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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABK832XV
Hey fellow techs. Ive got this Beamer with a no start/ cranks okay. It has no fuel pressure, no spark, no injector pulse. Ive determined the Engine Control Module Relay is not getting a ground signal from the ECM, thus no voltage to fuel pump relay, ignition c...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3343Y
Want to replace engine computer with used. Reset all codes in all computers. Copied coding from old computer to GT1. Confirmed that the replacement control unit was an acceptable basic (unprogrammed) control module. Installed replacement control unit and trans...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Radio VIN: 1290611223
We're trying to remove this radio by putting the the two keys in the slots on the radio but the radio won't budge. We've tried 3 different sets of keys with no results. Does anyone know of an easy way of removing this without using the keys? Thanks in advance ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
car came in and had mil lite on with po300 and po302 misfires and misfire on #2 cylinder - checked compression on all cylinders 190-190-195-190 found spark plug wires had green corrision replaced dist cap-rotor-spark plug wires and spark plugs with new bosch p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
This is about VOLTAGE on pin 7 in the diagnostic connector. WE have heard of the aftermarket radio problem with voltage at pin 7 at the diagnostic plug, AFTER our snap on scanner VW cartridge took a dump after scanning another VW for codes. After doing resear...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MSY
this jetta is setting a code 380 for glow plug circuit problem, following vw chart tells us nothing, the problem is glow plugs never turn off. at glow plug relay I have good ground on brown wires, power from fuse box on blue, and two lines to ecm one has power... Trouble codes: 380 (glow plug circuit a)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C71
good evening: have done a throttle adaption, and the epc light was on, and also the check engine. after clearing codes, it ran great for several miles. parked car , and went out after one day siting in the cold, and the epc light and the check engine light ca... Trouble codes: 17972 (throttle actuator), 17950 (angle sensor throttle actuator), 16605 (angle sensor throttle)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B93
I cannot find this code in Alldata or in my Bentley Manuals. I used Vag Com to get the 16683 code and with my SnapOn scanner i get a code PO299, but cannot find this code any where. I replaced the turbo charger with the original one and replaced the mass air f... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost pressure regulation control range not reached.)
1984 Volvo 760 GLE 2.4L unknown VIN: YV1DX7647E
Vehicle came in no start.Checked for fuel at injectors, none.Had fuel distribuitor sent out to be rebuild.After installing it back fuel is present now but still no start.Tries to start but it sounds like out of timing.We checked timing a few times and looks go...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS2555Y
I have a very rough idle, feels like a bad motor mount. The roughness also causes some misc trim rattles. No skip or misfire, just feels like a bad mount. Is a little rough off idle too, but not as bad as at idle. All the mounts look OK, is there a problem wit...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ECC Control Panel VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
This car came in with a 'Dead' Ecc control panel, there are no lights lit whatsoever on any control knob or button, and pressing/turning them gets no response. Heater system is completely inoperative. My scan tool (ScanTech WMaster) does not connect for diagno...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6345Y
Okay, This one definately drove me nuts,despite having performed this same task dozens of times.There were many replies as to the adaptation data,but as I mentioned the data was never in question because it matched perfectly with another 540i in the shop and a... Trouble codes: 26 (mixture bank 1), 27 (mixture bank 2).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBGA32E5P
Thanks for the advice from: Bob [...] 'Unless you see yourself doing a few more of these in the near future you may want to reconsider the job. You will be lose 'money and time' on the first one or two attempts.' Ulrich from Ontario, 'Mark all lines a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L spring perch VIN: WDBJF70F8W
I received 5 great replies which was insignificant when compared to the number I was expecting!!! Thanks go to Bernie/IL, Markus/Quebec, Richard/ FL(2), and Randy/TX. Bernie reported a failure on his personal 96 E320. Both sides were repaired by the body s...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L procedure VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
Well I have not had time to start on vw since it is mine. I recieved 11 responces ranging from bringing engine and trans out the bottom to removing the bumper and grill and bringing out the top. I guess this just proves on this car there is more than one way t...
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