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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
About 3 weeks ago we replaced steering angle sensor, attempted to calibrate sensor and our system would not work, also noticed that the headlight failure lights lit up and also right rear taillight failure lit up, we sent vehicle to dealer to calibrate angle s...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
Hi BMW tech's we have one that the customer says at times they hear a fan running 2 hours or so after car has been off. and battery is dead the next morning. We have not had this problem happen to us and have checked for a draw with ammeter after about 20 min ...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
Performed the chain and tensioner R&R as a preventive maint. on this car yesterday per cust request. During repair I noticed that the intake cam on the pass side was not aligned with the ex. cam during disassembly. The drivers side lined up fine with the cam h...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Have code p0411 intermitantly. I am having problems finding any test procedures or electrical specification for the air injection pump circuit. If anybody has suggestions on valid tests for the pump please let me know. JEFF Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J51
Vehicle came in with the above codes. Code descriptions could be fuel trims above limits either rich or lean. I assume the system is lean due to positive numbers. I cleared the codes. At idle, the fuel trims were normal. LTFT was 0% and STFT was switching betw... Trouble codes: P2085 (Self adaption of mixture for left bank at limit at part load), P2086 (Self adaption of mixture for left bank at limit at idle), P2016 (Self adaption of mixture for right bank at limit at part load), P2017 (Self adaption of mixture for rightbank at limit at idle), P0170 (Lean bank 2Generic), P0173 (Lean bank 1Generic)
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29922
This car idles rough but is smooth above idle. There was fluid spiting from the rh (cyl 1-3) exhaust and it had a strong (hot) coolant smell when it first came back. I did not drive this car before the clutch work so of course Customer says it was fine before.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detection), P0301 (Misfire CYL 1), P0302 (Misfire CYL 2), P0303 (Misfire CYL 3)
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L cluster VIN: YS3DD58B6W
I have 2 of these cars with the same condition - 1 is in the shop now - instruments/gauges inoperative most of the time (as well as illumination) I have inspected the harness near radio it appears ok& is well retained out of the way of radio - warning lights d...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
checked system and found secondary air injection inlet valve not holding vacume. i want to replace the vacume line but i can not see how it hooks up to the valve. so my question is how do i get the line, valve out? i started to take things off and it looks lik... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L brake slowing drag down after driving awhile. VIN: 3VWSP69M32
car came in with a fading petal like a master cyl. bypassing. tech replaced but no help, talked to vw and they said a power booster was the fix. got an after market from napa cured the fade, but after driving awhile the brakes start to drag. shut it off for aw...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, fuel pressure VIN: YV1KS9604T
Just a question about fuel pressures on this 960. I replaced the original fuel filter to start fixing the running problem(loss of pressure under load) While changing the filter, I saw the service fitting before the filter, so I decided to give it a try and rea...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L water pump VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Thanks for all the input. It seems that there are many that have installed the new pump with hard to turn impeller and have had no problems. Several Techs said the seal has been known to stick to the shaft. I did not want to chance my time on a known issue wit...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Center Dash Vent VIN: EA30D7KA99
Well, Thanks to you guys this M.B. is fixed and the customer is very happy. As you all said I had a bad vacuum servo on the center vent. Jon from Fla.gave me an answer that worked well on this old gal. Remove the center vent. There is a screw accessed through ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23EXU
Hello all, This was an exercise in futility.The customer is a jerk who feels my time is worthless .My tech installed a new genuine CKP sensor and it fixed nothing.I also checked the wiring harness for deteriation and found none.My wave form for the CKP was '...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L srs system VIN: WDBNG70JX2
thanks to all who responded,a look under the right rear seat revealed a missing teleaid module, ignorance is not always bliss. thanks again
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front crank seal VIN: WPOCA2985W
thanks for all the replies. everyone said to replace the oil seperator. it has a valve on top(PCV valve?) which goes bad and allows manifold vacuum to be applied to the crankcase. just for grins I put a vacuum gauge on the dipstick tube. it showed 13.5 in. the...
1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Monitors won't set VIN: YS3CF68M6T
Thankyou to all who responded.All advice including thermostat change,cam timing inspection,smoke testing,etc.. had been performed.This car also went to the dealer for an ecu swap without success.We are currently stumped.I'll post at a later date the eventual r...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWR81H0RM
Hi everyone - the fix for this car was to unclog the overflow tube coming off the head with a bent coat hanger and compressed air and burp the system by filling the reservoir @ 2,000 rpm while the reservoir was unbolted and raised as high as possible. It took ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L 4th Gear VIN: WV2EE0708S
Thanks guys, This is an odd year. Only a VW scanner will communicate. If it were a year earlier or later a generic scanner would work. The trans ended up being bad as I did recieve a good description of proper shift procedure. The battery can be disconnected a...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L door lock VIN: WVWMA63B6X
I recieved 5 replies to this help request. The customer didn't want to spend the money for us to pull the door panel to determine the exact cause of the problem so we never got it fixed. I pulled the plastic access cover from the passenger's side and saw what ...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LS8315S
We removed the transmission and found the tone ring had been damaged due to a bolt that had come out of the rear seal retainer. After replacing the flywheel/tone ring the engine runs fine and all paterns are normal. I do not know why it only affected a certin ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS5576W
Finally, the customer brought the vehicle back, we removed the abs module, after checking continuity of the speed sensor wires at the module, and sent off for repairs. We charged the customer $150, a lot better than buying a new one and we get a lifetime warra...
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