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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L speedometer VIN: WBAFF840XE
HELP BMW TECHS !!! i have this bmw with a inop speedometer i know they have issues with circuit boards i look at them did'nt see any issues i try scoping the speed sensor i could'nt con firm a signal for it i ohm the senor had O ohm so i assume it was shorted ...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4323P
The car will sometimes start and other times not start. the customer told me it use to cut off while driving, wait 2mins, restart and go. when it started taking 30mins. he thought it needed a fuel pump so he sent to me. his new pump installed and no start. i c...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADM6343Y
This is my brother's car. It will hesitate/miss on acceleration intermitantly. There is no MIL on, no codes stored. The car was at the dealer to fix an oil leak prior to the extended warranty running out at 100,000 miles, they could not find the problem either...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L power seat and tilt column VIN: WBADS43453
Driver's seat intermittenly stops moving forward and rearward. Seat continues to tilt without interruption while forward and back are inop. I have replaced for and aft motor condition remains the same. Customer is now complaining of tilt column intermittenly i...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L trans n overheat displayed VIN: LR34566098
Is it British or is it German That is the question? This vehicle intermittently and with no particular pattern displays Trans n overheat on the driver info board and briefly for 2 or 3 seconds goes into limp mode.This trans is a zf 5 hp mated to a 4.6 litre be...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65563
Hi every one, this car belongs to a friend of mine and i need to know if the Launch X431 or the Carman Scanner can get a/c codes or data on this car as i would want to belive that i should start there. The compressor will not engage and this is a new unit fitt...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L power locks VIN: 3VWRA294YM
stopped working one night when they went to unlock doors with remote. driver door was unlocked. they tried to unlock other doors but nothing happend. domelights stopped working and trunk wouldn't open even with key. first thing i checked was fuses. when i put ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L locked up VIN: VWSA29M5YM
H Everyone, I have this VW Jetta that I got sucked into fixing. Either way my boss has been trying to get a USED radio for it, but the bone yard won't give us the stupid unlock code. We already brought a used radio to the dealer to get the lock code but the r...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M91
I have this TDI that the customer reports losses power while climbing a long steep grade, the grade must be miles in length and relatively steep. We check for codes, none found, replaced the MAF with a VW unit. Ran diagnostic output using vas 5052. Checked boo...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSP29M02
Hi VW techs Have this 02 diesel come in as no start. Changed fuel filter and have good flow.It doesn't seem to have any pressure.This is my first TDI and I can't get much info on my end.I'm missing somthing obvious.It has rpm signal on the scanner of 250rpm.T...

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1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L clutch pedal VIN: WBAEB7402E
Hello BMW techs The customer never came back to report if the car was fixed, but what we replaced was the clutch slave cylinder and hose from clutch master cylinder to slave cylinder, bled clutch system. If the customer reports at a later date, I will post the...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBA28004F
Thank you all for your help. It turns out that this car is working correctly in that you have to read the codes then push the button again to put the computer in the test mode to properly read the duty cycle. I reset the mixture, and found no other faults at t...
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