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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: WBABE5320R
hi guys i have this 94 bmw(my brothers) a/c compressor will not engage ,the a/c panel will not light the a/c swith ,the recycle swith or the rear window defrost button,all inop , checked all fuses system will not work but the a/c blower works just fine and if ...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE632XS
"check engine" light on with code 1262. customer stated that "check engine" light was only on at idle before we replaced the crankcase vent valve. we found valve leaking vacuum and very rough idle. we replaced the vent valve and vehicle runs great now however ... Trouble codes: 1262
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBAGJ8325W
BMW techs please help. this guy is a really good customer, I dont want to let him down. I have this BMW 740 the steering wheel wobbles when you lightly press on the brakes - deaccel between 60 - 40 MPH. theres no feel in the pedal. We replaced all rotors & pad...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGN2045X
"JAG YOU ARE" TECHS. Got one here that has no throttle response,Gearbox fault,Traction control fault and Engine failsafe mode lights are on. Codes P1121(in ECM) and P1632(in TCM).I saw the TSB pertaining to the code but it makes no sense. I have no spec to go ... Trouble codes: P1121 (PPS circuit rangePPS1 compared to PPS2-PCM code), P1632 (can loss of throttle data TCM code)
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil pressure VIN: WPOAA2994X
This is a new customer that came in with a low oil pressure light on at idle when warm (210 degrees). I know these engines are plagued with all sorts of maladies, but I am unsure where to start. I replaced the oil with 15w40 and still have the problem. Any sug...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Customer bought car from dealer with problem. Dealer and friends told him it needed a head gasket. Customers friend helped him by pulling the head in the customers home garage and then running away. The car was towed to us for reassembly. After reassembly the ...

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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L air bag VIN: WPAEU33463
Thank you all for the help...I did remove the connector and reattach. I do not have a scan tool to access this system but a local friend of a shop does. The sensor code is no longer a current code. This must have happened during the belt tensioner r+r. The ser...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Trunk Lock VIN: SAJNX2740S
I was able to access the lock rod with a long thin screwdriver from the upper rt/side license plate mounting hole. Thanks for the help offered by 3 Techs. John
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA90D2L
First, I want to thank all those who sent help. What a great community. The 'other' fuel pump, the really quiet one, was the problem. It seems the positive wire was chaffing on the support bracket and eventually broke internally because there was no power to t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cuts out, CUT OUTAT SPEED109KM VIN: WDB1400331
Thank you for the help .The fix was by replacing the engine ecu with a specific number because it was S320L(large) Trouble codes: 73 (VSS implausibly high).
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L camshaft
i have to close this poste with no info customer is currently suppose to have a porsche tech come and do the job otherwise we are just going to use gauges. thanks mario
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Roof Latch VIN: WP0CA2989X
Finally had car in to fix-three replies, thansk to all. the best sugestion was to install rivet nuts. I could not locate any-although I feel they would have done the job. What we did was machine down 6mm nuts and m.i.g.weld into the recess hole-worked great, w...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N9T
This one is down the road. Chris from Oregon and Yuval from Mass. sugested PCM and adaption re-sets, both of which I had tried but tried again. Betsy from Vermont reminded me tha the P1xxx codes are manufacturer specific and, thus, have no universal parameters... Trouble codes: P1171 (short term fuel trim max limmit lean condition.).
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8855M
Thanks for all the good info. Most of the help I got pointed to the relay mounted on the ecm . Volvo even had this in stock. After I put it in the stalling when hot went away. Other tips were to clean idle motor and to make sure hot air door on the air box wou... Trouble codes: 144 (load signal from MFI system absent wit out leave).
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD 2.5L shift from park to drive VIN: YV1SJ59H84
thank you for the replies it ended up being a broken plastic piece inside the trans (valvebody)i don't know what it looks like because the work was done at trans shop no warranty from the dealor. thanks again for the replies, mario [...]
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