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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L windows VIN: WBAFF740XE
Vehicle was setting all winter, customer jump started, now the windows will not work. May not be related to the jump start. We have a wiring diagram, can not find the power window relay or circuit breaker. If we power up the window safety switch, the windows w...
1992 BMW 535i 3.4L washer VIN: WBAHD11060
hi there does anybody encountered a problem of wiper washer that do not work on E34 BMW (92). It is seem that the computer or control unit of it is defected since there is voltage at the end and the motor is working perfectly with external supply. Only when al...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Clutch VIN: 4USCH7326V
Customer complains of loud clunking noise when first put in gear and take off. Happened twice first time it hapened, she took off and heard a lound clunking sound so she stopped car and turned it off. Started it back up after a hour or so and noise started aga...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Alarm System VIN: SAJHX1740S
CAr sets for 15 minutes to 1 hr and alarm goes off unprovoked. Only other information customer can give us is the fuse for instrument pack blows whilst driving. Before fuse blows lights start to flash outside but horn doesn't sound then the fuse blows.Afterwar...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VMBB61C3W
The passenger switch works fine. From the master switch both the drivers window and the passenger window work dont work properly. Pushing on the down switch makes it go up and once you get it all the way up you can't get it to go back down no matter whether yo...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: WVWWH23VOY
I have this v.w. that the a.b.s. light comes on along with the red brake light on the dash. I scanned the car for abs codes and non were found how ever I scanned the ecm and found code #p1606 or vag#18014 which says rough road spec engine torque abs ecu electr...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: YV1LW5242W
A little unsure of the fuel system used on this car. Fuel pressure is low at 20 psi and it falls to 0 when the engine is shut off. Spec that i found was 43 psi and should hold 29 after shut down. Obviously this car barely runs and is hard to start. My question... Trouble codes: P0172
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Symptom, Check engine light comes on and shift arrow flashes vehicle will stay in 3rd gear(limp home mode)Found trouble codes 323 and 324 any information or help with this one would be appreciated

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Tip tronic VIN: WAUZZZA8E5
Hi every one and thanks for those who replied.Most that repiled siad the multi function switch on the side of the gear box gave probles. I tested this and cleaned its plug. This switch was working fine. The transmision appears to have its ecu on the back of th...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L no start VIN: WBAAK7403E
Well I have not been able to repair this BMW, and I am not completely surprised as it is the first one I have ever worked on. Many of you suspected the problem was the main or fuel pump relay. As they were not too expensive I replaced both. No change. Quite a ...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAHD6311P
Thanks to you all for fast replies : stephen,hans,lars,don,scott,victor&carl.All of you were right. Don gave me a unforget lesson:the engine can not run high without air !!!.The idle valve somehow get stuck in full open & connector from intake manifold to idle...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L All electric items VIN: 1070441203
Okay my 76 450SL is back on the road.The fix was so easy and simple but also easy to overlook. The starter was the problem all along.Who would have thought all power to the car would come from the starter, but it does. Many e-mailed and said check the starter....
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L upshifts VIN: WDBDBC6FF0
Well we pulled the valve body back down and rechecked valve movements and for any broken springs - all appeared to be in order. Governor pressures range from 17psi to 41psi as stated in WIS tests.So I can only conclude we have a valve body failure of some sort...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out
Thanks for Don & Karan point me to he right direction.It was the power supply relay for ECU very intermittent !!! It took me a while until i found the right relay (control No.133) Jump the terminals and it will start & run anytime without cut off Order relay b...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
repaired the vehicle by cleaning mass air flow sensor and perfoming idle relearn procedure. (using the launch scan tool - basic settings - 060 performs idle relearn) thanks for the help ken Trouble codes: P1113 (bank 1 resistance too high), P1114 (bank 2 resistance too high).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, sluggish VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Thanks a bunch everyone. The mass airflow never reached the 75 mark. I disconnected the sensor and the car ran great. I have a new sensor on the way. Thank you again everyone.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L no power to clucth VIN: 3VWSK69M22
hi group well rechecked everything again power and grounds ok, ordered another fan relay assy and compressor comes on, checked power and grounds again with system functioning ok, just for the heck of it i replaced the high pressure sensor and car has been fine...
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L ignition switch VIN: YV1JS8312S
Both Jimmy & John were right on the mark: it was the noise suppression relay, Volvo # 1323592, aka multi-use relay. In this case it functions as a fuel system relay. Replaced it and good to go...Thanks, guys!!! ...John
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