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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Trunk latch VIN: WBADE5321V
This will sound weird (betcha never heard that before) but when the headlights are turned off, the trunk latch releases. Component activation w/scanner won't unlock it but other functions in ZKE can be activated (lock/unlock doors, test dome lights, etc). Befo...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH333XX
Car has no Spark. We retrieved a code 209, which Mitchell has no explaination of. We have not found a port to check fuel pressure at this time. Does anyone know what this code is? Trouble codes: 209 (Unknown)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission VIN: SALMB11413
Hello All, This car came from a local used car lot with the trans stuck in limphome mode.we retrieved a code Po705 transmission range sensor circuit problem PRNDL. We have performed all of the circuit tests in the manual as well as tried a replacement neutral ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Compressor VIN: WDBNG70J61
The A/C system will intermitantly blow warm, mostly right after start up. When the problem occurs both the high side and low side lines are warm and the compressor is running. The high side pressure is 250-300PSI and the low side pressure is 50-80PSI when this...
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0AA2957H
This car will refuse to start for one or multiple attempts. It will start and the die only to restart instantly. The customer lives 120 miles away and when the car started after 4 days of no start he drove to our shop without a hiccup. We then started the car ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0CA2986X
hello group I have this 99 boxter that came in with a starter problem, customer said that he had to turn ignition about 30 times every time before it would start, finally started went bad and had to be towed to our shop. we replaced starter and now we had to t...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWCA0156K
hi techs, im looking for some help on this vehicle, it seems to have a fuel problem. i have good fuel pressure going to the fuel distributor but there is very little fuel coming out of the injectors. we do not have much experience on this type of system. the v...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no crank VIN: WVWJD4311P
This car was brought to us for a no crank no start. It has no power to the s terminal on the starter. I have power from the ingtion switch out but not at the starter. My wireing digram are incomplete. The drivers side seat belt is pluged in. Were are the wires...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L face vents VIN: WV2MH4706Y
Hello and Thanks in advance. Customer came in with complaint of face vents for a/c will default to the floor on acceleration. Suspected vacuum leak and smoke tested under hood, and to interior, the only leak found was egr valve, which we had a code for, replac...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L SRS light, Oil/engine stop light, CAN buss VIN: WVWAH63B51
Hello. At times on this Passat, the SRS light will illuminate and the oil/stop engine light will come on. It is very intermittant. The customer says it has happened six times. She belives it to be heat related, as it problem will occur if the vehicle sits in t...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Blend door VIN: 3VWFE21C02
AC system blows warm. Compressor engages, pressure normal, fan works. We located the temp control blend door shaft that the cable is attached to. It has come out of the cavity in the blend door and will not stay in when the control knob is move. Its hard to te...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode VIN: XXXBW60041
Didn't get much help on this one. I'm closing this as I'm running out of time, but am still attempting to figure this one out. If I do I will post an update. I did try another transmission computer out of another car, and unfortunately that did not change th...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADD6328W
Well, I'm going to call this one fixed. Ron was a big help with the wire colors being brn/blk and yel/blk. Erik was correct in stating the sensor being on the left side of HVAC housing. Finally I found sensor! I checked resistance of sensor and it was about 18...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1345H
many suggested the air flow meter or to adjust it. On inspection however, I found it had been opened and appears to have been adjusted. I exchanged it for another. Did start easier and ran smooth, but decided to do a long test drive. after about 20 mintes, car...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Odometer VIN: SAJHY1747M
The replies all pointed to the cluster being at fault. The customer has to make a decision whether to fix or live with it. Thanks for the input guys. John
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L ignition switch/steering lock VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Due to the uncertainty of the accuracy of the other shop's diagnosis, the car was sent to the nearest MB dealer. The procedure is, according to some, complex and difficult. Others said it's easy, involving pulling the cluster, disengaging the shift lock cable,...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3CD68U2S
I was able to get the light problem to act up again, but to make it clear it was the turn signal bulbs that were illuminating on only the right side of the vehicle (not parking lights). They were not flashing. I removed the right lower dash panel and accessed ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cruise control VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Performed a throttle body alignment and all is well. We did find out that the car had been in storage for two years. Thanks for the help
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