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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53421
driver from out of town, car died, would not restart. restarted for me. can not clear above codes. cannot find any information on the codes. no open recalls. Trouble codes: P1620, P1632
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
vehicle came in with evap leak after replacement upper servo wont allow blend door to open for center dash vent removed dash again to double check and all is as it should be except no operation of upper servo alldata offers little help please jag guys help me
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Climate control VIN: WDBHA28E1R
This one came in with full heat blowing from vents all the time. AC sytem low on refrigerant, so we charged it till evap outlet gets cold and pressures are good, but still full heat. We do not do a lot of electrical on Mercedes, so am not very familiar with th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBKK47FXX
Hey Guys and Gals, I have this car in the shop with an A/C compressor that doesn't power up. I have very little knowlege about how this system works. All i have in the shop is alldata and its pretty limited. My question is, are there any common issues with the...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L ignition switch/steering lock VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Looking for basic instructions for replacing the ignition switch/steering lock unit. Another shop diagnosed it, dealer had the part in stock, and I haven't a clue how to proceed beyond removing the lower panel. Mitchell and Alldata don't appear to address the ...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS30F78N2T
This Saab had P0171 P1171 P0303 with no drivability problems except the MIL on and flashing. I checked all the normal stuff. I read in the arcives about a 02 sensor splice in the harness. I cut the splice out cleared the codes, depowered the PCM for a half hou... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VW1931HLV
Hi group. This vehicle is a headache for me. It has a 01M transmission. The 1-2 shift is very hard when hot. We rebuild the trans (forward clutch was burning), new solenoids strip, VW ATF oil but nothing. We change: TCM, Control Valve body, multifunction switc...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Tire VIN: WVGBC67L74
I repaced the 4 tyres. When I dirved out the car, I found the warning message and the tire pressure warning light. How can I kill the Satan? Thank you guys!!!
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L struts? VIN: YV1KS960XT
Suspension and steering components are tight. Vehicle drives great, however a slight "washboard" type rattle exists when driving at slower speeds in residential area and small bumps are driven over. We thought problem was solved when new mount plates were inst...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, hard start VIN: SALJY1240S
We replaced the rotor and this fixed the problem. The voltages in the mass air flow sensor corrected themselves with the new rotor. The tip that I got that most helped with the problem was to take the cap off and take the coil wire from the cap and see if it w...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Cylinder head VIN: WDBCB25D0H
Most replies have suggested a new head. The old head is not meant to be repaired. New heads are priced from as low as $1600 to $2300. Because the body is not in good condition, I'll probably get rid of it soon. Thank you INTA members
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
The fix is to eather rebuild or replace engine. We will fine a used engine for this one. The trouble is piston slap on #4 cylinder. the oil sprayers plug and starve the pistons for oil. It seems that #4 is the first to go on the saab engines.Thanks to every on...
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Alternator - Regulator VIN: 1532994148
Thanks for your responses and special thanks to Luke Peterson of Integrity Motor service who called me and faxed me exactly what I needed. I now have 13.5 volts idling.I'll try and describe how the wires fit in what holes. If you are looking at the regulator s...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWHG83A5T
The customer hasnt returned the vehicle so I have to close this request because of time. Mark from Connecticut answered my question about boost numbers. I know that the wastegate linkage is working properly, and the n75 solinoid is working too. I know that its... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM test error).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Fail smog test VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Thanks to Don, the air pump was drawing too many amps every once in a while, keeping the monitor from setting. One new air pump later, and a long, long drive cycle, all monitors set, and a passed smog. Thanks to all my replys, Regards to the greatest staff in ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Radio/ Key FOB VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Thanks to everyone that replied to my little post. Donald from Florida gave a great tip to look in the spare tire well. It had a sticker with the radio serial # and a 4 digit code underneath. I never would have guessed. As far as the remote goes, I have tried ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Electric Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWCC21V51
Hey guys, Thanx for all the input, come to find out the new Fan Control Module I had was a faulty one. After getting another Cabrio, same year and model, I went through w/ key on and tested every signal wire going into the Fan Cntrl Module, and Coming out. F...
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