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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XY
The car returned recently with MIL indicating code P01477 (LDP reed switch open). According to my Mitchell and All Data this particular model has no Code P1477, so I reached for my Baum "V Scan" which came up with a Code 141 with the same description as the P1... Trouble codes: P1477 (LDP Reed switch open)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L abs, cbc and asc+t/dsc VIN: WBAAV33421
when "DSC" light is on, the brakes acts funny, pulls. clear the ABS code, driving on local road, speed less than 55mph for about 2miles, gentl press brake pedal and when the car approche to stop the car pulls back suddenly for about 1.5 second and then feels n...
2001 Jaguar X - type 3.0L Transmission end float & noise enquiry VIN: SAJAC59E22
I have 2 questions relating to this auto Transmission came into shop with a noise simillar to a power steering pump when low on oil. Noise would rise and momentarally drop in sequence with shifts. On strip down we only found the oil filter to have material ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBDA24D4G
I removed the valve cover and inspected rockers and tappets making sure all spacers were installed correctly in between rockers and valve stems. I also cranked the engine to inspect for oil distribution. Oil was visibly making it's way to all the rockers and t...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCA45D9K
Well this benz is being a pain! Car came in with complant of stalling intermittenly while driving! we finaly got to happen to us got the car back to the shop couldn't get it started, found fuel pump relay and overload relay to be out of spec. replaced the rela...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall, Hard to restart VIN: WDBEA30D5M
Thanks for any help ahead of time. This vehicle belongs to a used car lot. It was brought in on hook. Will start up and run for about 2 min. then stall out. Will restart but very hard to. When first start up cold runs decent but starts to flood & stalls out. C...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L charging system VIN: WDBUF65J23
this charging system seems to check ok except for the diode check,less than 500 milvolt, i think that alt is bad, but not convinced,no concrete signs, am i missing an other test that will give me more information,also we replaced rear brake pads but cannot res...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no crank VIN: VWVEE83A9N
Hi Guys I need some is coming with ignition key very hard to turn,but crank nomal and start fine.After i replaced the ignition switch and the housing the car won't crank and the MFA1 on the cluster display.The battry was drain due to one of the door w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L heater flap VIN: 3VWRK69M22
Car comes in with full heat on, no temperature control- look for and find service bulletin to look at the heater flap lever, it may be broken and it was- the bulletin listed a part number with the following note: part numbers for reference only, refer to ETKA ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L fog lights VIN: YV1TS94D0Y
Fellow techs We have a real nightmare here. This car was brought to us from a body shop. Repairs were made to the front of the vehicle. The fog lights are inoperative. The fog light relay was missing. Replaced the relay and still no fog lights. We verified the...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS94D01
hello volvo techs, we have a 01 s80 in with no crank, no lights, on dash or outside, no brk lights. the only thing that works is the radio. have chked all fuses good. can backprobe lights at the fuse and they work. has anyone seen this, and is there a problem ...

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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Cannot Charge VIN: WAUAA88G2V
Thank you all for the input. Heating the freon did the treat. As suggested by Robert [...], I heated a pan of water, stuck the frean in it and charged worked great. Thank you all.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ASC light VIN: WBADM6335X
Thanks for the replies. Consensus was use either a GT-1 from BMW or an AutoLogic. I also tried the X-431 Launch at a another shop in town it also will not recode the ABS module. Next I called the AutoLogic rep. for TN, Boyd Cone. He brought his scanner and r...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No crank VIN: 5UXFA53593
Sure enough, customers brought in another key and that key worked. After the first start up with the key the customer brought in, the key I had then worked. All is good, talked to customer this am.
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L door locks VIN: SALPV1643Y
We replaced left door lock assembly and so far, the customer has the car for a week and no more problem. I had to wait a week to get new lock, as if dealer is running out of this item. Empty coffee cup on top of BeCM has led me to different direction first. Th...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA26D0N
Installed a second new Bosch 13-146 sensor and returned car to client. Code 17 returned. Client said check engine light was flikering before it went solid. Client is driving car while I try to find out more about the parameters which set this code. At this poi... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor signal wire shorted to positive or ground).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32E0S
Hello all and thanks , the Throttle actuator was the problem. Had to reset all the ecu's and all was well. Sorry it took so long to close was waiting for the part. This poor customer was sold a ASR ecu by another shop and they would refund due to the part bein... Trouble codes: 018 (CC-EA in limp mode), 09 (n4/1 ecu), 14 (n4/1 ecu), 48 (accuator monitor TPS).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAA23B1Y
I haven't fixed this car yet, but I think I may have found the problem. We put a used ECM in it just to make sure this wasn't the problem and it came back in a week with the same fault. I then went ahead and pulled the new combi valve off for the 3rd time (whi... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow).
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H74
Thank You Tony & Chris. Bank 1 sensor 1 Heated circuit...Part on order. Trouble codes: P00, 030.
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