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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9320V
Customer came in with check engine lite & failed emissions.Pulled code P0420. Inspected cat and had chunks. Replaced with Catco universal converter. Cleared codes. 2 weeks passed check engine lite on again but they did pass emissions. Lab scoped 02s. Front loo... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. converter efficiency)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L brake lights VIN: WBAGJ8322V
the rear brake lights on this car come on when started, and stay on till the key is turned off. without any wiring diagrams we are at a stand still. i can not find any thing in the archieves with the brake lights staying on. does anyone out there know about th...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hello BMW tech's, We have this 528i that at times at idle will start surging. We could not get it to happen but it has been to other shop's and they could not find the problem. There are no codes and the car has been maintained, the only thing we did was a fue...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
last november this s type came in with the p 0065 code, we checked for broken lines and plugged ports, every thing looked okay, we went ahead and replaced the valve and cleared codes, so 5 months later the car is back with the same code, also found out that th... Trouble codes: P0065
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY194X4
Car comes back multiple cylinder misfire. Misfire #6.. #4 sparkplug wire boot hard as if burned. Changed plugs, #6 had carbon not found on others. What would cause two coil packs to go dfective? Coil packs are controlled by input from ECM... Switching coil pos...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
Hi Guys ! This car need to renew the register by next month. Customer's worried , because the MIL just came on and stay ,but no complain about driveability.No hesitation,stalling.. In ECU we also found 3 more code P0422 for bad cat. conv. P0455 & P0442 for maj... Trouble codes: P1519 (camshaft control logic chain)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shifting VIN: WDBJF65H7X
vehicle tow in. no shifting on the any gears when vehicle warms up. replaced the transmission filter & fluid and tested drive on the dyno. up to 60mph for ten minuites. gave back to customer. 2day later towed in again. check w/ scanner no code. check on the TS...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
hay m/b wizards i need some help on this one while i still have some hair left on my head!!this ml 320 came in with misfire codes checked for code pulled the above mentioned checked #5 moved coil misfire followed give complete tune up and 1 coil there should b... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDB2304752
hey mb tech's this sl500 has a horrible buzzing sound coming out of the engine. when we checked it with a stethscope we found the tension pulley was noisey. after replacing it the noise was still there. we removed the fan belt and ran the engine and the noise ...
1981 Other European DMC12 2.8L Blower Motor Resistor VIN: SCEDT26T0B
I know this may not be proper as it is not really a "help me fix it " question but I need the location of the heater / AC blower resistor (as I have only High and number 2 speeds ) -- Maybe if I ask how do I test for only 2 of the 4 speeds ? I wont get critica...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L shift VIN: WP1AB29P14
hello gentlmens,i have a 2004 porsche cayenne s ,with 54k mile ,i start it up ,put it in drive takes about five second then it jumps into gear,trans fluid is ok ,i checked it folowing the dealer steps ,and it slips sometimes ,any idea please reply
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWPBS1H0W
Hi, this car has vibration in motor at 2800-3300 rpm in neutral or park, you feel it while driving, feels like bad motor mount, but in park if you hold rpm in this range and put your hand on intake you feel crazy vibration. we removed both drive belts and this...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: 3VWTG69M51
OK VR-6 Techs I have a question for you. This car came in with a rattely, noise at idle and as you are accellerating after a stop. I have not taken it to any higher speeds as it's pretty bad. I have read about the tensioners wearing is that what I am likely ...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L abs light VIN: YV1AW8313P
On these old abs systems, the light would stay on when the fuse for the suppression relay is bad. Well, the official Volvo wiring diagram for 92-93 says the relay and computer are under the seat..nope, neither seat... the 88-91 wd shows the components near the...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61R31
We do not work on Volvos but this car belongs to a friend. He is trying to pass the emission test and it won't set readiness for EVAP and catalyst. If he drives it long enough the P0420 code comes on. I tested the oxygen sensor outputs with 3 different scanner... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst below efficiency)
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H73
We don't have a good component locater for this vehicle and are trying to identify the locations of all O2 sensors. The main one in question is coming up on the scanner as B2S1. The dealer's parts dept was of no help either. Simply described as front or rear ... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor)

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L oil VIN: WAULT68E02
Hello, Thanks for all the replies to my problem, We were unable to get this car to leak oil while in our shop. The residue of oil we found from the leak leads me to believe its coming from the seal between the head and the camshaft tensioner on the right side....
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L rough idle VIN: WBAGB4312L
Thanks for all for the usefull replies. Most of you were right with air leak & injectors problem. We discovered the air leak at 4. cyl. intake gasket. When we replace the head gasket the gasket was put on reversed. So we correct with new gasket & the O2 readi...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Heater
Thank you for your help, unfortunately I was not able to continue with the repair to this vehicle. There is however a lot of good info on this vehicle from you all, if I run across this problem in the future I will refer to these posts. Anyone attempting t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBHA23G7W
Hi everybody, thanks for all who helped me on this car, after checking everything, fuel pressure, air leakage and found no problem, i put my star diagnose, enter the engine ecm and went to control module adaptation and reset self-adaptation the car started fin...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA633BX
Thanks to all that helped with this the input was a great help. We did replace all 4 coils and the output control we also checked the wiring and found it to be good. We then replaced the ECU and problem was fixed.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6W
Thanks for the replys, but waS not able to fix this one.After checking all the wiring and both TCM and ECM for codes and correct coding all seem ok. Might be in ECM customer didnt want to spend much money, so again thanks for the replys. Trouble codes: P1613.
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS92D12
Thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. THere were mixed reviews about installing a used A/C Control Module, and being able to code it. Some have said that they have been able to code them successfully, and others have said that were not so luc...
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