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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABF4320R
i group if anyone ren into this type of probllem i thank you all in advance thanks avy
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGG8346Y
Hello bmw techs. This car has a problem with a/c high side going to high [ 300 and wants to go higher]. I hooked up gt1 and there is no codes in ihk, system has correct amount of freon and i can activate the auxilary fan trouhgh the dme module, but it won't co...
1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Heater Core Pipes VIN: 1R10125XXX
I need to replace the heater core in this E (The pipes through the firewall are rotting and can't hold the hoses anymore) and can't remember what sort of labor time I'm looking at. Can people who've done this job drop me line with their experiences. Thanks, Cl...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cruise control VIN: WDBBA45A9E
Hello everyone, This cruise does not work, I am not getting a good signal on the green/yellow wire pin #11 on cruise amplifier. The wire is good up to the speedometer assembly. The speedometer works, but the odometer and tripometer do not. Will the cruise quit...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on, poor accelleration VIN: WDBEA36E8N
R&R throttle body, sent out to Beckmann for test and advise. Unit checked out OK. Engine harness is older style (rubber boots on injector plugs), but shows no deterioration on exposed insulation. Car has no power, electronic portion of throttle plate does not ... Trouble codes: 6 (DM - ISC inoperative), 10 (EA - Engine speed signal from Base Module), 14 (EA - Closed throttle posistion switch)
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Air Condition VIN: WDB2200651
Hi everybody, i have this S320 W220 chassis that has an electrical fault, if i put on the ignition the a/c blower works immediately but if i start the engine it will take like 30sec before the blower & the compressor will pick, and also i noticed that the elec...
1996 Other European F355 Spyder 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR4849T
Greetings, This vehicle is suposedly a OBD2 compliant system. Our modis is unable to communicate. I have the factory manual and information regarding this car. I seem to remember reading a previous post on retrieving codes by adding a ground in the connector p...
1972 Porsche 911 S Targa .0L Ignition VIN: 9112310415
Car was towed in, new to us and we have never worked on it before. We have confirmed the problem (burn't coil wire, spark plugs washed down and distributor cap) but cannot find any proper parts for due to engine size (6 cylinder) is still in question. No engin...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Saab has a MIL that's on intermittently more than off. We don't have Saab Tech II software so I'm working with generic data and basic testing. We've isolated the purge and vent valves by pinching off hoses and tightness tested the vapor space to 20 in H2O. No ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP leak detected)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3VWVA81H6V
HELP!!! We have tried everything !@?*&% We have looked at the knowledge base and have tried some of the repairs offered. Here goes... We had this car in for a miss when wet. We determined that the coil was at fault and replaced it with a VW part problem solved... Trouble codes: 17648 (Cyl 4 inj circ open - Possible Testing), 16725 (Cam Pos Sen Circ Range/Performance)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6W
Gentlemen, car came in with the engine light on. Abs light on and the brake light blinking. Tryed to pull codes to no avail.Computer said that there was an error in communication link, we checked wiring and relays,fuses and still cant draw codes. Does anybody ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L odometer/clock VIN: WVWMA63B7W
Hi, group. Have one that is pretty confusing, any help will be greatly appreciated. This passat's odometer and clock completly goes blank when driving down the road. Everything else works properly when problem occurs. When you first start the vehicle the odome...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWTD81H9W
passed 25 mph asm but failed for high nox at 15 mph asm--almost double the max allowed. is not equipped with egr. tested from cold start after minimal warm up-failed; tested with full warm up--failed--same results. thought about a top engine cleaning for carbo...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Car came in over heating. Changed thermostat, temp sensor, cooling fan thermo switch. Car goes to 230 to 260 very soon after starting. Scaner and dash read about the same. I think I may not be getting system full of coolant! Mitchel says to just run and fill? ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCF21CYM
Alright you Volkswagon guys I have a problem child I could use some help with. We inherited a Beetle from another shop that doesn't have enough power to get out of it's own way.The battery was completely dead. It has a new turbo charger and mass air flow senso... Trouble codes: 1556 (unknown)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L electric windows VIN: WBAGF6320S
thank for all the help the switch was the problem all the replies stated problems with master switches thanks again Rick.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cluster read out VIN: WBAGJ8329T
After reading several readers comments, it appeared that the most prudent thing to do was to let the BMW dealer do this job. Reason, their experience, good price, their warranty backing me up. Sometimes with this advanced electronic gadgetry it may be wise to ...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L gauge cluster VIN: WBACD4328V
Thanks for taking the time to reply guys. The consensus seems to be that the gauge cluster needs to be replaced. One tech said you had to have it programed at the dealer and another tech said I could just plug it in if I changed a part I am not familiar with o...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1246V
Lads, Aidan and Nicholas were on the right track, the vehicle speed sensor is going crazy after a hot idle or hard run, causing the ECU to close down the injectors.. Thanks very much Trouble codes: P1316, P1313 (Misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire).
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi there, Thanks for the info, you were very helpful once again. I don't know if the chicken came before the egg or what, but we ended up replacing the MAF sensor, and we found the intake manifold bolts a little loose. These items were Driving the fuel trim ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B).
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
We tried to clear the passages by blowing with air and dumping cleaners in the pipe at side of engine block.A lot of wasted time. It seems that these are like the V8 engine, when clogged, the head will have to come off. Of course customer doesn.t want to fix a... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection).
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L shifting VIN: WC2MC0703P
disconnected linkage and tried shifting by hand was still difficult owner has decided not to fix thanks for the help
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
I found the DLC under a cover next to the ashtray. The important thing to emphasize is that it doesnt look like a cover. It looks like part of the dash. It slides toward the ash tray, and the ashtray must be open. I am going to build my own device to interface...
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