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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L overheating, no coolant flow
The car was towed to my shop, customer said that the car just got really hot and died. I checked the car and I could not find anything. I pressurize the cooling system looking for leaks, NO leaks checked the timming, it is 12 degrees like it should be. che...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBABJ6324R
In a brief act of blindness we allowed the DME on this car to touch the B+ terminal located immediately below chamber the DME lives in. Of course we fried the DME and had to get a replacement from BMW and had the dealer do the install. The system didn't want t...
1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hood VIN: SAJ4Y13W6C
Customer brought the car in and the drivers side hood release works but the passenger side does not. Upon inspection found that the cable going to the passenger side is broken near the latch. I am looking for a way to release the latch and get the hood open. T...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L ac comp VIN: WDBGA43E6S
To all valued techs,i have this merc that when you turn the ac on the compressor runs for about 2 seconds and shuts of ,i checked for codes and there was one 06 for controll block ,we erased it and rechecked and now no codes .ac charge is correct and on this m...
1989 Other European 228 2.8L all lights, signals, gauges VIN: ZAMAN1106K
This car has no exterior lights, no turn signals, no gauges, & no instrument lights. There is no feed at the D+ on the altenator. I am suspecting the ignition switch. If you have suggestions or help, please let me know. I need a wiring diagram on this car. I w...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0922J
Good day. I have this Porsche that has come to me on a recommendation from another Porsche owner who's 928 I have repaired vacuum leaks(manifold) on in the past. This new cusomer has told me that the car runs rich, and that the transmission is reluctant to sh...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L automotic opener VIN: YS3DD78NXX
Please can someone help me out with this: the driver side door lock most of the time does not work. it seems to change with different trys. Most times the lock and so the automatic locks don't work but sometimes it will work: lock and unlock. if it works only ...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L no electrical power to a/c clutch VIN: WVWCAO155H
a/c won't activate. pressure now in system, won't turn on. Mitchell shows pressure switch, can not find.. blower fan does not go on high, only.. jumped clutch system worked ok.. what fuse? relay or rsistor am I missing, please help..I mostly work on american a...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B5W
Vehicle was towed in with a crank no start symptom. Checked PCM for codes, code P1602, low voltage. Charged battery and this code was cleared. Also code 17746 bank 1 cam position sensor, G163 open circuit/short with power. Went through the diagnosis as per MO... Trouble codes: 17746 (bank 1 cam position sensor G163 open circuit short with power)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L intermediat shaft speed sensor VIN: 3VWSE69M72
I would be grateful for any help with the location of the (G265) Intermediate shaft speed sensor and wether or not this can be replaced without R&R of the transaxle assembly. I have already removed trans pan and can't see it. I think that I may need to remove...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L comprehensive ready VIN: YV1V52553Y

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABB1316M
Thanks to all those who replied. Got good advice and tips on testing procedures. Took car to dealer to check and clear fault codes. Dealer could not communicate with airbag control unit. dealer suspects bad control unit. Looking back, it is our opinion that pe...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L won't shift into 4th VIN: WBAHD6326S
Although we continued to look for less costly solutions, the repair made was to replace the trans. with a factory rebuilt unit. We received 3 replies. 2 said to replace the trans. and Jim [...] related a problem he had found behind the 4th gear accumulator r...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Door locks VIN: WDBHA22E4S
I received 3 replies to my help request but the customer never returned with the vehicle to apply the information that I received. Because of this I do not have a answer for how to repair my problem.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L auxilary fans VIN: WDBHA29G4W
Thanks for all the replies, most all mentioned the fan control module. When we inspected the module on the front bumper support, I found it to have been damage to a previous fender bender. Installed a new module and fans work perfectly and a./c is nice and col...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: WVWBB81E3T
The customer never brought car back in. What was recomended to do: provided there are no codes, is to test & visual inspect electrical part of ignition switch, they can fail when driving & car cuts off, for a second or so, could die and be hard start. Check po...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor operation VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
i am closing this request with the notation:vehicle not back into shop ,yet,to reset the ecm values required to alow ecm /compressor engagement.i am told the new vetronics/bosch european tool will help in reseting these values ,i have made 2 personal thank you...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor operation VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
i can not tell anyone how i did it but with one posting i opened two request,closed with sumary. will update when car back in reconection to ecm made and ecm values reset.ken
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
Thanks to all that replied to my request and sorry about not closing this earlier. It took awhile to get the proper equipment to repair this. I want to especially thank Mathew [...] who all suggested that the throttle body nee... Trouble codes: P1565 (Throttle not setting idle adaptaion beyond limit).
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1GA6946J
First off I'd like to thank everyone who replied and especially Al from Manitoba who discussed this system with me over the phone. Alot of replies suggested relays. Main Power, Fuel Pump Relay and the Noise suppression relay. I checked all of these relays and ...
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