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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Trans failure message VIN: WBAGH8337X
Hey BMW techs, we have a 99 (10/98) 740il that is going into limp mode and the instrument cluster freaks out at the same time. It started out real intermittant, a few drive cycle, but now it happens sitting in the shop. When the trans failure message appears t...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA300X6
Hi People, Hopefully some of you have experience on this jetronic system. I have none, and have limited info on it.This car was given to me by a friend who moved out of the state. It wouldnt pass smog and had some other problems and he didnt want to mess with...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L softop VIN: WBDLK70G22
I have an 02 mercedes benz clk 430 whith an inop. soft top. When I try to lower the top,the windows go down and thats it.I am very familiar whith mercedes tops but this ones got me.I have run into clks whith a broken ground wire at the rear hatch but this ones...
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 9309800383
The oil gets sucked into the air cleaner through the oil breather line at the top of the oil filler neck, not the crank case hose, when the car is driven hard. The Oil level is ok the car is not overfilled. Has anyone seen this? We did check the turbo bypass c...
2005 Porsche CAYENNE 4.5L Interior VIN: WPA1209PA5
Hi, techs: I got a 2005 Porsche Cayenne 4.5L and the car was set to have automatic lock function while start off ) 5 Km/h. My problem is that the central locking motors actuated every time during stop and go trip when each time started off from a stop and mad...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DD55RXR
The car surges intermitently and randomaly. Always under high engine load and usually under 2000 rpm, regardless of engine and surrounding temperature. When happening, ECU opens the IAC valve wide. sometimes engine recovers and sometimes stalls. All test readi...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C71
This vehicle stalled while driving. We are getting fuel to the pump. We performed the ohms test at pins 5 & 6, pins 1 & 2 and pins 2 & 3. Those tests fell withing specs. We felt like we have an injector pump failure but would like better verification through s... Trouble codes: 01268 (p1562 fuel quantity adjuster upper limit value)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9602T
hey guys got a good one here. customer complains the vehicle runs rough under 40 mph,and smooths out around hwy speed.they also stated that they have replaced the MAF about a year ago. test drove vehicle and vehicle feels like it has a dead spot in the tps,veh... Trouble codes: 448 (air pump), 442 (air pump system), 121 (maf sensor), 451 (missfire cyl 1), 453 (missfire at least 1 cyl), 545 (missfire at least 1 cyl twc damage)

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Starter/Antitheft VIN: WBADD632XV
Thanks for all of the replies. We ended up sending BMW back to dealer for repairs. Dave from Illinois put it the best, 'Our MT2500 brick just won't cut it', and we are finally starting to realize that. Oh well, Thanks again for all the replies and everyones ti...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressorclutch VIN: WDBGA51EON
Thank you to all who responded. this was a multi-phase fix. The main issue was that the speed sensor was not regestering due to a failed serp belt tensioner!!! Let me qualify that by saying that first I replaced control head that was not self testing thru the ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS light VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Most replies said the processor was bad, and suggested different ways of checking form using labscope, to making temp harnesses and criss crossing rear sensors to see if the code still identified the rr as the problem. the customer decided to not fix the car a...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW9600V
Thanks for the responses. The car has been gone for a week and a half so I assume it's fixed. We replaced the sensor with a new unit and cleared the code. The first sensor we installed was a Scan-Tech aftermarket part. we've installed several of these and neve...
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