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1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: SALDV2282R
This land-rover runs horrible and the gas readings are as listed until the check engine light comes on and code 44 is stored in the memory. After the light comes on I think it is in limp mode and it runs much better. Hc's come down to about 200 C.O's to 1.0 th... Trouble codes: 44 (left bank lambda sensor)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35D8G
I'm getting no power to my cold start injector.The overload protection relay isnt popped,ive replaced the fuel pump relay and ive banged my head against a brick wall for hours.There is a vio-wht wire that connects the gear select switch to the fuel pump relay(...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stall, Hard Start VIN: WDBRF61J64
This seems like it should be so easy amd I'm beating my head on the wall finding a solution. This MB starts very hard when cold. It will crank and fire like it is trying to start but then doesn't. After a few minutes of cranking and messing around with the th...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Limp Mode VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
Hello fellow VW tech's. This little Jetta is killing me. A long time customer got this car about a year ago and all was well until about a month ago when he comes in with a complaint of a clunk in the drive train and we found that the differential portion of t...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M04
Car came back with p1142 code again. Obviously i do not want to install another mass air flow sensor, what should i be checking for. Smoke test, negative for leaks car runs and drives normal no drivability concerns. Could not get to act up while in the shop. ... Trouble codes: P1142
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC Light On VIN: 3VWCK21C14
Does anyone know how to scan for a Electonic Power Control (EPC) lamp code using a OTC Genysis scanner.
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L wiper motor VIN: WVWGV71K77
Car came in with broken wiper transmission, replaced transmission and wipers will not function. Hood closed. I have switch input to steering column module, but no parameter change in central electronics module wiper parameter. Communication issue I believe DTC...
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Acceleration VIN: WBAGK2324T
We replaced the throttle sensor and throttle assemblies but we still have to send the vehicle to the dealer to program these parts to the car. The customer agreed that we try this and boy do I hope it fixes the problem. If not, I told him he will have to leave...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE254X5
Sent to dealer for an ECM Flash which corrected the issue.
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2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L Shifting VIN: SALFP24N48
I want to thank Carlos from Virginia for the link to Land rover tech page. The land rover page helped a lot. Interesting enough the P0725 code hasn't come back yet. The diagnostic procedure for this code according to land rover is to check for communication f...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Trunk VIN: WDBGA51EXS
RESTESTED FOR LEAKS- NO LEAKS FOUND. DISASSEMBLED PUMP AND ADJUSTED PRESSURE SWITCH TO SHORTEN RUN TIM [...] TO 4 SECONDS AFTER DOOR HAS CLOSED. SO FAR SYSTEM HAS BEEN WORKING W/O PROBLEMS. WEBLINK LISTED IN RESPONSES WAS VERY USEFULL.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L no crank no start VIN: WDBRF40J45
Relay broken in 87 slot causing no power to modules.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRC33433
Thank you guys for the advice.The connector below the fuse panel in the driver's kickpanel was severely corroded and even had some pins broke off.The sunroof drainhose was off on the driver's side.Repairing the connector fixed the battery draw and the dead ta...
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Intermediate shaft chain tensioner rail VIN: WP0CB29821
Customer has decided to get a second opinion on his broken tensioning Rail. He is looking for that magical cheap fix, Gave him two options to open the motor up and replace rail and do all necessary updates or get a replacement engine. Thanks for the hel...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21V11
CAR HAD TWO KEYS ONE WITH THE CHIP AND ONE WITH OUT IT GOT THE WRIGHT KEY AND THE CAR STARTED UP THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP OUT THERE.
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