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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Starter VIN: WBXPC93457
This vehicle was towed in as a no crank/no start. I scanned all modules and found no codes. When turning the key to start, the starter makes a rapid clicking sound which is being induced by the starter (S) wire. I started looking at scan data and found that th...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWC33538
Customer complaint is a check engine light. We also noticed when the vehicle is first started it takes 30 seconds to a minute for the idle to stabilize, though the idle speed variation is very subtle (the customer didn't even mention it). The main concern is t... Trouble codes: 29E0, 29E1, 2A15, 2A1A, 29D2
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4849N
Towed this car in for cranking no start. Has ignition but no fuel. Noticed engine light did not illuminate so I proceeded to check fuel and main relays. Adding power to pin 87 of main relay turns pump relay on, illuminates engine light and car will start. I am...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJEA71CX4
I have a two-fer here, this car and a 2006 s-type with the same 4.2 powertrain and 71k on the car. This car had more work done with no improvement on the customer's complaint, so I'm posting on this one, but I think they have the same problem. History on the... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L No Start VIN: SALSF25456
Well this one has me stumped. It came in on a flatbed as a no-crank no-start. With ignition on, all warning lights are on, red PARK BRAKE and Adaptive headlamp icon both flashing. The park brake does have a broken cable so I can account for that. Temp gauge re... Trouble codes: U0100 (Lost Communication with TCM), U0101 (Lost Communication with PCM)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L gauge VIN: WDBSK75F43
Is there a good way to know if the fuel sender or the gauge is not working? I removed the sender and with an OHM meter checked the sender and it increases and decreases steadily as I move the level. When it's plugged in, I have 5 volts at the supply wire. On t...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 4.6L Maint Reset VIN: WDDUG8FB1E
Good morning! I need help obtaining the service reset procedure on this new body Benz. 2014 W222 body is different than the previous W221 body. Thank you in advance for your help.
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Very low power VIN: WMWRE33423
This car will barely move. Feels like the cat converter is stopped up. I would just replace the knock sensor, but it is a high hour job. I have never had a knock sensor cause such poor performance. It appears the supercharger has to come out, although, Alldata... Trouble codes: P0326 (Knock sensor)
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWAE63B65
Got this diesel vw here. Its my boss's car. He's been complaining of this noise for a year now. The engine is loud like a diesel. But theres an extra noise in there. Its a rhythmetic noise that occurs about 3 times every 2 seconds at idle. Hard to say exactly ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Wont take throttle VIN: 3VWST71K26
This vehicle originally had lack of power. We found the lobes were worn, we replaced the cam and performed a valve job. After this repair the vehicle would start and immediately stall. These repairs were performed by a tech who is no longer here. Timing is dea...
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1997 Volvo S90 2.9L pulls right HARD VIN: YV1KS9603V
my apologies if i get too long winded in this post. also, while the VIN says this is an s90, the car is a 97 960. at least according to all of the badging on it. this customer is a dealer. he'd just bought this car. it had the right rear bent. we replaced wi...
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2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1SW61255
Older gents car. Not a usual customer but a friend of my wifes. Fuel pump will drop out intermittently. I replaced the fuel pressure sensor which is a known problem. No change. Vehicle runs great but pump drops out intermittently after a hot soak. i have v... Trouble codes: P0089
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2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59276
Help Volvo Techs! This XC70 has fault code p0100-mass air flow sensor signal too low- also had set fault 216c long term fuel trim signal too high and 21eb- long term fuel trim missing. we did an alternator a couple of weeks ago on this car FYI as this may be r...
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2008 Audi A4 2.0L Compressor VIN: WAUAF78E48
TURNS OUT THE COMPRESSOR JUST HAPPENED TO GO OUT WHILE THE CAR WAS HERE OR SHORTLY BEFORE. REPLACED COMPRESSOR, DRYER, AND ORIFICE TUBE. WORKS LIKE A CHARM.
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2012 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WA1LFAFP3C
THANKYOU TO ALL TECHS THAT GAVE ME THERE ADVICE THANKS AGAIN AND YES SCAN TOOL WORKED PERFECT
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L clock VIN: WDBUF83J05
This what I learned: THE CLOCK movement is a normal feature,, However the BATTERY light on dash and issue of going dead.. I removed and charged the AUXILLARY battery and replaced the MAIN battery with a new, even though it was only about a year old. Have seen ...
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2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH51U96
Dear Members , thanks for your response . I bench tested turbo boost solernoid-valve , valve seem to open & close, however because i was at a dead end and the valve was very cheap ,I went ahead and changed it and problem seem to be solved.I spoke to the custo... Trouble codes: P0234.
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2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Map Sensor VIN: 1VWBP7A33C
CAR HASN'T COME BACK, CUSTOMER HAS TRAVELED OUT OF STATE, YET TO RETURN.
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