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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Condensor VIN: WBADT33492
Vehicle came in with complaint of poor AC performance at idle conditions. Evac and recharge as system was approx 10 oz low. Find condensor fan never comes on. High pressures will go real high and still no fan. Using Snap-on Modis find no codes stored. Pressure...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transmission VIN: 5UXFB33573
When driving with normal throttle shift points are harsh, almost hard.. when driving with heavy throttle late shiting and slamming into gears, along with trans fail safe program illuminates on dash when car is driven hard.. pull over shut car off and restart w...
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, low power VIN: WBABS53443
Hello all and thanks for any help in advance. 2003 bmw 330Ci. Intermitently I get three warning lights that pop up on dash. yellow brake light, yellow traction control light and the EML light come on. It goes into fail safe mode so it has low power. If I cycle...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Hydraulic Pump VIN: WBABS33413
New customer with a clean 20k mile car. Came in with power top not operational. Two codes were found 30 and 90. Code 30 pertains to the boot lid unlocking mechanism according to the Launch but the top has not gotten to the point where they need to release. I h...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKX6244T
Thanks for any help and for taking time to read this. I have a jaguar that idles rough and sets a PO300. The spark plugs were replaced two months ago for maintnance and are gapped to spec, fuel pressure is in spec, fuel injectors have been cleaned, two vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: EA51D3MB37
We performed engine swap. original engine busted front cover and bent valve while going down Interstate. Customer chose to replace engine with used engine. After engine swap can get no fuel out of fuel distributor. Fuel pressure is 95psi while cranking. Within...
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...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L blower motor VIN: WDBHAZ8E7S
hello fellow techs, this one has me scratching my head. I did not diagnose this car my coworker did and i did the work. the blower motor was shot and inop, so we replaced the blower motor and in doing so you have to swap the blower motor controlo unit from old...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start Hot VIN: WDBJF20F4T
When engine is hot will not start, after engine is allowed to cool will start. On cold start, there is no evidence of air in lines, however as engine warms up, air becomes more visable. I have replaced the rubber hoses between the steel lines and the fuel heat...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L door locks VIN: 4JGAB72E91
hello again, This ML430 has no door lock function from either door or console master switch, the key fob is totally inop except for if try to manually resync. the first time you press either lock or unlock fob button it will operate that function then goes ino...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3FD49Y74
first off thanks for reading this.i have this saab 9-3 that turns on the hazard lights about a minute after locking will drain the battery doing this.i have a tech with saab software and it says hazard switch is off.i have also removed hazard switch t...
1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1572076941
The car originally came in with an engine miss at idle when cold and engine miss above 2500 rpm when hot.When the customer pulled into our drive the balancer pulley broke so we replaced it before beginning the tune up.So far we have replaced the plugs,wires,co...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: 3VWTG29M11
Hello everyone, I have this VW giving me fits. The blower motor will start surging in and out, then cuts in and out. It seems to get worse when you turn the lights and other accessories on and just the lights in the climate control flicker. It sets a code for ...

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Condenser Fan VIN: WBAGH83491
Thanks to every one for the help. Yes the condensor fan failed. We replaced the fan. After replacing the fan the climate head was not seeing the pressure switch?? (actually not active but showing pressure) We encoded the IHKA.. Now everything is working. ...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33422
This one is fixed,For information purposes,the fan assemblies can not be bench tested. No body was able to confirm this for me.There is a main power and ground wire which goes to the fan unit.then there is a small black and green wire which comes from the dme....
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Brakes VIN: WBAEW53462
Thanks for the replies, The problem was a warped hub as a result of someone replacing the axle and beating on the hub. 2 new hubs, bearings and rotors, and the car has no more braking vibration. Thanks again.
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D63
My local Jaguar dealer was wrong. There is only one knock sensor, it is located below the fuel rail. I replaced the sensor and the problem is gone. I thank everyone for their help, special thanks to Stanley from Florida. Trouble codes: P0333 (knock sensor).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82F0X
Well this one is fixed. A recent call to the customer reveals that he has put 300 miles on the car and the problem has not reoccured. The short story is that a purge valve cured both problems. Yes, both problems, read on for more explaination. Several peop... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP control large leak).
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag srs
most people said without mb scanner that i woulnt get very far,so we sent to dealer,thanks for all the help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MOY
Thanks for the input on the VW, I'm waiting for the correct key to re-learn the throttle, and will report my findings. Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Wipers VIN: 3VWFE21CX3
First of all I would like to thank Robert, Gene and Stephen for there replies. Unfortunately the problem is so inconsistant that we have yet to duplicate the customer's problem and they do not want to start throwing parts at it. Robert and Gene are leaning tow...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L abs VIN: 3VMSP29M23
Just wanted to thank all who sent in information - We wwere never able to reproduce the issue and the customer has stated that the ABS light has not come back on. The information I recived leads me to think that terminal 30 is main battery power and suspect t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on, glow plug light VIN: 3VWRP69M63
Thanks to Don,Rob,Eric,Chad,Byron,Larry and Don. The consensus is bad inj. pump which makes sense due to codes and symptoms. brake lights are working normally. Client still not ready to replace inj. pump as surge mostly affects idle. So until client is will... Trouble codes: P1562, P1246.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WVGBC67L54
thanks for all of the replies, i did what david said and cleared the codes, and the problem was solved. thanks for all the replies and thanks to david
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRR69M04
thanks for everyone's replies. turbo & components tested good. turbo boost pressure spec is [...]. vaccuum switching solenoid tested good & operated normally. wastegate was free & vaccuum actuator operated nor... Trouble codes: 17669 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1261, 17672 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1264, 17675 (valve for pump control limit exceeded), P1267.
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L ignition VIN: YV1AX8856D
Hi guys, yes this was a wiring problem, I lowered the switch harness and started tracing, found red and [...] wire off the S circuit of ignition switch to seat belt circuit the problem. The customer just said to disable it so I took the wire off the fuse box. ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Trims VIN: YV1LS5540W
I got two replies to my post for help. Christopher from Washington was first. He stated that there is indeed no vacuum signal to the fuel pressure regulator by the fuel filter and that the MAF reading of 4GPS at idle was spot on. He also stated there is a serv... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuefl Trim At Limit).
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