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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No crank VIN: ZAREA43LXM
On this car it ran when it came in. We instaled a new trans. Now it won't crank. We checked power to the starter in crank position and have none. We checked power comming out of ignition switch and we do have it there. We do not have it at the bulk head connec...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8325B
This car will not turn compresor on. The pressures are ok and did not need charging. We can force the compresor on with the auto logic and it cools well. The signal from ac control panel to live date screen shows switch is sending signal, but no feed back sign...
2002 BMW 318i 1800CC abs VIN: WBAAY71062
1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX1746R
vehicle has pulse on all fuel injectors but intermittent spark on ignition coil. when vehicle has spark the engine starts and when there is no spark it does not start. all primary and secondary systems recieve power and ground. the ignition coil wire has 12 vo...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY12441
We have a Land Rover Discovery here that the customer requested replacement of the right front wheel speed sensor. The customer told us the sensor was inoperative. We were not told who told the customer what was wrong. We tested and found fault with the sensor...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67E4P
Dear Group. I'm looking for a used control module to operate soft top part number [...]. I have call several places like car-part etc. no luck so far hope you guys can help. Thanks in advance
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBGA32E85
car came in with asr light on inlimp home mode checked codes with baum 2000 code 14 nocan comm from asrccisc controlunit n4\[...] new control unit sameproblem alsoscanner doesnt seem to recognize new unit car had been to dealer numerous times had codes re... Trouble codes: 14 (no can communication with isceaisccontrolunit)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Hello group, Really need your help with this one. We replaced the headgasket on this mercedes last week, and since then we've got a code p0809. We've taken the engine back apart 7 times and checked and re-checked the timing marks and timing chain. The car run... Trouble codes: P0809
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L bas, esp, abs VIN: WDBLK65G5X
Hi I have a 1999 mercedes clk320 the bas,esp,abs light comes on and i scanned it and came with mercedes code c1200 s9/1 short/open circuit implausible. So I replaced the brake switch and reset the fault still same problem it comes on while driving slowly onl...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L softop VIN: WBDLK70G22
I have an 02 mercedes benz clk 430 whith an inop. soft top. When I try to lower the top,the windows go down and thats it.I am very familiar whith mercedes tops but this ones got me.I have run into clks whith a broken ground wire at the rear hatch but this ones...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPG21J91
trying to replace coolant temp sensor. keep getting wrong one. 2 different dealers send us wrong parts. the number on the old sensor is 078-919-501-c. the dealer sends us 059-919-501-a and also 357-919-501-a stating these are the replacement parts but connecto... Trouble codes: P0118 (coolant temp circuit high input)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSS29M01
Hey VW guys This one came in with a no power complaint and a CEL. Verified low power and hesitation Verified CEL found codes P0300 P0301 P0302, Also found upstream Oxygen sensor dead, Cat Converter rattling, removed Spark Plugs, looked as if they were Orignial... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss fire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M02
Car came in with mil on, car was running fine. Pulled out Ignition circuit interruption codes for all 4 clyinders, and a catalyst efficiency too low code. the ignition code was pulled out first every time so i am going to some what ignore the catalyst code at ... Trouble codes: P1355, 90420 (catalyst system efficiency too low bank1)
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L mil VIN: WV2NB47032
We have performed a huge amount of work on this van. After reworking the bottom end from shoddy work done elsewhere we suspected one of the cams might be off a notch. We tore down the top end and found them to be set correctly. We varified this with the factor...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1KW96115
We have a 95 Volvo 960 with a 3.0 which starts up normal but within 30 seconds starts to surge. It is running to lean until the engine slightly warms up(2 minutes or so). The temp sensor ohms just fine and there are no codes in the system. We have cleaned the ...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L seatbelts VIN: YV1CZ59235
Hi, The Airbags were deployed and one seatbelt harness was triggered, when that happened it melted the seatbelt connector. The insurance company will not allow me to splice the harness so I must replace the entire harness for the seatbelts. To try and save tim...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L No power stering VIN: WBSBK9334X
On this car, After checking pump pressure and checking ball joints and stering for binding we replaced the power stering high pressure line. That seemed to fix it! Thanks for the help.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: SAJHX1240W
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request, I hopefully replied personally to each of you, but if I missed anyone, THANKS. Found that the plastic on the RH secondary chain tensioner had failed, and caused the timing to jump on this side. For anyone, lik...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L airflow VIN: WDBHA23G0W
Thanks for all of the help! As most of the responses stated, this system has an elaborate vacuum control system. I found and corrected a vacuum leak at the vacuum box behind the glove box. Thanks to all!
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Temperature VIN: WDBJF70J91
Got 8 replies Emir, John from TN, Robi from FL, Frank from NV, Thomas from Iowa(yea, Thomas my family comes from Des Moines!) Raul from FL,and Chris from NC all pointed out don't forget the basics, check the charge level, well low and behold, read the guages, ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC hvac VIN: WDB2030421
Hello friends, I'm a little frustrated with this vehicle, after I spent a lot of hours and tried to do my best, the system doesn't work, the costumer picked up his vehicle. I learned that isn't a good way to try to do a cheap reapir job with used parts, althou...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
Sure enough, the MAF was the cause of the problem. We found no other leaks that could have caused this code. Many thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P1128 (fuel mixture lean).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C71
These cars have problems with ign switches, wiring, & the main relay all of which can cause the problem this one was having. However this one turned out to be a bad ECM. A new ECM can only be adapted to the immobilizer by a dealer or possibly a shop which is a...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L airbag control module VIN: 3VWPG71KX4
VW dealer acted as though they have some secret that cant be revealed or the end of the company as we know it would occur. 6 dealers in the area all had the same attitude. Thanks to iATN we now know ) It is the correct module. What happened was when the car wa...
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