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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACG5325S
So here is my nightmare. Was diagnosing an injector misfire at the ECM. I think I may touched the computer on the battery and fried the computer because the car now doesn't turn over (equipped with Electronic Driveaway Protection) So I sent my computer to a co...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshafts VIN: WBADD6321V
Is there a way to get around using the factory camshaft holding tool 113240? I am trying to avoid a lengthey down time while i am waiting for the tool.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEV33483
I am just looking for a torque spec for the rear "axle nut". This would be the nut at the outer c.v. joint shaft through the rear hub/bearing. . .so. . .one might also call it the rear wheel bearing or rear hub nut. AllData library states they do not have this...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1745M
The vehicle visited the shop with the driver complaining of what she characterized as near stalling. I went out for a test drive and, while climbing a steep hill, experienced what felt like fuel pressure related loss of power. The car never stalled and continu...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very fast idle VIN: WDBDA29D5K
I have this 1989 190E 2.6 that has a very fast idle all the time. The ISC motor is being commanded wide open. The idle speed is about 2000 RPM. If the ISC motor is unplugged it idles down to reasonable levels (900-1000 RPM).I have run through the diagnosis cha...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJH82J21
PROBLEM : (Vehicle displays 11/00 date on 'vin' sticker on B pillar.) Long time customer calls from Texas cooling from a/c... arrives shop...compressor clutch sheared from input drive shaft...just acting as an idler wheel. Spins freely. Sticker on a/c c...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E230 2400CC esp/bas fault comes on sceen VIN: WDB2100066
hello everybody, customer came with complaint that his vehicle has fault regarding esp/bas on screeen. itaken short test for vehicle with star diagnosis,it showed me it as stored fault ,then i checked reason for stored fault ,it stop lamp signal so i replaced ...
1975 Peugeot 504 2.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 504A90-214
Hello! We are going to replace fuel injector inserts in this vintage model. (injectors are leaking bad) We will put new Bosch inserts from Mercedes Diesel. Can not find specification for this car. The question is: what is the fuel injector opening pressure? O...
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOZZZ91ZD
This vehicle came to us with a poor running condition, backfiring and hesitation. The vehicle is a grey market vehicle that was at one time modified to meet US emission requirements. It appears to have had a frequency valve, oxygen sensor and control system in...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Theft alarm VIN: YS3ED48E9X
I have a '99 Saab 9.5 that shows a "Service Theft Alarm" message on the dash info panel on every start-up whether cold or hot. I don't have access to a factory scan tool (presumably a Tech2 with a specific Saab software installed) and am wondering if this is a...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B3W
Need some help from you VW guys. This Passat came in w/ PO411 code. Secondary pump was locked and fuse was blown. Replaced pump and fuse and pump ran for start up (60 sec) and we thought all was well. Came back in 3 wks w/ same code, but now pump runs, fuse wa... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L steering column VIN: YV1LS5377W
Hi Volvo techs: I've noticed on the front wheel drive Volvos that over time a rubbing noise becomes apparent from under the dash area when you turn the steering left or right. It sounds like a light moaning or rubbing sound right up close to the steering whee...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1VLJUEDFGW
Greetings to all volvo techs, I have a S70 kicking my butt. This vehicle has a noise starting about 30mph and gets louder as you accelerate. The noise is from the front of the vehicle. So far I have replaced the front hub assemblies and the axle shafts with no...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Climatic Control VIN: YV1TS94D01
Hey there Volvo Techs! MOD and Identifix have been unable to help me here. After a routine battery replacement, the vehicle's climatic control, rear trunk release, and heated seats stopped working. The power and grounds are all good. I'm hoping for a back door...

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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L heat VIN: WAUEK88CXR
Thanks to all that replied to our help request. When we were searching for information for repairing this vehicle we had not seen any postings on the matter of a defective part being the cause. We simply wanted to provide another door by which someone else cou...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm,windows,dome lights VIN: WAULT68E22
thanks to all who responded,the fix was the comfort control module under the drivers carpet,we checked for water intrusion as many suggested,found none checked all power and grounds,still suspected J393-called local dealer for a price$250.00 they had 3 in stoc...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L SRS Code6 VIN: WBACG7326V
I received several replies to check the connections at the seat belt tensioner plug. Even though everything looked in order, we cleaned the connector and applied Stabilant 21 and also did likewise at the SRS control unit. Road tested and the code did not retur...
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Slope Factor/4th gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZW
Customer has taken vehicle to VW for further investigation. Russell and Byron both alerted me to a TSB covering adding a resistor to the loom near the TCM. VW Australia do not have the Resistor wire under the TSB Part No. nor have they heard of this TSB, but t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, No power VIN: 3VWCC21C7Y
This network is priceless! Thank to all for your responses, especially the one's who insisted on a bad MAF sensor. I am embarrassed to say I had 'thought' I had disconnected this sensor earlier w/no change in result. Obviously I had not because when I did, i...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C61
Well, this case is finally closed and the car appears to be truly fixed. Many responses were directing me towards fuel gelling, but if you read my initial post, we had pretty much eliminated that as a possible cause. I was a bit dismayed to read responses from... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug circuit problem remedied.).
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1AX8845D
Thanks to all who replied.Traced wire through loom and found 2 connectors.Cleaned them.Also cleaned and repaired power supply connector for control unit.Tightened connectors at fuse # 12.So far it has not failed.Thanks Bob for the fax on circuit. shawn
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L service light VIN: YV1KS9609V
The solution (most concurred) is to remove bulb. There is no way short of 'hacking' into the ECU to alter service light program (eliminate light on). I'm leaving it 'as is'. No sense looking for problems now or later. Thanks for all the responses. Peter
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L transmission VIN: YV1TS90D6Y
I did the download of the updated software for the trans. The customer took the car and when I called him later he said it was still doing the same thing. I will have to wait for him to bring it back to try anything else. Thanks to all who responded. Lonny
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