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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L valve body VIN: WBADE6322V
This 540i transmission is in failsafe mode, slips in forward gear. We have reverse, but stall speed is very high (1500-1700 rpm)and then engages harshly. After clearing faults, it will go into 1st gear with high stall speed and then set failsafe and slips (pre...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGL63462
have inspected car and found fluid leaking from trans pan or gasket. i am waiting for a new pan before i remove the old one but was wondering if someone has had the same problem or if the previous tech might have made a mistake installing the pan thanks for al...
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B3C
Vehicle has no spark, I have pretty much no info on this car. The ignition system looks simple enough to figure out, pick-up coil, GM ignition module(i'm told it was the first module GM made), and ignition coil. I have power going to my coil, which also provid...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E9X
thanks in advance. truck towed in crank ok no start. fuel pressure ok. injector pulse ok. no spark. check coil fuse ok.middle wire has voltage at coil.replace new crank sensor still no spark.no codes. any help appriceated. thanks.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L All electronics VIN: WMWRH33565
Hello Mini Experts: We have got a winner! This Mini intermittently goes into a mode where all the waring lights come on on the dash and the transmission slames and jerks and the gauge needles go back and forth. We pulled codes with our GT-1 & Auto Logic the co... Trouble codes: 51 (Fault in transmission / Fault frequency 33 /GT-1), 5E15 (CAN connection to EGS / CAN EGS B345005E15/GT-1), 1611 (Serial communication connectiongear control unit / Auto Logic), 1613 (Serial communication connection ASC / Auto Logic tester), 1612 (Serial communication connection instrument cluster / Auto Logic)
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E2W
Originally we put an aftermarket coil on this car and it fried the ECM. We got a VW coil and a used ECM that was the same part number but from a different style car (Passat I think). The car runs fine now but immediately trips a code 17881 (evap. system leak) ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWTE29M8Y
Surge off idle at light cruise mostly from cold to almost hot, as the fans start to cycle the problem goes away almost completely. If I add propane in the bay just off idle the car smooths out nicely. Why? all the data shows it is not lean, 02's as well as idl...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWAK73C27
Car came in from another shop, compressor was replaced, pressure valve, it has a variable compressor. no codes, right amount of freon (1.3lbs)(600g). but ac not cooling any tip. Where should i start.
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FA874XK
I hope someone has seen this one. This volvo came in for no power and exhaust getting overheated. Test drive was difficult to drive. timing was retarted but could get it to go if you played with acceleration. On testing was right timing was retarted but distri...
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1GA875XJ
The car stalls typically at hwy speeds in a cruise mode. It will restart on first or second attempt without waiting for a period of time. In addition to the stalling, at times the car has poor low speed acceleration. If you go to wide open throttle, it is Ok...

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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEW534X2
hello everybody iatn is the best tool i have . in tough time you people help me out. thanks to everyone who took there time out and help me out. there are few best replys i got :- Victor [...]:- At what stage the cooling fan working?Possible that the ...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
thank you all for your help & to mike [...] for the relay locations & pin id. the injection/main relay #3 was the problem. It would intermently not close & send power to the fuel pump relay.Thanks again Randy
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBRF81J33
Thanks to Rodrigue [...], he hit on the head. I pulled the motor and lubed the cable, but couyld not find small plastic cover 4 inches from the rear of the sunroof, so lube the tracks real good a few times and cycled the roof and it works great. Thanks agai...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Stall VIN: 4JGAB75EX3
I've replaced 3 crank position sensors so far on 3 different ML series. It always set code and no start until it cools off.So, I eliminate the crank sensor. I checked igniton switch and connector,junction connector behind the battery on firewall,fuel pump conn...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Lifters VIN: WPOAA29991
Thank you for the responses. We found out a lot about this issue and the job is on hold till the customer has funds. We found out the lifters do have issues and can be replaced in the car. We also found out even the heads can be removed with the engine in the ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M81
hi everybody,i did not answuer sooner becouse costumer was trying to get a mass air flow meter by himself at the junk yard,he finally found one that match his engine code i installed it and vehicle worked perfect,no more check engine light after 100 miles.than... Trouble codes: P1128.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B32
As I stated we had fuel,and fire,timing was correct.I started doing a compression check thi morning #1 0 #2 120 #3 was stuck . Finally gotplug out it had piston drove up in it. Thanks for the suggests they will pay later im sure. Trouble codes: 0328 (knock sensor code), 0011 (timing code).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L a/c sys VIN: 3VWSE69M62
finally it failed long enough to track the circuit down. An overheated connector at the a/c module. The connector was back seated and creating some high resisitance heating. Secured/fixed the connection and checked for excessive current draw, non found. Later ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug relay VIN: 3VWRT71K16
Thanks everyone. Indeed, the relay is located under the fuse box next to the battery. You can just remove the battery and pull the relay off its mount. It is them screwed with a torx bolt to that mount. Thanks again!!
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GA8753K
I want to thank everyone for helping me exorcise this demon that came to reside in my 760 wagon. Justin from North Carolina had the answer, the pin on the plug going to the engine coolant sensor had pulled out, causing the loss of signal to E.C.U. Chuck from ...
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