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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Charging VIN: WBABN33451
Need help from bmw gurus. This car came in with an alternator not charging. Customer had already put in a new battery. The alternator only has 3 wires going to it. Large battery cable. It was hot and voltage drop on it from alt. To battery was good. 2 wires in...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 492NJ20440
We have veary small amount info for this car with are snap on scanner and Mitchell is not helping out has anyone have the same code's with this car. Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGL634X3
Hello BMW Techs: We only submitt winners, we received this vehicle on a flat bed. It had no oil in the engine, knock noise from engine on Left Bank when we got the engine running, Oil pours out of timing cover Left side, misfire codes left bank, we put in new ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63424
Could use the help from you BMW techs.could you give me a direction on this code p1727? I have the BMW oem software but the my diag. head is down so i am having a tough time finding a flow chart or direction.The car failed the emission test because of this c... Trouble codes: P1727
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJEA51CO3
This Vehicle came in for an internittant no start. Currently it wont start and I have tested the entire starting system. When I checked for codes only one came up, P1638- CAN ECM/INST network Malf. im not to familure with the CAN systems on any vehicle but im ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L pedal travel VIN: WDBGA3266W
Hi Benz Pros, This car is giving us fits.Original complaint was excess travel in brake pedal.We checked for leaks ,found none so we replaced the master cly. Still had low brake pedal, front pads and rotors were near minimum so we replaced them. Still had low ...
1970 Other European FF2 .0L Master cylinder VIN: 1J7W212M77
I replaced the master cylinder and can not seem to figure out how to bleed the brakes. Does anyone know if there is a special procedure?
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Abs, Psm VIN: WP1AB29P84
Customers concern is that the speedometer is not working. Also that there are lights in the dash that say 'brake proportioning failure'. I have a code 1316 in my tiptronic control module, and my gateway (ipc) module. The description i get for this is 'psm cont...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Radio code VIN: WVWFE83A6T
Customer has lost the radio code and has no money to pay the $80 to the dealer to get code. SAFE is displayed all time the radio is on. I have all the numbers off the radio if somone could tell me the code for it and how to plug it in would be realy cool. Ra...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
Okay, this has got me baffled. originally this VW was in here about a year ago not cooling. The compressor clutch was not engaging and the compressor was leaking oil. We replaced the compressor, accumulator and expansion valve. We flushed the system out also. ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Trunk lock VIN: 3VWSK69M41
The car came in because the owner couldn't unlock the trunk. I have tried opening the trunk using the electric opening function commanded by a button in the driver's door. The actuator can be heard trying to open the lock, but no unlocking occurs. There is a k...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, Stall, Pinging and setting VIN: WVWRH63B84
We have replaced the replacement engines wiring harness with the old one, we have swapped both cam sensors, we have looked at everything we know to do. I have racked my brain on this car for over a month and the customer is about to loose it with us. Am i miss... Trouble codes: P0346, 00341 (cam sensor signal plausibilty bank 1)

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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK73445
Thank you to all that replied both responses helped us out. This car was under an extended warranty and the warranty people wanted to see proof of the problem. So they came down and we showed them proof of a bulletin and the wiring and we ended up replacing th... Trouble codes: 2EF4.
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAVD135X
We checked cam timing & scoped all the cam sensors. after a very painful quest with this car we finally found a cracked fuse in the e-box & all the codes went away (there is a block of 4 & we had tested them with a logic probe & they all tested fine).When it ... Trouble codes: A0B4.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJDA01P61
Thank you to all of you. Everybody was right. Front right brand new wheel hub was losing the readings, intermitantly and cause the ABS module to shut down. For a fraction of second also we had noticed that at the same time the right readings were lost from the...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Stall VIN: WDBDA29D1K
We finally just told the customer that we have spent alot of time on the car and could not find exactly what was causing the problem. The problem is the cold start injector not getting a signal all the time but not sure why. Thank you for all your help.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBHA24G6Y
heres where we ended up-. found that the kompressor does engage at startup, the solenoid engages and puts vac to diverter valve and it opens to allow air to check valve... HOWEVER there is what looks like a throttle body on the air cleaner box that regulates w... Trouble codes: P0410, P0300, P0304.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L key transmiter VIN: WDBRF61J21
The alternator ended up being the draw issue. after alternator replacement have had no issues regarding a dead battery. as far as the transmitter goes still cannot unlock or lock vehicle wirelessly. ended up finding out this vehicle has had this issue for ov...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L brake lights VIN: WDBRF81JX4
All the replies were helpful in letting me understand how the brake lights on this car work. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately)the lights have been working correctly since I posted the first time. It is a vehicle on our used car lot, so if it acts up again I...
1977 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2272093944
Well we sorta fixed it... It was a wire crossed at the starter that was causing it not to start. After it started tho there where all sorts of problems with the fuel system and the Bosch injection system. The customer opted to remove it and have a Carb i...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWDB61E4X
Most replies suggested relearning the idle with a scan tool. One of my techs reset the idle adaptive with his Modis. Thanks for the help.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3VWDD21CX1
Well, got the cluster back from the rebuilder, dropped it in. The gauge was at the 1/2 mark unplugged. When I plugged it in the needed dropped to empty with the key off. Key on it went to way past full. Key back off and it rests at 1/2 tank again. Took to d...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: VWSB69MX2M
Well I did try another expansion valve but it turned out most were correct by saying its the compressor. I removed the end cap and seen all the reed valves and pistions. No metel or debri was found inside the compressor. There was a couple valves holding th...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L unknown VIN: 3VWRR31C76
Hello everyone, Another easy fix thanks to the pros on iatn who took time to help. The problem was in the plastic supply line as several people suggested .We had just fixed a similar problem on a 1.8 engine so we thought we had looked at this line thoroughly...
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