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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start VIN: WBAFF8408E
Hello all. I have a BMW 733i that does not have any spark or injector toggle. I went to the crank sensors next that were located at the bellhousing. One is an engine speed sensor that uses the flywheel teeth for signals and the other is a reference sensor that...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6322V
Hey there techs. I have this vehicle which had a bad VANOS unit (was not activating when powered up). We have replaced the unit according to BMW specs retrieved from ALLDATA. I have used this method before and it has worked. The car actually runs better than b...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDHA28E9VF
To all Techs. I need some advise on this vehicle, any informations will be truely thankfull for advise. Customer haven't have this problem before, vehicle drive in shop with engine light on, hood up Modis scanner find code P0170 (according AllData information ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Mulfunction)
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Alarm System VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Alarm goes off 2 to 3 times a hour, all fuses checks ok, battery condition good. no service bulletins. does not happen all the time. thanks, john
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L door locks VIN: WP0CA2981W
remote will not activate any doors, but will activate alarm driver's door can be locked with key only , nothing else will lock. interior lock switch will not work either. all inputs to control unit are good & control unit was replaced by dealer for body shop.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSL81H5T
Greetings fellow techs.This problem has been going on for more than a year.This car cranks over much too long in the mornings.The problem is not there every morning but it only happens after the vehicle sits for many hours.It has had a new coil installed and t... Trouble codes: 515 (hall effect-intermittent ground)
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L hydraulic pump VIN: 3VWDB61EXX
hello i have a volks convertable that is inop the pump motor is running but will not pump does anyone know anything that might be helpfull cannot find any daig info on hydraulics for this vehicle
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Throttle/limp mode VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
Greetings VDub techs. Last week, this Jetta came in with Check Engine and EPC lights on, and it had the listed code stored. We cleared it, checked measuring block 062, and could not get code to return. Several days later, it came back, once again clearedit , a... Trouble codes: 18047 (P1639 Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2 Implausible Signal)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L timing belt VIN: 3VWDD21COY
The car came in 2 weeks ago for an oil change and check rattle noise changed oil refered to dealer to check timing belt area rattle. Actually I told him tto take it directly to the dealer before something broke, $$$! Two days later he returned with same rattl...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21CC2
We are a new shop with very limited resources. Customer said the car drove fine even when the light came on. Code 16795 (sec air injection) was set. I could not find anything in alldata on this code. Called dealership and no help there. Several other shops sai... Trouble codes: 16795 (sec air injection)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
This repair went smothly as best can be described. we rechecked the vacume system for leaks and found a severe leak in the vent hose running underr the intake, but only when the car was fully warmed up we replaced this hose along with another new clamps and ro...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33461
We didn't get much response on this, but we were able to locate the problem. We switched the injectors around and found the misfire followed the injector. After replacing two of the injectors, we drove the car about 50 miles and the problem seems to solved. I ... Trouble codes: P0175.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L acceleration VIN: WDBCA24D5K
turns out we put a new oxygen sensor in this car and that fixed it.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L central locking VIN: WDBGA43E1P
We removed the vacuum pump under the rear seat and disassembled pump. We removed the motor and checked the motor and found brushes gone to the extent that it had wore a groove into the armature. I have a commercial customer that is an electric motor rebuilder ...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3AK36E9P
Thank you very much to all who responded! All the coolant temp sensor connectors were clean & properly seated, and this vehicle has a TPS sensor only. Cotta from Hawaii hit it right on the head- the TPS and idle control valve connectors are identical and were ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M0X
Thanks to everyone who replied. Most said to replace the air mass meter and that did in fact take care of the problem. Thanks again, Clint [...].
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Speed sensor G68 VIN: 3VWSE29M02
Thanks to all who responded, customer picks up car after i ask for help and both accorded check it when i would have tranny information, until now customer came and still i can not found G68 sensor, some responses said it's at top of transmission but it's not ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS554XW
Erased air pump code 445 again, ran sas diagnostic 3x with volvo oe scan tool- ok every time. I dont think this car is fixed- this is code 445, not the usual 442-446-448 that is indicative of a bad air pump/check valve/solenoid valve. thanks for all the replie... Trouble codes: 445 (air pump intermittent low po410).
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L air bag VIN: YV1NC53DO1
Thanks to 3 Volvo techs, the answer is that in a slow collision, if the driver's belt is on, only the pretensioner is needed and it will secure the driver. Above 15mph the air bag will deploy whether the belt is buckled or not. Thanks again to iATN, the answer...
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