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1985 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC7404F
Hey guys, I'm getting my butt kicked by three problem childs. I hope someone can help me. I have this BMW and it has an intermittent no start. It does have ignition spark, fuel pressure, and good AC voltage from the engine speed sensor and reference point pick...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L battery VIN: WBAEG22040
Hi all, This vehicle has a battery drain of 300 mA, it seems if fuse 43 located in the luggage compartment is removed the drain is no longer present. I have located a control unit under the LH side of the dash (1 of 3) which appears to be energising a relay in...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABN334X1
Need some help on this 2001 BMW 325i. It makes a strange whistling sound upon accel. Hope you BMW Guru's have seen (heard) and fixed this before!!!
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
This car is a euro model 500 sl very low miles. Does anyone know how to tell when this car goes into closed loop. It failed Nox because the o2 will not switch. the car runs perfectly. new wires motor vac heated o2 sensor and cat (which was clogged when car arr...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hyd lifters
I'm posting this for a customer who has the car at another shop. We normally do not work on European cars so we recommended another shop, so I feel a little resposible to help. Just after filling up at a gas station the car started running poor and stalling a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E6R
hi there Mercedes techs, We have a '94 C280 (prod. date 09/93) that has a specific problem. The car will surge at idle, seemingly worsening as it warms up, and eventually it will start stalling. If you drive the car, it will cut out on steady low cruise and s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65JX1
Howdy Folks! Got a bugger here, towed in gear shift would not come out of park, no start. The battery is good and hot. Pulled codes out with Assenmacher scanner. Code P2030 (no or incorrect message from gear shift selector module) P2037 (no or incorrect messag...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation
Car came in with distributor unbolted was setting code for being out of sync. Set it up @ TDC still had code. looked @ it with vantage was 0 Hz @ idle. Would buck going 40 in 4th when you floored it. Replace dist with used one. No code but at Cruise car has a ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L poor starting VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Found #2 glow plug bad, performed timing belt service, reset fault code, performed basic settings reset, vehicle still hard to start cold. If CTS is unplugged, starts great. After warm, starts fine. Glow plug relay (180) and power supply relay (109) are opera... Trouble codes: 16764 (P0380 glow plug circuit)
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Hey fellow techs, we've got a VW with an intermittant p0420 catalyst code. We have replaced both oxygen sensors with VW parts. The catalytic converter is 100 degrees hotter at the rear (so it's obviously working). We can force the vehicle to do a catalyst read... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst problem bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUEA88D4T
A big thank you to everyone who replied! Turned out that the left rear abs wheel sensor on this Audi was dirty and had been wiggled out of its hole ever so slightly when the customer replaced pads, allowing intermittent wheel speed readings. Cleaned it up, pus...
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WAUAA88G3V
thanks for the help. got 2 replies. ended up replaceing engine and transmission control units and recoding. car had signs of someone else chasing problems. all wiring tagged at transmission control unit. car running and shifting good now. thanks again!! Trouble codes: 18020 (electronic control module incorrect coding cyl. 1 permenant), 17090 (trans. range sensor circuit range performance cyl. 1 permenant), 18021 (mil call-up circuit open/short to batt.).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-3 Downshift VIN: WDBEA30D6M
Thanks to Jerry [...]'s reply, I was able to explain to the customer the symptom cannot be duplicated, and advised him to drive the vehicle until the complaint can be verified.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Flooding VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Hello all. Thanks to everyone that replied. The problem was the reman fuel distributor (Python). We recived a warranty replacement unit. After installation and re-adjusting the CO and air flap position , I let the vehicle set over night and this morning it sta...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L engine VIN: WDBHA33G3W
As I had stated in my request,I had already replaced the timing chain,oil pump chain,oil pump, tensioners and front crank shaft dampner.The valve covers,oil pan,and front timing cover had been removed for inspection.The motor in all c43 mercedes is a 113 motor...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door locks VIN: WPOCA2994T
Hi Group, Thanks for the five replies. Three suggested faulty door switches. We checked all inputs to the control unit and found good signal from all switches. Two replies suggested a faulty control unit. After verifying good power and ground to the unit, we...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L poor cold start VIN: WPOCA2988W
MAF replacement fixed the car. I was second guessing myself when the problem remained after the part installation. After disconnecting the battery (no appropreate scan tool for the job)and driving the car for approximately 30 minutes, I was able to reset the a...
1973 Triumph tr6 152CID Excessive Emissions VIN: CF6704U00W
Hey guys just want to say thank you very much. There are no factory marks from the factory for this timing chain. the procedure is as follows. Set valve clearence on # 6 to .040 then get exact tdc on cyl#1 and 6 with # 1 firing. #6 will now be 'on the rock' an...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 50YF536708
the tech mentioning the death grip is correct...so i loosen up the connection on the tie strap closest to the iat sensor...and rechecked the wiring from the iat sensor located on the air cooler outlet to the ecm...and it checked out fine...the resistance from ... Trouble codes: ECM0F.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Driver's window VIN: YV1TS90D31
the fix was to replace the driver's door module(DDM)the info in alldata basically told us the driver window motor was in the driver door, needed more info on how this system worked. This was found by buying a 72 hour right to view i-vadis, and using the inform...
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