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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L keyless entry VIN: WBADM63849
Hi All, This car blows fuse 53 about once a day. This fuse is for the keyless entry. The door lock button in the center console still works with fuse blown, but the remote no longer works. I can find no diagrams for this system and have no idea what this fuse ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation
mercedes techns, I need your help. I have this 300e with intermitten lean misfire. The following have been replace new from another shop, EHA valve, over-protection relay, fuel pump relay, engine coolant sensor. What I have notice personally when this happens ...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Fit & Finish VIN: WPOAA094FN
Hello, Have this late 85 944 that the sunroof cables broke in. Got the new updated parts and they look nothing like the previous setup. It appears the brackets supplied with the cable set have to be mounted to the roof..once the old mounts are removed( these a...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L turbo cherry red hot VIN: YS3CL58M8N
Hi Saab techs, this particular car runs fine, idles smoothly, exhibits no driveability problems other than higher than normal fuel consumption, but after you drive it for even a few minutes, the exhaust side of the turbo gets cherry red hot, is this normal? I ...
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CK55B6N
This car has been on the lot for several months. Customer wanted to pick it up yesterday. Had to jump start (battery dead). Started up fine and let run for about an hour. Took for short road test and it died on the way back. I was able to roll it into the driv...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Clutch cable VIN: YS3DD35B0V
As soon as you start to release the clutch pedal engagement starts. The top of the pedal feels mushy. There is no harsh engagement when shifting. After cable is replaced the symptom disappears. When the symptom comes back the cable breaks within a month. We ar...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H7R
Hey and hello to everyone. We have a 1995 vw golf 2.0 with a no start problem. The car came in and it started right up and drove in the building. We shut it off and it has never started again.We found one initial problem. We could not get into the self diagnos...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Hi Group, My tech replaced long part of both outer door handles & the lock asy inside door on right door. Before he did this the door locks worked fine. Now, you can lock & unlock the doors, open rear hatch with remote but both doors will not open with eithe...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L Misfire, CYL # 5 MIFIRE CODE VIN: 3VWSE29M9M
need help volks tecks..took this car to the dealer, they said i need to replace the coil pack..and tune up and wires ..ii wonder if any one has had one cyl misfire and had to replace the coil pack est was only has a code for the misfire on # 5..check c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L fans VIN: 3VWSD29M51
this vehicle came in with an overheating problem. The plastic water neck was cracked and leaking on the side of the block. We replaced the damaged part but can't seem to get the fans to come on. We've replaced the coolant thermal switch in the radiator, so now...

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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L overheating, no coolant flow
Hello everyone, Thanks for all the replies that I received. I did replace a new OEM thermostat (from dealer), bled the system for like 2 hours and I also used a 'smog machine' to 'smell' the overflow reservoir to see if I had High Hc, At least now I know that ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Battery Discharged VIN: WDB2153781
Hi everybody, thanks for all the help, after connecting the multimeter and check for current draw, found high one around 2000 MA, i pulled out all the fuses and there was no changes, after removing the rear SAM module under the rear right seat, the current wen...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ac VIN: WDBDA24C7F
So many thanks, ESP to mercedesdr in SoCAl:-) Angelo, Robert,Steve [...], Alain, Richard. So, finally... Yes about everyone was correct, The feedback potentiometer was keeping the compressor off in the normal AC mode. I replaced the push button panel first,(k...
1989 Other European 228 2.8L all lights, signals, gauges VIN: ZAMAN1106K
I was unable to get my hands on the wiring diagram for this vehicle, but I did receive two replies. One mentioned a rectangular box below the steering column that should be checked for the lighting. The other mentioned the ignition switch and to look for the m...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L automotic opener VIN: YS3DD78NXX
thanks for your anwsers.i ended up not repairing this car.i did not feel confident enough to trow several in this car,particaly because the motors were sometimes working and sometimes not this sistem is intergrated with the remote opener and th...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF75K7Y
we will not know for sure if this veh is fixed,for several months,due to the intermittent nature of the problem,but need to close due to time restrictions.all the replies indicated the crk sensor to be the culpret,anders in california,said to get engine up to ...
1964 Volvo 544 1.8L valves VIN: XXXX403374
Thanks to the many that responded--didn't expect so many so fast. Anyway, the valves were all over the place on this one (customer attempted valve adjust) but now the engine is reasonably quiet with all valves adjusted to .018'. Thanks again for all the input.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L comprehensive ready VIN: YV1V52553Y
Sent customer home to drive for 2 weeks and will retry emissions. Dealer said cronic Monitor ready status with the V 70's. On some S 40's they have been reflashing computers but the real fix has been to drive it for several weeks before running the Emission te...
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