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1987 BMW 635CSi 3.4L limp home VIN: WBAEC84051
Hi guys this a car that has been repaired by "shooting from the hip" Diagnostics-the guys in the shop have replaced just about everything (trans/ecu) and the condition is still the same (light on at dash all the time-in "Limp" mode) repair information is limit...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM6341Y
This car starts normally but in@ 1o sec it starts to miss- check eng comes on- comp shuts down inj #2 and sometimes #4 also. Let car run from 30sec to a min. - either restart engine or let run and clear codes and car runs perfect - smooth idle - good power. Yo... Trouble codes: 125 (Unknown), 239 (P0302 miss 2 cyl), 241 (P0304 miss 4 cyl)
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53423
Only when under load car has a really bad vibration. it feels like it is right under the seat. it is at all wheel were just replaced and the front end is tight.We are thinking drive shaft? Any info will help. thanks
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD1049X
need some help; this jag came in with a rough idle, no power, no accelerator action/accelerate by itself complaint. we scanned the car using generic obd2 and came up with only one code described above for the trottle sensor. replaced with brand new complete ja... Trouble codes: P0121
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L firing order VIN: WDBDA28D8M
i need the firing order for the 2.3.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L parasitic draw VIN: WDBGA3E7NA
Hello,I have parasitic draw of 250 milliamps from fuse #17.Fuse feeds inst cluster,turn signals,radio,ignition shut off relay,hazards and dome lamp.I unplugged 15 prong plug from instrument cluster and draw goes away.My question is;Is this pretty much a shorte...
1998 Aston Martin DB7 3.2L Oil Pan VIN: SCFAA4122W
Hi all in IATN land. This DB7 belongs to a friend of mine. Car was running fine. Parked it and came out the next morning to find a large oil spill under the car. There is a small hole at the front of the oil pan and an odd noise coming from the engine. Not rea...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start VIN: WPOJA0929B
vehicle came in (running) with engine noise, found bushings missing in the timing belt tensioner bracket causing the tensioner pully to shift and contact back side of damper. r&r belt and worn cam gears and tensioner.( engine was not rotated at any time after ...
2000 Renault Scenic/Megan 1600CC no spark no pulse from injectors VIN: VF1JA04N22
After changing computers this car worked perfectly for about two weeks. the car was started one morning with no problems.Four hours later I tried to start the car again and found that the batery was dead. battery was replaced with a new one. the car never star...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L Ignition timing mark VIN: WVWDB5154N
Grettings VW techs. We have a Cabriolet that was brought to us on the hook last fall and the customer promptly fell ill and has just recovered enough so we can finish this project. The engine had been disassembled at another shop and came to us in pieces. We i...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWLA81H8V
Hello everyone, I am doing some a/c work on this VW. The battery went dead. I charged it back up and noticed that the radio says "SAFE" on the display. Alldata gave me a procedure to unlock it, but it involves a code. I am sure the customer does not have the u...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVA61H2W
I forget the trouble code, but it had to do with bank one running lean. This vehicle has had the maf replaced. vw part. I know that it could still be bad. Just a few questions though. I am having trouble finding where to get freeze frame data from the modis on...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWRA29M3X
Hi every one, ive got this vw jetta that came in with a code 00297 gear box speed sensor no signal.checked signal on the vag-com tool and it was present and seemed to work fine ierased the code and test drove car shifted fine,gave it back to customer and car r...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B11
customer returned vehicle complained of mil on.scanned for dtc's p0300,p0302,po171 present.visual inspection found vacuum hoses leaking,replaced hoses,cleaned maf sensor,checked fuel pressure ok .air filter,fuel filter new.cleared codes,road tested no missfire... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: GYV15W58D7
We checked the timing marks acording to alldata and the marks line up. The code sets after about 65 miles. The marks only verify the relationship of the cam sprockets (variable) to the crank sprocket (set on a splined key) Any other clues about how this code c... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam timing over advanced)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch VIN: WBADN53472
thanks to all that replied to my cry for help.the fix was a new flywheel. all is well now.sorry for the delay in posting the fix, but my computer died.once again thanks and god bless bill
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 6.3 6.3L Reverse VIN: 1090181200
Due to the time limit, I am going to close this post. The trans shop still has the car and is trying a new valve body. They are pretty confident that the problem is in it. As soon as I get the car back, I will add the fix to the post. Thank you for your help.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
thank you for the help it was a failed mass air flow sensor that fixed the problem as many of you suggested
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cruise VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Hello, Thanks for the help. The problem ended up being the module. The dealer had actually sent me a used module(and it was bad also) which threw me off for a second. The wires in question were the 3 wires that go to the vacuum pump. The sw(black wire) pin 11 ...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L hunts VIN: WVWDH215SY
Thanks to all that took there time to help us.Cleaning the throttle body was the fix, Thanks again JOE
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V81
Thanks to all who responded. Due to the overwhelming response I replaced the mass air flow sensor - In stock at VW dealer (Had reman unit). The long fuel trim dropped to 0%. So far no check engine light and customer is happy. Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture - system too lean All Data definiton).
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