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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB3317N
Hello all! I am having a hard time with this one. This car will not start on occasion. Customer will turn car off go into store (the lenght of time does not matter), come out and car will crank but not start. By the time we tow the car here it will start up. ...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L engine VIN: WBSDE9340Y
this car has had an oil consuption issue that the customer had been told by bmw that it is normal and he needs to check the cars oil every time he gets gas. they say it is normal on the m-series high performance engines. we have seen several that use oil but n...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Steering coluum VIN: SAJHF1041X
Hi there, XJ8 when door opened/closed, the steering coluum auto lifts-drops correctly, there is a racheting type noise before any movement, suspect gears stripped on mechanism-but would appreciate any info on known faults in this area, before stripping. thanks...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SALJY1243V
Customer complains of having to drive with two feet at least once a day and intermittently engine races when in park. I have no codes in memory and no check engine light,customer states he has never seen it come on. verified stall, engine hot and after sitting...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBFA66E4M
The problem we are having is cylinders 1, 4 ,6, and 7 are getting fire and fuel , but are not firing. You can pull the plug wires off all four cylinders and the engine doesnt change. the other four cylinders effect it alot.we are getting 8 to 12 kv to all four...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBEB28D1C
this is pretty simple and straight to the point. We checked out this car, and found the head gasket to be blown. What were wanting to know is what special tools we would need to perform this job? they show only four tools on the head gasket side, but for the t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2S
Car came in check engine light on for second time. Customer's son cleared with some kind of generic tool once with same code. I can find very little information on testing this system. I have verified the vacuum system is tight going the delay on the cable. I... Trouble codes: P1701 (upshift delay switch over valve electrical control)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L suction fan VIN: JH82J91X04
The Engine / Air Conditioining suction fan doesnt come on when A/C pressures rise. A/C pressures will rise above 25 bar and then compressor clutch cuts off. I am able to activate suction fans using SDS in the ME, however I cant activate fans when I'm in the AA...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF8N1V2
hi, car died on road, never re-started. cranking car produces spark, but its a bit erratic. very wierd part: when you turn the car off after cranking, the spark fires constantly for about 10 seconds, buzzing its brains out, then stops. i checked the crank sens...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B2V
Hi there, Not my forte these Saaabs, but I have one here!! I've been jammed so many times on slow response codes that I'm asking for help first. This car has an OE sensor that someone else put in for the code. The code was set at 62 mph in closed loop so I g... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1 S1 Slow response)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L overheats VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
This car overheats after it is warmed up and driven a short distance. The radiator fans don't kick on till the temp. reaches 250f.. I checked the fan circuit by jumping across the plug at the fan switch and both the high and low speeds work. Replaced the fan s...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L aux fan VIN: 3VWSE69M32
have this 4 cyl turbo jetta with no aux fan??have it isolated to relay or module,as a genral pattern failure, are there any vw doods who can tell me the location of the module and relay??? thanks [...]

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L door locks/alarm VIN: WAUDA88D1T
The Fix Is In, Fist let me thank Bob [...] for taking the time to reply. Here we go. The trunk lock on this car did now work with the key. Customer brought in every key he owns. All the masters fit in the lock, b...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs module VIN: SAJEA53C62
Thank you to everyone who replied. As everyone mentioned the wiring harness was the fault. When I pulled harness out, the contacts were badly corroded. I was able to clear the code with a ford scan tool, which took some time. Test drove car several miles and c...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW15401
Most replies suggest this pig needs to go to Rover for proper scanning of the ABS unit in order to retrieve codes. Send it back to the used car lot to send in. Will post if dealer decides to go further with repairs.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA34E2P
the customer has declined to buy the new unit, and there are no used ones available at this time, and since we had such bad luck last time, we have decided to not have this unit rebuilt. so the car will be towed back home to sit. thanks for the help
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70F2W
Found open wire to 02 sensor heater causing P code for both 02 sensor heater circuits replaced wire from right 02 sensor to ECU this was the fix. Thanks for all sugestions. Stewart [...] Trouble codes: P0130, P0135, P0155.
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L Rear shocks VIN: YS3CK58B7N
Customer elected not to try to remove the rear shocks after I outlined what might be involved. Three methods were suggested for getting the seized lower shock mount bolts out - hacksaw, torch, and penetrating oil combined with a lot of patience. Each would h...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z51
Thenks for the replies. I performed top end engine clean and drove car several cycles. Light stayed off and code did not reset. Swapped new ignition cassette that i had replaced with original one and code didn't come back. Also found out that customer had prob... Trouble codes: P0340, P1313.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L air conditioning VIN: YS3DF55K22
all the replies were helpful. swedecar was the most informative. using his data and the diagrams from our on line source i found that there was no reference voltage for the pressure sensor, it would show 4.5 volts at key on and engine start but when ac was sel...
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