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1987 BMW L6 3.5L power window VIN: WBAEC8406H
I'm posting this for informational purposes only. How to manually move the power windows up or down on vehicles with power windows.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBGA43E7P
This car runs poor and will not clear its codes, has a new wiring harness in it from 2 years ago. with the multiple codes not clearing we checked down the harness anyway. The tests for these codes from MB are cryptic at best, I am hoping someone has better inf... Trouble codes: 2 (3 -), 3 (8 -), 8 (11 -), 11 (12 -), 12 (testing and results)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L actuator motor VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Left footwell flap actuator has a knocking noise. Is this due to a bad actuator motor or something broken in the air box? Thanks tech's
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Starter VIN: 4JGBB86E28
Greetings fellow technicians, the original complaint was that a rear doors ajar warning message would appear in the cluster as soon as the vehicle would move. After finding out that the issue started after the vehicle returned from auction, we decided to check...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Engine VIN: WMWMF73598
Cooper S came in with a loud rattle in the engine, can feel it on the top of the valve cover. Check engine light on with VANOS codes 287E and 287D- VANOS Inlet Actuator Movement. Removed valve cover, upper chain guide was broken. Replaced upper chain guide, lo...
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Radiator Fan VIN: WMWMM33549
Hello IATN members,thanks in advance. We have a Mini with a radiator cooling fan problem, the fan comes on at about 228f deg low speed it runs as long as the car is running the temp on scanner goes as low as 178f deg the air coming out of radiator gets cool an...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L Can not put fuel in VIN: WP0CB298XY
Hey fellow Porsche techs. This is a strange on. Car came in with a "hooting" noise from the air vent hole beside the gas cap. NOT the drain hole. Found and replaced both shut off valves mounted on the valve housing assembly. All this is behind the rf fender li...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ecm VIN: 3VWSF29M9Y
This vw is here for an obd emissions test and failed with no communication. No communication with scanner. Wiring to ecm checks out ok. Not sure where to go from here.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSE69MX4
Hi all,I have a 04 jetta(1.8 turbo)that's giving me fits.Car came in with rough and surging idle and codes for random misfire and #1 misfire.Replaced plugs(at least 3years old but didn't look too bad)and misfire codes haven't returned however still have rough ...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Alternator VIN: YV1LS5375W
After starting for a few minutes the lights will go dim then back to normal for 1 or 2 seconds - this repeats every 10 seconds. After a few minutes this stops. The lambda (check engine) light is on but no codes are found and attempting to erase codes makes no ...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Trans VIN: YV1RS61R22
This volvo was towed in a few months back with a bad engine customer drove it with no coolant till it quit.ok get a good used eng. And replace job went well motor runs great but won't move trans fluid looked like old motor oil. Customer then tells us trans did...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Power Steering VIN: YV1CZ91H83
car came in with stiff steering, not as bad as it would be with engine off but not a one finger wheel as you would expect. it has a speed sensitive feature. scanned with vadis in case there was indications of speed sensitive faults but none. spoke to my local ...

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L check engine VIN: SALMF11474
There were two problems with this vehicle we had bad cats which were covered by Range Rover for a 120k, and we also had to adjust variable valve timing.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Air Bag Srs Light VIN: WDBLJ70G22
I would like to thank all of the members for the help. I substituted a fixed resistor in place of the right front air bag sensor, for a test and was able to make the light go off, and no codes. When faced with the expense of the harness, and modules the car ow...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Conductor Plate VIN: WDBRF52H06
OOPS! Removed valve body for inspection. I had rolled the o-ring for the K1 piston shift solenoid. While I was there I checked the rest and I rolled the TCC solenoid o-ring also. Replaced both and vehicle shifts fine. Sorry to waste everyones time. Ron
1986 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AC45DXG
Ended up installing a good used air flow meter. The remanufactured units out there for these are junk. Performed the base idle relearn that William from MA provided and ran great. Thank you William and to all the others that replied.
2009 Smart Fortwo Brabus 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31X49
I'm closing with a summary, hate to close like this. Would like to say thank you to very one that replied, For the ones who said check fuel psi, I did and it was listed in tests preformed with spec. and it did hold. I also checked cts and was reading correct. ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0300, P0455, P0457.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L power windows and mirrors VIN: WVWVD23B5Y
Well the passatt from hell is fixed.Replaced drivers window motor.Amazing how easy it is when you get the right info from customer.I was chasing collision damage,turns out someone installed wrong motor somwhere in it's history.
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