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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L temp gauge VIN: WBAGG83491
car tow in cust said sys, failer mess. rased hood smell hot smeel rubber or wires not sure turned key on temp gauge on hot try to start no starter at all hook up scan tool to dlc no comucation found 30 amp fuse blown in Fuse Carrier, Engine Electronics alldate...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WBSDE93472
Hello BMW Techs: We've got an M5 with Vanos codes 114/72 Exhaust Vanos Bank 2 code 185/B9 Exhaust Vanos Bank 1 code 184/B8 Inlet Vanos Bank 1 It was suggested that we replace the Vanos and we were told we need special tools...has anyone done this job and what ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Power VIN: WDBCB25D0G
Hi MB Techs, I bought this car last year and it is in a very good condition. It had this problem since I bought it. It starts with no problem in the morning, it does not matter how cold it is but throws puff of black smoke when you start it. It does not seem ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D6H
Good Day Group, I have 2 problems with this car. The main air intake flaps do not open & the auxiliary water pump runs constantly until the Off button is pushed. I installed a substitute P/B unit & the flaps worked & the recirc. switch worked them also. Afte...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag srs
thanks in advance for reading,i have this benz with a srs light on i have retreived codes but i cant find any information on these codes i have tried mitchell and alldata my codes are b107c,b107a,b1075,b1003.are these codes pointing in a direction to test.and ...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, RUNS TOO HOT W/AC VIN: WP0AA0912C
this 911sc gets real hot after about 20 minutes of driving in summer heat with the ac on, typically i've seen these cars run around 200 to 220 degrees under these conditions, air cooled engine and all, but this car is getting around 260 to 280 degrees at the e...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z22
I only have OBD 2 capabilities for this vehicle. I have tested the wiring between the ECM and the O2 harness connector as well as the wiring from the J17 connector. There is no problem that I can find. The O2 was replaced with OEM. There is no exhaust leak. An... Trouble codes: 1137 (Rear O2 reading low voltage)
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L oil light-buzzer VIN: WV2YB0256M
Please for the love of god-help me on this one. This vanagon got towed up to us and the service writer wrote up the ticket as "tow drivers states needs waterpump" Ok so I drive it into the shop and the coolant light is flashing-no noise from waterpump-check fo...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
hello vw techs i nedd to know if the sec/air pump can cause a p0102 Trouble codes: P0102, P0411
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, run circuit issue? VIN: 3VWCK21C42
This vehicle had been driven in with a complaint of no start issues from time to time. I had experienced this problem 2 times since it has been left here. The first time this happened the ignition had been turned to run and nothing lit up on the dash and no ke...
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...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B33
This car is setting a code 16825, canister purge valve. Flow chart has us measuring resistance of valve, checking wiring and if all are fine, replace ECM. We don't work on many VW's and wonder if this is a common problem or do these valves fail regularly? Resi... Trouble codes: 16825 (Canister purge valve)
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...
1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1JW8703P
Hi techs!,once again thanks in advance for all your help. This Volvo does not like to start and idle very well on a cold startup. Needs alot of help with the gas pedal to keep it running at first. When engine finally warms up, it becomes somewhat better but no...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T93
we have a intermittent stall on this vehicle and have three codes which are posted-we never can car to stall when we drive-seems to happen when traveling on long distance trips-anyone seen this before? Trouble codes: P0192 (fuel rail pressure sensor failure), P0194 (fuel rail pressure sensor intermittent), P0089 (fuel pressure regulator 1 performance)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Popping noise VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Well this one got a little deeper. After replacing the disa valve that almost everyone said was the problem but it made no difference. I finally decided to remove the valve cover for inspection and when I got it off the engine was completly full of sludge and ... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (1 misfire), 0302 (2 misfire), 0304 (4 misfire), 0306 (6 misfire), 1520.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L compressor VIN: WBABS334XI
To all the helpfull guys out there that reply to our problem Thank you for all your time. Finally after we got a hint that the lower pressurehose could be colapsed we just order a new one to try. And this was a perfect trouble shot :) The ac work perfect after...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Blower Final Stage VIN: WBAAV53431
Thank you for all replies. As so many indicated the unit was hidden at left side of right foot-well behind the actuator (stepper motor) for the heater box door. It has two screws and it can be pulled out after removing the air duct and the actuator. The ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABN33411
Thanks for the leads guys. I went to his house while it did not start and it had CAN communication issues. I cleaned the connections at the DME and it fired up. It has been gone a few weeks now. No problems yet, anyway...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Always on VIN: SAJDA42C31
All the replies agreed that the most likely cause of the fans running excessively would be either a water pump or a thermostat. The customer reported a water [pump replacement done recently in miles, although more than a year ago, just before the warranty expi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L vent temperature VIN: WDBCA45E3M
I really appreciate the input from all eight of you guys. The problem ended up being the recirculation door vacuum cells behind the passenger airbag were leaking. I ended up finding both vacuum hoses from the solenoid assemblies were plugged at another facilit...
1982 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SCAZN42A6C
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L convertible top VIN: WP0CA2983X
The relay was ordered for the wrong year model. It has an extra pin (#24) was causing a voltage feedback to the switch inputs. So you would have bat. voltage when required but in the open positions the micro switches would read 1.1v. This apparently would not ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L pressure VIN: WV2EE0704S
I want to start by giving a big thanks to all the guys who helped me out on this one. Every time I post a VW I get great responses and advice. This one was my own oversight because I thought I heard the condenser fans kicking on but I forgot that it had a sec...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Low coolant indicator light VIN: YV1LS5714S
Hello Everyone, The help here is worth more than any tool out there.The customer returned Monday we installed the reservoir(Volvo part)The light went out permanently and all is well again. P.S. Do not attempt to clean the resivior--This one was a diffe...
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