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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAM5337Y
Start vehicle in the morning after a cold night and the vehicle starts out on fast idle, then after a minute or so the idle will drop randomly below 500 and then bounce back up and it feels like the car almost dies.I have rear about problems with the VANOS sys...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4844L
towed in with no spark. has injector pulse and power to coils crank sensors check at 695 and 710 and that is where the info from motor and alldata gets real vague i think its the ign ecu but have no tests to confirm this
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C92
Vehicle came in with a complaint that it would not go over 5 MPH. Pulled the code for APP sensor. Checked power and ground to the sensor and resistance of sensor and all seemed OK. Alldata said to replace ECM before APP sensor, but we all figured it must have ... Trouble codes: P1344 (app sensor)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L air ride VIN: SALTW15431
vehicle came in with burned up compressor and lines were cut and spliced with manual air fitting. we replaced compressor and all lines, one ride height sensor was open circuit. sysyem fuctioned correctly for about 5 miles, then deflated when driving and set co...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L No star when cold
The car came in the shop with the complain of no start when engine is cold. The engine starts ok if sprayed with starting fluid. I checked for codes and found codes P 0171 and P 0174, both banks running lean. Checked for vacuum leaks and didn't find any leaks.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7N
This vehicle was driven in after 5 months storage---It ran fine previously w/ no abs/asr lights on. Customer had dead battery and jumped the car backward, a costly venture for him! Shoulda towed it...anyhow- now it starts difficult cold and feels real lean- it...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100652
Dear All, Please advise on replacing W210 2001 E320 engine control unit. We have problem personalizing a new ECU. Hereís the story; We have car with dead ECU part# 030 545 58 32, engine wonít crank and ECU canít communicate anymore. With help from a friend in...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRF81H6W
engine will not rev above 1500 with no power-dropped exhaust-no change. checked hose connections at boost valve and ran with electrical connector off at n75 valve to see if any change in power. with connector on valve keeps clicking-also seems no vacum present... Trouble codes: P1550 (charge pressure deviation), P1403, P1549, B00ST, PRESS, CNTR0, VA1VE, SH0RT, T0, GR0UN
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD23B7Y
Vehicle battery keeps dying. Vehicle registered 1 amp draw Found interior lights and keyless inop. Replaced Comfort Module in drivers floorboard Repaired corroded CAN wiring. No trouble codes in system 750 mA draw is still there after 12 hours. I have disconne...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Hello techs,I don`t work on this brand of car as this is the guy doing our website.The cooling fans will not come on as well as the A/C compressor.The fuses are good and I tried a new fan relay module with no luck.any help would be great...thanks...Jason
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWCP21C71
This vehicle came in with a turn over but no start condition. The customer said she parked it at night, and the next morining it would not start. I retrieved a fault code for the glow plug circuit. When you heat the glow plugs and try to start it, it acts like...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: WVWCE63B05
Hi folks.We have a Ford mechanic working on this VW,so this could be interesting. A friend of mine purchased this 05 passat as an insurance write off.So he fixed the body and everything.Then he goes ahead and buys a new module and used air bags from ebay.All t...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
After installing new DME, vehicle would not start. I couldn't find a procedure for my scan tool so broke down and brought it to dealer. They were able to code it according to VIN. A bit spendy but happy customer. Thanks to everyone who replied.
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDA14C3Y
first thanks for the help ! yes the customer has ok the work. the first thing i did is to put a chain on the exaust cam and check the compression and the two center cylinders were low. to work on this engine you have to have special tools for the cams and one ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D42
I had to use an Autologic Jaguar scanner. There was a code for a Throttle Position Sensor communication fault. The sensor tested good so I cleared the code and released the vehicle to the customer. It has been a week now without a return of the problem. I gues...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Starts sometimes VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hi you all have been a great help this is where I'm at I checked the power and ground at the ignition module when it does not start is good . I had 2 e-mails that said Ign. switch so I checked pin A3 at ign. module and have 12v even during cranking. What I not... Trouble codes: 7 (Signal RPM at CIS-E control module illogical), 27 (Data exchange between CIS-E module and EZL/AKR ignition module defective).
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E0R
Sorry it took so long, because the customer dont wont to spend the money on a new EZL $2200.00 We shoped for a used one & that's why it took a while, but finally we got one, install the used EZL & the car ran like a Champ. Thanks
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L asr VIN: WVWNA23BXY
thanks for the 3 replies. finally found code chart by going up a couple of years in alldata. coding for this abs control unit was 00021. thanks again!!
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWMA23B7YP
All feedback pointed to a malfunctioning Combination Valve or Combi Valve #[...]. The valve sticks or freezes open and exhaust gas enters the air pump and condenses filling the air pump will water. The air pump can stop or blow the 40amp fuse. Code p0411 ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Aux. Air no flow or improper flow).
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall
Thanks for the replies. Another unusual (but typical for us) problem. This ended up to be two seperate problems a bad cam sensor for the no start. And(we think?) the customer beating on the steering wheel when the car wouldn't start broke the insulators around...
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