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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
Customer complains of no heat and loosing coolant. I pressured checked the coolant system and found no leaks.I checked the heater valves operation. I have checked the blend door flap operation and it moves mechanically and electronically. I do not seem to be g...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
Hey everyone this car is kicking my butt. It came in with MIL on and rough run previously stored codes pointed me to a cam sensor so i put both banks sensors in. i also put spark plugs in it as good measure. It still runs rough but the only codes it keeps stor... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire)
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Starter engagement VIN: WBABS53481
I have experianced this only once but the customer has been stranded by this problem; while engaging the starter the dash lights all go out, the starter solenoid clicks, and releases, lights come back on and then the starter clicks again. This repeats at about...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L low power on takeoff VIN: SAJNV5843F
This Jag has no power at take off untill engine rpm is 2500 or higher. It first came in for a not start. The ignition module was bad. We replaced the module and pickup with a Crane Cams Fire Ball conversion kit. It converts to an optical triger. We also replac...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3907G
i have no spark from the coil, i have no signal to the coil, i have scoped the crank sensor and checked the powers and grounds to the ignition module and even checked to make sure the distributer is rotating and all are good, so i replaced the ignition module ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L conv. top VIN: WDFA68F31F
Hello MB techs. I'm trying to get the convertible top to work. System is inop. Hard top does not unlock. I can clear codes but 1 comes back as soon as I push the switch to close. Code 124-Limit Sw. signal implausible. Autologic has no further information. Lots...
2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
This vehicle is a Mercedes Benz Vito van, 112CDi. No other codes are stored apart from the Glow Plug codes. This vehicle has a rough idle and engine miss whilst driving, whether hot or cold. I am waiting on glow plugs to fix the fault code but cant see why th... Trouble codes: 1481 (glow plug failure glow plug 1 failure), 1482 (glow plug stage current error)
2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 3.6L Readiness Monitors VIN: ZFFYU51AXY
My customer bought this vehicle last Fall, so being in the Northeast, it's not been driven at all over the Winter. He got it registered last week, and I went to pick it up for inspection. No problems at all, except that there were 3 readiness monitors not set:...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78V6S
After repairing engine from broken timing belt and having all of the valve and guides replaced, engine started and ran fine. After a short one block test drive the MIL came on. We do not have a Saab scan tool and used the flash code method to retrieve codes fo... Trouble codes: 17 (Un-Defined), 21 (Mass Air Flow Sensor), 31 (Air Intake Temperature Sensor)
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B5W
This one came back with the same code after 6 months. When I checked the bias voltage on the signal line at the plug I got the recommended .45 v. When I read the sensor voltage on the TechII it says .8v. When I install a jumper across the pins 3&4 of the plug ... Trouble codes: P0133 (oxygen sensor 1 slow response)
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L starter VIN: YS3EF58Z9Y
I have this vehicle in the shop and has been a problem since the customer came in for a busted headlight. My boss was the one that took care of the problem. Well the car came in with a dead battery and blamed it on us...Once we put the battery charger on the v...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Many systems VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Ok we rarely get one that we simply can't think of where to even start but here goes. This Jetta will have the dash idiot lights remain on with the key off and out as well as the parking lights dimly. Also the turn signal indicators will be on half volume. If...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWEH63B31
The info center on the console appears to be reading in german??-This happened on it's own according to the customer-no info on MOD on how to reset-can anyone please take me to school???-Thanks-Deke
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSR69M14
tHANKS every on e for your response. Customer complians that looses water from resorvior every week o so has to add water. Perform pressure test, no leaks found. Replaced pressure cap and heater core thinking that might be problem. Still looses water. Can it ...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGR21J74
Greetings VW techs This PD Golf runs perfectly except that after a hot soak, the engine will sometimes crank too long before starting. It runs perfectly as soon as it starts. Sometimes it cranks so long without any hint of firing that the driver gives up and...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5503S
Car Belongs To Used Car Dealer. Car Was Running Fine As Far As I Know. They Washed The Engine To Make It Look Good & Drove It Down The Road About 1/4 Mile To Dry It Off & It Quit. No Start. No Spark. Checked Wires To Power Stage & Coil. Power & Ground Good But... Trouble codes: 314
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9Y
This vehicle has intermittent failures with many codes being logged. Along with these 6 codes, the ECM is not responding. The vehicle has many symptoms. At times it runs fine, then while cruising the tach, temp, and speedo drop to zero. At this point accelerat... Trouble codes: TCME0, CEME0, SASE0, ABS00, ABS00, ABS00

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Lean Run DTC VIN: WAUBA24B6X
Hey guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. Despite the obvious nature of this problem, I could not see how a vacuum leak could be intermittent, but this one was. Most of you suggested to check for vacuum leaks, and I did with a smoke machine and discovered th... Trouble codes: P1136 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Add System too Lean), P1138 (Fuel Trim Bank 2 Add System too Lean).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD1049X
FIRTS OF ALL THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the guys that took their time to reply. I didn't get useful info this time (usually I do) but it doesn'y matter; the car is fixed and the customer is happy. the main problem end up being a bad connection at one of those ... Trouble codes: P0121.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA0102Y
I feel like a fool, Alldata shows the wrong firing order and my trouble cly. is on the drivers side just like a Ford V8 #5 in front. Swapped coils and missfire goes to next cly. Ordered coil. Thanks for the replies and letting Alldata know of the miss print.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L turbo noise VIN: WDBAB33C2F
Thanks to all who replied. Scott from Washington and Steve from Florida hit the nail on the head. The noise was from the ' pop off valve ' Still testing the car with it disconnected and so far no differance.
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil pump VIN: YS3DF55N4T
I fixed this vehicle by replacing the oil pump and timing cover. There was no obvious reason for this pump cracking, no debris, no marks on the gear teeth, just that crack. I did find a plastic plug in the turbo return line that I had not put in. There had b...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSF29M0X
The general consensus is that it's more important to check cranking speed than starter draw itself, although I did compare draw to my personal TDI Beetle and got roughly the same readings. Spikes just over 500 amps and cranks at about 300-350. The techs that s...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Tack/Speedometer VIN: 3VWBB81E4X
Well guys this one is fixed!! I decided to go back to the beginning on this one and concentrate on the wiper problem. While tracing voltages back to the switch I went to pull the wiper relay out and well there wasn't one! There were a couple of relays missing....
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Stall VIN: WVWGF21JSY
I replaced injector pump with a rebuildt unit, starts instantly now, idles well, revs up well, produces plenty of power.this symptom of not idling is typical of injector plunger sticking. thanks for the many insightful replies. Dave
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
Thank you all for your replies and special thanks to Scott and Larry. My part number was different but it kept me on the right track. On the side of the intake manifold there are two 12mm vacuum hoses, when the lower hose is pinched, the crankcase vacuum goes ... Trouble codes: 16685 (Misfire cylinder 1), 16684 (Random cylinder misfire), 16686 (Misfire cylinder 2), 17544 (Lean adaptive).
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Head Replacement VIN: YV1NK53D7X
Got this vehicle running! The head with the solid lifters works we just had to get the rear cam seals for a later model engine. I also used new head bolts to be certain that nothing went worng. I had all the tools to line up the camshaft, made the tool that yo...
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