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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L door locks VIN: WBAGB4311L
This is my personal car. My wife got out of it about 2 weeks ago and locked the car with the key.When you lock the car with the key it locks all the doors and the trunk.The next morning when she unlocked the car it would not unlock the drivers door but did unl...
1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Convertible top VIN: WBABB1317M
This vehicle is not our standard fare. It came in with many problems. Right now working on convertible top. Initially the control box had no out put to the motors. I could run both motors manually with a power probe. Also, both motors havebeen released from th...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L fuel pump VIN: WBADM3645X
Replaced AIR check valve, not sure if related or not, but afterwards vehicle only has power on one side of the secondary AIR pump relay. According to MOD, power is fed to the other side by fuse 31 which also powers fuel pump relay. Does anybody know where this...
1981 Triumph TR8 3.5L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: TPVDJ8AT21
Vehicle was at another shop and had the time delay switch for the cold sstart system replaced due to rich running condition. Car ran ok for several months and then stopped running. Car is now at my shop and can't get injector pulse, although I get 40 psi fuel ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
The car was towed in. No power coming to the fuel pump. I checked for power at the blue/red wire at the fuel pump while cranking and got 0 power. I jumped fused 12 volts from the battery to blue/red wire. It blew the 15 amp fuse and did not work. I replaced th... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Dome light VIN: 3VWED21C02
This vehicle came to us with dead battery...Recharged battery. When either door is closed the dome light starts to fade out like it should after about 30 seconds then snaps right back on and stays on. If you lock the doors with the remote they go right off...o...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil VIN: WVWPD63B53
Hello all. Asking for help from some fellow Volkswagen experts, as I want to see if anyone else has run across this. We had a 2003 1.8t Passat towed into our shop from another place with the cylinder head off. The guy apparently had never seen an MLS headgask...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L master cyl VIN: YV1TS90D9X
Hi Volvo experts, we replaced the front pads and feel there is too much pedal travel, seems to go allmost to the floor on frist application. Will pump up. Bleed system per Alldata specs. but no difference. Customer just bought car and does not remeber if pedal...

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5L timing chain
OK, thanks for all the help. A member was even kind enough to call and tell me about the timing chain. Turns out the chain cannot jump the sprocket teeth at the crank or pump, since there is no clearance in the chain housing to do so. As long as the chain is...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDB2020281
Hi, sorry about the delay, after reading the replies, the Electronic Throttle wiring was dissasembled and rebuilt -several wires were fried ,just like the ones at the engine wiring-.After some phone calls i located an PCM which in turn was the final solution f...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Warning light VIN: WMWRC33433
To all the great guys at iATN Thank you all. The fix was to replace the front sensor, since mine had worn through the wire and opened the circut. I inspected the rear sensor but it has not rubbed the rotor and is OK. After replacing the sensor turned on the ig...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Saab Information Display (SID) VIN: YS3DM35B5R
After discussing the options with the customer, I have ordered one from a bone yard (e.g. U-Parts, etc.). The answers to my questions were... 1. This is a common failure. Usually the pixels fade. 2. Typically folks don't try to fix the pixel problem. However, ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA6332W
The consensus agreed with my theory of the oil pump pressure relief valve being stuck. One respondent mentioned the possibility of a defective oil filter, but it is/was OE and new, and there was no apparent chain or tensioner problem. Subframe was dropped, pan...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH4701Y
Thanks to Nick, Byron, and Obie for the replies-all suspected a vac problem rather than pump issue. I pulled the LDP down to check for vac and noticed line to it was kinked. Had vac to pump so replaced kinked line and all is well. This thing is a camper conver... Trouble codes: P1476.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M92
Sorry about the late reply, the fix on this vehicle is another PCV hose found crack. Phone back dealership and they told me that the hold PCV system is known as a common problem. They suggest us to buy the whole kit which included pcv valve and all related hos... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 System too lean).
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