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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABK8328T
hey guys, i have a funky one for you... i got a 96 bmw 328 with a rough idle. the idle is so rough, that it shacks my lift. i have ran fault codes and none were found. checked the iatn web base for tips, and the one that stuck out the most was the vent valve u...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L engine VIN: SALMF11414
04 range rover 4.4 (m62)v8 70k miles. replaced both head gaskets (failed block test). performed service using BMW camshaft locking tool. The heads were not warped so they were not machined. camshaft, sprockets and chain installed excactly as they were removed....
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Glass VIN: WDBCA25D9K
Good Evening We are searching for a L/F window regulator for this car. We are asked whether the window regulator is a BROSE and COBURG or a REITTER and SCHEFENACKER. How do we tell the difference? We have the door panel off so if you the describe how each loo...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L auto leveling susp VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Basically, the front suspension will drop after sitting for several hours, when you restart the vehicle, if you let it run for a few minutes the vehicle levels out and then drives and rides fine, my understanding is that this is a non electronic suspension, ha...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L camshaft adjuster VIN: WDBGA51E4S
Can anyone provide the torque spec. for the intake camshaft timing adjuster nut, we have mitchell online and it doesn't list it
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L limp- in -mode VIN: WDBLK70G1Y
this car pulled in with a check engine light and a limp-in- mode on the trans...won't shift out of first gear... ran a snapon scan on it using the euro software,,, I pulled the 2 codes : 013/109 which converts to Po715 when I scanned the motor...( Input/ turbi...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 3.0L electric window VIN: WDDGF54X08
This car is from body shop,has new passenger door ,new window/regulator/motor. when you roll the window up automatically it goes all the way up and then halfway back down. I can't find any info on how to set the limits. I've tried all the procedures I know for...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2995V
I found a fix in the database on this exact consern but it does not explain it in detail. It was over 8 years ago. I would like to run this by you guys again to get some more insight. This 993 will set the Cyl 2 and 5 misfire codes after a normal drive cycle i... Trouble codes: 51 (Cyl 2 misfire), 54 (Cyl 5 misfire)
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Vehicle came in for a oil change Started car shut off checked fluid levels right before closing of the hood the engine quits cranks but will not stay running. Noticed that the fuel pump was not humming checked fuses and jumped out fuel pump at fuse box pump wo...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B32
please help so i can sleep tonight!this vw passat has reoccuring codes p0491 and p0492 [secondary air insufficient on both banks.]when checking the system everything works properly.the secondary air fan comes on during cold start and runs for about 30 seconds.... Trouble codes: P0491 (secondary air insufficient bank 1), P0492 (secondary air insufficient bank 2)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L left blinker VIN: WVWPD6354P
im pulling my hair the only thing i havnt done is pull the comfort modual under the seat. the flashers do flash at normal speed with the hazard button. and flash normal speed on right turn.
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall
i want to see if somebody else has seen this car died while driving on freeway i ckecked it out and the maf sensor was bad replaced the sensor and everything was fine for a week than same problem maf sensor bad again i replaced it again all good for a couple o...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L o/d light VIN: YV1LS5646V
Hope someone has a idea to help this problem volvo. This has been ongoing for a few weeks now. The car originally malfunctioned on a regular basis. The o/d light would come on and car would go into limp mode. No comunication at that time and no codes once cond...

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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine failsafe warning VIN: SAJDA01D71
Thank you both for responding, unfortunatley, I did not have a check engine light or fault codes and the fuel trim looked good. I found a similar problem on a Jag forum where 2 people suggested that a brake switch fixed it. I replaced the brake light switch a...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L sensor VIN: SALTY124XY
thanks for the input. ran harness through rubber plug on pass side friewall and connected to abs ecm connector with terminals supplied with sensor. no more abs light. customer is a wholesaler and did his own diagnostics. thanks again
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L headlight alignment VIN: WDBFA67F4W
I never found the N71 headlight alignment control module. It is not under the instrument panel or behind the instrument cluster. I back doored the diag, went to the suspension height sensors which are the inputs to the module. They each have 5v, gnd.,and signa...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S 320 3200CC esp module VIN: WDB2201652
i have already fix my problem but it is not the brake booster, it is the brake pressure sensor, when i checked it out again i found that when i unpluged the brake pressure sensor connector all the voltage supply to all the sensors are ok. thats all thanks for ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB54E91
after waitting 2 days for the all activity module to come , install the new moudle & re-config the system ,Now the rear wiper motor works fine. Thanks
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E05
Had 2 mentions of wiring harness issues, traced harness and ohmed back to ecm, no problem found there One mention of a broken valve spring, pulled valve cover and no luck there either. We found that injection pulse to cylinder #6 was shutting down after a few ... Trouble codes: 2054 (Misfire Cylinder 6).
2006 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 2.5L lacks power VIN: WDB9046632
thanks to all who replied to this problem,but it is now in the hands of the dealer as i cannot find any fault with any component parts,i will post a fix when vehicle is running correctly.there is no worse feeling than haveing to admit a problem has you beat.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L left headlight VIN: WMWRE33475
Thank you again for your replies.I found a broken wire, one of the twisted pair to the left headlight assembly.The self adjust system is now working.In this case, coding was not the repair. I was able to test the operation of the new headlight assembly by s...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, RUNS TOO HOT W/AC VIN: WP0AA0912C
Well guys, engine is back in, adjusted co to .6%, tested o2 sensor and found it to be bad, installed new o2, test drove car, still runs hot. Removed auxillary air valve and tested it too, it closes and opens like it should. Temp gun shows 230 at oil temp sen...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L rev limits in gear VIN: YS3EF43Z0X
Thanks for all who replied. A crankshaft position sensor fixed the rev limit issue. The scope pattern looked perfect until the problem occurred then one of the positive peaks would be lower than the rest.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I am new at this [...] all that have replied. Isent a note but apparently it was not recieved. the person is ,I believe is upset with us and has not yet returned our phone calls. so we unfortunatly have lost a customer. just another good job gone bad. I also didn... Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B02
thanks again for all the help intercooler was full of oil so that was oil consumption but vehicle has gone to dealer under 8yr extended warranty policy so we will not have chance to repair but thanks for all the valuable information
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