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1997 Audi A4 1.8L ignition VIN: WAUCB88D5V
this audi wont crank, and remote wont lock or unlock doors.ignition lock feels funny .the key will turn in the ignition, but no crank and the key wont return to the off position without a little more pressure than usual. the customer believes the car thinks th...
1983 BMW 735 I 3.2L no spark VIN: WBAFH8101D
help needed for this German market car we have all kinds of info on us modles and none on this, there is power to the coil, and at least 1 or 2 engine ecu pins, both crank position sensors, have been replaced, as well as several ecu's the original was missing,...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L centrol locking VIN: WBADP6347Y
The keyless entry system in this wagon quit working with no warning. Locks will lock/unlock if you put the key in the door or use the button on the console EXCEPT the tailgate. The tailgate will never unlatch. If the handle is touched, tailgate motor will eng...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Blower Motor, Battery VIN: WBADN63432
Why performing a routine parasitic draw test on this BMW, I observed a large continuous draw on the system after everything was turned off and even waited for the 16 minute pause for it to go into power down mode. Observed HVAC blower motor in dash continued t...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Hesitation VIN: SALME11484
After second roadtest I noticed that there was a pending code p1114 undocumented code had returned,I am using a Snap on MT2500 Scanner under Generic OBDII to retrieve this code,can anyone tell me what this code is and what the fix is? There is no information i... Trouble codes: P1114 (undocumented code)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA28D7J
Folks car belongs to a used car dealer! The vacuum readings are low for this vehicle and engine is burning oil - the smoke is not very visible but I can smell the oil burning smell in the exhaust. Vehicle was brought in for a smog check. Noted vehicle has seve...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70F2W
p-codes, p0130, p0135, and p0155, O2 sensors and heaters pre-cat both sides keep popping up and turning MIL on. Even after O2 sensors were replaced with MB factory sensors. Baum tool used to scan and erase codes. Any help, please? Trouble codes: P0130, P0135, P0155
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L water pump VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
This vehicle came in with a coolant leak and radiator fan hitting the shroud. Water pump is obviously leaking. I cannot find any information in shopkey on the repair procedure. Are there any special tools required?? Is it a pain and best to send off to dealer ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Brake system VIN: WDB2110162
After replacement of the reservior and rear brake pads we could not reactivate the system. We repeated the activation a number of times and also deactivated and reactivated a number of times but to no avail. Could someone please advise what we had missed. Duri...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985W
Engine backfires(when accelerated),idles rough, & sometimes stalls when first started. Scanned with generic scanner, found mutiple misfire codes & codes related to lean limits(P1124,1126,1128,1130). Disconected maf sensor, engine starts fine, idles smooth, acc... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire), P1124 (lean fuel limit)
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L Rear shocks VIN: YS3CK58B7N
In trying to eliminate a "loose lumber" noise from the rear over bumps, the owner has decided he wants me to replace the rear shocks. My experience has been that they never go bad - so I've never replaced rear shocks on a 9000 before. The problem is removing t...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Hard Pedal VIN: YS3AK36E0P
Customer brought in car with hard brake pedal, no assist. Brake Fluid and ABS lights on. I've read the posts and most of them point to the accumulator. All three fuses test good, both relays test good. When I jump the terminals for the pump relay, the pump ope...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: WV2EE0701S
The production date is 07/94, the hood sticker says 1995, and the vin is S Here is what I've got so far: Relay jumpered a/c is ICE cold and pressures are normal for however long you leave jumper in. With new a/c control module installed, a/c set to MAX, and f...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
I'm posting my first post, usually my questions are answered in the fix archives. Calling all Volvo Guru's. When I first recieved this car at hot idle the oil light was on solid, manually tested pressure and would only hold 7 psig. Removed oil pan and replaced...

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1993 BMW 325is 2.5L low power VIN: WBABF3319D
well the fixs is in new coils fixed it thanks for all replies lots said coils and thats what it was thanks for all the input you guy are the best!!!Rick.
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L efi VIN: WBACB22070
Hi Gents, I have had some fustrations with this car. I replaces the coil packs because they where leaking in to the rocker cover. NO. one four and five cylinder was quite bad. I still could not start the car so I changed the air mass meter I beleave it was run...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L instrument panel
Car has been fixed. What appeared to be a good fuse in the #9 spot, wasn't. I should not have ignored the basics. Live and learn! Thanks to all who helped with this problem!
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
thanks to all who replied. i pulled head and sent to machine shop and 2 valves were not fully seating. put back together and all is well. thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 341 (cam position sensor).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ac comp and spedo VIN: 3VWRA818HT
Sorry to grag this out for so long but the car wasn't a real high priority... A used cluster took care of the spedo. The 7.5 ref voltage comes from the cluster. AC problem was the AC Thermal limiter, it appears that somewhere along the line some one put in an ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no change on hills (sticks in gear) VIN: 3BZWE21309
Dear all,I have posted the close incorrectly.The customer has not returned. Many thanks to all responses
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L a/c will blow warm intermittantly VIN: WVWRH63B71
william hit this right on the head. intake air temp sensor failures arm common. replaced sensor and cleared codes. perform extensive road test and ambient temp happened to be about 102^ f. rescanned for codes. vehicle is fixed. thanks to everyone on this iatn ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW5721T
Reaplacing the oil trap system and the turbo took care of the problem. The customer had to drive the car for a couple of days to blow the rest of the oil out of the intercooler system. Thank you all for your help. We also put Castrol 10w30 oil in the engine be...
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