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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
This car runs great. Only problem I can feel is when cold it starts like a slight misfire is happening. Sometimes it will get a code for #2 misfire. I have replaced the coil, plugs. I have rotated the injectors to see if the misfire feeling or misfire follows ... Trouble codes: 18 (Manufactures Exhaust cam sensor), 1397 (Generic scanner code Exhaust cam sensor)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L tilt/ telescope VIN: WBAFB33581
hello all BMW techs, i have this vehicle x5 here the tilt and telescoping steering wheel does not work. i can only here a faint clunk when i push the switch back, nothing on any other movement. i have checked all the fuses, all were good. i dont have a wiring ...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37482
Hello bmw techs working on this 325i that will very infrequently set the two above codes which causes the vehicle to go into a limp mode on the throttle operation until the next key cycle[happened twice in last three months] found a tsb that fits the symptoms ... Trouble codes: 115 (throttle range adaption check), 135 (limp home adaption plausibility)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBED90E5P
Dear Fellow Techs. I have a customer which has a 1993 3oo te 4 matic that has a bad engine. He also has a wrecked 1988 260 sedan. He would like to take the 260 engine and put in the 1993.He says he was told this should work. I am skeptical to say the least.Asi...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L clutch pedal VIN: YS3CD65U7S
Evidently this one ruined a week at the other shop, they put in a new clutch, 2 slave cyls and 2 master cyls, bled it repeatedly. the customer got tired and came to me, I diagnosed it as either the pedal or the hose. The archives show not much but 1 fix for a ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB61H4W
The check engine light stays on, code 442. Vacum hoses have bean replaced. Code cleared but came back after 30 miles, same code. Trouble codes: 442 (EVAP leak)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L oil pressure light/buzzer VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
I just put a used motor in this beetle and have a oil pressure warning light/buzzer coming on at 2000 rpm,then goes away at idle and low rpm. I switched my wix filter for a dealer filter and still comes on. Sending unit is not leaking,and I switched back to th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L interior VIN: 3VWSK69M62
We’ve had at least three or four of these Jettas in the last couple months with the same problem. Whenever it rains the floors get all wet, mostly on the passenger side but sometimes on the driver’s side too. I know the Passats have a problem with the cabin fi...

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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Alarm triggered message in dash VIN: SALPV1245T
I wish I had a true solution to this to impart. I received five good possible solutions. The first was to check for alarm triggered which I did at least five times in all relevant modules. One mention the intrusion ultra-sonic sensor which I had removed and ch...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter motor VIN: YS3FB45S33
Dear responders thank you very mutch for taking time to give me some input.When at first the car came in i jumpt it and it started right up , after that it started just fine several times on the battery it came with. Replaced it enyway with a new one. Start an...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3FD46Y23
Customer has taken car to drive it for a while and will let me know back. Nothing I was able to do made any difference to the SID mileage. Justin told me about a possible vacuum leak due to the rubber evap line elbow fitting on the throttle body, for whi...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
thank you all for your help on this one . most of the replys i recived on this car was for the ign switch . after talking to some people at the vw dealership who told me that the bcm whould have to be reprogramed . the customer took the car to the dealership t...
1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L LF power window VIN: WVWGF31J5X
Thanks for all the input. Seems as though the consensus is that I need to get the correct window motor in the car. Checked wiring harness under carpet and ground stud-all ok. Trying to locate the correct motor for the car. Will post a final update to let y...
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