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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8323T
this vehicle has two codes one is code 145 pump not operational, other code is 177 fuse valve not operating. i have no diagnostics for this vehicle. has anybosy come across this problem before? any help would be very appreciated. i just performed basic testing...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBABM5348Y
This 2000 BMW 328CI which more and more frequently will suddenly start to misfire. Runs very rough, if you stop and restart engine it will run fine. Again, it used to happen once every month or so, now it is happening 2-3 times per week. CS2000 always shows co... Trouble codes: 242 (Cylinder 5 Misfire), 146 (No Description)
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L rotors VIN: WBABN53441
hello all you fine BMW techs out there we have this 330ci here with a brake pulse the dealer replaced the rotors only the first time and turned it out. Then the dealer replaced the lower control arm bushings the second time now it is our problem we replaced th...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cam timing VIN: SAJDA24624
Car came in with no compression. Found the left side intake cam advanced and not returning to non advanced position. Has anyone seen a bad VVT from Jaguar causing cam not to return or anything else causing it not to return The restricted performance light come...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Oil Pump VIN: SALHV124XL
Good morning everyone. After installing new bearings, I went to fire up my engine. I packed the pump with Vaselline, cranked it... No pressure. Took off the cooler adapter and ran it. No oil sqirting out. After taking off the oil pump cover, the gears simp...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ecu VIN: SALTY124XX
alldata & shop key says that the abs ecu is in the left side of dash or fender well,but we can't find it we have been looking other places as well but haven't found it yet thanks for any help
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Reverse Engagement VIN: WDBEA32E8P
This car has an unusually long hesitation to engage reverse and when it does the engagement is abrupt. We pulled the pan to inspect debris, none found, then replaced fluid and filter after a power flush with a Wynn's machine. Now the problem seems to be much w...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G0Y
This car mil comes on intermittently and sets codes for long term fuel trim both banks. Erase the codes and the light comes back on after a couple of days. We checked the usual suspects (vac leaks,o2 sensor, etc...). If this were a vw we would replace the MAS.... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Headlamps, Wipers, Interior lamps, turn signals VIN: WVWAA63B0W
I have been under this cars carpet before, now it's under my skin again. I have lost my computers hard drive, therefore I have no wiring at all and I'm lost. When the car had problems before it was power windows and I fixed that with the wiring. I'm wondering ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69MOI
need help on this one VW guys...replaced both o2s cts was open replaced same problem ... all dealer parts, ben fightin this one a week ...HELP its eatyin my lunch Trouble codes: P0172

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM634XY
Thank you all who responded and share your experience. I did follow step by step of the bulletin about lifters. #5 cyl had leak from valve ( I think exhaust) because other cyl that exhaust valve open, air can be heard from that cyl. Compression test wet and dr... Trouble codes: 242 (misfire cyl 5).
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33511
Sorry all I thought I closed this help request. I have been planning my wedding and guess I forgot too. The problem was the air flow meter. I would like to thank all of my fellow techs. for the help I have recieved. Glenn Trouble codes: DME02, DME02.
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Blower VIN: 1161361200
We want to thank every body that toock the time to help. We replaced the blower motor & the amplifier. This make it better, the amplifier is still getting hot, but we thing on this car this is normal. Thanks again Alfie
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F9V
I got 6-7 replies to try a different key. The owner only had 1 key, and the local mercedes dealer qoted approximately $185 for another one.Seems is has to be ordered from Germany. While talking to the dealer about this, we all talked to 2 of thier techs. 1 tol...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L oil in intake manifo VIN: WDBGA33G1W
we were advised from members that worn piston rings could be our culprit. we had replaced the head gasket several months ago when coolant was dissapearing .our oil seepage is minor, we removed and cleaned oil from intake manifold, checked and cleaned oil breat...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L console area VIN: WDBKK49F91
Thanks to everyone for the help. As some suggested the vacum line under the console had slipped out and was leaking.
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L tire pressure monitor VIN: WDBNG70J84
we could not reset the tire pressure warning on the dash, we took it to our benz dealer, and they could not reset it either. the owner made an appointment with the dealer again and they said the antenna was malfunctioning causing our problem. we were told by a...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L brake warning light VIN: 3VWRA81H5T
Not a fix, but the customer has declined to replace the instrument cluster at this time for financal reasons. All tests lead us to this conclusion. If we get an ok in the future and do replace it, I will post the result. Thanks for all responses.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS light VIN: 3VWUA81H7W
The repair for the vehicle unfortunately I cannot give. Our customer did not want to spend the time and /or money to properly diagnose the cause of the SRS light. Having had the chance to check the car I was going to go directly to the instrument cluster, chec...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8835R
Thanks to all who wrote to me on this one. After not finding any other problem(s), I decided to try another sensor. It's been a week and I have not heard from the customer. I got my fingers crossed. For now I am closing this request. Thanks Scott Trouble codes: 143 (Knock sensor Signal).
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