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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Valve train VIN: WBAHC2313L
Hello fellow techs, This car came in with a very noisy valve train. After a valve adjustment the noise was considerably better, but does not sound normal to me. The camshaft looks in great condition for the high milage. I have check other posts and found one t...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L abs pump VIN: SAJNX2748T
Hello Jaguar Techs, This convertibles abs warning light shows code C1095,pump fault.Unfortunately my Jaguar wiring diagram shows no pump anywhere in the circuitry. Hopefully someone can supply the correct diagram. Pump ohms out at 7 amps and associated wiri...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALPV1247S
OK, Rover techs. I am a Bimmer and Benz man for the last 28 years. We have a customer who asked us to look at this green beast with the above mentioned problems. After replacing the mentioned parts and cheking grounds and resetting the codes (with a generic co... Trouble codes: 1775 (gear box fault), 1316 (misfire excessive emissions), 0727 (engine speed input no signal)
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEB28D4L
have this 300 d 2.5 customer complaints air filter full of oil, removed air filter found full of oil, WHAT is causing this? Found that the vac operated valves on intake not be opening no vac, found vac. to go to switch over valves but nothing comming out. Foun...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WSBGA42EGN
Greetings folks, We are faced with a bit of a boomerang car- it has been around and around several shops without sucessful repair. It is a very clean 400se whose owner has spent thousands without luck- we happily accepted the challenge and promised him a repa...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
Found the vacum hose to the fuel regulator split, replaced hose and cleaned injectors. cleared code and customer called the light was back on the next day. Not too much info from alldata on these. Trouble codes: P0170
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 ...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: WP0AA0911C
Won't state hot after sitting 7 to 15 mins.
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L water pump VIN: WP0AA0951G
Hello everyone, I'm replacing the water pump on this 86 944 Turbo. The problem is that the new water pump has two threaded studs that are for the timing belt "guide" but my original does not have those studs and the cover won't fit over it. The customer purcha...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Hello Porsche techs. I have two 1999 Boxsters with the mil lamp on for p1128 & 1130 mfr ctrlled fuel and air metering. I have replaced the oil filler neck on both as suggested by the tsb related to these codes, but the codes come back after a 15-20 min. drive.... Trouble codes: P1128, P1130
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N4W
This saab has an idle about 950 to 980rpm's And i cant seem to get it down. I have checked for vacuum leaks and found the hose for the idle air motor leaking, fixed that and smoked the intake system but dont find any leaks.found canister purge solenoid spring ... Trouble codes: P0507
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE83A0S
Hello Group This fine piece came to us after amateur hour repairs had been performed by the customer. They had butchered up the wiring to the engine cooling fan in an attempt to bypass the temperature switch. After straightening out the wiring for the fan and ... Trouble codes: 513 (Engine speed sensor no signal)
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWWC81HXS
Original complaint involved Non-working guages and flashing dash lights. Original cluster was replaced which fixed all guages and lights except the speedometer. Speedo is still not working. I have checked the related wiring but the AllData diagram is not match...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L mil on no speedomete VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
This vehicle came in as a smog failure check engine light on. pulled code p0501/16885. After emissions test erased code (no freeze frame data found). Test drove with scanner hooked up had a speed sensor reading and speedometer worked. Inspected connectors and ... Trouble codes: P0501

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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L odometer VIN: WBAGC8313K
Thanx to all who replied! M.B. tech said the light control module probably deefective. Swapped with no change. I found the key right where you guys said it would be (in the dark brown connector). Got a used one, odometer works perfectly.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1244T
Many thanks to all who replied.Jim Randall of Atlantic British turned me on to service bulletin #[...] which is a very concise explanation of the different dtc's as related to the transfer case.P1708 is'check circuit between GEMS ecu and trans control uni...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBGA32E1P
Thanks to the 3 techs replying, especially to David from Minnesota who hit the nail on the head. Although the starter harness was badly degraded and falling apart and was replaced, the primary culprit was a defective ignition switch. Apparently vibration durin...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E230 2.3L Valvebody VIN: WDB2100372
Thanks to those who replied, we couldn't justify 10,000 coconuts for a Factory Reman unit. It was rebuilt with a seal kit and a new K3 clutch and we replaced all 6 solenoids. Plus the bushings mentioned in the update. Now drives fine. Long delays on parts, som...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H4W
Well after several calls to Identifix and checking what most members said to check. Client decided to live with the condition, not wanting to pay for additional diag time. Most pointed the finger at open low pressure switch or open ambient temp switch, I was g...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8849K
First off, thank you all ever so much for the help. It is good to know how much willing talent there is here at iATN. Here is where the fix came: At pin #2 of the power stage, ground is introduced to let the little critter do its thing. When I checked by bac...
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