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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant VIN: WBADM6348Y
Hello, This BMW came in yesterday with thick milky coolant that had exploded from the overflow, all over the engine compartment. It looked like your typical blown head gasket or bad transmission cooler. The problem is that the engine oil looks normal, is not ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0S
hello mbz guys this one is driving me nuts. oh well whats new with a c-heap280.. Ive done at least 10 of these cylinder head reseals. and still always have at least one problem when it's done, usually we sell them an engine harness with the job, but this one i... Trouble codes: P0327
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L convertible top VIN: WPOAC2983W
No repair history for this car. Customer reports that convertible top is intermittently inoperative. Of course, we have not been able to duplicate problem. She says it works fine when working and apparently no power to the motors when not functioning. I assume...
1989 Saab 9000 CD 2.0L Hard pedal VIN: YS3CL48L7K
Vehicle came in with a complaint of vehicle not being able to stop. Road tested and inspected vehicle. The brake pedal is very hard, the rear brakes do not work, no hydraulic pressure to the rears. The ABS light comes on when started and goes out as if nothing...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Lighting VIN: YV1F58815N
Bulb integrity indicator comes on when all bulbs are working. The indicator is usually triggered when using the brakes. I have cleaned the sockets, replaced the bulbs and replaced the sensor. Any other suggestions to get the bulb integrity indicator to work pr...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L check arrow VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
check lamp lights irregularly had car a week to test .shifts clean and strong ,read that dirty fluid was culprit and this did have dirty fluid we changed it no less than 4 times and used synthetic . read about a valve body change for crude under a selenoid .i ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L engine compression VIN: WBABF3322R
Thanks to all for all of the information you provided... Seems the customer told us a story as to the circumstances involved in the 'shut the car off and now it wont start'..It has come to light that his son was DRIVING the car when it shut off..seems he shift...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L abs VIN: WDBCA24E9M
hi guys thanks for yours responce.problems was asr potentiometer and asr relay.
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CL68M4P
Thanks to the 6 people who took time to reply to this one. I waited to post a fix until we knew for sure. On the burn off question, the majority said it eminated from the APC CU, not the cassette. Two said this year may not have the burn off function. I will m...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER
gentalman, this one is a fix!!!,, i sent the car out and had it timed, still ran very rough and bad, the place that check it out for me said it needed a MAF and the MAF had to be programmed to the PCM???, i've never heard of that before but I'm not the VW expe...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L coolant fan VIN: YV1LW5649W
Thanks to all who replyed. The bad news is the cust. took the car to the dealer before i got a chance to try out the tests everybody told me. The cust told me that the dealer found a bad IAC sensor? Ihad no idea that this could cause a fan to keep running. If ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D81
The vehicle is finally fixed. There is a lot of incorrect information available: some directly from Volvo. For lack of a consensus on what was possible I just plowed ahead. We ordered a used ECU from the salvage yard which was supposed to be the exact part num... Trouble codes: ECM98.
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