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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L electric windows VIN: WBAGF6320S
hi bmw tecs have this 740i have this intermitten window probem drivers master switch dosent work for any window or side mirrors about 50% of time all other windows work with there switch all of the time it production date is 10/94 any one have something like t...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L no power to compressor VIN: 4USCH7329T
this is z3 that has no power to the a/c compressor. the ambient temp gauge shows -40 F. we found where the temp sensor should have been. left front of car. (it was missing). installed new, still same -40 f. so i ran the wires from the relay to the compressor t...
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJPX1148V
I would like to know if anybody has replaced the lower radiator hose on an XJR without removing intake/supercharger?? Any help would be appreciated, they say 1.4 hours but seems more like7.4 hours. Steve
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi There Land Rover Techs, We worked on this Disco II recently. It came in with a check engine light on, but no other noticeable symptoms. The codes stored in the system were P0174, P1174, and P0150, all related to the bank 2 oxygen sensor. We have always bee... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L TC-ABS-HDS-Brake lamps on VIN: SALTY16413
Unable to acsess this system yet.In the archives stanley said he cleared codes with a snappy.Anybody know with what cartridge? I sent this to the local dealer (3 hours one way)to get codes read, are as follows; 01,6 shuttle valve switch long term failure(not p...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Head lamp(s) VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Magic head lamp...On, even with #4/#5/#17/#18 fuses pulled. According to the Electrical Schematic, these 4 fuses protect the bulb wiring in the engine bay, from the lamp assembly back to the fuse block. However, the right head lamp stays on with all these fus...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Well this one came back on me with the same code for secondary air injection (PO411). We rechecked all the work we had done and found 2 things.First we found that the filter to the air pump under the cover is coming apart. The pump does work and I have found o... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash vents VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
car came in last week no cold air ,high pressure readings were low about 120 and 35 on the low side. we replaced expansion valve and drier, recharged with r134 and system was cold. car returned today ,no cold air and high pressure reading at 100 psi low at 45p...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs/asr pump VIN: WDBJH65F0X
Gentlemen, asr-abs-bas warning lights on, codes set in asr-c1401-high pressure return pump. ran pump thru activations with das tester, pump runs ok. code in bas-c1025 can signal with abs faulty. can resistance measures 60 ohms tested at the can of the asr con...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no driveablity VIN: WPOCA2996X
i am having a problem with this vehicle setting 1124 and 1128 dtc after about 3 drive cycles this same problem has happened with two vehicles the first veuicle i replaced coolant over flow bottle and valve cover gaskets and the seconed vehicle i replaced spark...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L No Start VIN: WP0CA2996Y
came from bodyshop will not crank no check engine light have no info. Is this car in drive block? have Baum CS2000 scanner with Porsche software. help? Dick [...]
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L unknown VIN: YS3AK36EXN
This classic Saab 900 is making a very strange and disturbing noise from the automatic transmission. When driven gently the noise does not appear. When accelerating hard it will make a loud snap or crack noise. The noise is sharp and loud and distinct. It can ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
I cannot find the DLC. I suspect it is VAG-COM not OBD II. I am considering d-loading the software and buying the cable for my laptop. Can someone please tell me specifically where the DLC is located on this car. Also give me any tips on how to most cost effec...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
I have another post active for this same vehicle regarding the DLC. The customer states now that the oil pressure warning light started flashing at cruising speed and then stopped and hasnt occured since. With the engine warm my mechanical gauge reads 5 psi at...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWBT21C21
I have a 2000 bettle that is hard to shift into reverse. It feels like a linkage problem. The shift knob pushes down fine but has trouble moving left into the reverse gate position. Once you overcome this stiff spot the shift lever moves smoothly forward into ...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1FA8955L
surges at idle only after warming up and going closed loop. Scope for idle valve signal is normal square wave then flat lines at that time. We have already replaced idle valve as a guess, then temp sensor because we didn't trust our readings. we replaced both ... Trouble codes: 241 (egr temp sensor low), 232 (long term fuel trim), 123 (temp sensor out of range), 212 (o2 sensor out of range)
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Hi guys, think this one may have a defective air mass sensor. We have smoke tested in the intake system, no faults found. Any other faults which you have seen which have caused this problem? Car is coming back in tomorrow, will reread the codes and post result... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26

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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L boardmonitor, radio VIN: WBAFB33531
unfortunately, this one wasnt just ignition switch. nav unit took a dive. replacing nav unit fixed problem. however, nav units come from dealer without o.s. software so you have to get software and key to get it to work. thanks to all who took time to reply, e...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D6M
Courage Men, Courage is what is needed in the face of the unknown. The ABS relay ... also known as the Over Voltage Protection relay when it is the original unit has 1 fuse in the top of it. This fuse was blown. The replacement is an upgrade that has 2 f...
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil pressure VIN: WPOAA2994X
Replaced oil sender and drove vehicle for two days and have not had a problem, also put porsche oil filter on. Thank you for all yourt replies. These cars are'nt the old days are they?? Steve
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB8HXM2
Fellow Techs, Thank You for the replies. I have not had a chance to use any of the advice due to the customer cancelling 3 appointments. As soon as she gets in for us to continue I will post my findings. Thank You All Again. Trouble codes: 17990 (Idle speed control adaptive at limit).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B1X
We tried all we could, but without a VW scan tool we were limited. Vehicle was taken to another shop where the throttle body was replaced and the computer was reset. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle position control malfunction).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST29M91
Today I got the car back and installed the correct MAF. Alex from New York sugested, did the dealer use the VIN #. Friday I called the dealer and had them check with the VIN and sure enough they had sent me the wrong part. After a final road test the long term... Trouble codes: P1128.
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L stumble, irreg. idle VIN: YV1LW5640W
The running issue was solved with the replacement of the MAF. We were able to set the OBDII readiness codes on this car by RE-READING the bulletin an REALLY doing everything the bulletin states(I know I said that in the orig post but, well, I... never mind) Sp...
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