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1988 BMW M6 3.5L evap pres regulator VIN: WBAEE1415J
I was only able to read low side at suction valve. Pressure seems to high at 60-80 psi.Is this valve adjustable or does it function like other STV,POA,EPR valves. Should I just replace it.Compressor engages and line to compressor gets cool. Charge level checke...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L System Flush VIN: 5AJGX2749V
I have a customer who also owns this XK8.He wants to know if we can flush the cooling system.Well, OK , there is likely a set procedure to bleed air out, maybe a couple of other items, how difficult can it be? Then he told me his selling dealership quoted him ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA50D2J
Thanks for reading this. This car hesitates under medium to heavy throttle when cold and hot. At higher rpms there is no hesitation. If I push the sensor plate down while snapping the throttle it reacts like it should. All the parts I replaced tested bad, the ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, NO SPARK/INJ. PULSE VIN: 3VWRB81H5S
car cranks normally , but has no spark or injector pulse. checked output of dist. hall effect seems ok , checked crank sensor 600 ohms - ok ,output during crank is 2.8 volts at ecm . checked pwr. & grnd. at ecm seem to be ok, pin 23 has batt. voltage until cra... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor - g28 no signal)
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L starter motor VIN: YV1LS5500P
car has had 3 starters go bad in two weeks. The first two were aftermarket remanufactured so with doubt we installe an original volvo starter from the dealer. After 3 days it came back with a dead starter again. Removed starter and opened it up and it looks li...

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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L abs VIN: WBACA6327R
Thank you. I got several replies suggesting the ABS valve assembly is the problem. I kept pin testing at the ABS ECU and found the RF inlet valve to have 23 megaohms of resistance, compared to 4-6 ohms for the other valves. Of course, after I put all this effo...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L 5th gear VIN: WBAAM5331X
Thanks again. I replaced the trans speed sensor, but coninuted to limp-in 4th to 5th gear. 5th gear is just smoked. Erik from tx had the best suggestion. Change the whole unit, and we did. Fix OK. The fluid was just horrid at 100k. Thanks Jim
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAGG8348Y
Turned out that my supplier had shipped me an expansion valve of an earlier 740i, which they had superceded to a Mercedes part # 140-830-04-84. We replaced the expansion valve a second time this time part # 64-11-8-371-459 and the cooling comes down to 41'F. T...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBJF82J7Y
The summary of replies is that you need the special tool to compress and remove these springs. Also found that the book time for the operation is very light, should be closer to 2-3 hours per side to carry out properly. Thanks for the many replies, we simply...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Horn VIN: WPOCA2983V
Many thanks to all 10 who sent help. The fix is in = I replaced the retaining frame & the clock spring as it was broken. Was told to have battery disconnected for awhile & not turn ign. key on or codes will be set in ABS. A reply said the new retaining frame w...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no communication VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Thank you for all of your replies. It was determined this vehicle was not manufactured to OBDII specifications. Customer returned for second emission test. Representative of State Dept of Motor Vehicles was present. According to customer, the representative re...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
Thanks for allowing me to vent my frustration and thanks to all who responded, this was indeed a learning experience. I dont want anyone to misunderstand, I dont have a problem with the dealer parts person or any dealer personnel, I've been buying parts from h...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9617S
some of my replies said a clogged egr system can give this 112 code. others said clean connections at ecu, we did and someone before us also did that, but 112 code still persisted. unfourtanetly ive been unable to contact the owner to perform egr cleaning.will... Trouble codes: 112 (replace ecu).
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L all gauges
Hi Gents, The vehicle fixed it self. It will not duplicate the problem. No complaints fron the customer, so i assume it is a program problem. The dash simply came back to life onits own. Thank you for all your replies.
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