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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L speedometer VIN: WBAGH8344Y
This 740il has no speedometer and ABS lights on. I have a Snap ON Solus scanner. I cannot comunicate with the ABS unit. I can communicate with every module on the car except the ABS module. I have a connector view and complete wiring diagram, all powers and gr...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Lower Timing Cover VIN: WBAFB335X1
Having trouble removing lower timing cover. Can't find definite answer whether there are bolts inside the oil pan or not. Do the axles and upper sump need to come out or is this thing just stuck on the dowels. There are six bolts that come in from the bottom t...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L all cluster gauges VIN: WBAAV33421
This car has no current to the cluster gauges or lights in side cluster... I check all the fuses in the glove compartment they are all good...there seems to be some fuseable links in the back of the fuse box and they are all good too. Only the ABS light comes...
2008 BMW 528i 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WBANU53568
hello BMW techs! HELP I had this towed in for over heating found coolant expansion tank cracked and leaking replaced tank and cap then pressure tested system (no leaks ) data shows electric water pump is turning at 250 rpm and coolant is flowing to expansion t...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard start VIN: WDBFA66E5M
Thanks in advance for the help. We have this pristine, low mileage, 500SL in for a intermittent hard start/misfire at idle. It will ONLY misfire for about 5 seconds after starting. This is at times accompanied by an extended crank (about 5-10 seconds). When it...
2006 Smart Fortwo Pulse .8L hard start VIN: WMEAJ00F66
the problem with this car is that the glow plugs wont light up if the engines cold. so in the morning it runs bad and smokes white fuel vapour. i found that the glow plugs will light up if i unplug the coolant temp sensor. something very unexplainable to me is...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSG69M81
Hopefully someone has seen this before. The customer states that while driving the car it will die, dash lights come on and it will restart without having to stop the car. The reason she notices is it she feels a lack of power. It has done it to her about 6 ti... Trouble codes: 16825 (Evap), 16795 (Sec Air), 16525 (O2 sensor)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: WVWVE63B24
Vehicle came to shop with low power...found MAF code P0101 and low boost code P0299...technician determined MAF sensor was faulty and that there was turbo boost...the values for the Expected MAF and the actual were totally different. Voltage readings at MAF ar... Trouble codes: P0101 (p0299-), P0299
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L loud noise VIN: WVGBC67L54
Hello iatn I need to ask for your advice on this vw touareg 44 it makes a loud squealing sound like metal rubbing on metal that comes from the fly wheel area only after its been driven for about 15-20 minutes, if I let it run in the shop it wont make the soun...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L airbag cut-ff switch VIN: 3VWJZ7AJ2A
Hello everyone, We have this 2010 Jetta which came to us from a body shop. We have replaced the complete pods kit for the passenger seat, inc. the small gray module under the seat, the harness for the seat and the occupancy pressure pad in the seat. It all ca...

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WA1YD64B42
Thank you for all the replies. At this point the customer is deciding what he wants to do with the car since he just bought it he is not sure he wants to put the money that a coil over conversion will cost into the car. So he is deciding to either invest in fu...
2005 Audi A4 3.0L Convertible Top VIN: WAUDT48H75
Thanks For all the great help on this one. it turned out to be the motor.I could not even get it to run my the bump test. Pulled unit off and bench tested and motor was bad. new motor Did the trick.The test pages i received from Mervym [...] was a BIG HELP ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7322V
Randy from Texas hit the nail right on the head. At 6000 rpm I have 100% calculated load. The cat also lit up at 6000 rpm and works for now. I once again told the customer that the only real fix is an oem cat. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSK69M53
Thanks everybody for all the help, some of you said to check grounds and we did that, specially the ones near the PCM, we clean them, then took car for test drive all remaing monitor got set, LFT read 1.6%, come back check emmisions and it look very clean so w... Trouble codes: P1176 (02 Correction Behind Catalys), P1364 (Cyl. 4 Ignition Circuit Open).
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Timing marks VIN: YV4SZ592X6
Thanks to the three respondents to this. This was a first time customer recommended by a long time regular. He had been away and the car started running rough - went to a Volvo dealer out on the road and they told him #3 cylinder had low/no compression (he was...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L instrument cluster message VIN: YV4CY592X6
The fix was a new CEM I had already check fuses correct bulbs on both sides swap know good headlamps assemblies. Wiring ok Thanx for all the help
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