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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L leak VIN: WBAHD632XR
hello techs. Last week we replaced the torque converter seal on this 525 because it seemed to be the source of a fairly significant tranny fluid leak. also resealed the rest of the shaft seals output, shifter etc,.. at the same time. it's back in the shop now ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAZ33474
Help BMW Guys, I have a customer that towed her car to my shop at night, I usually only do maintanance work on Beemers. She said she heard a loud noise and then the car died. tested battery it was low charge so I charged it. No crank, Jumped the starter and it...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73535
Need some help getting rid of an air bag warning lamp. I was working on the front passenger door and had the module disconected while testing the power window system and inaderdently set a srs code. I went in with my handy dandy solus and cleared the code but ...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L ABS and DSC VIN: WBAVB33576
BMW came in with Brake/ABS/DSC lights on in dash. Errors for left rear wheel speed sensor (error 5DB2 in GT-1). Reset and test-drive would cause error to come right back within a hundred yards or so of driving - both when braking and when not. Datastream bot...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Alarm VIN: SALMB11463
Alarm goes off by itself for no reason. I have the Testbook T4 and there are no stored codes, and oddly enough there are no previous alarm triggers, even immediatly after the alarms is triggered. I wanted to elimante interference from other sources that may ca...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L speedo,tach VIN: WDBGA42E8N
this car came to us with a battery draw..the client installed new battery and started car and found the fuel,speedo,tach,clock,outside temp were all inoperative..we checked the power and grounds to the cluster and found no fault...we feel these gauges are data...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBSK75F34
Have this 230 sl 500 with no a/c compressor operation. I have scanned the a/c module with no codes. The actual valuees for evap sensor are within specs. I have A b1888 code for in car ambient teemp sensor , this code is in the upper control module. I have trie...
1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3CL48M9M
This car starts and runs ok but hesitates, runs rich, does not have full turbo boost, gets mediocre gas mileage. Now that the exhaust has been repaired it constantly has a rotten egg odor on the exhaust. I have no way to scan the data and there are no codes. T...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Initial Idle VIN: WVWCA0155K
Car refuses to start and run smoothly after it has reached operating temperature and has been shut down for 15 - 30 minutes. car starts and stumbles(sometimes quits) for few seconds before it idles smooth. Feels as if it has a injector leak down, but I don't t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B81
Thanks to whom it may concern /car came in with poor idle quality and surging pulled obd2 codes had random missfire and code 301 cyl 1 and 304 cyl 4 replaced plugs and coils car still surged found a broken vacuum t under intake repaired and replaced drove car ... Trouble codes: 300 (multi misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L cruise VIN: AVW56VVBYA
the car has a need clutch installed and the dealer put a new combo switch on it but the cruise lamp doesnt come on when the switch is on the on app check all power and ground leads no problems found need a diagram or some idea where and what else to check
1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: YV1LW5824T
hi guys thanks in advance. i have this 96 volvo 850r turbo. not very familiar with volvo's.customer complaint is after driving for while. and when accelrate puff of smoke comes out of the tail pipe. we actuatly verified that it's not blue it's black. doesn't h...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L lack of power VIN: YV1MW68205
Hello volvo techs, We have a v50 2.5 turbo that at least once every time when you drive it just feels sluggish has a lack of power. I have a code ECM_603c boost presure signal too high stored. When vechiles doesnt act up the boost persure is about 8lbs. When t... Trouble codes: ECM60

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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hard start VIN: WBACB22090
Crankshaft pulley was defective. Pulley appears to be in perfect condition but must have some crazy magnetic condition that I previously attempted to check with metallic dust, but nothing was attracted to the pulley. Fortunately we had a used pulley from an ov... Trouble codes: 79 (Camshaft angle - Pulse generator).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK732XV
Thanks to everyone who replied. It was a unanimous decision! Replace the non return valve. We checked the valve, it was indeed bad and I will take everyones advice that this caused the HUGE AMOUNT of water we found in the pump. Trouble codes: 245 (Secondary Air Injection cyl 4-6), 246 (Secondary air injection cyls 1-3).
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L left rear strut VIN: WDBNG73592
Checked for leaks at pressure sensor, no visible leaks at left rear strut. With the rear left strut being so low, it was hard to notice that the front right was slightly higher then usual. Upon further investigation of the scan data, I noticed that two ride ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
I ended up getting a instrument cluster out of the same year car and using VAG commader to extract the 5 pin security code from that cluster then using VAG-COM scanner to do the key learn. You can't do the Key learn without having the 5 or 7 digit security co...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
I want to thank everyone who offered help on this job, particularly: Mark [...] Jesus. The converter that was replaced at VW only 18,000 miles ago was faulty... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWSE61J93
It was the dual mass flywheel causing all the problems,we ended up with a Valeo clutch kit # [...] with a solid flywheel,we had ordered "conversion or updated" kits from 2 other places including the dealer and when they arrived they were still the OE dual...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L abs module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
I really appreciate the input. All twelve of you recommend the ABS module be replaced. The client was advised and declined any further service at this time. and Victor Rocha 2341 Almeza Ave. Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Phone #[...]. a...
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