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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode VIN: XXXBW60041
Need some help with this one. car came in last october with the transmission stuck in limp mode. At that time I pulled two codes: 003 Pressure actuator EDS 3 11 EGS Signal line disturbed Cleared the codes and all returned to normal until last week. Now th...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH333XX
Car has no Spark. We retrieved a code 209, which Mitchell has no explaination of. We have not found a port to check fuel pressure at this time. Does anyone know what this code is? Trouble codes: 209 (Unknown)
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L no reverse VIN: SAJAV134XF
We are not a transmission shop, we performed other repairs to this vehicle (not transmission related), went to pull vehicle out of shop and there is no reverse. Car was shifting and driving fine before. I would like to know, could this be a minor repair, like ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L n VIN: WDBEB28D3N
after replacing 2 bent exh. valves and 1 int. due to cam bolt walking out wont excelerate. took linkage off pump and lever on pump will only move 1qrt. inch.cheched all wiring and vac lines seems to be ok? can pump be broken or am ii missing something.please h...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WPOAA0941D
Car came in with dead battery. Charged and tested bat. and found it to be marginal. I am giving it an all night charge but it may have a dead cell, I'll know in the morning.After driving the car and the cooling fan runs and I shut it off , the drivers side fan...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
very lean condition at all times/ increaseed fuel pressure masks problem (pinched return line) no detectable vac leaks and fuel pressure good, replaced pump[ and regulator, no change after repair. maf replaced. previous misfire now gone after coil/plugs and wi...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V1Y
hello techs some help on this no start will help, car was just bought and was checked out ran fine, put outside for a 2 days and would not start dio bad coil it was cracked and water got in there,replaced coil ,timing belt and water pump put all back together ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Plastic Flange VIN: 3VWCA21C5Y
This car came back on July 3, 2006 with another broken plastic flange on the side of the cyclinder head. Both times (first time and the second time)this plastic flange is all brittle,and fallig apart on the inside just like the first one it appears that it has...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSB69M52
We have an 02 Jetta that the temp gauge shows 190 in park but when put into drive creeps up to 210 and when any more rpm then idle is given it quickly goes to 260 degrees. The engine is not missing and the resivoir does not overflow. With our temp lazer the se...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS950XR
came back with light on for o2 sensor. replaced o2 with bosch. drove for a day code 115 undocumented. very primitive system have to flash out codes. any help is greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 115 (not documented)
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LW5716S
Good Morning, We have this Volvo with a start up problem. When the engine is started it will high idle and then run very poorly for a short time, lots of black smoke fropm tail pipe, then like you turn a switch it will clear up and run smoothly. Whe it is run... Trouble codes: 534 (Powerstage D)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L rear plastic window VIN: WBABJ6321S
Goodafternoon BMW techs.Thanks to the 10 people who took the time to respond.There is no way to get this thing zipped from inside.We managed from the outside.This is not a job for the short fused people like myself so I put my most patient tech on this one and...
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L shifting VIN: WBAEF6320S
Thanks for the replies I noticed while checking the trans fluid level with scanner attached to monitor atf temperature that the tps signal was showing throttle open all the time - remembered reading a reply from Serge about two like connectors and bingo proble...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Safety VIN: 4USCJ332XV
The response was unanimous, the passenger seat occupancy sensors are a common failure on these cars. The customer was selling the car and decided he didn't care to have it fixed. The buyer brought it in and decided it wasn't worth fixing as well- he wanted to ...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5326W
well firts of all i would like to thank all of you Guys that spend time to reply to this request.. the cars its not fixed but i found the most of you suggested to checked the CATS, I did and found them rattling inside i checked with my gage while... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0308 (cyl8 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire).
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Climate control display VIN: WBAFB32040
Morning all, After a few hours of searching on the wonderfully (frustrating) wide web, I found some wiring diagrams! The address is You need to become a member, which is free and then you can access a wiring diagram section. It's kinda hard to...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43411
Yes, it's fixed! I hate to 'take a stab' at a repair, but due to the urgent nature of the customer's trip and the necessity of retrieving codes and installing the new MAF sensor in the parking lot due to a lack of time/manpower/bay space, that's what we had to... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel trim-bank 2-permissible range exceeded), 227 (Fuel trim-bank 1-permissible range exceeded), 120 (Plausibility-accelerator brake pedals).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D6N
Hi Guy's Thanks for taking the time to help me!I took out the fly wheel sensor[crank posistion sensor] and when I touch the end of the sensor with a screw driver or any metal I get a beautiful spark,so my guess is that the fly wheel is dameged [air gap to big ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA28EXR
On suggestion from Paul, we subscribed to the OE website With help from the information at the web site, we found that this blower will run with the key off when the 'Rest' button is depressed. The fan circuit is designed to allow this to ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L all gauges VIN: WDBGA51G7V
sorry for the late reply but i ended up getting a used insturment cluster and everything worked except for the customers atitude. he doesn't want to spend $1500.00 dollars on a new cluster but now he is mad because it reads 20,000 miles more than it has and sa...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
Well it been 6 days and no call back yet from the cutomer so I am going to call this fixed. I took the head back off, and had the head pressure tesed and it showed OK. The block looked OK but I did not take it out to test it. I ended up replacing the head gask...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M62
Thanks for all your help, I managed to pull a rabbit out of my hat on this one! I got 3 replies, 1 stating that I needed to replace the ECT sensor (I had already done so), and 2 stating that the throttle bodies and MAFS were notorious failure items and I shoul... Trouble codes: P1564 (Idle Speed Control - Throttle Position), P0507 (Idle Control System), P1143 (Load Calculation Cross Check), P1171 (Angle Sensor 2), 19481 (Angle Sensor 1).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
Using the excellent information provided in all of the responses to my help request the fuel pump relay was easily located. There is a relay panel below the left side dashboard behind and under the fuse box. After I removed the lower cover it was easy to repla...
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