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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Clutch VIN: 4USCJ3324V
Hello BMW guru's: We have another winner...the hits keep on coming! Ok, this one is back for the same problem? After driving for awhile the clutch pedal sticks down and doesn't return unless you pull the pedal back. The time before this visit about this same p...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Module
I tried to scan with launch tool but cannot get communication. Tool says i must use bmw 20 pin connector. I have connecter but cannot find any info on where the plug is. Under the hood there is no power distrubution center like mitchel says under hood. Please ...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
Help Jag Techs. 2000 XK8 with an intermittent P307. I have swapped plugs, coils, injectors and smoke tested. Keep getting P0307. The bad thing is I dont feel a misfire at all when the code sets. Code normally sets around 20% throttle 194 temp 2200RPM. It norma... Trouble codes: P0307
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C22
vehicle has 6 new coils and spark plugs [towed in like that] i can clear codes while runnuing and in seems too run on 6 for a few seconds then goes back too cylinders 2-4-6 only,checked for power on red wire at all coils and there is battery power,checked grou... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P1316, P1582
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBEB31E4S
95 E300 diesel that the customer's complaint is the A/C is inop. We found the compressor will not run and the cooling fans are running all the time. If we jump ground from the heater control head to the pressure switch the compressor will run and make cold air...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Limp Mode VIN: WDBJF72F2V
I think this vehicle is snake bit. It came in on a rollback. Owner complained of transmission going into limp mode when hitting bumps. His regular tech cleared codes and it was normal until another bump. I drove the car and it was normal until i hit a bump, th...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Cuts out VIN: 2304751F03
Customers complaint is that the car quits running after short period of driving but only happens approximately every 4-5 days.Driving speed makes no difference. He says he thinks he hears the fuel pump become noisy before the car dies. No codes stored. Replace...
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Compressor VIN: WPOEBO911H
We have no power to AC compressor. Wiring diagram is confusing. It shows the compressor getting power from the control side of the AC relay?? I can get the compressor to run by bypassing the red round relay(AC relay) in the front fuse box. I am having trouble ...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: TS3ED48E1X
Need some help here on a saab I'm using obd2 scanner for this car so I dont have a lot of scan data. Had a code for random misfire and slow o2 sensor response. checked spark plugs and are in good shape, test drove and is not missing so replaced the o2 sensor a... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 3VWSB69M72
I/C and radio illumination remain on past an hour. Armed immobilizer, unplugged all modules, and ecm ; I/C remains active. Checked fuses. Removed fuse 15 (all data describes the fuse as "Instrument cluster/automatic transmission 5A"). Once fuse is removed the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Will not shift out of 1st gear when cold ( overnight or 8 hours ) reverse is fine. If you idle the car for 5 minutes when cold it will shift fine. Has 5 spd auto/manual transmission. It is a car i bought for my son & our shop does not rebuild transmissions. Co...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29582
Has a miss fire on cyl 3 under slight or heavy load. We have swapped injectors - coils - wires - spark plugs - and always stays on cylinder 3 - performed leak down on cylinders ok - all pids ok - short term fuel trim 18 % lean - cam and crank sensor reading ok... Trouble codes: P0303
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2003 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Ride Control VIN: TRUWT28N92
We replaced the torn axle boots on both side of the car. While doing the axle boots we found the outer CV joints to be binding up. We cleaned up the burs on the CV ball cages and freed up the CV joint movement. We then put a new set of tires on the car and the...
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2007 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0si 3.0L Blower VIN: 4USBU535X7
Well this one is fixed. Thansk to Ken at SAS German in Pleasanton for letting me use his Autologic. It ended up being a problem with what the dealer did. They never intialized the battery, and this put the vehicle inito transport mode. Re-initialized the batte...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Timing Chain? VIN: WDBUF56J66
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. YES I BELIEVE THE ENGINE IS SLUDGED DUE TO CLOGGED FILTER. HOWEVER I MUST SAY I DID NOT DO MY DUE DILIGENCE WITH THIS ONE. I 'ASSUMED' ENGINE WAS OKAY SINCE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS NOT ON. WE ALL KNOW ABOUT 'ASSUMING' LOL. WAS AB...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Have not had time too finish this vehicle. But it seems like the culprit is the Cruise Control Module. Had it rebuilt and tested, but it seems like it's still not working. (No "click" from the relay when turned on). When it comes to the two switches on the b...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: X511812840
Thanks to those who replied.Followed the harness going up the C pillar,removed rivets from right rear inner spash shield.Found Fuel control module.Harness connector corroded,module corroded replace both.New harness 3 ft shorter -mounted inside vehicle. Concer...
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