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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine
The car came in the workshop making big knock sound when driven. The car was driven over the hump at speed then the knock/thump was heard. 2 knock sensor error were retrieved. Opened the sump, goldish/ brass like metals found in the sump/oil pan and in oil pum...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Blower amd Temp control VIN: WDBBA45A88
This car has two main problems. The first is the blower motor. It works on defrost and the temperature goes to hot like it is supposed to, but when you put it on Auto lo or Auto Hi the blower does not come on. It will come on if you turn the ac switch to on an...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D2P
Here is a 1993 Mercedes 190E. I don't work on too many of these. The vehicle has good spark. There is no fuel pressure. I tested the voltage at the fuel pumps and there is battery voltage for 2 seconds when key is turned on and when cranking. This is on both f...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L ABS/BRAKE light illuminated VIN: WDBSK74F53
Hey guys, Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have Verus with all software. Shopkey/carquest etc but no info on this vehicle for this specific code. ABS computer is setting a c294c (test cable stop lamp output to n10/3 SAM control module). This code does ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L compressor VIN: WDBUF87X59
I 'm pretty sure I know my answer already,but I'd like to throw it out there anyway.With the pressures being equal and as I've read,that there is no clutch for this compressor,I have to believe that I have a faulty compressor.I have checked for codes in both e...
2011 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 3.0L Fuel drain Fitting At Sensor On Filter
During a routine service, our technician broke a plastic clip on the fuel drain tube that goes into the sensor mounted on top of the fuel filter at the top the engine valley. This clip is 2 stage and will come loose now that it is beoken. This part is not avai...
2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L shift knob VIN: YS3ED49G06
I'm replacing the shift indicater plate on this car which simply pops off but will not come over the knob. The knob has a soft plastic front which appears to be removable but I cant get it off and dont want to break something. Mitchells and alldata no help. Ca...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWCC21V71
I broke down and installed another cruise control module. Again, used per shop owner and customer request. No change. I retested everything...again. Pin 1: "Vent valve". Nothing occurs on this ckt on its own. Pin 2: Vacuum Pump control. Nothing occurs on th...
2008 Volkswagen Eos lux 2.0L passenger rear window VIN: WVWFA71F08
I have searched across the internet and iatn and I have not found anything that could help with this problem. This Eos convertible top works fine but the right rear window instead of going down goes up when the roof tries to operate. It also works opposite if ...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Radio VIN: WAUWZZZ8D1
I was hoping to try some of the tips that I recived from you but, the customer decided that he will install a new radio. Thanks to all.
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L knock sensor VIN: 4USCJ3324W
I sent the ecm out to have it checked and see if it was broken. And the answer is yes. Beyond repair. A used ecm fix the knock sensor issue. Thanks for all your help. This one kicked my butt a little bit. Mike [...].
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering wheel controls VIN: WBAGJ8320W
as was suggested it was clcokspring that was bad, the annoying thing is that according to alldata diagrams it shows the steering wheel module is not part of the steering wheel and was before the clock spring and not one mention that its part of the steering wh...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFA53581
Rechecked all vacuum connections and throttle body hose as well as oil separator with no problems found. Tried to remove DISA valve, would not come out of intake easily, upon further inspection found flap of valve broken, causing valve to be stuck in manifold,... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2), P1349 (Man. Spec. Code Misfire cyl. 4 with fuel cut off), P1351 (Man. Spec. Code Misfire cyl. 5 with fuel cut off), P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY124XY
I'm closing this post right now as customer has not decided to send to dealer as of yet. I have checked with many local shops and no one locally has an Autologic or t4.Some repies say that pairing BCM with ECM can't be done ,while others say it can be done.Cus...
2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L Drivers Seat VIN: SALFR24N98
After checking the wiring diagram carefully and ensuring all powers and grounds were present we ordered the seat memory module. I installed the module today, programmed it and initialized it all functions are perfect now. Thanks for the replies. Tristan
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBEA30E0N
Thanks for all the replies guys. Most of the replies were pointing at things I've already checked which were thermostats, fan clutch, aux fans, and so on. This is what I found; there was no pressure in the cooling system no matter how long I've ran it, and m...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBKK47F4Y
Yep, right on again. Heated up sensor and up over 2kohms. Not expecting this one to come back again. Thanks for the help as always.
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L first gear VIN: YS3DD78B3T
after countell hours calling it bad names , there was a bad contact at the control module so there was no 5v referance signal going to the gearbox computer , once the cotact was was fixed lights went out
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWCC21V71
I broke down and installed another cruise control module. Again, used per shop owner and customer request. No change. I retested everything...again. Pin 1: "Vent valve". Nothing occurs on this ckt on its own. Pin 2: Vacuum Pump control. Nothing occu...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to everyone for your help, unfortunatly the problem wasn't resolved. The customer took it to the dealer but I haven't heard if they found the problem? So after my last update I installed an OE tensioner from VW like most of you suggested. Still the sam... Trouble codes: P0011.
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L ignition VIN: YV1KS9604V
It really does come back to basics sometimes... Using the power and ground distribution charts (which are poorly labeled and outlined to an amazing degree) For example: Reading the terminal position chart it seems that pin 50 is non-essential in the "run" posi...
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