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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Electric Window VIN: WBAGD8302P
This vehicle comes in to us with a complaint of all 4 windows rolling up by themselves when the key is turned off. The windows operate normally until you turn the key off then all 4 windows roll up at that time. Customer also states that the doors will also lo...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L DS seat VIN: WBABN33402
The driver side seat doesn't move fore and aft. The motor makes noise. The repair technique most closely related in all data shows a saw and a drive shaft and gears and surgery. My question are: how long does this take? Is it a pattern failure?
1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX174XR
Hello all, Got my first Jaguar in for a no-start. I get about one or two sparks out of it when it feel like it, same with injector pulses. Very weak pulses after the first one. Checked crank sensor, waveform dosent look like the one my Modis shows it should, h...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L overheating VIN: SAJAA01J0Y
Client bougth car 2 months ago. Car looks clear and low mileage. At the begining car was ok. After some time using car he noticed some sligth overheating tendence (temp pointer a little over middle scale). Now engine temp raises very quickly after turning en...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242T
we have a 1996 land rover discovery in the shop. it was brought in for no check engine light and poor performance. it would barely run. after finding a burnt out bulb for the check engine light, the check engine light now stays on all the time. we hooked up ou...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1243W
replaced manifold gaskets and head gasket and tuned up 2 month ago. after 2 months the enigne lights on. engine runing condition is quite good. the scaner shows that long term fuel trim is 25 although short term fuel trim moves -6 to 6%. the long term fuel tri... Trouble codes: P1176 (long term fuel trim too lean. bank 1 2 fuel mass flow rate)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ABS computer VIN: SALTY1540Y
We work on this issue with ABS wheel sensors fault codes. First time we had code for left front wheel sensor. We installed new sensor with wire directly to computer (no connector on the way). From information on IATN and dealer, we discovered that there is a n...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTY16473
Please Help Guys!!! I have this Land Rover that was towed in for a crank no start, and I have no real idea what to do with it. I have no info on diagnosis. I was able to verify no spark, and found what I believe to be the cam sensor and have no wave form, but...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L expansion valve VIN: WDBAB23A8D
We are waking up this a/c system from the dead. We replaced everything and filled the system carefully with 134A. It's not very cold, 56 degrees at a steady cruise. It's not that cold idling in traffic. I ordered the expansion valve with the number on the old ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Air bag VIN: WDBED90EXN
Benz techs I'm hoping someone knows how to access air bag codes when you dont have an impulse tester? I saw a post from 1998 where a tech stated he would send the instructions on how to build one with radio shack parts. This sounds neat but I would like to hav...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L electric fan VIN: WMWPE334X3
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, RUNNING RICH VIN: WP0EB0912E
This car came in running very rich on accel. Customer complained about it not preforming well. We took the car for a drive and I noticed a lot of black smoke coming from exhaust when he tried to open it up on the road. I've started by looking at the air filter...
1992 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Drive-axles VIN: 3VWFA01G9N
Have replaced right drive axle three times. Every 2 to 3 weeks inner cv joint will break. Have crecked frame and alignment and both are ok. Right drive axle seems tight. Motor mounts have also been replaced. Have tried three different brand of drive shafts. T...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
vechicle came to shop for failed smog due to check engine light. found vacuum leaks at line to fuel pressure regulator - replaced, dipstick tube - replaced, and brake booster - replaced. Cleared codes and now vehicle is barely driveable ?? Trouble codes: P1128 (Missfire detected with low idle), P0171, P0134
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L 4th gear clutch K3 VIN: WV2NB47002
I am attempting to overhaul the trans in this euro van. Alldata has very limited info. I have factory repair manual for earlier trans and have suscribed to ebahn both manuals. Have information on how to diassemble all the clutch packs. But I have two clutch ho...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWPG71K07
i have this vw jetta 2.5 the problem is the cooling fans stays on all the time even with the key off dio not have non wire diagram thank you
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8750L
Vehicle surges when throttled up to approx. 1500 RPM. When cut out occurs, fuel pressure and spark is unaffected, but injector pulse drops out until lower rpm is achieved, then picks up momentarily. Acts like a vehicle with a closed idle switch and elevated rp...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Reverse VIN: YV1LW5710R
Thie vehicle starts+runs nornally. When shifted into reverse car will not move. When shifted into D or3,2,or 1 it will go forward but in "limp mode" (3rd gear). If it is pushed (by hand)with the shifter in "R" it will eventually engage reverse. It will also mo...

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L power steering VIN: WAUJA84A7V
Knowing we were still having pump problems, we decided to go with a brand new pump this time and steer away from the ZF remans. (No pun intended) (Keep in mind we have never had a problem with them before) David from Kentucky apparantly is having the same prob...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B32
Thanks for all the replies I recieved on this problem. The customer had to take the car and since it runs find except for the check engine light. I plan on verifing the timing belt when it comes back to make sure it was adjusted properly Trouble codes: P0024 (exhaust cam advanced bank 2).
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBACG8320W
Vehicle needs an ECU water damage in compartment. have to send it to dealer for reprogram
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L abs VIN: WMWMF73567
It is confirmed by dealer's people there is some ABS/TCS software bug with this new Mini series. It is necessary a control unit re-programming. Problem is: 1- there is no Mini dealers in Brazil 2- The re-programming is possible just with control unit asse...
2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ3
Hi, all members: I detached the camshaft adjustment mechanisms and found nothing wrong. Many thanks to Sevan from California,Patrick from British Columbia and Barret from Washington. They reminded me to pay attention on oil quality, so replace oil (0w-... Trouble codes: P0011 (adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank1-signal implausible), P0021 (adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank2-signal implausible).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAA23B1Y
Installed new front 02 sensor and during readiness, SAI failed test!! I didn't think I heard the pump run so I ran the test again and the pump of course ran. Bound and determined to get to the bottom of this, I ran the test 7 or 8 more times and the pump final... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Intermittent w/fob VIN: 3VWSP69M00
The comfort module fixed this one. Evidently the intermittent functionality of both remotes, coupled with the inability to scan the module indicated module failure. Thanks for all the help.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8844K
Hi Volvo tecs, I,m not sure what happened, seems that when I opened this Volvo request, it split into 3 sections, I closed the first one a week ago and found 2 more opened. SORRY!! The repair on the volvo was a bad crankshaft positioner. Thanks again for all r...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8844K
Hi Volvo tecs, Somehow this Volvo request split into 3 parts. I closed this request a week ago. The crankshaft positioner was replace and all went well. Thanks again for the help.
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