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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L starting system VIN: WBADM6331X
this car came in with the turn signals not working.. we found a bad general module and replaced it ..this fixed the turn signal problem.. the car sat for a few hours and when we went to start it it would not start, no crank.. we tested for poer to the starter ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441204
This vehicle towed in to us not running after being parked for 8 years. Fuel system totally gummed up. We are replacing fuel tank and pump, accumulator. Have cleaned the warmup regulator and the next problem is that the piston in the distributor is stuck---can...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L asr light VIN: WDBEA36EXN
hi mb tech this 1992 e 500 mercedes came in to the shop with check engine light on at times and ars are light on at times.had dealer check for codes ,di code 028 no reception from ea,cc,isc n4/1,n4/3,n4/4. lh 017 no reception from ea,cc,isc,020 can transmissio...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E8R
A '94 Benz (C220, chasis, 202 4 cyl twin cam) arrives with hot air from the side ducts only. No mode change when commanded. No temp change when commanded. 7 codes stored in the AC module as follows: 28: intermittent referigerant pressure sensor short 52: I...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ESP module VIN: WDBRF64J92
warning light was on(abs)(bas)(asr). comp hook up showed code-- C1114 rt ft speed sensor implausible-- then replaced rt ft speed sonsor. then after replace- next code was rt ft wheel speed sensor was jumping. replaced hub and then code C1114 was back in system...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L gear box light VIN: YS3DM58V1R
i have a gearbox failure light that comes on after about 20 minutes of driving. seems to be temperature related since the colder it has been outside the longer it takes to come on. when the light comes on it seems to go into limp mode. stays in 3rd gear i beli...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21COX
customer complaints of a slight misfire mostly when vehicle is cold but it has happened when hot also every time the cars comes to my shop it seems to be working perfect. Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWNA63BXX
vw came in running but leaking coolant. leak was at the head gasket. i installed a rebuilt cylinder head. after over 30 miles of smooth,no problem test driving the car died like the key was turned off. we have negative polarity pulse at the injectors and at th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Booster/Mastercylinder VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Hi Group I need some help on this one. Around 5 months ago this VW TDI came in with low power complaint and strange hot smell, it was diagnosed with a bad brake booster. I had seen this problem before and after several test drives we were able to experience t...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Vehicle has a recurring VVT code. I have changed the oil and , removed the VVT actuator and cleaned it and tested for resistance and duty cycle, and cannot find a problem with the valve. Is there any known problems with the gear portion on the camshaft?.Vehicl... Trouble codes: P0015
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L rh rear area VIN: YV1VW29581
rh rear area (pass. rear) screaching, kreaking noise when going past dips at good speed only on that side and worse when 4 people in car. has anybody heard this noise, its a rubbing type noise and loud louder the faster you go into dip. thanks

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
Thanks for all of the replies, everyone said exactly the same thing, MAF, we replaced it and so far the light is off. I should have looked closer before opening a request. You guys are great again thank for all of the help. We see very few euro cars and did no... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0172.
1987 BMW 325e 2.7L 2-3 up shift VIN: WBAAE6404H
Removed valve body and found c clutch frictions/steels had improper gap. Removed transmission and dissasembled. Found intermediate sprag had burs on the splines, and would not fully seat. Replaced clutch pack, cleaned, and istalled sprag fully. Trans now works...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8324R
Thanks for your replies! and special thanks to Dana [...] for providing full code descriptions. They are long so I suggest reading replies to this post.To sum it up these codes set due to a rich OR lean condition for more than 10 seconds. Or being key as I was ... Trouble codes: 203 (02 sensor control), 210 (02 sensor control).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
As complicated as it seemed the fix was simple. I found that when the top is fully open the switsh S8 (S231, convertible top lock, left) ( detects unlocked & top dead center) has to read closed unlocked, it was reading open unlocked and confuse me. I ...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBSBL90710
Hi, all members: Thank you for replies. Someone suggested me to check fuel pressure thoroughly, I did it and replaced fuel pump. After a week of test I think the car is ok now! Thank you very much! Trouble codes: 129 (Catalyst converter protection due to fuel insufficiency).
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37432
removed fuel pump and checked fuel sample smelled normal but very brown in color drained tank refill with new fuel new fuel pump and so far so good we suspect bad gas not sure thou was darker in color than gas usually looks and has no problem since
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L all window operation VIN: 5UXFB33503
I was surprised to only get one reply to call the dealer for help. What we learned was to reset auto function the doors must be closed. We were able to reset the right front and both rear doors, left front still would not. We removed the door panel to double c...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L rear defroster VIN: WDBHA22E3T
The problem was the Combination Relay N10 {wiper motor, heated rear window + turn/harzrd signal}, which is located in engine compartment fuse/relay box, besides the brake booster underneth the plastic cover. {Part #[...]} Thanks to Steve, Robert for the...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD58H6Y
Like i said, something stupid. The intake boot had gotten blown off the turbo. Replaced and all is ok. Thanks for the help guys. Trouble codes: P0300.
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