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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6314P
car was towed in as a no start, car has fuel pressure of around 50 psi,we checked for trouble codes and it had a 1283 and we have spark but no injecter pulse. I called identifix hotline and checked for power to injecters on the red/wht wires and it is good,che... Trouble codes: 1283
1995 BMW M3 3.0L trans VIN: WBSBF9329S
Please need some advise bimmer techs out there; this car has a loud bearing noise in gear with clutch engaged, especially during acceleration or decceleration. clutch disengaged (pedal pressed): no noise. clutch engaged (pedal released) in neutral with vehicl...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L valve seals VIN: WBADM6345Y
HI ALL, This car came in with a customer complaint of heavy smoke from tail pipe. Checked oil full. Customer stated he only uses synthetic oil. The tail pipe was very oily. Removed spark plugs #1 oil fouled. All plugs have a little oil. Check compression 180-1...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L master VIN: SAJFY1746L
Customer stated front brakes were seizing up , after inspection found front rotors discolored from heat and rubbers on calipers melted , resurfaced front rotors replaced calipers and pads. Proceeded to bleed per alldata , has very low pedal and no fluid at cal...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1442Y
Truck came in with tranfer case locking up. We replaced the case and now the transmission will not go in to gear unless you pull the shifter in to low then back to drive. The transmission will then shift ok, turn off restart same thing again. No codes in syste...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L blower mtr VIN: DA28DXHF35
hello i need help or brain came in with no blower. i test switch,motor and resistor all check fine. determined ploblem that push button ctrl was bad.i got a reman from programa inc. now i have an initial burst from blower when key is turned on then...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4-matic lamp VIN: WDBED90E1N
Hello Have a 300TE with 4-matic light on always. Checked for codes all kinds of ways. Engine on\off Key on\off Shifter in all different ranges, 4-matic switch in test and function. Using launch and Baum scan tool, no communication. Manually grounded diagnosti...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L windshield VIN: WPOAB0942H
Gentleman, I'm looking for a windshield with antenna build in glass, can't seem to find one anywhere, glass broken in shop while working on car I'm told is dealer only item? any other sources will help please advice thanks. Not sure if these is the place to as...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 1YHG78TREE
body shop left the key in the car and killed the battery the problem is that now the immobilizer message read on the display. key does not turn. I found out how to force the key to turn on the TECH 2 scanner but have not found out how to reprogram the key??? i...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUDA88D7T
Thanks for all of the replies. Given the testing I'd already done and that 7 of the 8 replies said the IAC motors were a common problem and it should be replaced, I just went ahead and replaced it and the problem is solved. One other reply pointed to the IAC m... Trouble codes: 1504 (possible vacuum leaks).
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBSCB92040
thanks for replies, the O2 control code was in fact the ecm which was repaired by an ecm reconditioner, however the camshaft code is still coming back so we advised customer to go to dealer to get vanos checked out. Trouble codes: 1244 (camshaft sensor), 1213 (o2 2 control).
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX27425
first of all hanks to everibody that replied. removed the engine computer for inspection and there it was: just by pulling the connector apart it was totally green from corrosion. this guy lives by the ocean too. one of the pins just fell off the connector whe...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L outside mirrors VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
apperentlly this vehicle had a module for the mirrors that was malfunctioning the unit had to be baught from jag and re-programed by jag , so i just sent the vehicle to the dealership.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, hard start VIN: CA35D5HA31
Thanks to all that replyed, the customer does want to fix this vehicle and we still have it in our lot but they are cashflow challenged at this time,we hope to do the repair next month.
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DN58V1R
The intermittent start became a full time no start. I switched the fuel injection relay with another matching relay from the relay box. The car started. I switched them back, it still ran. The terminals looked good. Either the connection was poor or I woke up ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front pump bushing VIN: WVWPD63B41
I was not able to find a bushing seperate from the pump. Our Mitchel on demand said overhaul procedures are not provided by the manufacturer. So I did not feel comfortable taking the unit apart to change the pump. I was able to find a front seal, so I had the ...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1LS571XS
hi guys ! thanks for all help ! especially scott [...],mike r. tom z. lon t. joseph h., it turns out that I never caught the maf acting up , I did try all replys I received ! just to rule out other posibilities , I took the change maf advice and bingo ! car r... Trouble codes: P0400.
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