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1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Hydraulic brake booster VIN: WBAFH8409F
Hello BMW TECHS... I have this 85/735i that is leaking powersteering fluid out of the Hydraulic brake booster. I have the unit out now and my question is there suppose to be fliud coming out it from the inside the booster? I notice that the o-ring that sits b...
1986 BMW 325es 2.7L battery VIN: WBAAB6403G
help bmw fans, we have this 325e that keeps having the battery drain down we have check for draw several times and can not find any problems, it take almost two to three weeks to reoccour and the battery will have about 11.5 volts when it comes in, will start ...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L wipers VIN: WBSBF032XS
Hi people my question is does any one know were and what color the wiper washer control module is? Mitchell says it is behind the glove box but does not tell me which one? I have tried matching color coded wires but to no success. As there is five modules back...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
After hard acceleration, ses light will come on and vehicle has hard misfire. scan shows no codes, but verifies mil is demanded on. vehicle has hard misfire. Could not understand why no code even though mil is on. went to clear codes to try to reset and AS SOO...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SALNM22263
Vehicle came into shop about 1 month ago. Checked DTC two faults found. (P1636 THROTTLE POSITION ADAPTION :SHORT CIRCUIT TO V BATT) (P1472 VARIABLE INLET MANIFOLD MOTOR 2 :SHORT CIRCUIT TO GROUND) Checked for 5 volt supply and ground to power and balance valve... Trouble codes: P1636 (throttle position adaption short circuit to v batt.)
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Ck engine light on. Code p0240. CAT ineffective. Replaced [...]. Ck engine light returned w/the same code. Data stream all looks normal and no complaints on how the car runs. Looking for input before ordering a new CAT. $$$ Thanks for any help you can give.... Trouble codes: 0240 (CAT Ineffectiveness)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: 4JGAB72E91
Hi, I've had ml320's in also with similar squeaking over large bumps or just leaning on the back bumper. The noise has been impossible to pinpoint. We have taken the suspension apart and lubed bushings, even squirted grease into the ball joints. Rather than se...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC hvac VIN: WDB2030421
After we replaced hoses , made flushing and vacuum, we charged with 1.8 pounds we discover that the compressor was bad, we replaced the compresor with a used one, it works ( this is a non magnetic clutch compressor) the pressures that I got are 20psi in the lo...
2005 Other European QuattroPorte 4.2L Headlamp Auto leveling VIN: ZAMCE39AX5
Looking for information on reseting head lamp assy leveling system for right side of vehicle. All the lamps are functioning, but heads up display indicate that the r/s is malfunctioning. Can not find any info on this type of system.
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L inner driver VIN: YS3AT76L0J
New customer who lives in this area bought this car, drove it to us and asked us to check it out as he knew it had some issues. Gave him a list of problems that included replacing both axles because of damaged outer joints. Our problem is that the rt axle will...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L cranking spark VIN: WV2YBO259H
Hi fellow techs, Owner brought this one in ststing that the vehicle would sometimes run and then just die. After letting it sit for awhile it would restart and run fine again for awhile and die again. He replaced the fuel filter. I looked at it and determine...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
I was told that the MAF is the most likely cause for this code to be set. It is an active code that came right back after being reset. What is the next step to confirm mechanic's "GUT" instinct? Trouble codes: P1128 (fuel mixture lean)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C71
Customer states that after driving approximately 5 miles and shutting off car for 30-45 minutes car will not restart. after setting for 30-45 minutes car will restart & run fine,usually, but last thursday car set 4 hours & would not restart.Car was wreckered t...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A3X
Hi, Volvo techs--Please Help: So this S70 intermittantly starts and dies, and then won't start unless the key is removed from ignition switch for a few seconds and re-tryed. TSB# 3360015 States trouble with wire terminals, but I wasn't able to verify this cond... Trouble codes: 740A
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs system VIN: YVITS94DXY
I inspected/tested electrical wiring harness's & connectors to front left & right hand seatbelt buckles, left hand side airbag assembly, locating no apparent faults. Would appreciate any input on possibility of failed srs system control module causing srs syst...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L front rotors and pads VIN: WAUBG34D8W
good morning; i recieved a bunch of replies on this one, and they just about all said the same thing. replace pads and rotors with OEM. i have not oem pads on it, but have oem rotors. wont have the car back for a month or so, do i cant say i fixed it, but ha...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Drive VIN: SAJEA51D42
Upon removal of the cooler hoses we found that the trans was not developing any fluid pressure. We have pulled the unit and are now inspecting it to find out why. Although the customer has authorized replacement of the trans we have to disassemble it becuase s...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32EBA
From what a few had said about looking for a date tag on the harness, it appears as if this harness was replaced. I was able to get ahold of a diagram, and no pulse out of the controller for the driver. The circut appears ok also, no shorts, no opens, wire ins...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G7Y
Thanks for Alex,Bill & Arthur for their replies. The MB- dealer figure out that this intermittent no response to the actuator was caused by the oil the mechanic put in the wrong place in the supercharger.There is a small bolt close to the clutch at the top,whe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfiring demages TWC fault indicator lamp on), P0243 (air flap switchover actuator for compressor M167 current stored).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L panel lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E11
I received 2 replys which suggested checking fuses and aftermarket installation of any cd player etc. Fuses were all good and no aftermarket parts. After much studying of the wiring diagrams I found that the wire from the instument cluster to the interior ligh...
1988 Other European SILVER SPRIT 364CID Seat Belts VIN: SCAZS022B4
Thanks for the replys, unfortunatley I still need information. If anyone knows where the seat belt controller is and is willing to share this, it would be most appreciated. Thanks again, Dave
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWRS29M91
found fuse 16 was missing from interior compartment fuse panel reverting cooling fan module back to fail safe mode and makeing fans run all the time thanks to all that replied
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWCT21C41
Turns out we were misled by a box on both control modules labled index with a two diged number inside. Obie from Oregon knew there was a problem. He said the the index & the coding didn't match. He was correct! The index (color code) is the last 2 digets of th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J33
We replaced the glow plug harness and the glow plugs and the problem is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0673 (Glow plug circuit on number 3 cyl.), P0674 (Glow plug circuit on number 4 Cyl.).
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8952L
Many thanks to all who helped on this one I feel really bad about this one the problem was the repair information I had the distributor rotation was backwards, so cylinder 2 and 3 were backwards. we changed these and the car runs like a dream.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hey Gang, We did not in fact repair the vehicle, but did find the problem with the cat thanx to a novel (to me) new way to test a cat submitted by Randall of Mass...drill a hole in frt and then behind the cat and gas annalize both positions. The cat is covered... Trouble codes: P0422 (TWC Threshold exceeded).
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