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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L no reverse in cold
No reverse when on cold ans after left it top idle for 5 to 10 mins it catches reverse with no problem until it sits again for 4 hrs and up
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L compressor VIN: WBAAL32090
Has anyone come across intermittent operation of a/c comp clutch before? i.e. no power getting to clutch.
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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L volatile memory VIN: WBANE73566
This e60 keeps losing battery voltage. I tested the vehicle extensively, this car has the best (lowest) parasitic draw of any late-model car I have ever seen - 8mA is amazing! The car does go to sleep on its own, and seems to be charging just fine. The DME is ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J14
Have this vehicle that sees a misfire under WOT request at which point the affected cylinder injectors are cut-off causing lack of acceleration and a rough idle. Upon restart vehicle runs fine until WOT request at which point the same thing happens. I can get ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0305
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L Srs VIN: WDBTK56616
Vehicle has an SRS code SRS 9223 Driver side airbag ignition R12/9 resistance high. I found the driver ignition squib harness was repaired per Mercedes Technical bulletin. Cannot find furthur information with ALLDATA charging system is good this is the only co...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 3.0L ignition switch VIN: WDDGF81XX8
Car was towed in. When key is inserted and turned nothing happens. no warning lights or accessories work, steering does not unlock. The only response from the car is to tell you to remove the key when it is turned off. Based on a identifix hotline archive we r...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 2.8L valve cover VIN: 3VWTG69M31
Hi Guys We are doing a valve cover gasket and need to know if these valve cover gaskets crack with the new gasket and leak. We have been seeing that with other plastic valve covers recently. With having to pull the plenum on this one I would like to know. It ...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L drive VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Have checked wiring harness as much as we can looking for shorts or opens, bad conecectors. Checked grounds and powers so far found nothing. Any ideas?
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L roof, alarm VIN: YV1TS90D8X
Replaced roof module with new O.E. We can't get it on line by working locks or battery reset. Had 4 roof codes, now down to 1, UEM-0005 roof communication. Motored roof to close it. Any ideas on how to get it to work?
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Variable cam timing VIN: YV1VS255XY
Vehicle came in with ECM codes 5F, 60, and 61. Another shop replaced the timing belt 6 months ago and we are not able to positively verify if the code pre-dated that repair. We tested oil pressure, removed the timing covers and verified the marks lined up, the...
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUBF78E17
Hello guys,thanks everybody who responded to me, jeff,lou,christian,naushad,seth,mark,john,steve,george,dan,philip especially jeff and phillip who gave me step by step direction. first I need to say that I took the high pressure pump out and inspected it al... Trouble codes: P1266.
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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE8326V
Sorry for closing this so late. After scoping the cam sensor several times, it was determined that the sensor ground was dropping out intermitently. While tracing the harness back to the ground source, there was a location where a rat had been chewing on the... Trouble codes: 112 (camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction).
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L transmission VIN: WBABM5347Y
thanks for the replies they where very helpful i did finnally get the car to act up the next morning after a test drive as it turned out to be internal transmission customer declined the repair , thanks again for the help you guys are great
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L evaporator VIN: WBAEV53463
we decided to give the car back to customer and have them return at a later date to see if we can see any dye comming out of the drain. i want to thank everyone for there time and all the helpfull advise.
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L reverse VIN: WBABD53474
thanks for the help i was still unable to get the car to act up with me and still could not comunicate with the tcm i belive that was a scanner problem customer wanted to come and get the car i haven't heard back from her so we'll wait until next time , thanks...
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBANA53574
Thanks for all the usefull info but my scaner cant test the computer on this car customer is going to take it to the dealer. Trouble codes: 28B2, 5F77.
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33484
Hi Guys thanks for all the help I smoked the system found a bad leak detection valve replaced it retested all is well thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: 27CC.
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SALTY5846K
Thanks for all of your great help. We replaced the coolant sensor and the crank sensor, cleaned plugs again and the car purrs along with no stall, no stumble. Runs great! Thanks again guys
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L ignition leads VIN: WDB1290662
thanks to all that helped, the answers we all great, after checking the firing order and finding all was ok, i took richard from florida's advice and allthougth they looked good i replaced both caps ang rotors, it started up, and ran great, so i also replaced ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Door locks + lights VIN: WDBRF61J81
Could not repair this car even with the factory tool need to have some modules availible to switch out and retest. Customer going to dealer
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JN2
First of all, thanks to all who replied. All valid suggestions and I took all into account. The problem ended up being not CAN-BUS related at all, but rather a power supply problem that caused those CAN codes. After studying the schematics thoroughly I tied th... Trouble codes: P2032 (EVAP Large Leak), P2027, P2040 (CAN from ESM interrupt), P2026 (CAN interrupt from ETC EGS interrupt), P202B, P2001 (Component Faulty ETC control module.).
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Piston VIN: YS3ED48E31
WE ENDED UP GIVING THE DECESION TO THE CUSTOMER. AND SHE WENT WITH REPLACING THE PISTON THAT HAD THE SKIRT CRACED AND BROKEN. THE TECH REPLIES TALKED ABOUT THE LOWER OIL SQUITTERS ON THE BLOCK GETTING CLOGGED UP OR THE CAR SUFFERING FROM INFREQUENT OIL CHANGES...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L fuse 37 VIN: WVWKG61J14
Fuse 37 powers up the throttle body motor. I took the throttle body off & cleaned it-it had been apart before. The customer has not had the fuse blow again in the last few weeks. The correct fuse should have been 10a. I believe this problem has been around awh...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Evapourator temp sensor VIN: YV1TS49K91
Thanks to all. Traced air con fault to internal temp sensor fitted new sensor on drivers side and run new wires.other sensor was in the back area not accessable.
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