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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L locks VIN: WBABE5314P
Ok this one has me scratching my head as to which way to go at diagnosing the problem. The car will intermittantly power up the ign. just like the key is turned on with out the key in ign. I havent got it to act up but yesterday when used the aftermarket alarm...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE632XS
this vehicle was towed in a couple of months ago for a no start. the customer had been spinning it over a lot and by the time we got it it had no compression. we took it apart and checked the engine timing to find it ok. when everything was reassembled it ran ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L seats VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Vehicle came in with a complaint of the seat going all the way back and the backrest folding all the way down when driver's door is opened. We cleared some codes and that seemed to rectify that problem but the seat memory switch does not work nor is there any ...
code 185 function exhaust vanos, the exhaust cam does not match specifyed value & is noisey on start-up (we are going to do accumaltor update on Monday) car is down on power & mileage is poor thanks Trouble codes: 185 (function exhaust vanos bank 1 fault frequency 49 p0013 B cam position actuator), 178 (cat converter conversion bank 1 fault frequency 1)
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3DF78N7W
Hello everyone. I have this 900SE 'vert here that has an odd [to me] problem. The wipers will stay on the intermittant setting when the switch is in the "off" position. Low and high speeds work normally. I can disconnect the motor, but what I believe is the in...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
car came in on hook last week for no start. we put plugs in it started right up cust. took car and it sat for a few days would't start again we got it back it was flooded tested for spark out of coil, was not good enough, found broken coil. replaced coil found...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow system VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This glow system has the glow relay on the firewall above the brake booster, with the 50 amp fuse at the top of the relay, 12v feed to the right of the fuse, feed to the glow plugs is to the right and left at the bottom of the relay, a bosch style 3pin plug is...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clock VIN: 3VWTG29M51
Vehicle was towed to us after some one tried to jump start the batt. with the cables reversed. the vehicle ran when started, but multple warning lites on icluding alt lite, found alt not charging, I replaced alt and now all is well with the car after clearing ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L power door lock remote VIN: WVWYH63B82
Hello thanks for looking. We have a 2002 passat wagon 4motion awd come from a used car dealer. power windows not working, alarm going of on its own. We found comfort module was submerged in water. Replaced module. everything appears to work except remote. I ch...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B23
Car died while being driven by customer. Towed in to shop. I found no ground to motronic power control relay. Alldata has poor wiring diagrams (help). I can't seem to find what feeds the ECM to ground this relay. I can start the car by jumping 87 to 30 on rela... Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance), P0687 (ECM/PCM Power Relay Control Circuit High)
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1F7UJEYM
Ok Volvo masters, need a little help on this one. 1991 740 8 valve with REGINA injection. This vehicle in park will rev up just fine with no problems. As soon as you take off it falls flat on its face with NO power at all. From reading previous posts it seemed...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L check engine lite VIN: YV1LS5523R
I need refreshed on the procedure to pull codes and reset light. I lent out my Volvo manual, and it did not come back

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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L radio/cell phone VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Thanks to every for the help, the modules were the SOS/Tel Aid module and the C-tell modules. We had to send this to the dealer we were not sure what this would turn into as far as replacing the modules to see witch one was causing the problem. We Thought the ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L not getting fuel VIN: 3VWAA8IE2W
Thanks to everyone that replied.The car was originally for no start found a weak coil.Then no fuel getting to engine relaced fuel pres. reg.must have switched hoses on reg. that's why the 100 psi fuel pres. switched them back and started right up.I do think ...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L shifter VIN: YV1LS5546T
thanks for the help! the ignition switch fixed the abs light and shifter problem, and i found a small evap hose cracked back by the fuel filter. another one fixed with the help of iatn.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5645W
thank you for all the great replies, kinda let this one sit around for awhile as scope did not indicate any coil issues or anything like that, what finally hit it on the head was the help from Don, did the glove test and it gave me the middle finger to indicat...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
A hearty thanks to all that replied! We (including the customer) decided on getting a low miliage used engine with turbo included. This paticular customer is one I care not to have comming back on a repeat basis so best to play it safe. We also will be replaci...
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