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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53452
This BMW was brought to us because customer was told he needed a converter by the local BMW shop. I know thw P0313 is due to running very low on fuel but the 2 fuel trim codes don`t make sense. Of course Alldata doesn`t give anything but parameters for setting... Trouble codes: P0313 (missfire detected with low fuel), P1093 (pre cat fuel trim system too rich bank 2), P2098 (post cat fuel trim system too lean bank 2)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L remote VIN: SAJHX1741T
Jag techs I need your help.I have this 96 xj6 and the keyless entry does not work.I do get the one beep sound when the keyfob is pushed, but nothing happens. The central locking does work arming and disarming the system like it is supposed to. When the system ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJHX1243V
No start, no turn signals, dome light inop, headlights only work on low beam, no high beam or flash, interior door lock button inop (doors do lock and unlock from the door), no wiper or washer. "er" is desplayed in the hearter control for a few seconds when sw...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Battery Draw VIN: SAJEA51C12
Hey Guys, Today I have this X type with a 200 milliamp draw, pulled fuse 7 and it goes away. Traced this down to "Battery Saver" relay, unpluged I have no draw! I have no wiring diagrams that show this relays circuitry Has anyone seen this before or has a diag...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L blower moter VIN: WDBGA51E3S
Hey benz techs. I need help on this S500, the blower motor for the hvac system quits on the road under hard acceleration I have checked the vacume hoses going to the tank and all look good, I know this is most likely a simple fix if you know where to look, we ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator/battery VIN: WDBRN40J53
This car came in a couple of weeks ago and had a warning on the dash that there was a problem with the battery/alternator. Thinking that it was probably just a bad alternator I told the tech to just replace the alternator. After doing the job the light was out...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Evaporator VIN: YS3DD55B6S
We found that the evaporator core is leaking. According to the SAAB manual you cut the lines from the evaporator that go through the firewall. My question is how do you install the new one. We have not yet begun the job because Mitchell estimater only gives 1....
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48E5X
This seemed just like another IDM, codes for misfire and camshaft postion sensor. So I replaced the IDM. It came back the next day after the CEL started flashing as customer was exiting highway after 20 minute drive. Scan showed same codes so I threw anothe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P1300 (Random Misfire Catalyst Damaging), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Malfunction)
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1592042126
I put a strobe on the car and left the vacuum lines connected as I remembered that the timing was set on these cars w/o disconnecting the vac. lines. This car has a distributer with both vac retard & vac. advance. The timing was set when the car came in to the...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L head and valves VIN: YV1KS9507N
hello everybody,I have this 960 in my shop,it came in with a snapped t-belt. After determining that it had numerous bent valves, i removed the head and sent it off for repair. The machine shop did a complete valve job, and resurfaced the head. I got the engine...
2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L Vacuum Booster VIN: YV1CZ91M63
This noise starts out as an intermittent chirp and progresses into a VERY annoying whistle/squeal. It's clearly coming from the power brake booster vent inside the car and quits as soon as any pressure at all is applied to the brake pedal. The dealer tells me ...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1CZ91H14
need help! customer came in with overheating complaint. pressure check produced no leaks. further diagnosis revealed cooling fan was intermittently not functioning. temperature guage operating ok, scan tool check showed coolant temperature fluxuating from -36f...

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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Coolant fan VIN: WBABH88326
This was a easy fix with the right info,all data showed the coolant sensor on the engine controlled the fan,wrong,the people who replied were right the sensor on the radiator controlled the fan,replaced the sensor everything works fine.Thanks to all.
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Retraction VIN: 4USBT33453
This one is fixed very successfully but there are so many shortcuts i need to tell you about. #1 I think i could have diagnosed the sensors inside the car (although it it probably easier bench testing). To test the sensors individually you will need a power so...
2008 BMW 528i 3.0L ABS light VIN: WBANU53558
Well the vehicle is fixed but not by me. The customer took it to the dealer for the wheel speed sensor. I was not sure if it would clear itself or if there was any problems with the steering angle sensor from the accident. After talking it over with the cus...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALPV144XV
Thanks to all that replied with help. We just finished this on Friday. As we were doing some of the testing that was suggested, we removed a vacuum line which lowered the engine rpm and a noise appeared. After further testing and reading a different IATN post,...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L wiper motor VIN: WDBRN40J93
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Shiting VIN: YS3DD78B4V
Hi everyone. Sorry I'm a little slow closing this post, since the customer only brought the car back in the last week for us to check out. Unfortunately, the car still is not fixed, but it's time to close this post, so I'll post what I know so far. First of a...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWCB0154P
As suspected 2nd rebuilt ECU fixed the problem, car now runs fine - just goes to prove that just because the part is new does not mean it's good. Thanks to those who replied.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB81H5V
well, thank you all for your replies to my little problem turns out that the throtte body was completely caked with black gooey oiley crap. after i cleaned with throttle body cleaner and re-installed on vehicle i imediatly noticed that the idle speed w... Trouble codes: P1582.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS light on VIN: 3VWSA29M74
Hey guys, I never got the definition of this code 0525. I assumed it had to do with battery power loss due to the scanner's description. I erased the code and let the client take the vehicle and return for further diag. if code returned. Vehicle didn't come ba... Trouble codes: 0525 (display blocked/ power failure).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L car pulls right VIN: YV1TS90D51
I would like to thank everybody for the insane amount of responses. Robert from california hit the nail on its head. I replaced both front cotrol arms and it completely cured the pull. But thanks to all the other responses that were very helpfull allowing me t...
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