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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGK2328T
car was towed in to my shop with a no start condition, performed following tests. fuel pressure tests: pressure ok. no codes are in system, car has spark but no injector pulse. checked cam sensor: ok. checked for crank signal: ok. checked basically everything ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADE6320V
Techs: car was started next door and when customer pulled onto road..cut off...pushed into our lot and when you crank it starter stays cranking, rpm gauge says 4,000 rpm's...won't fire off so turn key off and starter stops cranking. as noted above have 12 volt... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8326W
This originally started out as check engine light with a surge when trying to accellerate. We test drove to verify the complaint (engine was warm). We found p0171 and p0174 stored in memory. Long term fuel trim was at +26% on both banks. Engine did not seem to...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans program VIN: WBABS33482
this car came in a month ago in limp home mode. i noticed the bottom of the bellhousing had a drip of dirty fluid. i checked the level, it was fine. so i cleared the faults and test drove it. drove like it should. customer brought it back, limp home again. sam...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63472
Bmw techs I could sure use some insight on this evap system. This 540i came in with the check eng light on and code 93 stored. I have removed the left rear wheel well to inspect vent and smoked the system and found no physical leaks.I was unable to close this ... Trouble codes: 93 (Evap vent system)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L trans lite on, limp mode VIN: SAJDA01D7Y
This Jag came to our shop from a Lincoln dealership that has given up on the car. It was originally sold in the used car side of a lincoln dealer. The new owner immediately noticed that the transmission slipped badly. The Lincoln techs put a used "low mileage"...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBFA63E5R
Hey fellow Mercedes techs, got this 104 six cylinder in this SL which is leaking from back corner of head gasket. Yes, I've seen lots of these leaking here and have replaced dozens of these gaskets with out comebacks, but this one I replaced six months ago and...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L coding for ME1RE VIN: WDBGA51E5T
hi,this vehicle came from another shop the shop owner states his technician had a friend who was trying to assist him.after completing the diagnostics i realize some one have erease the coding on the ME1RE. i dont have another vehicle in the shop where i can u...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignitrion Switch VIN: WDBJF65F4W
This car was towed in with a no start condition. We checked battery and OK. We scaned for codes and found 5 codes set. B1147 for output terminal 15 has short circuit to ground or open. B1156 Control unit Short circuit or open. B1157 Control unit short circuit....
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Sunroof VIN: WDBLJ65G0X
Sunroof runs slow and binds about 2/3 of the way open. Lubed all movind parts and adjusted with no change. Removed glass and am able to run guides for and aft with out binding. Still seems slow to operate. Inspected for any signes of binding or rubbing none fo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBLJ0G7Y1
Hi everyone. When engine comes to operating temperature it will intermittently stall and hard to start. engine turns over but does not start.IF the sits for a few minutes it will start again. I found no stored or active codes.when it stalls fuel pressure drops...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L gas fill slow VIN: WPOCA2984Y
The porsche boxter we have came in for two problems check engine light po446 evap shut off valve which he is not worried about and very slow when filling with gas at the pump i found a repair on another site about tubes at the bottom of the filler neck in the ... Trouble codes: P0446
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Safety VIN: WP0CA29933
Hi techs, Can anyone help me with this one, I am trying to find where the current distributor is located on this car and I can't figure that out. I am not talking about the main fuse block which is located in driver side kick panel, the current distributor in...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L trans shifting VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
VW techs here we go. Vehicle came from another shop after they replaced a bad trans cooler. Now it would not run. I diag as a bad ECM. No spark, no inj pulse and no CHECK ENG light. ECM would not power up MAIN RELAY.Vehicle towed back to their shop and they in...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
this car came in with a check engine light on and 2 codes p1128 air fuel metering problem and po172b bank 1 too rich. i found the vacuum line going to the fuel pressure regulator deteriorated and not hooked up. assuming this was the problem causing both codes ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J82
I'm not well versed with VW but I have a p0420 code. On test drive cold the car boggs. After warm up it's ok. Also the temp light is flashing. I cleaned the connector and have had no problem with the light since. The frt o2 reads @1.5v and rhe rear @.6-.7. Any... Trouble codes: P0420
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L ac switch VIN: YV1KS9500R
Dear fellow techs,Thank you for reading my post. I have this 960 with a flashing ac switch. I extracted code 132,open or short to 12volt in circuit.Mitchel not much help here.I replaced the 2 air temp sensors under dash and also checked power and grounds to co...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1W2550YF
Hello everyone! Got a strange one. Code PO107 Baro/Map circuit value low is trigered especially with KOEO then start the car-the code appears. Not everytime but fairly consistant.The customer only came in and complained that the car was idling low when cold.I ... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/ Baro circuit value low)

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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6308P
Thank yo ufor all input. This vehcile turns out to be a can vehicle. In checking out to power windows not working, that lead me to the power door locks not working. After replacing the blown fuse, (from the shorted wires previously repaired in the trunk lid hi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F2W
replaced spark plugs wires and motorvac thank you to everyone for your help.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L shifting VIN: WDBHA24G1Y
well the benz is gone and it only required the correct gear ratio and axle shafts.the change in tire/wheel diameter did not create a problem.thanks to the five who responded.your input was useful.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Thank you all very much for the replies. We replaced the airpump and tested the new pump to make sure. We ended up with a very bad picture from another information sorce, so early on we were checking the wrong relay. After we got better information we replaced... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air Inj. Malf. Syst. Logic chain).
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Hello fellow techs, this truck has gone home, although not sure problem was corrected. I continued chasing this problem by installing a new maf sensor, which did not cure symptom. I ran some tests on new and old maf sensors where I checked readings from sensor...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Rins fine VIN: WDBFA68F41
Hi you all and thanks , MAF sensor it is. Had on in stock of all things one a customer had ordered and did not come in :-) Glad we did not send back yet. Thanks again George Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfuction), P0173.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L shifter handle VIN: WDBPJ75J82
Almost at 100% on this one. Great response time. Minutes! The shift module needs to be 'personalized' to the car. DAS is required. I have the DAS system but somehow, on Monday, my brain was on vacation. The procedure is step by step walk through. It is working...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, low power VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Ends up that the turbocharger is locked up. After performing some checks that were described in the many responses (back-pressure, boost signal, etc) I realized that the wastegate operating rod never moved while snapping the throttle in the service bay even th...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8748M
Well after 2 days of driving and letting vehicle run the CEL is off and no codes are stored. Before it would set code 312 right away and code 131 would set after driving awhile. The thing that led me to the fault was the buzzing fuel relay. The fuel ECU was cy... Trouble codes: 312 (Knock signal missing), 131 (Ignition RPM signal missing).
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4V1VW2550Y
6 replies. one reply warning about using only OEM plugs on this engine. One reply stating that if one coil is bad do them all as well as the 2 plug wires. One reply for injector problems. One reply for compression issues. One for craked air intake boot or vacu...
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