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1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20v Avant 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHE5440M
Car was towed in with a no-start condition. Tech found it has no spark but fuel pump is running and has fuel pressure. Using test light we found no signal at electronic injection valves. All fuses were checked, OK. Checked the engine rpm and TDC sensors with s...
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L no power VIN: WBABF8338X
See above.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Gearshift Knob VIN: WBAAM334XC
I am replacing the shifter bezel ( the indicator board wigging out)...I have gotten the shifter bezel out but can't seem to figure out how to get the gearshift knob off so as to slip the old bezel out and the new bezel on... Where is the secret wingnut?
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L air gag VIN: 36YJR56226
to all of you bmw technicians i tried to find info at all data, not mach there, if any one ran into this problem, air bag light on, code #19, i appreciate yor help, thanks in advance avy
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBBA4801K
we have been working on this one for two weeks. This car will loose power only when driving from cold start about two miles down road it feels like it goes into limpin mode no power sever hesititation. trans wont shift this lasts for about two more miles and w...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E6R
This beauty came in with an MIL and cutting out completely at anything over 1500 rpm. I followed the tests per the factory info and it seems that I have a bad transmission control unit but was hoping for some way to verify this short of trying a known good con... Trouble codes: 099 (HFM - CAN communication from EA/CC/ISC control module or CC/ISC control module defective), P0600 (DM - serial communication link malfunction CAN), 004 (EGS - CAN data line from EA/CC/ISC control module distorted), 104 (HFM - fuel saftey cut off of electronic accelerator or cruise control active)
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L oil leak
Have a small oil leak/seapage coming from the right side front of engine? cannot visually find have checked the oil cap front cam sensors on right bank all are nice and dry. Appearance of small oil droplets accumulate on alternator housing and lower splash pan...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel Leak
I have a 1996 E300d that I replaced all of the plastic fuel lines at the injection pump and the electric fuel shut off valve due to diesel leaking. This fixed the majority of the leak. I still have a leak from the #1 fuel element (delivery valve) on the inject...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L tachometer VIN: YS3DM35BXR
Hello group, This 1994 Saab 900 has an intermittent/erratic tachometer. It acts up worse when it's cold. It jumps around and sometimes stays at zero. The rpm reading on tech 2 is the same as what the tachometer is showing. I can activate the tachometer with t...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks/ alarm VIN: YS3DD55B7V
Door locks will opperate with the key and with the key fob but occasionally they won't, just the drivers door will work. When the problem occurs , I use the key in the pass. door and all locks will work if I cycle the drivers door 6 or 8 times the rest will st...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78N4W
Hello SAAB tech's. This SAAB was brought to us from anouther local shop that could not figure it out, so now it's my turn. It came to them with an idle problem and the check engine light on. Two codes, one evap and anouther idle code. They fixed a evap leak in...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VQCP21C71
Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I recieved this vehicle with a MIL on and a DTC P0380. I called Diagnostic Hotline for help (mitchell and alldata very poor in this area). They suggested the parts listed in the repair history to ... Trouble codes: P0380
1986 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1GX87596
Having a problem with a 760 volvo came in for no power at take off when one first starts up the car, did a full service with the replacement of plugs,cap rotor, wires, fuel oil and air filters, coolant sensor, o2 sensor along with the replacement of the cat co...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L cooling system VIN: YV1LW5543T
Car purchased at public auction(yeah,yeah, I know!!) with existing cooling system pressure too high. We replaced head gasket, and had head machined(.009 warp). Engine does NOT overheat, there is NO steam at tailpipe, NO leakage from hose clamps, etc. New press...

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Power Seat Circuit VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Hello. Thanks for all the replies. We checked a few different things based on the replies and we weren't finding anything quickly. So I decided to take Alain's advice from California and we took the red/yellow tracer wire and hooked it up to a key on power sup...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1L
There is definately power in numbers, 8 replies and 7 were dead on. I would have bet against it but the overvoltage relay fixed it. The 10 amp fuse was not blown but when I removed the relay it was very corroded. Cleaned all that out and installed the new rela...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L All gauges VIN: WDBGA32E7P
Thanks for the six replies. A couple of responses suggested a faulty overvoltage protection relay. This 140 chassis does not have an overvoltage protection relay. All other responses condemned the instrument cluster. Bob [...] rebuilds them, so we're sendin...
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