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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Radio VIN: WBADT634X1
Hi, Have E39 sedan with basic radio, single in dash CD player, no DSP ,video or telephone handset.The problem is no audio output and the radio unit has no radio reception( field strenght 0). Amplifer, radio unit and antenna amplifier are good(subsutited), good...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 220 2.2L Hesitation
This car came it hesatates just off idle punch to floor ok we rebuilt the carbs ck vacume adfance all working if you look in the carb front dose not squart in good fuel like rear acc pump has new thanks for the help
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L fuel tank VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Hey guys, I have a 2 part question for all you Mercedes Benz dudes. I have a 94 SL500 in here that has been sitting for ages, and now the customer wants it running so he can sell it. I took the fuel line to the pump off, and it is literally filled with tar, th...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L no crank no start VIN: WDBRF40J45
Car came in on my day off. Our parts hanger replaced a battery in the car. The next day it came back because battery drained down over night. The Technician did a parasitic draw test showing 1 amp (too much). He the began to pull all the fuses out to find out ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YS3FB45S74
Customer came in with a MAF sensor code p0101. We replaced the MAF. Customers concern was that the car was sluggish and had no power. The car will operate totally normal until you drive in for a while. (Seems to be at a consistent speed when it occurs) Then th... Trouble codes: P0101
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L code VIN: YS3FB49S75
I tested solinoid and diaphram. I only found bypass not moving while power braking. Im not very experienced on saab so any test points would help. I would belive that the bypass should move. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0033
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSD29MB1
Install new cylinder head, came back in with oil leak, leaking a both cam seals, when replacing cam seals remove valve cover font cam housing install subaru sealant up to cam bearing and put back together, went for test drive, came back and recheck for leaks, ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSK69M43
This fine gem shifts 1-2, 2-3 just fine. When it shifts 3-4 it feels like it binds up for just 1/2 second. If you run up to speed in shift position 3 then let off the gas and upshift to drive the 3-4 shift is normal. I only feel the bind up with foot on the ga...

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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L radio nav
customer took vehicle and never brought it back but it appears this model has the power module built into the gateway module.thanks for all the help.
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L evaporator drain VIN: WBAWL73577
Since this vehicle was just out of warranty, I suggested the customer go fight with BMW about the repair since it looked like the evaporator case needed to be loosened or removed(14 hours).I asked that he inform me of the results and when he does, I will updat...
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51C05
Thanks for all replies, iant is an awesome forum and resource. Like a few suggested, Fuel injection service performed by a freind's shop cured this vehicle. After the service fuel trims drop to: bank one +3 bank two +2. Thank you all. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Right T/S VIN: WDBGA51E0N
thanks for the replies although no one responded with the info requested. only needed a complete wiring diagram. bulbs and correct switch position were already confirmed. but thanks for the response. after getting the appropriate information the combination re...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J14
So first I changed the OE wires and did find number 3 wire broken. Road tested vehicle and still failed, again I never feel a misfire. So I reset the sensor adaptation like you guys said. Vehicle is no longer failing. What gets me is we have replaced a million... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0305.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Lighting VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
As several people suggested, it was indeed the ignition switch. Removed it, cleaned and bent contacts to get good connections in all positions and closed the previously riveted switch with self tapping screws. Time to repair switch itself, less than 15 minut...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Differential Vent Tube VIN: 3VWCC21C0Y
Hi everybody! Thanks for all of your help! Found the problem - When my tech R&R'd and resealed the diff cover he used silicone and normally you wouldn't think that would be a problem, however this 2000 Beetle's diff case has a small cut out at the gasket surfa...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 2.8L valve cover VIN: 3VWTG69M31
We went back with the old V/C. The car has not returned for oil leaks, yet. Time will tell. Thanks for the tips, Rick
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L A/C Compressor VIN: 3VWFF31Y37
Thanks to all for the help. What end up fixing the vehicle was flushing the oil out of the a/c system,(THERE WAS TO MUCH OIL IN THE SYSTEM) After hunting down all the correct information on the vehicle. Vehicle had body damage left front at one time.(Hood, ...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61R52
This car went to the dealer where they replaced the Vehicle Computer (ECM) & suggested it may also need an Antenna Ring (which in the end it did not). The Check Engine Light flashing/flickering was indicative of an ECM problem in my mind however that could pro...
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