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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L right front wheel VIN: WBABS33421
Customer complains that while driving, every once in a while, the right front tire screeches and car pulls violently to the right. (feels like brake is applied on that wheel, but she's never touched the brake pedal). After this happens, the ABS light comes on ...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L failsafe engine mode VIN: SAJDA15B9Y
This is my first time using a WDS unit I bought used. The unit seems to work fine after some experimentation. The XJR has an intermittent problem where it loses power and displays Failsafe Engine Mode, TRAC Not Available, and ASC Not Available. Idle goes to ab... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS A range/performance), B0121 (No information)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAG12FYEDK
Hi, First I don't have the vin number @ home so I made on up. This is my problem... The cooling fan runs along time after the vehicle shuts off. I would compare it to the dodge caravans that never shut off. I think this may be a normal occurance but i wanted t...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L door locks VIN: SALPV1643Y
I have this Range Rover HSE with following problem: All door locks close and open intermittently. When customer is driving the car or even when the car is parked with keys not in the car, the locks are cycling ON/OFF making customer crazy. With Autologic I can...
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L 1st gears VIN: SALNE222X2
Item was bought at an auction with the following problems: Codes detected- P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477. Found codes were all linked with the Variable intake system. So i replaced balance valve 1, and butterfly valve. After that the codes did not return. But P14...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBDA34DXGF
I have a 2.3 16V that has an intermittent high idle problem. Every once in a while, the car would idle at 2800-[...]. Unplugging and plugging in the ecu will temporarily fix the problem. I've tested the idle valve, air flow sensor, eha, all sensors, micro s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Audio System VIN: WDBUF70J63
Hello, The audio system does not come on, when power button is pushed the MB logo appears for a short time and goes off. There is a tape in the tape player, the customer called me when he could not get it to eject with the above symptom. Checked fuse #F 006 & ...
1973 Porsche 914 1.7L engine VIN: 47329125XX
engine was running ok - suddenly oil burning condition & engine power loss (moderate) occurred - I'm wondering if there is some connection in intake that could cause oil to be sucked in - do not know if leakage in #4 cylinder existed before this condition aris...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0947D
Car came in misfiring/ running rough. ignition wires were bad, arcing all over, replaced cap, rotor, wires, plugs, air and fuel filters. ran better but poor acceleration, checked timing and belt good. Checked back pressure in exhaust, and fuel pressure, tryed ...
1968 Volkswagen Dune Buggy 1600CC 1&3 Cyls
This one has me stumped! This is a duel port head VW Bug engine. It does not make any power on #1 cyl. and just a little power on #3. Cyl 2 & 4 make good power. The carb is a two barrel that on side feeds cyls 1 & 2 and the other side fuels 3 & 4. It does not ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C3X
This car came in barely running. It will start and idle but will not accelerate.Scanned the ecu and came up with codes for the throttle valve control module. Tested the module as per Bently . Measured the resistance between term #7 and #8 [car has cruise]- 7.9... Trouble codes: 17952 (P1544-angle sensor throttle motor-signal too high), 00282 (T/P/A-v60--adaptation exceeds limit.), 16684 (missfire)
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L sunroof VIN: YVISZ58D51
Help all Volvo techs!! We have this car from a used car lot- sunroof will move to rear position and get stuck- almost like it is moving too far back.Also when it does move forward it will not stop at the normal closed/ tilt up stops. We have found a fault in t...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 3.0L heater core VIN: ZAREA33E6M
thanks to REED and WILL [...] did as they instructed and it was really easy, I really appreciate the help and thanks for taking the time to help me!!!
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A3N
After many varied responses I used heat shrink butt connectors to reattach the wires,then double covered the repair in heat shrink tubing. The customer recently had a used engine installed (by another facility)and I noticed that a repair was done to the wires ...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L quality of drive VIN: WBAHE6321S
Replacing the gear position switch fixed the incorrect position display but has not changed the tran's hiccups. BTW, there's an ignition tumbler controlled lever that has to be moved to remove the forward switch screw. The lever's pivot pin is actually a bre...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thank you all who tried to help. It was the OVERLOAD PROTECTION switch in the transmission. The timing was retarding 20 degrees intermittantly.This switch retards the timing during kickdown gear shifts. I recieved two replies to check the MAS (fuel pump relay}...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L alternator VIN: WDBCA39E7M
I want to thank all of you who responded to this question about the charging system on this old benz. I'm sorry it took a while to close this one. I just installed a new battery/starter cable. and to my delight the vehicle is now charging the way it is suppose...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, WONT TAKE THE GAS VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Problem child is fixed !!! Everyone confirmed with my thoughts on the Air Flow Meter. I first replaced the sensor with a re-man from A1P, yet then the vehicle would not stay running at all. I re-checked my findings, made a call to the Benz dealer for a price, ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L No Start, Stall, Fuse # 37 Blows VIN: WDBKK65F13
Hello, Thank both these 2 men who offered their time and thoughts. One fellow suggested that the alternator may be having a hard time with a defective battery. In the watching and testing of the B+ current level ... the available battery under charge or ru...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L head or gasket VIN: YS3DD58N7X
Loose head bolts. Re-torqued and o.k. so far. Thanks to Chris, Justin, Casey, Oren and Long. Thanks to all. Mike
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L code p1565 VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. As many of you said, clean the throttle body and reset the idle adaptives and see what happens. I did this and it has been gone nearly a month with no problems. Thank you, Ron
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L esp VIN: 3VWDD21C93
Thanks for the replies- The light on the the dash was the esp lamp not the epc lamp. I assume that was what the brake lamp switch suggestions were all about as the brake lamp switch is a common cause of the epc lamp. So, our problem was wwith the esp system...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L shift solonoid b VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
I had to send the car to the dealer not enough information to do a good job
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Steering rack VIN: YV1LS56D8Y
Well, after all of the work we did it turns out that the old power steering pump had put a lot of metal in the system causing the relief valve in the pump to stick open and not build any pressure at low speeds. We took off the reservior and cleaned all of the ...
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