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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump ?
Hi fellow techs. Sorry about no vin but I am posting this from home. Customer complained about overheating in about five miles of driving. Coolant level was low, lots of small bubbles coming from bleeder screw, coolant overflowing from radiatot with bleeder sc...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
car cranks good ,has power & ground to coil also ref signal. checked output from engine speed sensor within specs. checked injector pulse ok. will get a single spark on starter dissengagement intermittent. cleaned grounds under battery tray , slight corrosion.... Trouble codes: 17834 (evap canister purge regulator open)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Coolant Sensor VIN: YV1KS9608T
This well-maintained vehicle had the engine light come on. Upon startup, very rough idle for 1-2 minutes, then smooths out and runs fine. DTC P0115 is for the coolant sensor. According to factory manual there are a couple coolant sensors (1 in the thermostat h...

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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: WBAHD6323R
Hello BMW Techs The messages that I received advised to ohm check the fuel sending unit first and make sure there is not an open, which we did and found to be OK, then the next thing to check was the instrument cluster circuit board,we did inspect it visually ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag system VIN: WBACH9346Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. Charles [...] reccomended a reset tool make by Peake. I bought two tools and an adapter which allows the tool to be connected to 2001 and newer BMW's. These are code readers and reset tools only, one was for SRS and the other w...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: BS45S5DDB0
Thank You for all the replies. The Fix was a new computer. The only clue was the inability of the original ECU to correct fuel mixture correctly. We were able to aquire a none good computer for a test. Fuel control remained consistant after closed loop was ata...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L heater VIN: WDBCA25E4L
We fixed our problem and others kept creeping up on us. Our problem was that we had cool/cold air comingout of the heater vents. When we shut the car off and had the key on the air was hot/warm Many suggested the mono valve and that did take care of our proble...
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