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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
Hi All, This Bimmer is driving me nuts. It idles good but picks up a misfire at about 2500rpm. This will happen in nuetral in my service bay. When this happens, the cylinder 2 and 5 injectors shut off. I have checked this by listening with a stethescope and b...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs/ traction VIN: WBAGJ8326T
R/R engine and trans to replace head gaskets. When I started car the traction and ABS lights were on. Scanned codes came back RR abs sensor wiring and Choke valve malfuction. I saw that everyone recommened replacing the cable in case it was binding. I did tha...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L interior lights VIN: WAGJ8326WD
fuse #6 will blow - we have the side reading lamps but no center dome lamp function and no door entry lamps - when you attempt to open the door or activate the interior main dome lamp their is a slight glow before the fuse blows - we had fault codes 002 fuse o...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
i have one that the left front window is inop. i replaced the window switch,window regulator,general module with no luck. i also checked door wiring and is ok. i have voltage at the switch and only one wire to the motor has power and the other has no ground or...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6332W
we are trying to replace the blower motor on a bmw 528 - it states that we need to remove the "a" pillar interior moulding to remove the upper portion of the dash - we have exposed a portion of it but there is an airbag inside the pilar and we are not sure how...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L keyless entry VIN: WBADM634XX
car was brought to us from another shop with one new key and one original key. neither key would operate the keyless entry feature. we replace the batteries thinking maybe weak and still could not initalize. we replaced the general module and coded it and no c...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle response VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Questions: Any wiring harness problems with these vehicles is this possibly a DME problem. Any help or ideas would be helpful Trouble codes: P0120, P1542, 147 (can throttle position trans ecu code), 169 (throttle valve system shut off), 172 (pedal travel switch 1/2 short circuit), 173
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGG83471
We've got the luxury of doing a parasitic draw diag. on this beast, so here goes.. Battery drains overnight - par. draw never gets below 500ma w/ all door/hood/trunk switches closed and alarm set. Checked w/ low amp probe and hardwired meter. I cannot disconn...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Windows VIN: SALPM16491
"Window Not Set" message comes on in the instrument cluster. Battery was disconnected for some electrical repairs. Windows and sunroof works ok but the message comes on anytime any of the switches are pressed. I couldn't find any info on setting this in alldat...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Charging VIN: AB93A6DN01
The owner loves this car. It doeswn't want to charge properly though. The ignition switch, alternator glow plug relay have all been changed. When you run the vehicle there is no charge, (and the light on the dash does not come on at this time, does come on whe...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Customer purchased vehicle recently and it know has a no start problem. I would crank but wouldn't fire. We did test on cam and crank sensor and everything was within range. If you left the ignition on for more that one minute, suddenly everything would start ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L service light VIN: WMWRC32070
just wanting to know how to reset the service/inspection light. I have a procedure that invlove pressing the trip meter button & its supposed to say 15a but I cant get it to do this-hope someon can help.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L service reset VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
Hi dear friends i want to known if some can help me with the service reminder indicator, it says service now, im trying to reset with the odometer button and it only shows service reset, them i dont known what to do for this can be complete reset, another ques...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N8W
So customer complains of "chugging" upon decel and return to idle, especially in traffic jams. Dealer put DI cassette and plugs, didn't fix it. I never got the car to act up on me, had my helper drive it for fourty five minutes and it did it once. Tried to sta...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81HLI
This car was just bought for my grandson it has been sitting for 4 years. I have found a lot of mice nests and I think they might have chewed through a line or hose some where.It sets a code # p1582 I have checked for intake and exhaust leaks and found none I ... Trouble codes: P1582
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no Acceleration VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
Car starts ok problem is when you give it throttle it wont rev up and it blows smoke wont rev over 1200 rpms.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
I'm not a veteran VW tech, so have no experience to help. Problem is after first 1 minute of warmup the car bogs down and will not accellerate until completely warmed up, OK during first minute also. Acts like runs out of fuel, will even do it in service bay i...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Valve body?? VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
Here's one that will NOT go away. Brace yourself, It's a long story. I have this good customer as well as a good guy that bought this TDI Jetta later in it's life. His complaint to me and to the dealer was that it intermittently stalled when he put it in gear...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5648W
MIL light was on code P0410, FET445 (Volvo code) previously replaced air pump, check valve, relay & solenoid valve ground signal is missing from control unit to relay wire has continuity Trouble codes: FET44
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIT990D6Y
Car came in with fault codes as follows. Code P1132(280A) front heated oxy faulty signal(signal too high.Intermittent signal). Code P1152(290A) Front heated oxy B2 faulty signal (signal too high intermittent).Smoke test intake for leaks. Fixed two small leaks.... Trouble codes: P1132 (Front heated oxy faulty signal signal too high. intermitant fault), P1152 (front heated oxy B2 faulty signal signal too high intermitant fault)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUED28D7X
Everybody says clean the throttle body which I may or may not do. I know that will fix the problem but what I'm finding is that at a certain age you start to admit that you're old, lazy, corrupt and possibly wrinkled as well and that diddling the laptop is a l...
2005 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L oil filter change VIN: TRUWF28N95
In order the change oil filter, the tray beneath engine has to come out. I had my doubts, because it looked like never removed before, and customer stated that it was done already once at Audi dealer. You may need following tools: 'triple square' 14 mm, torx T...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L Misfire codes VIN: WBSBG9324V
I want to thank all the gentlemen who wrote in and gave me hints about the problem. The main problem boiled down to a faulty VANOS unit, I presume that when the previous shop tightened down the unit without turning the gears to engage properly in the VANOS uni...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no forward gears VIN: WBADM634XX
Well after checking the wiring and trying a computer from a known good car I decided it was the transmission. Hard to beleive that with in 200 miles it would go bad from this company. I contacted the company and they are going to refund me the money for the tr...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ews VIN: WRAFB335X1
hi everybody i got 5 replies and thank to all of them.every body including me were very much shoure to have bad ews but in my surprise the other keys crank and start the car.know i`m looking to explain to the insuranse company to what and why goes wrong with t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs /traction control VIN: WDBRF61J43
it is gone it was the seals I got 3 replys in about 2 hr after posting it a 830pm the relucter is in the seals the give away is in the seals are magnetic I was carefull as to how I put them in I used a wood block and a malit and also how far I drove them in sp...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRT29M51
Sure enough it was the water pump.I pulled the thermostat out and felt the impeller was damaged. When I removed the water pump the impeller was in three pieces. Thanks for all of the help messages that was sent. Was a big help when I was pressed for time. ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J82
Many thanks to all of you for your help! The temp sensor was the cause of the flashing temp light. MAF was messing with fuel delivery. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0420.
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L ac switch VIN: YV1KS9500R
Thank you to Iatn and all the members that make this a great resourse. I had 4 very quick replies and 2 were dead on . Temp controll Code 132 is open or short to 12volts in the interior temp sensor ,which is located in the dome light.With this info I removed d...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L power steering pump VIN: YV1VS29531
'A plastic pulley' and someplace there are drums filled with them. At least wherever the manufacturer is. Well since this is not a option for me, I will install a junk yard pump & the pulley will be on it. I appreciate the replies received.
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