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1985 BMW 735i 3.4L coil VIN: WBAF840369
customer brought this car in with an occasional no start problem we caught it not starting and observed that we had injector pulse and no spark checked and have power at the coil no pulse to fire it though cant find much info on this system any help pointing m...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L no comunication VIN: WBAGH8335X
went to have car smog and have no comunication with the obdII plug. but the bmw plug works. check the power and grounds and the wire from the obdII plug to the bmw plug all seam to be fine. thanks for the help.
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L cold air isn't being delivered VIN: 1231301205
Car came in last winter for inop a/c. Compressor worked but pressures not right. Replace expansion valve and reciever drier, but damaged evaporator in the process. Ate evaporator... now perssures are good and evaporator is COLD but no cool air reaches any of t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF55F5V
car was brought in last week for hard shifting, we replaced the synthetic fluid and filter, car shifted fine for 3 days. car now wont shift up from first and the engine light is on. code po730. what should we do next, is replacing the valve body the correct wa...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWRA81HXR
Hello all, Gotta love these anti-theft coded radios, especially on a twelve year old car... Antenna was replaced, during which the power supply to the radio was interrupted. Of course, the owner does not have the necessary code. Usually not a problem, as a cal...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGH21J5Y
Hello fellow technicians. We are having problems with this vw, initially it came in for fuel trim problem. Repair with a new airflow meter. Fixed fuel trim problem. Also at that time had codes for missfire #1 and #4 cylinder , replace these two coils and all s...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B11
Hi guys! got one for the volkswagen techs. This passat came in with these codes listed below. customer has not any drivablity problems. We checked all the basics and looked at previous posts and found nothing quite like this. I'm just looking for a place to st... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16685 (cyl 1 misfire), 16686 (cyl 2 misfire), 16688 (cyl 4 misfire), 17536 (LT FT too lean), 17736 (knock control limit reached)
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCM31Y55
This car has been an ongoing issue since it was new. This is the fifth visit to the Dealership for an Evap leak and she has been extremely patient with us. The only fault we keep fighting is a very small leak detected in the evap system. This car has been smok... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evaporative Emission System-Very Small Leak Detected)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2551Y
We are experiencing codes P014 & P015. The problem occurred 2 weeks after timing belt replacement at which time the timing solenoid was replaced. After 1 week of regular use, codes reoccurred, replaced solenoid again using genuine parts & gasket. Approximately...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L immoblizer VIN: YV1SWS8DO2
hello volvo techs-hope you can help. this car came in for an oil change and a tire swap. we reset the maintance light and road test. all was fine,custumer went to pick up car and it would not start. the info system says "starting intreupted try agin" after awh...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Limp Home VIN: WBADM6339X
Hello All, Well the code 100 which was set in the trans controller was for first gear slippage which meant we now had two codes for slippage. I pulled the pan again and this time found possble clutch material in the filter. But, the inability to obtain simpl...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
well guys, i finally was able to check the this a. m. , and did check the box where the pcm was and everything is dry and no sign of corrossion. i went into the inlet cam sensor and the pigtail was not even hooked up!!! the previous tech was at fault who left ... Trouble codes: 65 (cam sensor inlet or bank 1).
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L drivetrain VIN: SALTL16453
Thanks for the replies, this is going down as a no fix however. After Jeffrey from Maryland replied I looked into it and found the bullitin in Alldata-sorry Allen [...] didn't find any on the driveshafts and they had been inspected with no problem found. Dropped t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Accessories VIN: WDBEA34E7N
thanx for all the replies, i actually haD 2 problems, the fuse was corroded but after fixing that the locks were very sluggish and a new door lock pump fixed that thank god there was nothin g wrong with the lines. i hear those can be rough to track down and ne...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Hellow tec's I got great responce on this VW. The fix ended up being a mass air flow sensor. I had a couple of replies saying the car needed to go back to dealer to have an idle relearn procedure done on it any time the battery is disconnected. I called Identa...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: YV1TS90D7X
Thank you all so much for your input. Almost everyone said that there is an updated dipstick and tube that should fix this. The updated stick has two orings sealing it to the tube rather than just one. One suggested emphatically replacing the oil cap seal and ...
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