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1986 BMW 325 2.7L tach&speedo VIN: WBAAB5400G
tach & speedo stop working at times
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83481
Attn BMW techs. I have this 740il that has no codes in a/c sys. all values seem to be ok. When the car is in a/c mode, there is full heat coming out of the pass side face vents & the drv side is ice cold. The vehicle has a rebuilt title so i do not know what d...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
We have been dealing with this code for a while, they are code p0172 and p0175, both banks rich. We had replaced fuel rail due to contamination and fuel pressure high, so we repaired with new rail and regulator, now pressure is 45, which is ok. We had replaced... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Vehicle stalls out at above 1/2 throttle with excessive missfires. Fuel pressure is good. Spark plugs are new. All coils operational. Vehicle idles good. Tested new maf sensor, no change. Checked voltage out puts from throttle actuator to ecm. Found from pin 7... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBFA68F1X
The vehicle came in with no gauges working, no lights on the instrument cluster, poor brake ability i.e has travel, ABS light on & Park brake light on. But, the car itself drives fine. The customer said that the battery was flat when he went to start the car, ...
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L Convertible top VIN: WPOCA2962N
need help with electrical problem on this 968 cabriolet. car came in with no power to convert top. All fuses in main panel ok. Checked for power at motor and found none. My all data says something about a module and gives no location. Also found no power to sw...
2005 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L MIL on randomly
Car came in for Check Engine Light on , it was off but had a code 18996 stored in memory (I'm using the red brick with euro package) It called the code "unknown" . The folks had the car at the dealer a month ago when the light first appeared and they said tat ...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1KS9612S
Attn: volvo guru's ;;;customer brought in car after changing injector rail himself due to gas leak. car has a surge at idle after going into closed loop. I have replaced intake manifold gasket due to leak at #1 ; there is no carbon on the intake valves; the ti...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548V
Got a code 410. pulsed air system. Dont know why my mitchel cd does not list that code # but has the air injection codes under 445-448. Anyrate,I can hotwire the pump and it works and I see the air coming out of the hose going to the check valve. I replaced th...

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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L smokes VIN: WBADB2401F
Thanks to those who replied. The problem was the pump timing. Our info was schechy at best. Alexander from new hampshire help with explaining that the locking pin position for the pump was in the 8:00 area. we had it pin at 6:00. It makes a big difference. The...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADW6333X
well techs,all of you were right on.some said abs brake module,some said ignition switch.the module fixed everything but the radio & brake lights.after coding the module the radio would work intermitantly when cycling the key.replaced switch,all is good.looks ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2200652
Hi everyone, Thanks to all that replied to my help request, everybody was right, the crank sensor was faulty (its easy to get to,its located on the bell housing behind the left cyl. head), I removed the old unit and tested it agaist a new one, and found abou... Trouble codes: P2034.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL lamp off VIN: 3VWTG69M41
This client has chosen to skip further repairs and register the car outside of the DEQ with relatives who live in Timbucktoo OR, the problem is definately the instrument cluster (17), double checked by me disconnecting the always reliable ABS controller to mak...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B32
Thanx to all!!. Yes this vehicle was repaired incorrectly by another shop. TDC the motor to find intake cam was out. Last man had the chain at ther rear for the head at 15 rollers. I was able to move one tooth by removing all cam bearing caps and the bolts for... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor - G40 -signal unplausible).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M74
Thanks for everyone's replies. We recommended following the TSB and replacing the coil pack and plugs. She declined repairs at this time (said she didn't have enough money.) If it comes back I will give you an update. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L battery VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Thanks for the help. I did go back and checked to see that the module go to sleep. I waited 15 min and they still draw. One reply said that volvo has a software update for some of there modules for draw trouble.All of ther modules must have software downloaded...
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