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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
i have one that the left front window is inop. i replaced the window switch,window regulator,general module with no luck. i also checked door wiring and is ok. i have voltage at the switch and only one wire to the motor has power and the other has no ground or...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L gear monitoring VIN: WBAAR3348Y
Hello BMW Techs This transmission is setting code #48 for the transmission , but does not show any slipping and is shifting fine, our concern is ,if really has a problem or not?, we cleared the code and it was set again. Please advise of what kind of troublesh...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L fault code VIN: WBAWB73597
help bmw techs- we have this 335 which has had an upgrade that brings hp to 360 and torque to 380. goes like mad but it feels like it may have a intermittent slight mis fire at low rpm/high boost- scanned with auto logic- has code 2ded-undefined-cleared and dr...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Charging VIN: AB93A6DN01
The owner loves this car. It doeswn't want to charge properly though. The ignition switch, alternator glow plug relay have all been changed. When you run the vehicle there is no charge, (and the light on the dash does not come on at this time, does come on whe...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights VIN: WDBJF55F2T
hey everyone,i have this wonderfull mercedes another shop replaced the battery appx. 2 weeks came in on hook with batt. dead. charged and load tested batt. found good.i checked the charging system and found only a 12.8 volt charge with engine running,a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L rearview mirror VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Hello everyone, First of all, I apreciate to all of you who read this post. Customer is complaining of rearview mirror moves while driving. I verified the concern and yes, way to loose. He brought in a new rearview mirrow identical to the one on the car, exce...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L windws,interior light(s) VIN: 4JGAB5XA12
no start,no cranck.when you turn the key on, no light on the dash board.replaced the engine control module,car starts,turn the a/c fan on car died and unable to start.need help.
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L compressor VIN: WPOAA2992V
This came with a leaking compressor, I had a new compressor, so I replaced compressor, drier, exp. valve, o-rings, flush system, put new oil,made deep vacuum, charge with 1 pound and 14 oz of R134a. Both condenser fans working good ( 2 speeds)pressures 25psi i...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N8W
So customer complains of "chugging" upon decel and return to idle, especially in traffic jams. Dealer put DI cassette and plugs, didn't fix it. I never got the car to act up on me, had my helper drive it for fourty five minutes and it did it once. Tried to sta...
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WV2ZG0258C
I don't really need help here, I'm looking for someone who can find an engine code for me. I have a replacement engine with the code letters "VC" and I can't find any information or even a listing for that code clear back to 1977. I don't know if this was a no...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
I have the VW that just keeps coming back. As the history repair says, car was originally towed in for died going down interstate. Spark was shooting out the side of the coil to the bracket. Replace coil and sent customer on his way. Called three days later wi...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Vehicle came in with trans in fail safe mode . 3rd gear only. Checked codes with modis in global obd2 and got code po715 which does not correspond to vw codes. I cleared codes and trans now shifts fine . what does this correspond to in VW codes? Thanks in adva...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5DF67J74
anyone no this code this is a desiel 1.9 engine .its been getting poor fuel milage,any help thanked ahead of time,ask for more info.thanks Trouble codes: 17656 (start of cold start of start injector control diffrence)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M92
wanted some advise on this vehicle-weve had jettas in our shop with p0118 codes-replaced sensors checked fan operations- weve pulled waterpumps off and found impellers broken off not circulating coolant-is that something that is comon on these cars-thanx brian Trouble codes: P1296, P0118
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Surge VIN: WVGPZ77L74
Hello everyone and thanks for your help. this vehicle is owned by a regular customer of mine (other cars) who purchased it outside of California and brought it into the state. They have had numerous problems with this vehicle and it has spent many days at a de...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1V1FA8841L
Once this Volvo gets hot it cuts out injector pulse and spark. Has 3.3 volts going to the pickup coil and 7.5 volts going to the "A" circiut on the coil. I can not find what these specs are supposed to be. Tune up parts are new. Any ideas here would be helpful...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Unknown VIN: YV1AS8209N
One of my students brought in a family members car to replace the clutch. It seemed pretty straight forward, but after getting it back together the car would not start. When cranking it acted like the timing is off, cranks slow, then quicker, sputters and back...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
first i want to thank everyone that responded to my request. well this one seems to be done thats my it took so long to close my request, because i wanted to make sure it did not come back. when i lift for the night the audi's a/c controller would stay illumin...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ign switch VIN: WBACD4326T
thanks to all for the ideas- it never failes the weird stuff comes in when your main bmw tech is on vacation!! we used the ideas given and were able to rotate the lock- thanks again to all- greg and crew
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGK2328T
thank all who helped the car had 3 problems, 1 was under the pass/seat wires were corroded and had a bad connection. repaired, car still didn't start. second problem: the main relay was burned. replaced relay and wire terminals to relay, car still didn't start...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.2 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDB22C2F
Thanks to everyone who responded!Didn't know about the 'afterglow',Vehicle is operating normally and no longer blows fuses.Idle has cleared up also.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
i put in a fuel pump relay so far costomer has not came back thanks for all your help sorry it took so long to close ive been very busy and no time to close sorry for the wait
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBLJ0G7Y1
thanks everyone for the advice. I did not realize that the crankshaft position sensor would not set a fault code if it stop working. replaced and problem gone. mark
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Safety VIN: WP0CA29933
Hi Techs, Thanks to all of you guys who tried to help, John [...] Florida gave me the right location which brought me to the exact location but let me tell you, I hardly understand why the engineers could have came to a decision to locate it there when there ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
I think I fixed this one by disconnecting the ECM and cleaning the gound connections near the ECM. There was a fair amount of leaves in the cowl area that may have contributed to the gound connection problem. Thanks to Marcy who suggested the gounds under the ... Trouble codes: P1128, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0134.
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