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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6630X
car has low milage, other shop with good rep. has replaced comp, dryer, and everything else needed for a complete a/c job.twice with same results its not really a constant hammering sound its kind of like a girgling noise, all same noise. now the comp. arent O...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L hard start/flooding VIN: SAJGX2248W
This vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. upon inspection i noticed all plus was fuel fouled instead of cleaning them i replaced all plugs,blew out excess fuel from cykinders and started eng.. engine ran fine and never gave a problem for two weeks. ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L will not accelerate VIN: SAJHD1048X
Alldata does not offer any diagnostic flow chart for this P1121 code. I have checked all of the related components to cause this issue.Ever thing I have checked has been within spec. Trouble codes: P1121 (Pedal position sensor circuit), P1722 (Trans stall speed failure)
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBEA30D1L
Hey Mercedes Techs. Cruise control works flawlessly when it works. When it doesn't work, it doesn't work at all. It just will not set. Power and ground inputs seem ok, switch seems to be working, speed sensor input voltage is present. How can you check the act...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L srs VIN: WDB2100201
Dear Friends, the complain is the SRS light is always on: We used the AST tool to read AirBag system out and it has two codes: 3 Voltage supply circuit 15R (low voltage) 1 SRS control Module (N2/2) both faults can NOT be erased always return right away, ther...
1971 MG mgb 1.3L volt light VIN: MG12574EE4
hi guys, i have a 1971 mgb in the shop , if any body has any info about the charging system that would be great. it has a red dumbie light on the dash.the light gose off when i take the rpms over 1500.at idle it shows about 20 apms and 12.95 volts .i think the...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L luggage compartment release VIN: WPOAA29961
hello, this porsche is having strange symptoms. Customer reports that while he is driving or slowing down to a stop, the cls/immobilizer module will release the front luggage compartment lid. I have driven the car multiple times and have not experienced the pr...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: 3VWCK21C51
hello and thanks in advance. this car belongs to another shop. they asked me to code up the air bag module for them. i have the part number and the correct code number i believe. at least according to my snap-on shop key. i will provide my module number at the...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L coolant VIN: YV1KW9601V
car came in for check out before going on a trip customer said car runs fine,open hood could see cooling system hose sweating coolant out of them.found oil in cooling system resivor.found several post regaurding this problem on 850 2.4l series car,the problem ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D71
Volvo techs I need your infinite wisdome on this one.my biggest concern at this point is the permanent fault for rear knock sensor ecm-3420 / p0333. I have replaced the sensor assembly and rechecked using Vida's very brief test and the pids looked good at roug... Trouble codes: ECM34, ECM34, ECM48, ECM20
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
hey all,thanks in advance this volvo has us stumped has cold running problem.it is running rich when cold.check map sensor reads 0 hg @ idle when running bad,maf shows 15 grams per sec.@ idle when running bad ,ltft add 10% and stft adding 18%.spark plugs wet w... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304 (misfire 3)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch release VIN: WAUCB28D3X
We were handed a curveball. Got this vehicle fixed. After a third time out replacing the clutch release lever and pivot bushing this time. And after replacing the slave cylinder, thanx to Terry from Colorado, we cut a sighthole in the bellhousing to observe th...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L starting VIN: SAJHN1744T
Hi nd thanks to all that tried,the inertia switch is fine we have tried cycling the security and disconnecting battery.the bcm is definateley blocking the start as we we can start it with the key by jumping the ignition switch imput to the out put through the ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: DA28D7JF48
I have not had time to test this car further I will add anything I do find later.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
Thanks to all that replied. We finally got a scanner on it and found that the gear selector switch was not indicating the correct gears. It would never show 'P' for park. The customer is trying to come up with the money to repair the car. I will update this wh...
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WV2ZT0256C
Thank you all for the helpful thoughts, Kudos to the gentelman who said bad fuel. When the vehicle came in, after head repairs I changed the fuel filter, which had lots of debris. I cut the filter open and found debris on both sides of filter!! The shop that t...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 2-3 shift flare VIN: WVWEE83A1T
thanks to ED DAN & DON for their help. Ill be starting wt VB inspection and air checks to see where this goes.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No communication VIN: WVWMA63B1X
Thanks again Bill and everybody else who nailed it. Sure enough, I disconnected the ABS module and communication came back on line. Thanks to all.
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1FX8850G
Thank you all who took the time to respond! I received some helpful tips on how to test the MAF, unfortunately the customer has taken the car and has not returned yet for further testing. I will try to update this if and when the car returns.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Chassis Vibration VIN: YV1SW53D51
The customer is still cash-short from Christmas and also still waiting for a new baby to arrive. So, I have not fixed this vehicle. I can tell you that many of the replies involve having the axle shafts rebuilt (or exchanged with reman.) due to issues with the...
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