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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: WBADN53482
BMW Techs I have a customer with a 540I that has ran out of fuel twice.His information system states he has 50 miles to go til empty when this happens.You or I would never run our vehicles this low:)My question is,is there a calibration or a way to program thi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WB5UHRJU53
Need some assistance from you Benz guru's... This S500 has a strange problem.. especially when cold- this benz will not start, You can work the key back and forth about 50 times and eventually it starts, there is either no crank at all or it starts fine. After...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOCA2981Y
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this boxter in and the complaint is that it is hard to start after fueling, we have verified this complaint. car ran for about 1/2 hour and had about 1/2 tank of fuel. when we fueled up, it acted like ... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap control circuit)
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAA81EXT
Car came from another shop, starts ok then idle badly and will stall, will stall sooner if you push the gas. P0103 MAF problem. unplug MAF and car stays the same. Spark is always there. Check spark with timing light, timing stays the same though all running co... Trouble codes: P0103
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C6X
Hello Everyone. I have a 99 New beetle that likes to die intermittently. This problem happens with no warning or symptons. The customer is a little old lady,and she drives this car like one. She can get it to malfunction at every stop sign. When I drive it try... Trouble codes: P1127 (Boost pressure control exceeded)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission VIN: WVWMA63B8X
In precoess of replacing clutch...I have everything unbolted from trans to engine but will not come free. There were a total of 6 bolts removed from about 3 o' clock to 9 o' clock that were specified in the bently. It did not show and bolts on the top but said...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWDD21C3Y
Hi Everyone This car came in with blown fuse for AC fans. I installed new fuse and got the fans to work but compressor still would not engage. I found the clutch coil windings were open. I installed a good used clutch coil. and everything was fine for around ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam timing VIN: WVWAC63B21
I'm aware of how to time the camshafts. What I'm not sure of is are the notches on the cams supposed to line up with the arrows on the cam bearing caps perfectly as shown by Bentley manuals? The intake cam lines up slightly to the right of arrow while looking ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWSH63B52
Hey Guys, As usual another weird one landed on our door, This Perticular nightmare is wearing the L/F & R/R brake pads prematurly. The car shows No signs of excessive heat build up. The parts (4Motion) used by another shop are all VW OEM. The brakes are wearin...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5375W
Last Winter we replaced the Engine on this vehicle due to tensioner/idler failure.Shortly afterwards it came in with a PO 505 code(idle air control).We then replaced the IAC that came with the used Engine, with his original IAC.The code came back shortly there... Trouble codes: P00, 505 (Idle Air Control)
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SW61T64
Vehicle died in parking lot. Towed in with a crank no-start. Checked for codes, no communication. Engine fan runs for about 40sec. after key shut off. Looked for check engine light at cluster, no light on. Pulled ECM fuses..all OK. Fan shuts off when fuses are...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1988 Audi 90 2.0L Brake pedal VIN: WAUGC0896J
Thank you who all aplied. There was an overlooked caliper sticking. Replaced caliper and pedal was fine.
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1347H
Thanks everyone who have taken the time to reply to my request. Turned out that Ray [...] were on the money. When cold the a.c. compressor is easy to rotate but as you drive it for a few miles it start to thighten up to the point where it a...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAG12FYEDK
It was overheating. Fixed the hose and that was it Thank you for all your help!!
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L a/c vents VIN: WDBEA30046
The problem with this one ended up being the supply line from the intake manifold. It looked good and I could blow air through it but there was a slight restriction in it and when I replaced it the problem was gone.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L asr light VIN: WDBEA34E8P
well thanks to robi and william i guess this coce shows up when scanning much like the code for starter signal on a toyota .the s16/3 is the park nutral switch on the side of the trans and the n4/1 is the isc control mod thanks for the info guys !!! but anyway...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Sorry for the late close to this, I forgot it was still open. We received many replies to this post. Most said that the crank sensor was at fault. The problem could be verified by watching the pattern generated by the sensor while cranking (if the vehicle w...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: WDBJF25H7X
This customer finally came in.Replaced the air mass meter and car barely smokes anymore.I guess the afm that we replaced originally was no good.I also replaced the fuel filter.Thanks to the 5 members that responded
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Pedal VIN: WPOAB29961
just got the car back to the shop and replaced a bad pressure accumulator! all is well for the moment! thanks again for the help!
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE21J4Y
customer picked up vehicle prior to finishing diagnosis and has not yet returned. was not able to recieve any more diagnostic info on the issue due to this, thanks everyone for your help, ks Trouble codes: P0328.
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L engaged all the time VIN: YV1LS5570W
thanks for your help this one ended up being a mess i found the main wiring harness had a melt down which started at the a/c compressor and went back to the whole harness waiting on cust. to decide if want repair
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L ABS Module VIN: YV1LS56D4Y
Sent car to Dealer. They found the voltage was low when the codes where set and replaced the battery. I think that it may need the positive battery cable end replaced. So far the customer has not called with the abs light back on. Thanks for all your help.
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