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1983 BMW 735 I 3.2L no spark VIN: WBAFH8101D
help needed for this German market car we have all kinds of info on us modles and none on this, there is power to the coil, and at least 1 or 2 engine ecu pins, both crank position sensors, have been replaced, as well as several ecu's the original was missing,...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery drain overnight VIN: WACB4318PL
Battery will drain out after park overnight. Using Test light see test light glow bright that means circuit short some where. Pull each fuse in order find out which circuit relates to short. When pull fuse #31 the test light cut off (not dim out). Fuse # 31 re...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Hydraulic System VIN: SAJHV1645J
Power steering pump recently replaced with reman. unit because of leakage. Knocking noise from hose/solenoid block area at higher rpm (and while driving). Not noticeable at idle speed. Disconnecting the large yellow plug eliminates the noise but then car lacks...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L engine temperature VIN: SAJHX12740
installed '91 engine in '94 car, runs great but overheats at idle, fan does not operate. Put a jumper in thermostatic switch connector and idled engine, engine still overheats and will not stabilize. Tried a new t-stat, no help. Removed guts from old t-stat so...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA57E3N
hello, I have asked for help with this one before. The problem was worse and not just intermittent before we replaced most all vacuum hoses. We also checked inside throttle actuators for corrosion, and it fixed the high end cut out after this work. Now we woul...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23G9W
car came from used car dealer starts & dies,obtained new key from dealer- still starts & dies Ran short test & had many codes relating to low battery voltage, cleared all codes & none return.scanner says drive authorization ok, steering does unlock is there ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBJF25F9W
My question is, my customer has been complaining about a reduction in fuel milage. It used to be 28 city and 36 highway. Now it is 23 city and 30 highway. Does anybody have any insight as to something I may have overlooked or don't know? What else might cause ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Parking Pawl
Thank you for the replies Jesse said to remove the consel cover and there was an adjustment for the cable there but that is for a turbo hyro-matic 400 this Jag has ether zf-4hp22 or a zf-4hp24. I finaly found a motor manual in the librairy that acualy had a ja...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFB81HWM
thanks to all that replied eveyone was very helpful and every fix should be this easy!! the p1476 was for no vacuum at the leak detection pump. an air filter had been recently installed by another shop and the line from the intake to the ldp was pinched by t... Trouble codes: P1476.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B3X
thanks for all the replies, everyone said the same thing, the throttle adaptation needed to be relearned due to battery replacment. I had a local vw shop reset it for me, Looks like I am getting a vag or somthing capatible. Thanks for all the replies.
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