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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp homemode VIN: WBAGJ8328L
vehicle is going into limp home mode intermittently. can not feel any trans problems when problem occurs. code are 120 undocumented code and 132 gear monitoring 2 have inspected valve body and no debris in pan. EGS was replaced no change trans works fine till ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Hi all, I have this 323i that the a/c compressor will not turn on on initial start up. 90% of the time will have no a/c on start up, other times it works fine. Now here's the weird part, If I raise the RPM over 3,000 it will then come on. I can raise the RPM j...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA26D0N
Originally brought to me with no code, pulled from another shop. Client said car was setting check engine light with code for O2 sensor. I assumed it was code 5 and so installed an additional ground strap to O2 sensor, and set lambda using EHA current method. ... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor signal wire shorted to positive or ground)
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA28E8R
This MB came in with a problem idling. We diagnosed a bad Throttle actuator and sent it to BBA Remanufacturing and got a replacement unit. The problem is after installing the replacement unit the car has current code in idle/cruise module for "SAFETY FUEL SHUT...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L sunroof VIN: WDBGA32E1S
The sunroof opens back & up but will not close unless manually operated at motor. Checked all fuses including trunk fuse panel. If i put power to #1 & ground #6 terminal at 6 pin connector at sunroof motor , then power # 3 i can get the motor to work in a clos...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L hydrolic line VIN: WDBPJ75J72
we have this mercedes that came in suspension is sitting all the way down the active body control resivoir was empty will filled it and it came running out on of the hydrolic line under vehicle we found nhtsa campaign # [...] ...
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L abs VIN: WP0CA2967N
This car came in with half the dash inop, no speedo, no fuel or temp guages. Also, ABS and SRS light illuminated. Customer stated that a friend unplugged the cluster to prevent number 18 fuse from blowing. I removed the cluster and found a melted track on the ...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWEE83A6V
car had rr wheel speed code 00287 and pump code 01276 cleared codes and 00287 returned tested and scoped all 4 sensors and graphed on vag com all looked good so we replaced module as we have before my question is vag com id on module was [...] same as num...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Clutch engagement VIN: WVWMA63B8X
New clutch went in fine, trans bolted up nicely, no problem. Original clutch failed due to trans fluid leaking out of input shaft seal and onto clutch. Everything was cleaned thoroughly, seals replaced. Flywheel was in very good shape, so was old clutch, just ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BOX
Fellow VW & Audi Techs Could really use some advice here on this 99 2.8 We cleaned the throttle plate first thing in trying to deal with these codes. No improvement. Cel returns within minutes of cold start up and immeadiatly on hot start. So on the way to de... Trouble codes: P1559 (Throttle body fault in adaptation), P1565 (Throttle actuator low stop not reached)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Hello eveyone; I got a head scratcher for me. I am getting multiple misfire codes on all cylinders. The Idle is bad and gets worse as the car warms up. The MIL flashes on idle. Once you start driving it will stumble a little but straighten out and drive fine u... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L air distribution VIN: YV1KS9608T
Hi techs, This vehicle came in with a bad air distribution at the dash, check every vacuum hose , replace one that have leak, clean the induction manifold with carburator cleaner. My problem know, is when you connect the trasmition in "D, R, or L" and run the ...

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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33531
We found that #8 injector was not making good contact. We assumed, incorrectly that the diagnostics would show this. What we were getting were injector activation codes for the entire left bank injectors, which led us to look for other issues such as cmp senso... Trouble codes: 140 (map cooling), 153 (injector circuit open 8 p0208), 151 (injector circuit high/low 5), 156 (injector circuit open 7), 154 (injector circuit open 6), 51 (also 5354 and 56 all misfire codes for left bank).
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: WBADN53482
Thanks to all for your time! I am familiar with the saddle tank and have replaced one before due to not pulling fuel from one side to the other due to cracks where the tube connects in the right side bottom of the tank, but what I was looking for was the info ...
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAEW53422
I want to thank Kellie, Ed and Greg for the help. The problem with the no communication was the ECM, even though we had to send it 500 miles to the nearest dealer, the follow up on it is the ECM is what the problem was and took down the bus, and kept it from s...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L trans line VIN: SALJ1244T8
thanks everybody for the help. we did end up ordering a new trans line for the rover so we used the old line and made an adapter. once again thanks guys for taking the time to send us your suggestions.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBDA34DXGF
Hello everyone. I finally released this vehicle but I believe the problem will come back. Every once and a while, this car will idle close to 3000 rpm. The problem seems to only happen every other week or so. I checked everything and even replaced the overload...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L power door locks VIN: WPOJB092XJ
Thanks Bob for the help, the actuator was bad like you said. This system shuts down the dash switch when the key is not in the ignition, I didn't know that. Always learning something.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L power window VIN: WP1AB92P94
Thanks to all who replied.. The problem on this Porsche turned out to be the door module. After being unplugged overnight, it lost its hand shake with the door switches and would not allow window or lock operation. Customer will see the dealer to rectify this ...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD35B5V
Hello Sorry for the delay.I had to drive this car it seemed like forever to reset monitors. I found a purge valve not closing all the way causing a small vacuum leak.That was one of the things to look for. I was also told to look for intake leak. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P1124.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, loss of power VIN: WVWNA63B5X
Sorry Guys it took me that long to reply but the customer was still debating if he wanna fix it or not since he was possibly looking at an oil pump, Customer decided to sleep on it for a while, I'll keep ya'll posted if he decides he wanna go with the repair. ... Trouble codes: P1611 (Check wiring between TCM ECM).
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D02
Thanks to all that responded all were very good, Bruce hit with this response: ]]For model year 2002 there is a recall 131 that applies to the brake lights not working. You remove the big single brake light relay and install 2 single 8651661 relays. The recal...
2004 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS61J2Y
good morning: finally got the car back in , and thanks to bruce from n.c.,the connection on the antenna ring was loose. bruce went the extra mile, and sent the info i needed to fix the probelm. several others nentioned the antenna ring, but not with bruces ...
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