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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGH8347Y
Hi Fellows ! Need some infos from BMW Gurus ! New customer drops off this E38 with some intermittent radio inop & of course no sound , when it happen. We diagnosed & found when it happens the terminal 86 from unloader relay K3 (for terminal R) has only lower t...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: WBAEU33482
i inspected the wiring harness, ran wires directly from pins 15 and 16 at cluster to fuel gauge - still have the same problem - the fuel gauge stays just below 1/2 tank. i am inclined to believe that i need an instrument cluster - having already replaced the ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Charging VIN: WBANA73514
Hi Group I may be in over my head on this one. I work on primarily Vws not to many BMWs. Car was brought in with the battery going dead. Customer installed new battery and it went dead overnight. I checked charging and it clearly is not charging, but there is...
2007 BMW 320I 2000CC trans oil VIN: WBAVA76000
hi fello tech : just trying to find out if i can get some help on this one .i have this 320i that i just put up and i am trying to find out how do you check the transmission oil and how do you put it in, and how much does it require. 2: how much engine does ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L left head area VIN: WDBGA43E9R
hey all i've only looked at this vehicle in the customer's driveway and test drove it with him. never have i worked on a mercedes-benz before and i,m wondering should i get into this or leave it for somebody that has? the left (drivers side) head has a single...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65F2W
Greetings. Car has codes P0170-023 and P0173-134 for fuel trim out of limits. Problem is present at idle with numbers ranging from .747ms to 1.125ms at various times and tests. Engine is adding fuel (note ms reading) to correct for lean mixture at idle. Initia... Trouble codes: P0170 (Adaptation at limit at idle right bank), P0173 (Adaptation at limit at idle left bank)
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hard to fill VIN: WDBUH83J14
Good afternoon, We have this E500 wagon in here, the customer states that it takes for every to fill the fuel tank, the handle just keeps clicking off even on the slowest setting. He has tried different stations and pump, putting the handle in different posit...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L slips of reverse gear VIN: WMWRC33414
Hello Mini Techs The transmission will go into reverse but as soon as you start moving, the transmission slips off reverse gear,I was advised by somebody that works in mini's that the shift cables fail and will cause this problem. My question is this is a comm...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L radio and key fob VIN: WPOCA29852
I need some help porshae techs. This boxster came in on a hook. Battery dead. Back fed hood release and replaced battery. Now current issue. Radio is in safe mode, pulled radio and got code from 2 diffrent dealers. radio is a becker model# be6625 serial# 15005...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3007586W
Hi folks- I've got this Saab which fails inspection due to cel being on. Had po133 as well as misfire codes. Did plugs, cap, wires and a front o2 sensor. Car came back with cel on and po133 again. Misfire codes gone. To make it more interesting my Modis will n... Trouble codes: P0133
1998 Volkswagen Transporter Van 2.8L No Start
Truck came in with an intermittent no start, found the park/neutral switch defective, cluster indicator always show drive position. so i replaced the switch, if i jump the park/neutral relay the truck start. the cluster still display drive only, and i can't mo...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
This car is in for an emission repair with MIL on with code P0501(vehicle speed sensor range performance). Scan with Vag-Com while driving and shows no speedo action in group 5. Scoped sensor and had no output, pulled the sensor apart at the top and spun the w...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C92
To all; Thanks in advance. I have this vw that I worked on a couple of weeks ago. It had the same code and a large vacuum leak from the big crankcase breather hose. The hose had turned to mush like they all do. I replaced the hose and cleared the codes. I was ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean)
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Defrost VIN: YV1VW29591
Hello everybody Customer complaint is poor air flow out of defrost only. Car has strong air flow out of every other setting. So far I have removed the cabin filter same flow. Pulled blower motor no restrictions. Pulled dash out verfied all doors are opening an...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L english/metric VIN: WAULC68E14
Well thanks everybody fro all the help. The customer decided to take the car to the Audi dealer though. I wish she would have brought it back, but she is very impatient. Thank you for all the replies, I will surely use that VAG-COM website in the future.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Park Position VIN: WAULC68E44
Thanks for those who responded. We found a faulty wiper motor but the customer has not yet returned to replace the part. Thanks again.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5331Y
Hell BMW Techs The solution was to replace the idle valve it was sticking, but rather than the cleaning it we decided to replace it, and now the idle speed is good and the engine is running great. as per the majority of replies the advise was to check the ... Trouble codes: P00, 101 (BMW code 8 Air mass volume), P1478 (BMW code 146 fuel evap small leak).
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29931
This car is not fixed. The customer did not want to pay to remove the cylinder heads and clean (valve job). The ports are carboned up due to short drives by the customer. If you ever own a turbo, DRIVE IT HARD. It needs this to keep the passages clear. Th... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection bank 1), P0411 (air injection bank 2).
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
Well I could not find my remote starter so I did not know why I had 32k at coil wire and 4k at plug wire.I thought maybe the spark was going straight through rotor and grounding through distributor.Until I was cranking and my son saw the spark grounding from t...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFE83AXV
Hello: This is the first time I have closed a request without a fix. Bummer. The customer is difficult to get into the shop as she can only come on weekends and I am not open then. Tricky. Most replies addressed the usual air injection problems with this engin... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary air injection system-incorrect flow detected.).
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
Thank you all for your suggestions and replies. We smoked the system again and found the fuel pump and gas cap to be sealing ok. The problem turned out to be a broken wire to the vent valve. Thanks to Paul from California for pointing out this problem to us. T... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected).
2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L transmission VIN: YV1SW53D92
Thanks for the help. It turned out that someone stuffed a rag into the intake boot after the mass meter while doing the body work...this would not let enough air through. car had many other problems, but this one was what we were looking for. Frank& Randy
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