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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGN63423
I have a very odd problem (so i believe) with the charging system of this bmw. it first came in for a intermittent no crank / no start, so i checked easy stuff first, battery good, alternator not good. At idle the engine surges a little and the voltage jumps u...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L converter lockup VIN: WBABN73443
Hello all and thanks. Buyer's checked this coupe ten days ago, A/T function OK (I specifically noted that TCC engagement was Ok as I have seen the no-lockup problem and codes P0740 & P0741 with torque converters before). Now the car has several symptoms not pr...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L alternator VIN: SAJEA51C33
I have this 03 X type 3.0, the customer was saying it had the battery light come on and all the instrument clusters lights coming on, ac panel going off, etc. he had to keep jumping it because it was dead in the morning. turned out the battery was dead. instal...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Ignittion,immobilzer VIN: SALPV1245X
Customer called me from out in the woods basically stating he had drivers door open when had attempted to start vehicle and the alarm began to sound and vehicle went into lock out. Customer tried to hit key remote and it would not disarm and eventually discone...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJH82J1Y
This car came in with misfire codes for all three cylinders on the left bank and no other codes. As soon as you accelerate hard all three injectors on that bank go into catalyst save mode and quit firing. The coils continue to fire during this time. As soon as...
2008 Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 3.0L check engine light VIN: 4JGCB22E08
thanks in advance. vehicle will blow fuse f104 intermittantly. sets codes 2526 y77/1 charge pressure positioner low, 2530 m55 intake port shutoff motor short to gnd, 2527 y27/9 lh egr positioner and 3053 b2/7b1 intake temp sensor. all codes are set when fuse 1...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power mirrors VIN: WVWZZZ9CZY
Fuse #1 ok. Only fault code relating to mirrors is the heating circuit. Test B+ and - to switch ok. Data block shows switch movement in scan tool. Test mirror motor, power directly to motor, working. According to WDS no relay. When moving the switch Can ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Abs VIN: 3VWCD31Y54
Code 01486 (ESP functional test initiated) is in ABS System. Cannot complete ESP functional test. Has a new ABS module from VW dealer. Carried out ABS coding and basic settings for Lateral acceleration sensor, steering wheel sensor and brake pressure sensor. A...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Rear View Mirror VIN: 3VWDF71K45
Customer had windshield replaced about a year ago. The mirror fell off and for the life of me I cant find a kit to glue it back on. It isn't a normal rear view mirror button. It is a big square that holds mirror and auto light sensor. I call the local VW deal...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5588W
This car keeps blowing fuse 11B/2 which feeds power to these 4 components: MAF Sensor, Fuel Injectors, Idle Air Valve, ECM. I've exhausted all of my technical know how on this. Unplugging each of those components doesn't stop the fuse from blowing until you un...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5649W
i've got a volvo wagon here with the abs light on. however, given that it's a 98, i have no way to pull codes on the abs. i would like your advice on what scan tool to purchase that will do proprietary codes on a volvo 850 or early v70. my snap on solus pro ha...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hissing Noise VIN: YV1TS97D5X
Vehicle has a noticable "hissing" noise on acceleration only, goes away when backing off the throttle. Is heard at almost all rpms while accelerating. Can also be duplicated in the shop in neutral by quickly depressing the throttle. Noise seems to located at t...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L ? valve VIN: YV1CY59205
Hey all i have more of a question than a problem. Has anyone used beck/arnley intake and exaust valves??? i have always used oem valves from the dealer or from worldpac,i have no experience with aftermarket valves. Im trying to save my customer some $$$ but my...

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1978 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start, Misfire
hello and thanks to all who replied, we isolated and determined pressure drop in fuel distributor, owner could not repair at this time so we gave him a momentary switch to the cold start valve which corrected problem immediately as long as whatever is leaking...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L heater core leaks VIN: SALPV1246X
I have fixed this car. I replaced the heater core as well as o rings. I choose the short cut route and it works great and save a lot of trouble and time. Thanks to all for their replies and a short cut tip from a web site Thanks IATN ! Ch...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No shift/ Runs bad
Thanks for the replys and giving me somethings to look into. While having vehicle in shop for a few days, I found that if I let engine idle for 2-3 minutes in cold starting car would run fine with no problems. Also found while cold idle in these 2-3 minutes wh...
2011 Mercedes-Benz C250 2.5L temp sensor VIN: WDDFH3EB6B
thanks to Ken (Anthony)from BC. the location and wire colours were correct. I located the wiring and repaired the broken wire at the sensor. Once repaired I cleared codes and the display was reading correctly.
2005 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED49A65
We've been short staffed and had to put this on the back burner. We finally fixed it yesterday. We tried running the car on propane as many suggested and for whatever reason couldn't get the car to run. Propane was added to the port with removable plug on the...
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