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2001 BMW 318i e46 mod 1800CC srs system VIN: E463020202
simply ,we plugged in scanner but we cannot communicate with the srs system in the car , there is no problem getting into the engine management system ,or the abs system ,checked fuses but everything seems in order ,thanks mike.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs module VIN: SAJEA53C62
vehicle came in with abs, dsc and engine mil on. cruise control is inop and key fobs does not work. according to customer all symptoms occured at same time. i was able to retrieve dtc c1155 left front wheel speed sensor failure from generic obd 2 scan tool. i ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L blower motor VIN: SALJY1244W
Good evening fellow techs looking for Land Rover techs. Don't see many of these for a freind should of not got involved but did and here I am. The vechile came in with blower motor inop front and rear sure simple fix so I thought chased wiring down to front bl...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Sluggish VIN: WDBGA43EXP
After We Overhauled This Unit This Code Has Appeared, I Sent It Back To The Shop Whom Referred The Job To Us Originally, Who Is Very Compentent In German Driveability. They Replaced The CKP With A New OEM Sensor And The Problem Still Exists. The Vehicle Exhib... Trouble codes: D11, 15
1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L vac booster VIN: YS3CF68M6T
This car feels as though we have no assist when it is first started until you have driven it about 1 minute. We have good vacuum before and after check valve in vac line, system holds vac over nite. On a guess (bad) we replaced the booster, same exact symptoms...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCAO1H8X
No start. No spark. I also cannot communicate with the ecm . Check engine light comes on when ignition is on. Had an aftermarket radio with altered wiring, eg, yellow wire cut. I removed radio and repaired wiring to original before scanning with my Vag Com. I ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This car came in on the hook, quit while driving and did not restart. Found diesel fuel injection pump was bad and replaced. After replacing the pump car was very hard to start, next replaced fuel filter still no start. After spending some time found that if I...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Need some help from the VW experts out there. we have another dead Passat in the shop. This car came in for wipers inop. and was diagnosed as having a bad motor. Simple enough but in order to get the motor assy. out, the pcm and it's mount box have to be moved...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J72
The car has an overboost condition that kicks it into limp mode. MAP reads around [...]. N75 and MAF have been replaced. This car has the Garrett VNT15 Variable vane turbo. Has any one seen these stick causing an overboost condition. The only other thing I ... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618-Boost Regulation Control Limit exceeded- Overboost)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Broken head bolt VIN: YVIKW961XS
Greetings No compression in #5 cylinder, leaky exhaust valve. When we pulled the head one of the head bolts snapped. We can see evidence of coolant seepage down into the threaded hole. Problem is the threads do not start flush with the top of the engine block,...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Oil Pressure Light VIN: WAUED68DXW
We used Terrys advice and ran a second circuit useing a relay and an led indicator light. It took two weeks for the symptom to show up again.The cluster is the problem. Now the problem will be to get the customer to give up the led and relay in exchange for th...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Cruise control VIN: WBABJ6329S
Both the replies I recieved suggested heating components which I did without a failure. Recommended changing the control unit and the customer declined the repair.
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L alarm-locks VIN: YS3DD58B9T
Thanks for all of the replies that verified re-progaming ISN'T possible. If the remote is lost, damaged, etc. the fix is to replace the alarm control unit. New remotes are available, but can only be programed using another working remote (and a tech 2). Dave f...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hard Warm Restart VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
We finally duplicated a no start condition both warm and cold. Crank sensor had no signal when problem was present. After replacing crank sensor problem was solved. David [...] replyed and said DO NOT replace ECU. He said a low battery or jump starting can ca... Trouble codes: 16989 (P0605 ECU Defective), 16706 (P0322 Eng RPM Sensor), 01165 (Throttle Valve Sensor-J338), 17973 (P1565 Throttle Valve Sensor-J338).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
The consensus was the two engines will interchange. Thanks to David [...] for comparing vins to verify the engines were the same. IATN is fraternity of good people. Thanks to everyone who responded. Tom
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