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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
hello group, i need some bmw help once again. i am a honda dealer tech, and am looking at this car for a good customer of ours. at steady cruise, this car will act as if it loses all ignition, for about 1 second and then all is normal. it may go several days ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Heat VIN: WDBHA22EXS
No heat. Vent temp @ idle only reaches 95 deg. F. in shop and only gets luke warm at best when it's 15 degrees outside. The auxillary coolant pump has power & ground with ignion on, but no sound can be heard from pump with stethoscope. (I think the pump is bad...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L alternator VIN: WDBPJ78J82
I am replacing alternator on this vehicle it is only available at dealer for wholesale cost of 888.00 reman. My labor guide is incorrect their is no wat this whole assembly can be replaced in 1 hour does any know what the easiest install is and the proper char...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering VIN: WMWRC33483
Any Mini Cooper techs?? We got this car in with no power steering (electric ps) and we were able to find a wiring diagram on Mitchell. But we dont know what voltage we should be seing on the yellow wire to the steering control unit and the voilet/wht wire to t...
1981 Other European DMC12 2.8L Fan Fail VIN: SCEDT226TO
Fans / fan operation work properly and really no other problems EXCEPT seems that when AC compressor comes on "Fan Fail" lamp comes on / off with the cycling clutch, Owner supplied a correction part from an outfit to correct this problem --It was a plug with 2...
1981 DeLorean DMC 12 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Hard hot restart VIN: SCEDT26TOB
1)Cold engine starts right up and idles great (has fast idle flair etc )-- after about 30 secs a surge starts (500 -1500 RPM) and lasts maybe 90 secs -- then idles fine again for about 3 mins then surges but minor (+/- 250 RPM) -- after about 5 minutes running...
1991 Other European SilverSpirit 6750CC MIL Lamp on VIN: SCAZS00A8L
Despite this vehicle being made in this country I can find no information on how to read any Error codes from the Fuel injection system. Can anyone help me out? The engine check light is on but the customer has no drivability complaints. It has just passed the...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3FB49S04
Vehicle came in with wipers inop. Found relay removed. Installed relay and found wipers on all the time.checked scan data found wipers on high always. I have a column integratiuon module in hand but am wondering do I need WIS to program this module??? Any help...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L intake cam VIN: WVWPD63B92
car came in on a flatbed, customer traded due to it not running. The inspection process is as follows. Checked for motor rotation from crank pulley and verified markings. The flywheel mark is at tdc exhaust cam is dead on, compression none. Pulled valve cover,...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWRH63B83
Car came in with ABS light on.Extracted codes. #01435- Sender 1 for Brake Booster - G201. Also code #00526 - Brake light switch. Brake lights were not coming on so switch was replaced and both codes were cleared. On road test ABS light came back on.Code for Br...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M95
MIL light on with no driveability concerns. P2564 Turbo boost sensor low. I'm a Ford Tech and know little about VW's. Are there any known issues for this code?? Also where is it located?? Trouble codes: P2564 (Turbo Boost sensor circuit low)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWST81K86
Hey guys really need your help on this one. problem is a severe intermittent hesitation from stop or slow roll. does not seem to matter if hot or cold. drove it 50 miles happened 3 times. I am using vag-com and graphing the tps,maf,rpm,and boost. normally all ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L engine
Hey Guys,need a little help with this one.We have a car that we bought from a customer after he neglected to replace the timing belt and when it broke it pretty much distroyed the engine.i replaced the engine with a used engine we got from a very reliable auto...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: YV1LZ5641W
This vehicle has a rumbling noise coming from the floorboard area sounds as if it is coming from the driveshaft or possibly the transfer case. Noise occurs when makig turns to the left or right traveling at slow to medium speeds 5-20 mph. You can feel the nois...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T04
Hey techs, I have a volvo that has an intermittent problem in communication with the computers. The car first came in about 3 months ago. Cust. complaint was she hit a bump and car shut off. Towed into shop, car would not start. I checked codes, and found had... Trouble codes: ECMA0, BCM01, ECM94, ECM51, ECMA0, ECMA0

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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
thank you guys for helping me fix the truck the problem was the ecm thank yous again
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Alternator (?) VIN: SAJNX2346R
Thanks to all who wrote back. The first reply was the right one this time, - the vibration damper had come loose & needed to be re-vulcanized. Not an 'electrical' issue at all. The car is gone, since day before yesterday, just remember, look for the simple stu...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBED90E5P
Dear Fellow techs after reading all the replys I discussed them with my customer and decided that there was to much risk to try to change over. The block would probaly bolt up but fuel system and oil pan are totaly different.Given enough time and money it migh...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drivetrain VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
I went back and replaced transfer case chain.Noise gone. Evidently there was enough slack that chain would jump on sprockets.No appreciable wear observed in sprockets/gears. O.E. wanted $610.00 for chain set with gears, chain not sold seperatley.Found new chai...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J31
Unfortunately, the customer had to take this car and has not brought it back. I had already checked all of the suggestions from posts, except for the sensor rotor adaptation. If he comes back, I would get this done, I cannot do it myself. Thanks to all who po... Trouble codes: P2043, P2049, P204D, P2017, P2086.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L air ride VIN: 4JGBB75E16
Sorry i havent closed this earlier,it went to the dealer,it was under warranty,i think michael from florida got it right,Don and Randy both had good advice.asked customer to let me know what fix was and ill update,thanks for help,very bizey,
1997 Other European DB& 4.0L Windows VIN: SCPAA2128V
The fault was the motor itself. Even though the old motor would run both up and down the one touch operation was restored with a new motor. Some notes about this car: There are door switches - Window will not run up unless the door is shut. The window butto...
1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGB4319M
Gentlemen you were correct, O2 sensor solved the problem, I was being overly cautious, not wanting to call back and tell an economicaly distressed customer that it needed an O2 sensor but I wasn't sure that would be all. It took this man two weeks to afford...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWRA21G7N
Thanks to Charlie, Byron, Bogdan, Brendan, and Mark for the wealth of knowledge and recommendations. It was the distributor Hall sensor. Using a DVM did not produce an accurate result from the sensor. The hall sensor appeared to function correctly to the EC...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSC29UMO
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Valves VIN: 3VWCD21C93
I would like to thank the Academy, Tim,Gene,Darrell,John,David,Cain,Farzan,Ron and Vince. Without your support this seemingly impossible task may not have turned out so successful. Being the owner of this operation, a $4000 job going south is not a great feeli...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AX8847K
Thanks to everyone who replied, after checking I found that the fuel pressure tha Mitchell had of 42 psi was wrong and that the fly wheel can be at several places to make these cars run the specs say that the positon of the flywheel should be at 15 deg below t...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CM59246
This vehicle is finally fixed. Thanks to those who replied. The problem was dirt in the fuel tank building up on the suction screen in the pump. The customer had filled the car from an old fuel tank they had on a farm and the tank was dirty. Pulled pump and... Trouble codes: P0089.
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