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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH3343Y
After replacing the throttle body with a new unit. Car was still doing the same thing. But was giving me an P0601 and a p0600. After looking through some tsb, seen that these cars are knowen for engine wiring harnesses. Replaced the wiring harness and now have... Trouble codes: P0505, A9 (Engine-Throttle output stage shutoff after diagn error)
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAET374X5
The car originally came to us for overheating. I found that the cooling fan would turn on and shut off every 5 second with or without the AC turned on. We replaced the cooling fan and now the fan operates as it should, but when you turn the a/c on the electr...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blower motor, compressor VIN: SAJNX2740S
Good evening Jaguar enthusiasts, I have a '95 XJS that came in because A/C isn't working. All fuses checked out to be good, neither blower motor nor the compressor is working. Although the A/C and Recycle lights on the control panel illuminate when the blow...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJHX1246W
This vehicle was driven in running poorly with strong smelling exhaust, Restricted Performance displayed & Check Engine light on w/codes P-0172, P-0174 & P-0151. STFT's pretty much maxed out @ 19.5 in each direction in line with fault codes. I unplugged two in... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bank 1), P0174 (System too lean Bank 2), P0151 (O2 Sensor circuit low voltage Bank 2 sensor 1)
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No heat from defroster VIN: SAJDA01P81
Greetings, Last winter the car came in for lack of heat and replacing the electronic heater valve fixed it. He came in a few weeks ago saying the car was doing the same thing it did last winter. We checked all previous posts and it sounds like plugged heater c...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNE22204
Vehicle came from auction. Sets code for bank 2 knock sensor low input. Checked new sensors-ok. Pin checked harness from ecm to connector at knock sensors-ok. Get pending code after 3-5 drives. Sets code after 5-8 drives. We have limited info for this vehicle.... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor b2 low input)
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1070441201
Hi need some asistance from some d-jet techs. This mercedes is running very rich blowing black smoke at idle. I have eliminated the cold start injector by plugging the fuel line to it. Fuel pressure when cranking is 40 ps. Once the engine starts the fuel pump ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L defrost VIN: WDBEB31E7S
Thanks for your advice in advance, I am not very familure with normal hvac operation on this diesel mercedes. all hvac operation seems normal with normal pressures. main symptom is when front defrost button is pressed to clear moisture from inner windshield du...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J2Y
Vehicle came in with an ignition switch that would not turn. We determined that the EIS had to be replaced and were told that we had to order it with an orange key that is needed to do the initial programming. Can anyone give us the information on replacing th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB72E81
Help Mercedes Techs. I have an ML430 that came in for a rear door lock actuator. When the customer came to pick up the car the throttle would not respond. Limp Mode I think. I tested the throttle body manually. The throttle plate moves, I also mesured the inte... Trouble codes: P0120 (testing and results)
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Electronic VIN: 4JGCB75E06
Car towed in can not get it out of park is there any over ride for this.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L output temps/ phantom slow leak VIN: WMWRC33492
My Issues: on a high 80ís to low 90ís days high humidity we get 65 Deg output air temps, Pressures (high and low) always seem too high, temperatures on the Low side line under the hood matches with my poor output temps. System has a very slow leak. To explain:...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse5 and 9 blow together VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
thanks to all in advance. this beetle is my nightmare. fuse 5 and 9 are shorted. the two blow at same time. one is for abs. other is for comfort system. customer complained a/c inop and abs and brake light illuminated. customer had installed bigger fuses. i in...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L No acceleration VIN: 3VWVH69M34
Customer came in complaining of a no acceleration problem and door locks would cycle but not lock upon start up. I was unable to duplicate the door lock problem, but when I pulled the vehicle in the shop on Friday before closing I noticed that when I stepped o... Trouble codes: 00928 (D/S locking unit implausable signal), 00929 (P/S locking unit implausable signal), 00930 (RL locking unit implausable singal), 00931 (RR locking unit implausable signal)
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L 2 - 3 shift VIN: YV1SZ58D31
This is my personal vehicle and need expert input. The transmission about 2 months ago when sitting at a stop would go into neutral which from what I understand was a feature in the vehicle when new but unnoticeable. Around 102,000 miles the trans would go int...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L overheat/coolant loss VIN: WAUAC68D31
Thanks to the many of you that replied. We learned alot and gleaned headgasket and water pump and returning to service may be inviting disaster. Making the wiser repair a salvage yard engine. If we end up with the title, I will post the way we went and its r...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6323W
Advised owner that compressor replacement would be next step-owner declined at this time since noise is minimal and system is cooling great-will update if owner changes his mind-Thank's for all the replies-Deke
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAAV33481
After pulling out all of my gray hairs and getting a hundred more, this BMW is finally fixed. Here is the log. Replaced PCV system and the car won't start. Reconnected throttle body and it fired right up, but the throttle didn't work. After checking all f...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGN63555
Thanks to the 5 guys that took the time to respond to my post I thought I had closed this post but had not , it was in my draft box so thanks again for the help. Curtis from Washington was spot on with the TSB sib11 o1 o7 we installed a new right side v...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L vvt valve VIN: WBAVB13586
thanks to all i put the valve cover back,and the vvt valve,crank it up,but turn the key on and off a few times,i even turn the allen key on vvt valve in and really did not make a differece.valve seems to re-learn its out of the shop an runn...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L switch backlighting VIN: WBXPC93437
Update and The fix was the cig lighter in the rear of the center council was broken (kicked or whatever) and put back together (not noticeable without close inspection) Also not supposed to be part of the same circuit we were having the 4 volts on. We pulled i...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: WDBA123456
Here are some helpful replys i recive Thansk to everyone who responded This car is not yet fixed but when it is i will update and let everyone know the fix. 1Report Abuseok Steve from Florida Jun 3, 2011 2:00:09 PMRun a piece of clean paper through the poi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBA46JGUO4
Hello guys, thanks all of you respond my request. Special thanks to Raymond,Chuck and Frank,all of you nail right on it.problem was a shift delay valve, I order it from dealer put it on then adjust it like a kick down cable.customer was very happy.. Again Iatn...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBLK65G3X
Thanks to all Useing I scan iwas able to raise idle in 5rpm increments to desired idle after cleaning throttle bore.battery must have gone dead over winter.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L central locking VIN: WDBNG75J05
In consideration of replies I sent to dealer.Vehicle is repaired.They replaced exterior handle with switch.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33525
Thanks for all the help. I did check rest fuel pressure and it was 18 psi over night. I drained and rechecked fuel tank and added some marval mystery oil to new fuel. I guess i will keep replacing pumps as long as Mini will pay for them. Hopefully they will c...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EF48E0X
Well I seriously don't want to close this post but I am running out of time. At this point all responses have been very helpful and I wish to thank all of you for the help. I am now at a pass how ever, the customer is becoming impatient for the car to be repai...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L brake vac, pump VIN: VW3TH69MO3
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic power steering VIN: 3VWST81K86
Thanks for all the help. All I had to do was figure 8 turns and the light went out and power steering is back to normal. For anyone reading in the future, if you use the instructions on ross tech.. when it says "one turn right, and one turn left" it must mean ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRT71K26
Well this one is fixed. I don't know whether to classify it as manufacturer error or technician error. The fuel pump in the tank was no good coming out of the box. It pumped the right pressure but wasn't pumping at full capacity. Replaced the pump and it was g...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, low power VIN: 3VWST71K06
sent vehicle to dealer, found it was out of time 3 teeth. guess thats why you most definatly need the timing tools. i just eyeballed it. its the first PD VW we've seen. gonna order the complete TDI tool set soon. thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P2015, P0102, P0341, P3008, P2185.
2006 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Hood Release VIN: YV1TS59226
Vehicle fixed 2 10mm bolt behind the front grill on each side loosen those. Those are your primary hood releases. little pick pulling on the cable both sides. I did have a chance to look @ one the night before so i could get a visual. Thanks to those that chim...
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