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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAAM5336X
we have a customer with wipers that work when they wont too we can watch live data with scanner from wiper switch, and all is well we think motor but didn't won't too throw parts at it any help will be greatful thanks russell
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: SAJXA73B94
Trouble-shooting P1229 shows only checking the 2 circuits between the ECM and the throttle body. It states that if less than 5 ohms is the result, replace the throttle body. Our readings are .1 ohms. We suspected a faulty new part. We spoke to the shop foreman... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttle motor control circuit malfunction)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L no air flow center vents
I have allData info and its diagrams not the best.I have 8 volts to #3 vacuum switching solenoid for center vents no flow;12 volts to #2 vacuum switching solenoid to other vents,has flow.I swapped 2&3 electrical connectors around and my center vents work.My qu...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Good morning Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I have this Old Benz that has been a customer of mine for a while now,This car has had long cranking times and excessive black smoke on start up for as long as I can remember but the car ran fine.In the past(a few ye...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Accessories VIN: WDBKK47F2X
Hello I have a wiring issue with this mercedes. it was supposed to be an easy fix just an R&R of the PSE module due to corrosion. well, problem is. there is a red and green wire that came out before i was ready for it to, and I `cant seem to find what cavity i...
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E63
Car came in for CEL on with a P0455, Major leak in purge system. I've smoked the system every which way and cannot find any leaks. Purge valves works, and holds vacuum. The tank vent valve seems to work and seals the system when commanded with the scan tool... Trouble codes: P0455 (Major leak in purge system MFR code P2013)
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L engine VIN: WP0AA299X4
Hello all Porsche experts, This one is weird. Customer had is oil changed at the dealer and they told him he had a rear main seal leak. He chose not to address it at that time. He drove the car for 200 miles without a problem. Then one day he drove into the g...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Came in as a no start, replaced faulty crankshaft sensor, Scanned codes and all 4 show up almost right away, Tried to relearn idle with Vag-com, Will not allow relearn, group 005 shows part throttle at idle, Checked wiring from throttle module to ecu,all good,... Trouble codes: P0117 (Coolant temp circuit low), P0121, P0341, P1544 (Idle circuit implausible)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Runs Poor VIN: 9BWPG61J21
Vehicle came into the shop last week. Running poor, plug wires arcing, and coil arcing. Vehicle also had Check Engine Light code P0134. We replaced the plug wires, ignition coils. Plugs looked ok. We used dealer parts and are well aware of the problems with us... Trouble codes: P0134 (Sensor 1 Bank 1 Malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L location VIN: 3VWDC21V32
Greetings Volkswagen Pros I have a problem in the evap system of this car which seems to be caused by a lack of power to the valve mounted on the charcoal canister which is identified as the canister purge solenoid valve in the electrical diagrams. The design...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L turn signals VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
Working on this 2004 beetle turbo. Checked all light bulbs and are okay, The problem is both the left and right turn signals blinks rapidly. Using the Hazard switch is normal. According to the Mitchell on Demand diagrams, power goes through fuse 2 and fuse 39 ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Serp Drive Belt VIN: 3VWSR69M14
Replaced t-belt as maintenance item. Car came back with serp belt making chirping noise when letting clutch out while steering. Replaced drive belt, noise was not noticed, car came back a week later with same condition / noise. We replaced the drive belt tensi...
2003 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5L the Green turn signal indicator lights on dash VIN: YV1RH591H5
Good morning, this car has an intermittent problem: the (Green) turn signal indicator lights on the dash SOMETIMES do not come on - the outside signal lights DO work when this happens -- the problem is that the inside "arrow" lights do not come on AND the " c...

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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Pressure sensor VIN: WA1YD64B53
So the car hasn't come back yet for those pressure sensors. But i'm going to close this one. Will update when car comes back. Thanks all for the info. Great help as always. Rob Del Rio M&R Car Import Svc. Chicago, IL.
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Steering rack VIN: SAJTW5845L
Replaced the steering rack with one that had a less turning ratio. Called manufacturer and they built one for me.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Stall VIN: CA45E9LA49
Thanks for all the help. I replaced the fuel pump relay and the car is running great. Customer picked up the car at the end of last week called me today and said the car has never ran better. Thanks again Dana
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radio VIN: WVWPD63B21
I cut the communication wire, and now it communicat with my scaner. Thank you for your help.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communications VIN: WVWVD63B51
It was the timing of this problem that through me off. After finding the draw problem the car was parked outside in a nose down position overnight while waiting for the part. During this time water that had been under the rug in the backseat position migrated ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cluster VIN: 3VWCD21C32
The insterment cluster is bad and wont communicate so your unable to program the m.e./ecu. The client has declined the repair at this time.
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L VVT Unit VIN: YV1MS38255
Thanks Again to all who replied, In the end I found a TSB on AllData referring to an ECM update regarding this fault code. So Today the ECM was updated, and the code has yet to come back!
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