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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L transmission leak @ converter
this bmw 535i came in leaking tranny fluid from the hole in the bottom of the bell housing drip while running in park...stops dripping when you put it in drive or reverse...transmission works flawlessly and quiet too, as long as it is full...has anybod...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBACB4317N
The door locks on this 325 when locked with drivers door lock and unlock right after they are locked if the lock is moved very slowly this will not happen . the drivers lock acuator is new and all fuse and wiring appear ok , Any onw of you techs seen this prob...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABK7329V
Customer states the wipers will quit mid-stroke without warning. May not act up for weeks, may act up 2-3 times in a week. The problem ONLY acts up on LOW speed, not HIGH, not INTERMITTENT. Switching from LOW to HIGH when they stop does NOT make them restart. ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
Greetings BMW experts. We have a 528I that keeps getting misfire codes for all cylinders except #2. The ECM sees a misfire and shuts down the corresponding injector intermittently. We found coolant in the oil a few weeks ago and replaced head gasket, had cylin... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire cyl 1), 240 (Misfire cyl 3), 241 (Misfire cyl 4), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Electric Cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5338Y
Hi guys, this is one of those jobs you wished you never had to work on, but here we go. This vehicle has been in a recent front end accident and came from a bodyshop to this shop. The auxillary cooling fan runs constantly, even with the key out and the engine ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L check engine light VIN: WBADM6348Y
Can anybody tell us the definition for P1250? Alldata faxed back that it doesn't correlate to this car. Thanks Trouble codes: P0441 (Purge Flow Fault Evap Emissions Control System), P1250 (Alldata cannot provide a definition)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L CO in cooling system VIN: SALTY1249Y
This vehicle was towed in for overheating on highway. Started up on arival ran fine. Pressure tested cooling system no leaks found. Tested for co in cooling system none found. Scaned ecm code po305 found (miss #5 cyl). Replaced thermostat per tsb, replaced #5 ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHM36E2T
This car hesitates badly after warming up, it accellerates smoothly but lacks power. When the vehicle came in it was barely running. It had multiple misfire codes stored along with PO171 and P1341 for variable cam solenoid function. I discovered that the wires...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Belt Tensioner VIN: WDBHA23G6W
Installed a new serpentine belt tensioner because the old one was sqeaking. After installing the new tensioner and belt in Oct. it has had a vibration noise. I have cleaned out the pulley grooves but didn't help any. Its worse when you put it in gear with the ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
hello all, I have a 96 jetta here that refuses to be fixed. Car originally came in with complaint of slippage in 3rd and 4th speeds. TCM had no codes. Pull trans and send to local trans shop. Their analysis was the torque converter had failed, and the debris ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L secondary air pump VIN: WVWMD63B6X
I do not normally work on VW's, but this is a friends car. The problem is the secondary air injection pump, it will run all the time and all night long, until the batt. is dead. It may cycle off for a few minutes but will come back on. I unplugged pump while I...
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1AX8849G
Thanks in acvance! This vehicle floods badly.Plugs so wet it will not start.Lambda at 73(rich).Tried new MAF,coolant temp was changed,Lab scope shows 8.15 ms injector on time at idle cold engine.Spark appears good with great max kv.Fuel pressure at 32-38 psi.H...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW571R2
Car came in no start. checked for spark, none. checked for injector pulse, none. scanned for codes (generic obdii scanner) and got the tps code, but am unable to get any data on the data mode of my scanner except "mil off". with the key on, there is no check e... Trouble codes: P0120
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L ABS light on VIN: YV1LW571R2
Hello again Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in with the ABS light on and codes 141 Faulty Pedal Sensor and 444 No power to Valves in Hydraulic unit. We have cleaned the connectors at the ABS controller, combination relay, pedal sensor and Hydraulic connector. ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L heater VIN: YV1KS9607T
i am trying to repair the climate control on my wife's volvo 960 . the heater will not maintain the selected temperature , it just blows luke warm air . if the temp. selector is turned to max it works well but there isn't any heat regulation . i have removed a...

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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Temperature
Thank you for all the prompt and accurate responses! The consensus with all the replies was a faulty ACC control head. This was the case. I replaced the unit & we drove the car for the rest of the day with no problems. As for the sunroof, holding the button in...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55F5T
Well this car is fixed,I feel rather foolish as the information for this repair was already in our shop in the form of a MBZ service bulletin. I got 3 replies pointing out the below., all correct Thanks to Carl,Patrick, and Jim. Stanley also pointed out to che...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no upshift VIN: WDBHA29G8X
we did end up replacing this transmission, we did the electronics plate (or conductor plate) and control unit, several inspections of valve body, no problem was found there. shifts perfect now.
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L steering VIN: 91A0130507
Most of the replies regarding this 911 suggested I check for debris in the steering column from a previously failed steering shaft bearing or problems with the tie rods or their positioning. I think the problem was actually a combination of the two. There was ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L temperture gauge VIN: WV2MCO70PH
was never able to get specifacations gauge still reads higher than auctual engine temperature.i have found that there is not alot of information,iam closing this due to time.if something changes i will repost
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire, codes VIN: 1Y23FR45SO
thank all who helped the problem ended up being that the o2 sensor was bad it was a p.o.s. bosch sensor that was spliced in so i replaced it with an oe one. Now with lab scope hooked up o2 always swiches like it should. thank you kevin [...] Trouble codes: 212 (o2 sensor fault), 113 (fuel countrol out of paramters high).
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