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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADP5349Y
Hi Beemer Guys Have been working on this stumper off and on for a bit and it is almost going to have a birthday here if i don't get rid of it. The car came in for headgasket/overheating concern. Simultaneously it also had been setting codes for exhaust cam se...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L alternator and starter VIN: 5UXFB33512
now two days later the truck came back on a tow truck with the battery light on and no power from the black and green wire at the starter and no power at the blue wire from the alternator both get the power from the engine control module (DME) can it be bad ma...
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Driver's door lock VIN: WBAEV53492
Aloha, friends, '02 330i auto 4 door, 78k miles. Driver's door lock does not unlock, button does not raise, with either the interior lock button, or the remote. Other locks fine. Read codes with GT1: GM codes as follows: 81- DWA alarm memory, driver's door...
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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83493
Customer brought vehicle in and stated that the car started running rough after refueling. Got a sample of fuel at return fuel filter, found extremely fine sediment after sample sat for 20 minutes. We drained fuel tank found some minor evidence of contaminatio... Trouble codes: 2913 (Output stage HPFI1 line 1), 2917 (Output stage HPFI2 line 2), 286D, 291A, 290F
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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L radio nav
I have this bmw that has no radio,i drive functions,nav. After it was detailed i have read other posts about a micro power supply module in the trunk that gets water in it and causes these items not to work,problem is i cant find it or do they still have i.i r...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power windows VIN: SAJHX1246W
I have this XJ8 that came in with only driver's window not working. Appeared to be a failed door module after checking, the best I could, inputs and outputs. After reconnecting harness plugs, I found that the other 3 windows would no longer work with driver do...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDB2084702
hi all,the soft top has no actuation,no fault codes listed,car came in with boot lid cover and rear bow unlocked,have locked these manually,operating button glows for 1 sec when ign on,boot lock works with switch,light on in roll bar switch,with das hooked up,...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J75
hi guys, this vehicle came in with a an engine light and no drivability problems. the code is for EGR malfunction p2001 no this egr has been changed back in 2009, and hasnt given us a problem since. does anyone know how or where to start diagnosing this cod... Trouble codes: P2001 (p0400 generic. Egr valve malfunction)
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Monitors not set VIN: WDBRF40J55
I've looked everywhere I can think of, and I can't find a year/make/model specific drive cycle description so I can run and set the monitors. There MUST be one somewhere out there! Help! The smog station next door doesn't have one, couldn't find one here, no l...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Esp VIN: 4JGBB86E96
I have this ML350 that was brought to me with a funny problem.ESP light on intermittent.Code 5170,steering wheel angle:zero point variation.Tried to re-initialize the steering angle sensor by turning steering wheel lock to lock then center with no success.With...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
car runs great for 30 seconds until goes closed loop, starts idling rough, intermitanly wont accelerate at all no codes, attempted vag throttle and kick down relearn, appears to have taken relearn, no improvement. help??? not a euro tech, been wrenching for 16...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTG61J51
This Jetta VR6 wagon came to us a few months back with the complaint of running rough and the check engine light flashing. A bad intake switching valve was diagnosed and replaced. It still has a bit of the noise, but the valve works properly. It came back two ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire detected)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B52
This is my own vehicle. I purchased it from a customer who had approx 5k in repairs over last two years at local dealership.. It has given me no problems until the other day. I started the car . It started fine then cut off. Upon restart the engine cranked fla...
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1998 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Parking Brake Cables VIN: YV1LW5648W
Hi everyone, me and my tech are having some problems with the park brake cables on this vehicle. This car came with an inoperable parking brake system, the cable were seized. We ordered some cables from the aftermarket, and they seemed too long. So I ordered t...
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHD6313M
this thing is finally fixed.I replaced the ecm.this thing kicked my butt.thanks for all who replied.I still swear the misfire felt secondary.but facts dont lie.so glad its finished.
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGL63452
Appreciate all efforts to help.After replacing diaphragms again still no improvement.Customer had to take car.No resolution yet.
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Charging VIN: 5UXFB33512
founded that there is no power to the starter from the black and green wire from the engine control module (dme) as will at the generato at the blue wire can it be the engine contral module
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Glass VIN: WBAEV33423
thanks for the help, waited untill a "donor" vehicle available, turns out the switch (at shifter area is faulty. thanks again.
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1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L No Start VIN: 124CS10101
Thanks for the quick reply. Two mentions of timing to #4 was exactly correct since it puts #4 and #1 at TDC. An hour after my post I was back from a test drive and the Fiat was running. My mechanic really messed with me about my mistake. I had put the wire...
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2007 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L rear axles, diff, or drive shaft VIN: SAJWA01A87
rear diff fixed it. thanks for all the replies. the bearings were shot at 32k miles.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25H7X
This old car is not going to be repaired,we have tried replacing all the lines,o rings and filters and it still runs the same.I am positive it is the injection pump but the customer has opted to get rid of the car so we will never know what the problem is.I wa...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Air conditioning VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
Hello MB Techs This car is fixed, we had three problems, first was dirty contacts at refrigerant pressure sensor and outside temperature sensor, also we had a low charge of refrigerant due to an uncalibrated R 134 charging station. Many thanks to Alexander...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 2.3L no power VIN: WDB9066332
Thanks guys, problem is fixed. The pressure of turbocharger on idle was in specs. I smoked vacuum system to see if there is any leak and vacuum line to the wastegate valve was leaking. Since I replaced vacuum hose everything is OK. Thanks for all help Trouble codes: P2263.
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2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF3C5XA
Thanks again fellas!! I removed the valve cover to put the cam fixtures on and see if I was out of time and I noticed an unusual material between the cam gear/VANOS and the No 1 cam bearing cap on the exhaust side. I removed the cap, and guess what? One of the... Trouble codes: P0015 (Exhaust cam over retarded).
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L oil filter VIN: YV1CM59H94
Note: brackets, ie [ & ], indicate my added comments. I mistakenly said I drilled a hole in webbing between intake runners 4 & 5; it was 1 & 2 (to hold tubing in place with cable tie). Bruce said: I do not know about too much vacuum. The following is a stand...
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