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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Conv. Top VIN: WBABJ8333X
Vehicle came to shop with inoperative convertable top stuck in down position. Fuses checked good. No power at switch and unable to communicate with conv.top module. Unable to use emergency release lever to free-up lid and top (lid motor was jammed because of p...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello BMW techs: Have this 325i which drains battery overnight. Have come to suspect and confirm that the blower motor/fan goes on at times after vehicle is turned off and key removed from ignition. This one has the auto climate control no knobs. When i confir...
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAAV33481
Well guys, this BMW has me stumped. Last week it came in because it ran bad and puffed blue smoke. After an easy diagnosis I found a bad PCV valve that BMW calls the oil separator. I ordered the full update kit from BMW, and put it in today. When I was all don...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F4V
MB dealer replaced ecm for air injection fault. 50 miles after veh picked up, cel came back on...P0325, #1 knock sensor faulty. replaced sensor with oem VDO sensor. replaced 2nd sensor and wiring harness at next visit with cel. next visit sent to dealer could'... Trouble codes: P0410 (secondary air injection malf. FIXED), P1453 (secondary air pump relay K40. FIXED), P0325 (component a16/1 is faulty. knock sensor 1), P0330 (component a16/2 is faulty. knock sensor 2)
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBHA24G6Y
original complaint was eng lite-was only air inj at time,year ago..since then, has had misfire along with air code. replaced plugs, air check valve, checked vac lines and coil boot-all appear OK.. now what happens is slight misfire at start after sitting overn... Trouble codes: P0410, P0300, P0304
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L oil pressure light VIN: WDBHA24GXY
So was just doing an oil change service on customer's car when I noticed that the oil pressure light wasn't coming on at all (KOEO), and there is no gauge. So I went on a quick search for the pressure switch so I could ground the wire. Couldn't find it. Looked...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L right rear VIN: WDBUF70J63
Greetings all. Have a E500 Benz with a loud "thump" noise that comes out of the right rear. Hooked up the chassis ear and test drove. Have 4 transmitters hooked up to the lower control arm and the upper shock as well as the sway bar links. The noise is the ...

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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L engine VIN: WBAGC8312K
We tried most everything suggested in the replies we received, but had no luck getting the car to start. We sent the car to a BMW specialist but as of now he has not been able to get the car to start. Thanks to all for their suggestions!
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBAB53482J
Thanks for the replys guys. the customer picked up the car and will bring it back some other time when they travel off island again . I will, then , try to operate the roof manually first to see what happens. Thanks again
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65J33
Thanks Steve and Eric, After talking with Del [ my local MB Svc Mgr ] I took the vehicle to him as he suspected the charge had been tampered with and the sensors were out of calibration. Prior to taking it to him. I read codes -- none found. Then tried to clea...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L ABS and TCS light VIN: YS3CH65R1S
We replaced the accumulator and lights went out. Still unable to complete the calibration though. Vehicle has been returned to customer and he's happy to have brakes again.
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75YX6
Cust is taking vehicle could not duplicate problem all numbers are fine. I hate to send them not fixed but cust request he drive it rather than us may return again thanx again for all the help. Trouble codes: P1681, P2135.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L AC compressor VIN: WWWEK73C96
After much searching, and schematic searching and scan tool communicating was able to FINALLY close this one. Thanks to the suggestion for "expert Mode" on the verus it pointed me in the right direction. Had a 00898 code set for control circuit AC compressor o...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V54
Remove new throttle unit and reinstalled original,inspect pins and wiring to unit and tighten cleaning as best as possible did not see any problems with wiring,also tested ECM wiring with needle feel test and clean.Reloaded ECM. Haven't heard anything good or...
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1RH592X5
Replaced rack unit and feels fine now flush system install correct fluid. In hind slight feel i should have flushed fluid first,seemed to have a mixture of generic power steering fluid and ATF in system,don't know if this would have helped or not.
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