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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B1X
This Po411 incorrect secondary air flow has come back again. I don't know if something is sticking open or if something is operating when it shouldn't. I jumped the air pump motor and it seemed to blow ok and I checked the operation of the control solenoid it ... Trouble codes: P0411 (incorrect secondary air flow), P1138 (and P1136 lean bank 12 pending codes), P0305 (misfire 5 pending code)
1988 BMW 535is 3.5L No Start VIN: WBADC840XJ
this BM cut out and will not start ,once tow to my shop it usually start right away. one time it did not start ,and had on spark but start right next crank sensors had dealer also replace main and fuel pump relays thanks for reply
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAAD21070
Hey fellow techs, Have a 90 BMW drove into shop because of a squeeling belt. Found seized waterpump. Changed waterpump. Started it up to bleed air of coolant. Ran good for about 5 minites when it started to stumble and then just quit. Looked around and saw fu...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L all the red light on the dash comes on. and the ga VIN: WBABF4326S
Hello everyone, 1995 E36 325is 2 doors. Customer stated, “With in last 1 month while I was driving the car, 2 or 3 times for only 5 seconds all the instrument red lights came on. (Just like when you first turn the ignition key on) and then with in a second or ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELORATION VIN: WDBCA25D2K
hey,mercedes techs! we work on newer rides but his one is a little vintage.the owner of the local dominos shows up with this 1989 merc 300sel.he tells me that it starts up and runs a little rough and about five minutes it seems to smooth out and run quite well...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35EXM
I bought htis car for my wife (first mistake) to replace old and tired 500sel. Car was sluggish and had 14 inches of vacume at idle. Found vac leak at trans modulator hose, reapired. Ran motor vac on injection system and that is when things changed. Idle went ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA32E6P
During disassembly I marked the gears and chain at top dead center and reassembled the way I took apart. I now have an engine that won't start without giving it throttle and has a surging idle. I also have a heavy noise like a bad power steering pump coming fr...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBLK65GXX
fuel gauge has mind of its own, the gauge will read empty sometimes even when the tank has been filled, then it might read half or 3/4 later. this conditionnhas been happening foe about six months ,except when the car is in for service. i would normally consid...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Lighting VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
2 problem first low beam headlamp flickers goes on and off. is it the bulb?? rh headlamp works fine. how do you switchover km to miles??? i switch it when reseting maintanence please help
1961 MG MGA 2.0L Alignment VIN: GHDL96038X
need alignment specs AND CAMBER/CASTER PROCEDURE
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L fluid level VIN: WMWRC33495
We suspect the transmission fluid level on this vehicle may be low - as with any vehicle following the type of collision repairs described. As a standard operating procedure, we generally check all fluid levels of the vehicles after the body shop has completed...
1994 Peugeot 605 3.0L Cuts out VIN: VF36BUFZ29
hi memders, i greeting you all i have a problem about a customer car ,lt start then goes off obout a few seconds ,it seem to me that is the scurity system which is cousing the problem on the car, becouse i check the fuel system and is ok likewise the ignition ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Roof Latch VIN: WP0CA2989X
HI there, 1999 Boxster-convertible top has a manual clamp at the centre-top of windscreen area(at interiour lamp location). the roof clasps into a metal bracket/assembly bolted to the window frame/body, client reported retaining bolts had come loose, upon insp...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WV2KH2704X
Customer returned van after above repairs and test drive proved the delayed shift described above. No codes from 5052. Any comments or advice appreciated. Keith [...] Autobahn - Rick Strotz
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L ABS module VIN: YVILS56D5X
This S70 came in with complaint of MIL, ABS light, and Trans lights on. Cust cycled key a few times all lights but MIL went out for customer. We have VADIS and VCT2000. Fuel system code was for VSS TCM code is tcm001f (VSS) Unable to communicate with ABS. C...

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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS alarm system VIN: WBAGF8328W
Hello All, I only got one reply to this post but it agreed with what a tech who used to work at BMW told me.Even though I had to order the EWS module by the Vin # of the car and the parts person told me it would come already coded it still has to be coded us...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Limp home always VIN: WBAGF8324W
CAN Buss fault was because of a bent pin in the A/T control unit. We had the control unit plugs off and on many times pin checking. Resolved the buss issue. To get the A/T Control unit to go into limp mode, ignition on,clear all codes, ignition off, remove key...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L electronics VIN: WBADM6330X
Opened the TCM and there it was. One of the internal components had acually blown apart. Don't know if the shorted coil in the trans caused this or vice versa but the problem is solved. Thanks for all the good info.
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L missing misrouted VIN: YS3CF65M6S
thank you to every one for all the help i finally found the nipple behind the wiper linkage right before i got the message about it being behind the linkage what a great place for a vaccume nipple lots of thanks to Yuval for the fax and all of his help.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVA81HXV
After removing the belt upper cover and dist cap I verified that the cam and crank were in time but the dist (intermediate shaft) was not. Many of the replies suggested cutting the pins that hold the dist in position, running the engine at 1500 rpm and turning... Trouble codes: 16725 (cam sensor error).
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: YV1LS5717S
Thanks to all who replied, several of you were right on. It seems that when you forget the basics they jump up and bite you where it hurts... The red harness connector under the dash (there are three large ones) had come loose and was causing several other pro...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Thank you all for your replies we did recheck new position sensor with vadis still waiting for customer to approve trans overhaul many thanks to all.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L cruise control VIN: YV1TS90D4X
Thanks for the replies. Customer is returning to Indy dealer for the service.
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