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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Headgasket VIN: WBACD3329T
BMW Techs,Vehicle came in w/ 3 inch hole in radiator, replaced radiator,Vehicle needs head or gasket, I have never done the job wondering if i'm opening a bag of worms? Should I consider selling the customer a good lower milage Engine,ship him to the dealer(No...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WDADD6322V
Hello fellow techs, have s problem BMW car with all kinds of codes, don't even know where to start, because alldata does not provide trouble shooting for the codes listed, or the codes are not listed. so here are the codes, P0121 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6349X
Hello BMW techs , I have a 1999 528i that was towed in no crank/no start condition .Diagnostics found bad key which was replaced along with vin coded ews .We alighned ews with our scaner , started and ran great . Aweek later towed back in , now with a crank no... Trouble codes: 209 (anti-tempering potection ews)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33512
This bimmer blows fuse F4 in the engine electronics fuse box.(A8680) It is the one with a red output wire. The only diagrams I can find for it are showing it as a power supply to the ECU and TCU, both on pin 7 at the respective ECU's, and to nothing else. I ca...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1347H
Hello all, thanks for your time. We've got this Jag giving us a hard time. The story is that the customer decided to pressure wash the engine then it wouldn't start. Ultimately it was towed in to us. Fresh set of plugs and it now starts and runs but very poorl...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L overdrive VIN: SAJDAO1C11
i just got in a 2001 jaguar s-type 3.0 62,000 miles. ive had these before and never really noticed this "problem" . this car shifts and seems to run good except when it goes into overdrive, it just seems to loose alot of power. the rpms drop and it seems to re...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L cooling fan VIN: SAJEA51C72
Help, I only have a partial wiring diagram. Veh came in for overheated problem (towed in). Customer stated that it suddenly overheated (went to red and was shut off by customer. When it arrived at shop it started and ran fine. Filled with coolant and checked, ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L hood release cable VIN: WDBDA29D3K
HELP!!!-,Hood release cable seem's to be broken or disconnected out at hood lock/latch. Free or no resistance when pulled,but you can hear movement out behind grille at latch area. I know there is or are many techs who have experienced this problem before,howe...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Blower Motor, Compressor, & Heat VIN: WDBEA30D7L
In the last few years we have done some exteensive repairs on this vehicle air condition system. Everytime we did the repairs vehicle would work fine. But we are at a dead end on the latest attempt to fix this particualr problem. As you can see we had already ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Car came in with no upshift. Found governor gear broke. We replaced gear and now car wants to pull forward in rev and park. Linkage was checked and everthing appears ok. I know the valve body was dropped to replace the gear but not sure where this job went wro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L lock up torq. VIN: WDBHA23G2W
this car has a intermitant no up shift 2-3 when it first come in had code po170 fuel trim and po715 a circuit turbine.after replacing the valvle body shifts comes back cust states duing the same thing. now we have code 110,135,148 i clear codes test d...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertble top VIN: WDBLK65G9X
This car came in today late, The top will not go down when hit switch, the rear head rest will not go down either, I am thinking this is why the top is not functioning, I can here the PSE pump run when I hit the rear head rest switch but will not bring donw he...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L battery goes dead VIN: WDBNG83J14
Car would die overnight. Draw on system 2000MA. Disconnected seat module, draw drops down to 600MA, and goes down no further. Have checked CAN system, draw does not drop when checking/disconnection CAN/BUS systems. Sometimes car will not recognize key and alar...
1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L throttle body calibration VIN: YS3CL65R2P
I understand that the 675BO code is because the throttle body is unprogrammed. That will disappear when the ISAT can program it.. However, if the codes are cleared, and the procedure for programming is tried, the throttle picks up to 3000 like it is supposed t...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H91
Customer complains that vehicle stalls. shakes when first starts, battery light goes on then shuts off. Once running doesnt accelerate well, shakes when stopped, runs "jerky", engine light is on steady. used lab scope to measure pedal position 1 & 2, no notic... Trouble codes: P1530 (Pedal Position sensor 1 2 Circuit Sum Out of range)
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CV 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: NV2ZZZ70ZR
starts ok cold ,after running some minuets,idles rough and surges,hold throttle say 1/4 open engine surges uncontrolable,let throttle close and stalls,have no fault codes,fuel pressure 40psi, customer disconects battery for maybe 1 hour,then reconnects ,car d...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Car was towed in by customer. This car has a very hard shift into 3rd gear. So hard it will chirp the tires. Line pressure looks good until going into third it will it hit 150psi before shifting. Everything else works fine and shifts as expected. No codes in c...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
compressor inop, pulsing voltage from fan control to compressor. multi meter says i have 12 volts always even with key off, will not light test light, until it pulses.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWDC21V02
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L tpms sensor VIN: WVGCC67L84
04 Touraeg 4.2 104000 miles The problem is that that the tpms light comes on DAILY, when it feels like it (customer was in florida for a month, and it never came on, but as soon as he got back up to colder climates, it says "flat tire" and "defective wheel onb...
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L low compression, cyl#3 VIN: YV1LW56D5X
Car comes in with owner stating "its only running on four". Scanned for fault codes..had code P0303 (misfire cyl# 3). Pulled plugs...lots of deposits (OEM. Volvo plugs), #3 badly fouled, #3 coil cracked at stem to plug. Replaced plugs with NGK Iridiums (this w...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD632XS
All done. I followed Steves advice and ordered a new lock housing, ignition lock, upper column housing and shear bolts. For my first time it went pretty smooth. It took about 2 hours and I didn't have to much trouble except I needed a hand putting the circl...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33453
well, i checked on the items other members pointed out. i was unable to find anything that would indicate a part/system failure. everything appears to be operational. cleared codes, road tested vehicle after letting set overnight. no codes reset. no codes pend... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine noise VIN: SALTW16413
Engine falls into range of defective machined Rover engines for 2003. Fighting with Rover for warranty, will post any further information when it comes available.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L no 3-4 upshift VIN: 113.044.12
trans rebuilder installed linkage improperly which put it in a bind. after i freed it up, i found that the adjustment on this baby is very touchy and time consuming. thanks for all the replies. they were right on the info that i received. i did the math tire d...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1260321A14
Hi everybody: I am thankful for the help but what I really needed was the wiring diagram for that particular model. It was imposible for me to do anything under the those circunstances. The car is still at the shop and the customer understands the situation ( ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Well this was a fun one, After checking for spark,fuel and compression all were okay, so I thought, Checked Ign coil and dist cap and rotor, Cap looked okay the rotor looked okay just old. Checked rotor with ohm meter it checked okay,check rotor flange, it w...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA24D5H
this is the final solution: Crossing terminal one and two at the MAS will allow the fuel pump to run. Car would start right up and all would seem normal. Then the tach would go erratic and then not register at all, even though the car was still running. Wh...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1R
I didn't know this was obdII, found plug as suggested by Allan. Got a code P1700 for the delay shift circuit. Had good vacuum to sol. but accuator won't hold vacuum. Read about many accuators being bad. changed accuator and system hold vacuum. road tested and ... Trouble codes: 02 (lh1), 17, 34 (lh2).
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Cuts out VIN: SCAZN02A9K
None of the information supplied was of any remedy help ,either because it had no bearing or was operation's we had already performed. However I thank any and all of those overworked techs that we are for their input Thanx very much anyway Chuck S.
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