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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADE6329W
i need some help although this may be obvious, the cart came in with hesitation and check engine lite (p0100) no problem, i replkaced the maf sensor air filter and fuel filter .bothfilters were clogged. after driving 5 miles the check engine lite came on and i... Trouble codes: P0100
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L WIndow lift feature VIN: WBABM5345Y
This coupe has a feature which lowers the window about 1/2 inch when you operarate the door handle. It works well until the car sits in the sun all day and the temp is up around 95 f. I'm wondering if any one has seen similar problems. I know this could get ex...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3S
This car had used engine installed at another shop. Came to us with complaint of oil level light on and asr light on intermittently. Replaced wiring harness to oil level sender and solved problem with oil level light. All fuses in base module are good. Tried t... Trouble codes: 6 (dm module idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc), 30 (abs/ets/asr/esp module can no data from ea/cc/isc n4/1), 20 (ea/cc/isc module efp n4/1 control unit), 170 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed recognition signal from lh/hfm/n3/1 open circuit), 224 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed contact switch s29/3)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32GXV
hello again all, this one has kinda been a thorn in the side for a while, even despite it's recent problem. the fuel tank code was there for a year and never seemed even to illuminate mil, but now it's accompaied by the other 2 codes now. i've checed for indu... Trouble codes: P0460 (tank fill too low), P0507 (isc implausible), P0170 (adaptation at limit)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L auto trassmision VIN: WDBGA51G8W
Hello MB specialists, We have here MB 98 500 #140 "the tanken" with a little transmission problem. The transmission is stuck in one gear it appears to be some kind of limb mode, the code is P0715. In the past we have usually replaced the conductor plate # 140...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L dashboard VIN: WDBRF61JX2
when car is first started, and for the following 5 minutes or so, there is an annoying noise comming from the drivers side dash. it sounds like an air vent snapping closed, followed a few seconds later with the same plastic snap noise.and it continues for a fe...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L tachometer VIN: WP0AA0947E
Can some porsche expert please point me in the right direction for an inop tach on this 944, I sent it in and had it repaired, still no tach, I have a signal from my green wire from the coil but I have no power to the tach, my schematics are terrible for the i...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3ED45E11
Hoping for some help Here. This Saab cuts out under acceleration as boost comes up but long before it gets close to overboosting. If your floor throttle at 1500 rpm in 1st gear it will fall on its nose then kick back on and spin the front tires. Will then run ...
1967 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Poor Idle Quality VIN: 0017112716
Plese help me we have this 1967 VW Bug with what we think is a 1600 c.c. 1971 or newer motor. The problem we are experiencing is it wont idle unless we change the dwell to about 30 degrees. We have installed new distributor, dist cap, dist rotor, plugs, plug w...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L control cuicut VIN: WVWMD23BOY
Hello all, I am working on this vw's a/c and the problem is lack of info. panel lights work, if jumping the a/c comp. it does work. pin #6 of the fan control and a/c relay cycles with control head switch, that tells me the ambient air temp. switch is working a...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, can't put fuel in VIN: YV1SW61R32
Hello All, We have a 2002 volvo v70 2.4L that can't be refueled. When at the pump, after a gallon or so is put in fuel will come out of the filler nozzel. CEL is on and the codes are po441 and po452 evap system incorrect flow and evep system pressure sensor/s... Trouble codes: P0441, P0452
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D92
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have very little info on this vehicle. I have done a visual inspection looking for any obvious hoses or connectors that are faulty. All look ok. Our Baum scanner shows a leak diag value of zero. I need some type of di... Trouble codes: 431D (Leak Diag. unit. Signal too high/low/missing)

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1991 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition lock VIN: WAUGC58A8M
Thanks to all that replied and verified that the lock cylinder CAN be remove without turning the key. The procedure is to drill the hole in the location as described in Alldata, depress the spring clip and remove the cylinder. However in this case I was unable...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Limp mode VIN: WAUBG34D3W
Thankyou Don from Maryland & Hal from California.The fix for this vehicle was a $1900 engine harness.It is very tight & hot between firewall & V8 engine.Corrosion eas found in a multitude of places including passenger rug & undercarriage.What a head ache.Thank...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Surge VIN: WBACC9320W
Well, I found out that the valve is part of BMW's ASC+T system which is for traction control. I realized that it was not causing the problem as it only activates when it needs to control wheel spin. As I said in my original email, it sounded like the computer ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Battery Drain VIN: WDBBA48D2G
Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. Unfortunately, I have not solved this one yet. Vacation and this being a lower priority job (thanks to a very cooperative customer) have contributed, along with the obstinance of this problem, to delay in resolvi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L coolant temp VIN: WDBHA28E8S
We worked as hard as we could trying to get this reading down to what we would call the 'normal' range.It ends up we found a bulletin that said on this particular model it was normal for the temperature to go almost to the red while driving and for it to come ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air volume VIN: WDBJF65H7X
We have to bow down to this savy group again! You guys were right...it was low on freon. We recovered 10 ounces out of system. Recharged it with freon added leak detector for future reference and she blew cold out of all vents.19 years and I've never seen freo...
1979 Porsche 928 4.5L timing belt VIN: 9289200772
This vehicle is fixed...we installed a new bolt & bushings in the tensioner arm, to replace the previously fabricated bolt someone had installed in the past. Belt is in proper alignment now. Thanks for your insight.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L crankshaft VIN: YS3DF58K5Y
Hi guys,well the saab oil leak is fixed,we measured the crank and called our local parts guy,he was able to dig up a book and came up with a sleeve made by fel-pro that matched our size real close,the fel pro part number is 16252,this sleeve application is for...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alarm/starter in op VIN: WVWMA63B9X
Alrighty then it's fixed Special thanks to Fred [...] from Irvine Tx for bringing my attention to the DOME LIGHT made in France We pulled it down for inspection and there was a rogue spring floating around in there. So if you get one of these rascals with a ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDD61J11
The car is fixed and it was just as Fred,Alex,Dollard & David indicated-defective blow off valve. The clamp was also distorted and was causing a leak as well. The valve would initally hold a vacuum but as the vacuum was increased it would all of a sudden loose... Trouble codes: P0300 (general misfire), P0303 (misfire 3), P1200 (turbo recir. valve 249 mechanical malfunction).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5646W
well a fuel injection cleaning took care of the problem thanks for all of your input Trouble codes: 304 (misfire cyl 4), 305 (misfire cyl 5).
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