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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L wiper motor VIN: WBADD62010
after foolishly jump starting his vehicle the wipers are now working constantly in wipe delay mode when the wiper switch is in the off position the vehicle has rain sensor below rear view mirror has anyone any ideas where the processor is and if it is likely d...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Battery VIN: SAJKY1543K
Battery going dead after sitting after aprox. 3 days. We tested charging system and battery, both passed all tests. We do have a 1.7 AMP drain. We disconnected all fuses from 3 fuse panels (right side kick panel, left side kick panel, and center console). No c...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L remote trans VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
Replaced battery for this jaguar about 2 weeks ago. Customer says remote transmitter inop. I am looking for any info on how to code or learn the remote transmiter to function with car. Battery voltage in remote transmitters okay. Searched M.O.D and Jtis no inf...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L very loud VIN: WDBEB28E6P
Diesel engine is VERY / VERY noisy after replacement of the leaking seals on the injection pump delivery valve holders. We removed the lines and holders and installed new o-rings and copper seals. We have done this job many times and each time the "diesel" noi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel injection VIN: WDBHA22E3R
I purchased this vehicle a couple of years ago from a anal customer that kept this car in perfect condition. Last week it started running rough in traffic and died a few times by time the weekend rolled around it was running rich and missing, this week checked...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Ft Windows, Mirrors, Seats, Convience Feature VIN: WDBJF25H5X
This car came in a few weeks ago with the front windows, door mirrors, Front Seats and the convience feature all inop. I hooked up to the car and scaned the control modules for the doors and there was no communication with that system. I had another car with t...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H2T
We can create problem. Worst when warm. Start car, put in gear, let idle in gear for 15 to 30 seconds, start to drive, misfires and bucks from 1500 rpm to 2500. rev higher and drives fine. Have to stop car and idle in gear for awhile to start problem again. Al... Trouble codes: 533 (idle)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWBK21C01
tested sensor with vantage meter-tests okay.cleared code and code returned.connector pins are tight. Trouble codes: P0118
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8845M
Hi group, This volvo only starts with choke cleaner and then will run rough until it warms up some. This regina system uses a MAP (GM) sensor and IAT sensor. Replaced the MAP with another to no avail, the IAT tests with specs according to the Vantage. No matte...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L abs traction light on VIN: YV1SW53D31
Testing with Vadis (oe software & computer) revealed two codes stored in the ABS/Traction system. Code abs 00A2 & 00A3. Testing with Vadis: code 00a2= "side accelerometer" faulty signal, code 00a3=lateral accelerometer signal, outside of specs. Vadis lets you ...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG74D3W
Thank you for your insight. Most replies dealt with resetting basic settings and checking for proper coding. Also the maf is a common problem. I was unable to get customer to leave vehicle for further testing,I could have it only on thursday afternoons.I requi... Trouble codes: 17549 (load registration unlikely), 16487 (mass air flow signal high), 17537 (bank 2 long term fuel trim system rich).
1956 Jaguar XK140 3.4L engine VIN: NH00952700
We recieved 24 replies to our posting. Many indicated that the cooling passages in the Jaguar engine block are small and the motor tends to run hot. Three replaies suggested the installation of an auxillary air fan. All of these were exellant suggestions. Af...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L brake pedal VIN: WDBGA43G1X
after bleeding the brakes a third time the pedal was soft. we drove the car and the brakes felt normal. with the antilock brkes the pedal is not as firm as older cars were without anti lock brakes. the customer informed me that mercedes dealer replaced the bra...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Most replies said to replace white valve under spare tire which we did. did not fix problem The problem was hot feed to valve circuit 14 fuse 22 blue wire there was a break in wire buy fuel filter (left wheel well ) Trouble codes: 446 (PO 446 Evap Vent Solenoid Problem).
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWAN01H0R
Well we ended up buying a service manual for this vehicle and did the TPS sensor check. The check was what Jose sent me it was just alittle clearer in the manual with the pictures and all. Checked all the resistance readings at the ECM connector for the TPS, a...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPB81H7W
The problem was two broken 12ga wires (brown & red/yel) in the driver's door jamb. The harness ends in a large turn-to-lock plug in the A-post and causes the wires to flex too much. We installed extra lengths of wire with butt connectors, which I never use, an...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
Thanks for all the help. I was leaning toward the fan module, and when I got 12 repies that confirmed my suspicions. We got a fan assembly from the dealer, installed it and everything works well.I monitored the voltage from ecm to find it varying [...].5-1....
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