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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L brake pedal VIN: WBAAM3347Y
customer states brake pedal goes to floor on occassion. we have not experienced this condition with multiple road tests. the customer stated that the pedal just went down and on subsequent try the pedal was up. seems like a master cyl to us, but... we scanned ...
2002 BMW 318ti compac 2.0L timingchain/tensioner VIN: WBAAT52060
Noisy timing chain,hydraulic tensioner problem?
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L all VIN: 5UXFB53524
This for you BMW guys. I got an 2004 fully loaded X5. This vehicle has been in my shop previously for various electrical issues. Most of which have been caused by the owners young children. This time it has crazy electrical issues that effect the entire contro...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L feul guage VIN: SAJNX274XS
replaced bad sending unit.. was able to make gas gauge move by varying resistance through sending unit wires via blu point instrunent tester.. guage still didnt move... replaced slosh module after verifying wire to guage was good and resistance from sending un...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6045X
Does anyone have a code description / testing procedure for either of these faults. Used Autologic to scan and pull codes, but no other info helpful. Alldata has no information for either code. Could not find any useful help on the internet. Fuel pump will not... Trouble codes: U1261 (scp circuit failure), B1202 (fuel sensor circuit / open)
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01P41
When warm, car idles rough at stops. The car also misses very hard under load and also on the top end while cruising. There are no codes present, and no misfire data registering. Tune is good, injectors checked out fine. Complete engine inspection checked out ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Stall VIN: WDBCA39D7H
I need some Mercedes expertise. I had this one come in January this year for a list of other things and this stalling problem. I couldn't drive it around because of the snow and ice. He brought it back at the beginning of June. I drove it 60 miles, mixed aroun...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBCB34D6M
First of all this car is in showroom condition, always garaged. Everything is virgin. Complaint is of a rough idle after a heat soak or hot. has full power off idle and runs perfectly. This is an intermittent issue, sometimes it feels like a dead hole, somet...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L head lamp VIN: WDBUF82J94
Instrument cluster shows RF headlamp circuit faulty, code 9003 "right low beam is faulty or the lead has open circuit". Code is present in passenger side SAM and won't stay cleared. I suspect the problem is inside the headlamp assembly but don't have any furth...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L left headlight VIN: WDBTJ75J45
I have a low beam malfunction on driver side,I tried to switch side the bulb from one side to the other and it worked.Alldata dont supply enough information regarding wiring diagram.By the way this vehicle has xenon headlight,I appreciate any help.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L door lock VIN: WDBRF40J95
when you lock and unlock from the remote only front driver side is the one that is not working. the other 3 doors are working fine. i replaced the door lock actuator from the dealer still not working. any suggestion how to fix this door lock. thank you people...
1995 Ferrari 456 GT 5.5L Wipers VIN: ZFFSP44A7S
Hi everyone, I have this 1995 Ferrari 456 GT in the shop with wipers inop. Usually we dont work on these types of cars but the owner is a good friend of the boss so you guys all know what thats about! Anyways I've checked the basics on this system and now wha...
2005 Other European ? 1.0L Axle VIN: WMEAK00F05
When does the smart car get recognized ? The menu of cars includes a skoda and sterling , they are at least as wierd as this unit.This is the question , how do the rear axles come out?There is a large subframe kind of swingarm affair that seems to have them tr...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L steering VIN: WVWNE63B25
We replaced the timing belt about a month ago and according to the customer the power steering belt now chatters and the steering is jerky. We have replaced the accessory belt, tensioner and bracket with no improvement. We also re-examined the timing belt inst...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Power windows and sunroof VIN: WAUBA24B4W
I had the good fortune of getting an 2000 A6 in. I swapped the clm and the windows worked. Ordered new module, installed, and coded. Everything works fine now. Thanks to all who took the time to reply to cry for help. You guys are just the bestest!
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGF8328W
Ok as for the excessive pressure i seperated system and blew through all componets - found reciever/dryer restricted. Replaced dryer and flushed system out. (i schould have flushed when replacing compressor but it hadnt failed, was just leaking) My fault. Inre...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L control unit VIN: WBADM6340Y
As others suggested we replaced/coded the transmission control unit. The car has now been driven about 600 miles and no problems. Problem was happening about every 30-40 miles. thanks for the replies.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53543
It's fixed! When it wouldn't shut off I assumed that I was looking for a power supply that was not shutting down. One of these was from the unloader relay. Instead of checking for the power shutting down I just pulled the relay and the radio still played. I ne...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L battery VIN: SALPV1448W
it is fixed the problem was the fuel release switch was stuck down with some junk.thanks to all for your advice
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Brakes VIN: SALPA1241X
Thanks to all for the help. Seems it was losing pressure in the servo and affecting the brakes. On the road again and another happy customer.
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air suspension VIN: SALPA1249X
Thanks for all the ideas. A couple of replies said to lift only in such a way that the axles don't drop. A couple of others said you don't have to do anything special. Others had various ways around it. One let the pressure off by pulling the tank line, severa...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBTJ75J73
the customer decided to go ahead and take the vehicle since the a/c will start cooling when you go down the road. i double checked the refrigerant amount and it was fine. i will update this if the customer decides to bring it back in.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG84J53
As Abuseok Timothy from Maryland suggested there was water damage under the right rear seat. I replaced the module with relays and it started. I thank you all who responded very much. Trouble codes: P1999 (Fuel tank level sensor), P2310, C1200, C1011 (Voltage supply for ASR/ETS/ESP hydraulic unitA7/3 short/open circuit), C1035 (Fault in CAN communication with N80 Jacket tube module), P1925 (Drive authorization has been refused by control module N15/5 electronic selector lever module).
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L cooling fan
it turns out Dave was right although this bulletin is not pertinent because it is a 320 but the me is defective after all testing pin 4 to terminal 39 me continuity ok me defect waiting for customer to decide to replace it this is the next step tryed another ...
1998 Peugeot 306 CABRIOLE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: VF37DRFVP3
John [...] hit the nail on the head. the harmonic balancer had spun, thus making the timing out by 40 degrees. Thanks again IATN
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Aborts Emission Test VIN: YS3ED48E6X
It is hard to describe our "diagnostic procedure" on this repair. The RPM signal at the PCM was present but it was very slow in responding and yet you could go to other modules with the TechII at see a proper, quick responding RPM reading. We tried an ECM with...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Power windows VIN: WVWDE83A7S
This job ate lots of time, and left use frustrated. The only conclusion we have is that all 4 window modules are dead. All the wiring is good, switches are good, lock sensors are good. The only thing remaining is the modules. With a $1800.00 est to replace all...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: WVWGG83A7T
Thanks for replies. We did pull head and sent to machine shop for valve repair. We did not replace t-belt with gates but rather installed an OE t-belt. The tensioner and idler we replaced before were OE and looked fine so we left them. We removed injector p...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWRH63B71
Hey Guys. Thank you for all of your replies. just about everyone suggested many problems with the abs control module and hooked me up with a supplier who repairs them ar sells units that have been reconditioned. one i found was auto great work and than...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L head VIN: 3VWSE69M24
This jetta had a broken valve spring that the machine shop missed. You could not tell it until the hedh was disassembled. Thanks for the help.
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