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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L fuel,temp,telltales VIN: WBAGC8310K
My personal vehicle. Temp and fuel gauges inop as well as the digital readout in center of cluster. No mis. indication or trip mileage as well. Saw this condition before but fixed itself. TSB's on cluster as well as a plug in but unsure as how to diagnose.
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Broken VIN: WBABB1319N
Hello, I have a customer with 92 BMW 325i that has a broken odometer even thought the speedometer works fine. I determined that it does not use a cable but an electrical signal from the differential. If someone could tell me what usually is the cause of this ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCH7326V
Greetings This car is using coolant (about a quart per 1000 miles) and no external leaks are found, and has NO sign of a leaking head gasket. The car runs fine. Spark plugs look normal. We pressure tested the cooling system OK, aired up each cylinder no bubbl...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L memory controls VIN: SAJA01NXFM
Customer complained that memory for seats, steering and mirrors are going out, when these are set as soon as you lock the doors using the remote control the system looses it's memory and the seats mirrors and steering wheel do not move. I understand that there...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L ride control VIN: SALHC134XP
Hi landrover techs,this 93 country lwb was driven to my shop with all the air springs flat as a pancake. the level control switch in truck is blicking. I have a factory manual that shows the air supension compressor and relays are under the dashboard. tryed tr...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Engine Cooling System VIN: WDBE33D2HA
Customer brought car in for transmission adjustment and lack of power from engine and engine over heating slowly, (110c-120c)at highway speeds.(Engine Built another shop) Adjusted transmission Installed new injection pump / calibrated injectors and we have lot...
1986 Other European corniche 11 5.2L Electronic VIN: SCAZD42A3G
I have a problem and need help with this rolls, I have no experience or have any information on this. The speedometer don't work, but the cable at the transmission is okay, Does any Rolls Royce Technicians any tips or any known problem this vehicle have with t...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L brake pad sensor VIN: WPOAAZ999Y
Dear Porsche Friends, this is about Porsche Drivers Education driving. Sofar we ran with two customers in the problem of melting brake pad wear indicator cables, e.g. above mentionend 996 and also another customer with a 200o boxster. More or less both driver...
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.7L relay layout VIN: WVWCA0152C
Have been unable to get a relay layout on this fuse/relay panel. There 12 relays and I believe there a wrong relay that creating the problem. Dealership is no help here and library no help either. As soon as you turn on the ignition (not to crank position) to ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPB81H7W
Starter will usually not operate. Anti-theft system usually arms itself with car just sitting. After driver's door is closed, alarm system will sound when it is subsequently opened. Driver's window will usually not operate. This is a pre-comfort system car (pn...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
vehicle came in after having a timing belt and water pump, the car ran great for 2 days after it picked up. when you start the car it dies imediately hot or cold. created a vacuum leak makes car idle but not smooth.checked maf with vantage ok. fuel pressure ok... Trouble codes: 102 (air flow signal low volts), P0341, 122 (tps voltage low), 322 (no engine speed signal)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWSA29M8Y
Customer states that intermintantly, usually after she gets gas, engine will race up to 3500 rpm for about 15 seconds at a stop then return to normal.Engine lite does not come on, no codes stored.Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M31
Need help for this check engine lamp. Sets code P0170 (fuel trim, bank one, malfunction), If cleared, it will return in a few days of driving. My snap-on Modis has no troubleshooting for this code. Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim bank one malfunction)

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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY12XWA
after checking everthing,decide to remove tran,inspect flywheel found one of the reluctor teeth slightly bent,order new fly wheel, install ,verify repair, car runs perfect before remove i did scope out crank sensor..
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L radio/navigartion VIN: WPOAA299X3
Thanks for the two people that tried to help. Sam [...] from Florida (porsche dealer tech) advised that after coding the nav2, a vehicle hand over needs to be performed. I was not able to perform this function. (The car had been gone for a few weeks when I go...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Dice Module VIN: YS30F78K11
Of 8 replies 5 sugested waiting for the dice module to go into sleep mode, so i hooked up the meter took the keys out locked the doors and walked away. I returned 30 minutes later and the draw had gone to 0.01 amps. The system is working as designed and we wil...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H5S
Thanks for all the help. The repair was a new distributor with hall sensor. Trouble codes: 00515 (Hall sensor cam short to B), 00513 (Engine speed sensor).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power steering VIN: 3VWCB21C42
Thanks to all that replied the fix was to replace the rack and pinion .oem replacment parts have there problems also.
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