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1979 BMW 528i 2.8L instrument cluster
Hi, got this BMW and I need to remove the instrument cluster. According to my manual, it says to remove the retaining screws. This particular model has no screws. Does anyone know how to remove this? Please help if you can. Thanks, Rick [...].
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF7321W
Hey guys, this one has got me stumped! The vehicle has to get all the way to full temperature, and then cool all the way back down to ambient temp before I can duplicate the problem. The fuel pressure drops to zero after this happens, and when the key is turne...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16413
This Land Rover is a new client who just moved here. A previous shop replaced the MAF and left oxygen sensor very recently for what she describes as the same symptom. The engine idles rough. We read codes and checked for vacuum leaks and didn't find any. We w... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0171, P1171, P1412, P1481
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA32E3S
Veh has Intermitten no start condition. Scan for code and found those listed below. I ordered the Air temp sensor, will be here tomorrow. EGR (will discuss that with customer later) wont cause Int. no start but I dont know what code 17 - Data transfer means. I... Trouble codes: 05 (EGR System), 09 (Intake Air Temp), 17 (Data Transfer)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Hi Guys, I need some help on this ML320. The customer says that the engine dies sometimes when she drives into a drive way when turning, usually when the driveway has a deep gutter. I have tried to duplicate but no luck. Tapped on relays, tugged on harnesses...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Dash lights VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Please all you mercedes guys need your help on this one. Some one elses nightmare has become mine. This vehicle came from the body shop with a very poor pedal and the brake pad sensor light and the brake light illuminated. The body shop stressed the fact the t...
1961 Other European Silver Cloud 6.2L Master cylinder
This vehicle is stoping on the rear mechanical brakes only. When the brake pedal is applied, the master cylinder drive rod is not.There is some type of device (power assist?) attached to the rear of the transmission that is somehow supposed to apply the master...
1986 Saab 900 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AC35D0G
This should be an easy one for all you Saab gurus out there. I have a 1986 900s Turbo w/ 16 valve head, customer is not complaining of any drivability problems at all, only that MIL is on and flashing. I can not find any info on how to pull codes or what they ...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3C15812K
This car came to us as a no start. It has been used as filler and now we really need to get to the bottom of the problem. Originally we had spark, but no injector pulse or fuel pressure. I have very limited info on this vehicle. Wiring diagrams are so-so,but t...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3DD78B3V
Hi to all the Saab techs, the problem is whenever you turn the ignition on both power door locks lock, (this is a convertible), if the ignition is off, you can pull up on a door lock and both will unlock, but just turn the key on and both locks immediately loc...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H1X
hello guys need your help on this one... car came into shop for pm timing belt was replaced water pump was also replaced(leeking) after repairs it will not start no spark rechecked timing belt ok checked for injector pulse we have pulse have 12 volts to coil a... Trouble codes: P1300
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heated seat VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
owner complaining driver's seat not heating up: back rest is working properly. i replaced bottom seat element from dealer. --still not working--. if anyone can give me any information on how to test system or where to look for the problem. (alldata only gives ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA65FE2
Car runs way rich, hot, cold. Injectors at 30 ms. sometimes at 15 or whatever but always way more than 2.8 that should be at idle. MAF load signal at 1.6v , should be .9 at idle. Load TL is over 4.5ms at idle should be 1.2 ms. These numbers are from Autodiagno...

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L untermittent start VIN: ZARBA5412G
turns out to be the main power relay located behind the seat where the ECU is located. Did a voltage test to relay while cranking,, had 11.8 volts, did a starter draw test, did voltage drop tests. Finally removed relay and took it apart, had the 'smell' you ge...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGC84A6V
Thanks to all who responded - much appreciated - problem was restriction at heads - free breathing restored .. Trouble codes: 1411 (secondary air flow), 1423 (secondary air flow).
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D91
Thanks to all who replied. The drivers side camshaft jumped 2 teeth causing the problem. The vehicle had a timing belt replacement about 15,000 miles ago. We were not sure if hydraulic tensioner failed or belt was not tensioned properly so we replaced belt and... Trouble codes: 17755 (bank 2 camshaft/crank sensor out of sync.), 16684 (misfire recognised), 16688 (cyl 4 misfire), 16689 (cyl 5 misfire), 16690 (cyl6 misfire.).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Hi, sorry it took me so long to get back with you about this vehicle, it had to be towed from out of state. Thanks to all of the replies that I got on this matter. It turned out to be the wire mesh (PCV system) inside the valve covers that was sludged up with ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1246W
Sorry about the slow response, but this one has given us a fit. Turns out, as Tommy from North Carolina posted, VSS giving an eratic signal can shut ignition out if it gives a reading of excessive speed, which this one did. You could be going 50mph w/speedomet...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63BXE
sorry guys, I did,t fix this one. recieved 6 replies some said check grounds, voltage drop accross pcm grounds was less than .1v, one said possible wrong o2 sensor as v-6 and 4 cyl. have different part #s. I thaught he was on to something but it didn't pan out... Trouble codes: P0134, P1196.
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D6Y
well costemer took car to dealer the throttle body was in fact covered by warrenty and all is well thank you for your help it was greatly needed and used thanks again.Rick Trouble codes: P0101.
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