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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake Lights VIN: WBAGN63453
the car came in with the battery completely dead would not take a charge turned the battery switch off key out of ignition switch replaced the battery with anew bmw same4 part # battery started the engine alot of the dash lights were on parking brake failure m...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Stall VIN: WBABN73423
We have this 03 325ci with N56 engine that intermittently stalls. I have experienced the problem at idle. The engine code I have is P16C3 or 28B2 SPEED LIMITATION: RESET I checked for bulletins. could not locate. Anyone been here before that could pass on some...
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1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNA5846J
Car was towed in. Customer stated wouldn't run and could smell gas. We attempted to start the engine, it fired and ran on 6 cylinders (poorly), with a strong smell of gas. Shut car off and noticed fuel dripping from RH catalytic converter. Crankcase oil is ov...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Engine starts and idles fine. When driving it quits running when accelerating with more than 1/2 throttle, starts right back up again. Trouble codes: P1580 (testing and results)
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mirrors VIN: SALME11455
The folding mirrors on this Range Rover are out of sync. When you use the fold back button one mirror folds out and the other Mirror fold in. I have manually folded the Mirrors back into sync many times but they just return to out of sync positions. Both Mirro...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMF15496
Car for a year now from what the customer said had popped a message on the screen for transmission fault. I had scanned it once and found a code for shift solenoid E. The transmission always had driven smooth and shifted thru every gear. I heard the same "I'm ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L oil pressure VIN: WDBGA51E0N
This car came into the shop with a complaint of the oil pressure light coming on when the car is fully warmed up. We tested the pressure with a mechanical gauge and found that with a cold motor there is about 80 lbs a5 1k rpm but when motor is fully warm it ha...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73577
Vehicle came in with a Check engine light. I pulled codes with a Launch diagun and got some strange codes I'm not familiar with but I wrote them all down but I don't think any of them come into play here. The customer just baugth the car in Chicago and drove i... Trouble codes: P2402 (Evap System Leak Detection Pump Control Ckt High)
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Overheating VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This car came in with oil leaks, and requested tune up for mileage, Customers says vehicle looses coolant and overheats while driving . NO visable leaks, if you drive the car with the heater on the car does fine . I dont have the adapter to pressure test syste...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L secondary air VIN: 3VWSC29M11
have a 2001 jetta gls with a non operating secondary air pump on start up causing a po411 code. i cannot find any other enabling conditions for it to work thru alldata other than ect. i can command it on fine and it blows good strong air thru the tube, it just...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M11
Customer brought the vehicle in witgh MIL on showing P0411. Secondary air motor will not turn on on cold start, I can command it on and it blows good stream of air, tested all solenoids and valves. all tests were run with ECT well within the enabling condition... Trouble codes: P0411
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Hello all, thanks in advance for the help. We replaced the transmission due to an accident, sent the car to the dealer to have computor flashed because of a shifting issue with an associated tsb. Customer ran car for a couple days and brought the car back beca... Trouble codes: P1639 (Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2G79/G185 Implausable Sign), P0343 (Camshaft Position SensorSensor-G40 Signal too high)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB69M42
Hey Guys Vehicle came in on the hook with no start condition. lady was at the vehicle testing station when the vehicle died on her while she was in the cae and would not crank up. Vehicles engine turns over but does not start. Checked for fuel pressure and ha...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCK21C23
hay all vw masters out there have this happy little bug here starts and dies security light flashing now becides the p1570 there was a code in the instrument cluster for key low signal clear code recode icu diconnect battery cables for the night still didnt he... Trouble codes: P1570
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Immobilizer VIN: WVWAK73C06
Grettings to all i have this passat that will start and run for about 1 second and then stall will do this several times and then will start and continue to run.i have retrieved a pcm code po 513 for incoorect key.we also retrived 3 codes 02861,02818,02811,for...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L instruments VIN: YV1RS58D51
Instrument cluster goes dead intermittently. when this happens turn signals, windows and possibly other items do not work. The customer had the car into a Volvo dealer and was told it was a bad cluster. he replaced the cluster and it did not affect the issue. ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L radiator and heater core VIN: WAULC68E03
WELL, WOW WHAT A RIDE AND A LACK OF UPFRONT INFO KINDA THRU US OFF SOME TOO, IT TURNS OUT THE CAR HAD SEVERAL ISSUES, FIRST THE OIL MIX WAS FOR SURE THE OIL COOLER JUST LIKE ALL MY REPLIES HAD SAID AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, THE SECOND PROBLEM WAS HER C...
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1991 BMW M3 2.3L Tach Trip Computer VIN: WBSAK0314M
Well I was hoping for a magic fix, but it looks like I'll hve to send the cluster out for repair. Thanks for all the help.
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Heater valve and compressor VIN: SAJAV1346F
Thanks to all that responded. The ac amplifer was the issue. Not available thru World Pac or jag but found a used one in Georgia. You guys are a god send. Thanks for the wealth of info.
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2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L High beams VIN: SAJWA74C44
Thanks for all the input. It ended up needing the combo switch.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E9N
SPECIAL THANKS TO RICHARD! I HAVE SWAPPED THE FUEL LINE ON CYLINDER 6 & 5 AND MISFIRE MOVED FROM 6 TO 5! REBUILT FUEL DISTRIBUTOR IS ON ORDER! THANK YOU GUYS!
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0CA2986W
I did'nt realize I was past due on this one. The car has been sitting in the back of the shop waiting for a customer decision. What I did was call Autologic and between the tech on the phone and myself checking the TRU and FRU numbers on the scan tool, he beli...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L shifter cable VIN: YS3EB59EX3
Hi all. This one is fixed. Justin laid it all out and it turns out that the earlier cable does not fit the later car ('02 and up). Justin also revealed a repair for the earlier cable it does not apply to the later. An old fashioned Google search on the part nu...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAC63B21
Thanks for the replies. Was advised thr bcm has to be in the loop for the car to spin over and to check for water in the bcm. It was dry. Discovered opening the l/r dorr would blow fuse 14 for the power windows and car would not start. Appparently that fuse al...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L impropper shift VIN: 3VWCB21C62
Time has run out so I have to close this request. Thanks to all those who took time to respond. The car is still sitting on the lot waiting for me to fix. After describing the symptoms to a local trans tech he was sure that the problem was broken internal part...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L downshift VIN: 3VWCM31Y94
We were in tough spot with this car, no transmission shop would take this car, and the customer was told by VW that it needed a entire transmission, So the owner was hoping we could do sometime better/ ie cheaper. Everyone mentioned the valve body and that mad...
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2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Sport 2.0L Cooling fans inop VIN: 3VWHL7AJ5A
Unable to get any good diagnostic information we sent this car back to Volswagen. Tech claimed it had to be a bad fan. He changed fan and it still did not work. (third fan defective at 1200 a piece) Don't know what the dealer did will not divulge the secret bu...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Air Bag VIN: YV1VS29521
I didn't repair this vehicle because customer declined. I did get some good advice and did learn quite a bit about this problem. I do feel this job was properly diagnosed and could have been repaired if customer would authorize.The problem is intermittent an...
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