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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBACD432XZ
Does anybody know any resources for fault code P1748. We just did a bunch of service on the car not related to the code. Customer drove the car 1400 miles and the MIL light came on and the car shifted gears sluggish at times. We checked in the archive and coul...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63412
vehicle has come back same code original air pump was very load & voluum low. I have checked for back pressure, check valves closing & air does come out exhaust when running air pump, when I am checking them. o2 sensors working ok from what I can see. I believ... Trouble codes: 2761 (secondary air system bank 2)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L valve covers VIN: WABGL63492
Hey guys.i have this bmw that i need some info on. i need to do valve cover gaskets and have a question about the variable valve timing solenoids.Do you need a scan tool to reset them or do you just mark it where it is and put them back on?i know they have to ...
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L drl, high beams VIN: WBABN53433
i have yet to duplicate the concern (was sent to us from our "sister" shop). i suggested we replace the alternator with a bmw part instead of aftermarket which i have done. do i need to install bmw light bulbs also? the headlamps are xenon with the high beams ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY00010
trying to perform some sort of diag on this truck...a.code was pulled for trans...not my concern right now...engine runs poorly when accel..and under any kid of load...when any machine is hooked up to my live data only shows engine rpm and temp...no other pid ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blend door/flow direction VIN: BA48D0JA09
I can't get the mode switch to change the direction of airflow through the HVAC box. I did some research and found that the vacuum crossover switch/ hvac vacuum switch over valve should should be tested but I can't find it. If someone can point me in the right...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L steering angle sensor VIN: 4JGAB54EGY
How do these sensors initialize? Specifically, what does the computer look for in setting initialization? 0 straight "x" left, "x" right, what tolerance is there? The problem child is a 00 ML320 that was wrecked. The abs module was broken, replaced with a use...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBRF64J01
hay m/b wizards again!! i have this m/b here with srs light on and abs/bas/esp light on codes are as followed airbag b1079 the coding of the steering in control mod n2/7 srs mod and n73 eis(ezs)control unit are implausabe. b104e coding for ignition circuit com...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRE33403
We have a 03 Mini here that needs a clutch (one day in the streets of San Francisco) this will be our first. I see in the instructions that it takes a number of special tools to do the job. What tools do I REALLY need? My old engine / transmission support bar ...
2001 Opel astra g 1.4L t/bar VIN: WOLOXCF081
this ia an opel,sold in australia as a xc barina,i just fitted a new throttle body,[no engine revs]car runs and revs as it should,problem now is cannot get out of park,touched nothing else on car only connector plug and coolant hoses on throttle body,can get t...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L oil level sensor VIN: WP0AB29911
Hi guys, this is my first post here. recently joined in hopes of getting help on some of the problem cars i see. anyway i have a 2001 porsche 996 turbo, in the instrument cluster i have a malfunction for the oil level sensor. Mitchell on demand has very limite...
1991 Saab 900 2.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AK35E0M
This is really a question about Saab codes for bosch LH 2.4.2. I've tried to find out how the computer tests for the code 53571 (Injector faulty). Not much data available even from Saab manuals. I wouldn't even worry about this as I have run into it before and... Trouble codes: 42450 (fuel /air mixture too lean ho2s cannot adjust permanent), 22452 (fuel/air mixture too lean while driving intermittent), 58371 (Injector faulty)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V9M
We have a 2001 VW cabrio here. Every 3 weeks since January, the car shows up on the hook. Every time it is the ignition coil that has gone bad. (Beru from World Pac) we have installed 3 coils so far. The only info I have is that the customer reverse jumped the...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L aux. water pump VIN: 9BWPG61J61
I have this GTI in the shop that has a battery drain issue. The problem is intermittent. When draw is present the auxillary water pump is running, and will run anywhere from 2 min. to hours with no rhyme or reason. The pump motor itself is bad(works when tappe...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
Customer installed rebuilt head after timing belt failure.Car was very slow to start when it first came in to shop and transmission was not shifting properly.We did find glow plug codes but suspected injection pump timing as culprit as these engines will norma...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VW2550Y
I had just installed new used eng that had only 27k. The old eng had jump timing. That is why I changed eng. The problem i am haveing is no start I am getting spark but no injector pluse. The nord light starts out strong but then fade out to nothing. I tryed c... Trouble codes: ECM0D, ECM0D
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L smokes like a train VIN: YV1CZ91165
Greetings to all, I am in a fog so I would just like to pick everyones brains on the procedure for R&R the turbo chargers on this vehicle (this is my first). There are no procedures available through Mitchell as yet so any help will be greatly appreciated. THA...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUVC68EX3
The Audi is fixed. It was the water pump as most of you had suggested. I was a little hesitant about replacing it because we had good heat, but apparently you can still have good heat with a bad water pump (The plastic impeller was slipping on the shaft). I'd ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53CX2
Thank you for all the help, the timing was wrong. After repair timing the car run ok. Thanks again for everybodys help. Trouble codes: P0335 (cranck position sensor), P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl2), P0305 (misfire cyl5), B1359 (ignition power supply instrument cluster).
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 2-4 duty solenoid VIN: SALNY22293
Thanks to Joe [...].The solenoid can indeed be changed using the old harness. The duty solenoid is one of two bolted together with black/white wires going to it. Thanks very much for your help.
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L gauge VIN: WDBLK70G4Y
Thanks guys for all your help, Yes I did mess up by using knock off sds. I was curious what coding function did so when I clicked on it it started to code and I back out. Anyway the fix was to leave the battery disconnect for 2 day. I left the battery disconne...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no power steering VIN: WMWRC33433
reman p/s pump assy and new cooling fan per every bodies input We could not get the fan to come on so I called a guy in florida named Paul he is a mini guy he said the ecu make the p/s fan come on..so we drove it and we even marked it and put a piece of paper ...
2005 Other European DB9 6.0L Mechanical VIN: SCFAD01A65
I was hoping to have the final answer by the time I closed this, but this project has been put on hold due to an "asset" debate. We don't know when we will be able to proceed, but if we get to finish it, I will post a comment on what the noise was. The engine ...
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Parking lights, RH side VIN: WP0JB09GS8
Thanks Howard for the VDO part number. I was also able to confirm I found the right component by checking the number of pins and wire colors at the connector. The "Bulb Check Unit" was attached to the RH side of the passenger side package tray beneath the glov...
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