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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37482
Vehicle has extended crank when cold, or after 6 seconds engine-off during warm-up. There is a whoosh sound from the intake manifold area just before the problem will re-occur. Engine starts right up if cranked prior to the whoosh... Crank time is approximatel... Trouble codes: 08 (MAF Signal), A8 (Thermostat Stuck Open)
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L electric window VIN: SAJHX6244W
Three times now the car has been brought into our shop with an inoperative drivers window. Each time the window has failed in the fully up position. The first time I used the Autologic scan tool to communicate with the module and after finding nothing wrong wi...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L 1 gear, 1>2shift VIN: SAJEA73BX4
Customer came in asking for a test drive to demo what seems like transmission related problems. When coming to a stop and then pulling away gently, intermittently the transmission will seem to be in neutral and only pick up 1st with a rough thunk as if there w...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.0L Extended Crank VIN: WDBCA25D6J
Vehicle has an extended crank at all times, worse when engine is warm. Cranking time exceeds 8-10 seconds. It has been to the local Benz dealer and several shops before, with no change. Bypassed cold start injector with no change. Cranking with pedal held at W...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBUF26JX6
Customer states that when first started and when coming to a idle the engine shakes running down road every thing seems normal. The only code in computer is 2562. he does say it is getting better the more he drives the car. Mitchell is no help. has anyone had ... Trouble codes: 2562 (Zero quantity calibration for injector 2 cylinder upper learing range)
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L shift cable VIN: 3VWAB81E1X
car towed in with clutch pedal on floor when started noisy clutch and no pedal return replaced clutch and flywheel and cable. now it will go into gear with engine off and pedal will not return to up position when pressed. all parts were oem and we have tried M...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Idle Air Valve VIN: WBAAN374X1
So, I took the advise of all that responded. As such, I replaced the oil separated with all the hoses and tubes, cleaned the dip stick tube as it had a major blockage. Thanx for that bit of advise. Also replaced the intake gaskets and all vacuum lines. Replace...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L memory seats and mirrows VIN: SAJHX124XW
car was an a wreck, request more time to check my wireharness, customer did not want to spend more time or money in the car, thanks for all you help
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALTY1248X
Thanks to all who replied, but I was unable to get the information I wanted. The owner is unwilling to invest in the springs at this time. The vehicle is at normal ride height with the factory system as long as long as the system fuse is pulled after manually ...
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1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality
ON BEHALF OF MY TECH THAT POSTED THIS I WILL THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES. THE FIX FOR THIS WAS TO START FROM SCRATCH AND SET UP THE FUEL DISTRIBUTUION UNIT SINCE THINGS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED BY PEOPLE WHO DID NOT KNOW BETTER. A RULE I FOLLOW IS IF YOU ARE NOT ...
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1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Charging
Everone's response was yes it needs that bulb. What worked was using the ground to the light on the guage. It pretty much works like the factory, key on light comes on and goes out once the generator is working. Thanks for all the help.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Brake Caliper VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Thanks to all. After trying many of the replys I received it ended up being I purchased a defected brake caliper. Installed another one and everything works. Al
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ85255
Thanks for all the inputs but customer decided to pick the car up and go straight to dealer for trade in. There is other repair needed (brakes, MIL issue) with this car. Most of you said the trans is the problem. I went back to scanner and look at torque conve... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor high - input no sub type information), P0506 (Idle air control system rpm lower than expected), P0175 (System too rich Bank 2), P0172 (System too rich Bank 1), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance), P61A6.
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