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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Indicators VIN: WBABE52090
Vehicle LHS indicators won't operate. All fuses and switch, OK. Check inputs to indicator flasher unit, all OK, however no output on left hand side. Manually operated flasher for left hand side, no operation. Hazard light switch appears OK. Is there a check re...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Tempmatic Climate Control VIN: WDBDA29D2H
I was "lucky" enough to buy this jewel for a small amount and now am trying to get it repaired for resale. The A/C seems to operate correctly when the ignition is on and the engine is off but will completely shut down when the engine is running. I am having so...

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1986 Audi 5000 Quattro CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHE0443G
I would like to thank all who replied to my help request, especially Rolf in Pa. his input was very helpful in troubleshooting this vehicle. Unfortunately, I am no longer employed at this shop, so cannot tell you what the fix was. I requested a control module ... Trouble codes: 2111 (no rpm sensor input to received at computer).
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L Customer Irritation VIN: 28RDE66322
This Vehicle is not fixed. I have talked with the customer when he picked up the gas cap and it seems the noise is coming from beside the drivers seat--console. This vehicle does not have the electreonic controls for the rear vent as the newer ones does. Sever...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: SAJKX1745S may be a fix? it may not? I will let this forum decide: but here's what I did after the replies to no avail. Exhaust backpressure test passed with flying colors and I detemined that the post cat sensors followed the pre cat (they ordinarily should not)... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency), 1 (testing and results).
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBFA67E2R
The consensus of all who replied was that the engine wiring harness is the prime suspect. As instructed, I inspected the wires at the cam position sensors and coolant temperature sensor and several other places. The wiring insulation was split open longitudina... Trouble codes: 7 (Stored code in diagnostic module no CAN data transmission with EA/CC/ISC control module N4/1 or CC/ISC control module N4/3.).
1973 Porsche 911 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 9113111561
hello all and thanks to all that replied and helped me fix this C.I.S problem. I had some dirt in injector #1 constantly fouling the plug. tapped on injector and went a way for a second. i removed the injector and checked spray patttern ok but injector was sti...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WWWZZZJ025
hi techs... the first decision I to with this car before I went through all these was to change the Catalysit cause it might be blocked with leder, but my fault was that I talked to one f the Technicians in my garage and tld him to tae the car for changing t... Trouble codes: 17852 (potmeter for egr -212 not a plausible signal), 17833 (tank vent. valve-n80 short with ground), 17526 (02 heater [...]-sns2 open circuit), 17524 (02 heater circuit bank1-sns1 open circuit).
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