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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L oil pressure VIN: WBAHE2328R
oil light and corresponding oil pressure drop and lifter tick after engine is revved or driven hard. restarts cold with good pressure. suspect leak in pump suction like an o-ring or something, but i'd like to find a similar experience before teardown.
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBA6F8327V
my only problem with this repair is i know the problem is the double relay for the wipers i just cant find the location of the relay i even have the new relay its gray i was told there was i few colors for differant systems.i have looked in the e box which is ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34XGM60871
We got a 99 BMW 540i. The costumer took to the dealer first, the car had codes 28 - Fuel trim adaptation Malfunction(Bank 1) & 29 - Fuel Trim Adaptation Additive Malfunction(Bank 2). Dealer said car has a laek at the int. man. gaskets. We replaced the gaskets ... Trouble codes: 28 (29 -), 29
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJHY1740L
Thanks In Advance for the help. This car has 2 blower motors(one on the right and one on the left) in it and both of them do not work. I have checked all the fuses and gone over the wiring diagrams in mitchell and alldata which seem to indicate that the proble...
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 ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55FXV
this one is probably to simple to post, but im stuck!! the third brake lite is inop all the other lites are ok, the bulb and socket, and wiring appear ok , my wiring diagrams arernt clear. if im overlooking the forest for the trees, please let me know, thanx i...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Battery VIN: YS3DP75G61
Hello all thanks ahead of time for your help. This Saab has come to the shop a couple times with the same problem. After two days battery is dead Volatage at 2.37 volts and car obviously will not start. This problem occured after a couple years of car being ne...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
This car originally came in with multiple codes and we replaced the air flow meter, air intake hose and the turbo shut off valve [diaphragm leaking]. It returned a month later with two codes [turbo press control limit exceeded] and [ecu blocked-inter]. We don'... Trouble codes: P1557 (turbo pressure control limit exceede), P1750 (ecu blocked inter)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29MX1
HI, This jetta is setting multiple codes that are intermitent. I checked the mass air meter and it tests out of range but I find it hard to believe that a single MAF is causing all of these codes I have plans to replace it but was wonder if any VW techs know s... Trouble codes: P1297 (turbo throttle valve pressure), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P1128 (long term fuel), P1568 (idlespeed control), P1579 (throttle valve control module j338 adaptation not started)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Immobilyzer VIN: 3VWCS21C81
Hello all Owner installed a used cluster and what do ya know the car wont start. I have called 2 dealers and they tell me they can not get the 7 didget SKC any more that it is all done through the internet now. My qustion is... is there any dealer techs out th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWTH69MX2
Car will not accelerate and idles rough. replaced MAF sensor as described in IATN helps for other vehicles. It rev's then cuts out. It surges and hesitates. Data from genisys shows readings for throttle pot to move when pedal is operated. Any help is welcome. Trouble codes: P1152
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L SES light VIN: WVWSK61JX3
Car will trigger an SES light and a P2181 after driving. It is not immediate, predictable, or reproduceable. We clear the light, it may stay out for days. We replaced the thermostat again, this time using a genuine VW unit. We also replaced the coolant temp se...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L shift from park to drive VIN: YV1SZ58D62
when shifting from park or rev to drive a pause then hard engagement. the more times you shift the harsher the jolt, no codes and updated software has been installed. fluid has been changed, no problems found in harness. reverse has no engagement issue at all....

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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs motor VIN: SAJKY1742L
thanks to all who replied to my help. i talked to my customer to make further test and informed him about the possibility and he declined to fix it because he did not have the funds to fix it for the time being. i'm gearing towards the pressure switch. thanks ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WEBBA48D33
Hello Guys, Thank you very much with your help I have solve this problem. I mentioned that I had replaced the fuel pump relay and didin't solve the problem. Once again I made a mistake. As I was reading other similar problems on iatn, Mark had replace the wron...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5M
Wow...what a basketcase for a reasonably well-kept, reasonably low-mileage 300E. Anyway, onto the good parts. Took the head off and sent it for machining. Turns out that 2 valve seats loosened causing the leakdown readings I posted. Put everything back togethe...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil pressure VIN: WDBJF55FXT
most replies stated the obvious oil pump problems(pickup broken, damaged, or stopped up) pump is chain driven from crankshaft(found no problems there)oil filter housing has 3 valves in it(anti drainback, filter by pass, & a valve to drain housing when filter i...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E9T
Thanks to all who helped. I think I through everyone a curve ball when I condemmed the EGR valve at first. As I said, I had replaced the valve with three new ones and all three valves leaked the same..pretty bad..but in the end it seems that MB compensated for...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L engine
Hello and thank you for your insight. the customer has yet to decide what he will do. based on the replies I received I provided an estimate for a used engine with 50k miles ... the local mercedes dealer quoted 20 to 25k for an engine! and I quoted 1000.00 lab...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L engine noise VIN: YS3ED58EXX
Just about everybody told me that the noise was a partially clogged oil pick-up screen. I listened at the oil pan while the engine was running and the noise was louder. After a teardown confirmed the diagnosis, a new pick up tube and reseal solved the problem,...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L steering rack VIN: 13423FASDF
We placed the rack froma different supplier & the pump. flushed the lines out. see what happenes!!!
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
hey guys thanks for all the help alot of you guys hit it right on the head. We removed the driveshaft and the vibrations went way. we replaced the driveshaft viscous coupler and threw a new set of tires on it and sent it packing. By the way we didnt have to do...
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