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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Clutch VIN: ZARBA5640H
Help, This Alfa will not go away. You guys already helped me when I installed a new clutch and the car wouldn't start. We took the trans back out and,as advised, indexed the flywheel. Started right up !!! NOW we can't get enough clutch to engage the transmiss...
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8314M
This 750 will set code 16 intermittantly in DME #1, most often when under load, uphill, passing, etc. I have monitored data while driving the load signal drops to zero and immediately the code 16 appears. That is the only indication, the car runs great otherwi... Trouble codes: 16 (Cylinder reference)
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L ingen VIN: WBADD6329V
hello all car came in with blown head cylinder we replaced the ingen i was able to crank with bad ingen but with replacment we lost crank signal all fuse are ok custemer has only on key i did scan the vehicle withe my vedes ews zke dme the cood i have in trans...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L emitions VIN: WBAGH83431
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X5
hi guys i have a 2005 BMW m3 with a check engine light on, the code is p0070 ambient temp sensor circuit according to all-data and Mitchell on demand the temp sensor is located under the front left area of the car there is some missing plastic pieces that have... Trouble codes: P0070
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2008 BMW 535xi 3.0L clock VIN: WBANV93558
The local BMW dealer told this customer that he needed a new battery because the clock was resetting sometimes and the car would not crank sometimes. He wasn't to happy with the price they quoted and brought it to us. The car had a conventional battery not a A...
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJKY1540K
Hi to the Jag people out there, This car came in because of a no start condition after cust drove for about an hour, then let it sit for aprox 15 min plus. car would not restart. they waited aprox 2 hrs and got the car to start. I was able to duplicate the con...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L asm test VIN: 1G6KE11111
Doing an asm smog test in california.Have been told numerous times in the past that mb cant be put on the dyno,however I cant find any documentation for this.the newer ones have a esp switch which you can turn off.Do these MB have something else that im missin...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Stall VIN: CA45E9LA49
I have this 560SEC and sometimes after running the car for a few miles I park the car and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and go to restart it it runs up then dies out then if I try to start it it will fire up then die try to revv it up and it will not, I ca...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Rear SAM VIN: WDCBB86E76
Hello This car had a water damaged Rear SAM. I imported a new one from USA (dealer sold pn #[...] after vin informed) I didn't know if the new SAM would work without coding procedure. Even because I don't have coding tools for it. After assembling th...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Refueling VIN: YSDD58H012
Hello again IATN land. Just wanted some insite from anybody out there that has Saab experiance. I dont work on many of these but its a real good customer. She has a problem when refueling the the pump keeps shuting off like the tank is full. She has paid atten... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position circuit A bank 1 or single cylinder), P1312, P1334
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S44
has anyone seen ecm dtc B2AAA, ive not been able to find any info for this dtc. The cust, stated that the car ran rough for just a second under heavy accel,then the mil came on he has driven for three days with light on but the "rough second" hasn't returned. ... Trouble codes: B2AAA
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB49S43
Previous shop could not fix draw so now vehicle is in our hands. 3 amp draw after 10-20 minutes. Noticed first off that the lights for the front door switches and CD Changer remain illuminated, even after prolonged periods. Also, the electronic steering lock d...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: Y53EH45G44
I really don't know why we are working on these but here it goes, Customer states car ran untill he replaced the battery, now it has no spark and no injector pulse. No codes present I do have comunication with the PCM and I did scope the CKP. It looks normal ...
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1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWBB81E4S
Hi and thanks to allin advance. this is a longshot but I`ll give it a try. this is a 95 VW cabrio 2.0L that my friend bough with a bad motor. he had some mechanic replase the engine with a used one but afther he picked the car up started to run weird. when is ... Trouble codes: 0206 (throttle valve potentiometer)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L abs, steering, trans. engine VIN: WVWAK73CX6
car shuts down. The ABS sets DTC for all 4 wheel speed sensors and 1/2 pressure sensor. In scanning the entire system the ABS is affecting all the other control units. To the point where the speedometer will stop working and the steering will go into limp mo...
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9603V
I have a 1997 960 with multiple cylinder misfires. It ran horribly when it came in. CEL on and flashing. I could move the miss from cylnder 5 or 6 to cylinder 3 or 4 by switching coils. Changed all 6 coils and replaced connectors (badly corroded) with OE Volvo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfires), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
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2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: WBACK73471
Hello All, Thank you all for the great replys.I have put the two wires together as some of you mentioned, also pulled the sending unit from the gas tank, and ohms the sending unit in all positions and it checked out okay.After discussing the options with the ...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Asc Light VIN: WBADT63483
we replace the abs ppump module that toke care of the problem
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L oil level reading VIN: WBAVB335X6
This car also had another problem in which the fix turned out to be the cure for the oil level reading issue also. The car would crank slow as if the battery was dying despite it being only 6 months old. It was a Interstate that was replaced at another shop....
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Idle speed too high VIN: WDBBA48D8G
Thank you to everyone who responded! You got us to question our diagnostic procedure. We started off on the wrong foot because ALLDATA provided incorrect diagnostic prodecures so we ended up looking for something that didn't exist. We went back to the actua...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L a/c VIN: 4JGAB57E83
I finally fix this Nightmere. Both the AC Controller and the compressor was defective. What apparantly happened was the power steer pump was recently replace (Not by us) and the compressor power wire that runs from controller to compressor is routed near the p...
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2007 Porsche Cayman 2.7L airbag light VIN: WPOAA29827
Thanks to Scott for all his help.(the only reply I got) There is a shorting bar on each terminal of the seat side airbag. After plugging in the airbag there is a yellow tab on the connector that must be fully pushed in to disengage the shorting bar. After clea...
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1999 Volvo C70 2.3L hoses VIN: YV1NK53C6X
Client is using car since I delivered (with repaired leaking water hoses and new fuel pump). I called him asking about the car: no more water consumption and car is running ok till now. Maybe the small water leak was causing the problems. But it will be hard...
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