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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L brake lights VIN: ZAREA33L3M
Hello Group, Got wiring diagram and shop manual...narrowed problem to brake lite relay...My question is where is it located. Shop manual is piss poor on the location of relays. This car I believe is considered an early 1991 164L.Please help! Many thanx,Paul
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Interior VIN: WAUBG34D5X
Used vehicle of ours... sounds to be a HUGE amount of water (rain water presumably) in the UPPER dash area (!!); standing water in the rear passenger floor area: looks to be coming from vents under front seats; much more water on the passenger side. Front carp...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54BXY
Hi, This audi has had secondary air injection codes for some time. The system was tested for operation and pump runs, it was replaced because of noise. Both valves on the rear of the heads were removed, cleaned, tested. The vacuum hoses are all intact. The euc... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411, P0421
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L odometer VIN: WBAGC8313K
Hi guys. cust came to us stating the odometer had been jumping around finally coming to rest at 300206 mi. The cluster was removed and replaced with no change to odometer reading. Is there a coding plug on the old cluster somewhere? Is the reading stored elsew...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAC133318
Hi Group Struggling with this 325 and at this point confused. Problem is intermittent but will only happen with warm and driven car. One time we did have it act up long enough to get back to shop and it was doing it at idle. Can be driving at steady speed and ... Trouble codes: 1221 (Oxygen sensor), 1222 (Oxygen sensor)
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L trans program VIN: WBAHE6328S
Prior to the software upgrade this car would very intermittently go into limp home and store codes 30 solenoid valve 3 and 30 and 33 for valves 1and 2. Now after the upgrade and sitting several days at the dealer the trans go into limp before shifting into 2nd...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJKY1748L
I have checked at the plug on the transmission for moisture related witness marks (oxide, etc.). The customer reports that she had full function from the transmission until she went through a car wash, whereupon the trans. failure w/l came on and she was in li...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Throttle/limp mode VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
Greetings VDub techs. Last week, this Jetta came in with Check Engine and EPC lights on, and it had the listed code stored. We cleared it, checked measuring block 062, and could not get code to return. Several days later, it came back, once again clearedit , a... Trouble codes: 18047 (P1639 Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2 Implausible Signal)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L AC Compressor VIN: 3VWSC289M5
Dear Sirs, The AC compressor for our '00 Jetta we are working on does not operate under 2000 RPM. I read about a similar problem in the data base which said that when the #3 green wire to the AC control module has ground supplied, the compressor shuts off. Ro...

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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L blower; temp VIN: WBAHC2304K
Thanks for the advice. I dont get many BMW's to work on and Mitchell was no help at all! I replaced the sword, as most replies advised,and it cured all my problems! Thanks again.
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L shift indica VIN: WBAHDGJ215
Hi Folks- sorry about the untimeliness of the Fix post. We were told by one supplier that the transmission range switch was unavailable separate from the shifter assembly- yet another had the switch in stock so we installed it. With the new switch we had the k...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB33C0F
Thanks to all who took the time to reply to my request for help. The replies mostly pointed to the master cylinder as the probable culprit in this intermittant situation,several also spoke about the e-brake as a possible cause I feel that we eliminated that in...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D7H
Thank you IATN members, this vehicle is now fixed. It was suggested that a broken tooth in the timing gear might be the culprit. It was not. It was suggested that there might be a clogged injector. To test this theory, we swapped injectors to no avail. Cylinde...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L ign switch plugg VIN: WDBCA24D3M
Although the recieved electrical schematics were not exact to the plugg numbers, we were able to identify the main power wires to the switch. After carefull testing with voltmeter and some deductive reasoning, The car is fixed! Thanks for all the assistance pr...
2000 Peugeot 305HD .0L door locking VIN: VF37BRHYE3
Thanks Michal and Ron. Left side door was the problem. The switch to tell locked or unlocked did not work. What a drama to replace this unit. I call it BAD engineering !!
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Turn signals VIN: 1152141853
hey guys, the bug is fixed. first thanks for all the prompt replies. turned out this bug had some recent body work, and the tech found that the black with tracer[feeds for the turn signals] was used as a ground. and as steve said from michigan, the brown is al...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L fails pa emissions VIN: WVWEE83A6T
Hi Guys. Sorry so late in posting fix. On a hunch i replaced the ecm with used one (cust cheap) which did the job. Thanx to all who responded.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWVB61C7W
well we finally got car back in shop. The general concensus was that the drive gear in trans was broken. we tore it down and sure enough that was the problem. replaced the gear and speedo is back to normal. thank to all of you that responded.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
Hi - Sorry for the delay in responding. Everyone said to disconnect the battery and connect the cables together so the system could drain. We also checked and cleaned ECM connections and grounds. What we eventually found was a mouse had made a nest below the b... Trouble codes: 17952 (p1544-), P1544.
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