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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No pull VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Hi there, Customer states backing out of drive when trans stopped pulling. He put in drive and pulled forward a few feet and same thing. This happened a few times and he had towed in. I cannot duplicate concern. No codes. Has any one else had this issue. Thank...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L Headliner VIN: WBSBK0336X
Hello all. Customer just purchased car and had problem with rear lid hitting cover as it would open to put convertible top down. We found strut rods for rear lid were shot. We replaced them and adjusted lid and performed the reintilization. All worked well. No...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Active steering VIN: WBANB33554
I keep getting message and steering wheel! on instrument panel, then central display saying shut engine off and restart to intialize active steering. I have had battery disconnected. I,ve checked all codes and have none.I cleared all adaptations. No mil and en...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA43BXH
hello, this 560sl, came back to the shop, 2 months after i repair the a/c system, ( retrofit,fix short on compressor wiring). the complaint is that the vehicle doesnt have midrange temp. in othewr words temp knob on full blue, will be nice & cold, as soon as i...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Lighting VIN: WDBRF40J55
Two fault message on cluster..First one is a brake warning sensor ,,,which somebody replaced pads without new sensor...So It needs a new sensor...Second Problem is a "light sensor on the dash" which I have no clue to how to diagnosis. All I know is that it's p...
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1976 Triumph TR6 2.5L turn signals
Turn signals nor working, lights come on when switch for Right or left turn is engaged but doesn't flash. We can not find the flasher. It has a flasher for the 4 way switch on fender liner by brake master cylinder. Thanks for the help, I know it is a simple re...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAC63B21
Customer said he turned on the key and power windows were going up and down on their own and car would not spin over. Founnd power window fuse blown, has a dead short. Unplugged body control module under drivers carpetand fuse no longer blows but car still wil...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door ajar light on VIN: 3VWSP69M32
Hey everyone. I need some advice on this vw. The door ajar light is always on. which on this model shows a drivers door open. if i lock the car the red led on the drivers door lock flashes. there is not an led on the passenger side. I wiggled the wiring of the...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L will not pass smog t VIN: WBAFA53581
thanks for all the replies,with in the 705 mile period that vehicle was reset,customer would fill tank and drive it to low,sinnce vehicle was old and had some miles on it and customer does not want to spend money,we asked him to take the vehicle on a nice driv...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33443
OK WELL WE WENT AHEAD A PUT ALL NEW PCV VALVE ASSEMBLY ON THE CAR AND STILL HAD THE SAME PROBLEM SO I WENT BACK TO THE BASICS AND IT ENDED UP HAVE LOW RUNNING COMPRESSION ON CYLINDER 4 SO NOW IM WAITING ON THE CUSTOMER TO LET ME KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. THAN... Trouble codes: P174, P1343 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 1 fuel cut off), P1345 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 2 fuel cut off), P1347 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 3 fuel cut off), P1349 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 4 fuel cut off), P1351 (Misfire cylinder cylinder 5 fuel cut off).
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33573
To all members that had offered to help, thank you. Customer did not return,there is nothing to report for now. Trouble codes: 16 (O2 sensor 1 before CAT aging TV), 22 (O2 sensor 2 before CAT aging TV), P1168 (Undocumented code), P1170 (Undocumented code).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L no fire no fuel VIN: WDBEA28E4P
i would like to thank everyone who took the time to read and reply to my problem. most everyone was right about what was wrong we run test with volt and ohm meters on just about every sensor including crank, cam, and everything else related to it. i found and ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L center vent flap positioning motor VIN: 4JGAB54E02
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES. WE REPLACE THE VENT DOOR MOTOR, STILL KEEP SPINNING EVEN KEY IS OUT. CUSTOMER DON'T WANT [...] DISABLE THE CENTER VENT MOTOR AND KEEP THE VENT DOOR IN A O...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Shifting VIN: WDBRN40J73
I'm afraid none of the replies helped out.But I did fix this vehicle.This car does not use a brake light switch.It uses a brake pedal position switch that is mounted on the brake booster.I did not have a signal from the switch at the ABS control module.Without...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Internal shift mech VIN: YS3DF75K93
Thanks for the replies, this thing is fixed. Friday we pulled it back out, put it on the bench at closing time and Monday morning I was going to pull the case off and fix the linkage. But I realized that since the linkage was already in neutral, all I needed t...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Starting VIN: WVGBC77L04
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, IT TURN OUT [...] THE ACCESS START MODULE. RESECURE GROUND WIRE, CAR START RIGHT UP AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY NOW, THANK YOU.
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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59237
When I was diagnosing this vehicle, the code would reset instantly after clearing, the MIL would turn on after first key cycle after clearing codes, so this was a hard fault. I could not read fuel pump duty cylcle with MAC scan tool, and this was a necessary ... Trouble codes: 2800 (unavailable), 2900 (fuel pressure).
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