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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Floods when cold VIN: SAJAV1341F
Customer said car will barely run when cold - runs good when warmed up. Spark plugs were fuel fouled and were cleaned. Monitored the oxygen sensor - full rich when cold - good switching when warmed up and engine runs good. Checked the ignition system - no prob...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L power steering VIN: SALME11404
Hello All, We are working on a 04 HSE RangeRover.It is being driven by the customers daughter while she attends college.She complains that randomly the steering seems to lockup.After talking to her I think she is losing P/S boost at low speeds. I have driven t...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor & condesnser fan VIN: WDB2030611
After the repair I Scaned all systems no fault codes. My problem start when I turn on the ignition the electric condenser fan works all the time at high speed. So I replace the pressure/temperature switch and the same conditions and no fault codes. Then start ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Windshield wipers VIN: WDBTK65G64
Vehicle came in with windshield wipers inop. They will ONLY work in 'wash' mode. With scan tool I was able to make the wipers operate in both low and high speed. Rain sensor test failed to activate. I tried disconnecting the rain sensor but that did not make t...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire, start and die VIN: WMWMF73537
This Mini starts and dies cold. Cold it dies at engine speeds below 3000 rpm for the first 10 or 15 seconds. After that it runs strong. We made several attempts at chemical induction cleaning and experienced some improvement. Not totally satisfied we removed t... Trouble codes: 2782 (multiple misfires), 277A, 277E, 2776 (combustion misfire cyl 3)
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1975 Other European 1100 .998L master cyl. VIN: XL2S1N1162
Hello everyone, here's a challenge I haven't had in awhile. Customer requested 1975 Mini be serviced/ recommissioned after 10+ storage years to put back on road - found brakes don't work. 1. Have removed M/Cyl. & piston is frozen - will not budge even after s...
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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WV2YB0256J
So not really a help request but asking for an opinion; you think you've seen it all then something like this happens. This vanagon has a cat converter welded into the header just before the O2 sensor...it also still has the regular cat in its normal place.(M...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L power windows and mirrors VIN: WVWVD23B5Y
car came in from body shop complaint of erattic window operation and no power mirror operation.We replaced the comfort module and master switch at drivers door to no avail.Windows all work normally from rear door b uttons as well as passenger front door switch...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63BX2
vehicle died in a friends driveway.no start.checking it out for him and have limited info.i do no it has rpm,noid,spark.does'nt have fuel pressure.no voltage at fuse 28-fuel &34 eng.i'll get to a wiring diagram tomorrow,but was wondering if it's pcm related? t...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Ecm VIN: WA1AV74L87
Hello everybody, thank you all for the help, to code the ECM is not a problem but to adapt the immobilizer to the ECM is a problem. Many suggested VCDS from Ross-Tech which I already have but I contacted their technical support and they told me that VCDS softw...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB130XH
Sorry for the delay but it took us a while to get the parts for this car. The fix for this car was the DME. The tps, ect, o2, and maf sensors checked ok. Even when the car surged the air/fuel ratio was good. Also when I manually controlled the air flow by ...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Idle oil pressure VIN: SAJHX1040X
As I posted in my update, the oil was changed to 20W50 and the customer has been contacted twice a weekly intervals to see if her oil light had come on again as it had before my help request, and the light has remained off.
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L 1 gear, 1>2shift VIN: SAJEA73BX4
I received 5 replies though they boiled down to two actions. One was to clear adaptations and reset/update the software and the other was to check the oil level. I communicated the replies to the owner and he said he was going to wait before doing anything to ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Suspension VIN: WDBHA28E6T
This is not a "fixed" vehicle but the owner was informed of the diagnosis and cost of repairs and is "thinking about it." Thank you's to all who responded with advice and if the vehicle returns for repairs I'll post a follow-up report. [...].
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine Oil VIN: 3VWSP29M11
OK well I definitely agree with removal of the oil pan for cleaning. The thought of Antifreeze getting into the breather system/intake never occurred to me & the owner of the car seems to know more than all of us as he stated he didn't think it was necessary t...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWYH63BX2
Well, it's not really fixed but the customer is happy. I removed the lower oil pan again in order to re inspect the screen again. It was clear and good. (No metal shavings the first time either, just plastic pieces from the chain tensioner guides.) After m...
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