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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Front Wiper VIN: WBACB31070
I need to know the exact location of the wipers module, I already tried looking for it most of the parts inside the car, but I couldnt find it. Also I think that having the module connector pinout I would be able to do more testing; and decide what its the exa...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Car dropped off customer complained of idle @ 2000 + during spring & summer months not a problem during winter customer complained this promblem has occured for about 2 1/2 years with no resolution I know nothing about ME/BE please lead me in some direction
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L central locking VIN: WDBGA43E1P
Vehicle came into shop with no reverse. R&R tranny and rebuilt. When customer came to pick up vehicle they said that door automatic locks was not working. Technition said that the locks did work when he started on vehicle untill he disconnected battery. We hav...
1974 Other European SilverWraith 7.0L master cylinder
Hi all, not really looking for a fix here,just a little advice.I am wondering how one goes about bleeding the brakes on this old boy. I am assuming the master is at fault, judging by the crust surrounding it. I am getting a "partial brake failure" and "2-Low p...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOAA2994T
Car runs rough, check engine light on, has a P0300 random multiple cylinder misfire, has also specified cylinder 6, 2 and 3. Checked secondary ignition on cylinder 2, appeared ok. Distributor belt is intact. I suspect air mass meter, but I also know that these... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cylinder misfire), P0306 (Misfire 6 2 3), P0603 (internal control module keep alive memory cam error), P0203 (injector malfunction cylinder 3), P0624
1989 Saab 900 2.0L camshaft gear (exhaust). VIN: YS3AW4SL9K
Please i need help with this one.Head gasket was done 1month ago.Then it came in with a lifter sounding noise.test drove and vehicle died on test drive. Towed back to shop and found exhaust cam gear had stripped its index tab. Bolt was still tight so i have no...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 9BWGA21J7Y
Help all you VW pro's out there. This car came in running very poorly and with mil on. Customer wanted a "tune up" yeah, anyway, pulled codes and there were several misfire codes AND a random misfire code. There was a idle limit code and o2 code. Subsequent in... Trouble codes: P0320
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FX87654
Need a few other brain cells here to get me going the correct way, this car has 150,000 kms on it has new engine block, old 1 was cracked (normal original block light casting) new amm, And a used ecm, new pressure reg. Block has the updated timing belt system....

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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8320W
will gentalmen thanks for all the help you gave me plenty of advice . will i didnt fix the car i had to say uncle and send it to the bealer. will lets see i started with the pcv valve and intake the valve had been leaking so had the intake gasket replaced them... Trouble codes: 139 (electronic thermostate circut), 75 (misfire several cyl with cutoff), 67 (misfire cyl 5 with cut off), 66 (misfire cyl 4 with cut off), 68 (misfire cyl 6 with cut off), 62 (misfire several cyl).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD6036X
The three replies we had suggested vacuum leaks and/or MAF problems. George [...] said to make sure the MAF sensor was clean. We smoked for vacuum leaks. Found and resealed a small leak at the brake booster line near the throttle plate. Then inspected the ho... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one), P0174 (lean bank two).
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Rod Bearings
Well, leason hard learned. The block that we recieved from the 'expert' had a bad spot near one of the main bearings. When he rebuilt it, there's no way he couldn't have seen the damage, but proceeded any way. Many, many thanks to Stewart for sending a new blo...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBAB93A9D
Thank you for all the responses. Although many respondents addressed my ‘political' problem with the customer and revealed a healthy dislike of lawyers at the same time, of those who gave their technical view, the majority seemed to think that this scenario wa...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L audible warning VIN: WPOCA2985W
After i received a email from Herman [...], I tried with the remote cycling it a few time but it did not work, after I disconnect the battery like Herman said and turn on the ignition switch ,then reconnect the battery , it work ( no more bell) thank to Herm...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWCF21C1Y
Turned out to be a pressure switch. 1 post said that if the fans are on with the a/c on then check controller. If the fans were not running with the a/c on then check pressure switch. I found by watching the voltage on the signal return wire of the pressure sw...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cruise control VIN: YV1VS255XY
I just wanted to thank all of those who replied to my post. We have not had the opportunity to follow up on this vehicle, the customer decided that since it will actually cost money that cruise is not a priority right now. As always the members of this group h...
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