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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Ready codes VIN: WBAGK2327T
There are no codes in the computers and the MIL is not on. The problems is we have 5 not ready codes. Found on IATN someone with similar problem and no fix. Performed the drive cycle as explained in that article. Even performed this task on our dyno to control...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM634XY
Hi Members & BMW techs This car that I am working on has code 242- misfire cly. 5. After sitting over night Eng. rough running on #5 momentary goes near 5 while all other cyl are near zero. When halfway warmed up, # 5 cyl. rough running goes to 0.5 and when fu... Trouble codes: 242 (misfire cyl 5)
1967 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE .0L waterpump VIN: 1080151200
i have a european model benz with a bad water pump that is mounted behind the generator and driven by the generator..cannot find any sources online for this model of water pump any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..thanks
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L fuel gauge,temp gauge VIN: WDBAB33C2F
The problem was after repair the trans or problably thi is a coincidence,went i turn the light on and move the car about 5 mph all the needle in the dash start to move up and down,the seat belt light start blinker,and the alternator do not charge and thi is th...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L fuse no. 7 climate control system VIN: WDBBA48D9H
First let me thank you for taking the time to respond to my request for help. It is much appreciated. Ok the customer brought the car in complaining that the blower fan was not working. I check the fuses and fuse no. 7 was blown. Installed a new fuse and blowe...
1997 Other European DB7 3239CC Warning light VIN: SCFAA4122V
This car is basically a rebaged Jaguar. Most of the electrical systems are like similar year Jags. The passive anti-theft warning light which is a red LED underneath the clock is flashing a code 21 beginning one minute after the engine starts. This is the syst...
1989 Porsche 944 2.7L No Start VIN: WP0AA0941K
This car in with a complaint of fuel leak at rear of car and idle flucuates up and down at idle. Replaced fuel fed and return hoses at fuel tank. Tested operation of throttle switch and o2 sensor. Replaced throttle switch (idle rest postion not working) and o2...
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED55E0Y
car towed in with no start,checked for spark, spark ok,checked for fuel pump operation,no fuel pressure replaced pump and rechecked pressure,pressure at specs but car still no start. car will start if you spray fuel into throttle till fuel used up then car wil...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L temp gauge VIN: YV1LS5671W
The temp gauge never moves from cold. I can't find any reference in alldata to help, but it gives me the impression the gauge is fed by a bus circuit and not a seperate sender. What tests can I do, or common problems are there? (I grew up on American; this one...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Turbine sensor VIN: YV1TS9OD5X
car came in with check engine light on.had code P0717/turbine speed sensor problem.not much info on mithell so i went right to scoping wires,found that wires had about 7.02 volts when the vehicle is running, glitching about every 200 milliseconds.scoped sensor...

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1996 BMW 320 2.0L Air bag light VIN: WBABE520X0
Thanks for all the responses. Tom from Monterey Bay Motor Works hit the nail on the head. He said that the communiactions line was being brought down by a control unit, not necessarily the SRS module. After locating a wiring diagram, I found that the 'K line' ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Radio VIN: 4USCH7325V
Thanks for all the helpful replies. All were almost right. We left vehicle in accessory position with radio on and battery charger attached on low. Checked car about every 15 minutes for about 1 hr and 45 minutes. Code wait became code--- entered code and all ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADE62030
Hi Gents, Thank you for the information I changed the cam sensor and the customer has not come back. I told him he needs futher work inthe future for the other codes. Trouble codes: 27 (adaptive fuel mixture), 139 (activation map cooling), 18 (oxysensor ageing before cat 5-8 cylinder), 10 (oxy sensor before cat cyl 1-4), 112 (camshaft position sensor).
1999 BMW M3 3.2L abs / dsc VIN: WBSBK9336X
Sorry this took so long, the customer picked up the car a couple of weeks ago and brought it back yesterday, 10/23. Thanks for all who replied. We took everyones reponses into consideration. The control module runs about $1000.00 so we double checked the wire ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L parking pawl VIN: WBAAM334XY
The transmission serial # was not within the range for the updated output flange. I did not get this one fixed as the customer chose to not spend any more time on the problem.
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Runs Rich VIN: UE1S244160
I really learned something on this one. After 30 fun filled years of repairing British vehicles this is one situation I had never encountered before. Four of the 18 replies hit the nail on the head. Jesse from DC, Phillip from GA, David from Great Britain, and...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: SALPV1447X
Hello All, Sorry for the long delay in posting. The customer was to return after a business trip but I have been unable to reach him.I only got three replies. The most promising pointed to the A/C clutch relay in the fuse box.I have had a lot of pronlems wit...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Evaporator VIN: WDBEG421XY
I did not receive any R&R information but did get that it pays 18.2 hours to do the job. My tech did the job by taking pictures as he took it apart then refered to them going back together. It did not seem near as bad as an S class. Thanks for the 3 replies I ...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Hesitation
I have to close this request as the time has run out. I still have the car but have not been able to spend much time on it as its been raining for almost 14 days now so as soon as it dries out i will get back to it and i will respond personally with the info o...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD78H2Y
Hi there, Thanks again to all who responded. We had several people say that these often get cracks on top of the tank around where the pressure sensor fits, and to close the shut off valve with the tech 2 before smoke testing. We Dropped the tank and checked... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Serious Leak).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M22
Thanks to Lon from California, who told me about a probable internal problem, i was checking and tranny did not slip; it did not have oil burned; and it didn't has DTC related -however i would not discard an internal problem-. Thanks to Rowan from West Virgini...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L5512S1
sorry customer decided not to persue any repairs as car is being traded in Trouble codes: P0730.
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