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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp mode at any time setting still or driving VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Is there any other test to run before condeming the computer
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L level sensor VIN: WBAFA53541
techs i have a 2001 bmw x5 in shop from local body was hit in front and they replaced radiator etc.they asked if i could find coolant level sensor wiring being they couldn't,to plug into sensor.level sensor is under reservoir to left of radiator.i loo...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1541A
Checked evap purge valve and gas cap, both ok. Checked lines front to back , no defects found. Evap fault keeps on returning, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system malfunction)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F9V
we have this benz in. last month when we were driving it . it died. like it ran out of fuel. fuel guage 1/2 tank showing. we put 5 gal of diesel in it and we got it started again. the next day the same thing happened while driving. again we put in a couple of ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F6V
hey mercedes techs.i am working on 1997 mecedes e420.came come with check engine light problem.po410 code was store in ecm.i diagnosed the air injection system and i found out air injection pump was filled with water to the top.i replaced the pump reset the li... Trouble codes: P0410
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas and asr VIN: WDBJF65F0W
hello felow techs I am stump on this one will you please help I have this e320 with no brake light and BAS, ASR light on I have replace the brake light switch twoice to no effect check all ground and fuses all is good . am gessing problem with modul n47-5 ( ba...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
need help from benz techs... got this benz from another shop, car has been in storage a few months, owner died and his son tried to jump start it , could not run, so first i found out that battery was dead , 3 volts... put a new battery, started the car , run... Trouble codes: C, 1022
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L doent come out of gear VIN: 4JGAB54EXY
Hello All, i have 2000 MB ml320 has been towed to my shop and selector gear does not come out of gear, when we have to press the release selector gear bottom to get car out of gear i checked brake switch power goes to selector gear unit, any help regarding th...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L maintenence reset VIN: WDBUF56X27
Need reset procedure for service reset on this E-350.Could not locate any info in arcives specific to the E series.MOD has no info either.Thanks in advance.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
Greetings! This VW was towed in after it stalled on the highway. The customer and a friend found the coil arced through the tower and installed a new coil w/ ignitor (aftermarket part). Still wouldn't start so they towed it to us. Had 2 codes in memory- Multip... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: 3VWSE29M6X
Hey Guys. We seem to be having a clutch probelm on this Jetta. It came in a week ago with a completely destroyed clutch. Friction material removed from disc and packed into flywheel. Flywheel overheated and ring gear loose. So we install a new flywheel, slave ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L low heat VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
Hello, We have a VW that came from another shop. It just does not get warm enough in the vehicle. We have around 180 on both upper and lower hoses and 165 at the heater core. The vent temp comes out at 120. We flushed heater core and it is flowing great. Ident...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Low Coolant Message VIN: WBAHD632XS
I'm truly thankful for all of your cogent responses and input. Unfortunately, the customer opted to take his car with the "low-coolant" message showing and has yet to bring it back for us to address it. So in the interest of cleaning up loose ends I'm closing ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM633XX
Hello bmw techs i have not got this car fixed just yet iam having the asc module repaired by module masters in moscow,id here is there number [...] good prices cheaper than new.i will let y... Trouble codes: P1580.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBADM6349Y
Thank you all. Many of you were right on it was the final stage blower resistor. We unpluged it and the went to 45mA car as been fine for 3+ weeks.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L 5th gear VIN: WBABM3348Y
Solved the problem by adusting the epc. Turned it in 1/4 turn. And took the spring out of the 4/5 shift valve. Stretched it out and the car shifts perfect. We had the valve body apart about 20 times playing with differnt ideas untill this worked.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX174XT
The problem was a bit more basic than expected. We eventually replaced the thermostat and got more than enough heat. The old stat was opening to soon or perhaps sticking at times. It was rather difficult to prove with temperature readings via infrared as th...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Differential VIN: SAJDA24C23
Thank you for the three replies which were very helpful.My original problem was a clunking in the rear suspension.The only thing that I could find was that there was play in the rear wheels when you pushed on the top of the wheel.No play in hub bearings.I assu...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L r.f. power window VIN: WDBNG75JXY
Well this is a big "Thank You" to all of you that responded to my power window fiasco. We ordered a new motor and resyncronized it per the instructions I received. We also cleaned and relubed the rails and all is good. Thanks again.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L trans VIN: WDBJF8202X
This car is fixed.The main problem is the sensor plate located above the valve body in the transmission.It is a very common problem and a straightforward repair. To remove the valve body,drain the unit of course,then unplug the electrical connector.Then...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.5L ignition lock VIN: WDBSK74F74
Thanks to all who replied.The vehicle started and everything seems to be working properly after sitting over the weekend. Apparently something got wet and dried out on its own. Again, thanks for then suggestions. ED
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: WVWAC63B91
This car it not fixed, it when to a trans shop and they gave up afer weeks of testing. I would love to finger out this car but don't have a break out box for this car.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Slightly lower power VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Thanks again to all of those who offered suggestions. I finally received the cable and downloaded the software from Ross Tech. The procedure is actually easy when you have the right information available to you. I did hear there are aftermarket cables availabl...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No communication with Trans Module VIN: WVWR463B41
Thanks for the help everyone. Tried to find our customer a used control module was unable to locate one with the correct part number. I am sure this was the issue with this Passat. Customer declined the new module from the the dealer, $1500 plus labor. He ...
2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L power windows VIN: 9BWDE61924
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M64
The customer has of yet not come back with the car, they talked about trading but haven't heard one way or the other. Some useful info I received is: first and foremost check cam timing, check camshaft adjustment valve; resistance check is 10-18 ohms, make s... Trouble codes: P0011.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L hydraulics VIN: YV1LS5501P
reviewing the replies to this post and the others posts on IATN that sounded close to our problem - This problem could be caused by 1)Thin pads - this volvo had 85 percent remaining front and rear 2)Using DOT 4 Brake fluid - We used DOT 4 sold by Johnsons -...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D1Y
After checking for exhaust leaks, tried a new front o2 sensor. And checking for a sticking evap valve. The actual fix was cleaning the electronic throttle module, it was quite dirty. After 25 miles of driving, no preset of ecm130a,p0101, air leakage. The ETS c... Trouble codes: 130A (Intake air leakge), 262A (Long term trimlower limit p), 261A (Long term fuel trim upper limit p), 1300 (Mass air flow sensorflow too low).
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