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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS alarm system VIN: WBAGF8328W
Hello All, This car was towed to our shop a few days ago it would not crank the starter when the ignition key was turned if you jumped the wire at the solenoid the starter would crank but the engine would not start. I came up with DME/EWS communication codes i...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag VIN: 4USCH93484
SRS light on, have code 26 seat occupancy recognition 1 SBE1, and 17 ECU power. The battery has bben replaced, but this is the first time in our shop for this car. Mitchell has little info other than code definitions, and I need more info. Is this the drivers ...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJNX2746T
First of all I will apologize for this long post. This vehicle was repaired as mentioned above and has never ran correctly since put together. I can not tell you what caused the fire in the first place but it was concentrated around the right side firewall a...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas/air ride VIN: SALPV144XT
Vehicle came in with complaint that air ride eas compressor runs excessivly. Leak check system, no problems found. Vehicle does not lose pressure overnight or over a weekend. The condition is that after vehicle levels, compressor will cycle on 30 seconds... of...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L power windows
Can anyone tell me where the power window relay is located? No power to fuses A and B. All roads lead to the relay. Thanks in advance.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L battery VIN: WBDBA45C0F
have checked dome lights do work and go off when the doors are shut there is no under hood light the glove box light only come on when the key is on does not have trunk light there is .5 amp draw with all doors and hood and trunk shut if dome light fuse is rem...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L valvetrain VIN: WPOCA2989V
At time this car has a very rough run after 20 min. driving time at high speed. Valve train get very noisey and mil lights up first flashing then solid. P0303 code is retrieved, cool down, start up and noise is gone.I suspect valve guide sticking ? Thanks fo...
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L missing misrouted VIN: YS3CF65M6S
help anyone that knows saab this 9000 is a real piece have found lots off broken and roted vaccume lines got all fixed but one and can not find were one end goes the ends that i do know locations of are one goes to intake then runs over to air bypass valve for...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L water leak VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Water is coming in when it rains on driver's side floor front and back -We have sparayed water with a hose and pressure washer and no leaks can be found -Just wondering if anyone has run into leaks before and where to save time taking interior out to find leak
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA63B8W
abs light and flashing brake light.code 1203-signal to intrument panel short or open.mitchell gives very little info. possible bad intrument cluster according to mitchell?
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electric Windows VIN: WVWMA63B6X
This VW came in with complaint of clicking starter. The customer let it sit for a number of weeks before it came in on the hook. I work mainly on domestic vehicles. I tested the starting/charging circuits and the only issue is starter signal. I've got continui...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VW5C29M4X
please help. car came in as a "someone gave me the car" car will not idle cold or accel. cold. if you add fuel it will run and accel. if i pinch the return hose it will idle. performed much needed complete tune up, didnt like f/p so i replaced the pump. pulled... Trouble codes: P0422, P1128 (po300-), P0300, 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (testing and results)
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: YV1LS5717S
After approx. 50 mile test drive the check engine light comes on and code 232 (vehicle speed sensor signal absent)is set in transmission. We have replaced speed sensor, dash unit and trans has been replaced within the last month. All parts have come from the d...
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L heater fan control VIN: YV1LS572XV
Any volvo expert that can help please..heater/ac fan will stay on all the time intermittently even with the key off. the only way that you can get it to shut off is to pull the fuse for the fan and then reinstall it and its fine for a while, seems if you play ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK2321W
Our Autologic had a pinout chart for the EWS system and after verifying power and ground,a EWS module was ordered,coded and aligned.The other module was dead so instead of transfering data,coding was the only option. Now the vehicle cranks over with the starte...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX114XS
During the last 2 weeks, I have been without my internet connection, so I have been unable to close this help request until now, even though the car was fixed about 2 wks. ago. When I went back through wiring checks, I started with the fuses as one post I got ... Trouble codes: P1185 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1186 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1191 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2), P1192 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2).
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L switchgear VIN: WBDCA24D4J
Thanks to everyone who responded. The main problem was mbz not putting the correct diagnostics and wiring diagram in the 126 chassis cd rom. On the ac page of the 126 cd there is a listing for 1986 126 chassis in here they tell you to use the 124 chassis cd 19...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start, Long Cranking VIN: WDBGA43E2S
Sorry for taking so long to reply. Up to this moment, the dear S420 hasn't came back for us to do a deeper diagnosis. Anyway, thanx for all your help and hopefully one day i will get the answer from this S420 and i will post it right up.
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: YS3DD55B5R
Recieved 13 replies and most suggested to check sensors. All sensors were checked : crankshaft position sensor, MAF including the internal temp sensor, TPS, O2 sensor and Both temp sensors on the engine function OK and were also replaced with known good ones d...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Alarm OEM VIN: 3VW1931HLT
Hello Techs: Thanks to all that take time to help me in this problem, specially Russ and Mark. I found the brown wire that goes from the alarm module to chassis ground broke and a fuse blown, this teach me that i have to be more carefully when I re-install a i...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B4X
I recieved many informative replies about this VW...upon swapping injectors , and plug wires around, and the miss staying on #6, did a compression test of all cylinders & found 120 psi in # 6 and 160 in the rest, not sure if this is enough to cause it, but whe... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LS572XV
Thanks for all the replies, replaced the thermostat and bled air from system all is well Thanks again
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