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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L shifter lockout solenoid VIN: WBACB431XP
Hey fellow techs, I could use some advice on a direction with this problem. I have a problem that seems to occur three or four times a week on this BMW.When the brake pedal is depressed the shifter safety lockout solenoid does not disengage thereby not allowin...
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...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WDB1234567
This 300 te 4matic has an indicator light on dash when it is activated for traction control purposes.When driving down the highway in a staight ahead position everything is fine,but when you turn the steering wheel left or right the transfer case activates and...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Limp in Mode VIN: YS3CH65R0S
I have a SAAB story. The car goes into limp in mode on every test drive. The Trac Off light comes on, and the check engine light comes on. The engine codes that set are P0122 TPS, P0120 TPS, and falsh code 5 TPS. The ETC code that sets is 68390 Throttle contro... Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps), P0122 (Tps), 68390 (Throttle Control Faulty), 5 (Tps)
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Coolant Level Sensor VIN: 3VWHE81H1S
Dear Techs, This vehicles coolant level light intermittently flickers on and off. I replaced the coolant level sensor, coolant reservor, and also checked the wiring. The coolin system functions normally and the coolant level is ok. I was unable to find out f...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L code po734 VIN: YV1VS2559Y
car came in with engine light on pulled codes found codes p1618 ( manufactuer specific code ) and p0734 ( gear 4 incorrect ratio ) trans model is a 50-42le cleared codes and road tested approx 15 miles car performed flawlessly. customer took car home that nigh...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: YV1SW61R82
This vehicle was towed in with a siezed ign. lock cyl.(waiting for parts - 2 weeks) In the mean time I am looking into the driveability complaint of :rough @ slower speeds and @ warm up, when cornering stalls out, and takes 2-3 attemps to start. It has a check... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Camshaft position timing - over retarded)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Vacuum Leak VIN: WAUED54B0Y
It never ceases to amaze me, the time and consideration one recieves from so many members, and a few friends made along the way. BIG thanks to Agostinos, for the professional guidance and tips, and the email interaction. Thanks also to Anthony, Jeff [...],and S... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim bank 1), P1130 (bank 2).
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8325W
Sorry for the delay in posting but we have been adding on to our building and i just forgot. Thanks for all of the replys. We ended up replacing the air pump and check valve and now the pump responds and no more mil. Thanks again and have a great day. Trouble codes: P1421, P1423.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH62020
Well IATN does it again,what an unbelievable tool of knowledge. I want to thank Johann,James,Branden & Kent who hit the nail right on the head.When we checked the vehicle with a electronic stethescope we never in our wildest dreams would of related this noise ...
2000 BMW 520 2000CC engine VIN: WBADM22050
hey guys, everyone gave some good soloutions but the problem was a bad ECM , when I was checking the wires i had pulled the ecm out, everything seemed to be good but when reinstalling it i heard this noise, so i unplugged it ,opened it and to my surprise a rea...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hello Techs, I have receved 14 replay, must of you said the thermostat,some of you said the vent plate, also intake booth,and vaccums leaks. I had changed the thermostat and the plugs the next day, this fixed the engine codes, and the misfire,no codes after th... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical.), P00, 305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6).
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L no blower VIN: LKJU548936
thanks to everyone who responded, it ended up being the blowermtr and contoler with all the responses the job was apeice of cake , thanks again to all the people with the benze exp.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blowing black smoke VIN: WDBBA48DXH
Well This car is fixed thanks to the help I received from this great network. Special thanks to Seve [...] who spent 20 min on the phone explianing how the sys opperates. By unhooking the EHA (once the car is warm) on the side of the air box that takes aw...
2001 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L oil service VIN: SCALA61E31
No help on this one. I did get one email that said there was a code to punch in on the instrument cluster but did not tell me how to do it. Thanks for the replys.I'll send to dealer.
1994 Saab 900 Turbo Commemorative Edition 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AL75T3R
thanks for your responses.several answers pointed me to the wireconection on the starter and the alternator,after cleaning and retightening i lookt at the spot were most of the answers pointed to the wires from the fusebox in to the cabin(in the left door sill...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Theft alarm VIN: YS3ED48E9X
Thank you to all who replied. I received many suggestions of dead batteries inside the alarm siren module, including one with a link to a very detailed web page with photos of the replacement procedure. Regettably after I removed and disassembled the module I ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B3W
Thanks to all, especially Dave and Don. You guys nailed it. The vacuum line to one of the combi valves at the rear of the cylinder head was broken. There is a recall from VW but it's an easy fix so we replaced ourselves. VW dealer had part in stock. Trouble codes: P0411.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Hi there, Well, we never got an answer that seemed to fit the problem. We checked the fluid level, as per the procedure, and it was OK. We disconnected the TCM, and according to a couple of replies, the car should go forward and backward at the very least in...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L no cruise control VIN: YV1LS571XS
I would start off by saying thanks for the few replys I did get ,here we go, first I went through the all the advice remedys first ,as follows I checked the vacuum line under the battery box and updated it first,Ialso checked vacuum pump ,then took the car on ...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Climatic Control VIN: YV1TS94D01
Thanks to those that replied but it was to no avail.Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a 'back door' to restarting the different electronic modules on the car. The owner's manual states clearly that the battery should be disconnected ONLY after TEN MINUTES...
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