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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUGC0443K
Hello everyone, Was hoping you've seen this one to cut it short. Was in for a/c work , ended up a no start in the bay . Found by wiggling the power wires at the coil,{ballast resistor?} it regained spark.Installed new ends and a used resistor. Happened again 3...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6348Y
The car a BMW 528 came into the shop with ABS DSC lights on. We found codes 41, 07, and 81. The wheel sensors and pressure sensor checked good. We replaced the ABS control module and steering angle sensor. After coding the ABS control module we got a code 104 ...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Speedo VIN: WBADN22020
Hi, This is an E39 535 (not 540) with M62 Engine. Basically the same thing. The Speedo does not work. Speedo signal should be taken from the rear left wheel speed sensor. This had a code for the sensor as well as one for “tooth missing". Another Garage fitte...
1995 Jaguar XJS 2+2 6.0L Warning light VIN: SAJNX2344S
Mechanical and hydraulic systems appear to be intact, Anti lock warning light is on, I do not have a scan tool for this system, I do have a break out box installed on it, (and a wiring diagram) Ground is present on pin 1, ign. power is present on pin 2,stop li...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SE .0L kingpin VIN: 1080671202
Hello,I need some old school Mercedes techs advise.I am installing kingpins on this VERY nice old 280 SE.I used Billstein kits and had them reamed in by a very competent machinist.My problem on assembly is getting the kingpin end play adjusted correctly. I am...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBDCA35E1L
This is a longtime customer of ours.He came in complaining of hard to start all the time. Found that the car is flooding on start-up. Fuel pressures check OK, spark checks ok. Sometimes the only way to get the car started is to remove the fuel pump relay. Idle...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E4P
Need help on this one. Customer states he hit a hard bump. Now front hydro suspension is bottomed out . Rear seems to operate fine but front tires rub on fenders.We don't do a lot of MB here. Any help would be great.Fluid is a little low but doesn't seem to be...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering motor VIN: WMWRE3345T
steering motor wont shut off can not find relay
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WMWRC33423
P2097, I know what the code is, I just don't have any info on how or what to check. Thank you for any help... Trouble codes: P2097
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L a/c compressor VIN: WMWRC33443
ok guys. hope some mini tech are listening. have a mini with inop a/c clutch. this is after repaires for water damage to the general control unit, and air bag system. we have verified that when you push the a/c button on the heater/a.c contol panel that the mo...
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Pump VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
Hi friends i need to known if i can remplace the air compressor on this car without the scanner because i have the code 1772 and check another fixes and see what the problem is the air compressor i only can read and clear codes, tell me if i can remplace the c...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78V45
Check engine light comes on while at cruise rpm but not at idle. Flash codes set are 21 and 71. O2 sensors read the same at high rpm and low rpm. I switched o2 sensors from bankl to bank 2 and the same code returns. The specs for the maf match what all data pu... Trouble codes: 21 (MAF sensor), 71 (adapt cell for cyl 135)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L top VIN: GH36790GHG
the top cover pops open but not enough to clear the top when it comes down. the top cover also now slams shut at the end of the cycle instead of coming to a soft close. If i lift the cover a bit to make room for the top to come down it goes through the whole c...

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5413G
the ignition rotor was defective and was just spinning randomly on the dist. shaft once that we replaced the ignition rotor the car fired right up. upon hearing this car run for the first time since being towed in it started making a screaching sound coming fr...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALLPAMC4T
Hi dear friends, finally i can get a friend with an autologic scanner, he comes and makes the relearn of the gsm with bcm and its starting very good now, thank you all members what help me with this.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L a/c VIN: WDBJF72F3V
Well Steve [...]'s post was the most helpful. I went to the link you said to go to and it was helpful. Just when I got into it the customer was knocking down the door demanding the car. I think she took it to the dealer. She didnt speak good english.Thanks for all...
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 17A0753694
thanks for all the help sorry for taking so long had local diesel shop test injection pump they fond bad head .returned to place i had purchased it they said nothing was wrong they have returned it to me i will install it today and see what happens thanks J...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGAO166G
Thanks to all for the help. It turned out to only be the fuel pump relay. I learned more about this system then I'm sure I'll ever need to know. Mitchell on demand was very vague on wireing scmatics for this system, but I got an All Data scmatic from another s...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B7X
thank you very mutch folks!!! the 'spark control module' fixed the problem. I hope to help one of you fine people some day soon. thanks again, Dave Trouble codes: 1237 (cyl 1 fuel inj circ open).
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUH23B8Y
Hi to all and sorry for late response to this fix The problem was that other shop that installed the new Cats and O2 sensors mixed them up, Left Bank Sensors ware install in to right Bank and vice versa. switched sensors and all is well Trouble codes: 17584 (o2 sensor correction behind cat limit attained), 17585 (o2 sensor correction behind cat limit attained).
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1RS61R01
Thanks again for the four replies. They were all right on the money. I had tried to find a similarity in the archives, but apparently, I picked the wrong system to look under. As the replies stated, it was the oil trap or pcv box under the intake manifold, ...
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