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1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAEG2326P
While driving at a steady speed, you will feel a slight hesitation or Lull. If you push down on the accelerator pedal ther will be no response. If you let off the accerlerator pedal and re-depress, it will reset and work again for a while. Then it goes into li...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L tension cables VIN: WBABK8326T
Dear BMW uppolstery guys, we are working on the cabrio roof on this e36, build 03/96 the last 7 digits of the VIN ...ET92565 (makes it easier for you to look it up in the TIS). "Version "without" folding aid for convertiable top cover The car arrived with bas...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L trans engagement VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Hi fellow techs we have this car that we did a lot of work to the engine and now the customer is haveing trans issues. I'm not sure where to go with this car so i was hoping i could get some good pointers on here. The trans will not engage then will slam in ge...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Pistons VIN: WBAGJ8325W
I am rebuilding this V8 (M62 B44) engine. In the process, I am replacing the pistons. I was going to put back the pistons on the rods the way they were before, but I glanced at the Mitchell info and it says to install the pistons exactly the opposite of what ...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN534X2
The vehicle came in surging in Failsafe / Limp Mode and MIL on with codes P1637 and P0021. The car has a new MAS and Throttle Body. I reset adaptaions and that did nothing. So I did a hard reset, cleared adaptations and codes and started the car. It ran great,... Trouble codes: P1637 (Throttle Valve Actuator), P0021 (Variable Intake Timing VANOS inlet camshaft), 134 (Adaptation Throttle Actuator)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: BMWX54.4M5
this vehicle had the above fault codes it idles on for cylinders 5-8 you can dissconect 1-4 and idle does not change yet you rev the engine it appears fine it gives off a rottern egg smell at idle and pops though the tail pipe.it shows up on autoenginuity with... Trouble codes: 0021 (camshaft vanos control cylinder 1-4), 003E, 0032 (missfire cyinder 1), 0037 (missfire cyinder 2), 0039 (missfire cyinder 3), 0008C
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33414
oem code 120 pulled from this bmw but cannot find in alldata the repair procedure of even a listing if anyone can at least give me the obd "p" code or where in alldata it is listed and /or any insight it would help. Thankyou for your help Trouble codes: 120 (pedal travel versus brake signal)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L All Doors VIN: WDB2020202
Hi, We have this merc in the shop with intermittent operation of the PSE central locking,when it fails to operative we have no communication with the central locking unit,Indicators will flash when you go to open so key is ok,we have checked wiring and all se...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2,3.4 shift VIN: WDBJF65F2W
Hello Techs, 1998 Mercedes E320 with shift problem - Customer stated vehicle driving slow and engine started to run rough and work harder than it should. Vehicle sat overnight - Modis scanned before cold start. Codes were p1999,113,135,c1200. Test drove, ca...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L Battery VIN: WPOAA0945G
After the work described in related history, I gave the customer back the car with the radio fuse removed and, sure enough, after 4 days, the battery was dead. This is a mystery to me as I had no current drain indication. I am writing this post hoping that som...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M9X
Ok I give, Need help please!! Sucks to be me, could be fishing for salmon about now..arrrgg. Just going to love this one "the true classic". Vehicle brought in on a hook, Customer just purchased car, States that car stalled now won't run. Performed basic test...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Driver's door switch VIN: 3VWPA81H5X
When the new switch was installed, it didn't change the lack of operation of the driver's window. The passenger window works going both down and up from the pass. front door, but will only go down from the driver's door switch. From these symptoms, I suspect t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, pings VIN: 3VWSC29M4Y
Customers complaint is that the car idles roughly and pings under load. Basic tune up showed no real answers. Problem persisted; we did a fuel induction cleaning. Scan data looked ok.We cannot find any vacuum leaks, either with a smoke blower or spraying carb ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWTH63B41
This passat came in from a differnt local shop. They replaced wires, plugs, injector on cyl 3. When the car first came in I check injector pulse, spark, did a compression test 175 and a leakdown 0%. We also check belt timing with the (real tools) fuel pressure... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTG61J82
Alright folks. This is making me loose my hair. Car came to us with an incorrect flow fault. How hard is that, right? We found the air pump coming apart and not pushing anough air, replaced it. Found the vacuum hoses all falling apart and the diaphragm leaking...
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 ...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Instrument C VIN: WAUBA34B1X
The dealer was not wanting to send me a replace cluster, which actually turned out good. They wanted their lead tech to go over the coding as they were sure it was coded incorrectly. The day came when he was available to assist and then I got a bright idea; Le...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L spring VIN: WDBGA51G5V
Hey guys, thanks for all the advice. I appreicate your time. Anyway, i called around and found a w/140 in a scrap yard. i purchased the rear suspension and diff for a good price. The guys @ the yard told me it was self leveling w/ads. I was going to use the s...
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L Air Ride VIN: W0DDJ72X29
Thanks for the replies. I also just went to a Mercedes Benz technicians conference in Reno, and they covered AirMatic and ABC suspensions both of which you just lift w/o disabling. Any fault that occurs when the vehicle is back on the ground is likely to have ...
1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWTC01G3K
MY hunch was correct.Evan though the thermo time switch was with in spec,I replaced it and car starts when cold now. Thanks to all thoughs who replied.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L wiper motor VIN: 3VWSE69M92
thanks for the replies. Most of you told us wiper motor. We informed customer and let him know that it was an educated guess because the track wiring diagrams are a joke and couldnt pinpoint test. He told us he'd get back to us that he was thinking of trading ...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L monitors wont set VIN: YV1VW2554Y
Thanks to all that replied. All fuses checked good. Modis,Genisys and Autodiagnose scanners were used and no codes were found. I was not able to identify the failed mode 6 component and the comprehensive component, O2 sensor, catalyst and evap monitors never ...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T03
the s60 appears to be okay. the car continued to start fine, we examained the fuel system further & found no problems. we questioned the customer further and found out that the car had be parked overnight on a incline. I beleive the problem was from a 1/4 fu...
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