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1991 BMW M3 2.3L fuel & temp guage, tach, all warning lights except VIN: WBSAK031MA
we are going in circles now. does anyone have a clue what could be killing this circuit? when the #10 fuse wasn't blowing instantly all the above circuits worked properly. does anyone know why when fuse 10 blows why it kill tach,temp and allof the above mentio...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Hello all BMW tech. first, Thank you to all who reply, i got this bm came in with check engine light, eml and dsc light on, customer state car lost all power, she was on the freeway and could only go 40 mph. she pull over and cycle the key then it ran normal, ... Trouble codes: P0601
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L radiator VIN: SALPL16431
hi every one i have this land rover that came in with the radiator tanks broken and the water pump leaking. replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat and filled with new coolant using an air lift. started it up and was doing good at first and then it o...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WDB1070421
The last time I saw this car was back in 1997. Since then, it was driven daily until the A/C system failed, then it was garaged and had been there since 2002. It was towed in to get it up and running again. A new battery, fuel system flush, & O.E. plugs were i...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L High idle VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Hi Have a constant high idle [2300 rpm]. A used contol unit and idle air valve was tried at another shop. When the idle air valve is disconnected the idle drops to 600 rpm. I was told by a tech hotline that with the valve disconnected the valve should be open ...
1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5.4L clutch master cylinder VIN: WPOAA2923R
hello porsche techs, i have a 1994 928 gts. the vehicle came in with an empty brake fluid reservoir. i found that the hose from the res. to the clutch master cylinder had a split in it. almost impossible to replace. had to remove the clutch master cylinder wh...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L a/c VIN: WPOCA29905
Hi techs, I have this one, that came with a leaking evaporator. I Replaced it with an aftermarket new one and the expansion valve and drier, charge with 1 pound and 14 onz of R134a. Start engine and turn on A/C, put temp. control knob at max cooling position, ...
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)
1995 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L Hard starting VIN: 3VWFF01H5S
Hello, I have an intermitent hard start. Inspected glow plugs - draw was 80 amps cold.Each individual glow plud tested around .8ohms(note has 2 new. Noticed when started poorly glow plug indicator would not light. Relay appears o.k.According to my diagram ther...
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L automatic control VIN: YV16GA8748
Thanks in advance for your help. This car is crazy! We replace the auto heat control unit once because in auto mode after running for a bit we could only get full hot or full cold when turning the temp control. Since then it worked fine - sort of. The heat pa...

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
Well it seems that the plug was the problem at the front of engine for cam adjuster. Got all together and the codes are all gone. Thanks Wayne and Dan for your help Andy Trouble codes: P1536, P1060, P1479.
2003 Audi A4 3.0L transmission VIN: WAUZZZ8H13
Hi All, This car was refered to the dealer.They replaced valve body & upated software.Vehicle is now fixed.Thanks to all that replied
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L temp gauge VIN: WBAHD6316N
Although the customer never returned with this vehicle, and we were not able to complete the repairs, I did gain some useful information about the BMW gauge systems.Donald from Florida said'Any other dash or gauge problems??? How about the SERVICE LIGHTS/OIL I...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cd player VIN: SAJHX6043X
After playing with the cd cartridge release button we were able to extract the cartridge.I could not find any problems with the cartridge stack.Reinstalled cartridge and system has been fine. Customer has used the cd changer a few times since and has had no ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L rear rotors/pads VIN: SALPV1543Y
Could not find anything wrong with this vehicle,used Land Rover parts originally ,caliper slides were free,caliper pistons were fine,all 4 pads worn down equal amounts. Possible that the master cylinder could be a problem but it's an expensive guess.Put afterm...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Delayed/double shift VIN: WDBGA32E5S
The problem was the front pump starting losing pressure and everything started going crazy.THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYBODY, (3 PEOPLE)TRYING TO HELP.I HAVE AN EXELLENT RATING BUT THAT OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING TO MOST.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L battery VIN: WDBNG70J72
After a week of waiting and no dead battery the dealer that brought us this car got tired of waiting and picked up the car. Several replies suggested the rear sam module,possibly getting damp. Another possibility is the seat control modules, mentioned twice. T...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS Module
Thank you all for your responses. I have decided to send out his module for repair. I was unaware of the possibilty of this. Thanks to everyone who replied even those that yelled at me for trying to cheat the system. :)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M6Y
Thanks for the help guys the sys. control module problem made me decide to send car on to dealer.I am seeeing more problems that are traced to a pcm/bcm ect and then find it has to go in for reprogramming. I think the trick is going to be in finding this out q... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0306.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: YV1LZ5647W
It wasnt easy but I took out both senders and put them on the empty setting. It still read 1/4 of tank so I replaced the right one and it fixed it. Thanks guys
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
The customer has told us that the MIL has come on again. The vacuum leak that we repaired at the throttle module was not the solution. I am desperate so I will change the coolant as one response suggested. Another response suggested changing all four O2 sensor... Trouble codes: ECM29.
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