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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8336X
Car came in with ABS and brake light on. CS 2000 read fault in RR wheel sensor. Replaced sensor, fault code gone, but ABS and Brake warning lights still on. No codes in ABS now. Any help appreciated. Please respond email if possible. TIA.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos timing VIN: WBABR3348Y
I replaced the head gasket and now keep getting codes 103 & 104 for cam timing. Marked chains and gears before removing and have rechecked vanos chains and gears 3 times. I have the cam blocks and crank pin but not the vanos setup bracket. I have looked in the...
1963 Mercedes-Benz 190sl 3.0L hard start
Looking for information on choke linkage between front and rear carbs. The choke cable is connected to the rear carb but there is no linkage to the front carb. The front choke is currently locked open. As the carbs are slightly staggered a direct cross link wo...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Wipers VIN: 1070441203
I'm having trouble with the windshield wipers on this car. They won't shut off. The wipers run on all positions of the switch, including "off". I could really use a wiring diagram for the wiper circuit on this car, or some information on the location of a wip...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L hard start cold VIN: WDBCA35D8H
Hello Techs, We have done spark plugs,dist cap+rotor,air filter. Cleaned the air sensor plate+replaced the check valve in fuel pump. It will always start but with excessive cranking. Upon starting it will load up excess fuel+black smoke from the pipe for a fe...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Fans VIN: WPOJB0920J
Porsche Techs we have a 928 with an electrical gremlin in the shop. One of the main cooling fans on this 928 is staying on until the battery goes dead. Pop the hood and the safety switch will turn it off. The intake temp switch is working correctly and is not ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L "not ready" VIN: YS3DD75B9T
The battery was disconnected while clutch was removed. Clutch is fine, no MIL, but it won't pass California (maybe other states also) smog. Emissions are pefect. There is a check that is performed at the end of the test that tests for "drive cycle". It shows "...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L All shifts VIN: WVWBB81E9S
Hello IATN, Looking for some guidance here, customer brought in vehicle for hard shifting. I've checked for codes (included in message), checked the level and condition of the fluid, checked the wiring from the ECM to TCM, checked for TSBs. There is a TSB for...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6W
what's up iatn member? i have my brother vw in the shop, and it's in for emission. well anyway p1136 (odii code, manufacture). don't have much to go by, except repaired vacum hose and replaced air filter, clear code with the "red brick". took vehicle home, ru... Trouble codes: P1136 (manufacture code)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ability to fill VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
Customer reports difficulty filling tank with gas. when filling, tank will accept gas for a gallon or so, then forces pump to shut off and he has to wait for several seconds before he can begin pumping. Visual inspection of vehicle doesnt reveal any damage or ...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pump/cam adjuster VIN: WAUDC68D11
FIXED!!! New cam adjuster fixed top engine noise. New oil pump brought pressures back to specs. (2.5 bar at idle---4.5 bar at 2000 rpm and 5.0 bar at 3000 rpm.)(Cold pressure 5.0 bar) Thanks to all who responded, all on the right track. Does anyone know if the...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L comp, blower VIN: WBADM634XY
The customer declined any further diagnostics but claims he fixed it him self by replaceing both side impact sensors, and installing a new control head from another car of the same model & year. Thanks for the help, keep up the great help.
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L alarm system VIN: WBADS43412
Took the car to the dealer.They hooked up GT-1 factory tool .There were 37 hits onthe hood switch.The warranty covered it and my life is now back to normal.Thank you all for your replies most said hood switch problems Thanks again Chris
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ignition switch
Thanks to those 3 who replied. 2 replies were very helpful--Richard's especially. ONe reply suggested that I simply turn the steering wheel and release the key, and I was a bit insulted at this one, to be honest. I had to follow Richards precise instructions a...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L a/c system VIN: WDBHA22E9S
The fix was to buy rebuild unit from Worldpac. Main reason for panel to burnt was due to a bad engine harness. Replaced harness and panel all is well now. Thanks for your suggestions but there was no way to cut corners on this one./
1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Well, this vehicle is in limbo now. I really appreciate the replies i got and did check the items that I got the advice on. The main power wires were already repaired, the relays all appear ok (though the wire colors did not all correspond with the slightly ol...
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CF65M5S
There is a 5 amp fuse #23 that was blown. I was elated. I thought that Saab did think of everything. But I was wrong. Saab service manual 2:7 is invaluable. It allows testing of each of the systems involved and gives detailed wiring in and out of the computer....
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M11
Ok well it seems as though we fixed this one, i received 8 replies and some said its the airflow sensor, some said pluged exhaust, one said to reset the adaptation. We have a Snap on modis, and it took me while to figure it out, but the modis did it. when i ch... Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M31
Thanks to all, but this problem remains unresolved at this time. Most replies said to replace the MAF and that VW has had many problems with it and there is even an extended warranty on these units. An new MAF did not fix this one. The car left here with a n... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim bank one malfunction).
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA874XM
Thanks to all that responded your advice helped me The fix was the MASS Air sensor which I pretty much thought it would be but your help confirmed my thought process.I put in a new Mass Air sensor it ran great.I guess I learned about Volvos this week. Trouble codes: 121 (MAF /o2).
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