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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L climate control VIN: WBAGC8315J
we charge a/c system which was low, however after the car is driven the air on the drivers side goes from cold to more ambiant temp. we also scanned system with a modis, but there is no body or ac function on our modis for this car. has anybody seen this probl...
1993 BMW 730i 2974CC drain battery after 3/4 days VIN: WBAGD22030
If you disconnect the battery then the battery remains fully charged,I have already disconnected all the obvious lights ie boot, glovebox,etc,this car is actually keeping the control relays powered up,the pack below the rear seat,the one that controls the heat...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L automatic top VIN: WBABK8323V
Fellow techs, I'm stuck on this one. Softtop will not operate, checked motors they are ok. Can run them with GT1. This cvm will set code 1, motor outputs shorted to ground. I checked resistance to all 3 motors, found all to be between 1-2 ohms. Checked resista...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant sensor VIN: SAJJA4209Y
This vehicle came in with low coolant light illuminated. Replaced coolant level sensor and still lit, put another new one in and still on. Cannot find any TSB on this, I know S-Types had a level sensor problem but can find nothing for this.. Any help would be ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1246V
Hi fellas I have this 97 Disco giving me a hard time. Customer complaint was loss of power intermittently. I drove this, found codes for bank 1 misfire and cylinder #7 misfire, but the car did not act up. Inspected wires... # 7 was corroded in the coil. Tuned... Trouble codes: P1316, P1313 (Misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA51E7T
We broke the bellhousing on our transmission. This 722.620 transmission only fits a 1996-1997 SL500 or S500. The bellhousing number is clearly cast on the outside. The number is 140 271 27 01 (the old number is 140 271 25 01). Does anyone have one? The part nu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Greetings MB gurus From what I can get out of this customer; the car will stutter and hesitate badly as he tries to drive off from a stop. This happens intermittently. The engine rev'd freely and idled well when I Iooked at it. I scanned it with the red brick... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor), P0300 (random missfire), P0304 (missfire 4 cylinder), P3002, P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder)
1991 Other European 348ts 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFRG36AOM
I have a customer with this 348TS that has a problem with it coming to a stop sign car stalls. Dealership here can't take car in for 3 weeks. I have no service information on this car available to me. Customer says 3 codes were pulled out of computer. #1212, #...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWRA81H7M
previously (3 weeks ago) tcc was applied on initial shift into either drive or reverse, causing an immediate stall.replaced binding tcc valve in valve body. after 3 weeks of uneventful use, forward gears suddenly beagan slipping. after removing trans, i found ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Acceleration VIN: 3VWRF28M49
After installing new engine the car will run and accelerate fine until you let off the gas (only when moving). Then when you hit the accelerator pedal again there is no acceleration until the rpm drops below 1200 rpms. It will then accelerate normally. Has any...

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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, when returns to Idle VIN: WAUGD08B6L
Thanks to all who helped heres what fixed the audi idle problem I was able to determine that the throttle plate stop adjustment had been changed from factory setting and throttle close switch was also out of adjustment . After resetting throttle plate adjustme... Trouble codes: 4144 (injector resister or injector possable pcm ground problem).
2000 Audi TT 1.8L compressor VIN: TRUTS28N5Y
Hello techs, I'm still working in this vehicle, the compressor still not working, this is a hard problem. I'm going to stay in touch with any news that I can share with you. Thanks for the people who sent me a reply.
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJPX1148V
Thank you for all the replies. Had to remove intake/supercharger for replacement of this 'octopus' hose. Can almost do it except for the w/pump bypass. Again thanks to all who responded.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L sunroof VIN: WDBJH82F0W
Thanks for the advice. Running the sunroof back and forth took care of the problem, Thanks again, Shawn
2004 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG76JX4
Hi Everybody, as the report that i have received from techmails that those engines with twin turbocharger has a the same common problem which is to be solved by bleeding the coolant intercoolers system for the turbochargers, but for now i don't have the tools,... Trouble codes: 0330 (Misfiring damages three-way catalyst), 0301 (Misfiring of Cyl 1), 0302 (Misfiring of Cyl 2), 0303 (Misfiring of Cyl 3), 0304 (Misfiring of Cyl 4), 0305 (Misfiring of Cyl 5).
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBA81H0S
rechecked cam and crank and distr. timing found missing key for cam sprocket. replaced key and retimed and engine runs great now . thanks to all who replied! Trouble codes: G40.
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L suspension VIN: 3VWHD81HOV
Followed intial hunch, pulled suspected ball joint out of vehicle and found I could physically pull the ball in and out of the socket about 1\8 of an inch. Replaced control arm for squeaky bushings and ball joint for pop, customer has car and pleases with repa...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no scanner communica VIN: 3VWRB81H0W
Hi group. I have received 18 replies. all saying AFTER MARKET RADIO is the problem. special thanks to Mattew from New Jersey, said unplug the radio to see if the scanner communication is there: so remember guys, AFTER MARKET RADIO on a 1998 JETTA w'll cause no...
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