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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L asc VIN: WBAHE6322S
This car is from a car lot here. The ASC (tracion control) warning light on the dash is on & the salesman complains that the car will at times not have enough power to move out of it's own way. I found one fault code in the ABS fault memory. It is 38 - Choke v...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L self leveling suspension VIN: WBAGJ8320V
Good evening BMW techs.2 weeks ago I replaced a right rear shock because it was leaking fluid.With vehicle running I bled the system through the bleeder valve on the control valve and then moved the lever on the valve to make the suspension work up and down an...
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L your ears VIN: WBAGK2322W
HELP; any of you BMW experts. I have a 750il that sounds like a wild turkey is under the hood. I'm not joking! It sounds like a turkey call when you come to a moderately agressive stop. The noise will last for a few seconds after the complete stop, and occasio...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L One Forward gear VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Visual inspection of wiring and connections around intake, cyl. head and trans areas--no obvious faults discovered. Lack access to factory information. Alldata info incomplete regarding failsafe mode. Alldata's scanned images of factory wiring diagrams is frag...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L code stored
air bag light comes on int with no fault codes stored in air bag sys cde 45 keeps coming up in engine air bag light goes out when key shut off Thanks in advance for any help Trouble codes: 45 (multi function switch)
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83471
We replaced the insturment cluster. We have tried to program this new cluster several times with our GT1. Everything works with the exception of the traction light constantly flashes. If some one knows the step by step programming procedure we would greatly ap...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SJDAID8YGL
i have a 2000 s-type 4.0 engine. the car came in with cam chain noise on the right side and running rough,no check engine light. i replaced the tensioner between the intake and exhaust cams and all noise is gone,however the car is only running off the left ban...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L All electric items VIN: 1070441203
This is my car. As I was driving I could hear the starter running (not engage)got to the shop turned the key off the engine wouldn't die messed with the key a few times and it died,but the starter kept running . I disconnected the battery(in the trunk)to stop ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter, doors, radio VIN: WPBEA32E6S
Other items that remain inoperable are the radio (display comes on and changes stations but NO sound), and no central locking. Sometimes, these systems come back online Willy Nilly of any sequence of opening and locking the doors, trunk and hood. I suspect th...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G0X
Hello Techs, This vehicle ran good at light throttle but would bog down on hard accelleration. We had a code for the recirculation airflap actuator. We replaced this part with no change. After reading the archives on the iATN site we also replaced the MAF sens... Trouble codes: P0243 (Air flap switchover actuator)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airride VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB-Guru's we just did a "b" service and car was overnight on hoist. Next morning we finsished up B service, without any customer complains. car of the hoist, start car and drive it out: now we get the message" airmatic see workshop" We have no star-d...
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 0YS3CK65B2
Vehicle originally came in with a blown clutch disc. Replace clutch assembly and had flywheel machined. Left original slave cylinder in at that time. One day later the clutch pedal would not return and slave cylinder could be seen not working while operating t...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown
This Passat came in with several suspension noises and we replaced the parts listed. There is still a rattle/knock type noise coming from the left front area when driving on stones or rough road. Cannot duplicate in the shop. Loosened and retightened suspensio...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
customer complaint is surging at idle in drive with brake on - hot or cold with a/c on or not. this vehicle initially had only a p1114 trouble code - i replaced the rear oxygen sensor for a shorted heater circuit. cleared codes and after a few days of driving ... Trouble codes: P1113 (bank 1 resistance too high), P1114 (bank 2 resistance too high)
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Power sunroof VIN: WAUE88D5VA
Thank you everyone for your quick responses. All the responses pointed to the sunroof switch. They seem to go bad, and the dealer had the part in stock. I replaced the switch on Monday and everything is working fine... Thank you all again and to iATN for being...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
thanks for prompt repliies,special thanks to William,Charlie,Bryon,John,and Dave. tried disconnecting the airbag module, tried touching the batt cables together, and tried hooking the instrument cluster back up . We still have no comm with any module, tried tr...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Thank you for all the help. The source of the problem turned out to be a broken vacuum hose going to the switching valve assembly at the back of the head. After replacing the hose the check engine light remained off. Again, thank you. Trouble codes: P0411.
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KS9608T
Sorry didn't close this issue earlier, the problem was the rpm sensor or the crank sensor goes on the top of the trans
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L Misfire, ERRATIC ECM OPERATIO VIN: YV1LW56D6Y
Sorry for the delay. all the weirdness with the generic scan tool turned out to be normal. the data link connector is multiplexed with the bcm & the anti theft system. the problem turned out to be the electronic throttle system. new ones have to be programed b...
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