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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L abs VIN: WBADN6340Y
Hi guys i need some BMW help. I have abs coming on just before a stop as if a wheel speed sensor is dropping out.Does not act up over 40 kmph. Scanned and found code 20/32 Right Front Signal implausable. Checked sensor was very coroded and pushed out of housin...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Water Pump VIN: WBAVB13586
Did a thermostat on this car a month ago, customer brought it back said it was overheating on the freeway. I thought it might be air in the system so I performed a system bleed by setting the fan to low, the temp to high, turning on the key and holding the acc...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC535X7
Vehicle had come once before about a year ago. We replaced the valve cover and eccentric shaft sensor. Exact same series of codes were present. After replacing the sensor and clearing codes vehicle was fine. Currently we are having an extended hard crank. It e... Trouble codes: 2A33, 2A47, 2A31
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifting VIN: SAJDA01N81
The car came in without a symptom, and the complaint is very intermittant. Customer reports that the transmission will either not shift into gear or will hunt among the adjacent ratios, but that the symptom will usually disappear when he turns the key off, the...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA24D4J
Trying to perform bulletin DDO7.3-90071 selector override. Grounding of violet wire removed from connector X26 pin 10. Cannot find connector X26 in Alldata or MOD. Can anyone please point me in the right direction? Thanks,
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29883
I have a pid for pressure that seems to be reacting correctly when I pressurize and de-pressurize the system although it never drops completely to zero but I can't actually find the pressure sensor on this system. Alldata does not display a location and my vis... Trouble codes: P0455, P0451
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3DF78K41
Ok saab guys, if there are any left out there, Vehicle came in for a intermitant miss usally at idle mostly when the fan would cycle for ac or temp control. But not always, has no codes , Acts like alternator when its getting a load its bad but makes no differ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Starts and dies, won’t stay running. Throttle does not open, codes P1545, P1558, P1579. Fails adaptive resetting. When monitoring with Vag-Com both APP sensors look good, when opening throttle plate by hand angle sensors look good. TB motor resistance is 1.2 o...
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L bent valves VIN: 3VWLL7AJ1B
Vehicle was at another shop, according to driver it cranked normally and would ALMOST start but not run. Towed to other shop, it was determined that fuel was to blame (B100, please no lectures about B5 being only authorized) so other shop then determined there...
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L speed sensors all VIN: YV1LS56D1Y
Coutomer came in with abs/brake lights on. coustomer had parts on hand (diagnosed himself with his own code reader). So I put on his parts and light came back on. so I did some testing and found a faulty abs modual. just tap on it and it would work for a while...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L wipers VIN: WAULT68E82
This one is fixed. The module in question was the vehicle electrical systems control module, mounted behind the knee bolster. I re placed it, and the ECM housing under the cowl. The housing had a bad gasket, and that's what allowed the water to leak in.
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2009 Audi S5 4.2L MIL Lamp on, over heating VIN: WAURV78T89
Vehicle came back to the shop yesterday. I unplugged the thermostat and checked resistance. The thermostat was reading 3M ohms. So it definitely was open. The right side enjne mout had spent all its fluids out. Unfortunately I was dealing with a gentle man who... Trouble codes: P0597, P1575.
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Sunroof VIN: WBXPA93474
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. I CLEANED ALL OF THE DRAINS AND SEALED THE SUNROOF HOUSING AROUND THE REAR CABLES.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L limp mode VIN: SAJEA01T43
Sorry to take so long to post fix. I wanted to be sure. Thanks for all the replies. Most said faulty throttle bodies cause these problems. Others said to check for water leaks onto ecm. In my case it turned out to be the new battery I installed was faulty. Ano... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122.
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L abs VIN: SALTY19434
Sorry for not closing sooner. The customer has decided to not go any further at this time. I will update if he decides to fix it. thanks for all of your time.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E7R
I FOUND THE THROTTLE AUCTATOR MODULE PIGTAIL HARNESS TO BE SHORTED OUT BECAUSE ALL OF THE INSOLATION HAD COME OFF ALL OF THE WIRES. FOUD THIS BY CUTTING A SMALL SLICE IN THE HARNESS. I REWIRED THE THE TROTTLE MODULE HARNESS. IT TOOK ABOUT 2 HRS. THANKS. AGAI... Trouble codes: 022 (EFP emergency mode).
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