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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB1305L
Radio lost power. Anti Theft light on, and consistant beeping starts when the radio power switch is turned on. Beeping continues after switch is turned off. Beeping stops after several minutes. No code message appears. Entered the code anyway but has no effect...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L speedometer, gauges VIN: WDBBA4800H
Hey guys, hope someone out there can help. We have this Mercedez with the speedometer inoperative. We installed a vehicle speed sensor with the electrical harness it comes with and it's still the same. When the key is first turned on, all the gauges do a littl...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L transmission back VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Complaint-Humming-buzzing from right front, worse going around leftcurve and less going around right curve. Remove wheel bearings to inspect okay. Replace Rt. front bearings. Replace front brakes for worn and pack left front wheel bearings. Rotate tires. Test ...
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWAK01H6V
Help! Canadian model, 1.8 TBI. First and hopefully last one I ever see. Problem is rough idle when engine is hot and in drive, like at a stop light. I have tried plugs, wires, cap, and rotor with no change at all. The front motor mount was replaced. The gasket...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hard Warm Restart VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Customer complaint is MIL lt is on occasionally, Hard restart (worse when warm)-cranks okay, and runs rough occas. I have not experienced symptoms yet, MIL lt was on when it came in. We cleared codes and have not had any codes reset. Since it is intermittent I... Trouble codes: 16989 (P0605 ECU Defective), 16706 (P0322 Eng RPM Sensor), 01165 (Throttle Valve Sensor-J338), 17973 (P1565 Throttle Valve Sensor-J338)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWPA81H0X
front windows do not operate with with switch(does have current at switch)rear windows will operate with switch but alarm beeps.also door lock switch rolls down back windows but not front.tried new window switch on left front door-same results

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2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Air bags VIN: ZAR9370000
No directly relevant replies received which is not suprising given the scarcity of these cars. Had the codes read and cleared. Cleaned the connector associated with the 'faulty' circuit and so far so good. However most of these cars that I do (6 in all) have a...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6342Y
Thanks to all for the replies. we replaced and coded the new abs module and all is fixed. I am new to iatn and it is awesome. I belong to a mercedes and a bmw specific tech forums and still have not got a response. thanks again-Chris [...]
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBADT434X1
Thank you to all who replied with many helpful and intuitive suggestions. We contacted the owners insurance co. and were able to get this repair covered with the customer only paying the deductible. Hence, we purchased part no [...] Esso synthetic from t...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Body Control VIN: SALPV1247V
First of all thanks for the replies. The first problem was the superlocked doors. There were a variety of suggestions such as breaking off the locks in the doors and cutting\drilling, etc. I tried to avoid that and what openned the locks was to turn the key in...
2002 Mercedes-Benz 308cdi 2.148L poor power VIN: WDB9036622
The van appears to have lost fuel pressure and the pump is being checked again. We have a feeling we have fuel contamination. I have also fitted a new switch and the fault is still there.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF9MXYM
Well sorry guys I can't seem to get this TDI running perfect I tried a maf and a new map sensor still cannot get the engine to boost. It just has no power I tried everything that everyone suggested, I'm going to send it to VW. Thanks to everyonr
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L control cuicut VIN: WVWMD23BOY
Thanks to the caller, the fix was the pressure switch I monitored the hz signal double checked powers and grounds all seemed to be normal. We did replace the switch and com. started working normally. still learning all the tech. stuff on the vw's
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