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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L starter VIN: ZARBA5640H
intermittent no power to starter - starter is good and will crank if jumped - power exiting ignition switch is good - somewhere between ignition switch and starter we've got an open or bad connection - might be a relay - problem is i have no electrical diagram...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5338X
Car came in with an 02 sensor code bank 1 and fuel trim bank 1 upon inspection we found the fuel pressure at 55psi due to lack of vacuum at the fuel pressure regulator. In order to correct the vacuum problem we replaced the crankcase breather valve and all hos... Trouble codes: 1188 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 301 (Missfire cyl 1), 302 (Missfire cyl 2), 303 (Missfire cyl 3)
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
The car came in with leakage from the area where the switch and interior lights are located. Greenish HSMO or what appears to be HSMO) drips down from the module containing the top switches and the interior lights. This module is located below the upper part o...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L windws,interior light(s) VIN: 4JGAB5XA12
no start,no cranck.when you turn the key on, no light on the dash board.replaced the engine control module,car starts,turn the a/c fan on car died and unable to start.need help.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Soft top cover VIN: YS3DF78C32
This is a private import car to Israel, as the first generation 9-3 were not imported regularly. The car came with the soft top inoperative, after the owner had tried to force it to close on a box that was too big to haul in the car, was on the rear seat. Afte...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VESA81H5T
vehicle had (possibly) the same issue 2 years ago, our documentation is not specific here. at that time a trans service was performed and the sensors were checked, code was cleared and all was well till about a month ago. at that time customer returned and sai... Trouble codes: P0501
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Air Intake Niose VIN: 3VWSP69M83
The car has a " Whooshing" noise on hard acceleration or under load i.e. going up a hill.It sounds like brushes on a street sweeper.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L airbag VIN: WBAAVS343U
this one is down the road. replies were that the pin #'s for the left rear air bag are 22 and 23. broken plastic tabs on the harness side of the air bag connection can set the code. if replaceing the module, BMW will have to reprogram. on our car the module wa...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Lighting VIN: WBADT43482
I installed the LZM and coded it and so far I have not had a negative response from the customer, still keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks to all that responded.
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L soft top VIN: 4USBT53403
Thanks for the replies. I was able to get my hands on a factory manual. Brents description is very accurate (thanks). Not too bad once you do it once. Be sure to lay blankets on the rear fenders to protect the paint.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
I would like to thank everyone for the help. IATN RULES! Well the fix for this car was complicated. After I replaced the engine harness the car still ran the same. I pulled the ecm out and found someone had drilled a hole in the side to run two wires that had ... Trouble codes: 18 (cam timing selenoid), 104 (fuel safety shut off recognized), 035 (o2s control system rich stop mix too lean), 022 (cc/ea actuator reports limp home mode), 06 (isc), 095 (adj cam timing selenoid y49 open or shorted).
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks
Well, I'm sorry to say this car didn't get fixed. The car came in with three problems. 1st the dash lights would flicker while driving. I found the connector for the dimmer falling off, possibly from someone pulling the radio to install a satelite radio and tu...
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