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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAGB4318L
Thanks in advance fellow techs. This one's collecting dust on us. This car came in over heating, after replacing the headgasket and spark plug wire set we had a dead battery, after charging battery for 45 min slow charge found that fuel was leaking from fuel ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8349
Car came in for failing emissions test.Had above codes,checked rear intake crank case breather cover,& found it leaking,removed intake ,cleaned,and replaced intake rear cover and intake gaskets.Also checked cam sensors,right sensor ohmed open.also replaced rig... Trouble codes: P0011 (CAMshaft pos timing over advanced or system performance bank 1), 033 (inlet camshaft control function bank 1), P0171
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJKX174XS
We have this XJ6 in for repair unrelated repair, power steering hoses and went to move car and had no reverse we thought the transmission went bad and put new transmission and no reverse no codes looked a data don't see anything, substituted TCM and decoder mo...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Interior Light VIN: WDBUF87J76
Hi guys & gals.My own vehicle.Vehicle did have light damage on roof & quarter when I purchased.Had body work done and I pulled interior prior to repair & replaced when done.This sounds dumb,but I can not get the interior light to work with the doors.It works m...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE69M53
New problem on this vehicle. I've had help on this car before, fortunately new problem. The temp light on the dash comes on periodically (flashing). My understanding is this is for level not temp, correct??? Temp guage stays @190 even though temp on scan tool ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Interior light VIN: 9BWFP21J43
hello everyone i got this golf here with the interiorlight and doorlight not working when the left door opens (right side ok). after checking the doorlatch switch and wiring ,both ok, i started looking for the comfortsystem control unit to see if my signal fro...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WVWVD63B14
I have a traction control light (ASR) that comes on all the time and a 00778 code for the steering angle sensor. I have been trying to recalibrate the sensor. I have a modis with 9.2 Has anyone run into this or can someone send some info on how I might be able...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L air bag VIN: 3VWRG71K35
hi vw techs; vehicle came in with "air bag" light on. gathered codes: code 02511 i cannot find any info in either Alldate or Mitchell forthis code. does any body have a descrition and maybe a short diag. trouble tree. thnx in aadvance Jim
1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.4L Injection system suspected VIN: YV1AX7747C
had a 82 volvo with a VW I-6 D24 diesel come into the shop. it has an issue where after 5ish miles it looses power and starts surging. the fuel filter is clean. no water in the fuel. we noticed the tstat wasnt opening so we changed that with no difference. jus...

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L camshaft VIN: WDB1070441
Thank you to all that replied. The noise from the right side of the engine was indeed a worn camshaft lobe. Lack of lubrication appears to be the problem. The plastic retainer/grommets that hold the drip rail in place came apart allowing the oil intended to th...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WOBBA45A6E
Got a lot of replies unfortunately we ended up punting on this one.I'm convinced the noise is deeper in the engine as the noise did not change whatsoever with the new cam,followers and 1 lifter.It has the double roller timing chain and there was no noticable p...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Surge, Stall, Violent acce/decel VIN: 4JGAB74EX1
Thanks to everyone for all your help. A bunch of people said replace MAF, I forgot to mention that the customer stated it was replaced recently. Anyway it was the MAF. After the diag./replace/confirmation, I called him and asked him his definition of "recen...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBRF84J83
thanks for everyones help.. this one is fixed the actual problem was the motor flap arm was worn out ..
2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L abc suspension VIN: WDBNG76J15
thanks to everyone who replied, i did mean bar instead of psi, apologise. we have been suspecting the abc control module as defective, posted tech bulletins were not under this vin range, but we appreciate all that read and responded to our post. customer deci...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L pedal feel VIN: YS3DF75N6W
hello techs. well this one is finally done. after a lot of time, brake fluid and head scratching, i clamped all four lines and the pedal felt the same. checked the pads and rotors(even cut the rotors to be sure). i didn't have a pressure bleeder so scratch tha...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
I appreciate your responses. I talked to someone locally and we agreed the ground was through the computer as long as the computer had a goog ground. What I did was back probe the ground circuit on the relay and while I cranked it I held it to ground. The vehi...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BXY
cleaned air passages in cylinder head by removing vlaves and soaking with top end Gm cleaner. on first test drive vehicle was wrecked and has been at the body shop for the last three weeks. have not been able to confirm repair yet. will post an update wheneve... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Electronic VIN: 3VWDF71K95
Thanks for the two replys, we inspected all the flaps and the operation all good. Put everything back together, performed the relearn with the VagCom all ok. Just talked with the customer and is very happy, had no problems of the weekend.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, DTC won't clear VIN: YV1LS56DXX
Thanks to all who replied. As I read your responses, I realized how unclear my description of the problem was. For that I apologize. The code would not clear at all. With a new sensor connected electrically, the problem was still there so that eliminated al... Trouble codes: ECM40.
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: YY1CZ91H63
thanks to all for the help, especially those who sent me the TSB. I verified that the noise was in the front joint, that the correct joint was installed, and then opened the joint and re-greased it. We also replaced the second upper roll-stopper on this car,...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Warning light VIN: YV1SW61225
Thanks to all who replied, Anders and Justin had the right Idea. We did note a 2004-2005 parts listing error, but swapping the old regulator onto the new alternator did the trick and confirmed the diagnosis. Great job guys!
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