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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Idle Air Valve VIN: WBAAN374X1
I received this 01 BMW 325i 2.5L after several shops have had it and just through parts at it to try and fix it. It has a new throttle body and idle control valve that others have put on it trying to no avail to repair it. The issue I have is when you are at c...
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2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBXPA73465
I have this vehicle that "feels" like it is misfiring under a load and only under a load at any speed. It will set zero codes. I just fixed a lean code on this car due to a faulty MAF. Performed a hard battery reset. Reset transmission adaptions. Ohm all fuel ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3FD45Y04
Hello to all techs. Wondering if any techs out there have figured out a way to set TDC timing on these cars without the Kent Moore tool. This car is an ARC with a high pressure turbo so I would need the specs for the tool with last three numbers 079 gold blo...
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1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Charging
So I got this half finished kit car in for some carb work. It is a MG fiberglass body on a VW bug chassis. While I am working on it I notice that it isn't charging. Of course the wiring is a nightmare. Notice there is no key on power going to the volt regulato...
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L Radio VIN: WVWAF03D05
Customers complaint is no radio. This is a 1st generation infotainment system. After replacing the dlc fuse I have code 01305 in both the CAN gateway and Instruments module. The amplifier (dsp) was found loose and laying on the starter battery. All radio funct...
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L water pump housing VIN: WVGAV75N49
Thanks in advance. 2009 VW Tiguan 2.0t engine code CCTA. At the top of the water pump housing where there is a cut out for the seal it keeps cracking.This is not a timing belt driven water pump. I have seen another post for the same thing but there was no fix....
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59H34
Good morning Volvo techs everywhere.. I have here an 04 s60 awd with a variety of problems.Customers first complaint was that the cruise control does not work,then the transmission would downshift harsh and then no longer upshift.He turns off car and restarts ...
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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAEG2310N
Thank you guys. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. One of the strangest cars I have ever worked on. Like some of you suggested we took two fuel pressure readings (one at each fuel filter) Found only about 15 psi. We thought there might be a le...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Compressor VIN: WBAVD13526
ENDED UP USING THE LAUNCH AND FOUND AN CODE IN SYSTEM FOR CONTROL VALVE IN A/C COMPRESSOR TRIED TO CLEAR BUT KEPT COMING BACK TESTED SIGNAL TO COMPRESSOR WAS GOOD FROM ECU. SO CONCLUSION IS COMPRESSOR IS BAD. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY1246Y
Well, the boss man called the customer and explained (again, and in harsh terms) how the block can be faulty, then went on to point out how this was not a good fiscal decision, exceeding car value. Customer decided not to repair further. Sometimes, you can f...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Top VIN: WP0CA2981X
Thanks, most of you were 100% correct. The micro switch by top lock was defective, it actually had loose terminal where switch gets plugged in, so when the top stopped working, by pushing on the switch plastic made it operational. I replaced the switch and ...
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1977 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile 2.0L Coil VIN: 2372118024
kudos to George, your description of the wire routing was spot on! from the blower relay to the coil i found the wire rubbed through. Did not blow the fuse though, funnier things have happened! repaired the wire and all is well! Thanks Perri! you were right al...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L fuel filler VIN: 3VWCC21C5Y
I had aleady tried vent hose/valve and charcoal canister. I fugured it out though. someone put a bunch of sugar down the fill hole and it built up at the rollover check valve at the base of the filler neck. I pushed the valve open and the tank fills now. cu...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B91
this passat had some engine internal issues on top of a bad a.b.s. module so the customer elected not to fix it and trade it in thanks for the help iatn is a great tool
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