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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2314M
Hey guys, I need some help with this one. Car came in on a hook, customer says he parked the car, came back (don't know how long), and never started again. Car has no spark, no injector pulse, no fuel pressure. Car cranks no problem. First thing I checked is t...
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1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L extended crank
Today I was handed a 1986 Jaguar XJ6 Vander Plas with the complaint of extended crank. the vehicle had sat in our lot for a few hours prior to pulling it into my bay. Out in the lot, the car cranked and cranked and cranked. After four seperate 10-15 second cra...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Compressor VIN: WDBJH655XY
WOW tried to help someone out... Bites you in the... Vehicle came in A/C Not cooling properly. The A/C Blew 75 degrees. Evacuation and recharge, GREAT! Works, untill you step on the gas! Then the Pressures go to ambient temprature and does not cool again until...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Abc
OK, hear it goes. Car came in with fast dipping (dropping) left front and slightly slower dipping right front. Noticeable within 10 min. on the left front and within a couple hours on the right. Right strut was damp and left was dry. I replaced both struts and...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Can bus VIN: WDBRH84J94
Need to find Gateway module alldata says it's located on "left side under dash take foam out and it there". I've checked both sides of footwells have not located it need to check can buss wires.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBUF26J25
Hello Mercedes techs, This car has a check engine light on with codes p0192, and p0652. P0192 comes right back when cleared, p0652 returns after a minute running. Idle fluctuates, and acceleration is very poor most of the time. Alldata has no code information ... Trouble codes: P0192, P0652
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1967 MG MGB GT 1.8L No Start, lean VIN: GCD1U70246
We can get it to start but only with a hand over the throttle opening. The choke lifters are stuck but we thought we should be able to get it to run without them going up and down. the pisons and needles go up and down freely. We have blown air through the mai...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRC33484
This Mini came in with a intermittant problem with the power steering pump. When the pump stops working the battery light comes on stays on for a few minutes then goes out and the power steering is back on. I checked the alternator and battery both checked out...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1AA8859L
hello all, hope one or more of you can help. we got this 240 that is running realyy lean. the o2 sensor voltage cycles 0.00 volts to 0.800 volts. the car fails calif emissions test with high nox and has a lamda of 1.028. spec in calif is at .998-1.002. this is...
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5648V
Hi folks, We had this 850 come in a few weeks ago for a CEL, codes 611 & 612 - volvo's tank system leak / error codes. Not finding any smoking guns, we replaced a crumbly looking vacuum hose just downstream of the cannister purge valve & the purge valve itself... Trouble codes: P0442, 612 (Volvo specific code - small evap leak detected)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Engine, Body, Eletrical VIN: YV1VS29591
Car was towed in, Will not crank consistently, the starter gut totally glitches out or doesn't crank at all. The DIM is glitching as well, the mileage LCD and all warning lights flash with no rhyme or reason. Basically nothing at all works. With the battery co...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Cluster,Limp In Mode VIN: YV1RS64A24
Volvo Techs Please guide me.S60 came in with No cluster function except check engine light.Did some reading and found multiple faults with DIM.Removed DIM wiggeled and twisted to no avail.Tested power and ground feeds both there.checked ohms at DIM plug found ...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L acceleration VIN: WAUJT64B72
Thank you to all members for your help. Basic checks like coding, adaptations and fluid levels are always great suggestions. Also, the suggestion to check the ABS tone rings was excellent as we had replaced both front outer joints a few months earlier. We did ...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Drivers side door locks VIN: WAULT68EX4
Well thank you once again for the help and advise the door switch was the problem and the vehicle locks and unlocks as designed
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L rf VIN: SALME11485
WE found the problem with the rover to be a small hole in the passanger side strut, This was diagnoised by putting it in off road mode and spray the strut down with soapy water . If it wasnt for Iatn the hard problem would never be repaired Thanks again Mark...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWVD63B11
I found the problem, my friend rebuilt the transmission but the forward drum installed wrong, the good requires a magnetic ring, which sends a pulse to the input speed sensor, well now works well thanks to everyone who gave me their advice.
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Looses power VIN: 9BWGR61J85
Low vacuum was the problem. The mechanic found it using a vacuum pump and pinching off vacuum lines. He probably could have found it faster using our smoke machine but it's hard to get old mechanics to use modern equipment sometimes. This car has and egr coole... Trouble codes: P0299.
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