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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ6320S
Dear Group, We have a 95/740 that runs very rough at idle, but runs fine while driving. The engine has been replaced in this car, but the replacement engine was out of a 95/740. We have codes 12, 201, and 203. We have performed a leakdown test and only have 5...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L ac control VIN: WBAET37402
Thanks in advance for the help.fuse 28 5amp keeps blowing only when driven about 20 miles or so.has about 2.0amp dra when sitting. have wiggle test harness.My question is that alldata shows connect 201 at right side of steering column it's not there. Alldata a...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Anti-theft system VIN: SAJFA01D8Y
vehicle was brought to us on hook. Had been stolen and found 2 months later. Ignition had been mangled with a flat head screwdriver and anithteft had locked all engine opperation. WE removed the ignition lock cylinder to unlock sterring wheel. i can now turn i...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Intermittently has very high idle(1500 to 3000rpm) won't happend every start. It does seem to happen more often cold but still sometimes warm.Has new updated overvoltage protection relay. Cleaned thottle plate. Cleaned idle air conrol valve & no change. Replac...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J6Y
info help please. i have looked at smalldata and other info sites to no avail. this car had compressor and front struts replaced about 4 months ago. fine till 3 weeks ago. came in on hook all 4 on the ground after sits a few hours/overnite. when started all fo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Locks VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
Hello everyone, I have this ML with wierd door locks. If I lock the drivers door, the other doors unlock, if I unlock the drivers door the others lock. The tail gate does not care what I do, either way. The center switch performs the same operation, as does th...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J02
car came in from another shop my brick can't communicate either odbII generick or the benz cart hooked up a genisis no commun. in m/b mode got codes from odbII generick hellllllp THANKS mark Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0306
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Power Windows VIN: WMWRC335X6
Customer states that both door windows will go down on their own. It can be an inch or they have gone all the way down as well. We performed an operational test and found normal. Customer says it will typically occur overnight. Any thoughts? Fred
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Temp light and heater VIN: 3VWCA21C84
Hi, This VW was towed to us with what was supposed to be a blown head gasket. Here is what we found. The water outlet housing on the end of the cylinder head was split wide open leaking coolant out everywhere. When we put water in the reservoir it came out jus...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Lockup Convertor VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Alright VW Guys, I could really use some help on this one. The lockup converter does not seem to be working (accept when it shouldn’t). Here’s what I mean. When the car is cold (after sitting overnight below approx.40 degrees) when you start it up, foot on the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWCS21C81
here we go again. its amazing how this business can humble a person, and unfortunatley, i have a parking lot full of cars that are humbling me. this 2001 beetle came in with a check engine light (p0301 and p0304)and would not accelerate. customer requested we ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine -transaxle VIN: WVWPD63B72
I replaced both axle shaft assemblies with new assemblies. The vehicle was in park and I held the axles from rotating as I torqued the axle bolts to 130 FT.Lbs 90-degrees per the local vw dealer.I now have a vibration at idle in drive and in reverse. The vibra...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L oil light VIN: YV1AW8809P
Thanks for the help,I am working on a volvo with the oil warning light staying on with vehicle off and the key out of the ignition. With the engine running the charging system is normal with no warning lights,there is also a 500 milli-amp draw (I pulled all fu...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVW29581
greetings to all this volvo has been to adealer and a local repair shop for an on going problem with a check engine light on.the code is po015 according to the red brick it has to do with the cam sensor circuit.my mitchell books do not even have any info on th... Trouble codes: P0015
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Righr rear wheel speed sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Hello, I am trying to replace the right rear wheel speed sensor on this Volvo. Alldata has no information and a request for information got me very little extra info. I need to know where the connector is in this vehicle. There is one post in the archives tha...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38224
Please help, Volvo Magicians. Vehicle came in with no symptoms other than check engine light on. Pulled code P0172 for rich exhaust. Freeze frame data only showed LT fuel trim at -4.5 and ST fuel trim at about -2. While I was watching the fuel trims under vari... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich - Bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Key Lock Cylinder VIN: WAUGA84A4V
As suggested by everyone, there just isn't any easy way to do this. Follow the steps as unclear as they are, and it will eventually come out. Now comes the fun part...today I have to put it back together.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Thank you everybody, i disconnected the throttle valve and problem did not go away. What i did was replace mass air flow due and problem is fixed, I don't know what relation is their but it fixed the problem.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6349Y
Special thanks to Chris, also from Michigan. He pointed me in the direction of the correct fuses. Fuse 31 was bad. Replaced it and the ABS anf fuel pump came back on line. The wipers had already come back. There is a bulletin regarding replacing the relays, (t... Trouble codes: 130 (CAN buss), 050 (Fuel selonoid valve), 069 (Fuel pump reay), 035 (secondary air pump), 126 (Tank leak pump).
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L analog cluster VIN: SAJKX6249T
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L charging light VIN: SAJHX1240W
thanks to those that replied . it is an internal cluster problem . found voltage switching at pin 22 at ic , was informed that they have a soilder joint problem but customer did not want to spend the money to diagnois any more . again Thanks
1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALHV1247M
I installed the factory cap and rotor. Quality is so much better. Customer has driven for 2 days with no problem. Thank you for all your help. Brian [...]
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDB1290661
I found out that even though the ignition module runs both coils from a different wire, one deffective coil can affect the other one. I replaced the coil on bank B which is behind the ABS control unit and the problem has been fixed. Thanks to everyone that hel...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBFA76E2R
First and very important, i want to thank very much Mr. [...] for tacking their time to help. I have rechecked again this car, i turned the steering lock to lock few other times wit...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifts VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Several adaptation numbers were approaching limit, customer elected to send to local rebuilder instead of MB replacement. Suggestions given were valve body, conductor plate and spring, which we found broken and replaced, but had no effect on shift quality
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF82J22
Customer is a car dealer who probably won't buy another Benz. He didn't approve any repairs. Needed to start with the module but he'd already priced that and decided to take as is. Pwr and grds. were all good from body shop. The module was the only way to ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 3WRB69M12M
first of all thanks to everybody that took their time to reply .gentlemen.., the vehicle is fixed. finally replaced the transmission control module and the hard downshifting is gone. special thanks to John from Ontario and to Jared from Washington. I'm suspect...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L flap control VIN: WVWWH63BXE
Thanks for all of the helpful replies.The proper way to do this repair is to price it as if you are doing a heater core replacement.All 4 motors are also recommended while unit is apart.Due to high price and mileage,the customer decided not to repair,but to tr...
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