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1983 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAFF740CD
hi bmw tech s i have one here that wontstart at times / cuts out and has been to way too many shade tree mech now that it is not [...] at all i am seeing 3 .0 ac volts at speed transmitter and .3 ac at ref transmitter what should i be seeing ? they both sh...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pads/rotors VIN: SAJHX1249T
Before I get started with this problem I just want to say that the help I get from this network means more to me than any other given opinion or suggestion. I have been blessed to have this one twisted customer come to me with his Jaguar on approximately Marc...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Door Locks VIN: SALPV1447W
I am now installing new latch/actuators on the front doors of this Range Rover for the third time in four months. When using the remote unit the rear doors and rear hatch seem to operate correctly even when the front door locks are dead. All connector plugs ar...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E1P
Would like to know procedure for making linkage adjustment on throttle actuator. Attempted to find this info through WIS, to no avail. I installed a rebuilt throttle actuator. Sometimes the car runs fine, sometimes stalls over 1300 rpm. Appreciate the input.
1982 Other European Mondial 8 3.0L Take up point VIN: ZFFHDO8C00
This Mondial 8 is an English spec car. In Australia this car has had 2 clutches fitted before the one I've just done. All this in only 71,000km. It came to me with a badly slipping clutch. I found the slave cylinder leaking and somewhat corroded and had it rec...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
Thanks in advance for your help. Customer came in with clutch pedal on floor. pulled transmisssion, replaced [again] pressure plate on t/o bearing, though both appeared good. Checked for clutchpushrod movement-it moves [...]. no signs of clutch abuse. Rein...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWAC21C7X
power windows work with the key on the on position but not with it running. Sets code in the central convienience computer and goes to failsafe,thus the windows wont work. Can clear codes and start car and it resets and windows stop working after about 10 seco...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1SZ58D41
This car surges under load uphill at a constant throtle. It felt as if it has normal power until you feel the turbo boost, then a surge of power building for several seconds then return to normal power. A vacuum-pressure gauge confirms this is the case, on a l...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD6318P
Well, I'm not going to get to the bottom of this probelm at this time. The owner has not decided what he wants to do. At this time, we put yet another O2 sensor in the car and gave it back to him. I want to thank everyone for offering help. Some of the informa... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor), 201 (oxygen sensor control).
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Wipers VIN: WBADD6326W
The responses to the help requeast were very helpfull and based on the logic of the circuit and the consensus of the responses we ordered the wiper motor. The customer returned for the repair last week. We replaced the wiper motor being very carefull to match ...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L starter VIN: SAJHY1746L
i replaced ignition switch problem is still the same ther is a white wire with orange trace that supplies power to ignition when key is turned to on position power drops out in this circuit and starter begins to crank and stater will continue to crank even aft...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L key tumbler VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Ok well I got 9 replies on this post and I just want to thank every one of you who took the time to email me.The information was very helpful since we usually do not work on european vehicles.Our shop has mitchell on demand but was disapointed on the lack of i...
1972 Other European Corniche 6.75L Brakes VIN: CRA12025RR
Thanks to everyone who sent help messages. Mainly they inspired confidence to get a realistic quote for repairs. We quoted front and rear brake hoses, rear caliper clean and reseal, rear brake pads and handbrake pads, rear rotors and rear wheel bearings and se...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWSL81H6V
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to respond to my request. The general consensus is that the failure of the reverse idler gear is due to abuse or at least poor driving habits by the customer. It may be agrivated by the fact that this part is very ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L timing belt VIN: 3VWDD21COY
Replacing the tensioner corrected the rattle noise. The old tensioner was easier than most to compress, I didn't need a vise, just a hard steady push down. Bill,Andreas,and Ned were right on! Thanks guys! Do not use the roller part number 06B-109-244 $46 lis...
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