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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L engine VIN: WBACD432XW
Hey all you bmw techs, I have in my shop a 98 328i that had a used engine installed in it at another shop at times this engine will not start, has no spark. Alldata says cranksensor is on the front of the engine on the 1998 model however after checking out the...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch switch VIN: WBADE5324W
Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem and I wonder if anyone can give me a hand. In the shop I have a 1998 540I sdn, 9/97, [...], 6speed. The clutch master cyl went on the car, I purchased a new updated replacement, the replacement has to be insta...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cylinder block VIN: WBAB235144
Has anyone ever time-serted these blocks with the baums jig and tools for repairing a stripped head bolt hole?
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Alternator VIN: SAJEA51D63
This X-Type came to us with a dead battery and a non-charging alternator. The battery was replaced, since it was the original, and the alternator was replaced. As soon as the engine is started the battery light comes on, but it DOES charge for about 15-20 minu...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L tire sensors VIN: WDBNG84J44
Customer has corrosion problem with tire pressure sensors. The tires are filled with nirtogen, and have copper, chrome plated valve caps. All sensors are corroding and causing the caps to seaze to the treads. Its like they have been exposed to salt, (east coas...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L pass window glass VIN: WPOCA29812
Good Morning fellow techs, I have this car here that is a great customers and they just bought it. The passenger side window doesn't go down 4 or 5 millimeters like it should when opening door. Drivers door works fine. Hear clicking noise when pulling on door ...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L tsas top control unit VIN: YS3DD75B85
car has problems with convertible top - top will move with convertible switch activation but hangs and a ratcheting sound can be heard from tonneau motor when activated - timing issues are obvious as top hits rear seat headrests when top is moving. i have fixe...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKP37W5H
customer states she stoped for gas and vehicle would not restart. came back later vehicle started, drove apx 5 miles home shut it off and it would not start. sense its been here at shop it stalls after it heats up and wont restart for apx. 10 to 15 min.all hel...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB21H1R
Have this 94 Jetta towed into the shop the other day, customer was driving it and the car simply died on him, could not get the car restarted. Found fuel pump was not kicking on found that computer was not grounding out the fuel pump relay. We jumped the relay...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
After checking all items according to the information provided to me by all you great mechanics I was able to find a broken o-ring at the pump and the motor on the pump was bad as well. Replaced the o-ring and the pump and all works great. Thanks for all the... Trouble codes: P1411 (secondary air injection fault), P1423 (secondary air injection fault).
1983 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Stall VIN: WBAEB8403D
thanks for all the help from EVERYONE !! because this was so intermintent , it was very diffucult to nail it down . the e.c.m was the problem , after spending MANY hours sitting on this car monitoring the system thanks again for all the help , lewis
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6324W
Thanks for all the replies. Code 195 indicates a small evap leak. Found the evap valve not closing all the way. Trouble codes: 195.
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAY1346F
first off thanks to paul fromGA, larry fromVA and steve fromNM for taking the time to read the entire post, now here's the goods, tried to direct wire the circuits that the diode pack was controlling(it worked but the diodes keep the starter relay from stickin...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDC1631722
I wish to thank everyone for their input on this subject This truly is not something I expected when I first logged on. Once again to all a big thanks and great stuff. As it turns out the airflow meter is the cause of all the problems, even though it was the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (a miss cyl5), P0306 (b miss damaged twc cyl8), P0307 (a miss cyl 7), P0700 (read etc fault memory).
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WPOAA0914B
Thanks for all the replys, they were all very helpful. The problem was the yellow and blue wire from the starter to the fifth injector broke somewere in the harness. So I just installed a new one. I did have to lower the motor to gain access what a pain but it...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C8X
Thanks profusely to the 10 people who took the time to respond. As I suspected most of you pointed to the problematic purge valves on these cars. They can be tested both on the car with a scanner or off off the car with a 12v source. Sometimes they are defecti... Trouble codes: P0411, P0455.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B23
Thank you all for taking a look. The customer opted to take this one out to the dealer as they have offered coverage under the certified program. Thanks to Jeff from Cali., Tom from Indiana, and Chad from S. Dakota (always a wealth of info) but we had no oppor... Trouble codes: 17748.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L oil temp. gauge VIN: WVGZE57L14
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the help I have received. Finally we solved the problem. There was a short in the wiring harness.
1981 Volvo 242 GLT 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4557B
Wow, 41 responces. Being a sponsoring member has great benefits. This Volvo is fixed. Once I got the vehicle up on the hoist and disassembled the fuel pump/accumulator, the picture of this system became very clear. There is a small hose on the rear of the accu...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1FX8842M
My new hero is Dave, problem was a radio supresor relay on the right fender attached to the coolant res. This relay feed voltage to the injectors, I had a nano light flash on the injectors and a good pattern. Dave suggested I jump this relay which I did and pr...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LS5576W
I recieved many excellent suggestions from our great group including replacing the IAC valve, which I did & this cured the P1507 code being set. I checked & rechecked all grounds & power leads as several respondents suggested. & ran many tests including wiggle... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle air control low).
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