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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK47F3W
Vehicle sets misfire code for cylinder #1 and ME-SFI shuts off cylinder #1 after moderate acceleration. Ok after restart until next moderate acceleration. Idle quality fine. On full throttle car has normal power up to shift point, does not drop cylinder. If yo... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L injection pump VIN: 4JGBB2FB4A
Im going to jump across the EIS issue as that was resolved..what I have is a question about the injection pump..Mercedes diagnosed it as bad injection pump with only 5 bar output instead of 140-150 bars..they would only install a new unit (@ $2349 plus labor),...
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1960 Porsche 356B 1.6L Poor Idle Quality
I am having a problem getting this Porsche to idle correctly.it will idle at 2000 rpm when warmed up and is hard to start .carbs were rebuilt and put back on due to leaking . if I could get information on how to properly adjust the mixture and idle screws it w...
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1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AK35EXM
Dont see alot of saabs through our shop. CS : vehicle Gas mileage dropping 20mpg or less, car seems to lack power intermittantly, cuts out intermittently, idles poorly intermittently.(says sometimes start car runs like crap. can drive for hour park car come ou... Trouble codes: 12225 (Pre heater circuit open), 12223 (Too lean), 12111 (O2 sensor self compensating circuit problem)
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2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Limp Home VIN: YS3FD79Y37
Car came in with trans in limp home mode. Check engine, check trans, ABS and TRAC lights on, TCM missing on BUS warning from Tech2, codes SLM 1802 05 Sentronic Circuit Open ESP u2106 00 TCM missing on bus and ESP 0045 Left Rear Wheel speed sensor open. Main is...
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8702V
This is a low mileage van just purchased by a local customer. Came in for post purchase inspection (dumb) and had a list of items he wanted checked and repaired. CEL on, scanned and retrieved codes as listed. As I could feel a light idle misfire, I disabled th... Trouble codes: 16517 (O2 slow response B1), 16684 (Random misfire), 16690 (Cyl 6 misfire), 16795 (Secondary AIR incorrect flow detected)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Found no suction at injection pump inlet,primed with fuel , no change.Customer admitted to using farm diesel{red} instaed of road diesel.Injector pump is out of warranty.Starter is now wasted.Also customer has been starting with starting fluid.Also cranking te...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJM71K79
Hello, I have a 2009 VW with a check engine light on and no other noticeable problems. The MAC MEntor I am using displays a dtc 18863 and says "description unavailable." ALLDATA does not list anything except P-codes--I called them and they verified this is a m... Trouble codes: 18863 (No description available)
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Compressor VIN: WAUDC68D0Y
The A/C was so bad it was completely contaminated. We flushed out the system and replaced everything suggested, the compressor, inline filter, and accumulator. The system is now working perfectly. Thank You to all that responded!
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L power steering VIN: 5UXFA53582
thank you very much for the great info, it turned out to be the joint on the steering shaft, I lube it and the steering wheel felt fine. Customer will bring the vehicle back to replace the joint. Joint is about $310 retail and the book calls for 0.5 H if I rec...
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2004 BMW 760Li 6.0L Surge VIN: WBAGN83444
the customer took the car like it is, with out fixing issue. if the car comes back, i will be doing a injector cleaning and checking all 12 of the coils. if it comes back, i will let you know what fixed the issue. thank you for all the replies.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L a/c VIN: WDBSK75F53
Ambient air temp switch, replaced switch reset system working as designed.
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