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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDACB4352
using snap on scanner, airflow responds with throttle position, but min/max volts for maf .9 to 3.7 runs a little smoother with maf unplugged, ecm and maf changed twice, problem ocurred after jump start/ battery change. Trouble codes: 41 (maf)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L abs/dsc VIN: WBADN6335X
dear bmw guys, this car had/has all abs/dsc warning lights on, we read out the fault code (21) and did not receive a signal from the left driver wheel. we replaced the sensor and the wheel hub, still no signal from the driver side. in the output diagnoses all...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1070451
Greetings group. We're floating in 107 heaven on this one. This gray line has a high idle, around 1500 RPM, due to the controller being inop or so we think. From the beginning it came in the fuse for the OVR was blown, replaced the OVR still the same. Conclude...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D0L
This is for every one who loves Mercedes. I'm getting a code 2, throttle valve switch malfunction. With code cleared, I can drive this car all day long with no problems. As soon as I give it full throttle the check engine light comes on. The drivability of the... Trouble codes: 2 (throttle valve switch malfunction)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Air pump VIN: WDBNG75J21
car came in real low in front, customer said it happened after replaceing tires at tire store. I hooked up CS 2000 and tried to command system to raise or lower front or rear car didn't seem to respond, the rear ride height seems OK, shows to be only 9 mm low,...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
vehicle came from other shop. it has a dtc po128 low coolant temp, it had the e.c.t allready replaced i asume it's an oem part the scanner reads 195f (90c) fully warmed up, ispect thermostat ind it was open, i left it on the fridge for 5min. and it was complet... Trouble codes: P0128
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
The customer is interested in making the convertible top work with car running, does anyone have some ideas. The top module installed is 911 618 313 01. Thanks for any suggestions.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81HXW
Hi Guys and Girls. I'm looking for the test connector on this 98 Jetta GL. Micthell says it's behind center of dash. I have looked real hard and have not found it. Thanks for reading.
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V9Y
Hello all, I've been working on and off with this VW. I don't have much time into it, but I was wondering if there was anything common. This vehicle has a check engline light on with no driveability issues. The only reason the customer is worring about the lig... Trouble codes: P0172, P1128
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L power windows VIN: WVWKH63B91
Hi folks, we have comfort system issues with this Passat we have no power window operation and are unable to communicate with the comfort module.VW tech bulletin says to order the correct module you need to scan the module to get a 2 digit code. Well brillian...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L antifreeze VIN: WVWPD63B41
Alldata says to use G 12 Plus Purple type antifreeze in this engine. Is their any commonly available domestic type coolants that will work in this engine. Closest VW dealer is 3 hours away. And the local parts store thinks I am crazy for asking for this coolan...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L 4th.gear VIN: YVITS90D3Y
Vehicle still goes into default and sets original code, TCM000B which is original complaint.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF44327
It would have been nice to have full discloser from the customer but he wasn't willing to tell me everything that had happened up to the point of when the car started running bad. When my technition went to pull all spark plugs to perform a comp test (because ...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L High idle VIN: ZFAAS00B8C
After going through all the basic adjustments we discovered that the idle would sometimes stay high and at other times car wanted to die and smoke black.Problem ended up being the flap in the air mass meter.Thanks to all that answered, sometimes we forget the ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L lite on, abs inop VIN: SALJY124XV
I suspect that the used ecm for the anti-locks may have been over the hill also. Since the price of a new one is over a thousand bucks , I suggested that they take it to a dealer to confirm my diagnosis. This guy is a small used car dealer and he said that he ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Thank you for all the responces to my problem. We fixed the car by getting the second key from the customer. The one we got from parts was bad. Thank You.
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L thermostat VIN: WPOAA0941D
Thanks to everyone who replied!!! Mark from Jersey pointed me in the right direction. I unplugged the fans hooked one up to a starter switch and everything was working with the fans controled manually. When I pulled the coolant temp switch I found that it wa...
1988 Saab 900 S 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AK35D8J
This rascal is gone and I have a satisfied customer. She stopped by to check on the progress and said 'oh , by the way the battery keeps going dead ' Come to find out there was an intermittent draw, driver's shoulder belt (automatic)was sticking and not always...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Blower switch VIN: WVWNF431XP
Thanks for the responses on the VW. As I suspected it looked like the switch was faulty, we checked the connections and cleaned the debris from the intake but the problem is still there. The cost of the switch is more than the customer wants to spend so until ...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: YV1LS5717R
Thank you to the 3 that replied to my help request. The car is not fixed at this time. Based on what I have learned from the fix database and also the replies, I believe the ecm to be bad. I also found heat discoloration and white powder on the coil, but do no... Trouble codes: 522 (rear ho2s prr no 2), 153 (rear ho2s signal), 314 (cmp sensor signal), 335 (request for mil from tcm).
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5506T
unfortuneatley, I could not scan this one. I recieved numerous replies regarding this & how to manually extract codes from both the ignition ecu & fuel ecu. The general thinking was that either ecu can turn on the light. I assumed the fuel ecu which I could sc...
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