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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA88C7S
this one is diffrent from the other request i've looked at.the injectors pulse 2 to 3 times and then stop but i continue to get spark.checked timing belt and crank pulley for broken key and all is fine. i get crank signal on the scanner and if i unplug my hall...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L tach signal VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, We have no tach signal at cluster and A/C module, Ihave cleaned all connections at cluster, a/c module and engine ECU. A/C compressor is inop because of missing tach signal, I have disconnected cluster and no change. Does cluster supply this info to ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
hello techs, short and easy questions. Customer just bought vehicle with airbag light on, then I get it. seats look like there out of a later model m3? first Question is that posible to do interchange the seats without drilling and welding. second the conector...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L coolant level light VIN: BN736548J3
looking for some help from the bmw guys!what i have is a 330ci that was drivin overheating. melted the water pump vain.the overflow tank cracked down the side. replaced the water pump,thermostat,resivoir tank and coolant level sensor. the vehicle now runs grea...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGL63442
This car came in with a crackling noise, descriped like a continious wave electical noise comming out from the radio speakers, you can hear the radio stations playing but very staticky. It does this on FM,AM, AND CD. Perform testing with the bmw gt1 but there ...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Multiple Restraint System VIN: 5UXFB53505
Hi Fellow Technicians. I have this 05 BMW X5 that we are doing collision repair to. The left side airbags have been replaced along with the seatbelts and tensioners. I am in the process of installing a new side impact sensor. As soon as it is installed the MRS...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1230332201
customer came with hard starting,hessitation on acceleration,and can cut out after hesitation,can help cold start by using aero start,or manually deflect baffle plate while starter is engaged, have replaced,spark plugs and leads,ignition module,baffle plate h...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBAU8D6J
Vehicle left shop 2 weeks ago with a.c. working (no a.c repairs done),car returned with inop compressor.According to wiring diagram,powering up the pressure switch should bypass the selector switch & evap sensor to the a.c. controller and turn on the compresso...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Checked all tune parts and they look good. Car stalls and/or runs rough warm at times. When car stalled on customer she had a very hard time starting it. After staring when she put car in gear it would stall. First idea was, given mileage that there was a fuel...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L left turn signal VIN: WDBGA51E2R
ignition key on engine not running turn signals operate normally , start cat and left turn signal will start to flash even though the switch is not flipped. check power input to combination rely postions #4,6,7,14,,15 live with key in on postion ground at post...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Temperature VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
The A/C will blow ice cold for a while, then all of the sudden it starts blowing hot. If the A/C button is turned off then back on it will start blowing cold again until it wants to start blowing hot again. It has the manual A/C. I am leaning toward the blend ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
This is a interesting one. as you see from the repair history, vehicle was purchased at the auction. It ran great when we bought it. the owner of the shop is driving it. put some minor repairs into it (left rear shock, front brake pads) and no problems existed... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC P0300), P2052 (Misfiring of Cylinder 5 P0305), P2055 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2057 (Misfiring oc cylinder 7 P0307), P2043 (Misfiring)
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L clutch VIN: ZFFXR48A7V
Car will run and shift fine for several days. Sometimes in a morning, it will select a gear then suddenly dump the clutch, 1st or reverse, the red "rear deck" warning light will flash sometimes. The deck latch is OK, car works fine all other times. Is this a h...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L out side temp sensor VIN: YS3FF46YX3
good day techs I have this 03 saab 9-3 vector in here it has collision on driver side whole head light assembly has replace with factory part after that both of headlight would blink rapidly.only with engine running.if engine not running,it will work fine and ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L automatic shifting VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
Hi Europeon techs, or anyone who has encountered a similar situation. I need some expert guidance. I have a 1999 Jetta GL with an automatic transmision that has shifting problems and I am not convinced that the tranny is junk. The shifting is low and sometimes...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
just got this 1999 jetta in. it is blowing warm air at idle and the compressor is off. when idle goes up compressor kicks in and ac is very cold. freon seems to be full . we sell used cars and don't do alot of ac work so any help on this would be appreciated
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B92
Engine light is on. The car runs fine. code P2096 is the only code set. Fuel trims long and short fluctuate around 0. front O2s sweep .2 to .9. The rear O2s seem to be working as long as the throttle is fluctuating, at idle bank #1 hangs low and bank #2 hangs ... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Noise VIN: WVWRR61J44
Hi there, This little TDI has a nasty buzz in the dashboard under light acceleration. I took out the radio & it's coming from inside the heat duct assembly thing behind the radio. Can't be made quiet with any amount of adjusting. You can't even buy one of the...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5545V
car will not start,it ran fine the day before and now the car will not start. Spark is there ,fuel is there, compression is within specs. visually timed spark with contaminates in the fuel.engine kinda cranks funny, kinda sounds like the vehicle...

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2002 BMW M5 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93402
We really don't know what the problem was. Installed the old flywheel and the vehicle ran the same. So we knew the problem wasn't the flywheel. We tested everything and could not find a problem. We reinstalled the new flywheel again and now it is happy and... Trouble codes: P0012 (A Camshaft Position Sensor), P0014 (B Camshaft Position Sensor).
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Stall VIN: WBSBR93413
Car won't be back for about a month so I'll close for now. Intake vacuum leaks, sticking idle valve & ECU reflash were mentioned. I'll post if there is new info. Thanks to all.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E6V
Thanks Robert,Raymond and another tech. Problem fixed with transmission module replace with wire loop recode transmission module and short battery terminal.can signal back to's been almost a week,did not hear from customer. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1747 (Fault in CAN from ETC), P0600 (Fault from ESP), C1022 (Fault in CAN communication with ME N3/10), B1755 (Serial interface K2 from auto ac/tempmatic controlto instrument), B1040 (CAN communication fault to engine control module), B1231 (coolant temperature sensor B11/4 cocmes from engine control module).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Alternator Assembly VIN: WDBENZC240
We replaced the battery with a genuine one we borrowed from another Benz & it made no difference. I insisted that my rebuilder replace the regulator he installed with an OEM one which I paid for myself mind you & the problem has not returned. Thanks to all m...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L battery goes dead VIN: WDBNG83J14
Replaced overhead courtesy lamp, draw down to less than 45ma. Still losing key memory overnight. Replaced EIS, had some coding issues, finally resolved, vehicle keeps coding and draw still less than 45ma. I therefore pronounce the car "repaired correctly"!
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L Soft Top VIN: ZFFXR48A9V
Thanks to James, Tom, Jesus, and Jeff. Special Thanks to Stewart who faxed me the bleeding procedure. Stewart said it best. "You are opening up a can of worms, you can fill the fluid up but then it needs to be bled. Start with 10 hours" I topped it off and bl...
1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L throttle body calibration VIN: YS3CL65R2P
Ok, this one is finally out of here...and will be at the Carlisle Import show this weekend along with about 160 other Saabs.. Thaks to all who responded, especially Anders for giving access to the vacuum diagrams, and Justin [...], and Martinus ...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H91
Ends up we sent this vehicle to the dealer for the upgrade to the PCM which was the most popular suggestion by most people. Dealer checked and said that the computer was already updated to the most recent available upgrade, I asked them why, in their opinion i... Trouble codes: P1530 (Pedal Position sensor 1 2 Circuit Sum Out of range).
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EB59E33
Thanks to all who replied, Most of you thought I would need to replace the turbo which was my thinking. I got one reply that mentioned replacing the throttle body o-ring where it meets the intake pipe along with the turbo. I checked the car and found that the ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Thanks for all your replies.all where good input but some seemed more directed at the earlier 9-3. Jim suggested I check the spark plugs wich turned up some useful info that I was not suplied with.It seems this time last year this car had the plugs replaced at... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L ability to run VIN: 3VWDD21C01
I recd. info about inspecting(replacing)the Airflow meter and main relay. The advice about disconnecting the airflow meter when the car is in a no-start condition. The Beetle is 60 miles away so I will have to wait for it to get closer to show her how to disco...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS9403Y
Thanks for all the info on this. Sorry it took so long to get back but the customer couldn't figure out if they wanted to spend more money on it. I replaced the oil pump and that solved the problem. No way to tell the old one was bad but it did take care of it...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ59H13
Thank you to everyone who helped me on this. after further testing and help from a friend with a volvo specific scan tool, we determined that this fault is in the instrument cluster. We have yet to fix it, because the customer can't leave the car long enough...
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