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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L code set VIN: WBAFB334IY
I'm working on bmw x5 4.4 l, car star and drive without any problem, but give me a code 1174 all the time. Description for this code is a cam position sensor fail. It's possible for this sensor be bad and still allow car to drive without problem ? Or is someth... Trouble codes: 1174 (cam position sensor)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1243S
The vehicle starts and runs fine but the MIL stays on. We can clear the fault code w/ the rovacom or AST retreiver but both say invalid fault code. The light comes back in approx one short test drive. The AST retreiver says the code is P1775, but still invalid... Trouble codes: P1175
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L climate control VIN: WDB1260321
Help! This one is beating me up. The climate control will go cold when at max cold and hot when in any other position. The customer states that the last shop rebuilt the mono valve which scares me. Is that possible?? If it changes from hot to cold isnt the val...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L turn signal/hazard VIN: WDBCB25D6H
I am looking for a wiring diagram for this 87 300sdl. Specifically for turn signals and hazard. If someone has one and can fax or email it would help me fix this puppy. fax number [...] thanks in advance...Troy
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L play in throttle VIN: WDBEA92E6P
Hi gang! I'll get to the point: Do I have a worn throttle body, or is electronic throttle inop? Vehicle has electronic throttle control,and but there is a fair amount of play in the throttle cable and this play requires an inch or so of gas pedal travel befo...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDBFA67W3V
This is a "hard to understand" cooling problem. I'll try to expose every possible hint about what I observed while testing the car. Heater core was changed in another shop months ago. Client complains that after this job car will lose water after some time o...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER
Good day, I had this car towed in last week with a broken timing belt, as it is an interfeirence engine the worst happened. Have replaced cylinder head and belt, tensioner, etc. Have timed engine as info i found on a vw web site. ie. machined a pin to go thru ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
Customer thought that there was ssomething wrong with the clutch. Definitely not the clutch. When you first take off the car falls flat no power. You can gently accelerate throttle and as long as you stay above 3k rpm the car has no hesitation. Once you fall b... Trouble codes: 16556 (system too rich), 17536 (long term fuel trim too lean)
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Rotors VIN: YV1AX8859H
I know Volvo has always had a problem with brake discs warping, but this one is a real problem. In the last 6 months, the customer had the frt pads and rotors replaced to cure warped rotors. About 3 weeks later, the problem was back, so the repair shop replace...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8746K
i hope some volvo techs out there can help me. i have this 740 turbo that has been sitting in the customers garage for two years after a salvage yard motor was installed. thats all the history i have. the problem is there is no injector pulse, no power to the ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5X
hi all have volvo problem S80 T6 dual turbo,have fault p1171 long term fuel trim and p1181 adaptive lambda control bank 2 comes on after short time driving .checked for vacume leaks none found.checked data list while driving found fuel trim long and short term... Trouble codes: P1171, P1181
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
Have read archives regarding oil light flicker. We pulled the pan and replaced pinched seal L/S front of block (smaller seal) plus R/S larger seal and dipstick tube seal. After repair when oil reaches op.-temp light stays omn at idle. No noise, no smoke, and l...

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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUEA58A9L
We had 2 responses to this e-mail. Both Jeff and Perri mentioned checking for power to the ECM. I didn't say in my message that we had ckecked for power and ground and all were good. We pulled the ECM down and it had the very distinct odor of burned electrical...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Shifter VIN: WBSBG9323T
Everyone mentioned bad shifter bushings, which is most likely the cause. Special thanks to Fred [...] who provided me with all the part numbers required, which made the job of giving an estimate a WHOLE LOT EASIER! Unfortunately, the customer decided almost imme...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53552
Transmission fault was fixed by replacing valve body. Engine problem was of a defective fuel pressure regulator, which was a part of fuel filter. Initial fuel pressure test was fine and within spec. Volume, however, was not there. Trouble codes: 228 (O2 bank 2 control deviation), 227 (O2 bank 1 control deviation), 52 (Transmission gear monitoring 2nd), 146 (CAN engine intervention interface), 90 (ABS intermittent system down).
1963 Mercedes-Benz 190sl 3.0L hard start
It's been awhile but I got this back in and special thanks to Bill [...].com and the faxes I was able to get the correct linkage as well as wheel cylienders and ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBDA24C4I
Hi everyone, Thanks to all who shed the light on this car.I found the open circuit between the low pressure switch and the AC control button which grounds the AC clutch .The AC is doing fine now.Thankyou so much again,you guys are great./Charles.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L balancer VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Thank You to all who responded I found the balancer holder and ordered it. I am confident that I can successfully remove the bolt If I do encounter problems I will start a new post. My biggest worry was how tight the bolt was. All replies were excellent.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Compressor operation VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
Gentlemen, I would like thank you all for the help on this A/C problem. The main problem was the high pressure switch near the L. headlight one of the terminals were not completely clicked in to the connector housing and there was evidince of arcing so this ha...
1988 Other European Siver Spirit 412CID Maintenance VIN: SCAZS02A9J
I received responses to look for the reset relay in the trunk at the right side behind the panel. I could not find it. Removed panel on the left side- none. The owner sold the car anyway, so I guess It will go to RR dealer (300 miles away). Thanks for help, I ...
1995 Saab 900s 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD35N2S
i replaced the coil modual and all was good still i go back to my original alldata diagnostic checks and they would have recommended me change the computer thanks for the help
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC21JXY
I recieved replies saying that i should see a square wave on the cam sensor signal which i did not have, the customer has not returned to me for the actual repair yet dont know why. Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor).
1984 Volvo 245 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8852E
I'll give you a quick rundown of the most common replies and what fixed the car. First off, almost everyone said the engine wiring harness has problems with the insulation coming off the wires. Checked the wiring harness under the front of engine no problem. C...
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