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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD632XS
Good morning. I got this 525i towed in last night because the key is just turning in the lock housing. It turns about 90 degrees. It will not start the vehicle. The customer said he had a fight with the neighbors and was in a bad mood and forced the key in and...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Hello BMW Techs This BMW sets random misfire codes and runs rough. The oil seperator and hose have been replaced and the exhaust cam sensor . I have tried smoke testing have tried a different set of plugs and crank sensor . Have also checked fuel pressure 51lb... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results)
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA79B96
The wipers work good on this unit other then parking up like the GM's do. It is under warranty but 3 hours from the nearest Jag dealer so I told him I would look at it for him (I called Jag & they wouldnt tell me a thing over the phone, they just wanted him ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E1R
I have a 94s 420 its running on 4 cyls no injecter pulse or spark on the 4 dead cyls i replaced the injector harness it was rotted out still no change also the scanner cant get into the system the 3 fuses in the module are ok does this model have the overload ...
1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Dash pad VIN: 4742916316
I need some help with a 914. Out of 4 Porsche mechanics with close to 75 years combined experience, no a one can remember pulling the upper dash pad from a 914. Can anyone remember the procedure for this? The pad is very brittle, It is coming out for recoverin...
1976 Porsche 911 S 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 9117200928
Fuel leak at exhaust. Pouring out manifold. Hard starting. Pulled one injector out. Sprays non stop while engine is running.
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L low power, no rev VIN: WPOJB0930H
hello to one and all, we have this porsche that came in with an oil leak from oil lines under the intake. pulled the intake and all accessory components to get to the lines. fit everything back and the car would not start. 1st problem found was no positive pul...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L convertible top VIN: YS3DD78B1W
Saab techs I need your help. This convertible top in not wanting to cooperate.When it came in there was a B1307 and B1309 code stored. The main motor potentiometer was replaced but the top still did not work. The codes changed to a B1328 but it won't set every...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAA23B9Y
the car came in with and air injection pump code, unfortuneatly i do not have the code number. i have very limited information on how the system works other than the air pump comes on during cold start and during engine operations for system testing. the air p...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
This is a car towed in from a friends shop when he got tired of pulling his hair out on it. When you start the car it fires up runs at 1100rpm for 1 or 2 seconds the stalls. If you give the car any throttle it will die. You can rapidly pump the pedal and you c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks/speedometer VIN: 3VWSP29M21
this problem just started. the speedometer will start jumping up and down and once that starts the door lock will start there lock and unlock. the speed part always starts first before the locks. if you were driving down the road when it starts everything else...
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 ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M12
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this VW in for multiple codes being stored. P0261, P0267, P0270, P0264(all injector current low or short to ground), P0445, P0037. This car has a bunch of codes. Last week, it came in for this and we f...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lack of power VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Code will only set after a longer full throttle accel. I checked the injection timing just for something to do and it was within specs on the Vagcom timing table. Test drove again with a driver this time so I could watch data values. While cruising Map sensor ... Trouble codes: 16618 (Boost pressure Regulation Limit Exceeded Overboost Condition)
1979 Volvo 265 GL 2.7L No Start VIN: VC26565M10
does anyone know where I can access wiring diagrams for this volvo in order to trouble shoot have no power at pump or fuse number 5 any help please
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L abs module VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
car came in with check engine light,abs light,stability light all off. but customers complaint was they were all on. I got ecm code 510f, abs codes 0010,0093,0092,0095,0070.Alldata doesn't have a lot to say.I am thinking the module has a problem but not for su...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91DX2
Greetings, and Thank you all in advance for your consideration. This one is a little sketchy, not much info available on this model with Mitchell. Trans shop rebuilt trans and replaced alternator. Afterwards, vehicle exhibits a long crank and an error message ... Trouble codes: P0336

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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L power shut off VIN: WBABM334XY
Customer insisted he pick up the car Friday night even though we had not solved the problem (except to reduce the draw by pulling the fuse) He had scheduled to return monday morning for further diagnosis but did a "no show" I guess he decided he didn't have mo...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L headlights VIN: WBADNG331X
Many thanks for all of the replies. I learned that several things can cause this problem, and we checked the following: 1. Linkage on right front lower control arm. Check for cracks, breaks, and incorrect installation. 2. Sensor/switch this arm is attached t...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant light on VIN: SAJGX2749V
well guys thanks for all your help it ended up being the thermostat housing at the base i had checked this already so i ran the car and pressurized it over night the next morning i found the puddles all five replies were very helpful thanks guys
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition key VIN: SALME11403
Hello, Unfortunately, I don't have a fix for this vehicle. I tried several things, none of which really got anywhere, so after a lengthy conversation with the customer we decided to send the car to the dealer, where they might have parts on the shelf to try,...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Rear mail seal
I would like to thank everyone for their replies on this unusual request. As it turns out, the quoted labor time was indeed for after the engine was already out of the vehicle. The customer declined the repair at this time.
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L wipers, turn signals VIN: WDBFA63F3T
well went through everything again, someone had taken apart the combination relay connector and installed it upside down, so the pins on the relay and wire connector were not correct, realigned the connector and everything works. why oh why would someone do th...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA29981
removed the left side camshaft plugs. camshafts not turning. recommended Porsche factory rebuilt engine, warned the customer about the warranty procedure. customer ok. ordered and installed engine. runs great. thanks to all who responded. Jeff
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWSC29M41
well this one is fixed,thanks to all 6 of the replies. they were all helpful. i went back and checked all vac. lines and replaced 2 of them that looked bad. then went back to test pcm one more time. what i found was the logic gates that respond to ect,iat inpu... Trouble codes: 16795 (secondary air incorrect flow), 17965 (turbo over boost), 17905 (connection charger to throttle valve).
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWBK21C83
this is michael at stewarts auto in sacramento. sorry i have not replied been busy. yes the car has left and has not come back. i ended up getting another thermostat from the dealer and it seemed to take care of the problem.looked similar to the one from w.p. ...
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