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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN634X3
Hello, got one that came in for coolant leak. Drove it in the shop last night, put it on a 4 post lift. Found water pump leaking. Replace pump and fan coupler this morning. Went to start it after doing job, No start. No crank, No codes, Nothing. Put the key in...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L ABS/ Traction Ctl. VIN: SAJPD1849X
Hello fellow Jaguar techs.! I got this cat here with a ABS/ Stability Ctl./ Traction control message. Also, the speedometer is intermittently inop, when speedo is inop, Transmission Failure message appears,( obviously), no speed signal= no Trans control, cool....
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L temperature gauge VIN: SAJDA01N21
The car came in with an overheating problem,the customer said it got hot,she also said that the temperature gauge went all the way to the red hot area of the gauge and rigth after that the engine shut off,she was able to restart the engine and drove it to our ...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L ride control VIN: SAJWA71C34
Right front air strut replaced by us 1 year ago old unit leaked down . Now irregularly the rear units seem to stiffen up after driving pretty severely occasionally obviously i have no scan gear for this but wondred if any jag experts could help out Thanks in A...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY222X3
We have no injector pulse to Cyl #3 and #5. Is there anything on this that will cause only these 2 cyl to not pulse besides the obvious PCM. Would mis-timed Cam on that head cause this? Trouble codes: 1319 (Unknown), 0304 (Misfire 4), 0305 (Misfire 5)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBDA28D9N
Hey Benz gurus, I need help diagnosing this one. Car came in with start and stall. Will run for almost 3 seconds. The vehicle does this every time. I have check the boot under the manifold and replaced the overvolt relay. If I spray the plate with carb spray, ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J81
The check engine light in this vehicle comes on, storing codes P0130, P0150, P0136, and P0156. The customer states that this has been a recurring issue since well before the vehicle was out of warranty. The dealer was unable to find any problem, but replaced a... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Sensor B1S1 open circuit), P0150 (O2 Sensor B2S1 open circuit), P0136 (O2 Sensor B1S2 open circuit), P0156 (O2 Sensor B2S2 open circuit)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L burning smell VIN: WDBUH82J64
Car came in with melted secondary air pump replaced secondary air pump, diverter valve & relay. checked system & performed all tests with SDS for secondary air system & they all passed. Car came back within 1 week & new pump was melted & inoperative. Again ra...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
This Mercedes runs very rough at idle. Code P2054(camshaft adjuster) will set after a few seconds of running. Working with other Techs (with Mercedes experience) we figured the cam timing or V.V.T. phaser were not installed correctly?? This car has been at two... Trouble codes: P2054 (camshaft adjuster)
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33516
This vehicle was towed in as a cranks-no-start. Additionally, the remote key is inop, the airbag light is on, the speakers are inop, although the radio display works fine, and responds to all inputs. The turn signals work, but do not display in the instrument ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3ED45E5X
Test seemed to be pretty simple has no reference voltage at blue and yellow wire should be around 5.0 volts I have 0 volts tested for continuity between dice module and pressure switch connector circuit not grounded or open I noticed on scanner dice readings a...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWNA23B5Y
Car came in leaking and 3 qt. low, complaint was oil light on.Fixed leaks and changed the oil.Drove car 10 miles no faults. Delivered car. 7 day later customer stated oil lamp flashed at 70 mph and twice at idle. Refuses to drive car say our repair should have...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Water Pump VIN: JTEHF21A92
Good afternoon Techs, I have a Jetta that came in overheating. Codes P2181, P0117, & P0011. First I found that the large fan was inoperable. I replaced the entire assembly, now working fine except that it seems to be coming on at a high temp reading on the sc...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L cluster VIN: YV1SW58D02
Hi, Folks This is the Wifes car, and I'm at the end of my rope. Cluster started quiting awhile back, did some research, and realized this was common...bad solder joints/or/voltage reg. Dealer wants 1K for a new one, says can't use a used one. In looking aroun...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Windshield washer causing static from speakers VIN: YV1SZ59H23
Really odd one here. When the windshield washers are turned on, there is loud static from the radio speakers, whether the radio is on or off. It will occur for 3-4 times with use of the windshield washer, then it goes away. Only occurs with the washer button, ...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1CZ59215
This vehicle was towed in, customer drove about 1 block from house, died while driving. Has no fuel pressure before fuel filter, or at fuel rail. Has spark at coil and inj. pulse. We can hear the fuel pump run, but no/zero pressure. We understand that this veh... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1), P0302 (Misfire 2), P0336 (Ckp a circuit range / perf)

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1992 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUBV84C1N
I received 9 replies with very good information. After extensive testing I took vehicle to an audi specialist and after them spending 3 days on it they were not able to determine the problem either. My feeling is that we are still dealing with a faulty ecm t... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor).
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L dsc VIN: WBAGJ8321V
The information that I received on this problem was very helpful.Thank you , the problem was one tire was a different size.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Buckle VIN: WBABK8338X
Sorry for the long delay the customer went on vacation and I was able to repair the car the other day. I replace the buckle and cleared the code all is ok now. Thankyou to all for your input on helping me repair this car. Dana
2006 BMW 760Li 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN01068
thanks guys reply,we found the torsion spring come out from the intermediate lever .
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U43
Thanks guys for all the help. I pulled the intake and it was full of oil. Cleaned it out, replaced the map sensor and the seal between the throttle connector and the manifold, manifold gaskets,crankcase vent valve and ran an intake cleaning through it. So far ... Trouble codes: P0105 (Map sensor circuit), P0300 (misfire), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA63EXR
install new ARS control unit and coding it .. it's fix the problem thanks for all help Trouble codes: 098 (CAN no reception from ASR).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
the 2 replies I received didn't help me,please guys read my questions, The car is driving fine at the moment I just need to know what is involved to replace the PVC components and what the labortime is to do this operation,please mercedes guys help me out!!! T... Trouble codes: P0243 (Air flap actuator malfunction).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L wipers VIN: WDBUF70J83
Ok - We got 5 replies and all were helpful - thanks. 3 suggested front SAM was bad or coded wrong, 1 suggested replacement windshield could be the cause (windshield was in fact replaced 2 years ago), 1 suggested bad wiper motor or binding wiper linkage and 1 s...
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Clutch VIN: WP0AB29952
Thanks to all that responded. I wish that the customer would give me all the info from the beginning. He had clutch slave and accumulator replaced at another shop six months ago. We advised him to take the car back for warranty work. The other shop redid th...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 9BWGP61J52
Sorry for the delay, but I was waiting for a Golf TDI automatic to come in the shop so I could try a known good TCM. Well after I swapped it in, the transmission shifts 2-3 flare up. I still don't know why it didn't show up as an amperage fluctuati...
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