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2003 Audi A4 3.0L abs module VIN: WAULT68EX3
This Audi A-4 came to us from a Body Shop with a cracked ABS housing.We replaced the ABS control unit with a new one.I went with the scaner before removing the old unit and pulled the coding number.We have tried to install this number into the new control unit...
1985 BMW 745i 3.4L turbo VIN: WBAFJ91080
Hey guys, I am looking for any and all information on this car (1985 BMW 745i Turbo) any technical info on the car basically but specifically ETM's, repair manuals, BMW training info functional description of the engine electronics, turbo, knock control, elect...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L no throddle response VIN: WBAGC8314M
the car came in again with a dead battery. it had been sitting for about 2 weeks. while we were charging the battery we just put a new one in. we started the car and it idles, but will not accel. the throddle valves are not opening, and it is in a full rich/ l...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L blower motor VIN: WBACA5312P
Hi every techs : The blower motor is not working and has to be replaced.New parts cost around $ 500.,Found a used one from junk yard $ 100. Look up alldata and found out the blower motor wheels have to be cut out in order to get the motor out.And the new mot...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBF9325S
replaced radiator and customer came back with check engine light on.pulled code 1226...no description anywhere!! HHHHHHEEEEELLLLPPPP!!!..ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THIS CODE IS AND WHAT SETS IT!!! thanks to all in advance!!! Trouble codes: 1226 (no description)
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8329W
after replacing cam sensor, I found the spark plug holes were filled with oil. we replaced v/c cover gasket and removed all oil, replaced all coils, and preformed a motorVac on the system, no luck. It still runs rough when cold for about 3 minutes. I have pull... Trouble codes: 75 (misfire several cyc cutoff), 70 (misfire cyc 8 w/cutoff), 62 (misfire several cyc), 57 (misfire cyc 8)
1999 BMW M3 3.2L guages VIN: WBSBK9332X
E36 Nightmare Car runs fine, when driving possibly when bumps are found all lights (icon) on cluster come on. Does not affect engine running. AVR ok, It seems as if the cluster has a bad solder joint, Any one been down this road?? The price of Circuit boards i...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L heater controls VIN: 108.18-12-
The 4 temp., air distribution levers that rotate as you adjust them are very weak. The small knobs that are part of the lever break and simply replacing them doesn't seem to last very long. The effort to move them is too much so I am assuming that cables that ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA32E4R
Hello mercedes techs! The customer came in complaining that his car would not accelerate from a stop had occasionaly die but it would restart right away. I confermed the problem with a test drive, hooked up a fuel presure guage and my scanner. The scanner gave... Trouble codes: 036 (O2 system at lean limit. system too rich)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E4S
Customer came in with the MIL light on. We scanned the vehicle and pulled a P0505 - Idle Air Control System Malfunction. Vehicle has no obvious symptom. We researched the code in our Mitchell OnDemand system and they recommended the following: 1.) Check for ai... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System Malfunction)
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA0153H
I have a vw that sometimes it will not start intermitent it does not matter if it is cold or hot .When it will not start you can spray a shot of starting fluid to it and it will fire up for a second and cut off .Not to familiar with the vw and just asking for ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Timng belt timng VIN: WV2MC070XP
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. This one came to us from another garage. The timng belt broke while customer was driving. The customer decided to have the water pump replaced at the same time. Ever since, the customer says the engine has no power...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
help fellow techs,we are not real strong on vw.it takes about two weeks for this two happen ,and it always happens on the same hill at the same spot,about half way up.every thing on scan tool looks ok .except freeze frame lt fuel trim was at 25%.i think either... Trouble codes: P0172 (pending system always rich bank 1), P1128 (manufactor controlled fuel-air metering)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS5515S
we have seen about six different 850's with odometers inop.the speedo works fine but odometer is inop.we have been installing used speedo heads but they are becoming hard to find.i took one apart and found a broken gear behind the electric motor that drives th...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio VIN: WBAFB33511
The customer didn't want to attemp to fix the car at this time. Do to the fact that the noise could only be heard on a few of the am stations I sugested that the customer gets better antenna and better amplyfier, the factory ones have noise problems from what ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L check engine light VIN: SALNY22222
Thanks for the replies,it appears that the vent hose to the valve covers was cracked near the tee that joins the two valve covers.I have sealed the crack temporarly and is working great,no check engine light.waiting on new part from Land Rover.Customer is wait... Trouble codes: P0171 (Left front O2 lean), P0174 (Right rear O2 lean), P1477 (VIS power/butterfly valve motor open or short to ground), P1470 (VIS Balance valve motro always open), P1472 (VIS power/butterfly valve always closed).
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBEA26DOL
Retest all inputs to MAS and replaced MAS with new unit and a/c is working properly at this time. Mas was just replaced one year ago(rebuilt). I guess that rebuilt parts dont last sometimes. Thanks for all your help.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA67E2P
Well thanks for all the great replies. Most said to check the fuses and the overload protection relay, which is actually a module. The fuses are good, however the module is bad. There are a couple of other bad control units in this beast, the engine and the ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: WV2EE0701S
thanks to the suggestions after tracing and retracing the wiring I broke down and ordered the fuse panel ... and it corrected the problem
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
found a hole in vacum hose to MAP sensor rubbed though at gromet in heater intake cowl, going to PCM. thanks John [...] Trouble codes: P0575, 1550 (MAP out of range).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front crank seal VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Sorry! I accidently posted this twice. Hey, Thanks to you all for your help! I replace the entire pcv system-hoses, tubes, valves and case. Well, it still leaked. So I made another trip to my local VW dealer and we tried a different seal. Original seal part # ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L overheats VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Thanks for the over two dozen replies.. All correctly pointed to a broken or loose water pump impeller. It seems some idiot at VW decided to use plastic for the impeller and it breaks or comes loose. These are under warranty for 10/100,00. I quess I have been ...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AA8848L
Thanks to all the techs that respond to the problem.The problem was the misaligned flywheel. The response was overwhelming with correct diagnosis. Thank you again to all the techs.
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Door lock cycle VIN: YV1LW5519S
Was unable to verify cust complaint. check the voltage drop on battery cables and only found small ground cable below battery tray with a 0.33 milivolt drop. Cleaned connection area and rechecked dropped to 0.17 milivolt drop. veh had not returned with problem...
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