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1992 BMW 535i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAHD23IXN
Hi everyone. I have a BMW that's playing tricks with me. The owner is complaining of a rough idle and hesitation. He tells me that when cruising, the engine is smooth. The engine runs rough at idle and I've kept looking for a leak in the air tube between the v...
1998 BMW M3 3.2L turn signals VIN: WBSBG9322W
all turn signals come on when parking lights are turned on, then turn signals don't work. have disconnected all lights individualy, instrument panel, turn signal switch, check control module, flasher, all with no change. suspect shorted wires, can't find any, ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Heloo everyone, I have 2 of these in at the same time. Both are 2000 BMW 323i vehicle's and both have the oil light come on at start and will go out after a couple minutes. Sometimes after the car has been driving, if they shut it off then start it a few minut...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53591
Hello Fellow Techs, We have a 2001 X5 3.0 6cyl in the shop with code 246 - Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow. During a visual inspection we found the connector loose for the Bank 2 Seensor 1 O2 sensor (not plugged in all the way). We scanned the system a... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L electric fan VIN: 5UXFA53523
I need some help When checking the auxilary fan is not working. We check for power and ground going to fan. Power and ground are consant. I need to know what the voltage is coming from the ME 7.2 to output stage and from output stage to auxiliary fan. This wi...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L light on VIN: SAJHX1248V
i have a jag xj6 with air bag light on with no info on how to flash the codes on it. alldata says it can be done but tell you how. can this be done without a mega$ euro scan tool. i have mac inspect and snap-on solus with the lastist euro update. thanks for an...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GH3J373GD
Thanks to everyone in advance this car has been driving me nuts I will be grateful for any ideas. Car has a hestitation/ cuts out between about 2000 and 3000rpm. After 3000 it less noticeable. It only occurs under light to moderate throttle, under full throttl...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L interior temp. VIN: WVWWH63B31
Hi everyone and thanks for your time. This Passat wagon belongs to a friend of mine and was recently in a small accident. Car jumped a curb, broke the oil pan, motor mount on pass. side, and bent the rear axle. Replaced oil pan which required the removal of th...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B33
This passat is bugging me. The car appears to drive just fine, The customer states he feels no difference in power but it keeps coming back with DTC 16683 which is for boost pressure regulation not met. I have read the other 2 posts on here about it but they w... Trouble codes: 16683 (Boost pressure regulation not met)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSR29M44
Hi Everyone I am working on a vw jetta with the BEW diesel engine.This engine has a serious misfire which at idle is intermittent to consistent. When driving it is there all the time and is affecting engine power. There are no DTC's. I inspected the resistance...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L cuts power to radio VIN: YV1KW96175
Hello Volvo Techs The power will go off intermittently to the radio and A/C control panel and I notice that if you move the key a little bit, power will be restored, my question is it will be OK to replace only the electrical portion of the ignition switch or ...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TH59255
the mil will stay off for about 2 days. i tested evap system and found no leaks. im looking for info on testing the leak detection valve and any related valves. thank you Trouble codes: 120D (air mass), 436B (leak detection unit), 439C (fuel tank system leakage)

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Cluster/ecm VIN: TRUUT28N61
cracked terminal @ cluster harness, blue 32pin connector pin 1, poor pin drag due to broken terminal. that terminal is 15 power to turn cluster on. robbed one unused one from another unused pin in same connector and all is well. thank you everyone, now i can...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L radio VIN: WAURD68D71
it seems i got the radio number wrong. i mistaked a z for a 2 and that through everything out the window. i haven't been able to get the codes so my customer will drive the 90 miles to tulsa ok. and get the dealer to turn on the radio. he called me today and s...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Brake pads, calipers VIN: WAULD54B73
Well this one is down the road. I would like to thank all who replied to help. The majority were correct, we again looked carefully at the inboard pad clips and they were tight. The problem was the outboard spring clips. We bent them for more tension and road ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L radiator fan VIN: WBAAM5338X
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transmission VIN: 5UXFB33573
Due to the complexity of this transmission operation and my limited ability to access information from BMW Factory I have decided to pass on this possible fix and go for the remanufactured unit from the BMW Network advised client to bring car to dealership and...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WBDEA30D2K
Thank you for all of the replies, your info and feedback definately helped lead me in the right direction. It took a good amount of time testing and simulating, but finally was able to pin-point the problem. Under strong heat conditions compressor cuts out. Co...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA70G1V
Thanks for all your help, the customer has not yet return to complete repairs. Two of you suggested posible fuel cap not tight. and one person suggested that charcoal canister maybe coming apart and pellets clogging lines. This vehicle is drive by just one per... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak).
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0JB0928D
Thanks for all your help. Dallas was right on the money. there was one plug (blue) in the fuse panel below the passenger foot well that wasn't seated all the way. This also explains why it rarely happened to us but often to the customer. Her Husband is 6'5" so...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L 1-2 Shift VIN: WPOCA2998Y
I opened up the trans and found damage inside. I replaced 2nd gear, synco's and guides. I also replace the shifting cables because from talking to many of you it seems they are problematic. It's all together and works well. Thank's again for everyones help...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Central lock VIN: YS3CF58EXT
This one is not fixed yet. The car was hit at the rear, causing damage to the rear bumper and rear right fender. It will take time to carry out the bodywork the way I want it to be done, and only after I will tackle the central locking issue again. I will then...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L differential VIN: WVWPD63B6X
First of all,Thankyou everyone.Some of my replies pointed me in the direction I needed to go. I put this car all the way up on the lift. I then grabbed a screw jack and put it under each side of the suspension one at a time. While doing this,I discovered that ...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61J34
The problem is a bad turbocharger. The strange thing is that it had boost. The ECU may have been substituting needed values to allow it to run. What gave the problem away was the excessive oil in the intercooler and a discussion with the owner. He said the eng... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulator control range not reached), P1116 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit open), P1184 (Oxygen sensor open circuit), P0131 (Oxygen sensor low flow).
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