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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Readiness monitors VIN: 4USCD8327T
Customer has been driving vehicle for months in hopes to complete readiness monitors. Thermostat was not allowing vehicle to reach operating temperature, so we replaced that. Could not find any other anomalies.we have also noted that under acceleration, at hig...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7320V
Hello Have a Z3 here that will set knock sensor codes (pending) after first drive cycle. We replaced the knock sensors a couple of weeks ago. Car came back again. We again ohm'd out the wires from pins 70 and 40 and all chacks out OK. The new sensors ohm out ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock senor 1 BMW code 210 detected 74 times), P0330 (knock sensor 2 BMW code 211 detected 222 times)
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAFA53551
customer drove car into shop with ABS, brake and traction control lights on. read the diagnostics. attempt to read codes. sometimes I can access the system and sometimes it I cannot get through (no communication) When I can access the system I get... Instrumen...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEU33403
Ok i got a real headache on this one we replaced the pcv on this bmw (oil seprator) with the updated one from bmw for an ideal rough running problem and seeing how the car has 100,000 miles on it we also put plugs in it as well after all said and done the car ... Trouble codes: F4 (Theral oil level sensor), 11 (Tank level sensor 2), D7
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L turn signals/ hazard VIN: 1070441203
I have been unable to locate the flasher in this vehicle, looked behind glove box, and kick panel on passenger side. Before tearing the entire dash out of the car I decided to submit this request and hope some one out there that is familiar with this vehicle a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Trans VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Hello to all you benz techs out there. I have this car thats really got me stumped,it randomly goes in limp mode and wont shift,when this happens the message center displays "airmatic suspension visit workshop". you can stop the car and cut it off and restart ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBSK75F13
Need some assistance from all the benz techs, This car has no heat. The coolant going in to the heater core is hot and the engine is up to temp, Cheaked all the basics, all fuses good, coolant level good. The controls in the car dont work i cant change the hea...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L heat VIN: WVWAK93C46
Car has poor heat out face vents and defrost vents, but good heat out floor vent. When control knob for air distribution is changed ( from floor to defrost ) the motor for heat flap goes from full hot to half in between hot and cold. So air temp out defrost is...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L compressor VIN: YV1AX8847J
I need some help with this volvo. The vehicle came in with original r12 fittings and original equipment. Customer wanted to do a full conversion on it so we replaced condensor, expansion valve, new compressor, and reciever drier. After charging the system, the...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
i have this volvo that is killing me,within 5 miles the long term fuel trim will go to -25% and set the code we have smoke tested the intake for leaks/none,checked fuel psi 55-58lbs,checked the crankcase ventilation system 6mbar of vacuum,removed the fuel rail... Trouble codes: 261A

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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Lighting VIN: WBABJ7326W
i would like thank everyone who offered help could not bmw scan tool so he has parked car for now no funds thanks again jimmy
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBABW33485
well after looking at everything when i took off the intake I doomed the oil seperator and all the pcv hoses. Also replaced valve cover gasket and changed spark plugs. Vehicle started great and no more backfires. the night the intake blew it got down to 33 deg...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on, stays in open loop VIN: SAJEA01T44
The new O2 sensor I installed was no good. I should have known since the box it came in looked like it was used for a hockey puck. All the replies said ecm is last thing to suspect and recommended testing the wiring to the sensor which I had already done(plea... Trouble codes: P1646.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY12451
I performed a heater core flush with a chemical cleaner. I poured the cleaner in and let it sit for a day. I flushed it out with a hose and reversed the heater hoses. alot of debris came out. bled the system and the noise is 95% gone. i still hear a little gur...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stall, Hard Start VIN: WDBRF61J64
No fix on this one, it has been called for a lack of customer funds. Apparently the fuel filter replacement was as much as they were willing to spend on the car. As I stated twice in the post, there were no codes in the system. Some suggested that a crank s...
2004 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L unable to fuel VIN: WP0CB29864
Thanks for the replies. I have checked the lines and vent solenoid and valve, and even pulled out the filler neck. All were operating normally. There was a solenoid on top of tank that required removing tank to check, but customer declined any further diagnosi...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YS3FB45S74
Thanks again for all the input on this one. I smoke tested the intake on this one and found a very small leak at the rubber hose the goes between turbo and the intercooler pipe that wraps around the bottom of the engine. I pulled the hose of and it appeared... Trouble codes: P0101.
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