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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L rear calipers VIN: WBADD6321W
Hello everyone. Im currently working on a mystery brake problem on a 98 528I. The customer has stated that on two separate occasions the rear calipers on the car have seized up while driving without any warning. Both times the car was left at the shop overnigh...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADM6348X
Hey Gang, This 5 Series belongs to one of my better customer and is well maintained by this retired gent. The past few months a vexing problem has developed. Shortly after a cold start (usually within five minutes) the engine hickups...cuts out at idle while ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33453
vehicle originaly came from the body shop for an alignment. service engine soon light was on. ran KOEO self-test. found DTCs P0491 & P0492. performed visual inspection of secondary air system. found loose connector @ air pump. secured plug, cleared codes, road... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Compressor VIN: 2004BMW545
Hello fellow techs. We cannot find any obvious methods for removing the A/C compressor serpentine belt. I've checked MOD & LData too. There is no tensioner pulley as was found in the older models. The belt has only 2 drive points, the crankshaft pulley & the c...
2003 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L SRS-Airbag VIN: SAJDA14CO3
Hello Group, We have had a '03 Jaguar XJ8 in the shop for about a week now with the SRS Airbag light on. There are no stored codes of anykind in the fault memory. The SR|S light reset each time the ignition key is cycled off. When the light is cleared with th...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs/asr/cruise control VIN: WDBGA51E1N
Good evening fellow techs!! Just hoping that somebody has already been down this road and can save both myself and my customer some time and cash by heading me toward known problem areas that might cause this problem. Fuse #23 blows after a couple days of use....
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L poor accel VIN: WDBRF61JX1
Hey guy 2001 MB c-240 no check engine light and no codes but the car has no power or little power under load replaced maf still no change tried another maf thinking bad seed still no change kind of stumped fuel press is right in spec any suggestions would be a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Help!! This Jetta was sent to us by another shop that had the battery disconnected for 3 days and it wouldn't start then. It was driven to that shop. We thought that it was probably needing the idle adaptation reset. We reset it with the VAG-COM (it then read ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L long crank VIN: 3VWSP29M52
Hi Techs. This is the second TDI I have seen with an extended crank issue. Never got a chance to fix the last one but I would like to get this one. Customer states that every morning in heated garage that he experiences extended crank time. Starts better when ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8946K
Customer picks up the car and within about 20 miles the CEL came back on along with a poor idle. We check it out and find a small vacuum leak along with a dead 02 sensor. WE repaired both, car runs fine, no codes return. Customer wants us to pay for the 02 s... Trouble codes: 312 (232 - Fuel trim), 232 (Fuel trim), 113 (Fuel trim 02)
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Bad cluck VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
Hello Friend's I have this customer that had this problem with is transmission its a four speed Automatic all wells Drive, in fourth gear the Transmission make a real bad noise, like if you hit a pot hole in the road or a spring coming loose all at one that h...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUED64B01
Thanks to all for your responses.Thanks to Mark for the phone consultation. "Rob from Ohio" had the correct track on this one. After chasing down all the various diagnostic codes and usual fixes we approached the diagnosis from a different perspective. On... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple Misfire), 16490 (Manifold / Barometric pressure sensor implausible signal - int), 16730 (Camshaft position sensor - implausible signal - intermittent), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire), 16487 (Mass air flow sensor Signal too high - intermittent).
2004 Audi A8 4.2L interior air flow VIN: WAUML4YE24
After discussing the possibilities with the customer, he has decided to either live with it or venture off to the Dealer. since we showed him how to make it function manually. He was ok with that for now. The Evaporator was not freezing, it was definately a c...
1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Tach VIN: WBAAA1307J
I think it's fixed! Thank's to those who replied, especially Charles [...], who thought a 3 volt square wave was too low. I tested the signal again and i did have 11.5 volts so that confirmed the ECM was ok. I double checked all the feeds and ground and deci...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6324S
The six replies were appreciated, but were all common problems with 8cyl engines of this vintage. What ended up fixing the vehicle was to have the fuel injectors ultrasonically cleaned and bench tested.
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Service indicator VIN: SALJMO4587
It seems that on the 2006 and later Range Rovers there was a manual reset using the gauge cluster originally designed into the vehicle. At some point it seems the decision was made to deactivate this feature. The process made it into some Tech Data books but ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L EPC/ASR Light VIN: WDBGA70EXT
Sorry about the late post.Customer was on 30 day cruise.Found wiring harness to be the problem.After stripping off the harness wrap at the trans connector,the trans fluid had soaked though the wire insulation and then was baked by the exhaust heat.Lesson learn...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L drivetrain VIN: WVWRR61J35
Thanks to all who replied. As mentioned in the previous update we went over all the clutch and transmission components with a fine tooth comb and found absolutely nothing we could hang our hat on. The crankshaft endplay was almost imperceptible but in somewhat...
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