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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAJ9310M
Car was towed into the shop. Car starts good. Idles good, but won't accelerate past 1500 rpm when cold. Pulled code 16. Checked circuits & wiring. While checking the vehicle running, noticed the car started accelerating good when engine was hot! After the engi... Trouble codes: 16 (Camshaft sensor)
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L A/C system VIN: 5UXFE83598
Customer states whining noise when engine at operating temperature mostly at idle or around 1000 rpm. Road test and verified noise. The noise is not very loud but noticeable. It sound like a bad belt pulley kind of chirping/whining noise. So I remove the alter...
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2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJJA42B2Y
Car has sat all winter with float charger on it. Customer tried to start car and it would crank but not start. It was towed in. Car will crank, has great fuel pressure, but no spark. P and N light up on shifter, red wire has power, black has ground, yellow has...
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L timing chains VIN: SAJWA79C25
ok so we replaced the timing chains tensioners and vvt carriers and actuators on this 05 jaguar xj6 with the 4.2 v8 about 5 months ago and it has came back in today with a rattle on start up cold there has only been 3k miles put on car however i did find out t...
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2007 Jaguar XJR 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA73C87
This Jag only has 25k miles and was the same owner for the past 4 years. The car was running fine but occasionally had these messgaes showing (the Config C is new) a Config C code flashing on the cluster, along with limiter not available, Cannot apply parkbrak...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B42
Flat ass stuck! i have this 2.8 vw passat that i have replaced both camshaft chains, phasers (dealer) and sensors on this car and i keep getting -25 on bank 2 at idle. I removed the valve cover and checked alignment and all looked good. I set the chains up wit... Trouble codes: 17755 (Camshaft position sensor 2/ engine speed sensor incorrect correlation), P1347 (Camshaft position sensor 2/ engine speed sensor incorrect correlation)
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Vibrates VIN: WVWMD63B74
Hello and HELP! I have this 2004 Passat 1.8 Turbo that has me mystified. It will not set any trouble codes but the thing vibrates at idle and under acceleration like its out of balance. The vehicle has pretty good power under acceleration and pulls pretty goo...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L RF Headlamp VIN: WVGZM77L45
Thank you for your time. The right front headlamp assembly on this thing has an intermittent failure. When it has the failure, none of the lights in the fixture work. What I've found is that there's a loose connection where the fixture goes into the connector....
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: 3VWCD31Y95
I have no communication with any modules. I have power and grounds at my DLC. On pin seven {the reference wire} I only have .8 volts. I suspected a bad module so I tried unplugging each module and retesting. After unplugging each module I still had no communic...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUDF78E97
Well... thanks for all the relies. Unanimous verdict is that the rings are bad. The owner is talking to Audi NA to see if they will help him out on the repairs. Meanwhile, I disabled the PCV system and the car has close to 1K miles on it since it left here and...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Parking brake module VIN: WAULK78K89
Thank you all for the helpful replies. Thanks Robert for informing of the parking brake test procedure. It took about 5 tries to perform the test with the snap on verus but eventually got the parking brake motor to extend. Thank you all
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2007 BMW 760Li 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN03507
Pressure damper vent valve was defective allowing fuel into the evap purge solenoids,also replaced plugs and 4 coils, cleaned carbon from intake valves. Trouble codes: 0029C, 29CD.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA01TX3
The chiming as some said is due to the airbag system which is setting 3 different codes one of which is saying there is no bulb in the dash. The clunk is from the recirculation door...haven't gone in to determine what needs to be done.
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2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Stall, Misfire, Hard Start after sit VIN: WMWMF73539
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to replace the high pressure fuel pump located on the end of the cylinder head. I was reading pressure coming into it, but had no way to test output pressure.
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1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Well I need to close this help request due to IATN time limit. I decided not to touch the carbs on this thing. The answers and help I obtained from others is that this carbs are really a specialty item. I have worked on many carbs but nothing like this. The ve...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3FD49Y16
At this point customer has picked the car up and not brought it back. I have not been able to verify the baro reading at KOEO because I don't have the car here. If and when I do I will post my results. Thank you all for taking the time to respond to my request...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVH69M92
thank every one I am sending this vehicle to the dealer, thank for all the replies
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Exterior lights VIN: YV1LW61J8Y
I'm calling this a fix. The car has not once kept any lights on after key is removed since replacing the 4-way flasher switch. I have no idea how a defective switch could have caused the problem. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks to all who responded.
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2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L vvt cam actuator VIN: YV1VW27544
thanks everyone that replied. ordered tool kit on amazon $97 delivered in two days worked perfect.
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