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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp sensor VIN: WBADM6338X
hi all, car came in with outside temp reading -40, checked sensor,its missing. replaced with new sensor - plug/connector. still reads -40. jump wires blue/red - blue/brown it reads 122. blue/red wire has 3.5 volts key on blue/brown wire ohms ok for ground. can...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBADN5347Y
Good evening BMW techs everywhere,I am 90% sure on this one but I need your opinions and experiences.This car ,the customer replaced his own air filter and forgot to plug the air mass meter harness.the harness got tangled in the water pump pulley and ripped it...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Air suspension VIN: WDBNG70JYA
Vehicle was towed in on it's bump stops. has following codes: C1337-level control valve rear right Y36/6y4 component error. We found the compressor to have gotten hot enough to leave a carbon track around the wiring, and somewhat melt the harness. we replaced ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L trunk VIN: WDBPJ73J32
i have 2002 mercedes cl55 trunk open halfway i dont see any leak Hydraulic systern but i notice Hydraulic pump stop when the trunk halfway is this pump prolem or something ? i never work to this systern before thanks for the help
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1st gear VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
will not go into first gear with engine running have to cut off then put into gear...fluid full 1.9tdi
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L buzzer VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
The buzzer that lets you know when the headlights were left on, is buzzing all of the time except when you take the key out of the ingntion, has anybody run into this problem before Thanks Joe.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWRT71K96
HELLO VW TECHS, Customer went to start in morning, would start and die and lots of smoke out the tail pipe. We got the cat towed in and first scanned for codes, found a cam sensor code that would not reset and tested bad, replaced sensor, no more codes but sti...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D59
We cannot find any info on this code other than the global obd2 definition from our modis. Mitchell or Alldata have no listing for this code. The customer's concern is the ETS lamp coming on at times. The ETS and CEL lamps are both working and are off at thi... Trouble codes: P0650 (malfunction indicator circuit fault)

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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1306H
thanks to all who tried to help with this car from hell, the fix ended up being a new set of plug wires!!! I know it sounds hard to believe. apparently the wires were sending out an rf signal that was making the ecm unhappy. Never would have believed that woul...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALJY1242W
As it turns out it did have a rod knock. Thanks for all your responses. The engine was not that dirty, but it delevoped a good knock on #6. The problem wasn't as obvious as I expected it to be upon first inspection. Now just waiting on a customer decision. Aga...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241202
Thanks for all the help. Most everyone felt the accumulator may have been the concern however it was not. After checking and re checking everything from c.o levels to vacuum leaks and system/ fuel pressures we could not pin point the concern. I am sorry to hav...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Water pump VIN: YS3FB49S74
Thanks for all the help. Per recommendations we purchased the "half-moon" tool Lisle #[...] for about $30.00. The OTC tool appears to be #6616 (about $60.00) and is a full circle tool like the Kent Moore J-43651(about $200.00) As noted in several of the rep...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGF21J1Y
Thanks for the thoughts. A couple of replies were addressing the turbo even though we knew what was causing that code, the vane adjustment lever is frozen in the low boost position. The other replies confirmed our suspicions that the pump is bad. What we disco... Trouble codes: P1562 (Quantity adjuster upper limit reached), P1556 (Charge pressure control negative deviation).
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