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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L abs VIN: WBABM5343Y
Customer brought this BMW in because the ABS light and Red brake light is on. His complaint was that when braking and almost to a stop he would feel the abs in front engage. I have a Genisys scan tool that list's this ABS system but I can't communicate with th...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11453
Hello Everyone, This Range Rover came in with the temp gauge pegging and the transmission not shifting. Pulling codes showed can bus communication faults in all the modules on the high speed can bus which includes the engine, abs, air ride,transfer case,steer... Trouble codes: P0000, P0000, P0000
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E5R
this vehicle was brought to us by the customer from another repair facility. I was told that new control modules had been "test fitted" and verified that they were not the cause of the customers complaint. I can see and confirm the new wiring harness and o2 se... Trouble codes: 17 (oxygen sensor G3/2 signal shorted to ground)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L dash lights VIN: WDBNG70J9Y
I am working on a 2000 s430 Mercedes, the dash lights will not come on, I have been on line and this seems to be a common problem, I have replaced the entire cluster with two different used ones, still nothing, I was asked if these units have been flashed? has...
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 3.5L No Start VIN: WDCGG8HB0C
After the car was wrecked, it would not crank. The dealer says that it may have blown a fusible link from the deployment. They could not tell me where these links are. Has anyone run into this yet?
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L air distribution drum VIN: YS3DD55H01
This rather nice old Saab has the dreaded manual climate control air distribution drum problem. I am familiar with this problem but don't know where to get the TSB about the "fix" involving lubing the drum. Can anyone out there help me??? TIA
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2MH4704Y
Attention European Specialist: I replaced pads and rotors on front and rear of van. the pads we purchased had new wear sensors. Finished job test drove van all lights were out on instrument cluster. the weekend went by and monday afternoon customer came back ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L comressor VIN: 3VWED21C21
Looking for some help on this one. No voltage at ac compressor. AC switch lights up when pressed. Measured voltages at fan control module: T14/8 - battery voltage when ac button pressed. T13/3 12.1v PCM reference voltage (tried throttle alignment, no change) T...

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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Floods when cold VIN: SAJAV1341F
I installed a 100uf 35 volt electrolytic capacitor on the wires to terminals 6 & 8 of the air flow sensor with the negative lead to the front most terminal. This stopped the running rich when cold problem. Ted was the first with this idea and Steve supplied th...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA79C65
Well,general concensus is to change the VVT's only. Received a good reply stating engine oil viscosity is important on these engines(5w30 recommended).We did that already. We will replace vvt's,chains,guides and tensioners as per owner's request.My main co...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L information center diplays message for low coolant VIN: WDBNG75J26
Finally got this car back,checked wires from sending units to sam module,all was good.rechecked our new oem sensors and the coolant level sensor was open.Got another new one from Mercedes and problem solved.Thanks for explanations on how the circuit worked. i ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L No Start VIN: 4JGBB86E37
Thank you to all those who replied, sorry it took a while to reply but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. The most common recomendation was to replace the crank sensor. I had a signal from the sensor but it was not a good signal. So I followed thru with th...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33536
well the customer is not returning with the car so the only thing I can do is post part #[...] for relay and it is located in driver's kick panel.thanks for the replies.
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire, start and die VIN: WMWMF73537
Chris and Dan got it right. DTC 2880 finally showed up. It was low fuel pressure. The Mini dealer replaced the high pressure fuel pump under warrenty. Thanks to all for your excellent responses. Trouble codes: 2782 (multiple misfires), 277A, 277E, 2776 (combustion misfire cyl 3).
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF735X7
Sorry we took so long to reply. The first time we smoked test the intake the car was cold. We didnt find any leaks so we let the car run for a little while and as the car began to get hot then we smoked tested it again and we found a crack on the intake manifo... Trouble codes: P115C.
2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C58
I would like to first thank everyone who replied with their ideas and input. We decided that this issue had to be mechanical and decided to remove the cylinder head and take a good look at our valves. after the head was removed and we had it on the workbench w... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
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