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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5334X
this veh originally had about a dozen codes in it,repairs for the other codes have been left that wont go away,106 exhaust vanos stuck.both of the cam sensors and the vanos control unit(on the frt of the engine)are new ,looking at live values on ... Trouble codes: 106 (vanos mechanically stuck -exhaust cam)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L A/C Clutch VIN: WDBGA76E7S
After Replacing a deteriorating engine wiring harness, the auxiliary fans were running at high speed continuously & the A/c clutch would not engage. All other functions of the climate control performed normally. The scanner could not comunicate with the contro...
2002 Mini COOPER 1.6L cooling fan VIN: WMWRC33482
vehicle originally came in for an overheating issue. technician found 5 amp fuse in under hood fuse panel was blown. replaced fuse, and fan was working fine after that. let vehicle go. vehicle comes in a month after coplainging about overheating again. upon in...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WP0AB0949H
Co readings are 10% Loads up at idle. Off idle and cruise, the CO readings are still high. Have tested MAF, Air and temp sensors and throtle switch. Tried adjusting CO at MAF sensor. No change.Runs good until it fouws out all 4 spark plugs. Came to me from an...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
but you cant turn the ac off. the push button has no effect, it keeps running.has any one else had this problem??
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Came in for poor running complaint vehicle barly ran had no power and would not respond to throtle increase till vehile was warm.Replaced parts listed above. Problem was fixed vehicle ran fine for aproximatly one month vehicle is now back with similar complain... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0302, P1300, P0422, P0137
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radiator hoses VIN: WVWPD63B41
We have a 1.8 with a defective timing belt, All-Data says to pull nose off car to gain access. Radiator hoses have a snap together coupler with a spring loaded wire bail to keep them from coming apart. Fittings are all plastic. All-Data just says to remove hos...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L oil temp. gauge VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Hey group thanks for the replys! After further seaching, I noticed on the intake, written in what looks like a junkyard paint marker, THE WORDS 99 PASSAT. It would appear someone really tried to clean this off and was barley noticable. Well I looked up 99 Pass...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L no throddle response VIN: WBAGC8314M
Thanks for all your help, but I did not fix the car. I disconnected the battery and connected both leads together, reconnected the battery, then turned the key on for 45 sec. I did not fix the problem. The car will have to go to the dealer and have everything ...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Suspension VIN: WBAHD63262
thanks to everyone who responded on the bmw 530i. the upper control arms were the problem and fixed the front shimmy. thank you very much for your help. troy [...] auto service plano, tx
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L front of engine VIN: WBAGF6326S
Thanks for all the help. I ran the car until I heard the noise and pulled the oil filler cap off. The noise went away. We replaced the seperator plate and resealed the whole intake. The car has never ran so good
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8329W
The customer did not want to fix at this time. The test that I did do showed that it needed the seperator plate, and intake resealed. Trouble codes: 75 (misfire several cyc cutoff), 70 (misfire cyc 8 w/cutoff), 62 (misfire several cyc), 57 (misfire cyc 8).
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBEA26D7H
The timing is simple, once you have the information. There's a knob on the sunroof transmission to pull and turn with the sunroof fully closed, and a locating pin to install to align the gears with the internal microswitch. Replies indicated it may take severa...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5V
there were 2 problems with this me/be first the vacuumn line under the cover for the coil packs was cracked, second the rubber hose connecting the air tube to the vale was cracked underneath. after I fixed all of these problems I warmed the vehicle up and chec... Trouble codes: P0410.
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B5W
I replaced the Vapor Hose...Valve Cover to Throttle Body...the Air Mass Meter...the Crank Sensor and let it fly! It was running MUCH BETTER and I hope not to see it again anytime soon! Trouble codes: P1124 (p1128-), P1128 (P300 - misfire), P0300, P0335.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: EVWTD81HSW
We received 4 replies with 3 suggesting the crank position sensor and 1 recommending checking the power to the coils during the cranking event. We scoped the crank position sensor and the power to the coils during a 'no-start' condition and both were fine. We ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M52
Last repair attempt was replacing the front o2 sensor with a sensor from a 1.8 turbo jetta which cost alot less than the vr6 sensor. Customer has taken the vehicle and not returned for any further diagnosis. Not having VW equipment has made it hard to diag thi... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank 1 long term fuel trim range 1 leanness lower limit exceeded).
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KS9608W
this vehicle apparently has bad engine mounts even though they look good.The trick is to jack up the engine ( using a block of wood)with the help of an assistant.One guy felt for vibrations in drive at the rpms that we were having the problem,the outher guy wo...
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