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2003 Audi A4 1.8L headlamps VIN: WAULC68E23
this car was involved in a frontal crash . all parts were replaced with o.e.m components . the lights the car called for are xenon . due to cost & availibility , we install non xenon headlamps . we now have a warning indicator on dash that comes on upon starti...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF4327R
Vehicle has code 15, primary ignition circuit.I have shop key but there is no info on this code.The car cuts out under a load or when accelerating at18-2000 rpm hot or cold.Above 2100 rpm its fine.Also have missfire codes for all cylinders. TPS and crank senso... Trouble codes: 15 (Primary ignition circuit)
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7331W
Hello everyone, I need a little Euro help. I have a 98 328i that came in last week with the MIL on and a stalling complaint. I do not have any Euro scan tool so I completed a OBD II scan and had DTC'c P0340 and P0505. I scoped the cam sensor, no signal. I repl... Trouble codes: P0505 (IAC control)
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L monitors VIN: WDBE6WEH62
This is kind of a strange post and I normally wouldn't do put a post like this. Can not get 3 monitors to set. Evap, Oxygen, and Catalyst. I know the catalyst monitor won't set enless the oxygen is set. I have had times that the catalyst did set before oxygen ...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L electric height control VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,I have this 2000 model X5 with height control inoperative.I have pulled codes with VEDIS scanner with euro pro cartridge and got 001 RL sensor,009 contolling time downwards and 010 contolling time,only one side.First question ,does 001 refer to height se...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8347Y
While graphing the air flow meter, evidently we touched a red hot wire to ground while the car was running. The car shut down and has not restarted. I have the noted codes. I have replaced the air flow meter to no avail.I send the ECU out to Fla but they did... Trouble codes: 230 (Accel Pedal Pos sensor), 232 (Accel Pedal Pos Sensor 2 signal too high), 117 (TPS incorrect signal), 118 (Tps 1 signal too high), 119 (Tps 2 signal too high)
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convertable top VIN: WBACN33421
Complaint was convertable top does not work. Customer stated that top was working then started to fail ,when down the top would come up only a foot. Checked for codes my scanner will no communiate with control module. Checked fuses ok Replaced switch becau...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37432
car towed in no fuel pump operation, replaced fuel pump, filter, and new relay. customer took car and drove 3.5 hours then parked over night in am. no start towed into other shop they found fuel pump no good worldpac. supplied another new fuel pump and relay c...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY124XV
Hello I have looked for any vaccum leaks and there are none. This rover will idle very high cold and somewhat that way when warm. The tach likes to jump around all over the place, I replaced the Iac and cleaned the throttle body. But still the idle is very hig...
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L transmission VIN: SALNE22202
Transmission Failed, we pulled transmission, now we are trying to find information on this unit, which appears to be a Mazda-Jatco transmission JF506E. We have been unable to find anything on Shop-Key, perhaps maybe some of you Rover Techs know where we can g...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L electrtic windoq VIN: WDBDA29D8P
i need help from an experienced mbz guy, the right rear window doesnt go all the way up(about an inch from the top) the problem is the little peice that attcvhes the window to the door is broken, the dealer sent a peice that supposedly fixes the problem (part#...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rpm, temp, fuel guage VIN: WDBJF55FVA
All help is greatly Appreciated
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WPOAAO944F
has mutltiple misfire on cyl 2 & 3 losing spark primary pattern unstable scope test of ref/speed sensor show a good pattern but resistance test shows open on ref sensor pins 25 & 26 at DME. Do both of these need to replaced at the same time or can they be done...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L motor VIN: 3VWRA81HXT
Okay this one is confusing. Checked everything. The car does not run on supplied pressure from the pump. I crimped the line and even unplugged the fuel pump and it wanted to run for 10 seconds or so. 12 volts to pump check good is that what is soppose to be? I...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 9BWBP21J31
We have only done 1 repair related to glow plugs on this car. Customer called stating that the car is at the VW dealer for the third broken egr cooler tube in 6 months. They are telling him that the injection pump is "vibrating" and "working too hard" causing ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L traction lamp VIN: 3VWDD21Y93
Hey all you VW techs, I need help. A customer of ours slid on wet leaves and hit a curb with the R/F of her beetle. This bent the tie rod. She drove away and the traction lite came on (a circle with a triangle inside?) We did a tie rod repalcement and then an ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L starting VIN: YVILW61J5Y
Hi Volvo tech's this car came with a intermitant code 1690 comunication between ECU and Immobilzer causing a no start at times. Question is before we really get into this problem does it need to be reprogrammed first, there is not a dealer near us so it's not ...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS91DX2
need some help installed a rebuilt transmission [ 4t65e]in this volvo 1 week ago customer complains of long cranking before engine starts. no codes are present. once engine runs it does not stall. we replaced crank sensor on top of trans [ reads off flywheel] ...

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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L heater core VIN: WBAGR4318L
Sorry,but I have to closethis post,beacause customer does have the funds forthis repair.I did receive many helpful replies.Dash does not have to be removed to replace the core itself.Remove the console,then the radio fascia,there will be metal bars that have t...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: WBAHE2313R
Hey thanks for all the replies, one of them talked about seating the ball joints and that helped a lot. I have also found the wheel center ring is missing on one side so will get new ones. And one of you mentioned a STRUT SHIM that shim's the bottom of the str...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L code 33 VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Thanks for the help The problem we found with this car was the vanos its self.we called someone we new at the dealer.When we read the data on the scanner we seen movement on the scanner for the cam sensors from .05 to about 1.02 % , but when the system is work... Trouble codes: 33 (intake cam sensor bank one).
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WBABM5343Y
Found cylinder head has crack between cylinder number five and six.The machine shop said this is a common problem with the head.the head can not be fix.we have buy new head.
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJHX1747S
Thanks to all who helped on this one. The problem turned out to be the ECU, although I decided to open it up and take a look. The solder joint at pin 11 was cracked at the joint. I resoldered the connection and all is well. I have a very happy customer! I gues...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L "miss" at idle VIN: SAJHX1249W
most replies refered to valve timing problems as did the archives. all chains & tensioners were in good condition(probably already replaced-no history-used car purchased @ auction)some replies indicated problems with VVT units mostly due to lack of oil changes...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L datc VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
thanks to all that replied. the heater control valve was the fix. this is a hard vehicle to diagnose because the heater control valve has 5 hoses coming out of it. it also has 3 sensors that control how the heater control valve works. these vehicle are hard to...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L lack of acceleration VIN: WDBKK49F81
As stated in the request, the pedal sensor was checked for proper voltage and such. All was good according to information available.. Guess What? One reply nailed it! The fix turned out to be the pedal sensor asm. Received several replies for oil contamination...
1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Ignition system VIN: SCAZS42AXC
Many Thanks to all who responded, & most particularly thanks to Philip, for sending the diagram segments. The troubles seem to have started when a previous technician went to replace the relay which controls the starter solenoid and also provides the bypass ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWMD23B2Y
So after a lot of agrivation, its finally done. I tried to code myself but no luck. I used the web site and came up with this code, Login: 09557 and Recode: 04257. Still the controller wouldnt accept it. Brought the car back to the dealer again,...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Yes this one is fixed, we did need to code the ASR module, coding table for ASR control modules without CAN-bus, MANUAL trans 00000 auto. trans 00003 codes for ASR modules with CAN-bus 1.8 turbo, MANUAL trans. 00022 auto.trans. 00021. Special thanks to bruce f...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 3VWCP21C41
I double checked the vac. line routing, ran activation to test solenoids, checked all hose clamps, and looked for intake restrictions. I did clean the intake and try yet another maf(our first). I did not notice the total lack of power, but still felt slow, and... Trouble codes: 17964 (charge pressure negative deviation p1556).
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