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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L steering/suspension VIN: WBADE61080
At first this 1997 540 client complaint about a low speed shimming when lightly pressing brake pedal (speed about 40mph and under). I checked discs and hubs runout and it was ok. Despite of it, after assembling two new front discs this low speed shimming went ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 451FU78612
i have this 2001 e46 325i in the shop with the service engine soon light on, the traction control light on and the dsc brake light on...there is one code stored in the ecm.. code 217 can bus egs signal.. i tried to get into the transmission control module but ... Trouble codes: 217 (can bus egs signal)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALPV1248T
Thank you for any help or suggestions you may have. This Rover is "pushing coolant out of overflow and getting air into cooling system, at that time we lose heat and gauge reads very high, the only thing that seems to be consistant is worse when very cold 20d...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
The customer bought this vehicle in MA and drove it to Pa with no problem. Got in the car next day and car will not accelerate over 1500 rpms. Idle is a little unstable but not bad. If you use cruise control the car drives fine and will accelerate up to speed.... Trouble codes: 18 (cam timing selenoid), 104 (fuel safety shut off recognized), 035 (o2s control system rich stop mix too lean), 022 (cc/ea actuator reports limp home mode), 06 (isc), 095 (adj cam timing selenoid y49 open or shorted)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L windows,mirrors,seats VIN: WDB2200652
hello everyone.car presented with electric seats,mirrors,windows and aircon not working (aircon may be a seperate issue).i have scanned the car using carsoft and it tells me both front door control modules are not responding,how do i check this is the problem ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
First, please forgive my ignorance on this matter. This vehicle runs and drives fine, but had recurring P2031 & P2081 codes. Alldata has limited info on testing this vehicle, and no listing of these codes whatsoever. There do not appear to be any other sensors... Trouble codes: P2081 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit intermittant Bank 1 Sensor 1), P2031 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWSA81H6V
Radio is now in "SAFE" mode but display will not change to 1000 so we can enter code. We have the radio code from the dealer but cannot get radio to go from "SAFE" to 1000. Dealer says to hold the two buttons to the left down after turning on radio. This cause...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B41
Came in with bogs & jerks on acceleration, ck engine lite on. Had no power to even move. Replaced MAF got power now but cruise it surges with steady pedal. Touched batt. cables together. ran ok then until drove it a while and it surges again. with emmission wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0441, P0135
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS5511S
Hello All, I hope we can get someone that has experienced this. We have an oil leak that seems to be rear main seal leak. Because of the lack of access we cannot tell if indeed it is the rear seal. Is it possible that the mating halfs of the block(bearing sadd...

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L washer pumps VIN: WAUVT68E32
The problem on this Audi was fixed by finding the blown fuse for for the intelegance module (GEM) #37, the washer switch runs through two modules which there are no schmatics for . I recived four replyes to to this problem three of them were right on the money...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L hard start warm VIN: WBAHE2327S
Seventeen replies with much useful info. Bottom line is the replacement engine is nikasil. While compression is good, leakage is 50% on the two cylinders we checked. Many of the suggestions are appropriate, but moot until the block is replaced. Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: 68 (knock sensor 3).
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAAM5343Y
thanks to all who responed to our problem. a combination of one pivot not moving freely and the cam arm not in the right position. the info you guys sent with voltage and diag was very helpful on eliminating the switch and module. thanks again thomas
2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA24C82
HI: Thanks to all who replied to my post. John hit the nail on the head, got the wiring diagram and verified o2 sensors position. Sure enough both front and rear o2 sensor connectors were switced sides. bank A to B and B to A. The only explanation i have is th... Trouble codes: P1316, P0301, P0302, P0300, P0304.
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L injector driver circuit VIN: WPOAAO949D
I haven't actualy fixed it yet but I'm sure I will with all the leads everyone gave me. I'm going to start by calling Programa then if they say they can fix it I will send DME to them. If not I will just call a few of the junkyards that everybody suggested. My...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L hard start VIN: WVWBP21J21
thanks to all the replies...injection pump timing seems to be the deciding factor here...very, and I mean very little movement of the pump gear to shaft adjustment makes dramatic changes...basically my coolant sensor is the proper 'green' color and when engine...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LS5526R
Suggestions recieved included plugged crank vent, with the novel test of tying a latex glove around the dipstick tube to see if it swells up, leak down test (done) intake valve crud (inspected when injectors were out) MAF (tried a known good) AC voltage (none)...
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