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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L abs pump VIN: WBACB4315N
Car came in with abs light on. On test drive noticed when you get in car put your foot on brake pedal turn key to run position abs pump runs and brake pedal pulsates, start car abs light stays on seem to have normal braking with no abs function. Came back to s...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321T
Check engine light is on with a code P1519, undocumented code. No performance/running/starting problems. Checked with MOD, no help. Checked in my scan tool manuals, no help. Freeze data: Eng speed 796 rpm, fuel sys1 closed, fuel sys2 closed, STFTB1 -2.3%, LTF... Trouble codes: P1519 (undocumented code)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L tcm VIN: SAJEA51D42
I need to know if the TCM on this car will store trouble codes and if so how are they retrieved and cleared. thanks
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Rear Wiper VIN: SALJY1246S
I am trying to find the Rear Wiper Relay (Mitchell says it's behind the left kick panel) and the Multi-Function Relay (Mitchell says it's at the right rear of engine compartment) near the ECU (which I can't find either). Any idea where these items are located?...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L abs VIN: WDBCA24E9M
hi tech.car came in with abs and asr lights on.checed front abs sensor .found bad left sensor .i replace two front sensor,also replace over protection relay.still have abs and asr lights on.it is very intermittent.after a long drive every thing looks good.turn...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L asr VIN: WDBGA57E1N
the ASR light will kick on and the car goes to a limp home mode (throttle is about %40 max). we solved this problem a year ago replacing the throttle actuators. now the problem is back. checking the ASR computer, we get a code 30 CAN communication error from t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF0WA65
Tested the power and ground command to the glow plug relay. The relay is transistorized and is receiving both power and ground. The IFI (engine control module) supplies the power; the ground comes from W16/3 on the chasis (left wheel housing. ) All of the glow... Trouble codes: P1482
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER
Good day, I had this car towed in last week with a broken timing belt, as it is an interfeirence engine the worst happened. Have replaced cylinder head and belt, tensioner, etc. Have timed engine as info i found on a vw web site. ie. machined a pin to go thru ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVAA678VAA
This VW 4 Cylinder is driving us around the bend. It has an intermittent problem where the idle CO jumps to 8% for no apparent reason. All inputs seem to be ok. If we reset the basic setting the problems disappears for a few days , but always returns. There ar...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5557T
hello to all,i have this volvo,came in for a check engine light,with the listed codes,we replaced both 02 sensors.rechecked o2 operation(SAME AS WITH ORIGINAL 02 SENSORS)looking at the live data,both o2 sensor voltages are negative voltage-the frt o2 voltage w... Trouble codes: 443 (twc overall effiency), 435 (frt o2 slowresponce)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L lower flap control VIN: SAJNA3842J
Thanks for the suggestions guys. The problem turned out that the new potentiometer was defective. I had 2 more xjs's come in later and was able to compare readings- everything was fine except the potentiometer and motor, due to the swinging. I compared the par...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L click noise VIN: SAJKY1746M
Hey guys thanks for responding on my post. All the tech mail I received was excellent, most of you guys said that it was a brake fluid accumulator (Sphere) loosing pressure, and hey you guys were right on the money. Especially Malcolm who explained us how to t...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Electronic VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
We are still investigating this fault. We also now get P0734 and P0735 codes - Incorrect gear ratios. At this stage we are suspecting either a valve body or broken band. Customer still wants to try and fix it short of replacement with a rebuilt unit.
2001 Other European TRAXTER 497.7CID Hesitation VIN: 2BVACGAC91
HELLO: I still have a hesitation problem but does seam maybe to be getting better, have ran approx. 2 tanks of fuel through and have noticed when down shifting and excellerating sometimes misses also when running hard and off throttle slowing will sometimes ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Hard Cold Start VIN: WVWGG83A8T
OK...First, thanks to all who replied...Special thanks to David [...]. It was an injection timing problem. But, no matter where I moved the pump physically, it didn't change the timing. Nor did running the engine. Two different...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCC21V4Y
Cleared codes and sent the car away until I could garner some info from the group. After most everyone suggested replacing the mass meter I had the customer bring the car back. I pulled codes and found only the lean mixture codes present. Cleared them. Install... Trouble codes: 16146 (PO102 MAF Circuit G40), 16555 (PO171 Fuel trim Bank 1 too lean), 16725 (P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor circuit G40), 17536 (P1128 LTFT multi Bank 1 too lean).
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
Thanks to all for the cogent replies. We replaced 6 seals in the oilpan. The pickup tube seal was cracked. The 'balance' tube in the bottom of the pan has a seal at each end. One of these had disintergrated into pieces-the other end seal was multiple cracked. ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1VS295X1
New turbo: no smoke. Its fixed! Thanks to those that submitted replies. The oil level had been monitored during all our tests. Before we completely removed the turbo we used our smoke machine to confirm the flow from the oil feed through the turbo seals. The o...
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