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1992 BMW 318is 1.8L battery draw VIN: WBABE5312N
i have disconnected alt,pulled fuses,relays,cked interior lights.disconnected feed to fuse block still has there a proceedure to ck draw to power down modules?any help would be appreciated.thanks in advance.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
Came to me with two problems. MIL on anhd code for mass airflow sensor. Sensor was replaced and code has not reappeared. Starts to surge at idle and will die at times. Engine will restart and car runs great off-idle. Engine begins to surge like it is running r...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L heater VIN: 1151171205
Need help with a 75 240D heater. Having trouble getting any repair info on this system. I have not worked on one of these before, so I am not sure even how the controls work. The fan in this car only comes on when I rotate the AC knob. The fan does not have hi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5M
So, I've got a car with a lumpy idle, which is VERY pronounced in gear. Seems to run well off-idle, up above 2300 rpm. Initial throttle tip-in is very hesitant. I've gone through all of the typical issues these cars have. The list follows: Replaced coil due to...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G1X
no speak german. replaced both bank 2 o2 sensors w/no change. cleaned mass air, fuel press checks within specs does not bleed down after sitting. no appearent vac leaks currently doing smoke test for vac leak. any german knowledge would be helpful. Trouble codes: P0173
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L blower VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
The blower motor runs on a slow speed when fan switch is in 0 position. All other functions seems to be normal. No codes stored. Problem occured out of the blue. Is there a way to relearn the fan control? Thanks
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srs VIN: WDBHA29GXY
i have no information on the code i pulled..the code is 34 discription is digital crash output wiring faulty...if i cancel the code it comes right back..before i start tearing things apart to test i would like to know if anyone has a clearer discription of thi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Suction Fan
Before I replace the fan module/assembly again under warranty I wanted to ask if there was anyone else that has encountered this. Is there something else causing the fan to fail rather than a batch of bad fans? The stored fault code I am getting is P2073-004 -...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L clutch pedal return VIN: WP0AB29951
Hello group! Having issues with a clutch pedal... Clutch pedal is slow to return. If you pump the pedal several times it comes back up. While driving at times the pedal seems very slow to return back up. Upon inspection did not notice any type of fluid leaks...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWVA81H4V
This one is driving me crazy!! This car came in last week for the coolant bypass. start, no spark. Replaced plugs, wires still no start. Found bad pcm. (Cust. didnt want new plugs so put the old ones back in.) Started and drove out. 5 mins later ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M3Y
Vehicle came in for timing belt service,now vehicle will not start. Checked timing marks including injection timing and right on the money. Disconnected ECT to verify pre-glow and vehicle starts.I reconnect ECT and vehicle will not start. I disconnected glow p...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L esp&epc light VIN: WV2MB47011
esp warning light will come on then followed by epc light.Will happen at highway speeds after 10 or 30 miles of driving will reset once car is shut off.No codes transmission feel a little slow to shift but than again i dont work on many volkswagon.checked vacu...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifter Knob VIN: 3VWCD21C53
I need to get the shifter handle off the stick (Auto trans NOT the autostick model) How on earth do you get this thing off?
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
This Volvo has a shudder on hard accelleration from a stop.The ignition and injection and all look ok.I didn't notice the first time it came in for this but this time I noticed the traction light came on during the shudder and stayed on after.There is no infor... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3 cylinder)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L electrical connection VIN: WAUEH64B41
Sorry for the late post, but as I'm sure you guessed it was the ABS module. Replaced and all is well. Have a great New Year! Alan
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Cam Adjuster VIN: WAULT64B52
This car appears to be fixed. Was able to talk to the head timing belt tech at the local Audi dealer and he confirmed that they have been having problems with the bolts backing out of the cam pulleys. His technique to remedy this problem is to remove the cam p...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Lighting
thank you for all your excellent advice. thank you for taking time to e mail or fax me the info that I needed,can't ask for anything more specific or more in depth, the help was amazing and out of my expectation,especially considering the timing of my post whi...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Blower VIN: WDBGB34E5P
Thanks to all who replied. I was able to purchase a remanufactured control head made by programa. I purchased it through a distributor called Northside import [...]. Another distibutor is Worldpac 800...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E8R
the customer took the car and traded it without repair
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L 4 way flasher VIN: WDBFA67E7S
The cust is away for the holidays and will schedule when she returns
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBRF84J24
Thanks for all the replies unfortunetly this one isn't quite fixed yet. I did talk to the customer more about the replies given and talked to a Mercedes tech I know over the holidays. Checking fuel pressure was recomended. The fuel pressure was checked last ti...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: WVWZK63B43
it was thermastat sensor under the air intake.thanks for the help
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8749J
sorry about the delay in responding but i still havent recieved ok from cust to proceed. on my own , i ran the car on my dyno while i had some on ebackprobing the injectors and checking for loss of sparkat the same time.i am losing the pcm ground signal, but k...
2005 Volvo s40 2.4L Starting VIN: IDONTKNOWI
Found the problem within the security system . after removing the front bumper I found the siren damaged after replacing and clearing codes car started and ran. The logic after reading the reply from Jimmy in Texas was to locate and damaged parts and trace the...
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