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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L battery VIN: WBAEG22040
Hi all, This vehicle has a battery drain of 300 mA, it seems if fuse 43 located in the luggage compartment is removed the drain is no longer present. I have located a control unit under the LH side of the dash (1 of 3) which appears to be energising a relay in...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L pump code VIN: WBABF8326W
we need help to find out what the resistance on abs pump has to be, and if any body knows about pump code.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, CODE PO34 0CAM SENSO VIN: WBAAM5348Y
hesitation interm. step on gas nothing happens then goes normally,cel lite came on code po340 cam sensor code? interm. when cold tick from engine for first 10 seconds started thanks tom Trouble codes: P0340
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: WBAHE2322S
Bmw guru's I need your help, this 2001 bmw 530i is having a strange creeking/cracking noise(sounds like exhaust heat shield noise) ever time the vehicle is shifted to reverse and into drive gear from what seems to be the driveshaft. If I stand next to the driv...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L alarm VIN: SALTY124XX
battery was disconnected,eng turns over,eng has spark,parking lights flash until battery is disconnected,key buttons have no effect,(the alarm light doesn't indacate that the passive immobilization has been enabled & the eng does crank),ENG/fuel injection will...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
The customer's original complaint was a lack of power, the car wouldn't go over 50. The throttle linkage was extremely loose so we repaired it with no effect. I did a compression test and got between 300 and 340 at all cyls. I noticed the injectors had a lot o...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1070451
Hello all you mercedes techs, we are stumped on this odd beast. It has high emission readings and black spark plugs runs good down the street but won't pass an idle emission test. We replace the spark plugs and oxygen sensor and no change. It also has a base i...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Transmission VIN: EA2608KA99
Car came in for transmission leak. Had slight leak at oil pan. Serviced transmission with Beck Arnley kit. Pan leaked even more. Changed gasket to OEM unit. Leak slowed but still "weeps" Tried going slightly over recommended torque(75 inch lbs.) to no avail.St...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L cluster VIN: WDBHA22E7T
Mercedes Techs..I need your help/input.I have a MB C220 with an intermittent cluster assembly.We have diagnosed it as a bad cluster and even went inside hoping to find a bad solder joint,no luck. Ordered a cluster from the dealer, giving them all the vital inf...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L pressure VIN: 3VWRC81H65
Hi Guys Alldata says that the pressure drop is caused by either the pump or the valve body. My question to all you guys is... how do I verify the pump is OK without the valve body lowering the pressure? I never got full pressure. Could it be the presure is to...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
Hello out there! this one should not be a problem but here i am, stuck. crank but will not start. this car came in and would start and run but shut off and would take a while before it would start again. now it will not start at all. tested the cam and crank s...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ecm coding VIN: WVWDC21J51
Of course they brought a used ecm #06a 906 032cl (automatic 1.8t) instead of ecm #06a 906 032cl 1.8t 5 speed. It runs fine except I can't seem to change the coding of the ecm from 00650 to 06500. It won't pass arizona emissions with the stored ecm code. I'm us... Trouble codes: 18034 (power train data bus misssing from tcu), 01315 (abs no communication from tcm)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Chip-tuning VIN: WVWGF21J8Y
Hi VW Techs! Posting this as a request for opinion/experience. A friend of mine is looking for a Chip-tuning solution for this '00 Tdi Golf. Anyone has some experience or recommendation? I know there are a lot of chips avail. in Gremany but I'm just not sure i...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Communication VIN: WVWVD63B72
Customer brought car in for State Inspection, which includes a scan of OBDll readiness monitors. I get no communication messages using Snap-On MODIS, Baum CS2000 (iSCAN), & a little black box code reader. A search of the archives shows one exact match, closed ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21C32
This vehicle engine crank but dosen't start. I have no check engine light on with key on and can't get any communication with my Genysis. I made a few test according to my Alldata procedures but I have no information about collision shutdown. Any Guys out ther...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Transmission VIN: YV1KS9604T
Customer claims he turned the car off when check engine light came on ,had it towed. When we try to drive it, it is either slipping or taking off in a high gear.(hard to tell)Reverse feels okay. Volvo system tester shows engine code 335 "MIL-Request TCM link f...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L interior lights VIN: YV1TS90K5Y
Have tested through circuits and have no feed to interior lamps, they are working from the doors only. Would like to know where the Central electronic module is as I suspect this to be the problem.

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Had several respones saying it was the control module. Found a bad main switch first. After driving for several minutes cruise cut out again. Changed control module and that took care of it. Thanks for the help.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L down shift VIN: WAUAA24B8X
I'm sorry for not getting back to this sooner but the vehicle still sits here waiting for the customers aproval to go further with diagnosis. seems its been a problem vehicle and customer is thinking of trading it.There are obviously some knowledgable audi tec...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF8323W
Hello! It took one week to schedule an oppointment with dealer shop. Sent my 'paperworks' with customer and, after diagnostic charge ECM was replaced. Check engine light is OFF, engine starts fine. Thanks. Eduard Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor).
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3359Y
the fix indeed was to have it flashed at the dealer
1976 Mercedes-Benz 280S 2.7L heat
thanks to all 6 who answered, i got a fax from mike with testing procedures that led me to confirm what the others were saying, and i had suspected. the servo unit was stuck and it was also a rebuilt installed 8 years ago.the customer had forgot about it, this...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L pump VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Seems that there's a plethora of power steering pump part numbers & desigs on these cars. The consesnsus seemed to be that the resevoir hose or front seal are compromised by having the wrong fluid or by wear over time thus allowing air to be introduced to the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3S
after decorbonizing the engine with bg products i drove out and it set a p0400 code exhust gas recirculation code. i cleared this code from dm thinking it was from the decarbonizing procedures and drove out again. this time the same codes set back in the hfm 4... Trouble codes: 48 (MB code 052 Mixture too lean lower part load in hfm module), 31 (Dm module injeactor long term adaptation to limit value).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Fred from Texas was the only one who knew the score here. V6 Passats have CAT heaters. Let me repeat..CAT heaters. That's the little can at the very head of the cat assembly, about 2 feet in front of the cat itself. Ed at DEC who makes most of or cats confir...
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