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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA33A3M
i cannot find main relay or fuel pump relay.if i run power to fuel pump still no start.no injector fire.any help with a wiring diagram would be appreciated. thanks jim [...]
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Power Door Lock & Heated Seat VIN: WBABJ6321S
Hi BMW Tech, This vehicle belongs to a friend. Problem is that the Remote locking mechanism operates all the doors (passenger, trunk & fuel) both ON & OFF. However, the Driver side won't activate remotely. With Key in the Driver door lock I can activate all th...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBADM6349Y
The consumer complains of a highly intermittent low speed stalling and poor power while trying to compensate for it. Only code in system is PO340 - Cam Sensor A,Malfunction B1- 2 local BMW dealers, can't quantify which sensor is actually Sensor 1, Bank 1. All... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L heated seats VIN: WBAEV53462
Does anybody know if you can install factory heated seats on a car that did not come from the factory with them installed?. Is the harness and there?
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L headlights VIN: 4USBT33493
customer brought car and said that the headlights do not level out when you are driving. when they had just got it (used) they said they aimed higher then now and every once in a while they aim higher. Most of the time they do not work correctly. Is there a wa...
1978 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: UJ2W54807B
Hello and thank you in advance for your help. I have this 78 Jag 5.3L 12 cylinder nightmare. It came in on the hook about 2 months ago. Things slowed up a bit, so I got a look at it. It would crank but not start.I had good spark coming from the coil, but none ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
I can`t find any info on this Benz from mitchel so i did some voltage and ground test and then replaced the sender the dash reads full all the time with the old or new sender. I puged the sender in first and move the arm up and down it went to empty so i thoug...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDB2110651
Hi everybody, this car came to my shop with engine fan running permanent, display defective shown on the cluster, SRS light on, i tried to diagnose the SRS system no communication, as well as the front sam, rear sam, cluster, radio system, i cannot communicate...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M01
Hello Everyone. This TDI is from out of town. Intermittently the check engine light will come on. Sometimes it stays on and will not clear. I have replaced the glow plug relay. Made a difference for awhile. The car appears to of had an engine wiring harness mo... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow Plug Heater Circuit Malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Power window VIN: WVWTH63B22
Need some help with this VW! Thanks in advance for reading. We replaced the heater core and after it was back together the following things don't work: power windows, door locks , sunroof, interior lights, key in warning chime and trunk release. Check for cod...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater VIN: WVWTH63B22
Heat is good at 3000 rpm but at idle it gets cold we replaced the water pump and t-stat but is the same afterwerds. We bled the coolant system at the heater core but no help.Mitchel gives us no help at all. Thanks for any ideas you might have.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L injection pump VIN: WVWSP61J93
customer complained of sudden excessive white exhaust smoke from car checked codes found po671 checked glow plugs all check good drove car from customers residence to shop approximately 10 miles had large amount of white smoke mostly while accelerating loosene...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: VV1TS94D5Y
hi ladies and gentlemen, once again we need your help.we have this ghost at our shop 2 months already. vehicle in fron the other shop,2000 volvo,s80 ,2.9 NO TURBO timing belt broken,replace timing belt,check compression,leak down check to make sure no valves w...

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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L ft license plate VIN: 4USBT33493
thanks for you help. I just got the kit from BMW and centered it.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
I received 14 replies, with all but one indicating that the ignition coils were the cause. I started on the left side, and found the other accompanying cause in that there had been oil leakage from the cam cover seals around the spark plug holes and 2 coils we...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Ride control VIN: WDBGA51EXN
Thankyou BRET, MATHTEW & JAGJEEVAN. It was the accumulators. Hard to beleive that just rebuilding the pump will create a so called combination of problems. We removed the air cells and inserted a wire into it; The right side air bladder was apparently inflated...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cannot fill fuel VIN: WBDHA24GXY
I have been waiting to hear from the body shop on this one. they are saying they replaced the canister and the problem is fixed, time will tell, thanks to everyone, wish i had a factual answer for this one, hopefully its fixed
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G0Y
As we suspected and most of you confirmed, this car needed a Mas which we replaced. So far everything seems ok so we will call it a fix.. Thanks to all who responded.. Beck Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
thanks again to iatn and members. from the replies i recieved i was able to help a customer by informing them of the,second owner,5/50 powertrain warranty that Tim mentioned. they were not aware of such a warranty and were very pleased to find this information...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSD29M31
well i want to thank you guys that replied to our problem what we did was reset the the boost controller and drove it until car had relearn its monitoris.also the boost controler was the the main reason that car had hard time relearning.thanks guys!! Trouble codes: 16490 ([...]-g71/-f96 not a plausible signal intermidate), 17955 (control valve boost press short w/ground intermidate).
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Turbine sensor VIN: YV1TS9OD5X
We found out from another source you must use a volvo sensor in this application it had an aftermarket [GM] style in it.
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