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1988 BMW 535i 3.4L no upshift VIN: 3WBADC8409
I installed a used transmission, the previous transmission had no shifting problems, just failed due to low fluid, smoked the gears. The first transmission I put in did not upshift, so I called a tech at Lee Myles he told me to unplug the electric for the shif...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L 4th gear VIN: SALTY1242Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on,no drivability problems.Code po 734 4th gear ratio error.Solenoids tested good,the line pressure is slightly low.Specs 145-155 at 2000 rpm in gear,I have 130 psi.With pressure control solenoid unhooked,still 130 psi.A...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
I know the problem is somewhere in the trans vacuum. I'm not getting full vacuum to the modulator. Can someone fax me a vac schematic for this 1984 300D. much thanks - FAX [...] (PHONE IS THE SAME)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter VIN: WDBEA34E7S
thanks in advance for any help. the vehicle was towed to shop. with key on there is a buzz at a combination relay (wipers, signals & rear defoger). the guages in the inst.cluster are inop. but all warning lights come on. the engine will not crank. if you turn ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF25F4W
after running for a few minutes it runs out of fuel bleed again runs for a short time then dies Is there a bleeding procedure im not aware or dead battery would affect system any help would be appreciated Replaced fuel filters again and added fresh deisel fuel
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery VIN: WDB12F64J9
Car came in with this statement: There was smoke from under the hood after I shut the car off, and now it goes dead unless I jump it. We went to the power distribution fusebox by the battery and fould the lines feeding the underhood and left-side-dash SAM box...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Hello everyone, I have this New Bettle here that has the code for Defective ECU. There were a few other codes stored along with this one(Coolant temp sensor signal high and brake light switch signal invalid). I diagnosed those rather quickly, since I have seen... Trouble codes: P0606 (VAG 16990 ECU Defective)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Surge VIN: WAUBG84DXV
OUr tests pointed to a bad ECU. Further checking revealed problems under the timing belt cover. The customer was not prepared for a $3,000+ problem with a car they bought from a used car dealer 5 days before. They gave her a refund and that settled it. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 17087 (P0703- Torque converter brake switch circuit B), P0703 (Torque converter brake switch circuit B).
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L oil pan VIN: WBAHD5326S
Thanks for the help. The leak turned out to be from the rear main seal flange. The factory replacement is an updated seal which includes the flange and seal as one component now. And the pan installation is to snug up the horizontal bolts through the bell hous...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L BeCM won't sleep VIN: SALPV124XS
Here's what we found out...the BeCM is prone for water intrusion. The wiring harness that runs along the inside rocker panel area to the BeCM is prone for damage and corrosion. The drivers door latch mechanism can become worn and false trigger or 'tickle' the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
This car is finally fixed. It turned out the ME control module was faulty. Got a rebuilt ME control module through Beckman Technologies, programmed it and everything was fine again. The starter relay K38/3 I found inside the relay box, behind the fuses in posi...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L valve lifters VIN: WPOAA0A949
I first want to thank all 13 members who took the time to answer my request.It was definetely a broken exhaust valve spring.I still can't figure how I missed this one when I replaced the lifters as it was the outer spring that was broken,but I guess I was just...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AL36L8K
Hi everyone. Most of the replies in regards to this vehicle related to basic vehicle checks that we already done. All the grounds were checked, and all ignition components were inspected and verified to be working. The controller was definately bad, because th...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L wipers VIN: 3VWAK01H7T
Thank-you.Thank-you.Thank-you to all who replied with help.It was indeed the relay as most of you suggested.Customer and me are very pleased.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Thank you very much to the 7 replies I recieved. I tested the various valves mentioned for the turbo- all held vac. All vac, lines are intact. The air pump is producing what I would call adequate flow. So I went with the groups next step - replacing the combin... Trouble codes: 17832 (secondary air injection leak detected-intermitent).
1990 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L parking lights VIN: YV1GA6940L
Thanks to all who replied. I was able to get a Volvo wiring manual and traced problem to two(2) blown fuses I had somehow overlooked. I'm sorry I wasted your time.
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1LW5247W
Thanks to all that replied on this one. The fix ended up being the main fuel pump. Evidently it can run the car okay but not supply enough volume/flow to operate the ejector pump. This is one assinine setup. It essentially has 2 tanks, if the ejector pump isn'...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cem VIN: YV1TS97DXX
Thanks for all the replies- the battery replacement fixed this one. We did not reload the CEM. It has been 2 weeks, and I was finally able to make contact with this coustomer to verify that no more 'weirdness' (his word, not mine) had occurred with the car. ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Runs fine VIN: YV1VS29541
Thanks for the replies. There's a software update and a updated valve for this problem. Volvo dealer reprogrammed with update. Drove for a couple of days. Cars fine. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0133.
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