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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bags VIN: 4USBT33423
The air bag warning light stays on. There ar 16 codes in the safety information module, SIM. There are no codes in either of the two satellite modules. Baum scanner will not communicate, Launch scanner communicates, reads codes, says it clears codes, the airba...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22223
Hey Guys, This car came to me from used car lot, In limp mode. Retreaved above codes, cleared all and restarted. As soon as i put it in gear , service engine lamp came back. I checked eng ECU , no codes. Checked trans and the P1748 was there. Cleared it again... Trouble codes: P1472 (Variable inlet manifold motor), P0200 (none), P0301 (none), P0064 (none), P1748 (bake solenoid open circuit short to gnd or batt)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1290662
Hi there, i have this mercedes here which has an intermittant problem with the compressor supply voltage, it came in with the a/c not working which we deduced as low gas, topped up and added dye and found it would work for about twenty minutes then cut out for...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Blower VIN: WDBGA32E6T
Hello Fellow Techs! I have this 1996 S320 here that has been exhibiting an intermittent blower run-on after the ignition has been shut off. The exact symptom is: HVAC functions normally at all times until ignition is switched off, at that time the blower may ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L center vent blow hot air VIN: WDBRF61J72
Hi Guys ! We really need MB-Tech experience on this car. Center vent blow hot air, other tahn that defroster-,leg- & side vent are blow real cool air.We remove the center dash board & change the broken operating lever, which is very commen by W203. Reset the c...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB57EX3
no brake lights on this benz alldata & mitchell both say switch on the pedal this doesn`t have that called the dealer they said it was part of the master cyl so we ordered a master it came no switch we can get the lights to work by grounding the relay but we c...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21C81
Hello VW tech's, this one is turning us into jelly:-( This code 17536 long term fuel trimlean will happen in about ten miles of highway driving. Went through all the test's, fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, air system, O2 test on scanner and cat test. so we replac... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M62
This Volkswagen Jetta TDI has come in with a complaint of no power. The customer states that when he turns the key off and then turns it on the car has its normal power. I drove with him and after expierencing the no power complaint turned the key off and then...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWSR61J25
need some help diesel vw techs out there: this is a fairly new car with only 42K. this people run biodiesel. this car came in with a NO POWER complaint. the acceleration is very sluggish, and sometimes it gets to the point where it wont climb hills. also found... Trouble codes: 16512 (valve coolant circuit n21a temp. below control limit), 16618 (turbo pressure control limit exeeded p0234 intermittent)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5648W
intercooler filling up with oil. also leaking at return tube to oil pan. smokes when started. is there a seal inside turbo that can be replaced or does unit need to be replaced!!

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E22
Thanks all you guys for the help. Customer can't wait , so he pick up the car before i've the codes from Christopher (NY) & Lukasz from Poland. I didn't hear any complain from customer , so I'll say it's a fix.
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAEG2311M
Thnaks for all of the help, everyone who answred (5 replies) was helpful. The problem turned out to be the refrence sensor built onto the ignition wire set. The sensor is available without the ignition wire set but the price was not much difference for a compl...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L etc transmission VIN: WDBNG73J52
Sorry for this post, the problem was the software on the scanner, I tried on a good car and it no go into the trans control unit. After trying with an earlier version went in with no problem Thank you Regards Rick
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Accessories VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
Advices from member : ground ,connections ,instrument cluster .Usefull helps. Problem sem to relate to car lock and security alarm system .W/o fix . Thanks.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pump VIN: WVWMA63B2W
In short I had replaced the PS pump, flushed the system, replaced reservoir. PS fluid was still 255*F and as fluid temperature rose the PS pump made noise and got louder. Flow seemed good so I replaced the rack and pinion. No difference. Replaced PS pressure h...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Compressor VIN: 3VWPE69M63
Thanks, guys. I didn't realize that this compressor was not supposed to cycle. I could not find anything in ALLDATA that said so. No further action was required with this vehicle. The car is fixed, and the customer is happy. Thanks a bunch for your replies!
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L viscous coupler VIN: YVIL256DOX
Disassembled with the consent of some of the members and got to the viscous coupler and found it to be binding. Customer would not spring for new so found used one and installed. Worked like it should and customer was happy. Next step for this type of custo...
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