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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L instrum. panel VIN: WBAE62316N
This 850i have problem with some gauges not working at Kombi (tachometer, fuel level, engine temperature). Warning lights and odometer are working. Engine works too. Connecting a scanner it is possible to connect to EML, EGS, DME, Kombi ("no codes"). It will ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Need help on this one... The vehicle develops a 200 rpm drop when rolling and then braking, also this condition is noticeable when switching from reverse to forward gears. Previous work history was a tune-up and injection cleaning. The throttle position sensor...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slow refueling VIN: SALTY1249X
Hello Fellow Techs, No drivablity problems but customer complains of difficulty refueling this Rover.He says pump keeps shutting off and he must almost trickle fuel into the filler. I inspected plumbing at filler neck and nothing seems amiss,no kinked hoses...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L No Start VIN: 1160321201
This 1976 450se seems to have a mind of it's own. It doesn't start most of the times, fuel seems to be the culprit. When it doesn't start there's no power to fuel pump nor injectors (no pulse either), almost as if the fuel supply injection systems were dead; h...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air distribution VIN: WDBHA29G1X
Customer came in about 3 months ago because he had a freon leak and a bad thumping noise. I solved the leak, but I still have a faint thumping noise that comes and goes. After a little more digging, I found the vacuum controller is getting extremly hot and the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L esp control module VIN: AJGAB72E31
mercedes benz techs i need help i recently replaced a esp control module and im getting a c1212 code and cant find any info on code c1212 and control module is brand new from dealer and driving test active is all i get
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starting VIN: WDBRH61J05
This is an auction car that haqs an unknown history. It would intermittently no-start, would drain battery, and it could be restarted if you disconnected the battery. Initial testing for current draw were not significant, about 200 mv after a couple of minutes...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRE335X5
hey mini techs this is chris from bavarian auto i have a 05 coop s with auto trans. and have changed trans. fluid on these cars before but this one is set up a little different i cant find the fill/level plug and can not find anything on alldata was wondering ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L smokes badly VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Saab in and it smokes out the tailpipe like mad. This is bluish/white smoke, so I would think oil. It billows out so bad it is just like a thick fog out the back. This is the 2.0t turbo engine. I ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y73
Performed diagnostic tests as instructed by AC Delco TDS, including checking for proper voltage at the ignition coils and activating the coils with the Tech2. Swapped coils and the misfire didn't follow. Replaced the ionization module as instructed by Delco. T... Trouble codes: P2304 (Ignition coil trigger Cyl 2 circuit open/short to B), P1340 (Combustion detection signals CDM-T8 open/short), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L evaporator VIN: 3VWHD81HOW
i have an 1998 golf gti in my bay. i replaced the compressor condensor drier & txv due to compressor failure. thoroughly flushed evap & lines with our new hecat flusher leaving everything new or clean . vw oil spec is 3.88 oz, 134a 1.82lbs (thats what i put in...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Turbocharger VIN: WVWMA63B1X
This car came in running lousy scanned random cylinder misfire and cylinder #2 misfire detected. Compression test showed good. Customer had replaced #2 coil (didn't need). We replaced the ignition control module and it runs great. What we are trying to fix now...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWGF21J3Y
We replaced a water pump under warranty last December and now the customer is traveling out of town and had a problem so he found a VW Diesel specialist to inspect the car. He told me that the tensioner was not tensioned properly and the belt loosened up. He s...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L electric cooling fan VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
I did find fancontrol module from fix data base, thank you, does anyone know where power for fuse # 51 might come from if not from load reduction relay, blue wire seems to diappear in harness headed through left kick panel bulkhead, thanks to all.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L brake booster VIN: 3VWDC21C21
this car will not have any power brakes after it sits for a while or overnight. i tried it after sitting 5 hours and it worked fine, but the customer states every morning it will happen. we replaced a bad hose to the booster a few months ago for a more constan...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3VWRA69M64
Hello everyone, this jetta came in with overheatting problem water pump went bad did a block test failed the test the vehicle was still running good. Took the head off w/cam send it to machine shop resurfaced and did a valve job got the cylinder head back I t...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FX8847K
HELP !!! Volvo came in stalling, rough idle , missfire all speeds, surge, ping, spark knock and loss of power, Checked tune up and found sooty black Autolite plugs , Italian cap/ rotor (I hate those --nothing but past problems with),gross air filter and code 2... Trouble codes: 214 (RPM SENSOR Absent intermittantly)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9610S
I do not have access to alldata or mitchell here at this shop,but they still think i'm supossed to fix anything that comes through the door.Can someone tell me what a code 314 from diag port #2 is? Any help is appreciated. Trouble codes: 314
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L abs module VIN: YV1NC53D01
Hey Volvo Techs really could use some help here: Customer brought vehicle in with complaint that vehicle lacked power and shifted poorly, and the abs stc indicator lamps would come on intermittently. We test drove the vehicle and it happened like this: the veh...

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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Engine VIN: WBAGF632XS
Thanks for everyone's advice. I was leaning towards not trying the swap but now I am not even going to consider it as an option. Thanks for everyone input and thanks for talking some sense into me. I do like a good challenge, as long as it can be solved and ma...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No communication VIN: YS3ED45EXX
Well no one had a total fix for this. But the information I got from the customer was the ECU had been replaced at some point so I am assuming the computer cannot communicate on the protocol that OBDII wants, but can communicate on the TECH 2 Protocol. The c...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3FD49Y74
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Condensor Fan VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Thank you so much for the help and thank you George for taking the time to fax over a readable wiring diagram to save my behind. This system gets a signal from the AC pressure switch that is on the AC line near the passenger side firewall. The switch closes ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Lighting VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Thanks to all for the replies- we did eliminate the alarm control unit as a source of the issue. The customer has no more money to persue the concern at this time but if she allows us to finish the repair I will update the post. Thanks, Greg and crew
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29581
well i think this volvo is fixed thanks to everyone who replied the fix was to replace not only the front but the rear o2 i guess on volvos the rear o2 really influences the front readings even though code p0133 which was for b1 s1 o2 slow response was the on... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow bank1 sensor1).
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