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1995 BMW bmw 2500CC Cooling Systems VIN: 070BT02268
Hi, This BMW 525TDS has two problems at the same time fist problem is hot start it gets fire after 5 seconds if the engine is hot,we know that preheating sytem is switched of automaticaly after 60 C,if the engine is below 60 C it gets fire perfectly after preh...
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L power window VIN: WBABG2320T
Both L and R windows will sometimes stop when trying to close window. It is acting like the safety stop is being activated. I am not familiar with BMW. I looked on Alldata(Nodata)not much help on this issue! It shows a window relay, but there is not one where ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Popping noise VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Good morning everyone this car came from a local BMW dealership. They had told the customer that it needed a new engine and he didnt like that answer so he brought it to us. The car had multiple misfire codes and runs very rough. The car has a loud popping sou... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (1 misfire), 0302 (2 misfire), 0304 (4 misfire), 0306 (6 misfire), 1520
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBABW33424
BMW came in with typical low voltage problems (dead battery - when running inst lamps came on then died - etc) Charged and checked battery and checked for charging voltage - none over battery volatge (approx 12.6 V) Check voltages at (large) B+ cable at alt ...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Failsafe Engine Mode VIN: SAJPX1844X
Usually after a few minutes of driving, amber warning light and "failsafe engine mode" message come on. Performance is restricted, cruise inop and lower brake lights(but not center) come on. "Check Engine" light does NOT come on and has NO codes stored. Turn k...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no start VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Hello, I am having a little run of bad luck here and I could use a hand.This E320 came in with a no crank situation.It also lost all gauges and there was a buzzing from the relay center under the hood with the key on. Easy diagnostic,right? Well no such luc...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDB1704662
Vehicle purchased recently. Owner noticed poor idle quality shortly after taking delivery. Random miss when idling. Until recently we had no diagnostics for Benz and had diagnostic carried out by another workshop. Fault stored for misfire #6. Roughness display... Trouble codes: P81F3 (I have no info for this code), PC246 (I have no info for this code)
1978 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L speedometer drive VIN: GAN6UG2042
Hello All, Speedometer is inoperative due to broken drive on output shaft of transmission. Is replacement -in-car possible or is it necessary to remove trans? Thank you very much.
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L engine VIN: KM8SC13D55
We change the oil and filter on this car and my guy over filled this one because of improper drain procedure. Now this car smokes every time we drive for about a block. anyone ever had this happen on this vehicle. Thanks in advance for your help.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
Hello all you VW diesel techs, I would like to rip out my hair... we have a jetta tdi that wont start without a whiff of starting fluid. I know that we should not be using the starting fluid but it will run all day once it is started, the minute we shut it off...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Inherited a beetle from another shop that had tried to cobble the cooling fan relay. We put the correct coolant fan control module in & cooling fans will kick in when car warms up now. They will not kick in when you turn the AC on & the car will not cool. If ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Hi, Hope you guys can help. MIL illum w code P1580. Engine idles rough & occasionally stalls. Always has this problem. Cleaned throttle body assy & performed idle relearn by turning ignition key on for 20 minutes. Thnx. Trouble codes: P1580 (mfr ctrl veh spd idle cntrl aux inp)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Park brake indicator light VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
Net Techs, Thanks for taking your time to read this. the issue is that the park brake indicaor light stays on and bell starts dinging when driviing. the fluid level is up in the master cylinder and have unplugged the low fluid switch. removed console and test...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L monitors VIN: YV1KS9602W
We replace the air pump on this car two weeks ago. We let the customer drive the car for a week and take to emmisions. The car failed, not enough tests complete. I tried to take it through the drive cycle today and still no luck. It will not pass: Catlyst Evap...

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2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Drive train VIN: WAULL44E85
Thank you to those who replied. It turn out to be a belt seperated inside the right rear tire. Depending on load it would make noise. Thanks again.
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH9337X
Thanks to all who replied. Customer has not had a ses light since repair. We replaced the vanos seals and cleared codes. thanks again, Joe [...]. Trouble codes: P1397.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5747V
First I would like to thank those who replied to our post. Second I want to apologize, the tech that posted this forgot to mention two new knock sensors were installed. I took the ECM out and opened it up to see what I could see and found a capacitor that had ... Trouble codes: P0328 (ks sense cirt. out of range high voltage a bank), P0333 (ks sense cirt. out of range high voltage b bank).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifting VIN: WDBJF55F5V
The conductor plate (the electric part of the transmission - mounts above the valve body) that the tranny shop had used (not an MB original) was faulty. Vehicle speed calculation is the average of the two rear ABS wheel-speed sensors. We read 0 because of a ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L a/c system VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P24
Ok, so here it went. The customer "needed" the car and he didn't want me to waste time if i couldn't fix it right away. HAH! So he called Porsche and after 3 tows and endless parts replaced it seems to be ok after a month! They replaced the right bank cam sens... Trouble codes: P0011.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M22
I am going to call this one fixed. The intermittent no start has not returned for a few days now. Thanks for the help, especially on the P1296 Code. The replies stated that this was a coolant concern. Replacing the ECT Sensor took care of the problem. Dan sugg... Trouble codes: P1296 (Man. Controlled Fuel and Air Metering), P0118 (ECT Circuit High Input), P0420 (CAT Efficiency below Threshold).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L overheats VIN: 3VWSK29M93
Well that was just the response I was hoping for.Next morning started with checking coolant flow back to tank and there was none.Removed thermostat and sure enough the inpeller had seperated from shaft.With engine running I could see shaft spinning but impelle...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWEH93C26
Thank you for the replies, Mitchell On Demand was incorrect, it said to push piston back in caliper after retracting e-brake motors, actually need to turn pistons back into caliper
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1CZ91H14
We replace the thermostat and housing and temp sensor. Still internittantly overheating due to the cooling fan not coming on. I believe the problem was with the ECU. Customer chose to take car to the dealer. We have not heard back from them. Thank you for...
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