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1991 BMW M3 2.3L Electric mirrors VIN: WBSAK0319M
Hello, car came in with door panels apart, someone's project car. The power mirror switch pins were out of the socket. I tried useing the wiring diagram form a 318, but I can't seem to get the proper switch pin sequencing. I have 6 wires. I even by-passed the ...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBACG7322V
Hello Friends, I have this BMW here that was rejected last week for readiness status from The ILL EPA emissions test. The MIL is not commanded on yet it has 6 codes. My #1 problem is that P1585 is not listed with ALLDATA. I have resquest info from them and I... Trouble codes: P1585 (MFG Specific), P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9321W
This car came in with code# p1174 bmw# 27! found a cracked hose to the throtle fix and cleard code!! car is back with same code in system checked for any more leaks found none, all other sensors seem to b fine Mitchell is not giving me any flow chart are anyth... Trouble codes: P1174 (fuel trim adaptation malfunction)
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L cooling gauge VIN: WBABF7330X
I am the 3rd tech to work on this. The vehicle originally came in for the nipple on the upper left up radiator broke while driving. The vehicle did overheat at this time and vehicle was towed in and an aftermarket radiator was installed (performance radiator)....
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6348Y
Greetings gents from the world of troubled Bimmers and the techs challenged with finding solutions to their problems. I have this handsome 528 wagon that is becoming quite a stumper. Hopefully the problem is obvious, just overlooked. Car arrived the first tim... Trouble codes: 151 (signal O2 sensor before cat bank 1), 154 (signal O2 sensor before cat bank 2), 227 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1), 228 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 2)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53471
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this BMW in here with a code P0340 stored. The customer also states an intermittent loss of power. According to the scanner, its a cam sensor A circuit failure. I am confused and Alldata is not helping. Which is ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c system VIN: SAJDA01N61
customer came in with no a/c complaint. for 2 days a/c blew 40 degrees. after driving vehicle a/c quit working. no ground at relay. somedata does not have any wiring diagrams. swapped relays. worked for 2 min then no a/c again. need help...please!
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L wont shut off VIN: 1231501200
this baby is a bad boy!! you can start this car up in the morning and as soon as you start it up you can turn the key and it will shut right off. then you can run this car 4 hours in the shop (ideling) and the car will shut off. but if you strat the car up (co...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L 2-3 upshift delay VIN: WDBNG75J51
The owner of this car began complaining that the car started holding in gear when he started out. I suggested he was feeling the programmed in feature where it delays upshifts for the first minute or so to heat the catalysts up. Owner considered this and drov...
1984 Other European SIVER SPUR 6.75L vent and mode doors VIN: SCAZN0001E
I hope someone out there can help. The automatic air in this car does not operate. We have fan speeds but there is hot air from the defrost vents and cool air from the heater vents and no air fom the facia vents when in auto mode and set to full cold on upper ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWCA21CBX
I have this Beast, I have evacuated and charged the system to [...]. Pressure High side 200, low side is 30. The compressor runs and the system will cool only on low fan speed settings idling in the lot. If I pull away and drive on the highway, or local roa...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L cam correlation VIN: WVWUH23B1Y
Hello Group and thanks in advance. This car came to us with a thoroughly sludged and blown motor. The right bank (cyl 1-3) had broken its chain. The engine was completely rebuilt with rings, bearings, new valves, cams and tensioners. After the rebuild, the eng...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSRP69M1
We have had this car in several times for check engine light on, code 17056 is there every time? We have started by replacing the glow plugs because one was low on resistance, then came back as a no start-found the EGR stuck open due to extreme soot in intake ... Trouble codes: 17056 (glow plug cylinder 2), 01039 (ENGINE COOLANT TEMP.-instrument cluster.), 02442 (anti theft)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C53
Hair puller here. The car initailly came in with a evap small leak detected code (Canister wouldn't hold a vacuum so I replaced it) and codes for the wastegate control valve and recirc control valve. The wastgate valve was not plugged in. The recirc valve and ... Trouble codes: 17608 (Recirculation Valve for TC), 17881 (LDP open circuit), 16839 (EVAP large leak detected)
2003 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5L Starter relay control VIN: YV1RH59H83
Hello Volvo Techs! This S60 came in as a no start / no crank. Battery checked fine so I pulled a wiring diagram an found that I was not getting a ground control to the starter relay from the CEM. I checked the ignition switch output to the cem and to the start...

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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUBC5449M
Thanks for all the replies that ranged from clogged exhaust to wrong cam timing and beyond. Turned out it was secondary ignition problem causing crossfire and flooding to ocurr. Just replaced wires , cap , and rotor and it was running fine. At least until the ...
1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUAA88G9T
thanks for the replies, Nicholas from NY was correct. He said to check the EGR. what we found was the EGR valve was not dumping vacume after being comanded on. after the road test,when at idle, the EGR still had 10' vacume, I pulled the hose and plugged it bac...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: HA22E8RF09
thanks for the emails.several pointed to the mas. got a new one tried it still died. put the old mas back on.went back the next day and started from scratch found no codes went intohfm adaptations found idle air speed at -3.5 kgh. reset adaptions car started a...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65GXX
thank you for all the feedback, replace mass air flow, and air filter. test drove fuel trims look wonderful. thanks again to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C7X
The problem with this car was injection pump-to-cam timing. Both of our VW techs assumed (insisted?) the factory tool for locking the cam could only be installed one way, with #1 cylinder at TDC. That is how the cam holding tool on earlier VW diesels works. In...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M6Y
Yes it was the MAF. Readings were right but sensor still failing. Had to drive vehicle for it to straighten up. Runs great. Too bad the head gasket went while road testing vehicle. Customer never had an overheat problem before. But there was a gallon of coolan...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
Problem was in after market MAF sensor. Installed one from the dealer and problem solved. Trouble codes: P1165.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L po674 VIN: 3VWSP69M92
go morning tech,seems all you guys where right.we replaced the glow plug bridge harness,all 4 glow plugs ,cleared all codes,alll problems seem to be fixed.after three days still no check engine lite.also when this first started we replace the #4 glow plug not ...
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