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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Master cylinder VIN: WBAFB33571
Hello Group: Customer complaint: "Brake pedal sinks" When you apply the brake pedal lightly...Pedal sinks almost all the to the floor. When applied hard it holds. JUST LIKE A BAD MASTER CYLINDER!! We replace the master cylinder & we bleed the system, GT1 show...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCB20A5C
Hello all, I have a low mileage 300sd turbo diesel that will not run at idle,another tech installed a used injection pump and did not make any reference markings,nor did he time the pump.Is it possible to time this injection pump without the host of special to...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3DD78N1X
I replaced the head gasket and all went well. As soon as the car was started and running smoothly, it started having a sputter at idle. It will run smooth at idle and about every 5 seconds the RPM will surge down and bounce back up. The car drives just fine do... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC83A5T
Help Again! Second VW this week with problems i cant solve. Customer swears it stalls while he is driving and must pull to the side of the road and wait about two minutes before it will re-fire. I did find one bad vacuum line and replaced it but the MIL is on ... Trouble codes: P1125 (1 Fuel injector short to ground)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWMA63B1X
I closed this help request yesterday at lunchtime end of the day the customer picked up the car, she stopped at the door with car and said her window didnt work...turned car off and looked at fuses okay, car now no crank, pushed car in building and now cranks ...
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GA8740L
hi every one specialy to the volvo guys i have this volvo one of the mechanics change the engine due to severe over heat we never start the engine before the guy replace the engine [used] the car stars but the check engine was on due to coolant temp sensor mel... Trouble codes: 123 (coolant temp se4nsor)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L unknown VIN: YV1KS9617S
Hello Volvo people: This 964 has a soft pedal that defies fixing--so far. We bled system for air--no air. Tried new master cylinder (no help--reinstalled old one) We suspect ABS pump--has anyone seen this symptom associated with a bad abs pump? Thanks for any ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61N01
Hi All, Customer just bought this Volvo and now the MIL is on. W/P0171 (system too lean). We have checked it out for vacuum leaks with smoke and propan and none are apparent. We have cleaned the Air Mass Meter however the light returns fairly quickly. My ques... Trouble codes: P0171

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This was a typical auction car deal. It wasn't worth doing. Bottom line? I think the heater core has an issue. Maybe the barrrier between the high & low sides is breached?? We'll never know. Thanks for the replies. Thanks for responding. Ned [...]
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABF3312N
thank you very much for 22 reply most of you recommend check and replace water pump wp is good i replace fan clutch and thermostat car run okie now thx a gain for all the help best regard robert [...]
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L message center VIN: SAJDO01DXY
Hi Guys I have the fix for this car. The expansion tank was replaced by another shop. They just left the plug there and didn't flash the ECM to stop showing the low coolent message. The tank leaks into the sensor and jaguar decided not to fix the trouble, bu...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E7S
We replaced the tube from the EGR valve to the throttle body, it was about 50% plugged on the end that attaches to the throttle body. You need to remove in the intake manifold to get the tube out. We were able to clear the code with a scanner. The method to cl... Trouble codes: 5 (egr inoperative).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTD81H1X
The replies from clint from oh and larry from pa made me wonder. I had not ordered the parts for this car my boss had, even before the car arrived,in retrospect the plug wires were wrong, the parts ordered were for an afp motor not the aaa.If you look on world... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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