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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine VIN: WBACG8329W
Engine was overheating vehicle came from other shop they put in stop leak and clogged cylinder head bent head coolant was entering cylinders got used head machined and cleaned installed head and still getting no compression on cylinder #1 and cylinder #4
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22283
I have a 2003 Freelander that the customer states has an occasional no start. we cannot duplicate the problem, always starts. When checking codes, found several that may be relevent. I get a fault code that says immobilisation ECU fault, key 2 - random code to...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLJ70GBX
car towed in, will not start. (crankshaft postion sensor not the problem) found car not getting fuel. fuel pump running. car has plenty of fuel. found right side of tank empty. left side full of fuel. what sends the fuel from one side to another? Thanks, Jef...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Radio, Trans VIN: WDBJF65J91
My impression of the customer complaint. Car will not start at times(crank). When it does it goes to limp home. trans is in one gear radio asks for code and does not always able to code. She had the cell phone option removed and was told it was not installed c...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L amplifier VIN: YS3FB45S43
This saab 9-3 came in with a salvage yard amp installed under the drivers seat. the wiring had household wire nuts installed. I replaced the wiring connector with a useed pigtail we purchased from salvage unit.In replacing the connector the optical section of ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L right headlight VIN: YS3FB49S23
Have this saab here that doesn't want to cooperate. Right low and high beem does not work. Searched the archives and thought i found the problem but i cant find the filament moniter relay. Have gone thru all of shop-keys diagrams and component locater and not...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E83
Hi Folks, This is my brother's car. He lives in Amish country and is the only house on his road with electricity. This is the third weekend I've driven the hour and a half to try to fix this no start before we tow it 100 miles to my shop. About two months ago ... Trouble codes: 1260 (reset limpin mode)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWPD63B6X
three days after replacing timming belt vehicle came back with poor idle &lack of accelleration. doubled ck timmim ng belt installation ok . ck for codes found 1545 code ,how could this be related to belt replacement? also how do i ck that system ,i can;t find... Trouble codes: 1545 (throttle control)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWD23B2YE
Hi there, This is a car that I kind of share with another shop in another state. Really nice customer. At about 3000 RPM skip codes appear for the entire Bank 1. The tune up is new with wires (twice), the coils are new, the cat has been checked for back pre...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3VWCP21C21
Hello fellow techs, have this 01 beetle with an intermittent noise at idle and slow speeds. When noise is there, you can depress clutch and the noise either goes away or changes greatly. It sounds like a throw-out bearing coming apart. We have the clutch pulle...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L tcc VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
vehcile runs and shifts great, fluid clean. as soon as you travel on highway for extended time (20 minutes or more) check engine light illuminates and arrow flashes. codes stored ate p0740 and tcm-002f. have tried flushing trans and usind approved fluid with n...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L feels like a misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Hello everyone I have this volvo here that on has a vibration under heavy acceleration. Problem occurs somwhere between 3000 and 4000 rpm. Vehicle came in for the above concern felt like a missfire checked plugs looked worn, so we replaced them. Test drive sam...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H84
[...] I replaced the BCM and downloaded sw 2 weeks ago. The scan and faults and symptoms looked like classic BCM failure. The customer did say that the dealer replaced the BCM about a year and a half ago. She drove the car for a week and called a... Trouble codes: CEME0, ECM92, C0EM, 1A61 (tcm communication signal missing), CEM01

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps VIN: WAUED28D4X
This problem did happen to be caused by the multifunction switch after all. When we replaced the switch and tested for headlights we did not have the car running just in the accessory position. In this position the parking lights only will come on with this ve...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L heater core VIN: WAUJC68E43
Thanks for all the great responces, Andre [...] nailed it by saying Patience, patience, patience. what is possibly confused by thinking poor circulation was air in the system. by strapping the resevior as high as possible on the hood and massaging the heater...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBACB4310N
The relay was where it was supposed to be but it had a broken wire going to it so I wasnt getting a signal to it. After fixing the wiring everything was fine.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBADM634XX
It is a fix.Turned out to be a bad thermostat stuck open.Thanks again for all your healp and suggestions . Thomas. Trouble codes: 222 (Insufficient coolant temp. for closed loop fuel control.).
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: J98VX7654R
again thx for all replies, i found the fuel pump it was underneath the car near rear diff was a bad fuel pump check connector for power there was power, took a hammer hit the pump and friend was cranking it suddenly the car started. replaced new fuel pump an...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L unknown VIN: SALTY1241Y
Thank you for all the replies. The weather has been so bad locally for the last month. We have been in contact with the customer weekly, but they have been unable to leave it with us due to the weather- they delivery medicines to local hospitals and nursing ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L mil not present VIN: WDBDA28D8N
Thanks to all. It does not have a mil. California smog guys are all too worried about getting fined, sometimes it prevents us from dooing our job. Got a letter from the manufacture just to cover my a**. Sad this is what it has come to. Thanks Ken
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E0X
Thanks for all the help, and it was the pump. Checked current first, then voltage dropped the ground under load and was fine. I didn't damage lines, and made my tool.Next time though, change filter while pump is out. Trouble codes: P0173 (trim code Lt bank).
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L abs connector VIN: 9BWPG61J01
car if fixed robert had the right tool number at a 1978/7a. baum wanted 115.00 dollers the dealer only wanted 54.00 but as it turned out my friend that is still at the audi dealer where i worked for 17 years lent me the old shop tool with just 1978/7 and it w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L system psi VIN: WVWSE61J12
Well, this vehicle isn't fixed yet, and it will be a few weeks before it is. Unusual case in that time is NOT of the essence, and the shop is very busy on other things. I'm very eager to tear into this one, but the time won't be there until later. My guess is ...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDE61J75
I did a key re learn with the key in ignition and the car starts and runs fine. I want to thank all who came back with all the suggestions. This was a scarry one ! Now on with clutch job. Thanks~ mike [...] Trouble codes: P1570 (ecu blocked), 01176 (key not allowed), 01304 (radio no communication).
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LW61J0Y
Well,I drove the car to the dealer,40 miles away. It would buck if I cruised but accelerating would run smooth as could be. The replies were good. One said yea I probably popped the CPU,another said there pretty tough,maybe it was OK. Neal said the throttle sy... Trouble codes: P1614 (manufacturer controlled computer output circuit), P1670 (same as p1614).
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