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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD8321P
This BMW limped in two weeks ago with a stalling problem, then it just wouldn't start. We tested for fuel pressure, none tested voltage at fuel pump, none. Cranked car again and it started. We then started to chek the fuel pump and main relays, finding a bad m... Trouble codes: #6?
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L gas flap lock VIN: WBADN6349X
Ok bmw experts. We have a gas flap door that will not lock, we can unlock it, all the door locks are working properly. We replaced the gas flap actuator this made no difference the fuse was good. We then replaced the relay and still it would not lock. However ...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: SALHC1349P
Hello All, This Range Rover has a 4HP22 ZF auto trans that we sent out for rebuilding 11k miles ago.It has worked fine untill last week.The trans works fine except for the 2-3 upshift it feels as though it starts to upshift into 3rd gear and then for a second...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Hi. Guys. This vehicle will intermittently cut out at a stop,more often after a Freeway run. It will restart immediately. This happens 1 or 2 times weekly. The fuel pump relay & voltage protection relay have been replaced with new parts. The ignition control u...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Long crank HOT VIN: WDBEA30D9K
Well, I guess we all have one knock us around from time to time. This 300e has to be cranked for 8-10 seconds in order to start ONLY after a complete warm-up (over 80c) and then a heat-soak of 15 minutes or more. I have great spark checked at the plug wire whe...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Door locks VIN: WDBHA22E4S
The customer tells me that after he has changed the battery in this car that the master lock switch on the center of the dash doesn't work. And that now whenever you turn on the key it locks all the doors and when you remove the key it unlocks the doors. Apare...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBHA24G9X
Hi group. This compressor has 3 backlit lcd display in the cluster. The one of odometer and fss darkens out like a bulb is burnt. Please advice if there is a bulb to change or the cluster has to be changed. Please also advice the procedures to remove the clust...
1990 Other European Testarossa 5.0L Cyl. head VIN: ZFFSG17A3L
We have the shop manual for the car and have parts sources. What I am trying to find are couple of Ferrari special tools, the wrench for the head nuts, AV 1393 and the reamer for the cam bearings, US 4720. I can get a wrench made, but really need the reamer in...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L w/s sensors VIN: YS3DF55N9T
The ABS light comes on very intermittantly,maybe 1-2 times a month. Finally was able to retrieve 2 trouble codes. 1372 and 1377, both front wheel speed sensors. My question is prior to ordering sensors I can't return, are they typically the only problem with t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWMA63B8X
car towed in from another shop , stated that timing belt had broken ,another shop had installed a belt to see if it would run, it didnt . we removed head had repaired at machine shop reinstalled , and car will not start. Rechecked cam timing ,ok made sure that...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello everyone, We have this turbo beetle that keeps setting the P1557 code. I am wondering what is the best way to test this system? Mitchell does not give very good info. I am also wondering what is the best info source for these VW's? We have read some post... Trouble codes: P1557 (Boost pressure regulation limit exceeded)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Interior Lights and Alarm VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Hello all, Client dropped off car with complaint of inoperative alarm horn and interior lights staying on. Also rear hatch will not unlock with key. We verified complaint, rear latch will not unlock with key, will unlock with remote switch in D/F door. Inte...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L R134a conversion VIN: YV1AA884XL
Hello; The customer brought it in with A/C inop, system too low on refrigerant to run. Our tech checked for leaks, charged system with R134a at 80% of the original R12 volume, just as we did initially. Now the car won't cool below 60F, ambient temp is approx 7...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Unknown VIN: YV1LW5717S
Hi guys, I have this Volvo here, customer says when driving down the road all of a sudden vents will blow humid warm air when temp is 95 100* outside. I checked car out what happens is when its really hot outside the A/C compressor takes too long time to cy...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Central Locking VIN: WAUZZZ8DZY
Thanks to Alex,Brian,Greg,Joshua,Zhoumanaoand Michael for there replies, all were spot on with the code 1367 relating to a faulty vacuum control pump. We replaced the pump but then the remote locking would not work. We were able to transfer coding with our OB9...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Interior VIN: WAUBG34D5X
As most indicated, nothing to do with the sunroof or sunroof drains. Sure enough, clogged cowl drains; when we hit the right tubes under the car (and it did take some serious hunting to find them), GALLONS dumped. Even afer that 'clearing moment', there was st...
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start VIN: WBAFF8408E
I was really hoping to get some pictures of the old and new flywheels together. Unfortunately I had gotten sick and was out for a few days. Of course the part came in while I was out. Instead of actually swapping in a new flywheel, one of the guys welded the d...
2003 Other European TAXI 2.4L a/c system VIN: SCRCD16N73
thanks to all who took the time and effort to reply. unfortunatly the manufacturer took this vehicle back under the lemon law. there were other concerns that were electronic problems which the ford dealer was unable to solve. it seems that they were unable to ...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L belts VIN: WPOAA0941E
The majority of the replies that I got were this is a normal condition after belt replacment. Others said that the factory tensioning tool was needed, but the belts would still be noisy. One reply said to verify the correct tension on the belts and have the cu...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions, high injection pulse VIN: WP0JB0923J
The problem was in the ECU. We sent the ECU to Rich at Electronik Repair, Inc & he was able to repair it. [...]
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Turbo Charger VIN: WPOAC2997V
This Turbo was fixed, as many suggested, by replacing the Mahle filters with OE units. I understand the small (engine mounted filter, 03) was the culprit allowing oil to drain into the turbos over night. Frankly I am suprised that the Mahle filters caused the ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Replies have indicated dash speedo reads off LR wheel sensor: tested OK all the way up to the ABS controller connector; so that really fried our brains. Must be an open open circuit SOMEWHERE; just never found it. Car was shipped to SAAB specialist due to time... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L mil on no speedomete VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
Thanks to all who have replied to this help request. here is the fix. Once I realized that there is only one three wire sensor on trans and was able to ohm check wires, I found that the wire going into insturment cluster was good, and wire leading from insturm... Trouble codes: P0501.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L EPC lamp on VIN: 3VWBB21C71
After talking to several VW techs on the east and west coast, we've decided to send this one back to the local dealer(next town over) for possible warranty/goodwill. It should be covered by the 8/8o plan, but that's their call. I and the other techs I spoke to... Trouble codes: 17950 (P1542 angle sensor 1 for throttle acuator implausible signal), 16605 (P0221 angle sensor for throttle implausible signal).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
Car is corrected. Defective front O2 sensor that would fail at times. Seemed to work OK, then would stay at fixed voltage, finally happened in the workshop. We smoke tested (one of the slickest tools we have in inventory) and found no vaccum leaks. Sensor was ... Trouble codes: P1132 (Manufacturer Specific Code), P0137 (O2 Sensor circuit Low voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0141 (O2 Sensor circuit Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0134.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L alignment VIN: YV1VS255XY
Well the customer needed his car back so I realigned it again giving it a full degree of camber pulling right. That puts the camber in spec. but the cross camber was not. The vehicle drove great. Customer was happy to get the car back driving good so all is we...
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