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1983 BMW 528e 2.7L cruise control VIN: WBADK7304D
tested power and ground circuits. okay. tested brake and clutch switch inputs. okay. tested switch inputs. okay. What else can be tested, and are there any known faults with the cruise control system.
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ignition Key VIN: 5UXFB33582
Hi Guys; This X5 came from a dealer that the customer declined the repair. This whole thing is a little twisted, so read on. The denied repair was for both rear suspention air bags. After inspecting the vehical, that was sitting low in the rear end (both air b...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L electric struts VIN: SAJDA01N51
Jag came in with very harsh ride. We replaced struts with Jaguar factory new, and now the ride is bouncy over smooth roads and "cats system fault" light is on dash. Mitchell has no info. I searched Identifix and they linked fix to IATN's site. I read through a...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cmpressor VIN: SAJEA71C54
Ac compressor clutch reads 4.2 ohms. With compressor unplugged, i get power and ground at the plug, however as soon as i plug it in the power drops to 3v and the compressor does not engage. Power and ground to the ac control module is good. This module direct...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L trans or diff VIN: SALPV1245X
We got this land rover in and sometimes while driving and (usually turning) the front tire will lockup. We have removed the front drive shaft to eliminate the brakes and now it doesn't seem to lockup anymore. Has anyone had this problem before, and where shoul...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J93
Hopefully someone can/will help me with this. p203a is stored, fuel gauge is inop. Rear SAM is reporting fuel level signal is implausible. Data stream from SAM with the Maxidas reads level is 255%.(this data could be inaccurate as the Maxidas is like that s... Trouble codes: P203A
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Tire Wear VIN: WDBRF92H57
Car has went through several sets of tires with-in a short period of time. Aligned and put new set of tires on. ALL Suspension parts ok check over thoroughly. Customer came in with car blew a front tire out. inside edges EXTREMELY worn right into cords both si...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Fans VIN: WMWRH335X6
Hello all. I have a 2006 Mini Cooper S JCW that is exhibiting very strange Cooling Fan symptoms related to operating the A/C System. Initial customer concern was the Cooling Fans operating more frequently than she remembered from the past. I initially pursued ...
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2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L key locked in t VIN: WP0AB29876
I have this Porsche Cayman in the shop that the customer has locked his keys in the front trunk. I have already tried the "red fuse" slide out connector for opening front and rear compartments with a dead battery. However the battery is not dead on this one an...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Everything on circuit #15 VIN: 3VWSG71K97
We have a 2007 Jetta 2.5 BGQ automatic that came in for some tires and the next day the battery was dead. After charging the battery we found excessive parasitic draw that would pulse from less than 30ma to over 2A about every 30 seconds. In the course of isol...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37403
well guys i thank you all that reply, i end up replacing the vent crankcase valve with all four hoses and problem got fix got rid of the smoke and lean codes.. had to run the car four about 100 miles before all the smoke disapear! Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Seats VIN: WDBRF61J91
I replaced The SRS Center Module and all codes cleared and the seats all began to work and operated properly. thank you for input
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Ignition Coils VIN: YS3FD45Y04
Thanks for all of the replies. After chasing our tail on this car I believe it to be a bad ecm or wiring harness. Found that in addition to no spark, the fuel pump is operating backwards and pushing not pulling fuel. off to the auction she goes I guess. Th...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4V
OK guys, I'm not going to know if cleaning the throttle body is going to take care of this 97 VR6. Like I said it's my buddys girlfriends car. I will be working on it and making it right as long as they have it. I am a lot better off now with the help I receiv... Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps), P1582 (undocumented).
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