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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L compressor VIN: WBAGN83483
Car came to me with complaint of a/c blows warm intermittently. I started by scanning the vehical for codes. I found a code 9C64 automatic recirculated air control AUC sensor, and 279D Activation engine electric fan. From here I wanted to make sure the system ...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Convertible Top VIN: WBABW53454
Thanks in advance for your time and knowleadge. Car came with a complaint that the convertible top would operate on its own (open and close) until the battery is drained. Performed a short test (with BMW ICOM) and recovered stored codes for the convertible top...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1746M
Vehicle was towed in and will crank but not start. There is ignition spark available at the spark plugs and will start and run briefly if it is cranked long enough but has no power and then dies. When it fails to start, the engine will kick back slightly when ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Convertable Top VIN: WDBKK49F41
Hello Fellow MB Techs, This is a strange problem on this little car. This is an SLK which means that the convertible top is stored in the trunk when one puts it down. One day the customer put the top down and it would not go back up. Then, when they brought t...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L smart start VIN: WDBUF87X59
Hello Mercedes techs, My own vehicle giving me some issues. I have owned this 350 4 for 3 years with no issues. The past two days the smart start feature has been intermittent. The smart lock and unlock work all the time as does the remote lock and unlock. The...
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2006 Smart Fortwo Passion .8L No power to glow plugs
Vehicle was towed in from an other shop no start condition and gas was put in tank instead of diesel. after checking the starter had to be replaced after the starter was replaced we drain the fuel tank install a new fuel filter we bled the system and injectors...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L A/C Clutch VIN: 3VWCM31Y14
Sorry about missing any details about the diagnosis if I do, this is my first time asking for help. Car came in with a blown motor, we replaced motor and everything except compressor clutch works. I have battery voltage at the red/white wire at a/c clutch with...
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Engine VIN: WVWAB71K49
Checked all work. Whine/hum can be felt in oil pan but not in adjacent AC compressor. Removed drive belt and noise still there. Engine has a timing chain and it looks like a chain drive balance shaft. Noise not felt in transmission. Depressing clutch doesn't c...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starter VIN: WBAGH8339X
I shall start this explanation of findings with this car came from a used car dealer. So you know what fun this was. We found fuses 111 & 114 & 17 all blown, fried multiple wiring at firewall under glove box area, fuel pump relay socket ground and power wires ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37482
Thank you all for the excellent input on this BMW. The fix ended up being the regulator built into the fuel filter. System pressure now holds for long periods of time. I would like to have received input on the 'True Running Value' PID's from a Euro savvy tech... Trouble codes: 08 (MAF Signal), A8 (Thermostat Stuck Open).
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Ignition VIN: SAJDA24C11
Thanks for all the help. Gerald and Joe helped me a lot. The final outcome was a defective engine ECU. Replaced with a known good one, reprogrammed, all clear. F or reference in future, part number was [...] located right rear of engine compartment.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L auxiliary battery VIN: WDBUF65J33
Well I believe this vehicle is fixed. Thanks you guys for all your great responses. Especially the info Dallas provided and the link to the system description provided by Byron that was very helpful. Special thanks goes out to Marvin who by email & phone also ...
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