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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Lamp Failure Warning indicator VIN: WBADM6346X
Fairly simple. . .really. At least, thats what I thought. . . at first. I have this 1999 BMW 528 that a body shop customer installed the wrong quarter panels on. The original tail lamps would not fit the wrong panels. SO. . .they got the tail lamps for the s...
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L inop cooling fans VIN: SAJJA42B8Y
Hello group, This car came in w/ an overheat condition. Engine cooling fans are inoperative. My alldata has no data as far as diagrams or anything else of use. Help from the experts would be great. Thanks, Sevan
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1441W
This Rover has a no start condition. It won't crank. The customer exited the vehicle and locked it with the key. He unlocked it with the remote and then it would not crank. He then replaced his key fob batteries. No change. The vehicle has been scanned with a ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA61E0P
Starting cold is ok. Idle speed will be "fast" and will decrease with the engine getting hotter. Problem is when engine is hot idle will be high about 900rpm. If engine is started again, after starting there is that normal accelaration to about 1300rpm and af...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Windows, sunroof VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Can't believe I'm posting this, cause these types of electrical problems are usually fairly straigtforward. Customer's obvious complaint was that the windows and the sunroof don't work. There is a dead short #2 fuse, 16A. Thereare 4 wires on the back side of t...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil leak VIN: WP0CA29841
Hello group, This Boxter came in w/ an engine oil leak. The oil separater was replaced 6 months ago. We found a leak at the rear main seal. We replaced the rear main seal using the factory press in tool. We also replaced the intermediate shaft housing w/ bolts...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L low power/detonation VIN: YS3EF4825Y
hello friends i need your help. i have a 2000 saab 9-5 3.0L V6 turbo. that is low on power and detonates. I ran the car with a boost gauge and only got 4psi. I tryed asking alldata but in there fax to me they said they could not find any spec but gave me their...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
This 2.0 Golf will stall very intermittantly. Will not restart immediately. After 15 mins to 2 hours will restart and run fine. This may happen once a week or once every two weeks. Customer states problem generally occurs after driving a few miles, so I antici...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
check engine light is on. code for MAP signal is out of range is stored. Code diag. says to check vacum hoses to waste gate valve for leaks or wrong routing, which was ok. Then it says to check valve resistance, which was ok. then check power to valve - ok. No... Trouble codes: P0575, 1550 (MAP out of range)
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8847D
Car towed in with hard starting.Sounded flooded. All plugs black but dry.Replaced plugs,car ran fine. Checked out why flooded.Before I started working on it,I noticed there was no typical black smoke coming out of the tailpipe that I would expect from a rich c...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AA8848L
What is proper test for the RPM sensor, or did I damage something when installing the transmission. Thank you in advance ,AND PLEASE HELP
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Starts, doesn't idle VIN: YV1VS2557Y
The car will start but will not idle.We replaced the MAF meter but the car will still not idle.Is there something we have overlooked?After we replaced the ECU the car ran ok up until a few days ago.Could the problem have something to do with the car Having the... Trouble codes: ECM, 0C, ECM, 13 (mass aif flow sensor signal signal too lpw permenant fault), ECM, 28 (front HO2S short term fuel trim faulty signal), ECM, 4D, G1A, 541 (ignition switch signal too low)
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L door locks VIN: YV1SW53D41
Has Anyone came across this one? The front doors lock with the key of remote, but the rear doors do not. Is there a procedure to get the rear doors to work?
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Rear Sunscreen VIN: YV1TS91D02
Hi Everyone, Looking for help from Volvo guys (and gals) please. This car has a power rear sun visor with the switch on the back of the front center console (to be controlled by rear passengers). There is no power to the switch. There is a fuse panel in the tr...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBABJ5326R
This vehicle has been a challenge, Seth from Michigan has helped a lot. There were several help posts that are quite good also. The basic issue here seems the oxygen sensor circuit is not operating properly. I have a good responsive sensor reading at the senso... Trouble codes: 101 (Air mass).
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY1240X
Sorry for the time lapse before the fix, but due to the customers delay in taking the vehicle to the nearest dealer to diagnose ,450 kms away! The Land Rover dealer hooked up their 'Test Book' scanner and codes 4087 right rear wheel speed sensor erratic signal...
1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3AL76L5M
Thank you all for your replies. I decided, as one of the replies suggested, to use the new fluid for the 9-3.
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 4-3 shift VIN: WVWJD4311P
well, i would like to thank all who replied, it appears that the 652 code does indeeed indicate slippage. i talked to the customer about this and the customer indicated that the transmission had been replaced 7 months ago. back to the transmission shop. . . .
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83AOT
thanks for the help fellow techs.we cleaned all grounds,inspected ecm connector,disconnected both battery cables held them together for several mins.cleared codes from ecm.checked alt. output,it was ok.battery was replaced a couple weeks ago,now there was a pr... Trouble codes: P0605 (ecm error).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine code VIN: 3VWCB21C21
I could not find code stamped anywhere on engine. I believe it is an AVH. Special thanks to Dave [...], I have copied and pasted his message- Just for info I ran your VIN and there is an error in this somewere, the engine code comes up a AZG, but this engin...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Air Condition VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Hello All Thank you all for all the great responses on that one, since to pressure was a little to high i decide to evacuate and recharge the system to speck 700 Gram of freon 134 A, also disconnect the 2 line on the firewall and look for a filter, none was ...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Broken head bolt VIN: YVIKW961XS
This website keeps getting better all the time. Rather than review all the responses, in summary most of you had good ideas on how to drill the broken section out without damaging the block. Obviously drilling in the exact center of the bolt is the key here, a...
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