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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1301K
OK the short story behind this Car is The kid had the timing belt break while driving the Car, He bought a head off Ebay and after he couldn't figure out how to do it I ended up with it. I finished the Head and Timing belt. I have checked the timing marks 3 ti...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4USCH33484
This vehicle runs fine hot, however when it's cold the vanos solenoid clicks and the idle drops then comes back to normal. I have no codes and fuel trims are normal.Can the cam sensor be acting up? What do i check? Any help is appreciated. Adam
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX1741S
Need some help, does nor have any codes, it shifts at high rpm only as if you had the kick down switch activated. It acts as if it had a bad vacuum modulator valve, but this tranny does not use one. It shifts at 35-55-85 mph @4000 rpm only smoothly and down sh...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51CX2
hi guys, this one is driving me crazy. the car runs perfectly ok. after is driven about 120 miles or so from a cold start then the i get a message on the dash that say's cruise control disconected at about 3 seconds later i get a second message engine overheat... Trouble codes: P0115 (temp sensor)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1241S
Help Land Rover Techs! This Range Rover will run rough, stall and not restart. Engine will be flooded. We have found a very irratic injector pulse (injector signal tester will look normall for a few seconds and then get VERY bright and almost go solid like dri...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L p0730 trans range compsrison repedetly negative VIN: WDBFA67F2T
allready paid mercedes for reprogram, had tech. put in new adaptor plate car didnt even make it back home before the problem reaccure whatever repair i perform i will have to pay benz another $100.00 to reprogram because it seems my launch does not include tra...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L ac control head VIN: WDBLK65G91
Ac control head ec button will not turn off,6 out of 8 times it is pressed. turn key on engine off ec button will turn off then ac compressor will engage. Have checked power and grounds to control head all are there. Unable to view live data on scanner.System ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRE334X3
Need some Mini help here. Have this Cooper S with a horrible clattering noise in the belt area. We have not had to work on any of these so hope its a common problem for somebody. Thinking it is in the supercharger but not for sure, and man are they high. Took ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33403
We have a Mini that originally came in with Po171 B1 lean we found the o2 harness had rubbed thru on the p/s line at the rear of the engine. We replaced the 02 with OE. and cleared faults as well as reset adaptions. On the second trip the MIL was back on with ... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor Bank 1 sensor 1)
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L No Start VIN: WPOCA29811
hello every one i have a 2001 porsche boxter that has an intermittent no start after sitting for awhile when the car cranks it sounds like it has no compression at first and it sounds almost like a timing chain rattle then after it sits for a few minutes then ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L Top VIN: YSIER7654W
Ok Saab masters, I have 3 Saab convertibles with the same symptoms... All say "Check Latches" and the tops are inop and do not function. I have the Launch tool, but it doesnt have any top software... Is there a common problem that sets this code before I send ...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L engine VIN: WVWCB5157N
i have a volks cabriolet that when driving down the road everything seems fine. the temp comes up on the gauge, has heat at the vents, does not overheat while driving.bring it into the shop ,let it sit 10 to 15 mins, and it will start to overheat and blow cool...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WVWGG83A5T
this one is a doozy, hopefully someone can help me out here?? this car was towed to me from one of our other shops. they tried to replace the water pump and timing belt. they couldn't get the timing right. they said it wouldn't start, so they tried starting fl... Trouble codes: P0550 (injector start control control difference)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5642W
car throws code P0107 immedeatly after engine is started. fixed all vacume leaks, cleaned all coannections at pcm. replaced atmosphere pressure sensor. car still throse code as soon as engine is started. Trouble codes: P0107
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T03
hello all, this volvo towed in as cranking no start - cranks normal & starts for 1 second - but wont run - same if you continue to try to start. checked fuel presure very little fuel at rail - gauge hooked up - no presure. checked wiring diagram & prepared to ...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L brake out mesage VIN: WAUBA24B7X
want to thank every one that help me w ideas. turn out to be the third brake ligt fixture.once again thanks guys.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L backfiring VIN: SALTW14493
Thanks very much to all that replay and try to help. Out of 14 replies only Sean from New York came close. The intake cam lobe on cylinder # 5 was worn out We replaced the cam and cam follower and the car runs like new I still don't understand how it back fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfiring).
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H6W
Well i don't know what happened, but I couldn't find the source of the vent solenoid ground point. The only reply I got was saying the computer was the ground. This is not the case though. I traced the wire across the firewall to inside the vehicle. The comput... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak).
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L stay 2 gear VIN: YV1NC56D6X
The TCM fix problem firts I am replace ECM not TCM misstake location I was order used pcm Junk yard send ECM I Install After that I look at location FIND DOWN WRONG PARTS REORDER TCM INSTALL NOW IS GOOD NO MORE ARROW LIGHT ALSO [...] IS OK TO ...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Sun roof VIN: XJ12EF85TF
Thanks for all the responses. Got the car back in Monday morn. The back door method was to lock and lock the drivers door with the key. I repeated the proceedure twice and on second time held key in lock position for 5 seconds and then unlocked. Hopped in car,...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L driver info center VIN: YV1SW58D91
A couple of replies told me the switch did give a problem on these cars.Replaced switch & this put all lites out except intermittent traction control & abs lite.These were fixed when we replaced the abs control unit with a remaned one.This car had no codes & o...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529592
Since the "post", mil on, same code. Don't have a Volvo compatible scan tool, My diagnosis, none the less; Both freeze frames almost identical, low load, low temp, closed loop. Boost pressure sensor, M.a.p. sensor, "exact" same part number, very different func... Trouble codes: P00, 101 (m.a.f. Signal), ECM, 14 (m.a.f. Signal).
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