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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L left front suspension VIN: WBADD5321V
Have replaced alot of worn out parts on this vehicle. I have a very low speed rattle that presents itself in a forward direction predominatly. Speed at or under 10 km's per hour. With or without brakes appied. Reverse is hard to get a rattle. I would swear it ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L temp guage VIN: WBAGJ8321W
vehicle has codes for p0116 temp ckt replaced t-stat assy due to signs of leak around sensor,no change. i am tring to test ckt between cluster and sensor but which sensor operates the guage the two wire on the t-stat assy or 2 of the 4 wires on the dual temp s...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM5339X
Vehicle came in with rear speaker output very faint. function tested speakers. all speakers put out noise.replaced amp. no change. rear speakers will now not function test properly. Any insight would be much appreciated!
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Stall, 400 rpm VIN: WBADT63431
Initially this car was towed to us. Battery terminal connections were an issue and after addressing these, I started the car and it starts and stalls immediately. Verified datastream and no faults, car had a hard MAF code, and 3 codes for the IAC and thus the ... Trouble codes: 53 (IAC signal coil activation high)
2007 BMW 525i 3.0L tpm VIN: WBANE53577
Hey guys, I got this car in on a wrecker with a multitude of weird electrical issues. I found the trunk full of water and the TPM module submerged. I replaced the module and it's harness(since the terminals were turning blue) and repaired the source of the wat...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
i suspect bad fuel from setting all winter, but customer tells me it is a bad coil on the left bank. he will only let me fix what he tells me is wrong but wants me to be responbsible for less than perfect results. i had a p0306 codem when it first came in, rep... Trouble codes: P0108 (map high), P0101 (maf circuit), P0102 (maf low), P0104 (maf intermittent), P0110
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine knock noise VIN: SALTY19414
Hi all we realy need some help on this one. we have a series 2 discovery with 72954 miles there is a knocking noise from the engine after it is warm. when cold it sound great. once it warms up the knocking starts to come on. we removed the front cover checked ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L high idle VIN: WDBBA45C7F
This car otherwise runs well. It's idle is intermittently 1500-2000, this occurs hot or cold in any gear and only lasts a few minutes. It may oscillate but eventually drops again to normal. The power at the idle valve is lost or drops when this occurs, normall...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHM36E3S
Hello Guys, I have a simple request on this mercedes I am working on. What cylinders do the plug wires connect to from the ignition coils? It is obvious cylinders 2,4,&6 get the ignition coils. Where do the plug wires go to that piggy back from the coils? I wa...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Steering angle sensor VIN: WDCAB72E3X
Hi everyone. We are having a real hard time with this ML430 at the shop. The steering wheel is centered (near 0 with wheels pointing forward), it locks at 680 at the left turn and 650 at the right turn but it always returns a C1140 error stating that the s...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
HI all, This car came in with customer complaint of rough idle. The check engine light is not on (yes it does work KOEO)...There was a evap code stored...test drive car - car runs good and has plenty of power...once the car warms up the idle is rough (feels li...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG 5.5L A/C pipes VIN: WDBRF76J55
Hello MB techs, on this one I can't find the high side service valve, is it normal that the A/C system doesn't have it??
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Third Stop Light VIN: WMWRE33516
Hello Mini Techs...we have got a winner. The thrid stop light has an issue we'd like to see if anyone has run into this. The third stop light doesn't work when you hit the brake pedal, but it will stay lit very dim with the vehicle shut off and it will drain t...
1977 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Generator VIN: 1572075925
Hey Guys, This thing came in on the hook. When I put a charger on it the starter began functioning. Found melted wires. Appears that Customer jumped themselves, and couldn't tell red from black. After repairing the affected circuits, and replacing the battery...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L unable to set timing VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
This unit will not time on basic settings. When this unit is running on measureing block 000 fully warmed up it shows a time value of aprox 53. When I switch it to basic settings the value jumps to over 255 and will not respond to adjustments to pump. Water,ai...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21CX1
This car came in for a tie rod. Also customer wanted me to check out the MIL. Had misfire codes, wet tested the coil, car died. Dried out coil w/ heat gun, started but had misfire. Let run about 10 min at idle and misfires gone. Went to road test and no thrott... Trouble codes: P0226, P2133 (Throttle position sensor bank 2 Signal too high), P2128 (Accelerator position sensor 2 G185 Signal too high)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L wiper motor VIN: 3VWSE69M92
thanks for any help in advance. Customer took car to dealer for wipers not shutting off they told him it was a switch he decided to try to install it himself and couldnt so he brought it to us. We installed customer switch and the problem still persist. Alldat...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L noise VIN: WVWYH63B22
Hi All, Last month, the owner brought this VW in after a few weeks of missed appointments. His complaint was no power and the check engine light was on and or flashing. It was sort of a no-brainer. misfire codes for most of the cylinders, the passenger side ca... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple cylinder misfire), P0304 (misfire cyl 4)

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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B14
Well boys and girls,redoing the timing belt install has apparently solved the problem.I,d like to say thanks.Its been 4 or 5 days and no lite.How only one cylinder gets to cross the misfre line I don't know.One of the worlds great mysterys I guess.Thanks again... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Level control VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi and thanks, I'm saying I fixed this issue, but really I just know whats wrong, but the customer doesn't have the money. Went to program the level sensor and it would not take, kept coming up with error in the adaption 01 blocks for level sensors. Checked ev...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
The CVM (convertible top control module) fixed it. My biggest hesitation was the lack of direct indication of module failure, and the fact that it died without symptoms while I was operating the top:-/ Erik from Texas replied first and hit the nail on the ...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L radio VIN: WBSCK9346Y
thanks to Helmut foreign car repair the problem is corrected.bmw uses alpine and blaupunk radios. i was being given the code for a alpine when in fact the radio was a blaupunk.i don't know how this happens when we gave the dealer the radio serial number? we w...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Power Lock Driver Side VIN: WBAEU33483
Hello, Thanks to whom all replied... You all were a great help.. It ended up being a relay in the module for the unlock mechanism in the drivers door... After Install I had to code it to the vehicle... TSB on Windows in op after module replacement happened as ...
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L what do you think VIN: 1234556677
as usual i know i will get the right answers when i come to the guys who are in the trenches we will continue the 01 search and again thank you all for your input I have come to find it invaluable troy
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L airbag light VIN: SAJGX2044X
Thanks to all. Fredrick confirmed what I felt all along. Battery voltage issue, possibly from disconnecting battery for repair or fact that battery was alreadsy weak from sitting on car lot. Jaguar is very stingy with sharing information and snap on scanner wa...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBC820A38
Thanks to all who replied, most of the replies pointed to adjusting the valve, they seem to close with time as to the timing knob I was looking for this vehicle does not have one. Sorry for been so lake in closing this post, my customer was on holidays and jus...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA48D4K
Thank you for all that responded,but still havent fixed this car. I took it to a local import repair shop and he told me he was sure it needed fuel injectors. That was wrong. I was staying late on night and realized when I disconnect the eac Im not sure if tha...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F9T
Thanks for the responses. After working on this one for a while and watching the sensor i decided to go ahead and put in a bosch sensor aka factory due to the fact that all the wiring looked good and the sensor would loose signal at around 2800 rpm. Installed ... Trouble codes: P0725, P0380, P0400.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Fixed! 4 new Denso O2 sensors fixed it. Thanks to all who replied, every single reply was good or excellent. Craig form FL wrote a long and informative reply thanks for taking the time. Bob from WA, My schematic show fuse 19 as the power source for the ... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater of Component G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT), P0136 (G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0155 (Heating of Component G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT Heating Capacity Is Too Low P0155), P0156 (G3/5 Left O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0141 (Heating of Component G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heating Capacity is Too Low. P0141), P0720 (R R Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Implausible Also P0700).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBRF64J01
well guys custemer hasnt called or stoped back yet for us to do the repairs.so at this time i cannot post a fix but will reopen if and when we get the car back .i wanna thank charles and thomas for responding and having me look closer at the coding THANKS AGAI...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOAA29971
I am sorry to say that I fixed this car by shipping it! This is the second car in my career of more than 27 years that I just finally said enough is enough. I checked every possible thing that I could think of as well as the suggestions which were all great, b... Trouble codes: P0304, P0306, P0300.
2002 Renault SCENIC 2.0L Mechanical VIN: VF1JA13022
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L drive belt VIN: 3VWRT71K46
Thanks for the help. We decided to replace the alternator pulley due to the replies we got. We also replaced the tensioner due to the rubber embedded in the pulley from previous belt failure. Of course we wont know for sure if its fixed till the customer puts ...
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FX875XF
I think I can close this one, just waiting on last part to replace, but seems well now, there were many replies that said to check my gauges, which I did, this was a brand new gauge set. Found a slight restriction in the return line, fuel pressure regulator w...
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