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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC0324V
Bmw came in on the hook, for a no start. First thing I noticed was the mil wasn't on. I checked all the powers and grounds at the DME. All are there, including the one from the DME relay. I also checked the strength of them with a hollegen bulb. Please help me...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L sparkplug service VIN: BMW530I200
Help I have a 2004 530i and need info on how to reset the sparkplug service reminder in the LCD screen in the center of the dash. I have serched IATN fixed data base and Alldata. All I can find is info on oil life reset. Thanks for your help. Jim
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Pad wear indicator VIN: WBANA535X5
Hello to all, This vehicle came in for rear brake pad warning. After inspecting found rear pad sensor hitting rotor. Replaced rear brake components; rotors, pads and new sensor. System will not reset. I found one post regarding same concern. I've used the odom...
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW4745P
Hi guys, Got a dumb question. We can't find the OBD2 connector on this vehicle. One source tells us its in the trunk under the battery another tells us its in the center console. We even went to the 92 model (prod. date 11-92) and it tells us its located abov...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L abs VIN: SALMA11403
This vehicle sets codes in just about every ECU all relating to a CAN fault with the ABS system. ABS ECU reports: 1)ABS ECU fault 2)Temporary system deactivation 3) Suspension system CAN fault. Cleared faults and drove car about 20 miles and codes returned. H...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery VIN: SALME11424
this vehicle has a draw that ranges from 3 to 6 amps.the only tsb i can find on this vehicle is the hvac has a draw at times but pulled the fuse for it and it will not affect the draw.we haved pulled the fuses one at a time and the only fuses that seems to alt...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air spring VIN: SALME114X4
My question is how i must presurize manual because i was checking on my tool and i only have height calibration and some actuations but i dont have a presurize mode from the scanner before to down the car from the lift, please help me because i want made the p...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBJF70H0X
I have spark and injector pulse. Checked crank sensor on lab scope and it is there. I put carb cleaner in intake and that didn't keep it running. I have 180 psi compression, no codes. If I hold the accelerator to the floor it will say running barely and died a...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L weak spark VIN: 4JGAB54E32
hi guys this ml 320 came in for a crank no start a mercedes tech told him its probably a crank sensor but i have inj pulse and a rpm reading of about 250 the problem is very weak spark on at all the plugs the plugs were soaked with gas . Is there a ign module ...
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AA0954G
car overheating,replaced cylinder head gasket and a bunch of vacuum hoses,after i put it back together,change oil and filter,and fill it up with fresh coolant, start the engine and after a few seconds it starts smoking-burning oil. this car has been care less...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD29M5Y
vehicle passed over to me from two other techs. drive by wire system intermittantly fails, vehicle will surge at idle and not go over 40 mph. problem used to be duplicatable, but after second throttle body replacement has become extremely intermittant and only... Trouble codes: P1171
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake warning light VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
Thank you for taking the time to look at this. What happens is the instrument cluster will display and flash the BRAKE (!) warning light and chime. It will do it with the brake fluid reservoir cap disconnected or connected; I have not tested the parking brake ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
this Jetta came in with a problem of inoperatble rear door locks. the front passenger door lock works most of the time but has acted erractically also. the locks do not go up or down with the key fob or the power lock switch. i have swapped out the central cov...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L fuel control VIN: 9BWDE61J63
We replaced the rack and pinion on tis car, before we started doing any work we disconnected the battery and now after the repair was done, my tech found out that even after removing the key from the ignition the engine still running for a few seconds before i...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILT56D4X
Hi Guys We had this Volvo in with a po455 evap leak DTC, Did a smoke test everything check ok in the process of the test I removed the fuel cap no smoke came out of the filler tube and the tester held pressure. I removed the line from the canister that goes to... Trouble codes: P0455
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L dashboard lights and gauges VIN: T032286738
Hello Volvo Techs. We have a 2003 S-60 with an intermittent problem on the dash lights, gauges, all windows, highbeams, turn signals and gas door release button not working at the same time when the problem is present. Now everything is working again, but the ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1986 BMW 535i 3.4L clutch VIN: WBADC74046
thanks to all who answered,we drove the car for a few hundered miles and the problem happened last night.checked bracked had no crackes, so looks like clutch master, this is what we thought, but we needed to see for ourself. we are surprized that a brand new...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Air Bag VIN: WBAET37403
Thanks for the help, as most replies said the positive cable was blown out at the terminal and someone had just shoved it together. The body shop that brought this here did not go for repair and elected to take to auction as is. I did later find this info in G...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L rear sun shade VIN: WDBRF61J41
Thanks to all who replied. I ended up bringing it to the dealer to code the rear SAM. All is well now.
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Power Steering VIN: WPOJB0927K
Most replies were to check or replace the filter in the resevoir. Last week I pulled the clip off the plate and lifted the plate up. The filter media was just beginning to get brittle and crumble. And I could see something shiny behind it. I removed the resevo...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L refrigerant
Thank you everyone for their help. The concensus is somewhere right around 2 lbs. of R-12. Most said to use the sight glass located in the trunk and stop when the glass clears.
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1592006503
hello sorry for the long delay was in motorcycle accident, heres what i found there was a mid year deal here this is a early 79, mid 79 had a [...], pulled exhaust down and cat had been gutted by someone, replaced cat and had to adjust air meteralso for it ...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WV3AB47002
2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Radio AM side VIN: 9BWDE61J45
I would first like to thank Scott, Chris, Peter, Dan, Mark from Mass., Charlie, and Mark from Colorado. All good suggestions. Now, onto the fix. As I said, the wind was effecting it, but it was not static electrity. We had a cold front blow in while I wa...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
Hey all,there is a ecm update to correct this issue.Want to extend a special thanks to Thomas Chung with and thanks to those who replied.Good hunting Alex J. Trouble codes: P0133 (s1b1 o2 slow to response).
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