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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery VIN: WBADM6349Y
We have an intermittent significant drain on the battery . The battery goes DEAD intermittently. we believe a module may not be going to sleep intermittently . Have you had a recurring , similar event? And what do you do to fix it ? Thanks, Michael
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADNS347Y
Goodafternoon BMW techs.I have a 2000 540i with the check engine light on. I have code 01,activation,solenoid valve,leakage diagnosis pump,permanent. and code 185,leakage diagnostic pump control.Alldata has no information for these codes.I have tried a leak de...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240W
Hi, I am working on this landrover. it has been at a previous shop that is no longer in business. That shop had the heads off the vehicle and to a machine shop. The machine shop is still in business, i have spoken to them.. They did a valve job to the heads. n... Trouble codes: 1367 (misfire code)
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA52E3R
Hello and Thank You in Advance if anyone can Help on this, This Vehicle Failed Smog for Check Engine Lite, Pulled codes from the Box Under Hood, Code 8 Coolant Sensor Open/Grounded, Alldata does not Show Coolant Sensor under Emissions Section for Tersting and ... Trouble codes: 8 (Coolant Sensor Open/Shorted), 26 (Upshift Delay Deactive)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA70E7V
The SRS light has come on and I need to know what am I dealing with here. any help would be greatly appreciated. Told customer to bring car in next week to allow me some time to reasearch the problem.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L obd VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Hello MB techs This 240 will not go to OBD ready mode after about 180 miles I dont know the code that was cleared to cause the flags to be reset as it was brought in from another shop there are no pending codes as per a modis in generic mode although the ignit...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC hvac VIN: WDB2030421
After we replaced hoses , made flushing and vacuum, we charged with 1.8 pounds we discover that the compressor was bad, we replaced the compresor with a used one, it works ( this is a non magnetic clutch compressor) the pressures that I got are 20psi in the lo...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2994V
Have a quetion for all you porsche techs. This 911 came in with 21743 miles on it and we decided to do a tuneup This is the 12 plug version. I was wondering the best way to do these plugs. one of the rear plugs on the pass side is covered completly by the powe...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWACC63B8
This car makes a rattling noise on startup that stops after a few seconds or when you rev the engine. Once the noise stops it usually doesn't come back until you shut the engine off, let it set for a few minutes and then restart it. It sounds like a loose timi...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 Audi A6 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGA84A3T
this headache is gone . the cluster ended up being the problem . after checking all the wiring over a couple of times i came to the conclusion that this vehicle needs a cluster. the dealer had the tool to test the gauge and would test it for us for free if we ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6049X
Only received one reply on this problem.We decided to send vehicle to local Jag. dealer due to lack of info and scan tool capability.We are currently looking into a GDS 510 (I believe that is the right name)scan tool.Sorry not to be able to share any usefull i... Trouble codes: P1642 (CAN circuit malfunction.).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Brake Rotors? VIN: WDBEB28D8N
Hey everyone, We got this head knockin' Mercedes FIXED!!! We got a brand new rotor and installed it and it quit shaking. So I strongly believe that the rotor was a trash rotor. By the way the first rotors we bought were from a Mercedes Dealership but not guara...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Group, A new pump, relay and fuse and the Benz is traveling in the upright position and is happy. Thanks to all; especially Fasthair for the location of the pump.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B8X
As most of you suggested (other than our friend Jim who wants us to fill the tank with the cap on) we replaced the purge valve and the problem went away. We have waited through several fill-ups and no issues have ensued. Thanks Trouble codes: 17546 (fuel trim bank one too lean P1138), 17544 (fuel trim bank two too lean P1136), 16839 (EVAP sys. large leak P0455).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M41
We opted to do as little as possible to fix this car since there were so many codes. The reply that made the most sense was david's.. He found on a car with simular codes that the problem was in the turbo recirculating valve which would not hold vaccuum. Ours ... Trouble codes: 16686 (missfire 2), 16685 (missfire 1), 16684 (missfire), 17705 (turbo/throttle valve pressure loss), 16486 (mas), 18047 (throttle petal position sensor).
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, electrical sys malfu VIN: YV1AX8842K
While I never made the car die as described by cust, several suggestions were for the brushes in alt being suspect. I removed the regulator and found one brush extended only 6mm while the other only 3 to 4mm. the contact point on shaft was somewhat grooved too... Trouble codes: 143 (knock sensor/circuit fault).
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Air Conditioning Mode VIN: YV4CZ85296
Hello All, Unfortunately I have not had opportunity to return to the dealer with this problem. What I have learned to date is that this new V8 platform uses an expansion valve and not an orifice tube in the AC system. The more I listen to it the more I am conv...
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