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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHC2310L
I replaced the Latch assembly because it was in poor condition upon inspection and was told instructed by management everything else was new... After installing latch to find door still stuck locked. I looked at the whole assembly, the accuator was original so...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L goes into neutral VIN: WBADN6334X
am dealing with the original problem when the vehicle originally came in.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3340Y
Hello Techs, I have this 2000 BMW 323ci in the shop from body shop.Car was at shop 2 months and repaired.The check engine light was on with multiple codes.Misfire codes on muliple cylinders and the o2 sensor codes 227 and 228 o2 sensor deviation large bank 1 a... Trouble codes: 227 (o2 large deviation bank 1), 228 (o2 large deviation bank2)
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
At the fuel filler cap there is a vent hose that connects to the cap at the forward area where a barb is sited to connect to a small hose the emerges from the body thru a hole. The problem is that the tip of the hose is dried and disintegrating and needs to be...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heat from vents VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
vehicle initially came in because the temp gauge went hot. we daignosed it to be the temp sensor so we replaced it.gauge works fine now, however the air coming out of the heater vents is cool when asked for the hot setting.both heater hoses are warm and engine...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Steering Box VIN: SALHV1242U
Vehical came in after being repaired at the body shop, front end damage{very minor, bumper and repaint one front finder}, now the steering box is leaking all the time. Has anyone seen this problem, or have any ideas where to start, vehical drives and steers f...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L interior lights VIN: WDBFA66E0M
This car is peculiar , when we bought it some of the interior lights worked i.e. the ones overhead by the interior mirror and when opening the right door the lights in the bottom of both doors came on but nothing when the left door is opened. Also you used to ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower VIN: WDBEA51EXN
blower motor is inoperative, mitchell is not showing me any where near, and i am going under the pass side dash now. working on mercedes is not a full time vehicle in our shop, but when the owner trusts only you to fix, i will go out of the way to do so. not c...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Oil Pressure VIN: YS3EF48E6X
Could not duplicate any light or noise concerns customer's first visit, oil level was fine. 2nd visit, vehicle had lack of oil pressure sounds (clacking / lifter type noise) , but pressure measured at feed line to turbo, right above oil filter, read 77 psi @ i...
1992 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWGB0317N
HI . THIS PASSAT POS IS EATING MY SOCKS - CAR CAME IN RUNNING EXCESSIVLY RICH- stalling at stops , no accell. checked fuel pressures with 2 different gauges. pressures were 100psi +, replaced pressure reg.pressures now in spec / still flooding, replaced spark ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWWRJ01HX
car came back yesterday for same complaint,glow plugs were open crcuited,I removed the plugs to see each was bulged at the tip with noticable cracks.I replaced the glow plugs and did a amp test on cicuit;key-on intial surge is 68amps then drops down to 38amps,...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXX
hello, please help. this is my first time posting. i have a 1999 vw jetta with the mil light. pulled code p1136 (VAG 17544). maf sensor was replaced last month for p1128 code. p1136 was present when maf was replaced. p1136 reset after two weeks but not p1128.... Trouble codes: P1136 (long term fuel trim bank 1 system too lean)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
When the car came in the customer had been to the dealer,and told that it needed a water pump and cooling fan motor,check engine light was on ,dealer said it needed a temp. sensor that they would replace for cost of sensor after we replaced pump and fan.Custom... Trouble codes: P1340 (Crank/Camshaft sensor out of sequence)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSP69M91
This Jetta was towed in after a dealer, which doesn't normally service Volkswagens, assembled and installed a factory rebuilt engine, with a factory exchange diesel injection pump. They never spun the motor, and wanted to be sure the valve-timing was set corre...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D91
Cylinder #3 misfire code can be made to occur at will by medium to hard acceleration ( more consistent at higher engine speeds). This is a flashing check engine light indicating that it is severe misfire; but,we never could feel the engine misfire. Replaced #3... Trouble codes: ECM35, ECM35

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1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L brakes, power steering VIN: WBAEF6329R
Thank you all for the replies, they were all very helpful. I was able to flush the system thoroughly with the Pentosin CHF oil and the light went out and has not come back on at this time. It appeared to be Dexron that was in the system and after some coaxing ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cruise VIN: WDBEA66E1R
Many Thanks To The Techs That Replied. This one is fixed. Before I start, if anyone ever needs help with this system ( isc) I know every connector,pin designation, and compontent location intimatley! Thanks to Mr.stero installer there was a 3 wire plug ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L asr/abs VIN: WDBGA32EE6
sorry for taking too long to close this post.but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. Actually there was more going on than the customer had told us .The abs/asr lite had been on for the 2 years he'd owned the car. So looking further into it , we found out that...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L alarm VIN: 3VWCDS1C4X
Thanks to everyone who replied, but no one hit the nail on the head. The fix was two-fold. The air injection pump relay was stuck closed, it had water in it. That solved the battery draw problem. I had to reprogram the ignition key/remote with the VAG1552. Acc...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L unkown VIN: 3VWCC21V3Y
Well thanks for all the help. I can't beleave that the prblem was the right axle. The noise sounded like the left side. I looked at the right side axle and sure enough. The boot was torn. IT must of been bend just right that i didn't see it the first time. I a...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS5542T
no codes fuel pressure 43 small vac leak at purge hose no change in fuel trim changed MAF also no change thanks for helping
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