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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG8343Y
how 2 remove fan clutch what way to turn to loosen
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANF73596
This car was towed in because it was overheating. We ended up putting in a water pump and thermostat in, also did a valve cover gasket because it was leaking pretty bad onto the exhaust causing the engine to smoke. after the repair the car had a low idle that ... Trouble codes: 2D06
2003 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C93
Veh originally came in 1/16/13 with fault code p0171-too lean b1. Smoke tested intake sys for vacuum leaks, found all crankcase ventilation lines were leaking a small amount at connections as well as resonance tube on intake tube was cracking away from intake ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank 1), P0174 (Too lean bank 2)
2009 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.2L readiness moniters VIN: SAJWA79B49
Icant get the o2 moniter or the evap moniter to run.The o2 heater ran as did the cat, egr, secondary air , and the heated cat.Fuel trims are LTFT B1 -6 BANK 2 -3 STFT +3 B1 =1 BANK2. Coolant is 195 degrees. I hear the evap can take forever but is there a trick...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering angle sensor VIN: SALME11443
Vehicle arrived with ABS and brake warning lights on. Also Air Suspension Inactive and HDC warnings on. I retrieved fault for steering angle sensor and Can bus fault from ABS, and Can bus fault for Air Suspension. Replaced steering angle sensor and calibrated ...
2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Water Pump VIN: ZAMCE39A65
Hey fellow techs, this Maserati was towed in for an overheat condition, as well as massive engine noise. Started vehicle up and found oil pressure warning light is on dash. Oil level is full. From the limited info I have found, I believe the water pump and oil...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L trunk release and door locks VIN: WDBNG76J93
door locks and trunk release are not operating.when key phobe lock or unlock button is pressed the lights blink showing it to be locking and unlocking of doors or trunk but not actuator movement on doors nor trunk
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Ignition switch VIN: YS3FD79Y74
Good afternoon Saab techs everywhere,This happens to be my wifes car.I brought it in for an alignment and the battery went low,so we recharged the battery,Now when I insert the eletronic key into the switch it does not turn,on the information display it reads ...
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.7L Stall VIN: WVWCA0159E
This vehicle came in with a high idle problem and stalling while going down the road. We replaced the spark plugs and distributor cap and rotor as the plugs were badly worn and the distributor cap was corroded. Then set the timing and adjusted the idle and the...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWVD63B13
Engine just started exhibiting a misfire at idle issue. No external vacuum leaks were found. Moving the coils around did not change any codes. Could hear what sounded like a vacuum leak coming from the pressure diverter valve. Removed it and found that the ins... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D91
I have my fathers vehicle that I need some help with. Vehicle would run but was in limp mode. I found #7 fuse in the battery junction box blown. I replace the fuse and it blew again. I unplugged the throttle body and replaced the fuse. Fuse did not blow. I cal... Trouble codes: P1021 (throttle unit faulty signal), P1025 (ECM internal fault faulty signal)
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59265
Help 1 Came in for a smog. Failed it for a broken pcv vent tube. It runs from the oil separator to the valve cover. Replaced and passed smog. all monitors were run. 2 Returns 3 weeks later with a p0101 Maf. Smoke test complete intake system up to the maf. no... Trouble codes: P0101, P2177, 121B, 212C, 21EC
2008 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2L key fob
Hi Volvo techs..I have a S80 with push button start and the key fob is stuck in the dash if you try to remove it you can hear the release motor work but fob will not move..called local Volvo dealer and they said that the fob may have been inserted upside down ...

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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABN534X3
THANKS FOR ALL HELPFULL INFO THAT I Received.I c/k all pwr & gnd to the TCM the all within spec,I have even close in on the pins @ the Trans harness just To make shore I had a thight connection still no progress .IM diffidently thinking the vehicle has a h...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L engine VIN: WBANB33514
Thanks to all that replied. As many suggested we replaced the oil pressure switch. So far the warning light has not returned. Thanks, and good luck to all.
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Speedometer VIN: SALHC1349P
Thanks Cedric and Jim, your info was most helpful and right on. I was getting a square pattern at the yellow and pink wire to the speedo head, but it was only switching to 3 volts. The speed buffer, behind left kick panel, white relay looking unit, was at fau...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E0V
I checked out the two catylitic converters both flow fine. I wound up putting a new (used) electronic actuator (TPS). Still have not fixed problem.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA29MXX
IATN needs a longer help request time limit for back-burner diagnostic nightmares like this one. I feel like I'm almost there with this one but not ready to post a fix yet. I appreciate all the responses and most were still suggesting the comfort module. I pul...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD31C45
This car defies all logic! Yes, according to VW Factory Manual, all other sources, (with the help of Identifix, thanks again Adam) it should work as described-but it doesn't. This engine was only used a few years and then never made again and we believe it h... Trouble codes: 16516 (B1 S1 Signal hi), 16414 (B1 S1 Heater circuit open).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L gears VIN: 3VWNJ71K66
custemer replaced vehicle speed sensor the problem steel there.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPG71K77
Unfortunately we had to give the car back to the customer. He will bring it to the dealer. Because we could not duplicate the problem at the shop, it's difficult to find an intermittent problem. I did visually look at the entire wiring harness all the way back... Trouble codes: P1643, P0203, P0300, P0303, P0301.
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS29502
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