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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGF8329W
Hello All, This car has been having a intermittant long crank no start condition.We have not been able to duplicate this condition when the car was here.Their are no codes stored in the DME but the alarm immobilizer EWS had codes for key #1 &key #2 faulty iden...
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L courtesy lights VIN: SAJAY1347F
Car came in with dead battery, owner installed new bat and a week later it wouldn,t start.. Had it towed in and found cables real loose, tightened and charged battery.. It held up , voltage wise for 2 nights and then he called and asked us to look at interior ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Brake lights VIN: SAJAX1248W
Hi a strange one here. The brake lights will stay on constant with key on..We have disconnected the brake light switch and the lights still stay on. Customer is also complaining of the trunk open light staying on even thought the trunk is closed and ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L fail safe eng. mode VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
The message center displays Fial Safe Engine Mode with amber light. I've scanned with no codes stored, check engine light is not on. Car seems to run fine, I was told by a Jag tech @ the dealership that the brake light switch can cause this and is most likely ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Battery Drain VIN: WDBBA48D2G
I received this vehicle after the owner tried two other shops in an attempt to correct the problem. For several months the owner finds a completely drained battery after the car sits for a few days or longer. This car is not regularly driven and may sit unused...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: W487YUJF4V
Greetings to all Benz techs, I have a E320 that is killing me. Heres the scenario- vehicle towed in with a no start condition. Check the basics- has spark, has 40psi fuel pressure. Has no INJECTOR pulse- has power to injectors but no ground. So far I have repl...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF25H9X
Noise like a defective blower motor noted, sounds like a squeaking or chirping noise. Blower motor was replaced with OEM unit but the noise remains. Noise goes away when the fan motor is shut off, and occurs even at lower fan speeds, in fact it is more notica...
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L No Start, Alarm Sounds VIN: YS3CK45B9P
Greetings !! We are trying to locate the antitheft module (well any helpfull info) on this vehicle anti-theft system. Alldata, Saabnet, and a Bentley manual doesn't seem to help.Even IATN didnt help me on this one. This was a recovered theft in where airbag...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L no start VIN: YS3DF78N1T
I have this beast came in for intermitten stalling & hesitation problem from a used car dealer. I check the Coil cassette - ok, Timing chain marks (signs of recent work)- ok. Hook up fuel pressure gauge and duplicate problem, pressure fine. Customer pick up ca...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW1G2GFSY
hi everyone this jetta is a pain in the but mainly due to no equipment only snap on scanner and mithell. anyway the code set cannot remember but there is only two for this concern.the code is for the fuel management system at its rich limit and cannot lean ou...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L turn signals VIN: WVHTH63B72
good morning: customer brought car in complaining of the turnsignal flashers comming on by itself, and flashing fast, on the dash indicators. she does not know if they are flashing outside or not. checked the 4 way switch, and it works ok. could not duplicate...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L overdrive VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
Hey folks, I have a Volvo here thats giving me fits. It came in with a p1618/p0751 Shift Solenoid "A" stuck off. I went through all the tests at the computer, ohming out all the solenoids and sensors I could. I found the input speed sensor to be at 2.9Mohms.. ...

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1993 Audi 100 2.8L 3-4 slip-failsafe at operating temp only VIN: WAUAJ84A1P
Dropped this one off at the locAL Audi dealer only to be told after a week that the trans was 'fine' Within a day of it being back it was acting up again. Code for 'out of range' trans was set. Time to dump it at auction. Thanks for everyones help and suggesti...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L blower VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Thanks to all This car has not come back to install new part. The code was in the old unit. When the customer comes back we will have the code. Thank you for your time Andy
1998 Audi A4 2.8L shift engagement VIN: WAUGD28D5W
This vehicle got fixed by replacing the valve body. We purchased a used valve body from Slauson Transmission parts. There phone number is [...]. I had received one response, which recommended checking the accumulator valve. Did not have the patience to ...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L camshafts VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
i want to thank everyone who responded. well, taking the head back off and sending to a different machine shop to be linebored wasn't what i had in mind, but it did fix the problem. thanks again to all who responded and i hope to help you all out when i can.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBABK8323V
Well that was easy, after 15 of you guys explained how to do it. The 'trick' is to push down on center tab of clip while prying finger of clip out of recess on top of radiator. I had tried this, along with a number of variations but was reluctant to apply too ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Alarm VIN: WBADD6327V
Car is fixed, I recieved no help on this one. Replaced FIS
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
thanks for all your help this problem is going to be there till the problem causes a visual problem but thanks anyway.
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Cooling System VIN: SALX1744SC
The fix was replacing the thermostat, but the symptoms were not like a bad thermostat. I drove the car about 10 miles with no overheating, but in warmer weather with the A/C on the gauge would stay in the normal position for about 15 minutes of driving, and in...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs module VIN: SAJKX6745T
Thanks to Robert, Bill, David and Justin for responding. All said to test the wheel speed sensors. Tests at the control module were inconclusive, so we tested each sensor at its plug in to the main harness. All tested fine, so we are sending the customer to th...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Drivers door VIN: SAJHX1245W
The door is open thanks for help from Ken [...]. It took a while because the plastic anti theft cover is in the way. We were able to take a long hose removal tool & lift up on the latch pawl to release the door. We found that the actuator was jammed in the l...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
Replaced throttle position sensor and fault did not return.also since this help request was posted, another vehicle came in wtith the same problem. replaced tps and fault did not return. thanks for all your help. ken
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY15422
Hello Group, Of course, a very big thank you to all that replied. This was a strange one. To re-cap, this car had 3 problems. Two of them produced the same symptom. As I said in my update post, the code for the MIL was caused by a faulty fuel cap. Moving on ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L inop VIN: 1140731210
Well as usual I was given some great advice, I ran the speedo with a drill and found a potmetal gear that is pressed on a shaft was slipping and not running the odometer, so as I had 2 heads to work with I thought I would try to repair one, I drilled a small h...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Diesel injection pump VIN: WDBEB28D0M
All responses are greatly appreciated. The general concensus is that the pump bearings were just worn out. It is possible that an injector problem creating a back pressure could have 'shocked' the pump causing the failure. Pump replacment AND timing chain repl...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Hello This car came in last week when I was on vacation. One of my tecks. posted. This car puzzled many people. It went thru our shop, over to a friends shop with MB star scanner that found nothing, to the dealer that spent most of a day. All thought the key... Trouble codes: P0110 (Intake air temperture circuit malfuncion).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L warning lights
The solution to this head scratcher of a problem was a new fluid level sensor in the brake fluid resevoir. When the rod in the brake fluid moved to the right or back the warning lights would be activated. I connected my DVOM to the 2 wires connected to the sen...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power window VIN: WVWAA63B3X
hi : as i said the new switch did not fix the problem,check the green wire at the motor connector which is the up position circuit with a hi resistance test light and it got power,also,since after i did that,the window now will go up and down !!! after i try...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B4X
Sorry about the late post but I fixed the car just before vacation and just got back so here it goes. First I'd like to thank everyone for the great replies, this is the biggest response I've had ever. I may have to become a VW tech just because of the great s... Trouble codes: P0411.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Use VIN: WVWMA63B6X
Our customer chose the more invasive method of repair, no use of solvents that could fowl his bearings as suggested, we replaced the rings. and rod bearings found the oil ring oil return slots plugged on disassembly, replaced the rings and drove car, and fired...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lacks power VIN: 3VWRF29M0Y
The mass air flow sensor did the trick. The customer reports the car runs like it did when it was new. Thanks to all who helped. Everyone offered the same advise. Keith [...]
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1945872P
God evening and thank you very much for all your help! It took a long time to post this fix, becauce I was testing this car. I did two things like all of you recomended, first I clean the trottel plate, second I thake a good look to the white rele (fuel pumpe ... Trouble codes: 144.
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