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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Stall, OIL CONSUMPTION VIN: WBAHD6322S
our 525i is having a problem with oil consumption and stalling. the throttle body has too much oil in it and so does the intake boot and filter housing, we can see blow by pressure when removing the valve cover cap. spark plugs look clean, compression 80 psi i...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L srs VIN: WBABJ6326S
Car driven in to us to reset SRS light, unable to access control unit. Two scanners unable to access any of the control units, both scanners are good. I've checked power and ground at the data link connector, everything checks ok. All wiring for ignition switc...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBAAV33441
hello bmw techs i have a 2001 bmw 325i whose blower motor will intermint stop working then start working again there is no certrin amount of time untill it happens sometimes its 1 minute sometimes its 5 min i cant find the resistor on this car. it has a new bl...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L reminder light VIN: WBAAV33401
Hey Gang, Just picking your brains for some info on whom to contact for a maintenance reminder reset tool for this 01' Beemer. Better yet, if you the info how to reset this without any special equiptment. Thanx in advance - Bernie
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Engine fail safe VIN: SAJAX1040X
The owner of this vehicle does not drive the car very often but states that the problem started occuring intermittently and has become more frequent. I have gotten problem to occur evry time I have driven it. After about 4-5 city blocks of driving, the message...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L reverse and drive VIN: WDBEA30D8C
We have a 1986 mercedes 300e that came in with a 4th gear not engauging at times. We discoverd that 3rd / 4th shift valve the broke inside valve body and replace with new valve and a soft re-build on transmission. Transmission works slick except it came back w...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L shift VIN: WDBDA28D6M
customer driving vehicle and all of a sudden vehicle rpms went up; vehicle now only has 2nd and reverse; is this a sensor type problem; or could vehicle need new transmission?
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L steering pump VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this car has a tandom power steering pump. when you start the car ths fluid level drops, empties the reservoir. cut car off and fluid level starts to rise. has no power steering at all. the fluid in hydr. reservoir for the asd system appears to have atf in it....
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Monitors won't run VIN: WDBCAA76E7
1996 MERCEDES S-600 won't run any readiness monitors. Hello fellow techs, I took in this job because I have a good reputation for getting cars to run monitors and pass OBD2, but this one is eating a lot of my time. The first thing I checked was engine temp...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JG1631541
I check the imobilizer control module to activitie module connections and all be good now i dont understand what means EIS Electronic Ingnition Switch, can be the problem in the ignition switch what i must do? please help me¡ Best Regards att. Hernan Trouble codes: P1603 (can of eis)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3DD58N6X
This vehicle was towed in as a crank no start condition. I replaced the fuel pump assembly with an oem fuel pump assembly. Prior to replacement the fuel guauge and the distance to empty monitor was working correctly. After the fuel pump replacement the fuel ga...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA21G4N
Hello all. This rascal is really giving me fits. Car came in cutting out at cruise & intermittant stall at stops. Was not able to get it to stall but cleaned throttle anyway. When it cuts out you can watch the tach drop abruptly. Have square waved the hall eff...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, LONG CRANK HOT VIN: WVWEE83A6S
hi looking for some helpful hints, the problem the car has is after a hot start up car cranks long time before restarting, i have not duplicated that problem but these codes are stored 00758 00513 any help would be very helpful Trouble codes: 00758 (secondary air system), 00513 (engine speed sensor-g28)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M42
Car came in for a no start condition, we determined it to have a bad ignition switch. Replaced electrical part and car started and ran fine. Customer called the next day to say that the radio doesn't turn off when the key is removed as it should. We got the ca...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Check engine light comes on after start every time. Code P0671 found on generic scan mode, snap on mt2500. All glow plugs start out drawing 18 amps and decrease to 9 amps after being on for about 20 secs. All glow plugs draw the same amount of current. Conecti... Trouble codes: P0671

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Clutch VIN: 4USCH7326V
Thanks for all four replies. After removal of the dual mass flywheel, I was able to rotate it more than half way, also felt rough turning it. Sp we oped to replace it, car has been gone since friday evening and all is well. Thanks for thoughts.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cooling System VIN: WDBEA30D3H
My overheating problem is gone. It was the viscous clutch. MP
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airride VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB friends, Finally the S430 is fixed. The fix was the Right Rear Body Acceleration Sensor B24/6. The part # on the original part was [...]. The sensor is located underneath the rear shelf (AR68.30-P45...
2002 Opel Zafira 1.8L No Start VIN: W0LTG92382
Ok, this job could not be done, because i had not the right info and the right scan tool too, car was sent to dealer, i could not determine the fail origin, thanks so much to all that tooked the time to help me, specially to Neville from Australia that was ver...
1988 Saab 900 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: YS3AK36D6J
The owner dropped by today with his 1991 SAAB for a fuel smell. Finally, something that was fixable!!! Asked him about the *problem* 1988 model; it's been running just fine except for lower than normal fuel economy, which he will live with for now. Since time ...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 0YS3CK65B2
After installing the correct hose part#4903670, the slave cylinder would operate correctly. The old flex hose was restricted causing the slave cylinder not to return. The hose with part# 4385043 is not meantto hold any pressure. Its the hose from the res to th...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EH48G7Y
Everyone was correct on this problem.Sludging in the oil caused the oilpump screen to plug.Replaced the oil pump screen and cleaned out the rest of the engine.Noise is gone now.Thanks for the help.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWMA63B1X
Thanks for the help on this one.Ran tests three more times with no help.Tried to clear memory from ecm by battery cables held together-no help.Unpluged ecm connection and let sit,ran all test once more and everything ran fine.Just like the computer on my desk,...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
This vehicle is fixed. I did replace the MAF, coolant temp sensor and the ignition wires. The problem with the hesitation was all of those parts plus the connector for the MAF was is sad shape. I tightened the terminals and all is well. I put the old MAF on ju... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim-system too lean), P0300 (general misfire), P3014, P0172 (Short term fuel trim-system too lean).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRS29M71
Thanks for all the responses, they are appreciated. Unfortunately, the customer opted to take the car to the VW dealer. I guess we can't win them all! Trouble codes: P1582 (idle adaption at limit).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L caliper/pedal VIN: 3VWCP21CB2
Thanks to all who helped with the 'Bug'. The booster was the problem . So simple . We don't work on a lot of VW's here so it just goes to show you what a great resource this is .
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L hard start/ cold VIN: YV1TS97D6X
problem solved, recieved 4 replies, plastic nipple at fuel pump assy. had hairline crack, benny from texas has been there before. thank you every one for your quick responses.
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