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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L blower; temp VIN: WBAHC2304K
Hi, thanks in advance! I have Mitchell on Demand, and the diagrams and info on this car do not match what is on the car! Is there a test for the blower final stage(sword)? Could someone send me wiring diagrams? thanks
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L SRS Light VIN: WBAHE6324R
Vehicle was purchased by customer with no SRS light on. Battery went dead, tested the starting and charging circuits, found it was necesaary to replace the battery. Now SRS light is on solid. Scanned for trouble codes, no information available. Went to Mitche...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Driver's seat / steering column adjustment VIN: WBADD6329W
The driver's seat will not move nor the steering column adjustment. Fuses are OK . The usual suspect being the seat switch cover is not the problem here. The cover is broken and the plug WAS loose. I reinstalled it and still no seat action. There is no power t...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Complete truck VIN: SALTY1243Y
At 62mph heavy vib. feeling in steering wheel and in the seats below 62 slight vib until you hit 45mph then u feel it moreso in steering wheel. I have swapped driveshafts,fan clutch,harmonic balancer,transfercase,balanced all tires at fine setting cheched fron...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L oxy replacement VIN: WDBCA39D45
Attmpting Oxy sensor replacement. The wires from the oxy lead to a grommetted hole in the chassis. The wire connnectors are inside the chassis. I attempted to pull the connectors out of the hole but they will not come far enough to get the connector out of the...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E25
Hello Mercedes Techs, This vehicle seems to run out of fuel. We replaced main fuel filter,transfer pump,pre filter,+o-rings on plastic lines. When symtoms occur (stalling+hard start) it seems to push fuel out around the new o-rings at the filter area. Thanks ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L head lights VIN: WDBEA32ESC
Head lights stay on after key is off light switch is never used.If you move the dimmer swith some times lights go out.Most often when car is shut off with low beams on lights stay on.Have to remove each headlight fuse to shut them off,put fuses back in lights ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Service light VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Can anyone tell me the reset procedure for the "Smart Service" interval display on this little beast? If memory serves, it can be done at the dash with no special equipment like some of the newer Volvo's. My customer just bought this for his wife, and the "ser...
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1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Drive Belt VIN: CHASSISNO1
This 308 GT4 has a history of destroying the water pump and alternator drive belt. I've recently done some work on the engine and fitted an exchange water pump as part of the engine work. Initially all was well. The belt is a very small section and made by Ga...
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1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L cooling fans VIN: ZFFXR48AXV
This car bagan flashing the "slow down/catalyst temp" warning light, and the owner had it towed in. Light came on as soon as the car is started. Using our GenRad (a JDS unit for Jaguar with a generic mode) scanner we found no codes in the engine. However, res...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L l/f power seat VIN: YS3DF55N4V
This car in came with left front power seat problem. As soon as you open the drivers door the seat goes all the way back and reclines. WHen you move the seat back to a normal driving position it moves erraticly forward or back. By erratically I mean it goes fo...
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1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Turn signals VIN: 1152141853
having a hard time finding info and wiring diagrams for this old bug. tech thought it was a faulty hazard switch, got one from vw but still no turn signals. tech states white wire coming out of hazard switch that goes to flasher gets hot and seems to shut down...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWVB61C7W
We have this beelte. The speedometer works fine until car gets to 70mph and then the needle begins to jump back and forth and it will not climb past 70. once it is slowed down it operates fine. I suspect the speedometer is bad, but I wanted to try you guys and...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L leak in case VIN: WAUBC5446M
The replies all refered to the back to back seals on the pinion shaft. one seal keeps the atf in the trans part and the other seal keeps the gear lube in the differential. These seals commonly leak, especially if the differential is worn. Thanks to Paul and Sk...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Alternator VIN: WBADM6333X
Two replies nailed it (Yousef [...]) main ground cable to right engine mount was loose causing a major voltage drop. Tightening the cable brought the output to 14 volts. Unfortunately the new alternator will not put out the battery light - stays...
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1990 Other European Testarossa 4.9L A/C Blower speeds VIN: ZFFSG17A7L
Thanks to all that replied, I really apprecieate it. This one turned out to be a power transistor, found by just tracing the wires. It is located just inside the center vent, down and to the right. A tight fit but you can replace it through the vent. Thanks ag...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9608T
Vehicle is fixed. The most common suggestion was to check for a leaking intake manifold gasket and they were CORRECT!. IATN is a GREAT resource. Thanks to all who replied. Bob
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