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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L camshaft sensor VIN: WBACD71020
Hi, old BMW techs.This vehicle has very poor acceleration,when you kick the accelerator pedal fully there are explosions in intake manifold,like fuel suply is not enough or timing is bad. There is camshaft position sensor fault P0340 does this camshaft sensor ...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Srs VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all, This is probably simple for those in the know. Have SRS fault code 17 which Mitchell says is pass. seat belt latch. I can't find the code description in AllData. I know BMW's are famous for the belt buckles, but here is my concern: Our scanner usually ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634ZX
This vehicle came in with the complaint of "service engine light on, engine seems to be running ok". Pulled codes 125 and 144 from pcm. Codes were cleared and only fan code resetting so far. This code does not turn on the cel.The auxilliary fan is not working.... Trouble codes: 125 (Coolant fan ckt), 144 (P1747 can buss monitoring)
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Parking brake VIN: 5UXZV4C53B
This BMW has parking brake code 600E and 6011 which is both Internal Fault codes. Alldata has nothing for me and this is not under warrenty.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65H5X
This car has had this problem for at least a year now. The customer has just decided he wants it fixed, i think its getting worse. We have replaced the battery, starter, and k40. The problem is that when you go to start, the starter solenoid just clicks like i...
2006 Mercedes-Benz viano 3.2L MIL Lamp on
Hello all I have a mercedes viano people carrier with a V6 CDI diesel chassis no [...] engine code 642990 vehicle going into limb home mode revs limit 2000rpm engine check light on dash. fault code 2624-001 offset drift under loan air mass it has h...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29923
Hello fellow Porsche techs! Here is a tough one: CEL comes on every time after starting the engine. We took apart bank 1 head (driver side) and inspected everything 3 times. It is variocam plus engine like on 997. Camshaft adjustor working properly, both sole... Trouble codes: P0344 (Porsche fault 112 - Phase sensor 1 camshaft Hall-effect sensor 1)
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, no boost VIN: YS3DD5589Y
This car is very fast for a base model, good boost, lights 'em up on hard accel, goes up through the gears smoothly with full boost. When the pedal is released and you slow to cruise still feels ok but if you put the hammer down at cruise (55 mph) in 5th, ther...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mode door operation VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Car came with complaint for the left side temp uncontrolable. It needs the repair kit. Upon further inpection I found the mode door inop. Not sure how system works but any info much apprieciated. The recirculation door does work. I didn't see anything at the ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Glass VIN: YS3FD49Y83
There was no problem until an aftermarket windshield was installed. Afterwards, the wipers worked on slow speed when the intermittent position was switched on. There was a "Rain sensor malfunction" message displayed. The glass company had another shop replace ...
2006 Smart Fortwo .8L Stall VIN: WMEAK00F86
iATN please help! I have a 2006 Smart Car in today with a stall and no start condition. The problem is intermittent. The only information I have to post really is the DTC P0203-8 Cylinder Injector Load Drop. I retrieved the DTC using the Autel. I can access... Trouble codes: P2038
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Idle VIN: WVWRH63B42
Hi all , Thanks in advance,this car belongs to a friend . Came in running fine ,replace timing belt and components ,started car misfire on 1,3, & 4 when you come off idle it smooth out replaced spark plugs same thing 1,3,4 replace plug wires , no change ran co...

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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L cooling system VIN: WAUML44E65
This car is fixed, I had gotten alot of input for the following to be replaced , waterpump and thermostat, We did replace the two but the waterpump had a cast iron impeller which is driven by the timing belt , The belt was at factory tension, My reply for what...
1993 Bentley Brooklands 6.7L electric window VIN: SCBZE02D7P
Hi Everyone, thanks a lot for you help. A special thanks to Ted with detailed info how this system works. The charging system was OK @ 14.4 volts @ 1500 RPM. There is a double window lift relay right behind the radio speaker. I decided to open it and see how i...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA32E7R
well this was a really stupid error. all that was wrong with it was the ec button was stuck down and i didn't see it
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Power Steering Assist VIN: WDBJF65H1X
first i would like thank to everyone who replied with great suggestions and tips.some of members suggested that check the steering for binding.removed tie rod ends from knuckle and found no problem there.richard,adam,nigel and patrick suggested its got a fault...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Interior VIN: WVWMD63B0X
Thanks for the responses looks like at some point the passenger door module was replaced a few times after closer investigation found that it was a module for a newer passat and was ment to have bus lines at a different spot on the connector located the proper...
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