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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L 4-5shift VIN: WBAH32328R
well guys i im starting to think this is a case of ever since syndrome car came in for major service and front end rebiuld, apon leaving customer comes back in complaining of long/late shift from 4-5th gear,test driving found it doesnt shift until about 5300 r...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Limp Home modde VIN: WBACA6320R
We tried replacing the TCU but still have the same problem. Unfortunatly my euro scan tool wont do this year. So we are stuck with manuel code gathering. And DVMM testing. Trouble codes: TC23 (Range selector switch)
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Charging VIN: WBABG1321T
hello, this bmw is not charging i have installed two reman bosch alternators,and one carquest battery.voltage at the alt. is 12.7 at larger post and 1.25 at the smaller post. ialso checked voltage at the ign. switch,it appears o.k. gronds and other related pow...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Rough on cold start VIN: WBADT33441
BMW Techs please help! I have a 525i with a complaint of roughness on cold start. I have not seen this condition and yes I know the first step should be to verify customers complaint but the powers that be (aka service writers) have not suplied me with a cold ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
The car came in with Mil light on - has codes P0365 (18) and P0505 (204) - reset and both came back after 1 test drive - do not have much history with this vehicle and not much trouble shooting capability with our scan tool - any common problems here - car has... Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft sensor - position B cicuit bank I), 204 (Idle Air Control)
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L transmission VIN: SALHV1245L
the customer said that the gas pedal got stuck under the floor mat and when the car wouldnt stop they put the transmission in neutral and then tried to put it back into drive with the engine reved up. now it drives but only in second gear and after a few secon...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDB2200701
This car came to the shop to replace a front shock absorber. The next day I started the car fine, parket at lot and then next time I went to move the car but the key does not work. Check all fuses and ok. Customer gave me a thin key part number [...] and ...
1990 Saab 900 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3A175L5L
The master cylinder was replaced due to low brake pedal & previous attempts to bleed system. The vehicle is only used on weekends in summer & sits all winter & brake fluid had not been previously been replaced. Thanks to all who reply ( mike).
1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DP35G7X
hey guys I need your saab expertise on this one. car came with mil complaint no driveabilty concererns. saw the o2's were on the lazy side with the milage reccomended replacement as normal service. removed and replaced the sensors also replaced the fuel pump r... Trouble codes: 1641 (fuel pump relay), 1135 (o2 circiut), 1141 (o2 circuit)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E1X
Under normal driving conditions problem is not apparent and code is not set. Under hard acceleration @ highway speeds, and turbo boost noticeable, vehicle will suddenly and violently hesitate as if ignition was suddenly cut off and then back on. Turbo boost ap... Trouble codes: 1549 (Charge Air Malfunction)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
I have tested all the induvidual components the glow plugs all work with 12 volts I replaced the coolant temp sensor and the glow plug control unit because it had melted the power lead The problem is that the glow plugs do not stay on long enough with the temp...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: NO VIN
Hello my Iatn friends. i have this V.W that the front windshield wiper motor is stuck or works very slow. i need to replace that motor but the problem is with the plastic cover under the front windshield it is stuck with no bolts or clips that i can see. i ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1LW5572W
On 07/20/06 the vehicle came to us with the CEL on. we found code: 411 THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR, SIGNAL TOO LOW. We replaced the TPS sensor and released the vehicle. On 08/28/06 the vehicle returned with a complaint of stumbling off idle when cold but no CE...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L communicaton
good morning: gosh i recieved 17 replies for this one. all without exception says the abs unit computer is bad. that was my original suspesion , and youall confirmed that.. only had one that had the same code that was generated by the abs unit. it was marc. ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Condensor fan VIN: WBAAM5337X
The fan that the body shop replaced was defective. The fix for this car is a new fan. Thank you for the replies. If I can ever help you let me know!
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBABM3348Y
The owner has not returned from the field, looks like he may not be back until the time limit for this post has closed. Looks like the #1 contender for the cause would be the pcv valve and/or hoses, located under the intake manifold. There is a BMW service bul...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel &glow system VIN: WDBJF20F8V
Hi everyone, sorry for the delayed closing. It was out of my control; custumer was out of town and i didn`t know if the car was fixed or not. Any way, he called me back and told me everything was okay except for the shifting on trasmission that i think, or shi...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Accessories VIN: WMWRC33412
Thanks so much for the needed help. Fix was easy, with key in off position press and hold the odo reset button, while holding button turn key to the '1' Accessory postion, keep the button pressed for approx 5 more secs until the current SII status appears in t...
2000 Other European passat wagon 1.8L code 16826 VIN: WVWBA23B7Y
gave the vehicle to another tech in the shop. he found that purge valve not sealing properly causing leak intermittantly. now all is gooood... 8 key cycles, not returning. THANKS STEPH!!!
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
This problem is F I X E D. The short story, 4 new injectors. The long story. Building on input I got from David (Indiana)I had concentrated on rest pressure leak down. The system pressure would falls down to zero within about 2 hrs or so (not always but ... Trouble codes: P0300 (without check engine light only on the last visit. was not stored on the 1st visit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M4Y
hello to all! I would like to thank all who participated in my immancipation of this 2000 vw and its problems. Special cudos to Scott from New York, and Donald from Florida. They helped with my problem, it was the ecm for the abs system. When i disconnected it...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AW8800N
Found a cracked fuse #6. The crack was right at the end where it wouldn't be visible. I was checking the feul pump relay and voltage fell of while cranking causing feul inj ecu to not allow ignition ecu to fire signal to the powerstage..So my no spark problem ...
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