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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Alarm VIN: WBADD6327V
Hello group, I've got a BMW that came in for an inspection 2 and other service related work. The alarm was mentioned as a by the way complaint. I was unable to duplicate the complaint which is, the alarm goes off upon UNLOCKING vehicle and getting in. It will ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Driver Seat VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Need help from the BMW people. This 740i has an inoperative driver seat. Passenger seat works fine. Although the lumbar does work. Have checked main fuse and power and ground under seat. Aldata and Shopkey have not much info and no wireing diagrams. My retreiv...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L electrical VIN: WBABJ7332X
The vehicle came in with the top in-operative. The control is a simple up and down function, with a small light that flashes when the tops in between fully closed or open. Using the manual lock tool i closed the top fully and the light is still flashing. I ass...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1343R
Car towed in,died,coming off freeway.Checked spark,good. Checked fuel, none.I could hear at least one of the fuel pumps running in the tank. I checked for power at fuel pump conectors and I have power at the blue wire and no power at the red wire,when cranking...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
vehicle is an auction bought car.Misfire on cyl 4b is the code.I am going to assume that the back cyl on the drivers side is 4b.I have swapped coil plug and injector on that cyl with another in an attempt to move the miss.I have also tested compression and com... Trouble codes: P0304
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
Hello all. this discovery camein with a high idle, no codes stored. if adaptions are reset the vehicle will idle fine for a couple of days to a week. the idle will all of a sudden shoot up. no vacuum leaks found. tried idle control valve and mass air flow sens...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY15422
Hello group, I've got this Discovery w/ several problems which I believe to be unrelated. Engine will crank, but NOT fire intermittently. Ususally wont start when cold or sitting awhile on the first try. After that it will usually start normally. I suspect a ...
1997 Other European 550maranello 5.5L elec shocks VIN: FERRARI550
ive never worked on this system before and feel some insight would benefit.the manual refers you to the use of the factory sd1 scan tool.i feel there should be more est info in the manual but this is the way ferrari likes to do it.lol.could use a contact at th...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Low Power VIN: 3VWFB81H1V
This ones got me stumped!I've got alot of time in this one,before we pull the head I'd like to see if anyone else has run into this before or has an idea that maybe I've missed.The #3 plug is wet and also noticed a puddle of fuel/oil in the intake runner when ...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: WVWBB81E2T
checked timing belt, cam/crank on marks, dist rotor off slightly, reset, still sets code right away, runs ok cust complaint of low power. scoped cmp signal with vantage meter, signal does not match example given in vantage, example is a definite square wave, s... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp out of range)
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FA8746L
Car produces a large amount of black smoke when the turbo starts making boost.Looses power.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Transmission service required VIN: YV1SZ58D81
Can anyone tell me what the code 0023 means? Code PO1618 refers to problem in other ECU. Has anyone seen this 0023 code before?

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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L dash light, tag lights VIN: WAUAA88G5S
thanks guys for that lead of shorted trunk wires, i unplugged harness to rear lights behind rear seat and power was still there. i found a relay under dash that controls dashlights ,glove box lights ligther ect-- tapping on it caused the lights to go off. the ...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAURD68DX1
My tech had followed Audi test procedures and used the break out box to eliminates wiring shorts/opens, wiggle test harness and connectors, verify correct electrical readings of which all were correct. He then decarboned the cylinders to bring compression from... Trouble codes: 0300 (random multiple misfire), 0305 (misfire cyl 5).
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no communication
Well this 325 has to go back to the dealer and get a new DME, the rebuilt won't work cause the eprom has no data on it due to the high performance chip co sending the DME back with only start up run program on it, this is a late 95 car and needs to be flashed ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L fluid level VIN: WMWRC33495
Well. . .four replies in all. Some helpful, some just a recap of the instructions per AllData. Special thanks to Louie from Nova Scotia who came through with a fax of the actual fill process from the Mini repair manual. Always nice to back up the information y...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWTD81H9W
thanks bill and all others. a new re-built cat was the answer after every other effort failed--i am the last one to shoot the cat. thanks again! should keep the ccr,inc number handy!!
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWBT21C21
I adjusted the linkage at the transmission side, the car worked will for 3 days and then came back not shifting at all. Turns out the cable had pulled out from the cable end. My adjustment must have accelerated this pulling process and finally the cable came o...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8851K
Thanks to all the replied. Jim [...] who hit the nail square on the head. The MAF was the problem. Our local Euro-parts house let us have on to test the car with. While re-... Trouble codes: 113.
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