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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3330X
A/c compressor comes on intermintently. If compressor does not come on, I can cycle the key and 90% of the time it will come on. The ambient air temperature sensor is working fine. When compressor is on your can turn the A/C off and compressor will still run. ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63452
code po1093 occurs every other drive cycle. car runs perfect.o2 sensors ,air mass meter and crankcase breather replaced. fuel trim is 3.1 on both banks. i am not sure what this code relates to as far as correction time. anybody seen this before ? any help woul... Trouble codes: 1093 (controller correction time)
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L lcd display VIN: WBADT43402
the BC button on the turn signal lever does not work. does anybody know how to test the switch as ive looked all over alldata and it doesnt show me anything. ive tested continuity to ground on all the pins at the turn signal switch and got none. yel/red wire a...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L BC button inop VIN: WBADT43402
the BC button on the turn signal lever does not work to change the menu on lcd display..any known problems with this circuit? common problems? does anybody know how to test the switch as ive looked all overalldata and it doesnt show me anything. ive testedcont...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L memory VIN: SALPM16432
Hello all. I have this nice HSE in for routine service. The driver's seat will move with the controls but immediately returns to the previous position. As soon as a button is released the seat goes back to its original setting. Becm? Any suggestions welcome. T...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL16453
Back again for this code P0441(no purge flow detected). Happened(customer says) after dealer did plugs and wires for a misfire concern. They went back to dealer and dealer said it was probably and air leak. Now I get it and I smoke test the EVAP SYSTEM.It is t... Trouble codes: P0441 (no purge flow detected)
2004 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L 1-2-3-4-5 shift VIN: WDCYR49E84
Good morning, we are having trouble with this USA G500. No upshift from A/T to any of the gears. Only 1st, reverse available. T/C will shift to high & low. Initially I found code P240D stored, cleared and no more present. Checked all systems (ME, ETC, VG, ABS...
2007 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L reset FSS count VIN: WDDFH34X17
to all mercedez benz experts just need your help on how to reset FSS counter after performing a service or do i have to take it to the dealer to get it reset.thanks in advance,peter
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Airbag system VIN: WMWRE33506
This is one of our used cars & I'm looking for some direction on diangostics for the SIR (MRS-V) system. We only have an OTC Genysys scanner which is not capable of pulling system codes or data. A local shop scanned codes for us and came up with codes 82, 88, ...
1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWFB4313M
HELP! This VW is blowing my mind and blowing the distributor cap off! Here's the story: This "VDubs" rolls in with a broken dist. rotor, broken distributor hall effect connector, and the distributor cap ajar. I then cringe as I install a new dist., and rotor. ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSE69M62
This VW is going to be the death of me!! OK, Here's my problem. Speedo/odometer inop.The speedo worked before my customer replaced the engine with a used, 14,000 mile engine. The car runs absolutely perfect. The only code is VSS failure. there is 3 terminals o...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 9BWDE61J12
greetings to all have this gti that came from atranny shop, original problem was no shift after compltete over haul sam eproblem.they installed a new ecm and still no shift.i road tested with scan tool,looking at scan data i do have a vss reading atps reading ...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8958L
We have a 1990 Volvo 740 S/W. 2.3 non turbo. Crank / no start. No Spark, no injector pulse. Crank sensor tests good. No power to # 11 fuse. Still no start if I apply power to #11 fuse. Has primary ignition voltage on both sides of coil. Has power at both injec...
2001 Volvo V70 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1S258D91
vechicle has a skip hesitation between 1500-1800rpm only.can make the car do it in drive with brakes on,25mph as long as rpm is 1500-1800rpm, forty five mph as long as rpm is 1500-1800. at 45 car will buck and jerk. Feels like ingition coil cutting out or fuel...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start, No communication VIN: YV1MS38205
Car came in the shop with check engine light on. Tech hooked up the Assenmacher retriever to scan for codes. The scan tool was disconnected in the process and now the car won’t even crank. We can no longer communicate with the central electric module, ECM, TCM...

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L cooling fans VIN: WAULT68ES2
great britain got it nailed, ecm relay was at one time under water. The spring in the relay broke, rusted, and kept the relay powered up. I dont know why that makes the fans come on, but it does. I hooked up 4 jumper wires to each of the four connectors, an...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L no reverse VIN: WBAAM5339X
thank you to all who responded , i called precision european [...] and ask them about that problem .it is a common problem on this 5 speed GM trans .there are 2 pressure valves that slowly eat thru the case , after awhile you get a hole in case , the re...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM534XY
thanks to everyone that responded. the problem came out to be the cmp and ckp sensor. i bought it from the dealer and installed it. runs perfect. does not cut out anymore. Trouble codes: 065 (cam sensor-intake malfunction), 083 (ckp sensor malfunction), 244 (segment timing true running disturbed).
2001 BMW M5 5.0L side mirrors VIN: WBSDE934X1
Of the three replies I received, they all pretty much said I needed to re-initialize the mirrors by holding down the switch for the fold in feature. I tried to get the mirrors in sync but nothing seemed to work. Customer needed his car back and will bring it...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L service engine soon light VIN: WBADT63493
Replaced torque convertor and it fixed the problem. Thank you guys
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Incomplete monitors VIN: SAJNX2746T
Glad to say this is fixed. James and Brian from California put me on the right track. ECU needs to see a proper idle speed to complete drive cycle and therefore to complete monitor. I was ready to try an ecu swap when I realized this car used a SAGEM system ju...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJAC22D4X
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03V93
The S-Type Supercharged is using two in-tank-fuelpumps, compared to one pump in the regular engines (3.0 and 4.0). All help supplied guided to the failure of one of them. After removing the rear seat-bench, I opened both acces-covers to access each pump, and t... Trouble codes: P1338 (Fuelpump circuit low/high input), P1582 (Flight recorder data is stored).
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, preignition on accel VIN: WDBCA35D2G
The flywheel on this Mercedes is an assembly bolted together. It consists of a main hub flex plate with 3 symetrical segements and a ring gear plate that has spaces cut in order to interrupt the magnetic field in a magnetic type two wire cranshaft pos sensor....
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L warning light VIN: WDBED90D7N
after reading all the helpful comments we replaced the overvoltage protection relay and the light went out after clearing the codes.
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L retractable top VIN: WDBFA67F4T
Thank you for all of the replies. Danny gave a valuable clue when he stated that water gets into the doors on these cars and damages the window motors. This was the case witht he left door motor. We had just replaced the speaker assembly due to water damage....
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA29W2W
Thanks to everybody, specially to Mirek from New Jersey for the information about the EIS, car is going to the dealer for a new EIS and key. Thanks again.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF75K42
I could never get it to fail for me. The crank sensor ohm'ed out a little high. Almost everyone said crank sensor. She been running for three days with a new crank sensor and hasn't failed. Thanks for all the input.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Blower motor VIN: 3VWSA29MXX
Got this part taken care of, it needed the switch which comes with the whole control unit. Once I pulled my head out and thought about it...five wires coming into the back of the switch, one - power in, the other four - four fan speeds... Color codes be damned...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 9BWDD61J41
Ok, first of all thanks for the help and input. It turned out to be throttle adaptation. I tried the method of disconnecting the battery and touching the ends together then turn the key on for 15 seconds then idling the car then driving it, didn't work. my tra...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Ride Leveling VIN: YV1LZ56D9Y
We are currently waiting for a pair of shocks to arrive so that we can check them out, fit-wise. The nivomats are leaking currently, and that is why we are wanting to replace them with non-air adjustable units. If the shocks work out, I will add the part numbe...
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D2Y
well i guess the oxygen sensor has a very significant roll in fuel control and is not just used for montoring on this vehicle as going to disconnect the oxygen sensor to see what affect it had on trim i noticed the car ran better. i removed the connector to fi... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich mix bank 1).
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