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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cooling fans VIN: TRUWC28NX2
Car came in overheating, fans would not come on, Fuses checked out OK. disconnected the fan at the wiring connector and applied power, only one fan worked so we replaced the non working one and still the same problem, installed know good fan switch and fan mod...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338Y
vehicle came to chop complaining of check engine light on. code 65 or generic code P0340 camshaft positoin sensor inlet is present car runs great. I check sensor with Vantage pro and it tested ok. good signal not out of range, good frequency. I back brove at s... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor inlet), 65 (camshaft position sensor inlet)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L cam sensor timing VIN: WBAFB33561
thanks in advance we replaced the timing cover gaskets on this vehicle,the chains were not disturbed. the vehicle runs fine but sets a cam sensor code, check engine light on also .it apears that we moved the cam sensor trigger on the left # 2 head . how do w...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Heater Control VIN: WBADT6340Z
The customer said his heater control went blank and the blower runs all the time with the key off and on.The control does nothing except has night illumination.BMW diag in Mitchell is like going to school again...I read alot of posts about the final stage unit...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Windows,wipers,SRS VIN: 4USBT53473
Hello Group, This Z4 came in with the windows,wipers,radio,soft top,and anything else on the K-bus not working. I scanned it and I can't communicate with the general module,SRS,or most of the modules on the K-bus. I have a couple codes in the cluster and one i...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L eNGINE VIN: WDBAB93A7B
Could a Mercedes expert tell me if it is possible to install an engine from a 1981 300 TD on a 1982 300 SD? The engines look very similar, but I would like to know if I have to make modifications or the engine fits right in. Thanks for your help.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBDB26D86
We have spent quite some considerable time trying to get this car to start the way it was designed to start but we have absolutely no good results
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Horns VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Fellow techís thanks for your time in advance! I got this Mercedes and the horn doesnít work and is needed for state inspection. My major problem is no accurate wiring diagram. I use Mitchell On Demand and the diagram is totally wrong for this car Iíve tried 1...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Ing. cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E5R
Car was towed to shop, no start ing. cylinder locked in place won't turn. Have new key cylinder but need help removing old one.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBEA34E3R
hello techs, I have this Mercedes in the shop and it's making a whining noise when going down the road and in park. The noise is coming from the transmission and is mostly heard right by the torque converter. I checked fluid level it was in range, However the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Hi Guys, I need help with this ML320. Intermittent loss of power, feels like a bad Cat. but sometimes feels fine. No missfire codes Right Cat. was changed about a year ago. At times the STFT will go back to - 25 on both banks for a while. MAF sensor is brand n... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel adapt), P0173 (fuel adapt)
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0140608
This Porsche 911 came in after sitting for a little while. Driven infrequently, but well maintained. This is a problem that has been occurring for some time. At or near 2,000 rpms with foot steady on accelerator pedal (not accel or decel) engine surges, jerkin...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z62
Dear automotive people. Please alow me the next question.This car sets the folowing mil code po410 secondairy air injection system.According to all data there is a way to run the air pump trough the tech 2 scan tool.I did my utmost best but was not able to fig...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L cim VIN: YS3DP35G8X
Good morning all, We have here a 2004, 9-3 (9440)that was opening and closing windows by itself. We went into the system with the Tech 2 with the candi module, but were unable to communicate with the CIM. So we checked powers and grounds to the CIM, all good. ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWSB61J51
hi this car was towed into the shop the person drove it untill it quit running she said the engine light had ben flashing for 30 miles and the car was running rough and kept getting slower and slower intill it stopped. she drives the crap out of the car puts 1...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B01
This car is killing us, I believe it had compound problems, and we are chipping away at them, but this misfire is really puzzling, the new parts are listed above, also, the oil pressure is good(29 psi at idle and 55 psi at 2,000 rpm), fuel pressure within spec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0130, P1128 (Long term fuel trim B1 too lean)
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel Sending VIN: WVWUK63B13
We have Vag Com. The fuel gauge reads properly form 1/2 to Empty, but is ragged from full to 1/2. You can unplug the fuel control module to reset and it works fine for ten minutes, the drops to 1/2 tank.The Service manager at the local dealer told me this is a...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2550Y
Car came in with failed emissions. Pulled codes and found cam timing codes (cvvt). Replaced cam solenoid and flushed oil system and pulled pan, cleaned and replaced O-rings. Did a ECM reload to up date to latest spects. Now the cam codes will not erace. The ca... Trouble codes: ECM60, ECM61
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L battery VIN: YV1TS94D9Y
Car came in two weeks ago with parasitic draw. pulled all fuses relays etc. Eventually found the pass visor was the issue however I'ts back now with the same issue only now the draws huge. any help would be appreciated
2002 Volvo V40 1.9L pcv VIN: YV1VW29562
hi fellow tech have this 2002 v40 volvo came in with a lot of smoke comming from exaust pipe, found complete pcv system was pluged, the ports behind breather box were so pluged that sludged was sticking out of the ports. all hoses were pluged.(this is the wors...

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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery VIN: WBADN6345Y
Thank you to all who replied!! The culprit was the auxillary cooling fan. Removed the fan connector and left vehicle sit for two weeks. No drain. Replugged connector, checked current draw at fuse, too much current. Replaced aux fan. Thanks again!!!
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Air Bag VIN: WBAEK73415
Ok so thank you for the wiring diagrams first off. They were exactly what I was looking for and they are FREE! The original control module was the cause of the first fault code. Every one was correct about the module needing to be reprogrammed to the rest ...
2007 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L instrument cluster illumination VIN: SAJEA01U84
Thanks for all the great ideas. My tech posted this a while back and we have been waiting for customer to give an ok to look into these problems plus trans problems. fyi trans plug leak can be repaired our local dealer said we would have to replace trans. but ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L fuse/controll unit VIN: 4JGAB57E75
Thanks for all of the help. We traced it to a bad coolent pump (powered by the control moduel). The door acuators are controlled by the 3 wires one power one ground one a data bus. I did fuse the power to the acuators and it did not blow fuse. We put amp meter...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21C8X
ok thanks guys for your help. an oem expansion valve solved this one. the exp valve from napa would work for a minute then it would stick open.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C92
thanks for all the replies, almost everyone suggested the pump was bad, which in the end we agree with. we are a small shop in a small town & did not care to purchase the tools necessary to repair this car. we really appreciate the time everyone took to respon...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L differential VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
Hello Volvo Techs I took the car to my friend that is a Volvo specialist and had all the tools to complete the job,he replaced 2 seals and a o ring, the repair is done and the car is running fine. Thanks a lot for the advise
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS27503
Everyone was really helpful with this one . this morning for the stalling issue i checked the reg vacume hose and it was dry. i pulled the idle motor off and found it was a little sticky so i am going to order one up.. i didnt want to close this one yet do too... Trouble codes: P0015.
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L lack of power VIN: YV1MW68205
Thanks to all who toook the time to respond. There were a couple posts that they have seen issues with the boost presure sensor. One with water in the connector and one melted. I check the sensor did'nt see either of these concerns. I also had a few replies ab... Trouble codes: ECM60.
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