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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L windows/sunroof/draw VIN: WBACB4316P
hey guys, new tech working for Jason (subscriber) i have a mystery draw and wiring diagram discrepency on this vehicle. .117A @ ground terminal with a Fluke meter (not a test light) when doors, trunk and hood are latched (some with a screwdriver) draw is prese...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L tank leak diagnose pump VIN: WBABM3348Y
code keep coming back.P1477:tank leak diagnosis pump reed switch not open (currently present !) We've Autologic but you can't activate the tank leak diagnosis pump on this old model. From DME pin 34 at X60004 wire color: black/ green will sitch on the DM-TL pu...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Blower Final Stage VIN: WBAAV53431
Where is the blower final stage location on this model. Any reply will be appreciated.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine failsafe warning VIN: SAJDA01D71
Hello Jag techs, This 01 Jaguar S-Type came here from a local used car dealer with an intermittent "Engine Failsafe" warning on the dash. The engine does not lose power and seems to drive normally. There is no MIL, and no codes stored in the ECU. I have not b...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L compressor VIN: 108.18-12-
The compressor is needing replacing. I have a new York compressor and receiver-drier that I will be installing. I need to know the correct amount of oil the system holds. If anyone knows the amount of refrigerant that would be helpful also. I am flushing the e...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Hey Gurus, I've stumbled across a new one (for me). This is a very well kept 1990 E300, clean inside and out with a perplexing warmup/hot mode condition. From a cold start to just under 80C the car behaves fine, then (sometimes) it develops multible tip in mi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDB2010242
This is a UK spec 190E saloon fitted with a 2 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine and 4 speed automatic tranmsmission. The car drives fine in all gears but when the accelerator pedal is depressed quickly to full depression to operate the kick down the transmission...
2006 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 2.5L lacks power VIN: WDB9046632
hi fellow techs,this sprinter came in with a loose front crank pully,damaging front of engine,new short motor fitted, engine starts and idles as should, problem is after idling for a while will emit some black smoke from tail pipe,when driving,very slow to acc...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L convertible top VIN: WP0CA2983X
The control relay for the power soft top will not actuate. I have gone through the input tests as per Alldata and MOD. All inputs are as required yet the solid state double relay will not activate. The pwr soft top will work perfectly if the relay is bypassed....
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifting VIN: 3VWBB81H9R
This car came in with the customer complaining the trans wouldn't shift and MIl was on. As I drove the car in to the shop it felt like it was in limp mode and went a few feet then locked up and wouldn't move except in reverse. The codes I found were 00545 [wir...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no generic obd ii communication VIN: 3VWWL81H7V
Hi everyone, thank you for looking, this is my first post, please forgive me if I am not doing it right. Okay, my problem is this vehicle failed california smog for no communication with smog machine. Vehicle with non oem stereo, thought the cause was the ste...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWSP69M42
Hello to all you VW techs out there, this car came in with the customer complaint of the cooling fans always running and the a/c inop. We tore the dash apart to get to the ac controls to back probe and check for power and ground and it seems fine in that aspec...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine vibration(always) VIN: WVWPD63B32
Car came in with a bent fan clutch and motor had excessive movement when in gear. It was time for the timing belt to be replaced,and also replaced fan clutch. After repairs made car came back with a vibration at idle,in P/D and N. We replaced motor mounts a...
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8844D
This is my first post so excuse me if it is not up to par. While riding down the road the car will cut off but almost always it is like hic-up and it will take off again once in awhile you will have to put it in neutral and it will always restart. When the pro...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L engine VIN: YV1LZS6Y2Y
p0422 catalystic efficienecy below threshold bank 1. Anyone had any experience with this code on a Volvo? Vaccum hoses look good. I understand it could be intake or exhaust leaks. I know on Ford's it is common for intake manifold gaskets to cause this code. An...

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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L uncknown VIN: WBAE62316N
Problem was so simple. Wire from lamp at alternator was unplugged (round clamp with nut). Somebody forgot to connect it after some repair. Because of open on dash charging lamp circuit alternator would start charging just after accelerating engine to about 3...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 4-5 shift VIN: 5UXFA53512
Thanks for the replies on this problem.Never did get any further checking on this vehicle.Brother in law decided to take it to dealer and trade the vehicle on a new 3 series.
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBABW33424
Thanks to all that answered the post -- twas the alternator and no other problems - for the "BMW" person - you are correct -- I do overdiagnose -- "I" am used to well built car like Honda and Toyota that the alternator lasts more than 40K for a high cost alt...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D1L
sorry for the delay in closing, i have spent some time researching this glitch without finding the exact cause, the customer is understanding. thank you to all that replied for your insite. this continous flashing code 18 has many possibilities and until it c... Trouble codes: 18 (testing and results).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M32
did what you all suggested by changing the glow plug harness...didnt visually see anything wrong with the old one when looking at it closely...the part was quite resonable in price... thankyou very much for the support... Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug 1), P0673 (glow plug 3).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: 9BWPH61572
Replaced temp sensor on bottom of radiator diver's side, still no fans. Traced down no voltage problem to fans, found bad 40 amp fuse on top of battey. Didn't realize this little metal strips on top of battery are fuseable links. Vehicle ok so far with new te...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Shift VIN: WVWMD63B04
It looks like it may be the Trans control module. Cust declined to pay for more diagnostic time. Towed it out. Thanks to those who took the time to answer my post.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L turn signals VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Sorry I forgot about this post. I ended up checking for power in the back of the central electronic module (CEM). There was no power for the left front turn signal. At this point I knew there must have been a problem in the steering module which according ...
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