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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WBAFF8402E
Hello. To be clear we have a 1984 E28 Chassis, with a 1989 E32 3.5 liter motor installed, which is now Turbo Charged, however the Cooling system is stock. Issue is, all is fine when idling, however the moment you drive it, the temp gauge goes cool and then pe...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8321W
First thing I notice is that this vehicle takes forever to go into closed loop, almost 5 minutes. Coolant temperature does climb to almost 200 and hold steady, takes a little while to get to that temp however I am skeptical on changing a thermostat due to how ... Trouble codes: 1188 (fuel trim bank 1), 1189 (fuel trim bank 2)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Brake light on dash
I'v been working on this car for a couple of day off and on. The red brake light stays on and the message center displays warning brake fluid. Test on the park brake switch. Has 12v on one side and ground on the other when praking brake is released. Ground on ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L xenon headlights VIN: WDBRF64J11
this Mercedes is gone those headlamps is a poor design there is a module inside the headlight housing it is called sib that can not be replaced without replace headlight assembly. those were the problem . thanks to everyone .
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2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3GN4ARXB
Thanks to all that educated me on the MDI needed to perform diagnostics on this vehicle. We elected not to run out and purchase the equipment based on this particular job, just as Justin suggested. We sent the owner to a GM dealership to see if they could help... Trouble codes: P2135 (Throttle/Pedal Postion sensor/switch A/B voltage correlation).
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWVD63B44
Right rear brake light out, replaced bulb. Stop brake fault error message corrected.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWSR61J45
Thanks to everyone for your valuable input. We found that the clutch disc had part of the lining broken/missing. We replaced the clutch and all is good.
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2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAK7A92A
Thank you Lou and Mike, you were both right, there is a dealer campaign for these fault codes. I called my man at my local dealer and he told me that the campaign number is "23MI". The customer will be seeing the dealer soon. Again, thanks for the help. Adam Trouble codes: P2453 (Diesel particle filter differential pressure sensor implausible signal), P13D3.
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