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1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABF3319P
hay guys this is my car i have a rattle on start up for a few 2-3 sec after its been ran for awhile mabie an half hour or so then left to set for 2-3 hours also rattles on take at off about 1500-2500 rpm sounds like the vanos is worn am i on the right track if...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L runs rich VIN: 4USCD2325T
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. This vehicle has come in to us for running poorly. When running, it smokes black out the tailpipe and had multiple cylinder misfire codes as well as fuel trim problem codes. I have checked for any water intrus...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Radio VIN: 4USCH7325V
Regular client purchased car with radio inop. We pulled radio and contacted our BMW parts department they got the code for the radio. RAdio says "code wait". BMW service department was no help imagine that. Does any one know how to input code to make radio ope...
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDV3243V
Hi ,looking for some help with this one. amfr reading at -5.00 and long term fuel trim is at -32.54 indicating the computer is trying to lean the system due to a rich condition. fuel pump replaced recently with no change. i tried an airflow meter (which has fi... Trouble codes: P1179
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L wiper system VIN: WDBGA33EXS
If 12v is connected to wiper motor wipers will operate in low speed. Combination switch appears to be OK. Voltage out of switch changed as switch was changed from intmit. to low to high. Wiring diagrams I have do not match this vehicle. I suspect wiper relay b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L brakes lock up VIN: WDBJF70H0X
car came in with brakes locking up and abs/esp/bas lights on c1332 bas solenoid valve open or short, c1201 bas release switch. this codes could not be erased. after performing tests given in mercedes info we replaced the booster. now we were able to clear faul...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWR881H0X
Vehicle came in with MIL light on. Used Snap On scanner in Generic OBD II mode. PO 501 VSS out of range only code.Road tested vehicle did not set code only one trip 1/2 mile in length. Not 100% sure but I thought the speedo was working. Cleared code, next day ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MPG Meter VIN: 9BWPG61J51
Some of you may remember i had asked some questions about this car last month. We finally have the car here and have found out that the multi function indicator will not reset. we removed the stalk and tested the reset switch and it seems to work just fine. Th...
1982 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Misfire VIN: 1234567899
random misfire between cylinders.
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1LW5545T
Thank you all in advance for any help on this one. I have one issue and one question on this one. This 850 has no dash illumination lights at all. Customer says this just happend all the sudden one day (not intermittent at any point in time). All bulbs in clus...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Please see repair history below. The front cv on the propeller shaft was cooked. Replaced it car ran fine. Now it has returned 2k later with a driveline shudder on turns rt or left. It feels like a 4wd locked up on dry pavement, or a limited slip with the wron...

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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G7V
FIRST OF ALL i WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO THE LOYAL VAGCOM FANS. I wasnt insulting the program I was just stating every symptom I had. I have learned in all these years, if its man made it will have flaws. whether it was the car,our laptop or vagcom I was just tryin...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABJ833XW
Although I had already discussed this with my friends at Memphis Motorwerks, who had to go digging in the archives to find the answer, Stephen was right. Just leave the key in the number 2 position for about twenty minutes and the on board computer will countd...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cooling system VIN: SATJFA01DX
thank you to all who replied. we first removed the thermostat and ran the car without it for a day and it ran fine. no overheating. so we put a new thermostat from the dealer and made sure we had no air in the system by using a vacuum bleeder and running the e...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L horn VIN: WDBFA66E3M
thank you for the response. my tech isn't that good and your help is greatly apreciated untill i can find a real a tech to fix these cars. after seeing the secmatic, is shows no relay in the system. thanks again
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Shift Concerns VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
Hello Group, I'd like to thanks the individuals that responded to this help request. All of you furnished worthwhile technical information and it's appreciated. After the trans malfunction occurred during the first seven miles of the initial test drive, we b...
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