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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAAM333AY
we replaced valve cover gasket, spark plugs, o2 sensors, air and fuel filters, cleaned out throttle plate. car ran fine... customer comes back one week later saying that his car stalls at stops intermitently and the mil is on. p0505 idle control system malfunc...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L overheats VIN: SALTW12461
Looking for a pattern failure for this one. I have covered it all except for pressurizing each cyl to look for air in the cooling system. This is my first time for this particular model so I am looking for confirmation that the block liners or head gaskets are...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L backfiring VIN: SALTW14493
Car came in with Check Engine light on and under hard acceleration back firing bad thru intake manifold Checked codes and did a full tune up (needed very bad) We replaced timing chain because it was very loose and we assumed it jumped timing.That didn't help.W... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfiring)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA30D4M
Hi i have a m/b that has a very rough And low idle. checked for power to idle air valve and has none. checked with koer and koeo. Have checked idle contacts check normal always closing when throttle is released. checked coolant temp sensor and verified speed i...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L leak VIN: WDBCA39D7J
Hello everyone, We have an older Mercedes with a pretty good size fuel leak. This is not a vehicle we see very often. we have a decent size fuel leak on top of the engine. It is leaking pretty good so it is hard to pinpoint exactly where it is coming from. we...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Door locks VIN: WDBLJ70G81
Car came in with complaint of no wipers, door jam switches, horn, turn signal/hazard, windows, mirror, sunroof, trunk release, locks, seats, blower motor. Found broken rear fuse box. Replaced and rechecked. Found front SAM had some water in it. Replaced and al...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J82
Vehicle will not spin over. If I jumper terminals 30 & 86 of the start relay it will spin and if I simutaniously turn key to start it starts. Has no relevent codes. Relay gets no ground signal, every thing else is there. Shift module drive authorization shows ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBUF70J93
This vehicle came in with a warning display to stop vehicle. Passenger side front air strut collapsed.. and suspension codes 5500 5507 and 5508. I can't find a description for these codes... a description and stategy who be great... help please.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L cold upshift VIN: 4JGBB75E36
Hello Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I just purchased this vehicle for myself and i have a few concerns with it.First of all when I start it cold and take off I have a flare up between 1st and second gear.I stop right away and take off again and everything wor...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L torque converter VIN: WV3AB47002
Hello everyone, We have a vw motorhome that does not want to leave out facility. The customer originally brought the vehicle in for a transmission range sensor because he was told that is why the check engine light is on. we replaced it for him and he was in ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Alignment VIN: 3VW13SE69M
car is getting a nasty uneven cupping and chop pattern to the rear tires. shocks seem ok. rear align shows camber at -1 each side which is in spec. rear toe calls for 25' in (which would be less than 1/2 degree). my align machine measures toe in inches, not de...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: 3VWSP69M33
very difficult to put into gear. CLUTCH SEEMS NOT TO FULLY DISENGAGE.
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
Hi, I apologize from the start! This is a long one. I have a 2000 Volvo V-70XC AWD Which started studdering/hesitating/surging upon slight acceleration approximately 1 year ago maybe a bit longer by a month or so. It was rather subtle & hard to notice at that ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0446
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L rear springs VIN: YV1SW61R92
Rear end sags under load. Customer regularly travels with two kayacks, two bicycles, and camping gear on the roof and in the rear. This summer he is planning to travel to the East Coast with all that and tow a small trailer. Has anyone come across heavy duty s...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59276
hi guys,this 2006 volvo xc70 came in the shop with a check engine light on.trouble code p0089/2900 fuel pressure reg 1.does anybody have any ideas.getting desperate thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0089, 2900 (fuel pressure reg 1)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L front eng cover VIN: WAUBG84D0V
Thanks for the replies.In talking with the customer the vehicle had been in a serious front end crash at one time.Why it just now started to leak is the question.Discussed with customer and he asked if we could try to seal it with an epoxy.We agreed that it wo...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L heater VIN: WAULC68E82
thanks everyone, it was the impeller blades had sheired off. timing belt was almost due anyways so we had to pull it all apart for that
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
hello fellow techs this vehicle is fixed.customer brought vehicle back a week later and said it was misfiring alot more.started vehicle cold and smoked badly.smoke was white and smelled like coolant.removed cylinder head and found cylinder #2and 3 pistons clea... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0011.
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324R
So I did not fix this car but, Im 99% sure I found the problem. the DME was covered with corrosion and rust, caused by water intrusion. I tried to clean it to save the customer some money but I must of chipped off a connection. the customer did not want to spe... Trouble codes: 64 (output stage bank 1).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 3 rd shift and 4 th VIN: WBADD6322V
I thank you for the help . I change the trans with a used unit and it fix the problem . I think the solenoids were the problem . I thank you again
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L mpg gauge VIN: WBAUB13596
God morning, Thanks again for everyones expertise in solving this problem. what we ultimately found was the instrument cluster was failing. after performing cluster self test while instrument cluster was acting up,gauge would not fully sweep. Diagnosis- faili...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJGX2049X
We were able to talk the customer into getting the correct wheels back on the car. After that we will re-evaluate his situation and alignment. thanks to Brian from california for supplying the bolt kit number for lower control arm camber adjustment -Part# JZB1...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L head gasket? VIN: SAJEA51C82
We tried isolating the lean code, but were unable to find the cause. Found no leaks with the smoke test or carb spray. we could change the fuel trims by adding air or fuel the the breather hose. after a long road test (20 miles) the coolant reservoir was fi...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Wipers / Windows VIN: 107.024-12
There we mixed feeling on either the wiper switch or the motor. The wiring schematic showed the wiper switch was mostly the cause, but the Switch is no longer available. So I removed the wire that activates the delay relay, it now has only low and high speed...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55FXT
OK great you guys were correct,,, thank you. The problem was in the sheilded wires for the knock sensor & then after moving the harreness the crank wire shorted out also. The rest of the harreness was good so we went to radio shack & bought sheilded wire then ... Trouble codes: P0327, 60 (operating temp. lh2-sfI- dI2).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L abs/susp module VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Thanks for the replies, replaced the relay, but problem came back after driving couple days. rechecked wiring to brake module and found that when tapping lightly on module codes would reset. priced module to customer and have not ok'd repair yet but confident ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake Pad Sensor VIN: WDBUF70J43
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L windshield wipers VIN: WPOEB0919G
Most of the replies were right on. However, reaching the relay from the instrument cluster is not an option on this car. You have to remove the fresh air blower housing in the trunk and it found under the housing. MAHALO for everyone's help
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPF71K46
I'd first like to say thank you to those who replied. Your information was useful and even though I was familiar with the suggestions, it's always good to retrace your steps. William, you were correct on what finally fixed the car with the crankshaft position ... Trouble codes: 18208, 0R, P1800 (Hydraulic actuator valve N331 electrical malfunction - valve resistance too great), 00269 (LED for front differential lock activated in control head for differential rear pressure reducing time too long), 00269 (LED for front differential lock activated in control head for differential rear pressure reducing time too long), 00066 (RR footwell heater).
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