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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L headlights VIN: WBADNG331X
This well-maintained 540i has factory Xenon HID low bean lights with a self-aiming/adjusting system. The lights are aimed too low. Both lights are evenly "dipped". There seems to be no manual adjustment provision on these light units. The reflectors are mounte...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Air Bag VIN: WBAAM533XY
Hello, Car came in with air bag light on, hooked up Launch scan tool, pulled codes #6 firing circuit, belt tensioner, passenger. #5 firing circuit, belt tensioner driver. also had #1 control unit internal faulty. Now if it had only the firing circuit, belt ten...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission, ABS, Insterment cluster VIN: WBAGH8346Y
BMW gurus! Car came in last week. Customer said he was driving home from the tire shop, ABS light came on, flowed by the Traction light, about 10 min later the trans went into fail safe. He limped it to the shop. Scanned with the Lunchbox x431 and got the foll...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAN56080
This car has an intermitant fault.At times it has very poor acceration and bad idle. Coustermor says it feels like the car wants to go but is holding back.Some times she cant get up her drive which isnt vry steep. It doesnt seem to have any pattern to it eg ho...
2000 Mercedes-Benz A190 1.9L fuel leaks VIN: WDB1680322
HAVE ISSUE WITH FUEL LINE LEAKING ON THIS A190 at fuel tank high pressure line Have removed and replaced outlet hose of fuel tank on two occasions Fuel pressure 3.7 bar which is std for this model has anybody- had any issuesd with fuel pressure regulator inter...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBJH65J82
we have a mercedes e320 wagon that is using one quart of oil at 700-800 miles with no visible signs of leakage no smoke etc this car is being driven by the owner and he never smells oil no drips in garage and we have inspected the vehicle and have not found an...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L intermittent tapping VIN: WDBRN47J82
Greetings all- This car has a very intermittent, very light tapping noise from the right rear. Only happens when stopped, usually within thirty to forty seconds. A *very light* tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap sound is heard from the right rear area of the car. It so...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOAA0941D
Hey fellas- this porsche failed emissions due to high nox at 15 mph on California's dyno test. In alldata there is spots for egr valve, vacuum booster and maintenance light however I cannot find these on the vehicle. Am I overlooking this? Also the timing seem...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Blend door VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
This is not a post but a fabulous fix for a tough problem. Had no heat on left side of dash. Reading fixes for this problem on iatn found broken blend door arm as they all seem to braek. Huge job to replace upper heater box.Someone suggested Saabservices.com f...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Central Locking VIN: YS3ED48E71
Car came in with complaint of wireless remote not activating door locks. Thing is that regardless of the remote the central locking does not work with the key nor the console switch. This problem is also erratic. Also when the console switch works it only acti...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2VWHC63B11
Hello vw guru's, we replaced a faulty abs brake module on this vw and i need to recode it, i have a boss scanner, similiar to a vag-com vw tool. i also have reflash ability on this scan tool. but don't know how to command the function. Can someone lead me the ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, COOLING FAN INOP VIN: 9BWDH61J43
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I have this VR6 GTI with the code 19537 stored for low coolant temp, and obd2 code p3081 stored, manuf. code. Also, neither the a/c compressor or the radiator cooling fan come on. I am thinking there is a correlation between the cod... Trouble codes: 19537 (engine coolant temp too low), P3081 (manufactures specific code)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS96185
Hello, I have this Volvo that has a mil light on, checked codes in the A2 slot two weeks ago and it had a 2-2-1. Checked in MOD and it has no info on this code, checked archives with no luck, googled 2-2-1 and found it is an 02 code for rich o2 circuit. I clea... Trouble codes: 221
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Stall, Misfire, Like timing is off VIN: YV1VS2554Y
I did the seals and belt put it all together. ran ok. Started to drive and had no power. It was weired if you started it up it would run ok if you cut off restarted had no power. Sometime ok and sometimes ran bad. So I took it apart marked every thing and thin... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Rear brake noise VIN: TRUUT28N01
We sourced some PBR ceramic pads and replaced them again. Lubed any rub areas and put a non-directional finish on the rotors. Car has been gone for a week, we'll see if it stays gone. Thanks for the help!!!
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML54D01
We never did find the starter interlock relay-we were able to locate the starter wire and the starter was good-decided to try testing the ignition switch-it was the problem-install a new ignition switch and all is well-thanks to those who replied-Deke
2002 Audi A4 1.8L spark VIN: WAULC68E62
The prescription that worked was the most frequently suggested one; that I replace all 4 coils, the spark plugs, and the fuse inside the car on the left end of the dash. I did open up the ECU box and check for wiring damage and blown fuses and found none. The ...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB2301H
This car is finally fixed. I will start with a brief recap of the help I received because so many techs took the time to reply to my request and I would like to thank them all and I believe in giving credit in writing because so many closes are like an afterth...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L abs VIN: WBABJ8323W
On this one we found that the top had been leaking and it got the abs modual wet. We replaced the modual and low and behold the problem was fixed.
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air bag VIN: WBAFB335X1
Mark from Ga, hit it right on. We had to attempt to clear codes several times with several different scanners. Not sure which one did the job. But the car has been gone for over a week now and the airbag lite is still off. Also thanks to Bob from Ontario, ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
Thank's to all, We replaced the vent valve on the 528i BMW, also the hose's connected to it. Changed oil and added lifter add. to the oil.Car run's great but we still have a miss-fire code#4 and lean fuel trim both banks. The car may run ruff or not. Only af... Trouble codes: 0XF3, 0XF1.
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Finally it's fixed. Many thanks to all 13 replies. After the update I received information from Dallas [...] and he hit it right on. A resistor will only drop voltage in a completed circuit. When you unplud the injectors the circuit is no longer complete. RIGH...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, No Communication VIN: YS3ED48EXY
Car is FIXED! We got a used Twice/key set and program it with Tech 2. The easiest and quickest way to figure out if the TWICE is working (and you don't even need Tech 2 for this)is, as Justin [...] said, 1. the alarm led must flash and 2. the seat belt ... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer code from TWICE incorrect or missing).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: WVWRH63B21
Sorry i've taken so long to post the fix but we had another problem with bent valves. The tensioner was our original problem . We pulled the chain tensioner off and found metal shavings from the machine work. We replaced the tensioner and no longer have the no... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B22
Thanks Mark and all thathat replyed It was the Home Link in the visor unpluged it and all ok.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAD63B45
Hi, This has been a test. After Tim, Suggested checking rear timing chain, I removed valve cover and checked marks, they lined up. After replacing valve cover ,I noticed that one of the coils started sparking. I remembered reading about wide spread problems wi...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L abs light VIN: YV1AW8313P
Unfortunately customer is a cheapo used car guy and doesn't want to pursue issue, I think he's going to disconnect the bulb instead. However, everyone said the abs module and relay with the fuse is under the pass. seat, under a piece of metal (that looks surpr...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LW5724T
Alrighty folks. This one was quite odd, and way off from what we all were working towards. First I would like to say thanks for all your help and ideas on trying to solve this one. So let me recap a little here: Originally, we'd start the car, and it would ru... Trouble codes: 133 (O2 sensor circuit slow response bank 1 sensor 1).
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L turbocharger VIN: YV1LW5648W
Customer reports that oil consumption seems to have stopped. When I pulled the breather box off the block, the lower port was totally blocked. The upper hose going to cyl head was fine so I re-used it. Thanks, guys.
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