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1999 Audi A4 1.8L idle VIN: WAUBB28DXX
hello all, on friday we started the job of replacing the steering rack. in the middle of our job the "go home bell" rang and the battery was left disconnected over the weekend. monday morning rolls around and we finished the job. the battery was re-connected ...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L heat VIN: WBABF4314P
we have this bmw with no heat at idle, going down the road heat works good. as soon as engie comes back to idle heat cools off. this system does not have a aux. water pump. have checked and replaced thermostat, removed water pump and it has the pump with the m...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
Have confirmed a failing DME (ECM) due to water damage but need to know if I'll have to program new part and if so, can I do it with a Baum scan tool? Dealer was very unhelpful and said they didn't know if it had to be programmed. Have read a few similar posts...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH833XX
Found Fault Code 148 In Engine Control Module looking for vaild test Note Code for ews and de cominication failure. When the outside temp. Is around freezeing car will intermitently not crank or delayed crank. When temp is bellow freezing car will not crank an...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E0R
hi guys car came in runs very rough & misfire & all 4 clylinders on the driver's sides is not firing , power coming to the ignition coil but the coil is not firing, no codes in the system,check wiring for spec& tested okay. we thought is a bad coil, becuase lo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 24 crank sensor VIN: WDBGA51E29
Help, I have a reoccuring code 24 thats set in the dm module. Swapped other known good modules such as, LH1, ezl,basemodule, dm module. Installed new crank sensor twice. Inspected fly wheel for broken timing tabs or windows. Also visually inspected wiring. In ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Power steering VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Hello Techs, We have this 97 MB C280 here that intermittently looses power assist. It seems to only do it cold. If it is outside for about an hour and you go start it then turn the steering wheel it will have no assist at first. After about a quarter turn the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WDBJF65J61
help!i have this e320 driving me crazy.it is a no crank situation.all it does is energise the starter selonoid for about a second then stops.tried two different keys.not alot of diag info on alldata.has anyone seen this before?i did check the fuses(#40that was...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD75N3X
found no spark, the di cassett smells burnt, removed cover from it and it shwos signs of being burnt. tested for power to the casset and did not have it on terminal 10. found the fuse fine, but the computor doesn't seem to turn on the ignition relay. our quest...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge VIN: YV1VS255YF
car came in surging at idle cold or hot.all voltages are correct and idle motor ohms out good.clean throttle and tested tps any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 505 (system malunction), 507 (signal too high)

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1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSBG932QT
Unfortunately customer can not show up on date he booked in, we can not have any further diagnosis for this vehicle. Thanks again for all your replys and ideas.
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L brake pedal VIN: SAJHV1642J
Thanks to John [...]. He faxed me a diagram showing me how this system works. I also found the complete documents under steering & suspension in ALLDATA. This system works mechanically what most systems do electronically. There is a mechanical pump in fro...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA158YM
I got the one reply I was looking for from Jason [...] concurring my interpretation of the electronic throttle replacement procedure (which I down loaded from the Jaguar Technical Web Site) - being that a new T/B DOES NOT have to be initialized or version code... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBAB53A8E
Well, the responses were great!! Most said that the 300CD was doing great at 27mpg. Kent in Iowa mentioned that the 300SD is geared differently and gets better mileage. Maybe I can change the differential out, but then I would have to get the speedo corrected....
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M9X
Thank You to all that responded to this problem. Before I post the repair I just wanted to update everyone that responded that after talking to customer over the weekend I found out that the Cam Code happened before timing belt was replaced the belt was replac... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCZ21C1X
Sorry about the looong delay in posting a fix, but customer supplied the rebuilt injection pump. installed pump and car started up- this alligator is gone! thanks for all the help, Good luck
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Thanks to all who replied, Fred [...], and I only have E-mail names on the rest Elias,REZ616,Speakeasy,Gunbarrelimports,TBachini, I sure appreciate all the answers and advice, We sent the head to our local machine s...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heated seat VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Hellow everyone: thanks to those who replied. I found out that their is to different heater elements.I originally replaced the bottom leather interior element with a cloth element.the connectors are the same but it is different internally.One of the replies in...
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