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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Hi there all you great tech's. I am looking for explanation on obd 11 code P1145, or bmw code 2, all data, and on demand do not explain this code other then give a definition, therefore I am lost, wondering if anybody has seen this code before, or has an expla... Trouble codes: P1145
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR334YJ
greetings techs I am puzzled by this e46 keeps coding 068 tank ventilation solenoid valve. I believe this is the purge valve located on the intake manifold.We replaced the valve and it seems to operate during activation but immiediatly resets code. I'm hoping ... Trouble codes: 068 (44 activation solenoid valve tank ventilation short to negative)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Condenser fan VIN: WBAGG834OY
Hello BMW techs,I have a front condenser fan that is inop.Power and ground are present at the fan assy, but there is a third wire(black) that maybe a signal wire of some type. ALLDATA is no help. Can someone explain to me what kind of signal is needed to make ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Hi Group I have little experience and information to be working on this car but there is no one else in our area that is any better qualified than me so I have taken on the challange. Car has a intermitant misfire at low to mid range, under heavy throttle it ...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOCA2988W
customer came in with a complaint of stalling (immed. after start)after a hot soak...(15 20 min)we could not duplicate the complaint and did all the tests you see inumerated here. we then decided to give him the car back...and of course itstalled the firsttime... Trouble codes: 115 (hot film mass air meter)
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Left front turn signal VIN: WP1AB29P14
Hello Porsche techs,this Cayenne will not flash LF turn signal.Indicator flashes fast inside and displays signal malfunction on dash.Removed lamp assembly to check bulb and socket(paying attention to contact areas).All appears okay. Input and output to lamp mo...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L possible heater box VIN: YS3EH45G3Y
got up started car, low and behold no heat on drivers side. passenger side works fine. was told heater box is very common. is this a common problem? are there any helpful hints on changing this box? thanks for any help.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
I have a no start - cranks over condition - no spark - have substituted known good computer / engine rpm sensor / distributor / coil and ignitor assembly - Have power to coil - and power to distributor - loosing ground ??? - cannot find good troubleshooting ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Low Power VIN: 3VWRF81H9W
This TDI has low power output. Can hear the Turbo spool up and some power from it but it's not up to speed. With Vag-com can test actuators and EGR Solenoid is working properly. New EGR valve now holds vacuum. Timing belt alignment was rechecked again... ... Trouble codes: 0560 (EGR System Control Difference Intermittent)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 2nd gear VIN: WAUBG84D1V
Hello group, This A8 is back on the road. I received three replies, all agreeing that the tranny was probably toast. Our customer wanted to confirm the diagnosis with the dealer. They agreed and quoted almost $8,000.00 for replacement. With a rebuilt from Er...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Clutch VIN: WADDH11HHH
thanks for the replies, all were very good . we ended up finding the tech with the smallest hands and arms. it finally started on the bolt and caught, WHEW next time well do the timesert trick thanks again, iatn rocks!!!
1992 BMW 735i 3.5L Suspension VIN: WBAGB4319N
Thanks for all the replies. We determened that we could not use the shock inserts without EDC in a EDC strut due to the fact that they would not physically fit. The car did not have self leveling suspension.We got the car in the shop and inspected the strut an...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L drive engagement VIN: WBAHE632XR
thanks to all that responded with information. the problem was the reverse check ball in valve body. special thanks to jimmy jenkins and mike[bavarian specialties] for their help. we have a very happy customer who had gotten rebuilt trans quotes at another fac...
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L all dash except speedo and odometer VIN: WBAEF6320S
This one went to the dealer. I suspect the problem lies in the EML since my scanner would not communicate with it. I will post a follow up if and when i find out what fixed it.
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1341H
The fix was the advise to solder in the capacitor to the air flow meter harness ... Thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear ride control
Thanks to every one involved in this great site. I recieved 4 emails in less than two hours and I ordered the parts that were to fix my problem. Very simple and straight forward help from all techs installed accumulaters added fresh fluid and the S500 was perf...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Thanks for for all the help. This broblem was very intermitant and didnt last any longer than it took to restart it, their was no way I was going to be able to catch it to diagnose it. I ended up replacing the crank sensor because the sensor was fairly cheap (...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Trunk lid lights VIN: YS3ED45E3X
Hello all - Car is fixed and, mea maxima culpa, I had caused the problem myself, by mixing up a couple of wires in my harness repair. I then added to the confusion by misreading the schematic in the Workshop Information CD-ROM. Anders [...] pointed out t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWTE29M5Y
We found that the misfire count was highest at idle and when the engine was cold, if we raised the RPMs the misfire count would go down to 0 and after warming up the count would go down as well, we did a leak down test and found #5 cylinder had 60% leak down, ... Trouble codes: P00, 305 (cyc 5 missfire), P00, 300 (random miss fire).
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW4827OY1
Thanks a lot to everyone for your help. I replaced the maf and the fuel trim returned to normal. Trouble codes: 1128 (bank one lean excessive).
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