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1984 BMW 528e 2.7L Dash illumination VIN: WBADK7307E
This 1984 BMW 528e has no instrument illumination. The warning lights on the dash all light up, and some of the other illumination lights, such as cigar lighter lamp, light up and dim/brighten with the rheostat. However there is no instrument illumination. I b...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L auto box VIN: WBAHE22070
Changed the V8 Engine and auto transmission for a m50 vanos 2.0 litre engine with auto transmision. Changed the engine ecu and gearbox ecu from donor car (all worked perfectly before) When installed into the v8 car the gearbox is stuck in sports mode, checked ...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Temp gauge VIN: WBACA6323R
Hey, This E36 318i had a coolant leak from the plastic pipe under the intake and was replaced. according to the customer the temp guage worked before the repair but now I have no guage reading it stays cold the sensor for the ecu tests good and the cluster se...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L vents VIN: WBACD4320T
Car came in with multiple problems. No display on control head or comunication with scanner. Replaced head. Everything checks out fine on scanner but no air flow from any outlet inside car. With cabin filter removed there is good air flow from access panel.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5UXFA53552
BMW GURU'S We have a P0456 or P0442 Minmal fuel tank leak. We checked the gas cap and tested it,it is fine! We smoke tested the tank evap system and we only see one leak from a pump called the Leakage diagnosis pump mounted in the left rear fender well! In all...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1347H
This car came in on the hook.Could get it started but was very rich. We replace the maf and ran fine until you turn the a.c. on then it dies every time, starts right up but dies again if you turn the a.c. on at idle. Runs fine on the hiway with the a.c. on but...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1240W
Hello all.I have two different customers both with 98 jags xj8 and both have been giving me the same simptoms for about two months. It only happens 4-5 times in six months. untill last week one customer called and said it has been stalling more and it starts r...
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...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA39E9K
MB TECHS THIS IS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. Vehicle was involved in a accident. after body and fender repairs were made i repaired 4 vacuum leaks. idle was 2400RPM and installed new overvoltage protection relay. idle came down to 1100rpm. installed new idle control ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Whistle noise VIN: WDBGB34E7N
There is a high pitched whistling noise heard from under the hood, very similar to the type of whistle a small vacuum leak would produce. Noise sounds like it is coming from right of the centerline of the vehicle, area of the turbo charger, EGR, charge pipe, e...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L asr light VIN: WDBEA34E8P
hay m/b techs have this m/b the asr light comes on then it jumps into limp home mode till the key is turned off then on again scanned all systems pulled code 30 can data to isc control mod n4/1, code 144 left rear speed sensor this car has 1 sensor located in ...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAA81EXT
Car came from another shop, starts ok then idle badly and will stall, will stall sooner if you push the gas. P0103 MAF problem. unplug MAF and car stays the same. Spark is always there. Check spark with timing light, timing stays the same though all running co... Trouble codes: P0103
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L abs VIN: WVWGC31J7X
Thanks in advance for any help. Have this Golf with an intermittant ABS light on and code 0283 for left front wheel speed sensor. I have replaced the sensor and still have the light occasionally. Scan data shoes left front will not read until others ar at 8 mp...

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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Thankyou all for your help. A crank sensor was the fix on this problem. Sometimes you just need a clear head to fix things.In this case 12 clear heads. Thanks again.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
thanks to all who took time to read and respond. we have received lots of good information but unfortunatly our customer has not yet found time to bring back in so we can continue with further testing. we will update when we complete job. thanks again!
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOAA29951
Well after driving the vehicle with the scanner and looking at the live data. I have decided to go for it and repl. the throttle body. Trouble codes: P1505, P1503.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Camshafts/valves VIN: 3VWXJ71K96
Not yet fixed. Answers from experienced VW guys suggested it's a can of worms. Some said I'll need to look at the bottom end, and only Dave De Leon identified the camshaft lobe problem as one involving the lobes pressed onto the shaft. He pointed out (as di...
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