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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L srs light VIN: WBAGD9325P
got roped into this one. car belongs to a freind of my father-in-laws. anyway, the srs light is on and i do not have a code reader for this bmw. i am hoping that someone can direct me to a (hopefully) low cost srs code reader that will work on a 93 740il, or a...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABE6315P
Engine overheats if the engine has been idling for an extended period of time. If you drive the vehicle, coolant temperature is normal. We had to replace the radiator, fan shroud, fan clutch, and fan blade due to the blade breaking off and damaging the radiato...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L power window VIN: WBAEF8323V
i have a 07 of 1997 840 with an intermittent problem with the passenger door window, it will go down the 1 inch of travel and back up again while driving the car, it will only happen once or twice a day, it's as if you are opening the door to get out . i have ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Warning Lamp On VIN: WBDM6342XB
This car came in w/trans warning light on, checked codes and cleared. Test drove and reset code 162. If codes are cleared now will reset 162 immeadiately. The problem is I have no description for this code. AllData and Bentley are no help. Does anyone have a d...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Temp Gauge VIN: WBAGG8342Y
This car came in and the customer called and said a coolant hose came off and thay reinstalled. Did not say if car ran hot, I have a call in to them to find out. Now when you get in and turn on key the temp gauge goes to normal reading then goes over to Hot (r...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rear wipers VIN: WBAFA53571
Vehicle came in with rear wipers not working. FOund fuse for wipers blown. Replaced fuse now rear wipers has chatter and the battery has a draw. Replaced wiper motor assembly now no noise or movement at all. Parasitic draw goes from 15ma to 200ma then stop the...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
I have a 2000 S-type here with an odd heating issue. Replaced auxilary water pump because that was seized and sorta fixed it. Let me explain what it does and we will see if anybody can help me out I sure hope so. This car when placed on floor mode will have go...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24A2E
hey guys i need help bad!! iam a domestic tech and am working on a mercedez nightmare. vehicle came in an would idle and die we found major intake leaks and repaired. engine had been put in by a neighbor, bad ideal hack job vehicle came back on a hook no spark...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Air Distribution VIN: WDBJF82F5W
I'm having trouble with an intermittent air distribution problem on this E class. Occasionally, when the driver wants warm air blowing, it will start blowing cold air out of the left, center vent and drivers side vent. The passenger side stays warm. I haven't ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21VXY
This vehicle was brought in for replacing instrument cluster (used, supplied by customer for inoperative speedo and tach) and a check engine light. after replacing dash we drove and found unit to be working. then we checked the code and found a lean exhaust co... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Hi every one, This 2000 vw passat 1.8L turbo(ATW engine)has a slight surge at idle.When put in drive it is more noticable.It would fluxuate 50 to 100 rpm consistantly then will get better.I visually check for vac leaks and use smoke machine. I felt the o2 sens...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWAC63B21
This car has two dead cylinders. Compression ok and even all cylinders. Cyl. leakdown less then 10% all cylinders. Now the misfiring cylinders are actually cyls. 2 and 4. I've swapped all parts from 1+3 to 2+4 with no changes. What I've actually discovered is ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWYH63B22
Customer came in with check engine light on and 2 codes, p0172 and p0175. System rich. Traced problem to fuel pressure reading at 100 psi. Replaced the fuel pressure regulator. no improvement. Removed return line and ran fuel into a can. Pressure dropped to no... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), P0172
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWST71K36
Vehicle came in running very rough and smoking excessivley from exhaust.Quick test performed and PO2016 found in computer memory.Customer stated car was converted over to run on vegetable oil and had run fine for over a year until MAF went bad .He replaced MAF... Trouble codes: P2016
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L SRS Light VIN: YV1VS2557Y
I have retreived the same 2 codes that I had before. I did see a post on here about a chassis split in 2000 but when we ordered the part it was by the VIN so it should be the right part. I cleared the codes and wiggled the wiring around the impact sensor but l...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS Light Traction control light VIN: YV1SW61RX2
HELP, Need Help with this one. What is happening is service abs system message and Also abs light/traction control light are coming on. While light is on I scanned with my Genisys with most current software And I get no codes present. What Am I missing on ...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L fuel door VIN: YV1CZ59H34
Hey, I was just wondering if anybody out there could send me a wiring diagram on how this fuel door actuator gets it's power(alldata doesn't provide one). The vehicle came in with the fuel door not locking(fuel door will relaese electrically). The actuator was...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
thanks for all the replies..almost all said to check air pump and lines to and from it..make sure it runs for atleast a couple min on a cold start..if not either burned up or relay ,power issue...couple replied that the reason my hoses were blocked up were bec... Trouble codes: P1423 (bank 1 low secondary flow), P1411 (bank 2 low secondary flow).
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAHC1315L
Hi All Recieved 23 replies on this post, 20 of the replies were right on, 2 replies said they needed more info, and one said it was part of the t stat. It was the spring and rod for the timing belt tensioner. a couple of posts said I could leave it out(wrong)...
2000 BMW ALL 2.5L warrenty
hello to all,thanks for all the responds most of you guys advise that we got to go with the flow and some respond were to used alternative you all were all right on that howevere i have spoken to our local parts manager and yes he did explain the problems that...
1973 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hood VIN: UD1L716178
Thanks to every one that replied u guys were right there were acces holes in the front wheel weels removed the plug and we managed to get the hood open thanx again for everyones input
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic light VIN: WDBED30E1M
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L asr, abs VIN: WDBGA51E7N
Sorry for the long delay. Thanks to the guys that replied. Here is what was wrong. First, I replaced the front left speed sensor that was bad, cleared the codes but still had a problem with the ASR. I replaced the neutral safety switch and cleared the codes...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
first of all thanks to all for all of the good help. after all that we have done turns out the rad must have been partially plugged(even though we could blow water through it with the garden hose). i have replaced the rad and the vehicle does not over heat any...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
the battery was replaced with new interstate and tested good i replaced again and problem solved, thanks for help
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Window motor VIN: YV1SW61R21
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