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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L fuel trim VIN: WBABM5344Y
Hello BMW Techs we did all the repairs as described above, cleared the codes and drove the car for 35 miles, then check for codes and the P 1189 code returned but did not turn the check engine light. I would like to know if I'm missing something on my diagnost... Trouble codes: P, 1189 (Fuel trim bank 2 exceeded)
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi everyone, I have this bmw 745li with 237k miles! It has a misfire on cylinder 4. It has new spark plugs and coils, which cured misfires on 2 other cylinders, but cylinder 4 misfire remains. I have swapped the injector with the adjacent cylinder and the miss...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1242X
Hello, we have this 99 Range Rover which is sitting on the bumpers. Neither of my scan tools will help, and nodata hasn't been much help either. We repaired the RR air tube, which had a big hole in it. I can disconnect the tubes from the control unit and apply...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L directional lights VIN: WDBFA66E4L
If the directional (combi) switch is turned on directionals are inop, if you turn on the parking lights or the head lights the directionals will work, IF you briefly turn on or off the hazard lights, the directionals will also work - New combi switch and new...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L automatic transmission VIN: WDBGA32E5T
The transmission goes into gear & moves normally for 20 feet then it feels like it is in neutral & won't move foreward or backward, If i turn off the ignition & then restart the car it will go into gear again until it goes about 20 feet & then neutral !
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L automatic transmission VIN: WDBGA32E5T
The transmission goes into gear & moves normally for 20 feet then it feels like it is in neutral & won't move foreward or backward, If i turn off the ignition & then restart the car it will go into gear again until it goes about 20 feet & then neutral !
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs, esp VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
We have a 2001 ML320, that has a chronic C1025 stop lamp switch fault code. The client will at random times have the bas/esp warning lights come on. The fault code is always C1025 for a stop lamp switch circuit. We have fixed many of these with stop lamp switc...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L all VIN: 3VWCR31C84
thanks in advance to all, dont shift properly and feels like it is in 2 gears at same time p0756 is solenoid #2 open or short to ground,p01707 is interferance in mechtronic control module, harness is in good condition out side the trans, has any one seen this...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no start VIN: WVWSR61J54
Customer stated they wanted the timing belt replaced because of the mileage. Also wanted some catch up maintance. (oil change,fuel filter,coolant flush.) removed timing belt, and cam gear, crank gear, to replace seals. I did use the propper tools to hold the c...
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71KX6
Vw tech, please help. Car came in 3 times in last 6 months. Customer complant hard [...] fuel up gas, nozzle just keep clicking plus check engine light on with a p0441. Everytime we remove the purge valve and fuel will leak out all over the place. We replace purg... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap emission control system incorrect flow)
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Customer did not operate vehicle for 3 months. Vehicle just gets started and let run for 30 minutes once a week to keep the battery going. Car was towed into our shop. Vehicle started but ran extremely rough and dies out. Vehicle would barely want to restart a...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1SZ58D31
Drove 3 miles last night, stopped at traffic light and steam rolled out from under the hood. Engine was extremely hot and temp gauge on dash read all the way cold. Let it sit for for 45 minutes and added water to the coolant reservoir and the coolant seemed to...
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2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1TS59205
This is the later model brake control module, not like the older ones with a high failure rate. The car has the ABS light on. Scanned code BCM-0070 with my CS2000 tool, it is for "Power supply for pump motor-Faulty signal". I do not have VIDA, but I would like...
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WAUDF78E68
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the replies. this is a common issue on the 2.0 FSI engines, so common there is a warranty from audi. The surge and poor idle is caused by the crank breather valve failure, as all the replies suggested. Some techs also recommende... Trouble codes: 16891 (Idle air control system rev/min higher than expected), 18619 (system lean at idle), 18711 (intake air leak).
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top
Many thanks to Robert, Chuck, Dave and especially Robert from California for the extra effort. I'm not a BMW guy, and always run from convertible top problems as a rule. So put the two together and I'm outta here! This car belongs to a used car lot and I was ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L noise VIN: WBAAZ334X3
We found this to be the converter clutch. we drained the transmission fluid and used an additive as recommended by ZF, and as the car was driven the problem got better and better and the additive worked it's way through the system - thanks for the help
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L comp VIN: 5UXFA13585
All replies said an inop cooling fan will keep the ac from coming on. The cooling fan is bad. Customer undecided about repairing. I will repost if he decides to fix it. Thanks
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2009 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.2L readiness moniters VIN: SAJWA79B49
Steven got it coasting for 30 sec was the fix I needed but it sure did upset the drivers behind me .Thanks to everyone that took the time to send help
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, No throttle response VIN: WMWRC33546
THANKS Matthew from Nevada I DID TEST FOR OUTPUT FROM THE DRIVER AND I WAS ABLE TO TO SEND THE COMMAND. SO I REMOVED THE THROTTLE BODY AND OPENED UP THE ELECTRONICS SIDE AND FOUND A BURN SPOT ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD. REPLACED THE TB AND ALL IS GOOD NOW. THANKS EV... Trouble codes: 1617 (Control unit h- bridge driver).
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1985 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Noise VIN: YS3AT36L8F
Well the transmission shop did find problems with the torque converter and a bad seal. Was going to replace the flex plate to be safe but that part is no longer available. Once the transmission is back and all is well I will update this post. Thanks to all tha...
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