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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...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L alarm
According to the alarm counter, the alarm has been triggered by the pitch sensor several times at the rate of 2 to 3 times a day. This happens anywhere, including when the vehicle is locked in the customers locked garage. For now he double locks the vehicle to...
1957 Mercedes-Benz 220s 2.2L crankshaft specs VIN: 0007511654
Hey guys, I'm currently rebuilding the engine on this old jewel and it's obviously been apart before because it has oversize pistons(80.46mm size). Does anyone have the specs on the crank rod and main journals for this engine. the bearings that came out show p...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L left front window VIN: WDBEA34E6S
I am trying to repair the left front window but I cant get the arm rest-door pull off the door. I removed the bolt at the top front of the door pull but I cant find any bolts on the arm rest and have not been able to get it to push upwards, forwards or back. T...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L not ready VIN: WDHBH28E3T
This car came in after failing the Ill state emissions test, no check engine light on,the readyness monitors for egr, cat, evap not run, I looked at the data and didn't find any reason for this., the car had not been serviced in over 6 months. never jump start...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L knock sensor #2 VIN: WP0CB2961M
I need to know which knock sensor is #2. Alldata doesn't say and the wiring diagram shows both to have the same color wires. I can remove the DME and test the wires to find which one it is but this would be a lot easier. Thanks all.
1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3CN48M4R
This car came in with a severe misfire on hard acceleration. It would run up to about 3500rpm, then buck & jerk. Sometimes the tach would hold at 2500rpm, and other times it would fall to 0. If you let off of the accelerator a little bit, the misfire will go a...
1997 Skoda FELICIA 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: --
Car came to workshop for oil change. after service car start , then idling 1000 rpm warm up. then 800 rpm. after that rpm goes 600 - 500 then 1200 -1300 and shut down engine. clean throttle housing for several times but no change. no codes at all. any idea ?
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC83A5T
Help Again! Second VW this week with problems i cant solve. Customer swears it stalls while he is driving and must pull to the side of the road and wait about two minutes before it will re-fire. I did find one bad vacuum line and replaced it but the MIL is on ... Trouble codes: P1125 (1 Fuel injector short to ground)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Speed control VIN: 3VWRC81HOS
Hello & thanks in advance for any help. Customer says cruise control usually doesn't work but on & off it does. When I drove it it was INOP. Checking the electrical I found no power to control switch black wire. MOD shows this wire is powered from Trans module...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWSB81H0V
This car has been running us around the block. It came in with a inter. speedo problem [stops working]. It had a new speed sensor from vw. When it stops working there is no signal coming out of the speed sensor. We had encountered a golf once where the drive g...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Hope someone can help me. When starting car will die, have to play with the throttle to be able to started, once started it idles at around 560 RPM's, rev it up and wants to stall once the idle comes down. No codes stored in the ECM, checked with ross tech. Ch...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Had vehicle on my used car lot for 3 months. Never failed to start. Have someone interested in buying, so we brought car in for oil change. Had to push car in because would not start. Will not turn over. Good voltage new battery. Makes no noise nothing. Checke...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L dash lights VIN: J914061525
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this 01 gti with no power to fuse #23- dash lights, LR parking and front parking lights. Powering the fuse turns everything on like normal. Tracks 57-70 are for fuses 22&23 I have power at fuse 22. It looks like I may have a problem...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L engine VIN: YV1FA8856L
veh. came in no start. scan veh. code 3-2-1 2-2-1 cold start signal missing o2 sensor signal fault. checked for spark yes checked fuel pressure 35lbs. used stethscope listen for fuel injector operation none heard.checked for power to injectors yes. removed thr...

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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Engine valves VIN: WBAAJ9315M
Thanks to everyone for the help. We have not disassembled the vehicle because of time restraints in the classroom. However, we have come to the conclusion that the valves must be bent do to an over-revving condition since valve timing is ok and no other proble...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAHD6328S
Thanks to all who replied with help for this vehicle. Having the resistance specifications really helped. We tested the resistance from the module to the buckle on both the passenger and drivers side buckles and found the drivers side had 0.0 ohms. Which led u...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very long cold crank VIN: WDBDA29D1L
I still have a problem with the 1990 Mercedese 190E. What i have learened was that it is a late model and is like a 1991. I looked at the fuses in the overvoltage relay and they were good, and i turned the fine mixture screw to richin it a little and that did ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C180 1799CC Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDB2020182
Hi all, It seems that this system was either not common or did not exist in the USA. IATN, being mainly a US based site, may not have been the right place for me to post. Anyway, thanks to the four who replied. I had already double checked the wiring repai... Trouble codes: 003 (CTS Open), 004 (CTS implausable), 006 (IAT Short), 013 (Idle in limp), 022 (O2 Sensor High), 023 (O2 Sensor cold open).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E3S
Thanks for everyones help on this one. Replaced the air mass meter and measured air flow changed quite a bit. tested o2 sensor wiring for possible shorts but none found. Kindof ran out of time and customer picked car up without further investigation. but light... Trouble codes: P1131.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L unknown VIN: YV1KS9617S
Thanks to Paul [...], who guessed right first time. Problem was a stuck slide pin in one front caliper (that was somehow overlooked at first...) Apparently the caliper was flexing rather than sliding. I also got very profession...
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