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1990 BMW M3 2.3L no mil lamp VIN: WBSAK0311L
Car came in for no MIL light /check engine light. They said the smog technician said the light does not come on when you turn on the key. I didn't think these had one. The smog tech pointed out in the owners manual where the mil lamp is supposed to be. when yo...
2007 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0si 3.0L Blower VIN: 4USBU535X7
Hello all, Customer is complaining about no blower speed change from her heater after the dealer replace the battery. Only code I have been able to pull was a FF code (Energy saving mode activated). I have not been able to find any information for this in Al...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1745R
Customer towed in, he is a local used car dealer, said it had a skip so he put plugs in it and started it up an ran, he shut it off and it would not start again. Spark good, injector pulse good, fuel good, however it seems as if when i pull the plugs they are... Trouble codes: 33 (injector drive circuit)
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D4G
Long story, I wont go there. Bottom line is this engine will not idle if TPS is connected, found that if I unplug TPS it will idle very high. The TPS switch test to specs. so I started looking for what circuit causes engine to stall at idle and found if I disc...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDB35D7HA2
need help from MB techs...I got my hands on a 1987 MB 420SEL with a blown motor,the car sat for about 4 years,the used engine sat with it.we installed the engine and when it was time to crank the engine we did not have power to the fuel pumps,we found a bad co...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D1K
I have the service engine light on.I need to know the best way i can take the codes of the car.i went to alldata and nothing is showing me how to read the i have to take it to the dealer? or can anyone help me?
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF54H96
What is the code p2734 and p2176? there are no description available anywhre in all data or on demand. Please help. Thank you. Trouble codes: P2734 (Unkown), P0560 (System voltage malfunction), P2176 (Unkown)
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Exhaust Valves VIN: YS3DD58N8X
This vehicle came in missing on #3 & #4. Compression test and visual inspection using a borescope showed up that the exhaust valves on #3 and #4 cylinders had a nice "V" burnt spot on each. This problem had occured a couple of years ago on this same vehicle. B...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
i have a vw code p0102 will come back hard code.test maf has power with car runinng. has ground 2.5 k hi needs to be 1.5 omes ? .car runs ok i think a new maf ?.the 02 sensore look ok are moving . Trouble codes: P0102, P0134, P0139

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Stall VIN: WAUML54D31
we put aftermarket pump in per coustomer it would not pump fuel in first stage of the pump enuff to run the other pumps in the tank ther is no spec for that that it was hard to find sow we replaced it with a factory pump all is well thank you for the help
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Chain guide VIN: WBAGG834X1
Thanks everyone for the info I want to thank Bob [...] for all his help he is a credit to the auto repair industry he talked to me on the phone and went above and beond and I was able to repair this car. It is a big job and you have to buy all the tools t...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil FIlter Stand VIN: WBAVB33536
Thanks for all the help. Everyone nailed it on the head. It was the water pump. Now I know more on how these things work. Thannks again.
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALNY22294
Reprogramming ECM did the trick.I guess ECM was losing its throttle adaption when ignition was recycled.Computers are a mystery to me! Trouble codes: P1636 (Throttle position adaption).
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Srs VIN: WDBNG70J93
Thanks for the great responses. Knowing that the code refered to the resistance in the passanger seat buckle I removed the seat and found chafed wires where the seat had pinched it from going up and down. I fixed the wiring and checked the wiring resitance and...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
So Far so good. I used the Advise to no lower the car all the way and let the suspension pump itself up. Thanks for all who replied, Andrew
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L A/C System VIN: VMWRC33483
Thanks For All The Help I Guess We Did Not Get The A/C System All The Way Full One The First Service. Recovered Freon And Serviced The System over Again. WOW What a Diff. It Made!!!Thanks Again For All The Help. John
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C82
Well, once again the car care pros on IATN have come to our rescue. Bought two OE cooling fans, and measured the load on each. About 1/3 the load of the aftermarket fans. Sold the job, and it will leave tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who posted. Some day...
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