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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBACG5328S
Car comes in cutting out under a load. I scoped the engine and found plugs and wires breaking down. Replaced plugs and wires. I drive the car and eveything is ok. Customer drives car for two weeks and calls me and says something is going on again all of a sudd...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L SRS Light VIN: WBANA53554
Greetings techs, A newer BMW than we usually see, however our Launch was able to pull the code 93D8, "Deactivation: switch center, steering column switch cluster", and also reset the light. Not quite sure what that means, and neither is Mr Mitchell or Alldata....
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L abs/tccm VIN: SAJPX1840W
Car came in with P1637, P1648, and P1720 codes. (CAN link ECM/ABS control module, CAN ABS/TCCM Token missing, Vehicle speed circuit). Vehicle was running when arrived, however, after replacing the L/R wheel speed sensor and the TCM the speedo no longer operate...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L master VIN: SALPV1447X
Hello fellow iatn members. i replaced front and rear pads on this range rover. when i pushed the caliper pistons back in i did not open the bleeders. now the vihicle has poor panic stop type braking. the pedal will go the the floor on hard braking. i also have...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
hello to all i have a big problem this mercedes it will die on 1/2 tank of gas we put in new pump with sending unit and cranksensor car left costomer called back said car died agian we go and check gas is half full we put in one or two gallons of gas car start...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Pinion Shaft Oil Seal VIN: WDBJF65J12
I am not very Familiar with Mercedes, So I just wanted to double check that I wasn't getting into a nightmare by doing the pinion seal, loks fairly basic but mitchell is calling for 4.3 hours so I just wanted to make sure I don't have to set up the differentia...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L ABS controller VIN: YV1SW53D11
Car came in with MIL, ABS and STC light on, fault code readout revealed VSS (left front)malfunctioning. Reading the ABS system, we got the following codes: Speed sensor codes CAN-Bus Code ABS pump code First, the check engine light was on intermitten, after a...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Starter VIN: YV1S29501F
Hello guys. I dont do euoropean normally, Im hopeing someone can help. I dont have the car here, it is dead at his house, I dont really want to tow it here for fear of it needing to go to volvo even if I figure it out, nearest dealer is 75 miles away, anywho t...

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1995 Audi A6 2.8L Reverse Lights VIN: WAUGA84AXS
Thanks to Jurgen for the summary of the circuit. The gray/green wire of terminal 4 goes to park/neutral position relay in panel under left side of dash (#4). Then out on terminal S4/RF as blue/red wire. Turned out to be a defective switch, as well as, a corrod...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Thank You, to all that replied! I had to break away from Service Writing and get envolved in this one, which is very hard for me to do, since Service Writing is a big job in itself! It turned out that the two new cam shaft sensors we purchased were defective t... Trouble codes: 112 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit bank 1 or singal sensor), P0340.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6331X
i thought i could do more than one update, the problem was and is intake leaks, first in the intake boot, the main acordian peace and the small one to the idle air valve, next in several small lines that i had to remove the intake to find, there is also a crac... Trouble codes: P0300, P1188, P1189, P1250.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1090161200
Thanks to all who responded to our request, especially Martin, who gave a good detailed procedure to set up the FI. Most replies stressed new filters and clean fuel. Adding injector cleaner and driving first seemed to be in order, which is what we are doing no...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
thanks for the help, we replaced the terminals at the o2 connectors under carpets, they were corroded. Trouble codes: P0141.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L cylendar head VIN: WVWDH63B81
At this point in time, I have been unable to utilize the great advice supplied by all, which seems to be right on the money. The weather has warmed up above freezing and the conditions on the 2 cars I referred to have not returned. If and when they do, I have ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L front pump VIN: 3VWCK21C43
thanks for all that replied- it did go to the dealer for warranty replacement of the entire transmission
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation, Surge
Time is running out, but it's not fixed yet. I share what I have learned at this point. Dan said to check fuel trims and MAF. Fuel trims are very good within +3%. So it's not MAF. Tom said to check PCV valve and plumbing. All checked good. No problems found. B...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29541
well this car is fixed... it was the map sensor after installing it in about 2 minutes.the voltages were just what my vantage pro said they should be .i had 1.91 v koeo and .77 with engine at idle the fuel trim was -36% before replacment and + 20% after replac... Trouble codes: 101 (mass air flow sensor).
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