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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339X
vechile came in with a/c inop & low pressure. recovered freon,evacuated,recharged system. a/c operated good. customer returned in a few days.the complant was that a/c works only upon acceleration,and noise intermittently from a/c compressor, noise diminishes w...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Side impact air bags VIN: WDBGA33G5V
Ft collision, with driver and passenger air bag deployment. Driver and passenger bags replaced with used parts, the controller was OE. The part number that Shoplink and Mercedes show for the SRS controller for this car would not work as the wiring connector wa...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA43G3X
customer complains of intermittent stalling while coming to stops. never does it for us at the shop. we searched iatn to find 2 common faults. the fuel pressure regulator, and the crankshaft position sensor. we replaced both ,but no help. there are no stored c...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/traction control VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Vehicle came in with the ABS, ETS and brake warning lights on and a warning beeper going off and on. Inspecting the system found that the ABS pump module wiring was stuck fast and required some force to remove the connector. Wiring was not too corroded but the...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0940F
Fuel smells ok. There is no spark, no pulsing at coil, no injector signal. DME box (015 Bosch) is receiving power, tdc sensor is producing a spike/revolution and engine speed sensor a nice, steady sinewave. The four DME grounds test fine with my buzzbox. I se...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L code p1565 VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This customer states that the check engine light comes on and off intermittently. The code stored is a P1565 indicating throttle position value does not reach minimum position. I have looked at this and canno...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVMD23B6YE
This car has a miss that only happens when you are going uphill. If you drive all day on flat ground nothing happens, drives great,but when you go up a hill it will start to miss and continue to miss. Only cylinder 2 misfires. I have replaced fuel filter, sw...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L valve train VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
greetings tdi volks. this 2001 was towed in as died while driving. owner replaced fuel filter and noted white smoke while cranking. we had a look and found right mount bolts all worked loose, the rear one that screws into block broke the casting area on block....
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start
car towed in check-out showed lost timing belt. Installed a new belt ,engine would turn 1/4 way and stop, pulled head,inspected valves,valves good,lifters beyond worn replaced lifters,timing belt tensioner and for good measure the water pump,bled the fuel syst...

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1991 BMW 735iL 3.5L oil in coolant VIN: WBAGC4319M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As I stated in the original post, the radiator already leaked badly. I received numerous posts about cracked heads and blocks, as well as bad head gaskets on these engines. I informed the customer that the...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6348Y
After we replaced the ABS ECU it needed to be coded. We sent it to another shop for the coding. Our tool was not working. The problems started when the car came back to us. We found that the ABS fuse #25 had been removed. Not sure why and they said that they d...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
thanks to Jason in Texas,this car is fixed.Jason your great,you saved me hours of time,I looked for the white plug he mentioned and found it wedged under the battery in water. the battery was previously replaced by the owner and did not realize what he had do...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L compressor VIN: SALNY22254
Ok got more information from customer. They had the an a/c issue were the box drain had a drain issue and they would get water shooting out of vents. Which then the water got into blower motor relay and made is stuck on. So they had to disconnect battery so ba...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9S
Michael suggested checking the air pump switchover valve wiring as it is next to the egr switchover valve and easily mixed. Unfortunately I still didn't get power w/key on to either valve. I finally found the connector on the left wheel well behind the ABS u... Trouble codes: 030 (O2S 1 Heater Current Too High), 090 (Adjust. Camshaft Timing Solenoid Open/Short), 092 (EGR Switchover Valve Open/Short), 106 (Resonance Intake Manifold Switchover Valve Fault).
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, RUNNING RICH VIN: WP0EB0912E
Thanks for all the help. I was surpise that there were no resistance sepc out there for the MAF sensor. However I was able to check the voltage as Paul had suggested. Which was with KOEO 5 volts on term. 3 and and .26 volts on term. 2 with MAF sensor fully ...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L all warning lights in inst cluster VIN: WPOJBO920J
Car is NOT fixed.We had ALLDATA email us(alot clearer than a fax) the info for a checkout on the Central Warning System and our parts person is trying to locate a used part from a 928 recycler(yes there are places across the country that deal in specific makes...
1972 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
Hello all and again sorry for the late response. Nearly all responses were advice of the exhaust/intake manifold gasket leaking between ports, causing a low engine vacume. This wasn't the case on this one. Although it's a good idea to replace it anyway. Other...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B72
Pretty stupid on my part, my tech said all fuses were good. I checked them myself and found a 20A fuse blown. When you plug in the melted coil it blows again. Installed new coil and set of plugs, car runs perfect now. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: M03M045465
Thanks To all That Replied. As it Turned Out It Was the Rear O2. Replaced It With Factory Part. Cleared Codes and All is Well and the Customer Is Happy. Thanks Again Mike Trouble codes: 16502 (ECT Out Of Range), 16525 (o2 Heater Circuit), 17526 (o2 Bank 1 Sensor 2).
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5671W
Thank you for all your help in this matter. Most of you were right that the wrong plug wires were the culpret. After installing new wires, all problems with miss-fires were all gone. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303, P0305.
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