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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...
2001 BMW 320i 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: WBAAV13421
Hello, I have a BMW from h*** here. It came in with the instr. cluster inop. Previous tech (no longer employed here) diagnosed and called the cluster. 1 week to get it in. when cluster came in I double checked the part #'s and confirmed it was correct. With th...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: 5UXFB33592
Hello everyone. I am looking for a procedure to discharge the rear air suspension using the Autologic. I can not find any info for using the Autologic to do the task. I'm sure it is an easy one. I am just getting familiar with this tool. I ordered one and will...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBANB33505
Help BMW Techs! This 545 while driving at 35 mph feels like it is shifting gears or having a single cylinder misfire- it almost becomes rhythmic. No faults are set in any control units ( a complete vehicle scan was done with the Autologic tool that was fully u...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01PX2
Vehicle came in in July last year with the first instance of a P0065 code. P0065 - Air assisted fuel injection (AAI) control. I check out the system , ensuring there were no blockages or leaks in the AAI pipe work or intake ducting. Then replaced the valve ... Trouble codes: P0065 (Air assisted fuel injection AAI control.)
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L hard start VIN: WDBEA26D1K
benz techs please reply. this 260E has me going in circles. I see a few issues but am stumped on one in particular. the complaint is a hard start. vehicle starts hard as if it where flooded. fuel pressure test is almost too perfect. 80 psi /75 psi 5psi differe...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L turn signals VIN: WDBJF55F1V
This C230 has no turn signal or hazard operation. The fuses are good and power is going to the turn signal switch. I can jump power from the input to the turn signal switch to the outputs left and right and the turn signals light up but do not flash. I plugged...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L malfuntion indicator in dash VIN: WDBJH82JX1
Hello MB fans. This MB has the sos tel. warning light on in the dash malfunction indicator. This is on all the time. Anyone have any idea how to put this out. I can not reset the service indicator now because as soon as you shut the key off the sos warning sho...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBDRN40J73
rough idle and stalls intermittently, short term fuel trim close to normal and when acting up short term fuel trim at +25. dont see any air leaks. i dont work on many of these cars, any help would be apperciated Trouble codes: P0101, P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0301, P0304
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBUF83J45
Hi all, This car came in for replacement of differential. We replaced differential with used part. Test drive car no more diff noise. Found rear of car sitting low. try to activate ride height button rear does not lift. during test drive would see light in cl...
1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CT58L8J
Hello all; I have an '88 Saab 9000 turbo with a lack of power concern. It will idle, but putting my foot down on the throttle makes the engine want to stall. I tried getting flash codes from terminal 3 of the three pin connector located near the hood hinge on ...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L exhaust noise VIN: YS3ED58Z5X
i've worked on plenty of saabs over the years but this is my first 9-5. so be gentle please!! customer drove car til timing belt came apart! we installed a used engine and all went well except the rear exhaust manifold(on the replacement engine) had air tubes...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YS3ED48EXY
recently replaced head gasket. vehicle seems to idle great in park or nuetral, and most of the time in gear stopped. vehicle is responsive and has decent power. noticed while cold if you shift into gear the vehicle seems to stumble or surge. then cleans out ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L fuel smell VIN: 9BWFP61JX3
Customer brought car in for a fuel smell and we found the injection pump had leaked by the fuel stains on it. After rebuilding with all seals updated returned car to customer. Now they claim to get the same smell(she does,he doesn't). We have checked it again ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGEM67L34
i have a v8 touareg that needs contacts in the starter, my flat book says in excess of 13 hours to replace.has anybody done one of these and have you found a short cut
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Shift VIN: 3VWSF71K15
This 2005 Jetta was brought to us with a bad Engine. After replacing the Engine the Car is hard to get in to all gears it only does it when driving. You can push the Clutch in wile Sitting still and it will go in to all Gears no prob.We reused the old Flywheel...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L hot start only VIN: WVWCE63BX5
vehicle came in for hot start problem, starts fine cold and runs great regardless of temperature, intake air flap has already been replaced. scanned pcm and found no faults, drove vehicle and let sit 10-15 minutes, engine cranks over but will not start for 10-...
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...

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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Charging VIN: WA1YD64B24
checked all the grounds, gave it more grounds and then replaced the alternator (voltage controlled by ECM) with a new volero. Voltages got better but not great. Cust has been driving it for the past 3 weeks with no issues. Unless things change, considering i...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp sensor VIN: WBADM6338X
thanks for all the replies, drove the car about 15 miles, temp reads correct. sure thought mitchell, alldata, identifix would have been able to tell me that. sure great to have iatn! thanks again john
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEU33475
It's fixed and blowing ice cold! My gut was correct. It was the aux fan assembley. Also known as pusher fan assm. Now, when you turn on the a/c the compressor stays engaged and the fan runs properly. It was pretty easy to change too. There are 2 E-torx bolts t...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L exterior lighting VIN: SAJHD1042X
Found combination switch was bad again and the replacement i received was also bad. Fourth switch works fine. Thanks
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
hey fellas, thanks for all the reply, sorry about the late response the customer took the vehicle on an extended camping trip and we just got the truck back in...i took all your advice and had the adjustments relearned at a fellow shop down the road. all is w...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L thermostat VIN: WDBCB25D9H
thanks for all that helped i relayed all the info i got from you guys about the head problems,installed thermostat correctly and the customer picked it up aware of problems thanks again
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L monitors reset VIN: WDBKK49F01
This Mercedes is fixed. The computer was the problem. We verified power in & through the #1 & #4 pins on the k40 relay (keep alive portion) It would loose the keep alive memory each time the ignition key was cycled to off. I had to send the customer to the dea...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L roof VIN: WDBKK49F61
All of you guys were right about filling the pump unit. We found the leak at the roof lock hydraulic unit was too costly for the customer. customer did not want to repair. I know for the future. Thank you!
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L trunk VIN: WDBPJ73J32
i try normalized the trunk , similar to power windows but never work.. finally i found the way to do it on star diagnosis under PSE .. thanks for all help
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: WDBRF40J55
I have quoted the repair for this for now. The owner will be in next month for the repair. I thank you all for the great info. Sounds like the pump is going to be a common problem with these kompressors.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B44
Hey all sorry for the delay in answering this help request. Its been a tough summer. Unfortunately the owner of this car is not readily available to bring car back when its also good for me. We got alot of good replies (as usual) as you can read here and we pl... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost).
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