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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L uncknown VIN: WBAE62316N
This 8501 will not charge battery at idle after turning engine on. After accelerating car up to about 3000 - 4000rpm it will start charging. After that even at idle charging is normal. Tachometer is not working at instrument panel. There is some other instrum...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABN33411
I need some help from you BMW guys. I have this 325 that has a very intermittant no start. I cant get it to happen here. I did add a LED to the power and grond turn on wires for the DME relay. The customer stated it did not light up while trying to start. Powe...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB33533
SUV came from another shop with a battery death after 2 hours car locked or unlocked. They've replaced battery but still. I found here that the radio is on all times even with key out of the ignition, also we got data from ZKE module telling me that driver's a...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air bag light VIN: SALME11464
hi guys we scanned this truck for codes with launch we got codes 62 and 74 but no definition what i need is the deffinitions for these 2 codes we used the launch and this is all i could get out of it all help is needed thanks
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBDA28DXH
This 190E was running great until 4 days ago. It just started up cold and ran rough for the customer. At idle is the worst. Off idle is ok and it seems good under load. Feels like a vacuum leak or a restricted injector. I checked the compression, good at about...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: CA2403JA40
Hello People, I have one thats got me stumped. After original repair, the vehicle (putting it mildly) "runs like shit" This situation all started after replacing the A/C compressor clutch. Brief description of original diag. and repair DRIVER COMPLAINT= A...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBA4808J
comp clutch draws 2.5 amps and engages when manually activated.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Reverse and low VIN: WDB1400322
TRANS IS 722.371 Vehicle came into shop for a complaint of slipping in reverse gear, once vehicle had been driven for 20-30 minutes. We removed the transmission and torque converter and had both rebuilt. Upon dissasembly we found the B3 frictions to have wo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Sun roof motor VIN: WDBJF72F6V
Sunroof had broken lifting mechanism and kinked sunroof cables. All replaced. Roof operates perfectly - EXCEPT - in "pop-up" motor does not stop. Runs until cables hit limit and make snap noise. Tried motor from wrecking yard? Cannot see anything wrong with ei...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L locks, antitheft VIN: YS3ED45E4Y
Hello SAAB guys, got this 2000 9-5 that came in for a bad oil leak, found oil pressure switch separated and leaking badly. Ordered switch from dealer and in the meanwhile, waiting for the next day delivery, disconnected battery negative terminal, removed start...
1994 Volkswagen CAMPER VAN 2466CC Aux. Battery VIN: WV2PD070XR
I am having trouble finding the auxillary Battery. The information says under the drivers seat, but it definately isn't there and we have looked through most of the van. Any one have any suggestions. Thanks
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine VIN: WVWBB81E2S
Odd thing is, tach starts to fluxuate a little, then stalls for 30 to 45 seconds. Pull any plug wire off and starts up on 3 cylinders, replace and stalls immediately. Pre obdII, and no check engine light at all. Super low miles! Any ideas? Next trick was to go...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B3X
This one is driving me crazy. came in with these two codes i have tested the cam and crank sensor with vantage scoped both. I have removed ecu and ohm cheaked wires form the sensors to the ecu all have no resistance. I have cheaked the basics/ timing the timin... Trouble codes: P1337, P0322
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L seals VIN: 3VWSE69M72
i have replaced cam and crank seals and timing belt, twice and valve cover gasket set. it keeps leaking oil out of the front? i cannot see exactly the spot, but the leak got worse when i changed seals. also i tried a different brand of seals the second time. t...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L heater core VIN: YVIVS29591
need a little help with replacment of heater core alldata and mitchell no help thanks in advance

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 Audi 100 CS 2.8L air bag VIN: WAUEK84A4R
Hello; Thanks to all that replied. The problem was dirty connectors. Code 00588 is defined as ignitor divers side high or low resistance. I started by checking resistance @ clock spring. With shorting connectors I had to islolate terminals in connectors to che...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L coolant VIN: WAUBA24BXX
the vehicle ended up having a head or head gasket issue. didnt show up with a co tester. borrowed a coolant flow tool from a friend. when vehicle got hot you could see the coolant coming out of the motor coming out in pulses. you could see all the air bubb...
2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L Lighting VIN: TRUUF28N24
Thank you all for the help, i did play with the VAG COM for a while. There was no comunication @ mode 9 Central Electronic module. Tried to change the coding number in mode 17 instrument module to Canada and the only thing change is Mile to Km. So i have to st...
1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L left side parking lights. VIN: WGAGB4319K
Thanks guys. Rafeal and Rick were right on. The yellow relay next to the lighting module was bad. We replaced the headlight module for headlights being out and then when running the car the left rear lights went out. The rear lights were going out because of t...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABK6320R
Thank you for all your replies. Most thought bad computer, which is what I was leaning towards as well. One reply suggested looking at harmonic balancer and crank sensor. I hooked up lab scope to crank sensor and the signal looked perfect. My next step was to ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L coolant flow/water pump VIN: 4USCC8322S
The fix for this vehicle proved to be multi faceted, first reman hesd had no less than 4 leaking welds. But to really mess me up after replacing head again...temp gauge still spiking.Turned out that despite all my tests that sending unit for gauge was bad...VE...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Power steering VIN: WBAGF8326W
Customer approved new reservoir, pump and thorough flush of system. Flushed gearbox clean, did not need to be replaced. Turns out pump was the major culprit on this one. Original Pressure hose that blew was indeed defective, parts supplier said this has been a...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD1048X
Hello fellow techs. I want to first thank those that responded to my help request, and offered assistance. I forgot to mention that I did check the oil level, as this is one of the first steps I take when I pop the hood to inspect any engine. Customer was... Trouble codes: P1384 (VVt Solenoid Malfunction Bank A), P1396 (VVt Solenoid Malfunction Bank B).
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on, NO THROTTLE REPONSE VIN: WDBGA43G6V
thanks for all the replies. i ended up replacing the dm solved the problem. no codes present i now have commucation and the most important thing is NO PROBLEMS thanks again Trouble codes: P1580 (ea/cc/isc actuator).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
I am happy to report that this vehicle has been successfully repaired. Thanks to those that took the time to respond to my help request. As it turns out the vehicle had two issues. The original transponder was defective, and did not sent the security info t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L trunk release VIN: WDBLK70G2Y
thank to everyone who replied, odd thing, the srs module fixed this complaint, after coding no lights returned, thanks again for the replies
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L brakes locking up right front VIN: WVWBH63B61
We did try a flex hose before we put the post up and was no luck. We did pull the vacuum line and checked for rust like sum of you suggest. Since we isolated it from the abs unit to right front caliper. We are going to send her to the dealer since you have to ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21VX1
A new PCM at the dealer was the fix for this. We can't program a new PCM so we sent owner to dealer. General concensus is that an OE replacement ignition coil is important, aftermarket coils take out new PCM's. Some suggested crank sensor for a try before a... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed Input CKT), P1780 (Manufacturer Specific), P1850 (Manufacturer Specific), P1866 (Manufacturer Specific).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B23
well thecar hasn't come back yet. i think that Steve [...] has probably the best reply on spark plug gaskets not sealing well, and aftermarket coils not fitting in the holes as snuggly as vw coils. just waiting to see if it comes back. Trouble codes: 302 (2 misfire), 300 (random misfire).
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