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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33461
I do not have a beamer scanner, read the knowledge base for the code it came in with and gave it a try, on the freeway, even after replacing the thermo code comes back after a few miles. sublet to reflash no change. radiator new, cap new, thermo assembly new.]... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant thermo below reg temp)
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L engine VIN: WDBUF26J15
Customer reported had low voltage message functions disabled on dash (first cold day)went away after driving,did repeat a few time after.Approx 2 weeks later after driving for a while customer was not able to start(no crank)towed to shop.Had low volt and srs m...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alternator VIN: WVWMA63B4X
Vehicle came in not charging, another tech diagnosed bad alternator based on testing with VAT 40, Tech put on 2 Bosch Alternators neither would charge. Vehicle was passed to me. I went thru pinpoint testing the charge circuits, even providing a case griound to...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53562
this was a weird one, after viewing all the replies and advising customer, installed a crank case vent valve without removing intake manifold with updated insulated hoses and valve. removed the pipe atop the intake that equally dispenses crankcase pressure and... Trouble codes: 241 (Cylinder 4 misfire), 120 (Accelerator and brake pedals implausible values).
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBAB33A1E
Hi guys, thanks for the numerous replies. It has taken awhile to sort through everything because it has not been a priority but I finally straightened it out. I think I confused the question when I said i was getting my reading from the return side of the filt...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st gear only VIN: WDBJF65H5X
I believe i resolved this issue. John [...] gave me a hint. sure enough the shifter assembly had a lot of sticky stuff and not making a solid contact in switching gear from p,r,n,d and so on. Also it was warped so i ended up replacing the shifter assembly. ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Hard to start VIN: 3VWSR69M04
Check for voltage at the crank sensor connector. Brown and white wires should have 2.5v and the black should be ground with key on or off. If the black wire has 2.5v, you need to ground it. Simple fix (easier said than diagnosed!!) for a hard starting 04 BEW T... Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine Speed Sensor G28 Implausible Signal).
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