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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L climate control VIN: WBAGD8326P
Ive can turn on the ac comp but i canot change temp or make the air change locations it always blows out the defrosters and if i unplug the controler it will get warm in the car i have input coming from the contol panel to the modual and when i push bottons on...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L ck coolant lite VIN: WBADE5326V
car returned after radiator installation stated ck coolant lite comes on intermittently installed new sensor bled cooling system i noticed no coolant leaked when removing sensor customer states that same problem now are there any tricks to bleeding this syste...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2,2-3,3-4 shift VIN: WBAAN92010
Customer complaint of sudden change in shift quality. Went from nice smooth shifts to abrupt clunky shifts and has stayed that way. I have had smilar problems on BMW that were caused by a bad air flow meter. In the past this given me a code to go on. In this c...
2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L filling VIN: WBSCL93461
Another tech in the shop R&Red the tank in this roadster to repair a hole drilled by stereo installer. After this repair, now when you fill with gas, instead of shutting off before overflow. The tank now overflows a little before the gas nozzle clicks off. Hav...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L brake pads VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hi guys with jaguar experience,have this 04 xjr with electronic parking brakes,when car on lift key out brakes are locked tried in nutreal key in ignition rear brakes are free want to know is it safe to move caliper.thank you all for looking.
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTL16443
thanks in advance i have a happy rover here the instrument cluster is dead!! no gages work only thing that comes on is the srs light.. the blinkers dont even flash on the dash but do work on the exterior! we have autologic scanner going into the bcu no codes i...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no panel lites VIN: WDBJF55FXV
i hope this shouold be an easy one for you veteran mbz techs, the lites are out on the ac panel, all other lites work fine. does this have separate bulbs in the control panel or do you have to get another ac control unit, also any advice on pulling the unit ou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no gas pedal VIN: WDBNG75J61
This is my wifes car. she went to the gas station, put gas in it, and when she started it the idle goes to 4,000 rpm and stays there. I assume the accelerator pedal, put a modis on it and I don't see any movement on the data pids for accelerator pedal. this do... Trouble codes: P000
2000 Other European ARNAGE 6.0L AC-Evaporator VIN: SCBLC31E9Y
The AC-Evaporator has to be replaced on this car, and I have not been able to find any work-instructions for it. Anybody has been through this job before? Anything to watch out for? Thank You.
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWRA21G0L
vw tech, please help. car came in complaint stall & cut off intermittent. unable [...] vertify complaint, recommend customer replace pre fuel pump. 1 days later same problem. fuel pressure noraml when car cut off. replace coil, coolant temp sensor & fuel pump rel...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M42
This one's from a used car dealer so I don't know much history other than at one time it had several codes at once a month or so ago. P1296, 1152 (fuel trim lean ), 1142 (false air),0101 ( Maf ckt),0134 ( o2 activity). At that time I was able to find info in... Trouble codes: P1296 (cooling system fault)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Control module VIN: WAUYP54B1N
Boyd directed me to the Launch website to read the VW Bulletins which I did. It was helpful. Jake, Paul & Stuart were on the money. The module was defective. I was unable to find a rebuilder for this module so I bought one from the dealer. Amir noted that the ...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6342G
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam solenoid VIN: SAJEA01T03
I have had no response to this request, The vehicle is still acting the same but has no other issues. John
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L top VIN: WDBEA66E8R
Thanks for the help. Jumping pin 2 to ground in the passenger footwell and reading pulses with an led usually works. In this case dealer said module had to be reprogrammed which he did. The top works and the top switch light and dinger still go off due to a...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Door vaccum VIN: WDBNG84J44
Thank You everyone. With info from Sevan, Mike and Peter. We located the PSE and started checking the unit. After we unplugged and replugged the pump, everything came back and worked 100%. Obviously the pump is failing. We and the customer are both happy but u...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Key wo'nt turn VIN: WDBNG70J44
Thanks guys, vehicle was repaired by replace EIS and new key. The hard part is manually code EIS. Old key from customer was good. Many thanks.. Dennis
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987V
This car has not been fixed but I believe I will have an answer next week. After contacting Durham at Durametric (the owner of the scanner software company) he feels that the Motronic unit has not been coded properly. Since the values into the computer are c... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Voltage Low Porsche code 115).
2002 Renault Trafic 2 1900CC Various VIN: VF1FLACA63
At the end of the day the fix was simple. Fuse 15 in the dash fuse box ('STOP'), although looking intact visually, had no continuity when checked with a meter. Crack in the filament within the fuse. Replacement 15amp fuse sorted it. Had spent ages chasing wiri...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP21J11
I want to first thank all you guys who took your valuable time to help me,I couldn't have fixed this car without your info.Everyone basically said to check the glow plug harness(bridge)because they are prone to corrosion & failure.Don gave me the correct defin... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M03
Thanks to all who replied. After replacing the water pump, t-stat, coolant sensor, coolant and double checking wiring and grounds we looked at the vehicle's repair history again. What we found was that the problem started occurring the day after we performed a... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance).
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1NC56D81
Hi everyone, and thanks to all who responded. The problem with this car turned out to be the MAF. I put a new one in, reset the adaptive values, and it runs like new!
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