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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2321R
This BMW was towed in for white smoke and a low coolant light. I replaced the cylinder head gaskets (milled .004"off heads) The block was already updated. Installed all t-chains, tenissioners, Spark plugs, Thermostat ect... I found out the old head bolts wer... Trouble codes: 1244 (No Match)
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L cold compression VIN: WBABE8322V
Good morning BMW techs.I previously had an e-mail open on this car for a no start cold,it was always flooded.I am still having the same problem with this car but I have narrowed things down.I warm up the car to operating temperature and turn it off.I emptied t...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Filter housing VIN: WBADD6320V
Hi folks' Hoping to get some info as to how to repair an oil leak on this 528i. As you face the engine the oil filter housing is right in front of you obviously. Down the back side of the housing just above where there is an oil hose that attaches with a banjo...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L engine VIN: WDBFA61E6N
hi guys. we did a waterpump on vehicle due to coolant leak. had no problems,vehicle drove fine on test drive.coustomer picked up car, about ten min. later coustmer called.the engine made a squeal for about 30sec. then died, all gauges were fine accoring to cou...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L generator VIN: WDB170447V
This car was not charging battery. Generator was sent to fix. New diodes and voltage regulator. Now continue not charging. Measuring on battery or in the wire from the generator that goes on that little black device near battery. My question: what is that de...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Now three month later veh come again with exactly the same symptom, Start and die, clear codes and P1570 shows again. Owner has only one key and he said he parked veh one night at his garage and the day after the prob showed itself. I really need a good advice... Trouble codes: P1570 (DAS to ECM interrupted N3/10)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Park VIN: WDBR61J41F
Car came in wipers not parked customer had gone to Mercedes dealership prior for repair they said they tightened mountings 2 weeks later same problem they would not stand behind repair I swaped wiper motor & replaced wiper transmission adjusted wiper arms as p...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L asr VIN: WVWNA23BXY
does anyone have the coding chart for vw? i have a 5 sd. automatic, 1.8 turbo with asr
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JSH4YIW746
hey guys got this beetle that is driving me crazy.Car came in with misfire codes secondary air system codes fixed all of these problems but this car keeps coming back with the above code i am thinking it is the air flow meter.Could some body give the specified... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 sytem too lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cruise VIN: 3VWSP69M92
hi all...this jetta has the glow plug light blinking on the dash...also the cruise does not work...we had this problem with this car 8 months ago and it was the brake light bulb was burnt out..both light are working now,,,we even tried new bulbs in case reista...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Rear Cam Seal replacement VIN: WVWTH63B32
Hello all, I have this Passot that has developed an oil leak at the camshaft plugs in the rear of the cylinder head. I'm looking for the r&r procedure to replace these as I've been told everything from removing transaxle to pulling cylinder heads off. Found no...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1LSS676W
Car presented with severe oil leakage. Found one of the camshaft seals had popped out of housing. This car is a turbo and does not have a flame trap, but does excessive crankcase pressure. We removed the breather link on the cam cover and found quite a bit of ...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUDC68D51
customer declined repairs at this time. Sorry for the delay, as I was battling the flu bug. Many thanks to Rui, Obie, Michael, Alex,and Bob. Apparently you just ignore the 2 in front of the fuse description in alldata. Thanks again iatn!!
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Sorry for taking so long to close this post,customer had to have car back.Got car back in shop,replaced power steering pump,steering assist is back to normal now.Thanks to all who replied,general consensus was either pump or gear box,judging from the replies,t...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L door locks VIN: SALTY1249X
Four replies all suggested that the lock was damaged and access to the interior was needed to resynchronize the remote. We tried to get all doors open with entry tools without success. The customer and I decided the dealer should carry on from here. It was the...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L ignition system VIN: WDBEA30D1K
I want to thank all of my fellow technicians on this site,especially Steve, Scott. Don, Frank your suggestions of coil failure was right on the money. I found the specs for the coil did a readout with my Fluke of course the coil was within specs... been there ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7N
this car will come back and visit with us for ten days in a week or two, and thanks to Don [...] who offered multiple used sources for the ignition controller with toll free phone numbers! which we used, I will add a note to this post when the car comes back i...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L oil level VIN: 4JGAB72E1Y
Thanks to all who replied. especally the detailed info on the warenty info. I have talked with the owner and he is withen the warenty guidelines for engine replacement, and is doing so. as for the noisy ecm fan I guess this is a very common complaint and will ...
1995 Saab 9000 CSE 3.0L no rev. int. VIN: YS3CF68W4S
this car is fixed.Thanks to justin,mark,yuval,gary,chris. All hit the nail on the head.The govener seals were cracked,there are three seals on the govener,the two outer are rubber the inner is just like a gm lockring seal.After replacing the seals the trans sh...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 1YHG78TREE
the CIM was the problem after getting further in to checking functions I replaced it and was able to unlock the steering columb I did have to send it to the dealer for programing it seems that on TIS 2000 that a internet connection is required to be able to do...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L condensor VIN: WVWEE83A8T
Thanks for the responses . ther were some bolts under the olastic cover by the wiper arms and these were not itemised on alldata or mitchell . Thanks Mike P
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L park switch VIN: 3VWCC21V31
i have checked wiring and still have unsuccessfully fixed car. did discover that the brake lights do work when the car wont come out of park. thank you for all the help. customer is going to see other means of help.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Light VIN: VV1SZ58D52
Thanks to those who responded our our request. There is no other way to remove the Airbag light, than to have a Volvo dealer clear the code with their equipment. Our client had to take the car to a dealer. Thanks again.
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS64A84
Thanks for all the replies. On a soft note, some information states if immobilizer is active engine will not crank, not true, engine will crank but no spark or injector pulse. Sent vehicle to Volvo to get reprogrammed and all is fine so far. Thanks
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