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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Limp Home VIN: WBADM6339X
The car returned today with a code 100 (no description) and the code 111. I have no information on the code 100 (no TSB's in No Data and not much in the fix archives) I humbly ask for someone who has info or has troubleshot this code for insight. I would very ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335Y
Any bimmer techs, cust brought car (E46, M52TU) in with complaint of loss of power (limp home?) during a turn. As this was happening the EML light and the DSC light went on. She pulled car over and cycled the key. All OK again. She drove the car here with no m... Trouble codes: ABS, 94 (CAN data fault from DME), ABS, 31 (left rear wheel speed sensor), DME, 211 (Idle speed control valve mechanical fault)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L low pad light on VIN: WBAET37432
looking for some info or help on this car customer came in on saturday for an oil change and ck brakes due to pad wearlight on found front pads down to nothing and rears 4 to 6mm remained replaced front pads reinstalling sensor in left front inner pad test dro...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L drivetrain VIN: SALTL16453
hey guys, on coast down to a stop, two thuds as trans shifts 3-2 and 2-1. drivetrain backlash only in front. not there if in nuetral. drag of trans down shifting couses two noticable thuds. tires are the same size and manufacture. tried to drive with front dri...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electrical cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65H5X
vehicle was towed in, customer states car die while driving. Battery was totally dead, no lights indicating that the alternator is not charging.It is NOT charging. But my problem is that the cooling fan is running all the time with the key off. I remove the 50...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOJB0925J
Hello, everybody!! I am crying!! This 928 towed in for stalling, running rough. I do NOT work Porsche usually but this customer is a special. I do NOT have a scan tool for this, so I can not get the DTC, if it has any. Anyway it runs very rough, surging, st...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Heater core VIN: 3VWPA81H7T
Help! Looks like there's no category for heater core! Looking for tips and shortcuts for the replacement of the heater core. I've done a bunch of them on mid/late-80s Golf/Jettas with A/C, but never an A3 car. Any helpful advice out there? Archives show me zip...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Hey Folks- This Passat trips a mil light for lean condition. PO1128 is the only code and there are no drivability problems. Checked for any vac leaks but found none. With Snap-on scanner the o2 voltage for the Front sensor seems to just hang at1.54 volts which... Trouble codes: P1128
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L inter cooler VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
Dear techs, we received this car with engine oil dripping out of intercooler. Checked spark plugs and compression for oil usage. Found softened (colapsed) breather hose. Replaced hose, breather and check valve (pcv). Cleaned out intercooler as best as possible...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Hello VW techs. Does anyone know how to dissable the automatic door locks on the newer VW's. I have heard it can be done using vw's Vag 1551. I own the Snapon Modis that is supposed the emulate the vag 1551, but I have not had any luck. I tried to find some in...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine VIN: YV1TS97D8X
car was in our shop for suspension work and oil change. no complaint of oil press issues. engine did have multiple oil leaks. we changed oil/filter and roadtested. oil pressure warning came on and lifters got noisy, but no bottom end noise. pressure test start...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump ?
Thanks for all the tips. Although the water pump impeller was intact and did not spin on the shaft, it was plastic. We relaced it as preventive maintaince and bled the system. The lower hose now gets hot after abour five minutes of running.Temp guage did not g...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6328W
Thank you to all that helped on this one, I read past repairs along with the input from two of the six posts. It turned out that the purge controll solinoid was working twelve to thirteen times and the thirteenth or fourteenth time it would hang open, after re... Trouble codes: P0141.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADNS347Y
On this car the leak detection pump connector wiring is as such.the connector has 3 wires. #1 is a power wire from fuse #31.The 2nd wire is a ground controlled by the dme through pin 30 and the third wire is for the reed switch in the pump and goes to pin 34.T...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: SAJGA01T33
This Jag needs a new steering rack and pinion,it has an extended warranty and is going back to the dealer,after lubing the shaft into the rack and the firewall bushings the customer says it is not as noisy as it was after a few days,we told him to still take i...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12411
Thanks for all the help and input! First most of the responses were related to carbon build-up or poor fuel or valves sticking. This seemed very fitting with our symptoms, we had already done an agressive engine decarbon with water into the air intake/vacuum s... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder missfire), P0308 (8 cylinder missfire), P1300 (Catalyst damage mult. missfire drive cycle C out of range above max.).
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2994V
Thank you so much for the input On the number 6 plug removal Most techs said one of two things Either remove the wheel and muffler to gain axcess to the engin cover, then remove the cover and the plug was rite there . Or to take some strange setup of swivles a...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Rear Cam Seal replacement VIN: WVWTH63B32
Sorry for the delay, customer finally brought car back last week for repair. You guys were exactly right! The half moon seals were what was actually leaking oil. A couple of you mentioned a plugged jet valve. Sure enough it was plugged solid. You guys are awes...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9604W
Thanks to those that responded. The grounds at the left side were secured. Did complete pinout at engine ECM and all inputs were there. I decided to go for a used ECM and that fixed the problem. This was a nail biter, but thanks again for all the suggestions.
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