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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2313L
Car came in complaint running rough AM also misfiring at times scope check showed bad plug wires replaced Cap, wires and Rotor also spark plugs car would not start after work checked no spark at plug wires nospark from coil wire changed crank sensor same resul...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XW
Vehicle has been in twice now with these codes idle adaptation air limit codes. The vehicle runs excellent except for a low idle (customer says at about 200 rpm) on cold start. Has anyone seen these codes and what will cause them. I am reading a lot about a pc... Trouble codes: 27 (Additive mixture adaptation idle bank2 control limit reached), 35 (testing and results)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
This Discovery was a builder ( Rollover ). It came in originally for a check engine light we scanned it and found that it had multiple cylinder misfires, upon further inspection we Discovered it had blown headgaskets - We replaced the gaskets performed a major...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Central door locks, wipers, dome light VIN: SALMF11454
Hello! I have this new Range Rover with wipers,central locks,dome lights not working. To drive to nearest dealer 300 miles in the rain is not good option.With Autologic I have read following messages in the Body Control Unit: Tilt alarm sensor- fuse or cable I...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E6T
This car came in with MIL lamp on and only the P0141 DTC. We checked the circuit for good connection, pinched wires, fuses and heater relay connections, etc and cleared code. During road test same code reset. We replaced the rear O2 sensor and drove the car fo... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 heater circuit - sensor 2)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L wiper park function VIN: WDBHA23G3W
GREETINGS, The wipers will not park or even stop when the engine is running (ignition in run position). They act very erratically, stop sometimes and not others. Unusually, they work, park and run at proper speeds when ignition is in "on" position. The two ye...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L injection VIN: WP0AB2969L
This car has had an ongoing problem with performance going from near perfect to bad stumble and dieing at idle. We are now getting one "unknown" code from the Bosch Hammer. Using the Autodiagnose with a BMW 6 cylinder 55 pin Motronic chip breakout we can monit...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3DF58K02
The hazard lights on this vehicle flash unless fuse 2 or fuse 35 are removed. We have tried unplugging hazard switch, sid unit & all lighting relays, no change. Inspected & unplugged all the light bulbs, no change. Went through wiring, no shorts found so far. ...
1975 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
This car has had an SU conversion replacing the Zenith Strombergs. I have a lean misfire (through the carb throats) on acceleration. It doesn't change whether the idle mixture is set to 1.5 or 6.5 CO. Timing changes don't seem to effect it. It runs better, alb...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Thermostat VIN: YV1LS5548T
This 96 Volvo 850 GLT seat heaters don't work. I checked the power going to a relay looking device which I was told is a thermostat. With the key on and the seat heater switch pushed to on position battery positive is present at the thermostat. The thermostat ...

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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Coolant type VIN: WBAFA53561
The overall opinion of the type of coolant is that the green stuff can be used. Either the guy at the dealer was just tryng to sell my customer their stuff, or didn't fully know what he was talking about. Or my customer just didn't understand what the dealer g...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
Hi: Several people suggested the fuel pump relay, which had been replaced just prior to me getting the car. They also suggested checking for bent pins and bad contacts (I had already done that too). One of the things that threw me off was that I was told that ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No Start, Won't shut off. VIN: WDBEB28D0N
Thanks to all that replied, combined advice gave us the confidence to go and remove the vac shut off solenoid. It was found to be bent and the fork from the lever was bent also. Straightened everything out and works nice and smooth now. Not sure how it got tha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Thank you's to all who offered input on this car . We should have known about the mass air meter , as we've replaced several in the past , we just don't repair enough of these to keep tabs on common failures . We replaced the mass air meter on this car with a ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1).
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63BXW
The concensus of opinion from Mark, Kevin, Brad, Cabrioland, Rob, Noel, Scott, Jano, and Ronny is the ABS unit is defective. The customer declined the repairs at this time due to cost. Thanks for help.
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