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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBADE6328V
Transmission goes into limp mode. We extracted code 08 - Selection Lever Position 2. If code is cleared transmission shifts fine. Before we get into this we wanted to see if anyone could give us a heads up on this code.
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Power steering VIN: WBAGF8326W
Greetings everyone. I'm not too familiar with BMW P/S. I replaced leaking hoses @ resevoir and pressure hose between pump & gearbox. Fluid also had metal/glittery apearance, I advised P/S flush as well. Refilled & Bled air out of P/S and test drove. when @ ope...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L temp gauge,rpm gauge,speedo op,a/c op,& starting VIN: WBADN5340X
hi everyone,i've got this bmw that has the weirdest symptoms.i hope some of you bmw techs have seen something like this before.here is the symptom list: 1.brake service (!) light,abs light & traction control light come on when ignition is in start position. 2....
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L trans control module VIN: WBAAM5334Y
hello group,ive got a bmw from a local used car dealer,i think it was an auction car,it has no comunication with the trans controler.ive checked all powers and grounds to the box and they are fine.should i get a new computer? or am i over looking something,i h...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: CAJEA51C22
after install of new engine have a constant engine light have checked cylinder compression all at 150 psi, spark plugs are new irridiums, snapon fuelkare, checked injector spay by cranking over all have a nice even spray, checked for vacum leaks at intake, inj... Trouble codes: P1313, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67EXS
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. I am having problems figuring out this Automatic Slip Reduction. The light comes on and the throttle wont Accelerate. It seems that these are common for a wire harness break down, but it seems to be OK on min... Trouble codes: 30 (The code is for CAN communication with Electronic Accelerator/Cruise Control/Idle Stabilization Control EA/CC/ISC module.)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on, NO THROTTLE REPONSE VIN: WDBGA43G6V
NEED HELP ON THIS ONE. Vehicle was throwing codes out for throttle actuator replaced with good used actuator per customer request twice. first one was put in and surging stoped thought we fixed this one until test drive for about 20 mins under load asr light f... Trouble codes: P1580 (ea/cc/isc actuator)
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Engine operation VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The owner picked up his car and drove it for several days before he realized that he had a problem when he turned his headlights on. In the first position of the light switch, when all the lights except the headlights are on, the motor continues to run normall...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door ajar indicator VIN: WVWSP61J52
Hi vw folks, got a funny one here. 2002 jetta wagon, and the "door ajar indicator lamp" is always on. the dome light will remain on when its switch is placed on the "door" setting. so the owner needs to leave dome lamp in off position. what i've found so far i...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L ABS System VIN: YV1KW9603V
This volvo's ABS system is malfunctioning. When the car is started all is good, no warning lights are illuminated. Shortly after the car begins to move forward, @ 1.5 - 2 mph the ABS pump can heard 'buzzing' and one can feel the ABS system 'vibrating' or modul...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Mechanical VIN: YVIVS29562
OK, I have this V40 with a flashing arrow on the dash in drive, low power(poss.slipping?),code 700 transmission control system malfunction & 705 transmission range sensor circuit malfunction (PRNDL input). Also the fluid is very dark. Customer says the fluid w...

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1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L solenoid VIN: AR11541006
Received several responses pointing towards the cold start solenoid. The mystery's around SPICA fuel injection continue but apparently this condition occurs enough that some specialists do what I ended up doing.I moved the cold start solenoid wire from termina...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L ac compressor VIN: WAUNF78P66
I did not get to open this system to see if contamination was blocking the compressor regulator valve or if the compressor was sheared internally. Customer declined further repairs. This system has a compressor which runs all the time with a compressor regula...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L maybe torque converter VIN: WBAGG8334X
Thank you for all replies, crankcase breather valve is the problem. remove oil cap & noise go away is a good way [...] confirm the problem. Thank you everyone
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5334X
found a slightly torn hose [...] evap purge valve under intake manifold, replace hose & purge valve(just in case), customer drive 100 miles, and it pass evap monitors. pass smog. Thank you for all the imformation again. Trouble codes: P0442 (evap control system leak detected small leak), P0441 (evap control system incorrect purge flow), P1250.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Suction fan VIN: WDBLK70G91
Thanks for response! With Live Data in climate controls I had refrigerant pressure of 21Bars (approx 300PSI). I replaced climate control unit from other car. At this moment both car's fans are working correctly, which leads to most probably bad connection at c...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSR69M94
OK, here is the scoop. I know more now about deisel injection that I really wanted to know. I realize that this is not a game show or a test but you all missed this, BAD. A friend of mine who is a retired deisel tech nailed it. He said that it sounds like it i... Trouble codes: P0401.
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