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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Engine VIN: WBAGF632XS
We have a customer's 95 BMW 740i that was totaled in an accident. We also have a customer's 98 BMW 740iL that needs an engine, and want to know if we can use the engine from the 95. I was told the engines are different between the two and that they are not int...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Right rear caliper VIN: WBAHM3331X
I'm reasonably sure what the nature of this vehicle's problem is, I'm hoping you can confirm this or put me on track. The right rear brakes are dragging on this vehicle intermittently. The vehicle has been well maintained including periodic brake fluid flushes...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Oil tailpipe VIN: WBAGH8335X
Hello, Thanks in advance. Car came in with smoke out exhaust on start up and using oil. Replaced rear cover on intake only after smoke checking and finding no leaks. Seemed to clear up after driving, Customer drives from Charlotte,nc to Atlanta,GA twice a week...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L lft. frt park and turn lamp VIN: SAJEA03V73
Hello, this would seem to be a simple thing but I wanted to replace the bulb socket for the lft. frt. park/turn signal lamp because it is melted and turning on the bulb failure message and causing the lft. turn signal to flash fast. So what's the problem right...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12441
hey there techs, i have this vehicle with an intermittent misfire at start-up on cyl 3 after you rev it a few times it goes away. vehicle came to us after another shop had chaned the plugs, wires, both coils, even the #3 injector, and intake plenum gasket. i d... Trouble codes: P0303
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL .0L frt calipers VIN: 107.044120
hello outhere. i am looking for some input and possible resources on locating front disc brake calipers left and right side for this 1972 350sl benz with (ate) frt calipers i have been on the net and have exhausted all my regular contacts here. the parts house...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBFA63E7R
this car is real hesitant and tries to die after you snap the throttle.we tested vac and found at most was only getting 10" after removing exhaust we we able to get almost 15" but still problems. we have retrieved two trouble codes: 48 closed throttle position...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43G1X
Complaint of "engine is rough at idle". The idle is rough but once you accelerate off idle it's fine. Using DAS I checked for fault codes, none stored. Looked at self adaptation numbers and although I don't have them, they were even bank to bank. Then I looked...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G73
This clk 430 came in with top inop. Found that once key was cycled top would operate about half way and then quit. Pulled codes in top module using mercedes SDS(star diagnostic system) scan tool and found B1650. This code is divided into about 12 subcatagories...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L speed sensor/ torque converter bridge VIN: 3VWBB61C8W
Hello Iatn members and thanks in advance for having the time to help me out. Costumer bought this car at the auction and brought it to us 3 days later with a complaint that transmission was not shifting right. We test drove the car and it was in limp mode. Wou...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B62
after driving the vehicle 20 miles the light return with same codes. took it back to dealer now they say the vacuum valve for the pcv system on back of intake needs to be replaced because it is sucking air. if there is any info i could get from you guys out th... Trouble codes: P0141, P0174
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L abs module VIN: 3VWED21C12
hello vw techs vehicle came in with abs light on & 2 codes. 18057 can bus powertrain missing message from abs ecu & 18014 rough road spec engine torque abs ecu. we have seen these go bad check power & grounds. ordered new unit from vw. installed unit bleed bra...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M43
have two vehicles, both vw jetta's with 2.0 gas engines. both came in with mil displayed, p2181, ect sensor failure. replaced ect sensor, cleared mil. at same time on both vehicles we replaced timing belt/water pump/thermostat. both cars came back 10 days late... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system malfunction)
2007 Volkswagen Caddy 1.6L fill point VIN: WV1ZZZ2KZ7
Hello to all VW tech's, need help please, have been unable to locate the fill point/procdure in replaceing the fluid in this vehicle with the DSG style transmission - TRANS CODE HXY. All local transmission repairers and VW suppliers have been unsucsseful with ...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS94041
Transmission service light comes on .Retrieved codes: AT - 331 Lock up solenoid SL P0756 - (TMC 000C) - Shift solenoid B circuit, performance or stuck off P1618 diagnostic trouble code in another control module. Tried to reset computer but lock up solenoid SL...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L starter VIN: YV1SZ59H64
Vehicle towed in two weeks ago with crank no-start. During testing of solenoid lead at starter, vehicle cranked and started. A starter was hastily sold. Towed in last night with intermittant (1x) crank no-start. Cranked and started well for us on numerous att...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC63E12
Richard from NY says there's a good tutorial in Alldata about the Amplitude Ratio..esp concerning O2 & false air. I've looked in my friend's AD but havn't found it yet. We actually had the same thing happen on a 30 valve Passat. Replace the cat & the n...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E93
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBADM6347Y
I found the two wire going directly to the motor, powered them up and the blower motor ran. Installed final stage & car is fixed.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEA51C62
I could make the car run much better by unplugging the variable cam timing solenoid. This led me to suspect the variable cam timing gear,which is on the back cam, as I have seen them cause simular driveability problems (although, most often on engines with dir... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire detected), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire detected), P0303 (cyl. 3), P0305 (cyl. 5), P1313 (manufacture controlled ign. system or misfire).
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Warm restart VIN: 1071231234
This is a very hard one for me, I think I will let my friend with more white hair to give it a try. He thinks that the fuel pressure is the problem or the points. He has a tool to measure the trigger points gap. The cold start valve was dripping a few drops, s...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D3M
This vehicle came in with a bad idle surge when in gear. Extensive fuel system testing and verification was performed along with vacuum leak tests using a (smoke tester). although two minor vacuum leaks were discovered, they were determined to be too small ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2T
Thanks to everyone who replied.The problem was the upper intake a the bottom of it you see two hoses it was coming apart there letting vacum by searched just looked over it.Guess i will invest in a smoke machine next. Again thanks to everyone for there help Trouble codes: 009 (hot film mass air flow sensor), 035 (o2 sensor regulation mixture too lean).
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L limp- in -mode VIN: WDBLK70G1Y
So Far, I still have the car in my shop for 2 weeks now, The customer wanted fixed, but has no Cash for now, I did not pick the parts from Mercedes yet,,,I will keep you posted if i CAN LATER.. I am hoping that all what I need is as followed and was recommen...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C180 2.0L electrics VIN: WDC2030352
Hello everyone, this car is fixed.With all the errors and DTCs logged nothing pointed to a specific culprit. We scanned using Carsoft and genuine Star Diagnostics neither was clear on a fix , however a common denominator were the door control modules.Unplugged...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifting VIN: 3VWBB81H9R
Sorry this thing sat for so long. Thanks to all who replied. Most thought the problem was in the ecu or printed circuit in the trans..We drove it again and it would actually move forwaed in low and as soon as you shift to second or drive it locks up. Seems the...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: 3VWCC21C5X
Thanks to all who responded. The vehicle was neede by its owner so we released it back. Will see it back in a couple of weeks. The throttle body was fairly claen but cleaned anyway. No improvement. The plastic gear in trans also checked good. Just to reiterate...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L air bag VIN: YV1KW9604T
Thanks for everyone who reply. Everybody said the same thing. That the igntion switch (electrical portion) was failing. Why i had a hard time seeing the conern was that the customer said it happen while driving. I think it must have been the weight of the key ...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1MS68265
Ok special thanks to Bruce from North Carolina. We checked with our local Volvo dealer and found that Recall 190 has not been performed on this car and the owner has agreed to return to the dealer to have it done. The dealer will relocate the PEM module to ins... Trouble codes: 1D, 2900 (no description), 1D, 290D (no description).
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