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1991 BMW M3 2.3L Tach Trip Computer VIN: WBSAK0314M
This is my personal track-everyday car and it's still driving me nuts. I replaced the cluch master (under the dash) and when I started it up I didn't have the tach and the on-board computer everthing else is working fine. I looked for hours under the dash to s...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L will not pass smog t VIN: WBAFA53581
hello group,2001 bmw x5 emmisions monitors will not show ready,replaced abs module 800 miles ago cleared all codes in all modules.brakes are fine no abs lights any more,in order to pass smog need to have all monitors ready ,6 show ready,the fuel evap and oxyge...
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L running hot VIN: WBANF33566
car was towed in the car is over heating and running coolant temp is at 262f the fans are running on high upper hose is hot but the lower hose is warm it has a elc water pump can any one help out there on this bmw
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Heater valve and compressor VIN: SAJAV1346F
This car came in with heat all of the time and when checking out the system I noticed the heater valve did not move so I applied vacuum and heat went away. I have vac going to the system. I also noticed that on AUTO the fan speed never changes off of low. The ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L converter VIN: WDBUF70J83
Good day all, We are fighting a shudder in this car that appears to be caused by the torque convertor. We first replaced with reman unit from precision, no help. We then replaced the pwm solenoid and conductor plate,still have a shudder/vibration when the con...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro 2.1L Cv Axle VIN: WV2XB0258G
We work on alot of Vanagons and lately we have had 3 vans that came in with what sounds and behaves like worn CV joints. We have replaced the axle assys and the noise does not go away. We have tried new wheel bearings due to excessive play and that does not cu...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M0Y
I have a no start jetta, the fuel pump relay is chattering. not sure what pins control the pull in windings. Checked archives for this sympton but no joy. any help would be appreciated
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Starting VIN: WVGBC77L04
Vw tech, please help on this tough one. Car came from a body shop. Engine not able [...] crank at all. Reset battery switch, same problem. Check and bypass battery switch e74, no luck. Install scanner check address 15 airbag 00595 crash data stored. Fault can be ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M85
Hello everyone and HELP...thanks for any advice. I have this 2005 VW jetta with the BBW engine in it. It is in for a code P0171 stored for lean exhaust. I started by smoking it and found the plastic tubes at the brake booster cracked. Fixed them and reset th...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L camshafts VIN: YV1SZ59H84
Hello, I working on this vehicle and resealing camshafts and crank and valve cover due to crankcase pressure leakage(pcv) system failure, I did not realize that these sprockets and cams have no line up markings as well as top dead center. Before I removed belt...

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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
Thank's to all that replied! my hunch was correct as far as it being a DME problem. I did not have a DME to swap in so I decide to power it down for a few minute's and bingo! No more miss-fire code's. Since i never felt a miss or could not see any indication e... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307, P0308.
2003 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L RR speed sensor fault(31) VIN: 5UXFB93553
ok gents i did check out the tone ring on the right rear for a crack(no crack found),i failed to tell you i had already checked for dirt(it was clean),the speed was constant from 0mph to 70mph(max speed i drove it at)on the right rear sensor,speedo never drops...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srarter VIN: WDBHA28E9S
Well after tearing car apart determined there was no alarm.Found broken wire at PRNDL switch about 12 inces up harness looks like someoneone pricked it with a test light and did'nt seal up the hole. Thanks to all 7 people that took the time to help. Hope I can...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L battery VIN: YS3DD55BXV
You guys & gals were great in helping me. Almost everyone hit the the nail on the head in telling me that the ignition switch was the problem. I took it apart, cleaned all the latte & soda out, reassembled & the little button would pop up with the car in rever...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
well we have done all we could by process of elimination to prove that the ports in the head are clogged. since the car had such high mileage neither i or the customer were willing to take it apart to service it. Thanks to all of you for your input. Trouble codes: P0411.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L secondary air injection VIN: WVWPD63B41
Well, I wish I had more to tell you all. The customer took vehicle as she was going out of town and will let us know if the light comes back on. If she returns and I dig into it and find the cause I will update this post. Thanks for everybodys input...
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