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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L rear plastic window VIN: WBABJ6321S
Goodmorning BMW techs.I am feeling a little bit like an idiot this morning but We purchased this back window from our local dealer which is a zip in unit,Sounds simple doesn't it?No way!!!.It will not zip in whatsoever.We have tried both ways from left to righ...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43411
MIL came on the day this customer was leaving town for the weekend for a 250 mile round trip. Was concerned about damage so we read DTCs and got 227 & 228. LTFTrims were both about 7-8% both banks additive, indicating a lean condition. We were booked and could... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel trim-bank 2-permissible range exceeded), 227 (Fuel trim-bank 1-permissible range exceeded), 120 (Plausibility-accelerator brake pedals)
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53433
hello to all, this bmw is a bit of a brain buster. when the car is under a load you can feel a vibration or shake from the bottom of the car. it is not the wheels shaking, the wheels are all straight and balanced. the sensation comes when you are accelerating ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, hard start VIN: SALJY1240S
Customer says all of a sudden the vehicle started running poorly, and barely got it to the repair facility. We checked for fuel and spark and both were fine. We attemped to get codes from box under passengers seat but I saw no flashing lamps. Firing voltages a...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L ac idle up circuit VIN: 10704412D5
how did they speed up the idle on the old mercedes, when the ac is turned on? everthing on the system works, but the idle is too low with the ac on and if i try to raise it to carry the ac, the idle is too fast with the ac off. i'm hoping that there is a vacuu...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D6N
HiTechs,this mercedes was towed in,it has a tiny spark on te coil but not enough to make a spark at the plugs,its so tiny that it will not jump a small air gap on the coil.I ohm the crank position sensor and coil,that looks good,any problems with the electroni...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23G3W
Car came to us only starting some times. The key when inserted would not show data with the autologic (key in, key turned 15,50) when no start would happen. Replace eis module and coded with factory green key and now all live data with key shows up but still n... Trouble codes: P1570
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
No prior repair history available, but vehicle has had hard use (weak motor mounts, brakes, wheel bearings, and steering). MIL lamp came on after (it was not on before!)replacing O2 sensors, spark plugs, fuel filter and MAF. Initial scan (Assenmacher PC Retrie... Trouble codes: P20C2 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 1 voltage supply), P20C3 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 2 voltage supply)
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J53
there is a relay missing from the front fuse box in position "m". dealer can't(?) tell me what should be there. i suspect someone at the auction pulled the relay hoping to get the car cheap. if anyone can give me a part number on the relay in the front left fu...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Surge VIN: XY3AK36D5K
Hello, We have this saab here giving us troubles. It idles great, will not rev past 1700 rpms. We swapped ecm with used one and revs fine, however idles about 2500 rpm. To make a long story short, ordered a remanufactured computer from the local saab dealer a...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Hello, I have a Saab 9-5 SE with throttle codes P1251,P1260,P1262. I ran the motor control signal test with the tech2 Passed test. I then cleared codes turned key off waited ten seconds reset throttle till I heard click to take it out of limp in mode. started... Trouble codes: P1251 (Throttle motor Full PWM in closing direction), P1260 (Throttle return spring too low), P1261 (Throttle binding)
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Passenger side door lock VIN: 1WVAE0705S
Pass front door lock cycles constant on this motor home, finally got a partial wiring diag, tested pass door against driver's door, power and ground on both test normal, but the other 2 circuts on pass door have constant 12volts, the diag I have shows these co...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Hope someone can help car came in for alarm repair and batt unhooked. Radio now in safe mode my dealer says codes are no longer available have code card blank of course the vin is [...] thanks
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWCD23B9Y
this vehicle came from another shop and they are not accepting any responsibility for the problem. the work that they did was: recondition heads, timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and sparkplugs. the problem is that the engine light in on and its misfiring. en... Trouble codes: P1340, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0302, P1522
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV2MB4708H
im not sure where to go on this one, any ideas would be appreciated, all fuses look ok Trouble codes: P0725
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Shift quality, gear selection VIN: 3VWSE69M92
To the many VW pros. We are at a loss here. Customer came in reporting extremely harsh shift at times, spouse says is sticks in 4th gear. Also states trans doesn't seem to have ever shifted right since they owned this car (aprox 1.5 yrs) but getting worse late...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L blown rad fan fuse 40 amp VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
car came on fans inop found blown fuse draws 37 amps. could it be fans or module? parts man said module frequent failure no seepage from battery directly above.
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8L Coolant temp light
This vehicle came in with customer complaining the blue coolant lite comes on with vehicle at operating temp. Found a stuck open t-stat, replaced t-stat and filled cooling system. Vehicle left shop with no problems. Returned 2 days later with same complaint. C...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L A/C clutch VIN: YV1LS5544T
This condition is very intermittant. When it was duplicated A/C clutch had no power supply, as did none of the high / low pressure switches. Any common power supply issues encountered by anyone on these vehicles, to the compressor clutch ? God bless all who ta...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thanks for everone's help on this one. I suppose if I were more familiar with these vehicles I would have known of the throttle body adaption procedure. This was the problem and once completed, the vehicle ran perfectly. Thanks for all your replies. This was m...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6316N
this thing was not that difficult to figure out,as much as i was just busy juggling 3 different cars thanks to all who reponded, dana from buam tools jared my brain and helped me finish.first off the car was starting very lean. so first checking the coolant se... Trouble codes: 70 (02 sensor control or knock sensor on motor sport engine).
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L forward motion VIN: WBAGD4325R
Thanks for all the input- customer does not want to spend the money on a factory reman unit so he is going to drive it in winter mode which works ok. Thanks again...(Thanks Seth for the phone call ) Tim.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM5334X
Thanks for the help. As the majority of responses were compressor i replaced compressor , rec. dryier and exp. valve.. flushed system and evacuate and recharged. system works great . Thanks Mike P
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6348Y
Thank you for all of the replies! All were helpful and most agreed that the purge valve and the suction jet line in the fuel tank should be checked. Serge gave detailed instructions on checking the purge valve, which I did and it checked out fine. Although fue... 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).
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1243V
Thanks for the help. I ended up sending it to the dealer for IAC stepper motor & base idle set up, as I don't have the means to program the ECU.
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
The problem was with the TPS which is not supplied separately but comes with the throttle body assy. The customer talked to the used car dealer where she had purchased the car & they agreed to cover half of the cost. Thanks for the replies. John Trouble codes: 0121 (throttle pot out of range).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello everyone: This is a fix. 90% of replies recommended changing the MAF. This is a common problem. The codes P0170, P0173 are fuel trim DTC's. One can look a the fuel trim values to determine the cause. A bad MAF will have values at 1.25 and a good one at 1... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction bank 1), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300 (random missfire), P0173 (fuel trim malfuntion bank 2).
1984 Other European SIVER SPUR 6.75L vent and mode doors VIN: SCAZN0001E
This one is on the back burner for now. It started working properly on it's own and we know it will be back. It is jus a matter of time. The customer said he wont touch the controls so the a/c will work. Fall and winter will come in a few months.
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L srs airbag VIN: YS3DF78V2S
Much thanks to all that replied. The vehicle was sent to Saab with the owner knowing they have the specific tool/software to shut off the SRS and I'm guessing the emergency? triangular red light in the center of the IC. All replies were identical so there was ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no start VIN: 3VWWA81H8V
Thankyou for all the help guys. I did find a lot of cracking in the drivers door harness but nothing broken and the cust. did not want to spend the money to fix wires. I wiggled the ignition key like Fred from Texas suggested and it started every time. I repla...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
The VW was not fixed,replaced coolng fan module,checked pressure switch,AC clutch still wont come on.Alldata was not very helpfull,also did not have program to scan Vw's.Customer failed to mention that the car was wrecked and repaired and ac worked before acci...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1KW9605V
We cut appart the harness coming from the relay by the headlight and found a corroded wire. Thanks for the replies.
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