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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1441V
This vehicle is a theft recovery. The ignition lock is torn out and the engine control unit was stolen. We have installed a known good used ecu. The vehicle cranks but has no spark or fuel. Does the ecu need to be unlocked or coded? The keys for these trucks d...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBBA48D1K
Hey Mercedes Guys, This 89 560SL has a stalling problem I have been unable to solve. The car starts fine always, runs from cold start fine but after approx 15 mins of idle or driving will begin to cycle the air pump clutch in and out. At this same time the id...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L temp guage VIN: WDBEA32E2S
Group, Temp guage inoperative of this creampuff. Sensor Ohmed good, and a known good has been installed. Next step is to check for continuity to ecm. Before I open up the harness (which is in really good shape) I wanted to check here to see if the guage is ev...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E9S
Hello group. This vehicle has hydraulic suspension (ADSI) all around. The car came in a few months back with a very ridgid ride caused by bad hydraulic accumulators. We replaced them and that solved that problem. Now when the vehicle sits, some times the front...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L door lock VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
Did not find much help in either the archives or in TSB's listed by Alldata. Limited information available on this locking system. The door locks open normally w/the remote. The following sequence occurs when one locks the doors w/the remote: (1)all locks clos...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L central locking VIN: WDBJF83J01
Customer claims that during slow speed, under 30 mph turns, the central locks will unlock without warning and the interior lights come on. Customer claims that it happens frequently when driving the car in his multiple story parking garage where he works. We h...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel tank VIN: 4JGAB54E42
hi guys this Ml 320 came in with a broken filler kneck the customer drove off with the hose in the tank.we orderd a tank from mbz and it will be here in a week.the problem is mitchell only pays 6.5 hours to get it out. looking at the job , it looks like the bo...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRCZ9M5X
car was towed in with an over heating problem.replaced thermostat and that did not help.the car will not over heat at an idle but as soon as you drive it it over heats.there is no heat comming from the heater.upper hose is hot and lower hose is luke r...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L alarm system VIN: YV1LS5541T
Several months ago this car came in with a complaint of alarm engagement while driving (lights flashing and the horn blowing). It would also randomly go off at night, which pleased the neighbors to no end...The owner has been resetting the alarm by disconnecti...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L dash lights VIN: YV1LZ5644W
the volvo i am working has an electrical gremlin. intermittently , while driving, the a\c, radio, power windows and dash lights will go off for a few seconds. everything returns to normal before i can isolate the problem. it does not happen everytime the car i...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS97D5X
Thank you in advance for your advice. This car came in with a complaint of lurching, loss of cruise control, and then a hissing noise. The car ran OK for us, but we pulled and evap code, and a code for an internal failure in the electronic throttle. This seems... Trouble codes: ECM43, ECM95
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
After driving on a highway, code returned as pending.LTFT was -.8% and SFTF was 2.3%.Car runs well and no vac leaks found using propane.This was an aftermarket o2 sensor. No more info on alldata for this code as far testing and no tsbs found. Trouble codes: P0133

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L starting VIN: WAUEA88D5T
general consenus was the check valve in the fuel system is faulty. we checked the pressure, and the system would not hold pressure very long, so we replaced the valve that is on top of the pump in the tank. problem solved... thanks..e.w. [...]
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L blower motor VIN: WBACA5312P
Hi : Only 3 replies i've recieved all said that the motor's wheels have to seperate to install the motor,since i have a used one and the wheels are rusted on the shaft so badly,i am going to return it tomorrow,and customer can't afford new one,he's not plann...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windsheild wipers VIN: WBADD6321V
i appreciate all the replies to this all were very helpful. after finding the right wiring diagram i was able to verify the wiper relay was indeed defective. i had quite a bit of time in this. unfortunately the customer thought this should be a FREE repair. so...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L A/C Quality
Sorry took so long but once again customer waited till the next oil change to let me know that the a/c was fixed. The fix was to just add a 1/2 lb of freon in and boom it worked perfectly. thank you to everyone that replied wouldnt have been able to have fixed...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L temerature at idle VIN: WDBEA30D3G
Thank you all for the responces I received. I am going to try the aux pump and I also reccomended the OEM radiator on this but the customer (in his mind) thinks that It is OK given the responces regarding the MBNA (bull)itin with regards to temperature fluctua...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi,I guess this one is fixed. We replaced both the purge and shut valves and the code has not reset. As far as the fuel in the oil, the customer told us that on a couple of recent refueling stops that the pump did not shutoff. As the problem has not occured ag... Trouble codes: P0442.
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF8N1V2
it was the fuel pump. i was thrown by two things, having never worked on a saab before. the first was the fact that the spark plugs fire rapidly when you shut the ignition off. they are supposed to do that, some kind of burn off feature. ive seen other models ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Pedal Low VIN: YS3ED58E0Y
I really hate doing this but the customer never came back. If he does, I will update this post. Thanks for all the replies and the good memories.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58K12
many thanks to all who replied ! the customer did call the dealer ,since the vehicle had only 48,000 and they replaced the throttle body assembly under the emission warranty!! Trouble codes: P1231 (no desciption found), P1251, P1260.
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Timing VIN: YV1KS9506R
I bought a volvo cam install set, but have not completed the vehicle yet. This seems to be the only way to set these cams when the marks are missing.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS5515S
i just wanted to thank everyone who responded.every one of you had great advise as to where to find the part needed to repair the odometer on the volvo 850.we bought the odometer gear from ramac industries and the repair was pretty simple.thanks again jeff
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Starts, doesn't idle VIN: YV1VS2557Y
we replaved the IAC valve and the car started right up, also replaced a vacuum hose that we found a crack in. A simple fix when you find out what the problem is.Thanks for all the help. 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).
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