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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L climate control VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this old AUDI that is making me more than a little miserable. We got it in because it would not blow out the vents at I installed a junkyard programmer and now it seems to operate the vents. The problem now,...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS, TC, Hill Descent VIN: SALTW15481
It is one more Discovery II with same problem. In other DiscoveryII we started from replacing wheel hub with new sensor. Then put new upgraded speed sensor with long wire to the computer. Still same code read with Autologic: "Left front wheel sensor signal int...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Starting VIN: WDBAB33A7C
engine will not start when below 32 f. the glow plugs as well as the glow relay/control were checked and seem to be working. the only question i have is in regards to the coolant temp sensor .how does it affect the controller and how can it be tested. thank yo...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Tachometer VIN: WDBCB20C3F
Hi MB tech's, Using Alldata to check this tach it says to check the pick-up on the trans by using a wide srewdriver and tap it and should see tach move, not working, then pull cluster and check at plug-in (voltmeter) still no action. My question is it looks a ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L gauges Fuel, MPG, Oil pres VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Help Mercedes guys!. This 1991 500SL drove in the customer said the lights were dimm. When he shut it off it would not restart. The battery only had 9 volts. Also most the time when he put the blinkers on (right or left) the gauges ie: oil pressure, MPG and...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGBAB54E4
Vehicle sets #2 cyl misfire when held at 3000 RPM for about 10 seconds. Check engine light starts flashing and control unit cuts out the injector. Plugs, Wires, and air mass meter have been replaced. I have swapped coil and injectors from other cylinders and p... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 Cyl Misfire)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L power door locks VIN: WDBRF64J63
The left front door lock did not lock with the remote unit or from the center switch and when trying to unlock the button on the door vibrated up and down. We installed a new lock assy in the door now the lock will unlock from the remote and from the center co...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L front stut VIN: WDBWK54F36
Hello Fellow Techs. customer carried in strut and spring assembly to r&r spring from bent strut to new oem strut. new strut appeared to have 4" shorter shaft, twisted, pulled,and pushed, trying to extend shaft,customer returned to dealer where he bought the st...
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L clutch cyl VIN: YS3CK55B8M
the clutch system gets air into it. And the customer stated the last time it happened the brake fluid( feed off the same) was low. Has anyone had problems with the abs system pushing fluid out to make problems with the clutch system. Any ideas and help is Grea...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSB81H2W
Replaced ignition switch and NEW DORMAN clockspring -- road tested and everything fine -- after a few days customer returned with an air bag lamp on --code 00588 (Air bag ignitor Drivers side) 1)I did not turn on key with airbag /clockspring removed 2)No l...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L cabin sensor VIN: WBAAM3332X
Thanks to all who replied i got some things to look out for and i know where the cabin sensor is not but the customer has decedied to take vechile to dealer where they have the scanner to commincate with it thanks to all who took the time to reply best regar...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA5333XF
car is fixed there is a crankcase vent valve under intake manifold this has a vent hole that is not supposed to be leaking first when we smoke test we found 2 hoses leaking we repair those hoses but never smoked test againg replaced crank ventilation valve & p... Trouble codes: 154 (202 -), 202 (p0150- o2 sensor), P0150 (o2 sensor), P0170.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Signal Indicators, Radio, Soft Top VIN: WBABS53471
Sorry for the delay in closing. (Was waiting for customer to return for lamp module replacement to verify fix). Called customer prior to closing post and she is going to wait until total failure. As to probelm with vehicle, after receiving information from fel...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L transfer cas VIN: SALTL16463
Thanks for the responses. The concensus appears to be that the noise inside this transfer case is not normal. I had already ruled out the parking brake as one reply suggested. So I drained the transfer case oil to look for debris. There were several large flak...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
I have to give you guys the credit who replied, gave me a number to call you. Thanks so much for the help Robert and all the rest of you. After talking to Robert yesterday on the phone, it became clear that the engine module has to be matched to aam and keys. ... Trouble codes: P1570, B1040.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L sos light VIN: WBDHA24G3Y
Thanks to everyone who replied!!! Seems the SOS light is always on when the system is activated. The customer in this situation activated it after the vehicle was stolen, so the light was never on before since the system was inactive. Once again thanks to all ...
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Interior Lamps
Having looked at wiring diagram, lights have conventional door pin switches that ground the alarm remote control unit under the drivers switch. this in turn grounds the lamp, gives the interior lamp delay and the switch off with ignition and door lock. Howev...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EE48Z2Y
Thanks to all for the many replies. It was an overwelming response of the ABS/TCS unit. It was an expensive part $2500.00 but it fixed it. There were some options for remans, but the customer wanted to go new. Thanks again. Hugh Trouble codes: 1925 (no bus comunication with tc/abs).
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C34
thanks to who replyed . found that the intake is dirty and the actuator rod was binding for the turbo waste gate. lose of power and black smoke. soot in the intake would also blow out when ever this would occur. Trouble codes: P0101, P0299.
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