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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAEP33442
This is the first BMW that I will be attempting to replace a motor in. Alldata says to remove the transmission before removing the engine. My question is, can I drop the engine/trans assembly with subframe out the bottom and then split the trans on the floor w...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1840X
Hey Guys, I am getting a hard code here that will not clear. My IDS has no info. on this code, I have read elsewhere that this is poss. serial commication problem between ECM and TCM... I have no codes in TCM Anyone have any ideas with this one before I start ... Trouble codes: P1601 (none in ids)
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
I am trying to resolve these lean codes(P0171 and P0174)after customer had it to several other shops. They failed and I am not only trying to gain her confidence but resolve her car troubles as well. The engine is sound, fuel pressure/volume is good and a "New... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
to me/be techs help please !! smoke tested, found no leaks, checked in mitchell for purge valve, pressure relief valve & cannister locations, no component location graphic avail, any one run into this one ? any help greatly appreciated, thx to all in advance Trouble codes: P0443 (evap/purge control valve circuit)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
vehicle originally came in with p0400 code egr flow fault. found vacuum hoses worn and colapsed to manifold and transducer. replaced hoses. one week later cust said light back on. before he came back he said the light went out. he came in to check code and cod... Trouble codes: P0400
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H4W
Hi all in IATN land. I'm getting conflicting info as to weather this Motronic unit is flashable or not. The unit is trash and have a reman unit coming. Part #037 906 259R. I have the abbility to flash it, but do not want to spend $35.00 on the VW web sight to ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B5I
Vehicle has low heat at idle gets hotter up high.Flow at heater hose looks weak. Temp reaches 190 on gauge. Temp at heater inlet hose is 175-135 on return. I have read all archives and see issues with auxiliary pump. I believe this pump is for engine off circu...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWKH63B61
We just completed replacing cam seals, timing belt, belt tensioner, and PCV valve. Now as engine idles, there is a whistling noise that slowly builds. When we remove the engine oil filler cap, it like trying to open a stuck cap on a jar. There is a tremendou...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Code 01588 - Head Airbag Ignitor VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Thie Jetta has code 01588 - "Ignitor for Head Airbag Driver Side -N251 - Resistance value too large". There is no evidence that vehicle has ever been wrecked or airbags deployed. We bought car directly from only owner and have no reason to doubt crash history....
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTH69M03
hello group this car has a auxilliary brake booster vacuum pump it only has 3 wires going to it power, ground, and signal from the ecm. randomly the pump turns on at night and drains the battery. I clipped the signal wire at the pcm and at the pump and install...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBR31C64
Hello all you VW guys. I read the archives - throughly. The Po118 fault code so says that there is a high voltage input somewhere. ***. I ran the first scan and the system showed a short to positive fault with the black colored ECT sensor. Change it. ***. A... Trouble codes: P0118
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1KS9607V
Hi everyone, I have a 1997 Volvo 960 here and I am stuck in a crazy situation. Heres the story. Our customer bought this car in Florida and drove it home to Jersey. He brought the car to us and told us to check everything over and tell him what he needed. Nor...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L windows locks brake lites VIN: YV1TS94D01
car came in with only top brake lite working. also right low beam bulb bad and left front signal bulb broken. replaced bulbs as nec to repair front lites . car sat in shop over nite and battery was dead in the am. charged battery and now the power windows, loc...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUSX28N61
Well the customer took the car and we'll call it a fix hopefully.As everyone suggested we replaced the thermostat and the ect sensor ,also replaced the brake light switch.I'd like to thank all respondents for their professionalism and helpful attitude.Thanks I...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L eps VIN: 4USBT53423
Thanks everyone for your replies! We checked the suspension and tie rods thoroughly, also the strut tower braces. Can't find the problem there, it really sounds like it's inside the dash. Customer decided to live with it for now, if we ever get to dig into it ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Thanks for everyone that helped me on that. This car had been involved in a car accident and I looked close inside the left fuse/relay box module and found a bad conection with green stuff on it at start relay, really hard to see but I cleanned and soldered th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Fuel gauge VIN: WDBJF65J1Y
We tested the sender and found it was dropping out at the 3/4 point. Replaced the sensor and the gauge works well.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hard to fill VIN: WDBUH83J14
Good morning, I hate closing this request without a fix, I did verify that all the solenoid control vent and valves are working and nothing is stuck in the fill tube. The bad thing is the client is going to Florida for 3 months and did not have any extra time...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69M72
had two replies that were correct.after waiting for a relay,did'nt help i replaced the trans range sensor-that did it.don't like to just replace parts,but had too.thanx for the help..
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B23
I reprogrammed the throttle body and replaced all 4 coil packs with dealer parts.The aftermarket coils were junk.Thanks to all who replied info was very helpful-thanks Trouble codes: P1111 (system lean bank 1), P1136 (mixture adaptation system lean), P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0300.
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D12
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I brought this vehicle back in to hoist it and take a close look because of differing opinions on what cats they have. Prior to 02, they used a dual pip assembly with cats that bolted to the manifold. For ...
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