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1993 BMW M5 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSHD9311P
We have a 1993 BMW M5 with a check engine light on. Tryed to scan with our Carsoft system and it would not scan. Scand with a Snap-on 2500 and the code at came up was 100 ECU output stages, shopkey has nothing on this, and Snap-on does not have any troubleshoo... Trouble codes: 100 (Ecu output stages)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Have replaced this sensor twice, front-drivers side. Still setting code. Inputs/outputs Ok. Has good ground and power to sensor. Anyone run into this before? Thanks! Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sens B1 Sen1)
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stability VIN: SAJHX1243W
We performed a timing chain replacement and valves were bent on right head. Before repairs were performed, the ABS light was on and the message center inicated a traction control and stability control failure. The preliminary tests point toward a bad ABS contr...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
This car came to us bout a year ago running poorly. We did a tune up to it and didnt run much better. We adjusted the MAP sensor and it ran OK. Customer didnt wanna spend alot of money at that time said ill drive it for a while. bout 10 months or so later We t...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E .0L window motor VIN: WDB1232231
Hello all and thanks in advance. Power windows do not work, no power at A and B fuse. I believe it to be the power window relay. Where is it? Is it behind the instrument cluster? If so, how do I get the cluster out w/out destroying it?? thanks again. This is a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA32E0R
After driving this car for a few miles, the ABS MIL comes on. The power steering becomes stiff at the same time. The codes set in the SPS module are 003-Wheel speed signal LF implausible and 004-Wheel speed signal ABS/ASR status -//-. This car is ABS only and ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E0R
help please, i have a lean misfire. fuel pressure is 50 psi with vac on reg 55 psi 60 PSI unpluged. pinch off return line and presure goes to 120 psi. the misfire goes away when return is pinched down to allow 80 psi. the specs i found call for 77-80 psi. any ...
1971 Other European SILVERSHADOW 412CID Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
car came in with a problem with left front window not working.after diagnostics.engine started running very rough and lean.replaced spark plugs and checked fuel pressure.engine would run better when cold and choke plate is close which indicates a lean problem....
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
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Oher Heating VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
This 2000 1.8 Turbo Bug came in overheating.I started testing and replacing the thermstat. Then checking this vehicle for head gasket failure using blue block check liquid. It would stay royal blue until scanner showed 210 deg F, (no temp guage in car, sensors...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temperature warnig light VIN: 3VWRT29M01
good morning vw techs out there . this jetta came in with a complaint of the temp. warning light/buzzer coming on. the coolant level is good and the car doesn't overheat (temp gage stays right in the middle). I replaced the coolant temp sensor (4 wire connecto...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L outer CV VIN: YV1LW5241W
I have a 2000 [...] (alphabet soup) that has a pronounced creaky scrapey groan from both front outer CVs when you shift from drive to reverse. The front wheel drive axles, not the rear drive shaft. You can stand on the brakes to make sure the wheels are not...

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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
we found that 2 out of the 6 fuel injectors were leaking (thus flooding the intake with fuel). however the vehicle will not start. verified spark, compression, and injector opperation. unfortunatly have not found the problem yet, but we do appriciate all of th...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Thanks for all the help guys---everyone was right on the mark with this one. The electronic thermostat was shorting out and had actually melted the plug on the wire harness to the t/stat connector. We cut the plug off and soldered in a new connector, and repla...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHY1540K
My scanner showed a perfect ac voltage wave 360 degrees around the crank. My VOM showed resistance high but with the perfect voltage and clean wave pattern I had to have a good crank sensor. Figured it must be the ECU. Almost every tech said to change the Cran...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L engine racing VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thank you to everyone who replied most people were on the right track I did all the tests suggested and it turned out to be the Idle Air Control Valve . I borrowed one from another car just to test it and it was fine I contacted BG Products and they agreed to ...
1985 Other European MONDIAL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, EXHAUST OVERHEAT VIN: ZFFUC15A1F
The car had multiple issues, and with your help, we found the first major issue. It was a fact that this vehicle was running (well, not really) on only 4 of the 8 cylinders. The progression of events looked like this: the coil wire on the front bank failed, ta...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L obc VIN: WP0CB2985Y
Dear Friends, this is maybe not a complete fix but at least it gives us the insight. First of all I forget to mention there are two types. The cars without OBC (no stalk switch) and the cars with OBC (stalk switch). 1st. without OBC: OBC should be turned off...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81HXW
Thanks for all the help Did more testing of electrical system. Went to VW dealer and got ignition switch[electrical part] and PCM power relay. Car still had no spark. Short on time so I shipped car to Import repair shop. Again thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondary air flow), P0322 (No engine speed signal).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSP29M72
have repaired condition of erratic shifting.reflashed pcm worked ok for one day.dismantle transmission and found contact between reaction shell and roller clutch race.replaced race with old one [slightly thiner], gearset was replace on initial repair ,every th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, TURBO NOT WORKING VIN: 3VWRP69M73
thank you to all who responed to this...the problem was a bad turbo. lucky for me this customer was very understanding and had patience with me. a rarity in this business... much appreciated everyone... Trouble codes: 17964 (Charge Pressure Ctrl Limit Not Reached).
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KW9508N
This one is fixed, kinda. ;) A new ignition switch seems to have solved most of my drivability problems. The speedo still acts up at times, and the trans lights still go crazy intermittently. But the engine no longer acts crazy at the same time. It has just cu...
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