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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello, Everybody!! This customer complains that the hot air coming from passenger foot or defrost when he is using air conditioning(cool air). I comfirmed the problem. Turn the AC on, set lever to face(vent), nice cold air. Set lever to foot or defrost, now ho...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
This BMW is not charging at times. Battery light flickers at idle, but alternator is charging OK. When revved to 1500 RPMs or above, light comes on bright and alternator quits charging. Replaced alternator (seemed like the logical thing to do) and car does the...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGG8338X
hello to all in the land of iatn. i have a 1999 bmw in my shop that was towed up from atlanta with a bad trans. car would not crank over. i have alldata but no wiring diagram.when you turn the key to the cranking position the starter will engage for a split se...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJACO2LX1
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01FL8
Gents have this 01 jag s type 3.0 . customer complains of bucking and lack of power. Checked for codes found 3 codes po420,po430 and p1572. I understand the po420 and po430 are for the cat below theresthold, but cant find any info on the 1572 code. Does any on... Trouble codes: 1572 (0420 -), 0420 (0430 -), 0430
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D1G
car came to shop, no start at times, not stalling, just crank no start, hot soak. checked coil, crank sensor ohms, good. checked voltages from all data no spark test and all voltages test good. checked crank sensor with vantage and no signal when hot. replaced...
1982 Other European silver spur 6.7L compressor clutch VIN: SCAZN42A1C
i do not get power to ac clutch even i have full ac,can anybody get me wiring for this car?
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L climate control VIN: WPOZZ99ZSS
Hello porsche techs. This car came in with 14 a/c codes[12,14,15,21,22,23,24,31,32,16,43,44,45]. Also the rear blower is staying on with key off. When I reset the codes they all come back right away. The blower motor and a/c clutch doesn't come on. The a/c das...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L starter /wipers/heat VIN: 3VWSA81H6W
car towed in: no start & drivers window not working. cust stated occured after alarm went off while driving. while investigating, we happened to remove the load reduction relay(18)and found that the car starts but the wipers & heater do not. replacing the rela...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bag module VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
. I use the Ross-com software and got this car from a body shop after a third shop installed an air bag module without scanning the old module for the software code. The local dealer isn't any help at all. I think it may have the wrong module. Here is the info...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSE29M9Y
cylinder 4 has a dead miss at idle,cruise,and on accel . hot or cold. ignition patterns are ok , swapped plugs no change,swappped plug wires no change, did injector pressure drop test ,found #4 ingector was 15 psi lower then other ingectors . replaced #4 injec... Trouble codes: P1116, P0300, P0304
2000 Volkswagen Polo 1600CC MIL Lamp on VIN: AAVZZZ9VZY
Hi Guys, This car came in misfiring and back firing customer complained car was lazy, inspected cam timing found it to be out, experience led me to believe the key way on the cam gear had sheared off, tor it apart and found i was right, allso checked codes fou... Trouble codes: 00533 (IDLE SPEED IDLE AIR CONTROLregulation limit exceeded)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS & Brake Light On VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, We have a 2000 Passat here with an ABS problem. Randomly and intermittently, the yellow ABS light and the red brake light will come on in the dash and set a code. If you keep going these lights will go away and sometimes then the ASR light wil come ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Hello,I have this 2002 4 speed automatic Jetta that slips pretty badly between second and third and has a stiff 1-2 shift only when cold.There are no codes ,checked with vag-com scanner.Ihave checked the fluid level according to vw manual and it is right on th...
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX884XG
This vehcle starts fine cold and if start driving immediately,will run normal aproximately 1/8 mile and then will die down like fuel pressure has dropped off and will only run 10 to 25 MPH for aprox 3/4 mile.It will pop thru intake several times during that ti...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L battery VIN: YV1LW5547V
hello,thank you in advance, we have a volvo here that has a major draw. disconnected all fuses and relays,ecu and abs modules,starter and alternator wires--still have around a 500 milli amp draw--no change. we also disconnected power wires to ignition switch--...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L steering-cluster switches VIN: YV15S97D7X
I'm hoping theres a Volvo Guru out there that can help on this one. what we have here is a customer complaint of turn signals, information dial, sterio controlls, cruise controll and windshield wipers inop at times. the only complaint I could verify is cruise ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.3L Surge VIN: K912076736
I have a few questions for the Volvo specialists.Customers complaint is that on travelling at constant speed revs go up and down.I have been unable to duplicate today,traffic was to busy and could not travel at highway speeds.Car seems to go ok.Customer also r... Trouble codes: 94B7 (Throttle valve control syst sluggish/faulty), 530D (Trans errorThis code is in eng management)

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68DX1
thank you to all who replied. car is being towed back to selling dealer. customer bought car 1 month ago. from what i have seen and info you guys have sent me i believe the oil pickup is plugged up and turbo seal is leaking. thanks again...jim
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2326T
Hi Everyone - This car was sent to the dealership for emissions testing because I did not have the scan tool necessary for forcing two of the self-tests in order to run the car. The dealership has had the car for two weeks as of today with no answer for me o... Trouble codes: P1270.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Condenser fan VIN: WBAGG834OY
Well we accomplished two things with this car.One we obtained a OEM BMW WDS(wiring diagram system) DVD and second we fixed this car with a new fan 'cassette'(fan assembly and module combined). ALLDATA does not have complete wiring schematics and so I had to co...
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJAV1346D
this one's down the road. forget about getting wiring that matches this car. I think Helen Keller picked the wires for this one and didn't tell anyone. under the right dash cover are two circuit breakers. 2x2x1/4 inch box with power in and power out. one is fo...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Caliper and/or ABS VIN: SALJY1244W
Dent on forehead from slapping while muttering,'Why didn't I remember that sooner.' Problem (which I had seen only once before) was stiff new caliper piston seals which allowed piston to press pad, but then actually retracted the piston a good .060 inch, so ea...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L draw VIN: WDBRF64J41
Thank you to all who replied to this post. The short story is the seat modules were causing the draw. However, sometimes you have to go through the long process to verify. For those who want more detail, read on. Since the problem seemed to be that something w...
1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1395812345
The replys were either yes have had the problem and never really cured it, to no we have never had the problem. However the consensus appeard to be that the problem is a common one when operating these vehicles in stop start traffic. Some suggested altering th...
1985 Other European Mondial QV 3.0L Booster VIN: ZFFRE14D00
Only 2 replies on this one! None were able to supply the specs I required. I suspect that is because Ferrari don't specify it but instead recommend replacing the booster and master cylinder! However one reply did confirm the clearance that is specified between...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L noise in right front VIN: WPOCA29802
actually i have 11 replies. somehow this was posted twice. the best part is that it is fixed. i wasn't the antirattle clips, or the other hardware getting loose. the paint on the pads was not touching anything because the rim was completely removed and the rot...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L right front VIN: WPOCA29802
thanks for the replies. this was posted twice, somehow, and this one gathered three. play in bearings was checked early on, and later too. no play.. caliper or hose restriction causing pad to drag. this was the first thing i checked, very logical, but not it. ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Left front turn signal VIN: WP1AB29P14
Thanks for all the responses.We convinced the customer to travel back to the dealer for any and all warranty work.Closest dealer is 1-2 hours away. He uses us for simple things while under warranty and will either keep it or trade when it goes out. Thanks ag...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L boost VIN: YS3DF78N4X
Hi there, Thanks for the timely responses. We are attempting to fix this car for a customer who bought it from us, but the car is in another state now. The most common reply was cracked hard plastic vacuum lines that feed the booster, but that didn't seem li...
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2ZB0253K
I recieved a lot of good replies on this one.The idle problem was the idle stabilizer,which I removed and it brought the idle down to an acceptable level. It cost $250 so i gave the customer the option. If he had an extra $250 and he wanted to throw it away he...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L no ignition VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
Thanks to all- even though the crank sensor plug was not unpluged , it was the problem. my tech had let the starter motor ' hang ' while the transmission was removed. this had caused the wire harness for the crank speed sensor to pull the center wire pin out o...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine valves VIN: WVWMA6382W
I looks as if this is a common repair from all the replies I recieved. It seems that the timing belt and tensioner of this old design fail quite regularily and I must stress that all the technical information that I have seen says to update them with the new s...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L unknown VIN: YV1LS56D0X
Hello everyone: This car has been ok since Jan. 9, when we bled the brake system. However, we may not be out of the woods yet, as the customer thinks the pedal may be 'getting a little soft' again. It may be awhile before the car comes back. These were solutio...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, Lacks power, sluggis VIN: YV1LS61J6Y
Pulling out the ecm fuse did not change anything. I verified cam timing and the vehicle definitely only has one knock sensor. The Volvo dealer I spoke with had no knowledge of an updated knock sensor. I tried a known good computer and nothing changed. I sent t... Trouble codes: P0327.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1SW58D11
First, I must recommend the class I took from Mark [...]. One the main points was REMEMBER THE BASICS! My tech was working on this car on thursday, and was off on friday and monday in Vegas for NASCAR. I was unaware that the car ran worse aft... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM53.
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