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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L smokes VIN: WBADB2401F
Car is now difficult to start. Smokes very Bad. Having trouble with setting timing for cam. My info is not very good on this car. Also can not find info on what the compression is suppose to be. I really beleive this motor is wore out but customer insist that ...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7323T
Hello BMW Techs out there, This little car is a real pain. It originally came in with the idle wavering between 700 and 2100 rpm up and down like it couldn't find idle speed and it smells really rich. Found the plenum adjuster (the plastic butterfly inside th... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction), P1140 (Manufacture Controlled Fuel Air System)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDA510002
i have this 2003 z4 in the shop that keeps triggering a check engine light.. we have the i scan scanner but i can not get into this car except through generic obd11.. in there i get a code p1415 auxilary emission control malfunction.. ive looked all over for t...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L rear air bags VIN: SALTW12421
Hi fellow techs, hope someone can help with this one! I have a discovery laying on the ground in the rear. I jumped the compressor and it runs but it seems to pump air to a hose that goes nowhere in the drivers side frame. I've traced the hose to what looks li...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L blower motor, VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This vehicle came in with no blower operation. I think fuse that operates blower is fuse for climate control in fuse block by left front strut.I am really lost on this type of vehicle. its a 400se . I looked thru help , and fixes which a lot say about fuse, an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDBHA23E4V
This M/B C230 car comes in with the capasity full of refrigerant. We have not replaced anything at this point just checked the capasity. The problem its having is that the compressor will engage for a couple of seconds then shut off. This compressor is a denso...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Valve Body VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Hello all. Heres a pretty specific question. We have this 99 E320 4matic that we are trying to remove the transmission valve body to replace the oring seal for the multi-pin round electrical connector. This connector (for the electronics in the valve body)is l...
2000 Mini Galant 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A33AA46G1
Just some general infomation befor I tear the dash out of this thing to get to the computer. Ended up with this car from customer. They did no want to put money into it. Orginaly came in with a crank but would not start. Have fuel pressure, compression, and fi...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall, stall in gear VIN: 3VWSA61H5W
Customer complaint, car stalls when put into gear, reverse or drive. We have had the car for a week and have been unable to duplicate the problem. We gave the customer back his vehicle and low and behold the next day he has the problem. We tow it in from 60 ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L front turn signals VIN: 3VWSS29M11
I inspected vehicle for front and front side turn signals inop. i found no power at lamps with key on turn signals enguaged. I looked at wirig diagram and found splices that affect all turn signals and my wiring diagrams and information does not give me the lo...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ABS Module VIN: 3VWCK21C02
Customer states that when she was driving all idiot lights came on like a christmas tree. ABS, CHECK ENGINE,BRAKE LIGHT, and then went off and just the ABS light and BRAKE light flash. We put Snap-On Modis on to see for any codes in ECM or ABS systems. We coul...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS961XS
volvo techs... this 95 960 needs to have the codes read, but the diag connector by the left strut tower does not have the push button or the led. this car is not obd ii. the 6 hole board and the teathered peg exist, but the cavity for the button and light are ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L oil press VIN: YV1SW53D01
we have a v70 wagon,the low oil press light comes on when the engine is warm.We have repaced the oil pump,oil sending unit,two "o"rings inbetween the oil pan and the block.We have oil press gauge on the engine and the oil press is 7 psi should be 14.The engine...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Auto headlight aim and Air bag VIN: WAULC68E53
Hi and thanks to one and all. There's no way around using a scan tool to reset the airbag and headlight aim warning lights. Three replies mention a Vag Com scan tool, while one each mentioned an AST PC retreiver and a Hanatech. At the moment I'm waiting to hea...
2002 Fiat UNO 1300CC No Start VIN: 9BD1582401
Thanks… what a wonder group. My first concern was how to retrieve codes from ECU but there is no way to blink codes on this systems. Must use a scanner with appropriate software but... Antonio [...] and Lucasz gave the information I needed. Coolant sensors use...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJEA51D83
Hi Guys, Vehicle is fixed and ready to deliver. Thank you ALL for the help. I have been repairing cars for 20+ years, however, I admit this Jag had me concerned. I had NO ALL DATA to get info from and had never done a pump on this particular vehicle. Just to...
1996 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner .0L Front gear case VIN: 1FUXDPYEXT
I got no responses to my question. I got a friendly Freightliner Dealer to fax me the instructions.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans in limp mode VIN: WDBJF5TJ00
thanks for all the replies that I get. The problem was a bad alternator. I was suspicious but sometimes was checking good . After leave the voltmeter connected to the battery and drive it I found that at idle the voltage was drooping to 11.5 volts and as soon ... Trouble codes: 022 (CCEFP actuator signals in limp mode), 098 (Can problem -no data reception from ASR), 30 (Can-no data from EA/CC/ISC n4/1).
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Crank VIN: WDBFA68F8F
Repair of the GM solved the no crank/start situation. This was a sublet repair for another shop. The other shop owner stated that the owner of the vehicle said the SRS light was on before and declined the repair. Thanks to all that responded to my post. You gu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L shift interlock VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Hi all thanks for all the help i have fixed this beast about half of the replies were replace the brake light switch and the other half were bad shifter assemblies I finally got it to act up and had no signal from the brake switch at the shifter solenoid I rep...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch pack VIN: 3VWSP69M42
Thanks to all the help, the pressures were low consistanly, t.converter was tested and found to be failing...hope this help someone...
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