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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322T
hi guys, ive got a 96 bmw 328i here with a mil light one. we scanned the computer and got a code 254 and 251, for evap leak major and minor. naturally our first step was to visually look at all the vacuum hoses and line for cracks and nothing was found. we ... Trouble codes: 254 (fuel tank major leak), 251 (fuel tank minor leak)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6346X
This car goes into a [slow] antilock when you get close to stopping. It stops perfectly at higher speeds. When you get down to about 20mph, starts to chatter, only not normally. It is slower then it should be. I put a new abs cont unit on it and new front sens...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Ball joint VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
This car is in need of lower ball joints. The dealer wants to sell us the entire steering knuckle with ball joint. Ball joints are avaiable separate aftermarket. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or insight on replacing the lower ball joints. S...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Tramisson Shifter Broken VIN: SAJDA01N11
Gear selecter broken the ignition switch interlock cable notrealising when key are turn on interlock solonoid is realising gear shifter please let me know i can find any info on ignition switch interlock cable
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBAB33A1E
Thanks in advance for any help. This is my personal vehicle that runs great most of the time. I first noticed the current problem when my fuel would get below a half tank. I suspected that this was a problem with the fuel pump. I hook a fuel pressure gauge int...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L motor VIN: WDBGA70E65
after installing the motor it was hard to start but once it did it would smoke. Was hoping that it would clear up but it didn't. Even the gas pedal would not respond. Since the only way to get the codes from the car is to push a button under the hood for two t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Airbag VIN: WDBUF70J13
Car was in an accident and needed new AirBag module(control module). Customer, used car dealer, got one from the Mercedes dealer, part# A 211 870 58 85 made by Bosch After initial settings I got a code 90A1 B48/1 and B48/2 Driver and pasenger frontal accelera...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Air flow VIN: WDBPJ75J93
Hello MB Techs In the Air conditioning setting,from all vents cold air comes out, except the right side vent hot air comes out and also we tried to clear the code but it will not clear, please advise what other tests we must do to find the solution to this pro...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, No Acceleration VIN: WDBRH61J24
Hello all! I want to thank you all first for taking the time to give me some direction. This wagon came with a complaint of intermittent no accel when at a stop. The customer stated that the ESP light and Check Engine light where on as well. Cycled the key an... Trouble codes: P0221 (Fault of Function in Electronic Accelerator)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B52
got this car from another shop, the car runs fine at operating temp. when the car is cold idling it has a misfire that is random to all cylinders.checked vacuum is only 15 cold and moves up to 17 at running temp.has anybody seen this problem, maybe cam timing?...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WV2MB470X3
Vehicle came in with codes 17748/P1340(Cam pos sensor incorrect correlation) and 17755/P1347 (bank 2 cam and crank signals out of correlation)and engine noise on start up. We changed the sensors just for gp. However codes and noise persisted. After removing th...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Door Locks VIN: YV1RS61R11
This vehicle had numerouse problems. The last being after replacing the siren for alarm syst.cem because of codes stored & finally ddm (drivers door module)because of intermit.window & door locks.Everything on the vehicle works except locking the doors with ke...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59266
Need some help from the Volvo guys. This car is setting a P0027 Volvo code 614B. Oil is good and clean and has been changed regularly. The engine is in time and the belt is original. I can't find a lot of information on this code. I am using the Snap On verus ... Trouble codes: P0027 (Exhaust camshaft control)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEH24B5Y
Determined the most likely cause was that the harness had previously gotten pinched when a shop had the front clip off. Rewired and replaced sensor. Vehicle has been gone for weeks now with no further problems.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUED54B51
The problem started to appear less and less, the customer decided not to pursue a fix at this time. I feel we would have found the problem, but we need more time. Thanks for all the help. Bernie.
1986 BMW 325 2.7L poor power VIN: WBAAB5403G
After all the above checks and testing were done we pulled the tdc sensor and located the pin. We had to rotate the crank to get #1 piston on top dead by about 15 degrees. We pulled the trans and flywheel and the flyheel was off by 3 holes or 5 holes dependin...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant pipe to heater VIN: WBAAM533XY
Thank you very much to all for the information, the 2 pipes were in fact just sitting there at that point, so I had to pick the rest out from the head. Went ahead and replaced all the pcv, crank sensor, and temp sensor. The brake booster hose and the evap hose...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13564
THANKS for all the replies,i headed towards a clogged head but saw a quick response from o2 sensors...so ruled that out.. told customer try beemer again...he did they replaced the secondary maf sensor, light has not been back since...i dont understand that bec...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: 5UXFA13585
I would like to thank everyone that took time to read this post just putting this out there helped. By pulling the three fuses for the sound and communication's system in the right rear of the x5 we went from 1.10 mA to a .02mA or less . I learned a l...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L turn signals VIN: WBAVC93507
Hi guys sorry I haven't posted a fix yet. We can't get the customer to bring the vehicle back in for further testing. We have recently purchased an Autologic Scan tool and I am looking forward to trying a short test and checking the footwell module for any cod...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality
thank you guys, it has been a very good experience, i learn a lot with this headache and specially all of you that tauhg me how this system works it was eha on fuel distributor again thanks
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive train VIN: 4JGAB54E82
The vehicle was returned to our shop for further dignosis. I rechecked transmission mount,suspension etc.. They were all fine.The customer took the vehicle to local Mercedes specialty shop for diagnosis and they said that it is a transmission clutch problem.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L service reset VIN: WDBRF61J63
I was unable to reset this service reminder. the display showed a fault,& the customer did not approve diag of it
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L parking pawl VIN: WDBRF61J23
Thanks to everybody how took the time to help.customer has taken car for now,we were waiting on information .leak was not that bad yet.Thanks to you guy's,we know how to do .Again,Thank you.
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L crank sensor VIN: YS3ED49Z52
Thank you everyone for all the help ,sorry for the long delay this was kind of a back burner job. Everyone who aimed me to cranking speed were dead on . I did as suggested and cranked it under a boost from a charger , now I wasn't able to find exact cranking ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt
well this vehicle is going to have to be torn down would like to thank all that responded cedric from louisiana and mark from yukon for your timing mark ideas found valves bent iatn is the bomb
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mount VIN: WVWPD63BX4
I adjusted the front mount brackets have no viberation at idle in netural but still have a slight viberation when gear at a stop thanks for all the help
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Air Filter VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ5B
joe was right cover came right and there it was.sorry for being late to reply but i have been very busy.thanks everyone for the replys.hope to help someone soon.
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