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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8327T
Hello and thanks, This car came to me about 4 months ago and was overheated and blew the head gasket, My tech did the job, who is no longer here and it seems from talking to custome this problem only occured after doing head gasket. I keep getting code 211 kno... Trouble codes: 211 (Knock sensor 2), 108 (continuous voltage)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGJ8327W
There are no codes. Car runs great. Starts immediately. If left to Idle, it will cut off. Sometimes 10 seconds and sometimes 3 minutes. Restarts immediately. Also when driving, it will cut off, but looses 1500 rpms(or so) and catches back on. I ran all the tes...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: CAJEA51C22
after install of new engine have a constant engine light have checked cylinder compression all at 150 psi, spark plugs are new irridiums, snapon fuelkare, checked injector spay by cranking over all have a nice even spray, checked for vacum leaks at intake, inj... Trouble codes: P1313, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater flow VIN: SAJEA01T53
Customer states since we replaced the dual function (left/right) heater valve, there is no way to adjust temperature for right side of heater, always stays hot. Left side adjusts fine. This was stated by the customer on the second day after pickup. Customer ap...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1070441202
Customer pulling hill, car started to buck and snort, pulled over and car will not rev up, good fuel pressure, we do not have any repair info. to look for specs, or componet location. Looking for suggestions.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA250XK
HELP!!! This car is driving me nuts... It came in as a dead no start... well i hooked up my fuel pressure guage inline with the supply to the fuel distributer and had no fuel pressure... tapped on tyhe fuel pump relay with the butt of a screwdriver and would s...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Steering VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Vehicle has some odd steering symptoms. At idle in shop when you steer from side to side it will chatter a little and had a droaning sound mainly in the left direction. We flushed the p/s and put the correct synthetic 11s fluid and the droan in shop seemed to ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz Vito 109CDi 2.2L Compressor VIN: WDF6396052
Hi guys, Got a bit of a curly one here. A Mercedes Vito van was brought in with the airconditioning system not operating. The problem is that the variable duty solenoid located in the compressor is not getting a signal from the climate control head to allow i...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, ping under load VIN: YS3DM58V1R
Help! This vehicle came in running very poorly, with a customer complaint of a misfire and lack of power. Initial testing revealed a misfire on cylinder 3, no stored DTC's, and fuel pressure within acceptable limits. visual inspection of the #3 ignition compon...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L a/c relay VIN: YS3FB49S03
a/c inop-dtc po646,test and no ground from trionic module to close relay-works when jumpered to ground,using tech2 to activate a/c in trionic still no ground-so I think may be bad trionic module but knowing these cars have many gremlins am looking for someone ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA8186T
VW Tech's, I'm not too familure with "Der German spark works". I have a cranks but won't start condition. The diagnostic charts I'm used to are a bit more generous with specs so I'm a bit apprehensive. What I have is a RPM/Sensor with a good pattern but its am...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B42
Theis vehicle came in wiht an erratic heating condition. The Temp gauge registers hot and there is gurgling in the tank. We initially replaced the thermostat with no luck and then checked for exhaust gases in the cooling system. We got a reading of 308 ppm and...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Compressor VIN: YV1LS550XP
Vehicle came in not cooling. When I first start the car, the compressor runs. After a few seconds the compressor starts to cycle rapidly. I started backtracking, if I jumper the lo pressure switch it is the same, but if fed B+ thru Power Probe the compressor r...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
I pulled off the combi valves and found low flow from right bank.very little exhaust comes out customer declined further repair. thanks for your help george Trouble codes: P0411, P1423.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAM3339X
First, thanks to those who replied. I got authorization from the body shop to inspect their work of installing the right side curtain airbag and side crash sensor, removed the glove box and "A" pillar trim to check harness and connector. I removed the connecto...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01N51
SUCCESS! This went from a no-start to a no power and many codes to running on 5 out of 6 cylinders to a properly running car. I was finally able to reset the immobilizer with my WDS (just a matter of figuring out the proper sequence). It then ran on 3 cylind... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected engine disabled).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA29D9N
Nox is a measured emission in CA. for our smog tests. With power to the red/blu wire, the overvolt relay and fuse are good. All other smog equip worked as its supposed to I.E., air pump clutch and valves. The EGR circuit in the ecm was bad. Cust. declined o... Trouble codes: 16 (egr syst.).
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L asr VIN: WDBGA51E6R
After receiving a suggestion to check harness I deceided to check why the oil press gauge in the IC was inop. As soon as I checked the connection at the oil press. switch I saw that the insulation on the wires had deteriorated to the point that most of the wir...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGD21J41
Hey guys, just got the car back into the shop. Symptoms are very apparent now, fells like misfire and very bad vibration. Was able to pull coils well running and found #1 not firing at all. Replaced coil and retest, has alot more power but still bad vibrati... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16686 (2 misfire), 16685 (1 misfire), 16795 (sec air system incorrect flow), 16687 (3 misfire).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Battery draw VIN: 3VWSE69M43
Thanks for your help, the culprit was the comfort control module that was not going into sleep mode therefore was constantly drawing 250mA. Anytime the ccm was hooked up via bus line to other modules it would draw. After replacement it drops off to about 10m...
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