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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Windows/Sunroof VIN: WAUKE5444L
Greetings. Windows and sunroof are inop. Located power window sunroof control unit and found red and black wire which sends power to all the switches is OK. However there is no power at the individual switches. According to track schematic, the power wire labe...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WAUBA24B3X
I would like to know if there is some other place I should look to check for a fuse for the cruise control.I also would like any suggestions of what I should do to find the problem on this car.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Front Left Turn Signal Lamp VIN: WBAAM3331X
The Front Left Turn Signal lamps are inoperative. I checked for a bad bulb but it was good. I checked for power and there was non. All the other lamps work, including the fender mounted turn signal. I traced the wire back inside the dash and I was trying to l...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L air bag VIN: WBAAV53451
I posted a help request last week and had no good resonses so hopefully someone will send something that is usefull I have a code 01 drivers air bag module. There is no diagnostic info for bmw air bag systems in mitchell or alldata. Looking for any help, air b...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6047X
Car was brought to my shop because he was told I could fix his pressure there. Car will go into performance restricted state after driving for about 5 minutes. Only codes are P0455 which I have determined is the valve on the right canister that do... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Gross leak), P0332 (Knock sensor B low input)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L rear defrost VIN: WDBBA48DOH
I'm hoping some of you long time benz techs can give me a resistance spec for the rear window heater grid. customer states defroster dont work.I checked power and ground at the connector to top and` both are good! Resistance across grid 2.7 M Ohm. This seems H...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E6T
This vehicle will come up with this code about every 4 days. When the light 1 st comes on vehicle will hesitate and idle rough. I have tried to check the values of the mass air flow meter but the values aren't anything close to given values on alldata. If some... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF55WEV
Remote control locking system is old model (regular metal key on transmitter) Engine starts but will not run. Red and green alarm lamps on rear view mirror will flash alternately after turning ignition switch to start position. Locking and unlocking are worki...
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS module VIN: YS3AL35T2P
Hello: This excellent Saab is in for routine maintenance and I cannot get the ABS unit to cough up codes. The help line told me what my mitchell told me, the ABS module was on the left fender..not. I found it under the rear seat along with the two wire check ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall, LIMP HOME MODE VIN: YS3DF58K52
we have determined that the throttle body is malfunctioning.the last 2 saabs that needed a throttle body we sent to dealer for repair. i now have the v tec scanner with saab software. does the throttle body replacment require reflashing the software.can this b...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L reverse/drive VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
I just bought a vw jetta, claim's the tranny is bad, I got it running today, after a long sit, no reverse, but did have drive untill it warmed up good and hot, I did pull the battery tray and check for bad wire's, and made sure it was full, if I did it right. ...
1985 Volvo 245 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, smoke VIN: YV1AX8850F
Ok Volvo Wizards. This old dog passed smog with the reading posted (idle = CA 15mph dyno readings, cruise is the 25mph) on 9/14/2006. The car has been sitting since and we tried to resmog last week. It was driven slow from one shop to another, then on the way ...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS5504P
This is a customer house-call. I get to the customer's home, pop the hood, start the car, and start going the simple diag. procedures. -Battery voltage (car off) 12.9v -Battery voltage (car @ idle) 13.9v -Fuel pressure / flow (visually looks good) no fuel pr...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L evap VIN: YV1KS961XS
hi i found a slow leak in the evap and replaced it. the system won't get any colder than about 60 degerres. replace the reciever drier and the fixed oraface tube. we found vacuum leaks in the recurculation motor and the floor shutter and capped them for now. a...

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1990 BMW 520i 2.0L Hard start VIN: WBAHB31040
Thanks for a the replies. I don't know why i didn't check this before opening this request. Steve [...] had the suggestion. I had the fuel pressure gauge on over the weekend. Came in Monday morning and it was on 0 psi. Hit starter, fired and died with 0...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L 1st gear VIN: WBAGD8320R
Many people suggested to replace the tranny, however after a simple valve body rebuild/ update, the car is as good as new. there are two plastic check balls that wear down and actually push through the valve body separator plate and cause problems. The new ch...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Block VIN: WBABM5343Y
I thank everyone that responded, this network is a blessing! I made the decession of replacing the block instead of drilling it out and inserting it due to the multible emails I got suggesting how hot this engine must of gotten to pull the studs. One gentleman...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L blowers VIN: SAJAV1345H
2 unrelated problems. faulty compressor clutch. replaced compressor assembly. Blower problem turned out to be a faulty fuse box on right side. Thanks to Ken, Jason and patrick for their info on faulty fuses and holders. Turned out the backside of the fuse box ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1244W
thanks alot i cleaned the throttle body, it was pretty nasty looking, and the part load was clogged in the valve cover. afterwards the car ran great, no more problems. thanks again
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 2-3 shift, VIN: SALNM22202
Well, it looks like this will have to go to the dealer for warranty issues on the trans. We have gone as far as we are able to. As suggested, we looked at posssible ABS and traction control probelms, but did not find any problems there. Thanks for the help guy...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Turn signals VIN: SALNY22222
Thanks for the replies. It was the ignition switch. Had only 5 volts off one of the terminals.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2N
Checked all suggestions, thank you for your input, all appeared okay. EGR valve checked good with hand held vacuum pump. 20 days ago installed new EGR valve, cleared codes, and told customer to drive car. He came in this morning and paid the bill, no check ... Trouble codes: R2 (oxygen sensor), R5 (egr flow).
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 33E2TA2886
Well Thanks to all who help the bird had a bad brake switch and it was causing the abs, ets, and check engine light to come and it also had the cam code stored customer was not to concern but i was the heads or engine has never been worked on that he knows of ... Trouble codes: P, 1341 (CamShaft Control Logic Chain).
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L mil VIN: YS3EB49E33
This code turns out to be associated with the shifting paddles on the steering wheel. It came up undefined because I was using outdated software on TechII. Mea culpa. The car went away and will not be back
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAA81E1V
hey thanks for all the info. i was hoping to get the car in to fix before posting a reply but it the customer wants to wait till the next service to check it out. i am going to try cleaning the throttle body and reseting the learned idle first and see what hap... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation limit).
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