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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L IC Language VIN: WBAGB3314J
The instrument cluster is reading in German. Can someone please tell me how to chsnge it back to English ?
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L low power VIN: WBABF3319D
hay guys this is my own car its sluggish in mid range feels like when stepping on the gas like im pulling a trailer then when i leave off of it it takes of like the trailer came off it allso has a light surge checked fuel psi all is with in specs no engine lit...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6329W
the symptoms hace reappeared, this time i noticed when the problem occurs the maf sensor value drops to zero. normally itishows about .8-1.36, i dont have a good diagram for the pcm/maf sensor. anyone have any ideas??? Trouble codes: P0100
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4846K
Hi guys..we have this 89 Jaguar XJS NON-MIRRELLI ignition vehicle here..We have no spark...have gone thru the Jaguar service manual for this vehicle and performed all related flow charting for this problem and everthing checks out o.k. but we still have no spa...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Steering VIN: WDBGA43E0P
This very clean low milage came in with a complaint of hard power steering. We checked for leakes, binding suspension components etc and then realized that this car has variable steering input. We checked the solonoid at idle and found it has no power and if w...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Stall VIN: WDBHA22E7R
This car has got me stumped. Its a 1994 mercedes c220. The problem with the car is that it idles real low aroun 4 to 5 humdred rpm with the a/c on. I am using a snap on modis to comunicate with the ecm. One of the options with the scanner to communicate with t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L control panel VIN: WDBGA70E7V
This vehicle has had the evaporator core replaced recently, with factory genuine parts. Original problem of evap. leaking freon. Leak has been corrected. New problem is the E/C red light on the control panel will stay lit disabling the compressor during all dr...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L brake booster VIN: WBACB4310P
This car is fixed and I still have a happy customer. I waited as long as I could to verify the repair was correct. I received 2 replies, 1 suggested the problem might possibly be the master instead of the booster. Thanks to Phil and John for taking the time to...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBSCD0322V
Thanks to all that replied. Replacing the idle control valve took care of it. Looks like it was a little sticky at times. Car idles perfect now.
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L door locks VIN: SAJAV1347G
Of those who responded, all were in agreement that the solenoids should not be subjected to constant power. No one was able to say for sure if this was a function of the driver door controller itself or some other aspect of the system. Well, after a bit of arm...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Steering VIN: SALJY124XT
This fix is a maybe.Consensus was too much free play in the swivel axle bearings.To adjust,you must remove shims from the top bearing to achieve a 10 lb/ft effort to turn the swivel axle.I also balanced the front tires as per your advice,checked all steering e...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Stall VIN: WPOABO916H
Thanks to all that replyed. especially Dan [...] (and others)who hit it on the nose. He mentioned a vent restrictor that mounts in the vent hose between the air cleaner and the oil reservoir. I searched everywhere it could possibly be and there was none. i o...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3ED45E11
Thanks to all that replied. We narrowed it down to the Direct Ignition cassette and advised customer of findings and cost to replace. They then remembered that the car had previously had the same problem, and that the dealer had replaced the D.I. cas. and it s...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Electronic VIN: YV1JS8316R
It always amazes me how much knowledge there is out there. Nine out of ten responses said to replace the IGN. switch--Guess what? It was the Ign. switch and everything is working the way it should--Thanks again to all that responded, your the best tool any of ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Fuel Inj. VIN: YV1LS550XS
After putting this job on a back burner (it's one of our company cars), I started poking around again and found an open ground at the MFI control module. I replaced a few inches of wire, and the car started right up. My best guess is that the wire was pinched ...
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