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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
Compressor is not engaging. No power to clutch. Ecu is seeing switch signal but not allowing compressor operation. Static pressures look ok. There are 3 trouble codes stored, 34 rear compartment flap motor 73 supply stratification potentiometer 75 stratificati...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting, instrument cluster, HVAC VIN: SAJHX1042X
Currently, the engine will not crank. I have tested all relays and fuses and found all of the B+ terminals intact with power supplied. ign. sw tests good. scan tool will not communicate w/ any system except instr. cluster, codes u1260 and u1261 were pulled w/ ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
This is a flood car. The customer claims it was deep enough to have to crawl out of the window to get out! He's a doctor! Anyhow, the motor locked up due to water being ingested. All cylinders had water in them but the back two were the worst. Drain the wat...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L retractable top VIN: WDBFA67F4T
This extremely well-preserved SL500 came to us with the all-too-common drip of oil from the sunvisor area. We replaced the hydralic top struts, topped off oil. System not working. We next disconnected controller for an hour, reconnected, cleared codes. System...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLJ6562W
Hi need some help from all the mercedes techs. This car came in for above repair and now the trunk wont open the red light is on in the switch. I tryed to manualy open it with the key after much trouble i was able to. Now the customer is complaining that when ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Fluid VIN: WDBHA29G9W
This transmission is leaking from the shift selector cable boot going into the trans. Is there a seal in there that is replacable? Is there another reason for it to leak out that boot? Anybody seen it before? The fluid level was correct after servicing the tra...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L vario roof VIN: WDBKK65F02
Vario roof switch flashing. Codes b1011 and b1273 limit switch. I have read posts where broken wires were found. Does anyone know if there is a common location for a break in the harness? Also, I would like to check the micro switches at each latch/lock, howev...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L left rear tail lights VIN: WDBTK75J75
Hey guys, looking for some mercedes help here, this clk500 has been sitting on our used car lot for a year now, and someone decided they were going to drive it for the summer, but the battery was dead, the salesman thought that it was just from sitting over wi...
1973 Porsche 911S 2.7L oil leak VIN: 9113404399
There is an oil leak at the right front cylinder. A slow stream of oil is coming down the case at the front side of the cylinder and dripping on the heat exchanger. I thought it could be the oil cooler, I removed, checked for leaks, and replaced the seals. Als...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2980W
We followed diagnostic flow chart off of all data and all of their test past with flying colors. If anyone has any other iedeas would appreciate input. Trouble codes: P1123, P1125
1993 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWFL01H7P
hey guys,basically this car came in cause customer complains of a lack of power when vehicule warms up i've tested it myself and with the pedal to the floor very slow response.many parts were replaced by customer already,maf,wires,plugs,coolant sensor,fuel fil...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Just some info here. We are putting a timing belt in today. The crank marks are lined up at pulley and bellhouseing, the cam is 1/2 tooth off. We have turned the crank 2 times. Is this ok? Also any advice on a tool or trick for the timing belt tensioner, tryin...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C92
hey you wonderful vw techs or anyone else for that matter. customer put 5 gal of gas in this little diesel & it would not re-start when he got home. towed to our shop we drained out the gas, put in some fresh diesel, started the car & it ran for about 10 minut...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B52
ok have checked all but cam chain timing on bank one this will be my next step . but if any body out there has any idea what is going on please help. also alldata says there should be a 9v ref. at both sensors is this true? i have 5v ref. Trouble codes: P0341, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWNT71K36
First time here for this VW, plus I am not real familier with this BRM engine, info seems to be a bit sketchy on All Data and even in the Bentley manual The symtoms I have are as follows the engine will stall at times but starts right back up- when driving the... Trouble codes: P0403, P0131 (O2 sensor voltage low)
1974 Volvo 164 E 3.0L Charging VIN: 1646553125
Thanks for reading this post. Vehicle initially came in not charging intermittently (they would have to jump start the vehicle, usually this ocurred after driving, not after sitting overnight). Verified the no-charge condition, and after checking for proper po...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2550Y
Hello iam have all the faults present in this car checked powers and ground at ecm replaced oxegen sensors nothing works PLEASE help Trouble codes: 2D, 5C, 8A (idle air control valve signal to low), 1A (Front O2 pre heated signal to low), 1C

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6X
much thanks to those that responded.we did perform test 77, that finaly helped us catch the problem. at som point, someone had switched the vacum lines at the solenoid. we found this by putting a vac gauge in the line to combi valves with a 't' and found that ... Trouble codes: P0411.
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B82
hello techs, thank you all for your replies. all very good tips and helps us think outside the box. the fix was as one of the techs suggested, A DIRTY THROTTLE PLATE accompanied with an IDLE RELEARN. i inspect the plate and it was dirty, not terrible but de... Trouble codes: P0431 (p1479-), P1479 (p0102-), P0102 (p0303-), P0303 (p0306-), P0306 (p0300-), P0300.
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L dlc VIN: WBABE7321V
i want to thank everyone that posted.mark and victor hit it on the head.the round connector was the problem.it was on but you have to fool with it to make sure that it's properly closed.once i did that communication was right there.did my drive cycle,monitors ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
Thank you all for helping with this nightmare. Unfortunately I have not found the cause of this fuel trim issue yet. I have now pulled the fuel pump and found some small sand debri in the pickup sock. Cleaned it out and retried. No. Removed the injectors and h... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean limit bank one Mult at 12), P0174 (Lean limit bank two Mult at 12).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBEA34E1N
after checking further we found that the ecm was faulty sending the same signal as the crank to the f/p relay replacing the ecm fixed the problem .
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L idle speed VIN: JF70F7WA71
most replies stated that cleaning the actuator butterfly should take care of that .it does it only with cold engine .will do that next time car comes in .thank you for your help .
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L top VIN: WDBLK65G22
hi thanks sevan i have the top down now i think you could write how to put the top down for mercedes it was like you were here helping the book and tool kits are missing from the car now with the roof down we can look for the problem the switch is always red...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L seats VIN: WDDNG71XX7
thanks for the help! 4 out of 4 replies said there is no way to cheat, and the weight sensing system needs to be recalibrated by the dealer. thanks again.
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DD58HX1
Wish I could say this car is fixed! Most of the replies confirmed my belief that the problem is in the block. Some suggested piston / cylinder wear others balance shaft bearings. I did learn about a better place to check oil pressure. At the end of the exhaust...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L crankshaft gear VIN: YS3FB45S63
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
I ended up replacing the valve body asy due to a bad shift solenoid "a". Thanks for those who shared their knowledge.
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