive talking with customer, we both decided that the best route to take was to remove the head assembles and have them taken to a ma...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Transmission VIN: 3VWBJ71K18
Thank you so much, iATN again proves invaluable. Loren nailed it, the screeching noise (I cannot reitterate enough how loud this was - I had to work with ear protection under the car because it was deafening) was a vacuum leak through the rear crank seal. I re...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D01
CUST WILL TAKE VEHICLE TO DEALER. VEHICLE WAS SHOWING CODE IN ECM FROM DRIVERS INFO CENTER. WE COULD NOT READ ANY CODES WITH OUR SCANNERS. WILL UPDATE AFTER CUST GOES TO DEALER. THANKS FOR HELP.
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Abs VIN: YV1SW53D52
Thank you all who replied. Very good information from you all very indepth and thorough THANK YOU! we unfortunately have not fixed the vehicle. We sent them to the dealer and have not yet heard back from the customer on what the confirm fix was. we believe ...
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