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1992 Audi 100 2.8L abs VIN: WAUEJ54A6N
Hi Guys I have 1992 Audi 100cs Quattro that has a hard brake pedal for the first several slops after start up. The pedal goes to normal once the speed drops to 2 mph. After the first several stops the pedal feels great and tha "ABS Off" light comes on. I can n...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Lower Ball Joints VIN: WBACD332XT
Hi all, We have a 1996 BMW 328i. It drives well, no pulling clunks or thumps. During a vehicle/chassis inspection, I find the front lower ball joints move quite a bit in the lower control arms. Do they have a flexible mounting? Mitchell on Demand does not prov...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC0324V
Bmw came in on the hook, for a no start. First thing I noticed was the mil wasn't on. I checked all the powers and grounds at the DME. All are there, including the one from the DME relay. I also checked the strength of them with a hollegen bulb. Please help me...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Compression VIN: WBAAV53491
I suspect the dreaded "Money Shift" on this one. There is very little-to-no compression on all cylinders. The odd test result however is that as I do a cylinder leakage test I get pressure leakage out of the other cylinders and not necessarily the ones adjasce...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN53481
Hello everyone, i've got this 01 540 in the shop thats setting code PO440 bmw code 093. This code sets when there is a flow check malfunction. The dme looks for a deviation in the mixture or for a slight deviation in the rpm when purging the tank. I ran an eva... Trouble codes: P0440
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door lock VIN: 5UXFA53522
02 X5 bmw - a used car dealer brought this in after jump start & battery replacment - now the pass. door is in double lock - the power locks completly inop. - front wipers inop. but rear works - alt charging @ 19+ volts - we are able to unlock only the drivers...
1988 Fiat Ferrari 328 3.2L Stall VIN: ZFFXA20AJ0
We asked for help on this car before, it's not a Fiat it's a Ferrari 328, car was running poorly when cold and with the help through IATN we found the relay next to the ECU the one with the fuse was bad, replaced the relay, the car runs ok now but the ball on ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Alignment VIN: WDBCA39EXM
Thanks in advance for the help, This car orig came in for very harsh ride in rear. We replaced the accumulators and height valve connecting arm. The ride at that point was OK in my opinion. Cust returned with a noise/clunk and stated"car does not glide over bu...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cylnder head VIN: WDBHA28E7S
Our service writers brother just bought this car.He noticed oil leak so he brought it in for me to have a loock at it.I added a UV dye to the engine oil then ran car 2+ hrs. until oil leak was detectable.Removed air pump and alternator in order to pinpoint lea...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1,2,&3,4solenoid VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Dear fellow mechanics Please show me the light.This old 99 e320 has solenoids not working.And po753,758,763,743,715. and another shop has built or replaced the transmission with a used one. If powers and grounds are correct whats next to correct this ploblem....
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L weak spark VIN: 4JGAB54E32
hi guys this ml 320 came in for a crank no start a mercedes tech told him its probably a crank sensor but i have inj pulse and a rpm reading of about 250 the problem is very weak spark on at all the plugs the plugs were soaked with gas . Is there a ign module ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33442
No fuel pressure We have communication with computer, we have injector pulse, and secondary ignition, but no fuel pressure. Our computers aren't offering any fuel pump electrical diagrams, and we would appreciate any help finding some! Thanks, Dana
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L service VIN: WMWRE335X5
I cannot find any information on what needs to get replaced on a 30 k service on this mini cooper, the dealership in phoenix az. doesn't give me that information. if anybody can help me with this it would be graeatly appreciated.
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3EB49E03
Hi everyone. Thanks for any help in advance. Car came in 3 weeks ago. It had all of the codes listed in past repair history. Throttle plate was extremely dirty. We cleaned and perform reset procedure to get out of limp mode. It ran fine for three weeks and the... Trouble codes: 1312 (combustion detection cyl 1 2), 1605 (unknown code no information)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L runs fine VIN: 9BWBS21J51
I need some info on the 17772 or p1364 code. I cant find anything in Mitchell on this code. Can anybody help out? The car runs fine and the customer said it always runs good. Trouble codes: P0420, P1364
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L start/shift VIN: YV1LW5718R
somtimes vehicle will not start in park, you can move shifter back and forth and vehicle will start. somtimes you will start out for a drive, and the car will not shift, you can move the shifter toward 3rd and it will shift out, you move the shifter back to "d...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVILS5343W
hi to all techs have a strange problem here, custome say car is only getting 17-18 mpg.we are a volvo only shop.we have checked fuel milage ourself,from full to empty twice and yes this mpg is correct.we have ran volvo auto diagnostic scan tool as well as the ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS295Y7
Hello Volvo techs! I have this S40 in the shop with massive oil leaks and smoke coming out of the exhaust!I power washed the engine and was able to repair what I believe most of the oil leaks, including the turbo drain tube, one of the upper oil lines, not sur...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1SW61T14
hello fellas, ive been checking this wagon for few days, i ck every sinal to ecm from cem andevery one cks on parameters, wagon starts but after 3 or 4 seconds stalls or cuts out, fuel pressure remains after stall, car does like the ignition switch is been tur... Trouble codes: 1A62 (communication with ecm)
2006 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Key remote VIN: YV1SW61256
Volvo techs I need some help getting key remote programmed to this vehicle. I have vida but am not an experienced user. I purchased the remote key application and followed prompts. after entering the codes and selecting the position I want the key in. I expect...

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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hesitation VIN: ZARBC5765J
After much help from many members, one member in general Thanks Jeff, we received a diagnostic chart from a factory Manual. Following the same, ignoring what we had done to that point (actually assigned a new tech to the job) we found the distributor was out, ...
1993 Audi S4 2.2L bulb monitor VIN: WAUHP84A8P
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUAA88G0V
First thanks to all that responded. It did end up being a bad idle control motor replaced it and all is well.
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAHD6315N
It was decided that the pcm could be replace with match number pcm. However we could not find a used one that was with in the price that my customer was willing to pay. He has decided to take car home a park it until he has more money. Sorry I could not be ...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Won't shut off VIN: SAJHY174XL
Thanks again for all the help. We were getting a back feed from the negative side of the relay. We ran a seperate wire from ignition switch and problem solved. Ne never determined was was causing back feed, but everything works and no draw.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L charge light VIN: WDBKK47F8W
I just love customers!!! The vehicle came in this morning for more testing. With customer in the car, I raised it on the hoist. I discounted the light lead with the intention of hooking up a separate charge light. I ground the lead and the customer yelle...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBJF70H0X
I found a green connector at the pcm engine harness and cleaned it but now it does run. Now I am able to keep it running by adding fuel. The thorottle valve is opening and closing, I checked the injector pulse with with a lab scope and it is at 10ms at wide op...
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