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1997 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D4V
thanks for all the help in advance. vehicle came in with ecm trouble code 17748 (cam/crank wrong combination), 17799 cam sensor shorted to ground, 17800 cam sensor shorted to power. we've found camshaft sensor with broken connector, crankshaft sensor shorted t... Trouble codes: 17799 (camshaft sensor shorted to ground)
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L traction control VIN: WBACB4325S
We have little info on this system. We replaced valve cover gasket and starter on this car and thought all was well until customer returned with stability control light on. We scanned the system and found code 50. We also found a tsb that said problem with hig...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L oil pressure VIN: WBABH7323V
We just did a basic oil and filter(cartridge) change on this Beemer and afterwards the oil light is staying on. We've tried primming the pump through the cartridge housing, but no luck.We haven't manually checked the oil pressure yet, hoping there's a simply s...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Accessories VIN: WDBEA34E7N
i need a little help from the mbz crowd. the door locks stopped working and are inop on all 4 doors and trunk, when you manually open and close the drivers door lock the rest move just a little bit, not sure about the trunk?? i think there a vacuum pump in the...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E5R
Vehicle has an oil leak from the rear top of engine. Suspected VC gasket as first cause. Renewed trans pangasket as an "also leak" It's back and still dripping 100 mm size circles of oil on the garage while parked overnight. R&R VC to inspect. VC gasket OK. Do...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs VIN: 4JGAB54EBY
The vehicle won't let me finish coding untill the problem is fixed either. also would like to know the definition of Squib, Thanx, Scott
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L panel lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E11
This 2001 ML320 has a problem with the interior illumination lights for the ac control unit, radio, window switch package, shift indicator and any other switch in the center console or the lower control panel (around radio). But with the key off or in #1 posit...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L no crank, no dash l. in pos. 2 VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
good morning benz techs out there. this ml 320 came in with a no crank complaint. the main problem is when turning the key into position 2 (run)none of the warning lights come on, also won't come out of park and the scanner won't communicate. also tried to res...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: WAUYP64B01
We have fixed this car and it went well. I had just 3 replies, but with locale input and the replies it is clear that raising this car and not puting it in 'jack' mode can not due damage to the air bags, this car clearly had worn spots in the bag causing the l...
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L excessive crank case psi VIN: WBAEG131XN
we are in the process of installing a used engine at this time,thanks to all who responded
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L propeler shaft VIN: WBAGD4322R
Well, every single reply more or less shouted the same thing. Driveline. I was pretty much of the same mind myself, but wanted a little back-up before selling this fairly expensive repair to my customer. Once again, IATN comes thru. One reply from Kevin in Neb...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV334X1
I would like to Start by Thanking all who Replied The Fix was indeed the Thermostat Housing Assembly 10 out of 10 Replies sure couldnt be wrong BMW Part # 11-53-7-509-227 it didnt show any signs of damage and actually opened and closed while bench testing in a... Trouble codes: 128 (Coolant Below Thermostat Regulating Temp).
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L torque converter VIN: 5UXFB33552
I would like to say thanks to all that took the time to reply... all three of you. Well it turned out not to be the trans. that was causing the code. The problem was in the wiring for the brake light circuit. It had rubbed through the wire insulation where it ...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L failed test VIN: SAJDA42C71
Thanks to Thomas, Clint and Michael. I ended up with a total of five different Jaguar drive cycles. One was temperature sensitive. The local ecology department said this was a Ford system. Apparently you can take the emission test here with one incomplete moni... Trouble codes: P1000.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs, traction and hdc warning lamps on VIN: SALTY1246Y
Thanks to all that responded to my help request with this Land Rover. All of you agreed that there is no way to pull manual codes on this vehicle and you must use an OE type scan tool such as Auto Logic to pull/clear ABS codes. Thanks to Ken [...] who pointed...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45AXD
A rebuilt fuel distributor was required to repair this vehicle. The suggestion of removing the fuel lines and watching the cavities fill while depressing the flap was very helpful. We are still waiting for our customer to return, as he gets a slight hesitation...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2982W
Dave & Daniel hit it on the head it was a vac. leak on the oil seperator we had put on smoke machine showed the lower hose leking at the spring clamp changed clamps all worked perfect thank you all Trouble codes: 1124 (1126 -), 1126.
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WPOCB29822
Well the car has been gone for a while now. We also drove it quite a bit before it left with no problems. The problem is that I'm not really sure what fixed it. When the problem was happening, I had the A/C controller out of the car, as the original was fried....
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Heat VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Hey there pros and joes, Well, once again working in a shop of 60000 plus mechanics has its advantages. Special KUDOS to the following technicians; -Bart [...] -Chris at Euro Mo...
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