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1988 BMW M6 3.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1988M63577
This vehicle came runnung horribly. it is getting was tooo much fuel at idle as to where it wont even idle. hitting the gas will clear it up. Cust, has replaced throtle switch, o2 sensor , pump and computer ... Voltage from airflow meter seems right on the mon...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 4USCH7320T
OK Guys...this is a weird one, The fuel gauge operates properly in reverse only...put the gear select lever in any other position and it goes to empty with the red warning light on. Turn the headlamps on and the gauge operates properly in every gear selection...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L rear speed sensors VIN: WBADD6320V
hello,this 1997 528i came in with inop rear wheel speed sensors.The customer had both rear wheel bearings replaced at another shop and now both rear sensors are not working. My question is about the tone rings[or lack of]on this vehicle.There are no tone ring...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA43E4P
Customer bought the car from an auction the car runs great till it warms up then it dies. It will start back up and run for a few seconds and stalls will not.run untill it cold. any ideals? I dont have a scanner to pull code but no check engine lights are on. ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF65J11
I have no compressor function. With Autologic I have no communication with A/C module and will not enter self diagnosis. Checked power and ground and replaced module with reman unit. Performed coding and now have communication but also have 2 hard faults, B122...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33482
Greetings everyone, We have this mini which will go into limp in mode after about 10 mins of driving and set the p1125 code. after the first time of the day the code will return almost immediately after clearing.The eml light also comes on at this time. We re... Trouble codes: P1225
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Internal shift mech VIN: YS3DF75K93
Help!! I Put a clutch in this Saab, put trans back in, was finishing up, went to hook up the shift linkage and noticed that the shift rod sticking out of the trans looks to be in neutral. I put the trans in 4th as usual when I took it out. I do not use the loc...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pedal VIN: 3VWSK69M12
This is one is likely the master cylinder. But, it doesn't feel like a typical bad master, so I want to throw it out there before I just throw the part at it to find I missed something potentially obvious. The pedal feels EXACTLY like rear drum brakes out of a...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R42
This car is a sublet from another shop. Arrived in limp mode. Would not accellerate. Found vacuum leak at oil trap. replaced oil trap & throttle body. replacement throttle body is used part of same year and model. Now when the car starts idles at 2000 rpm for ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed higher than expected), P2177 (Lean mixture)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64BX1
Hello all...sorry, thought I'd closed this one. Most all of you were right on. Changed the MAS and the problem went away. Thanx Again - Bernie Trouble codes: P1139 (Excessive long term fuel trims).
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2008 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L rear hatch VIN: WA1BY74L38
Thanks for the replies, it seems this isn't exactly a common issue but I had suggestions for the first bad key causing it and wiring problems. I had wondered about the first key sending an erroneous unlock signal to the hatch, so once the customer found a se...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51C44
Thanks for the help. There was a post prior to my post that said he changed the filter inside the front cover, and the noise went away. That was compleatly wrong and impossible. I sold a service based on this post. Made me to look the fool after convincing t...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on
This car is not yet fixed. We sent the ecm to BBA Reman to have it repaired and they said they repaired failed drivers for the ignition coils 2 and 4 which are the ones we had faults for. Installed ecu, cleared all faults and the same faults returned immedia... Trouble codes: P1372 (early ignition coil activation coil 2 cyls. 58), 1374 (early ignition coil activation coil 4 cyls. 23).
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Sorry for the delay. I got a number of good responses and even spoke with a member on the phone. I have this pig running pretty well after a number of repairs. I replaced the fuel and fuel filter, the ignition points, cap, rotor and plugs. I also replace the t...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L HVAC Panel VIN: YV1TS94D2Y
Thanks to all that responded - the conclusive answer here is that the original unit was fried - some additional information though: You can use a used CCM with these vehicles, it just has to be fairly close to the software level that's in the CEM. You can ensu...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Hesitation, power loss VIN: YV1MS39096
Hi guys and gals. well, the pcv trap tested ok on this volvo, no change in rpm with dipstick removed, no change in sound. the owners needed the car, so they came and picked it up. sorry for an inconclusive result. if car returns i'll add any relevant notes her...
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