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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSCM9337X
Hi group, We have this BMW Z-3 first time customer to our shop. The customer is complaining, car is burning oil. We checked Compression OK. We checked for external oil leak , non found. We removed all spark plugs and they all have carbon deposit. We would like...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Outside Air Temp VIN: WBAGG834XY
Hi Guy and Gals I am trying to locate the A/C "Outside Air Temperature Sensor" on this 2000 740i. Scantool data stream says -45 degrees celsius. The Dealer says it's on the left front corner of the vehicle. I have removed the bellypan and both plastic inner fe...
1985 Jaguar XJ12 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: SAJJDALW4C
This car had been sitting for last 8 months. Previous owner passed away.We got it out of a warehouse to get it running for the heir.After dumping old fuel,installing new battery and all tuning items she fired up.Our problem is a high idle. We smoked engine for...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1743S
hello techs i have this jag here with no spark from #5 & #6 cylinders.check power at coil good check injector pulse good,check wiring from coils to ecm good.swap coils still no spark at these cylinders.car was sitting for a couple months ran fine when stored.a...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2740T
Customer angry at dealer. Sent customer to dealer for EGR code and transmission limp home codes P0727 & P1775, those codes ARE NOT present at this time. Dealer performed open recalls and did a "tuneup" according to dealer invoice. MIL Light on now. The PO121 r... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position sensor/switch range perf problem), P0400
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Reverse VIN: WDBFA61E1M
Hi Guys The owner of this car has been having trouble with the reverse engagement on it since he purchased it four years ago. The problem started as no reverse engagement every twenty or so times. When this occured he would put the car in park, shut it off, a...
2001 Renault Laguna 1870CC car looses power VIN: VF1BGOG062
Hi All, I am having problems with my code reader with this model of car I can get into the cars E,C,M, but the amount of data, & information that I get is very Spartan, I get the codes that the ECM is listing but cannot make movies or programe the Scanner to w...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 0YS3CK65B2
Vehicle originally came in with a blown clutch disc. Replace clutch assembly and had flywheel machined. Left original slave cylinder in at that time. One day later the clutch pedal would not return and slave cylinder could be seen not working while operating t...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out
Hi VW-Techs & follows ! Car was towed in with no start condition. check & found fuel pump was not running and no spark. try to communicate with AST scanner & VW+Audi software no communation all the time even touched terminals together still no data available. ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start
Build date: 3/96 First, I am sorry for the lack of info. I am posting this for a good friend with a bad DSL line. The problem he is having is the vehicle came in with no spark. It does have injector pulse. There is no trigger to the coil. He has check all i...
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L fuel system VIN: WV1EG0705T
This vehicle came in with hard start, rough idle and black exhaust on heavy acceration. We have checked the glow plugs and had the injectors sent out to be checked and cleaned. We did a compression test but I was unable to find and specs for this vehicle in mi...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L transaxle VIN: WVWGG83A7V
hey guy's i'm having a problem with this passat. i have a intermitant noise coming from trans. engine is running at idle clutch is out, sounds like gears are bouncing back and forth on each other. if you push the clutch in it goes away and if clutch let back o...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M1X
Hello fellow warriors, Need a little assistance on this VW. Mitchell does not show any troubleshooting info on code 342. In fact, it does not even tell where to locate the camshaft sensor. The scary thing is it may not even have a problem with that area if it... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low input)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
got this car from an auction, can not communicate with the ecm, k wire will not switch to b+ , tried removing the radio(it is a factory radio), tried disconnecting all other controls units= abs,comfort contol, insrumewnt cluster, and even the ecm itself and st...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Check engine light on. Trouble codes: P0411

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Oil cooler VIN: WAUBG34D7W
A lot of great replies; Sounds like these are prone for leaking. We found the coolant pipe (077-117-411-A) was cracked from heat and age. We replaced this as well as resealed the oil cooler and leak is repaired. Time consuming job. Took my tech 10 hours includ...
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Cylinder Liners VIN: UE1S244160
Thanks for the eighteen replies! The sealer of choice from the majority who replied was Hylomar, followed by Wurth DP300 and Curil. We used Hylomar (available from the dealer or Worldpac). I was also sternly admonished by Ken [...] for not using the liner ho...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Runs very rich VIN: WDBCA37D7F
Thanks for all the help. All of the suggestions were helpful. Thanks especially to David Poole for taking time to call. I have not gotten the car running quite right yet, but I'll let yall know the fix when I do.
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AB0944H
Well the Porsche is fixed.We had 4 replies telling about a shield for reference sensor. We saw this bulletin early on. It didn't apply to this vehicle. There was a lot of noise in this refernce circuit only during cranking. When running it was fine. Crank sens...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valve cover gaskets VIN: YS3DF58V6T
Thanks to all who responded. I was thinking we had a valvew cover problem, but never want to jump in with out checking with someone who works on them. The customer was advised to replace valve covers and while in there replace breather hoses under intake. Than...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake light switch VIN: 03VWSP69M4
Special thanks to Howard from Pennslyvania, and Efi from Israel. I was not completely following the correct procedure. After readings Howards link,I realized I was doing the install procedure wrong. Thanks again, Jason [...]
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWSK69M14
The first question I asked was: 'Is it possible to aquire coding info for airbags on VW with their new system without having the car?' The answer is that while VW is in the process of going online as Audi has been, this is only a problem for immobilizer code...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1AA8848L
This fix was done by trial and error method. Because all components tested within specs, we were unable to diagnose the problem. We had to substitute known good parts. After replacing the MAF, We believe this problem is finally solved, although because the wea...
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