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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L wipers, interior light, window VIN: WBABJ6328R
Hello BMW tech's. I just bought this car and it has a few things wrong, most of them I guess may be controlled by a computer. The drivers door, when you open it the window does not go down by itself. I noticed the pass door as soon as you open the door the win...
1995 BMW 320i 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBACB1329S
this car sat for 1 year prior to august 2002. at that time the hc was very close but just passed. 2 years later the hc readings have risen considerable. driven daily. possible some oil burning.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4326V
Car has a CEL on in which I retrieve 2 codes. One is a P1250 and the other is a P0455. The other issue is a information display regarding coolant level. Verified that the coolant level is normal, therefore, I have a 2 part question. (1) I cannot locate a P1250... Trouble codes: P1250 (unknown), P0455 (gross evap leak)
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A7B
This vehicle came in with a stall, rich running complaint. Black smoke was coming out of the tail pipe and it was barely running. Looked through some IATN e-mails and found fuel distributors going bad on these, making them run rich. We installed and new one an...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L turn lights, wipers, fuel indicator VIN: WDBRF35W51
Client claims several systems stoped working after changing battery. For me there is a chance that a "wrong" jump starting could be the cause for these problems. What it is not working: turn lights, reverse lights, wipers, fuel level indicator... I hope some...
1972 Porsche 911E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 9112101846
Customer came in from another shop with a loss of power statement. Performed a major service, replaced plug wires,set dwell and timing. Car will accelerate but feels very sluggish. I get about 30-32 degrees total advance. When I road tested the car it feels ...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD552Y2
Towed in, intermittent no start. Scan showed no communication with PCM, complained that PCM was not on bus. This system has 2 buses that talk to each other, I-bus (low speed for instruments and central electronics) and P-bus (high speed for powertrain and tra...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L shifting VIN: 3VWBA81E2T
i scanned for codes and none were found.(took to a vw shop) the problem i am having with this vehicle is that is has a hard shift, early down shift , and sometimes it is fine. i read some TSBS on this and i came up with the trans temp sensor in the printed cir...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L brake lights VIN: ZAREA33L3M
Well I found the Brake Relay by using a google search which showed a text document describing A/C service where you would disconnect Brake lite relay and all of that stuff is located directly in front of windshield near wiper motor under a flimsy plastic panel...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Injection pump VIN: WDBGB34E8P
I ONLY RECEIVED ONE REPLY ON THIS ONE. It seems that the only way to properly time the injection pump is to take to someone with the proper equipment to have it set.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Handling VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Reccomendations: Check rack mounting - ok. Check arm installation - ok. Tire speed rating - not addressed by us. We rechecked the alignment and the car still feels a bit unstable. We have been watching all of the other Jettas that come in and have noted that t...
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