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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Steering VIN: 000CB73660
Hi there, this BMW came with a no start condition which was repaired and a serious leak in the steering system , the steering box, pump and a hose were repaired, although the system is working fine it makes a loud growl joined by a slight vibration in the stee...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Drive VIN: WBAGD8329R
My problem is I can't access the Trans computer to get information. I don't have access to the Trans operation information. What controls the power to the shift solenoidsí? I have drive one gear forward and reverse. The Trans is not slipping feels like it is i...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Idles low VIN: WBADD6326W
Hello Techs! This BMW 528 was brought to my shop, from a trans shop we deal with locally. They recently overhauled the trans. Afterward, their customer 'claims' (may or may not be true, but customer said...) that the idle drops out, engine warm, intermittentl...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63412
FOUND A BAD CRANKCASE VENT VALVE. NEVER DONE ONE BEFORE. DOES THE INTAKE HAVE TO BE REMOVED?? tHANKS GUYS Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim), 228 (fuel trim), 204 (idle speed), 23824, 202, 203 (o2 sensor)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L brake lights VIN: 5UXFB33552
Vehicle came in with brake lts on, dead battery & alt not charging. We charged the battery, replace the alt-did not look too far into brake lt problem because of low voltage. After repairs, still have brake lts on, replace switch and no change. Can't find any ...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB553433
Ive got a BMW with some evap issues. I have repeated codes P1445 and P1448. I have very limited information on this system. Can someone tell me how this system works? Is the diagnostic leak module a computer or a pump? I called the local BMW dealer and all the... Trouble codes: P1445 (p1448-), P1448
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L service engine soon light VIN: WBADT63493
Replaced the solenoids after driving for 20 miles the "service engine soon" light came back on. Any ideas?
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge
Hello everyone, I have this 380se it's my personal car, It falls on it's face under load from a stop mostly, not mis firing like secondary ignition, when cruisng above 30 it seems to do much better. I have checked control fuel press. and all is good 1 bar cold...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L warning light VIN: WDBED90D7N
Hi there, We have recently had 1992 Mercedes 300TE 4MATIC in with the 4matic light coming on and staying on. We first tried to clear the codes following the battery disconnect procedure per all-data. The light came back on. We then replaced the right front dri...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Vehicle keeps setting code P0400 (EGR flow malfunction)after 25 to 35 miles of driving after code is cleared. EGR valve is new and tubes to and from it are clear. Exhaust flows freely from exhaust manifold when tube to EGR valve is removed and engine is starte... Trouble codes: P0400
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Hello fellow Mercedes techs. I have this ML320 that is causing me to loose my mind. This vehicle has had a severe brake pulsation for a while. The customer finally decided she's tired of it and we measured run out on the rears at .003in. Not much. The parking ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L remote VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Hey Guys, hope someone can help me. I have this ML320 and I can synchronize the keyless entry remote but it only works the first time and will not work again until I synchronize again. Has anyone seen this or can help me go in a certain direction, please. I on...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40JX5
customer left vehicle without any info as to what the car is doing. started vehcile misfire and codes p0101 bank 1 too lean and p0172 bank 1 too rich. checked for vacume leak, no leaks found. not sure where to go from here. Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0172 (bank 1 too rich)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 9BWDD61J41
This problem has been posted before twice but, neither car was fixed. I was hoping someone had repaired this problem and can lead me in the right direction. Previous posts talked about a locking torque convertor problem, fixing it ranged from new convertor, ne...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L air bag module VIN: 3VWDD21CX1
codes 00532(power interrupted to airbag module) and 65535 (air bag module malfunction) will not erase. according to schematic, the only power to module is from ignition switch and does'nt seem to have a keep-alive feed. is there something i'm missing? can atte...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Ride Leveling VIN: YV1LZ56D9Y
We would like to convert this Cross Country to NON-Leveling shocks and springs. I know this has been done extensively on the older models, but no one seems to know what shocks and springs we would need to use to accomplish it on this vehicle. Any wisdom would ...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Bog down , wo't rev VIN: 1H2548WJ04
Ok , first of all I'm sorry for the late replay , and thanks a lot to all those that send me their help , but anyway here it goes : Many of the replies told me to do a throtle adaptation , although I never replace or disconected the throtle or battery , al...
2005 Audi TT 1.8L Exhaust VIN: TRUSC28N34
Thank you all for taking your time to help out. Like most suggested, I've opened the turbo return line and I've drained about 50 ml of oil. Also checked for any blockage and none was found. However, removing the turbo pressure hose to intercooler, I've found a...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93431
I tried a used control module, immobilizer and key from another car and had a blank key cut to turn the tumbler. I taped the key which matches the immobilizer so it would be within 1 inch of the antenna ring and the car didn't start. I removed the antenna ri...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB53544
The fix was the ews modual. When the ews was unplugged the engine would crank for approximatly 5 seconds then stop. It did need to be coded and then aligned with the dme. Thanks for the help. the late post was because I was on vacation. Thanks again, Bruce Trouble codes: 2737 (ews 3.3 anti-tampering protection), 277C, 2862 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank1), 2863 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank2).
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJGX5240W
A very small leak , appeared to be coming from the fuel line at the bottom of the tank , as many suggested , at this time i am still waiting for the parts to complete the operation , which has been ordered from USA (and that is easy but not fast from my coun...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting, instrument cluster, HVAC VIN: SAJHX1042X
car is fixed w/ some good info from james and robert. it was indeed the inertia sw.. thanks to a lack of good info and hands on w/ these cats this repair was a bit of a test but its rollin on 24" now. thanks to everyone who had some input, what a great resourc...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L code P0734 VIN: SALPM16462
it is fix thank you all of you for your help my internet was down. well you were all right it was the MAF sensor it was not connected all the way. Aperantely the customer change his air filter and did't connect the sensor all the way and yes he did't mention ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz sprinter2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WDSWD64133
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply, got some helpful suggestions. ended up removing steel line (feed) from tank to filter, and flush it and replaced the diesel filter (noticed on the old filter, by the water drain that was suckin air thru there)...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC334X2
I'd like to thanks Mark, Brent, and Rick for their replies. As Mark suggested, I ran a vacuum test on the canister side of the purge valve with the car at idle, first with the electrical plug connected, then without. Both tests had FULL engine vacuum, not zer... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system leak large), P0456 (Evap system leak small).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Thanks gentlemen. The tool i was able to make out of a piece of steel/old spanner wrench. It does not have alot of torque on it so it worked fine. After setting belt tension we turned motor over 2 times and perfect timing marks on bellhouseing and CAM. Just to...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B52
yes came in today and checked cam chain timing and found bank1 intake cam one tooth off thanks for all the help guys Trouble codes: P0341, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWWH63B43
I appreciate all the input. I checked power and grounds to the coil packs, R&R the engine ecu, cleaned and added contact enhancer, replace coil packs and 2 sets of ignition wires on top of the previous replacements. Also replace the injectors. According to the...
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