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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L harsh shift VIN: 4USCJ3326W
customer drove vehical in an overheating condition until engine siezed up, installed used engine transfered original harness to used engine, upon start up, had cel w/ p0748 pressure solinoid "a" fault unable to find a cause from installation, not alot of info ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L shift VIN: WDBHA23E4V
Vehicle arrived at shop in limp in mode with codes present for speed sensor failure P0720 and P0715 we replaced the conductor plate and fluid filter and gasket and checked the harness for fluid cleared ecu as needed and road tested vehicle still slams into gea...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L lights,horn,radio, VIN: WDBNG70JX2
Hello, i need some help with a 02 S500 nightmare. Car has multiple issues. The following do not work. Horn,turn signals,high beam head lights,radio,adjustable steering column,interior lights,wipers and washer pump.I'm suspecting the clock spring is bad. Car ha...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2986V
car has 2 hard codes ,, i cannot find the evap vent valve i can not find any info on location of the vent control valve , removed the right front fender liner there is no valve on the canister just a blank for one / also there is no pressure transducer visib... Trouble codes: P0447, P0453
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L head, tail, brake lights VIN: YS3FB49S13
Lighting quits at times. Signals, third brake, high beams and backing lights not affected. Display reads right high beam out when malfunction occurs; reads correctly when lights are working. Is there a bulb integrity sensor or module that might cause this?
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M92
I am having a problem trying to retrieve check engine codes on this car,as an ase certified master tech and a vw specialist with 28 years experience on these cars i got puzzled on this one... This car suffered an engine run away [wide open throttle with key of...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAL7AJ2A
dear fellow techs I have this vw diesel 2.0 cjaa engine with exhaust pressure sensor code PO472/01138 I am trying to identifie sensor . I believe it is what vw call a control line differitial pressure sensor above the cat near top of motor .Just trying to loca... Trouble codes: P0471

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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L throttle body VIN: WAUZZZ4BZY
All codes would return straight away after clearing,now car has been running good for over 1 week.Thanks all,we were going to send away throttle body for inspection before listing here.Opened up throttle and cleaned contacts. Refitted and all throttle codes ar...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L gauge VIN: WBAAA130XK
Found that that the two lithium batteries within the back of the cluster were dead and made arrangements to send the cluster to a rebuilder for full rebuild
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63473
Thank you to all that responded. Most of the replies suggested swapping the connectors. This car went home for the labor day weekend, and has not come back. Will update this post when we get it back. Thanks to all and good luck. Trouble codes: 27B6, 27BE, 27BF, 27C0.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L idle fluctuation VIN: WDBFA66EXN
I haven't been able to get back to this car yet as it is my own. Suggestions were mostly to check throttle switch function. Can't remember if I did this. I will repost with a solution as soon as the problem is solved. Thanks to all who responded.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Convertable Top VIN: WDBKK49F41
Wow what a bugger. First of all thanks to all those who responded, I needed some direction and I found the problem thanks to you guys. This was truly a weird one so naturally I got out my wiring diagrams and eliminated everything drawing power. Then I hooked...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Thanks for everyones help. I found terminal 15 relay bad. replaced and all is good.This is relay for ignition switch.
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