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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L no spark VIN: WBAHC1305L
I am wondering if the oil level sensor will cause a no spark. I could not find the 3 wire plug. Does anyone know if the plug comes from the injection harness, engine harness, or the body harness. Thanks
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L sunroof VIN: WBAGJ8322W
If any bmw techs can help me that would be great. I put a customer supplied sunroof motor in, that another shop diagnosed. The part seems to be correct as it is the same as the one that came out of the car. The problem is the new motor will only run in reverse...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABM3349Y
Customer states AC cools intermittently. In shop ac cools consistently but doesn't get cold enough. no AC codes ambient temp reads -40 sometimes & 32 sometimes(I believe when compressor kicks in). I checked under left front of car for sensor, only found partia...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L engine racing VIN: WDBFA66E0M
We ran a fuel pressure check that was OK test replaced the Overload relay, removed the fuel system and removed cleaned and reset the Throttle Position Switch still the same, removed the Idle air valve and bench tested seemed to open and close OK.I can't imagin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L pulse module VIN: WBDHA28E5V
this car arrived at the shop with an inoperative a/c system.checked static preasure of a/c system and preasure was correct for temp conditions. attatck scan tool and found the following codes.[...] level,this code was there 2 times,b1416 coolant cir...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Coolant Level Sensor VIN: WDBKK47F6W
This car is driving me crazy. The Coolant Level Light comes on when ever it feels like it. Very Sporadic as far as i can tell. I have replaced or checked every angle. The don't know what is left. I used the X431 to tell the ac controller that the fan was "not ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA2998X
Just wanted a heads up from the late model Porsche guys. I am about to undertake my first 996 Evaporator job, altho I have done many C-2s and 993's. I just wanted to know if there is anything I should watch out for, or any good shortcuts to the factory procedu...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CL48M4N
I am hoping someone else has had this problem before and can offer some insight. Disconnecting the AMM allowed us to pull the car in, do some quick basics, ASSUME it needs new AMM, customer brings in used part (it is an old car after all), plug in AMM, car sta...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E51
We are having with this saab problem child. Car cam in with a po300 random cylinder missfiring. Has new plugs and ignition cassete about 3 mons ago, but we did replace the cassete again from worldpac under warranty, wanted to get the cassete out of the way. Fo... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81HXW
This car has been at another repair shop for over a month. I don't do much work on import cars but I was asked to see if I could take a look at this car. Hooked up scanner and retreived 2 codes P0411 and P0322. When trying to start I noticed a delay in starter... Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondary air flow), P0322 (No engine speed signal)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L power door locks VIN: WVWAD63B1X
The left rear door lock on this passat intermitantly wont lock. Everytime i go to test for fault lock will not act up. I was wondering if anyone knows if their is a common failure on the door module(window motor) or the lock/latch assembly. Any info would help...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD23B4X
Ran car after down road and found smoke from exhaust using too much fuel. Tested all injector inputs found #3 injector solid ground causing injector open all the time. Car runs very rich Trouble codes: P0300 (milti cylinder missfire), P0301 (Missfire), P0305 (Missfire)
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AS8310P
Durning cranking, injector and coil got pulse for 2 sec.when key return to run it die all the time could not get it start.Check wire from CPS to ign.control module no short or open check cps resistance is good but finally change it. still the same . Check grou... Trouble codes: 214 (rpm sensor signal absent intermittenlly)

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L clutch VIN: WBABM3346Y
Gentleman, Thanks to all who replied. After clutch was inspected repairs turned out to be pretty straight forward other than making sure once pressure plate was bolted down not to remove again. Used LUK disc alingment tool, work great, only hitch was flywheel ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBGA32E85
Did find that wiring loom was bad. Replaced electric throttle actuator and all is well. Thanks for all the input. Had seen bad wiring looms on other earlier models but never on a 'S' class. Trouble codes: 14 (no can communication with isceaisccontrolunit).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Right front window VIN: WDBJH65F2W
Received six replies and most all recommended checking the other door modules for interference in the can-bus. Most recommended disconnecting one module at a time and see how it reacts. Evidently it is common for the rear door modules to get water in them. Car...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DD55RXR
Well, I am through this one. Thanks for the replies, and here was what I have come to. Fuel system was cleaned, and pressure is OK all times, before and after the cleaning. Vacuum is excelent and registers -0.6 bars at idle. Hooking up a secondary ignition sco...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48L91
Thankyou for all your replies. About 99% of replies said to check for a vacuum leak in the brake booster. The Saab did not show up Tuesday May 9th, nor has he made any attempt to re-schedule. If the vehicle does come back I will post what I find at that time... Trouble codes: P1181 (Mfr Ctrlled Fuel Air metering too lean).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L air bag light VIN: 3VWVL81H2V
Thanks you for the replies. Thanks for the help and it was the cluster that was causing the problem. Turns out car had been in a head on accident about 4 months previous. Have found when light comes on if you just tap on cluster, light will either go out or fl...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSC29M4X
Well, this one is finally a done deal. Lots of great suggestions and a lot of people stressing the water pump problems on these cars. A water pump would have been nice, however...Tom [...] was closest on this one. Dug into the wiring harness and about 6' aft...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M41
Thanks guys for the help the Mass air flow sensor was the problem. Only saw 3.0 volts on snap throttle before on old sensor. New sensor hit over 4.0 volts and waveform showed a lot more turbulence on my modis. The car revs up and runs beutiful. I knew pulsedwi...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS2551T
Once bitter, twice shy. After all the checking & double checking, I ran a gallon of denatured alsohol through the inner cooler & followed up by putting a blow dryer in the inlet & blew it out for an hour or so. Then we allowed the inner cooler to sit open of o...
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