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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABJ6321R
BMW guys, this 325i convertible came from another shop to have top motors synced. Top lid will pull down during sync, then nothing after that. Diagun scanner always shows 6.3% open from hall effect sensor, trunk lid switch always reads closed but motors wont t...
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBANF33546
vehicle came in with the customer complain is the radio get very statics & the idrive shuts off @ all the warning lights comes on, full scan the vehicle found a lots of Cans faults, clear the memory & I cant duplicate the issue, test drove the car , shut it of...
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L trans VIN: 5UXFB53576
hello,I have this 4.4 X5 going into trans limp home with a boatload of codes in multiple control units so I will start there. DME 29DD poor road surface detection 2DEB power managment vehicle electrical system EGS 51AD NO message from DSC 4F7A signal from...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE73597
hello bmw techs..working on the oil filter housing gasket and cooler gasket and noticed the system doesnt go into coolant bleed mode when stepping on the gas pedal koeo..tried quite a few times.. commanding waterpump on with scan tool works.. scanned heater cl...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1141S
Vehicle came to me from another shop for a transmission fail light on with the car going into limp home mode. I scanned the car (Jag IDS tool), found the listed faults above, but could not communicate to the TCM, checked powers, grounds, comm wires, etc all go... Trouble codes: P1401 (EGR circuit failure fault in ECM), P1409, P1775 (ECM trans light requested on fault in ECM)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows VIN: SALPV1246T
Please help with this one all you land rover tecs. I'm having trouble with the windows and mirrors, they don't work. I have 5.5 volts from the body module input voltage. I cant find any info on what it should be. The ground is good to switch panel, also the su...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L serpentine belt pulley VIN: WV2MH4706Y
Hello VW Techs This vehicle when it came to us, somebody had replaced the belt tensioner, but they did not do it right and damaged the belt tensioner,it had a chirping sound coming from the front engine area, we replaced the belt tensioner, serpentine belt, w...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Variable cam shaft timing VIN: WV3AB47032
Hello Freinds and VW Techs I really need help on this one.I have bought the special plate for the cam timing and went to the other shop and found that the timing was off.After resetting it very carefully as per ALLDATA and Bentley, after a road test the engin...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L engine VIN: WVWAE63B05
ok diesel tecs here is what i got working on a 05 passat 2.0 turbo im the 2nd one to try to fix it the shop b4 me replaced the turbo because it blew in to pieces and said it was fixed came in 4 quarts over full on oil probably y the turbo blew but any way scan...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L starter VIN: 3VWJZ71KX8
Here is a good one for a VW tech. Car quit while driving and would not crank over. Customer put car in park and it would not come out of park. Customer jumped battery didn't help. Had it towed in. I tested battery and fuses first. Confirmed the following thing...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Limp Mode VIN: YV1KS9603V
We replaced the a/c compressor and freon pressure switches. Now the electronic switches for sport etc flash and the arrow on the dash flashes and the mil is on. No codes with generic scanner

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L powertrain VIN: ZARBA5410G
Thanks to everyone for all the help, especially Alan and Jeff for emailing me the diagrams. ( and Jeff for the conversation ). Once I had the diagrams it was easy to see that the B+ to the injectors come from the main relay, ( it also feeds the ECU B+ ). So wh...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power steering VIN: WBAGC8310K
Thanks very much everybody on this topic...I could not find anything on the lid to show exactly what we needed...The glove book showed ATF [Not likey] Mitchell showed something else similar but i cant remember what it was but it wasent right...We have decided ...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L converter lockup VIN: WBABN73443
Thanks for the replies. I am fairly sure that the gearbox must come out. The customer will not make his decision before this request must be closed, so I am closing it out. Thanks again, Steve
2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAHL83536
Thank you to all that replied. We learned a whole lot more about these vehicles. They are known for smoking issues out the tail pipe and internal engine problems. We did test the PCV system on this car and found no issues. We let the customer know that the eng...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L left rear sensor VIN: WBAVC735Y8
Sorry for the delay but it took a while to get this guy back in the shop. Due to the few responsies and the lack of clarity it is my guess this is a very grey subject. Turns out initially most people I spoke with said yes it needs to be programed. Then I remem...
1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKY1748N
Hey guys went round and round with my boss about what was needed. He wanted a crank sensor and I wanted plugs wires and cap/rotor. We received the wrong crank sensor so I was able to do wires, cap, rotor, plugs, and coil. It cranked right up and ran smooth. I ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA53C32
would like to thank all members for replies looks like best way is to remove engine cust decided on used engine getting ready to install
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L brakes? VIN: SALNM22262
well, I guess this one is a new one, certainly is for me, having ABS activation, only in reverse, WITHOUT touching the brake pedal.. gonna have to convince the shops owner, since its his usual take home vehicle, to break down and pay a landgrenade dealer to di...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Accessories VIN: SALAE24445
Sorry it took so long to close this issue, I had to wait for The Junction Box To Come,it was a special order part & coded to the vin,,,istall & program the new one, everything works within the spec. thanks to you guys too for the help
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD25436
Thanks all of you who came in my aid, as you know I replaced the throtle body and was trying to figure out more abou these codes before sending it to the dealer for throtle adaptation (because of the lack of info and rigth equipment) I did not make much progr... Trouble codes: P0121, P0102, P2105, U2023.
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L charge indicator VIN: SALAE25447
Thanks for the quick response. Many of you hit the nail on the head. The new OE land rover alternator turned out the charge light. measured voltage at 13.98v. good idea not to use aftermarket parts on late model Rovers.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G07
After running about every test convievable and compiling all the information we could, we decided to replace both cam gears/actuators for the passenger bank. The parts are now on order from MB and we are crossing our fingers that the job goes smoothly and the... Trouble codes: P0016, P0017.
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJF4317R
We were unable to duplicate the complaint. But we did find that the air filter was not sealing good and let some cedar needles into the MAF sensor. I pulled the screen and cleaned them out , has been fine so far. Trouble codes: 00537 (Oxygen Sensor Control Control limit not reached), 00785 (sec air Inj system open/short to ground).
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