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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328V
I had this car come in over the summer and it had a P0420 stored I replacee the cat the down stream O2 sensor. When I was driving it the cam sensor went and I replaced that. It came back in with in October with the same code and the cat was ratting.(it is a Bo... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeciency)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6320W
Hello techs, I have the BMW blues... After replacement of the ABS module and coding, I was able to get communication with scan tools. I road tested the vehicle and the light returned. I scanned it for codes with the Launch and got 23 (variant coding), 14 (ABS ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pads VIN: WDBFA68F8X
Customer came in with a very bad squeel. Was about due for brakes anyway so we replaced pads and rotors. Came back about two weeks later squeaking as bad or worse than before. Contacted Mercedes, they sold us some high dollar greese, they promised would fix it...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J73
Would like some input from the iATN collective about this C230. Has arrived here with new owner and MIL on. First time I have seen this model too. CTS reports coolant temperature at 63c after extended idle. Will remain at 63 during drive of 15 minutes. High... Trouble codes: P2004 (CTS B11/4 Thermostat performance.)
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi need some help from you mini fans. We are having trouble with the code definitions. Generic scan tool says they are all evap related. Our Launch scan tool under vehicle specific says they are codes 2728,272c,272a,272b and that they all have to do with fuel ... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401, P2418, P2400
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3FB49S23
Customer reports fills tank, but fuel gauge reads empty. Then after driving a short while, gauge will come up and read correctly for the remainder of the tank. Symptom will repeat at next fill up. Since must remove tank to access pump/sender assembly, wanted t...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L oil burning VIN: 3VWBB61C8W
Customer blew up engine about a year ago due to lack of oil. At owners request we istalled a used motor. After 500 miles oil level light came on,down 1 quart of oil, replaced the breather valve on the valve cover , there are no oil leaks,but still burning oil...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L lifters VIN: 9BWGP61J32
replaced the timing belt with a complete kit water pump , bolts , pullies , tensoiner , car had lower power than before and an engine noise . removed valve cover and found a broken lifter , all other lifters are worn badly, replaced lifters and car has power b...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63B45
Customer Stated It Happen Abruptly ,It Has A Clyd. Down .Runs Very Rough, No Power Low End, Smokes, Checked And Changed Fuel Filter, Fuel In Old Separator Looked Great, Air Filter New, Dropped And Changed Oil, No Metal Or Shimmer,Other Forum Suggested Excessiv... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 missfire 16687)
2006 Volkswagen Transporter 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ7
Hi, Have a 1.9 tdi VW van with exhaust pressure and turbo pressure faults, have checked hoses to exhaust pressure sensor and checked particulate filter only 18% dirty. Also checked and smoked all inlet pipes (no leaks). Checked boost pressure with vcds, 2050 m... Trouble codes: 00113, 00113, 00056
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L ps steering
We changed rack last fall.Rack was leaking. Came back jan 12th no power steering. Changed pump flushed fluid with ps fluid. Worked for 2 days. Changed rack flushed with ps fluid. worked for 2 days.Changed pump again. Good for 2 days.All after market. Changed p...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Turbo VIN: YV1TS90D41
we have a 2001 volvo s80 t6 here at the shop and need to replace the o-rings and/or gaskets for the turbo oil feed and return lines. our question to you techs is has anyone done this repair before? and if so, what was your estimated time of completion? trying...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59255
Because of the Limited information on Volvo I am sharing this problem car. The original Code was P101. Smoked checked and cleaned the MAF. A short while later the light came back on and we suggested they go to the Dealer due to no information listed in Mitchel... Trouble codes: P0101 (ECM-121B Maf Mass Airflow Sensor code)

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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBAGH8338X
Thanks for all the feedback. The issue has cleared up. I recomended the customer use premium top tier fuel, as per BMW TSB. This has fixed it. Thanks again. Cheers Nathaniel
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBAAM3340Y
After replacing the thermostate we spliced in a clear hose from the htr core to the tank. That confirmed no air was getting in the system yet we had no flow at Idle. The key to this whole mess was no flow to the heater core from the head at idle. Since during ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: XXXLP54050
This one has been gone for a few weeks so I'm pretty sure it is safe to say it is fixed. As a couple of you said, there is a TSB that addresses several odd oxygen sensor codes and the fix is a software update to the DME. Updated the DME, took it for an exten... Trouble codes: P0161 (Insufficient heat output oxygen sensor bank2 behind cat).
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63453
Hello to all . we decided to send this beast to dealer . we could not reset fuel adaption as some suggested ,the long term fuel trim go back to zero when DTC is reset ,then it went up slowly , it will take about 30 miles to get to the adaption limit .Here is ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBANB33534
everbody was right a funny looking o ring seal behind the alternator bracket was the leak.. its a block off for an opp oil cooler. seal was rock hard. thanks for all the help...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63464
sent the car to the dealer , hoping to get them to cover it under extended emission warranty, they said they had to reflash the computer, but not covered under any warranty ??? oh well what can u do Trouble codes: P1434 (HUMIDITY COUNTER OVERFLOW bmw code 10189).
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Valves, head, pistons VIN: SAJDA42C41
This car is coming apart as I write this closing post. I have not closed it sooner because the owner had money issues and was only able to afford the deposit to get me started as of late last week. The valve covers, both exhaust cams and the timing cover are o...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering VIN: SALMB11413
aloha techs, very sorry for the delay in replying, but we have been having a lot of problems with our network and internet connections. anyway the abs had a code for brake sw on permanantly, i had 2 different people watch the brake lights and say they were o...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
thanks for all the replies.after numerous attempts to initialize the seats,i finally decided to go a different route,as some suggested and locate a scan tool to get into the door modules.i am fairly certain that there are codes in there pertaining to the batte...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Pad sensor VIN: WMWRC33443
Sorry to take so long in giving the answer to this. The cutome failed to come back to the shop after I replaced the sensors so that I could try the responses the members left. The customer said the light is now out and it went out on its own. I'm not sure if s...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no power to the starter motor VIN: 3VWRC29M5X
thanks every body for your help this vw is fix , we replaced the antitheff modulo...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Speedometer inop VIN: WV3AB47073
The problem with this vehicle was the wires coming out of the vss. They were cut, most likely by a small rodent (this is a three wire sensor as the wiring diagram shows). This was apparent after I found the correct location of the sensor. One of the test proce... Trouble codes: P0501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor), 16885 (Factory code for VSS), 17832 (B1 Secondary air injection system leak), 17978 (ECM Locked), 18032 (Request for warning lamp on active), 281 (vss).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Noise VIN: 3VWRR69M34
Thanks for the help, it's fixed. We finally got the owner to bring it back. And the winning submissions are ... Hugo, Dan and Don! They suggested that it was the leaking EGR feed pipe. The old one came off in two pieces. The upper attaching bolts were not tigh...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L passager air bag VIN: WVGBG77C15
Thanks to everyone who responded, especially to Joe for sending me a pic of were the connection was. Fix was to cut connector and add a length of wire with new connectors. Air bag light reset and stayed off.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA875XL
Hello, first off thank you to my fellow members for your help. Customer approved us to do the updated sensor and the ecm. Installed a used unit and it cleared up all symptoms. Where i went wrong on this job was not relying on my simplest tools. The noid light ...
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