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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
Hi Gents, I have a 540i bmw I located the light control modul on the driver side kick panel. I have a grey wire with a red trace with a short circuit. I beleave that wire is the dash light circuit. Sometimes i get power on that wire and some times not I beleav...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L fuel system VIN: WDBJF82H5X
Once stalled, no fuel pressure, no spark, just cranks. Voltage to the CKP ok, all electrical sensor voltage seems correct. I'm not a MB tech, so I'm looking for some help/ direction on process to identify problem. I'm a Chrysler/Dodge tech who trying to help a...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBUF70J93
Hi to anyone reading this. Was able to confirm complaint fairly easily. Road test and at light throttle in 3rd, 4th and 5th noted a shudder. I think 1st & 2nd gear do not have enough of load to have symptoms appear - not sure on that. If you let off throttle, ...

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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front driveshaft VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Well it was as I thought.Due to the stripped condition of the driveshaft and transfer case the shaft wasn't going to go back far enough to remove it normally.I ended up removing the transfer case anyway for replacement,and the shaft came out easily.We ended up...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJDAQ1D51
After several replies & conversations it was obvious that without a factory scan tool I would be wasting my time trying to diagnose this vehicle. I refered the customer to the Dealer. Thanks for the replies. John
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L no start VIN: WVWPGO1GOL
Thanks for all the great help offered.This job like many jobs has caused me to learn a lot about this system I thought I had no fuel at the pump ie no smoke on crank. I hooked up a gravity feed tank(lawn mower) and the engine ran fine I then openned up the tan...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L No Start VIN: WV2KC0707P
I did put a ignition coil on and still no fire, I wasnt surprized because I was getting no trigger to the coil. But I did ohm out the coil when I had it apart and it did fail that test. The customer did not buy the computer so it has been towed out. Thanks for...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake booster VIN: WVWPD63B3B
Well not quite sure how i fixed or if I did fix it. We did a complete system flush (2nd) time and refilled system with VW supplied dot4 fluid. We also lubed eveything in the brake system that moved. So far either the problem is fixed or its not been cold enoug...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRS29M61
thanks guys for all the replies. looks like something I won't be able to hadle here at the shop. I'll send the car to the dealer to have them program the new computer. thanks again.. Trouble codes: 18020 (engine ecu coding incorrect).
1964 Volvo 122 s 1800CC Stall
thank you for the 21 people who took time to answer . the fix was to install a pressure regulator at the fuel pump , to lower the pressure to 2 psi .it has a new pump in there , but it may not be correct for that car , because it puts out 8 to 9 psi . also the...
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