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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4VSCH733XW
we recieved this car about one year ago on the back of a flatbed wrecker. it came from the dealership who told the owner that the car needed a new cylinder head at some outragous price. if that did not fix the problem she would need a new engine. the cylinder ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L misc VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Thanks in advance, I have a 1998 BMW 740IL that has some strange lighting issues. The low beams do not work, The brights do not show in the cluster but do work, The Turn signals and flashers do not work and the orange park indicator stays on all the time. Also...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33471
Hey Guys, This E46 had a steering angle sensor internal fault code I replaced sensor and coded and intialized with GT1 Code comes back after key cycle 5 amp fuse 40 is intact Anyone been here done that? Thanks in advance, Dave
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shift interlock VIN: SAJEA03T53
Ran diagnostic from Jaguar repair manual and got to [...] test. Found no continuity between pins 3 and 4 of ignition switch. Replaced ignition switch per test. Vehicle still has same problem. Cannot find any other issues with vehicle. No codes, no running ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L high beams VIN: SALJY1244X
High beam 1/2 the power it should be, when driving at night the low beams are great then when you switch to high beams there is hardly real light If battery voltage is applied externally they brighten up to where they should be
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Hi Guys, I got this 97 E320 runs perfect at idle no trouble codes fuel pressure within the spec no vacuum leak is found, i cant drive the car more than 5-15 miles/hr its bugs down & wont go anywhere, feels like clogged exhaust system, if i rev the engine at id...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L door light VIN: WVWSE61J43
Hi VW people.Driver door.The red door light will only go OUT when you OPEN the door.When door is shut light stays on.Also door open indincator on dash will go out only when you OPEN door.To seal the deal alarm will only arm with door open.So im thinking door l...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B12
please help or get me a base ball bat. like i said i replaced the 02 and bam the same codes yes both the p0056, and po161 returned, i have checked the connection several times and back probed and saw system voltage where it was supposed to be man there is like... Trouble codes: P0056 (heater control circuit bank2 sensor 2), P0161
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Shift Quality VIN: YVILW61J0Y
As the code tcm0100 states, we do have a problem with extremely poor shift quality on an intermittent basis. There are no other codes in the Trans, & the ABS code (abs 0070 - pump motor) does not seem related in this case, as that is the only code it has. So...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM5336X
thanks to all who replied.the car had a bad computer,we don`t know how it came in running and then not starting after replacing the starter.the only thing that we can come up with is the tow truck driver hit on the starter with a bar to get it running.the car ...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Alternator VIN: 5UXFB33542
I feel I have wasted your valuable time as channel one in my scope has failed. further testing showed pin 2 had voltage output koeo or running of 1.2 to 1.5 volts lower than battery voltage while back probing at alt connector. A bosch reman is about $400.00 le...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Warning Lights VIN: WBAGN63494
Ok techs, we replace PCM and problem was gone after all, we also replace alternator with OEM and finally recommend the customer to replace the battery in the near future. Thank you everybody for the help and dedication. PCM fixed the problem yeah!
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L trunk lid VIN: WDBUF87J56
this car does not have a hard key tumbler on the trunk deck,it doe's have a manual release handle above the liecense plate. however it would not work either.the customer needed the vehicle so i returned it to her,when i moved it out of the shop i saw the dash ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L trip and clock VIN: 3VXFA81HOT
the info sent by the peaple that replied really helped me nail down this issue. turns out it was the cluster, instrument repairs co just missed it the first time and wound up repairing the IC circuit in the cluster. thanks again.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L heater VIN: 3VWRA29MOX
After looking over the great replies, here is what I found, the water pump failed the next day and the car over heated and when we looked at the implers they were bad. Ok replaced pump, timing belt, thought we had this project done, still very little heat, I t...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L SRS Module VIN: 3VWCK21C72
Customer opted to take vehicle to dealer to have SRS module recoded. Customer called back saying vehicle now OK. Thanks all who replied with info.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L oil smoke VIN: WVWMD63B03
we removed the intake air hose from the intake manifold and we found puddles of oil. we removed intercooler air intake hose and found another puddle of oil . we cleaned all air intake hoses and restarted car with the pvc system disconnected and oil smoke came ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L srs VIN: YV1LW553XW
The consensus of replies is that the SRS control unit needs replacement. I informed the customer, and she declined the repair at this time due to Christmas bills coming in and not having $500 to spend on the car. I cleared the code for her and sent her on he...
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