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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC032XW
Hello,Ihave this 1998 318i with a bad DME,absolutely no outputs.I have checked it thoroughly and it definitly needs and ecm.I have checked the price on a new one from BMW and it is really pricey.Are there any places that will rebuild this unit so I do not have...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADT634X2
Hello everyone. I am having two problems with this car. The first is a long crank problem. After looking at the arcives on this I am going to suggest a new key, as this seems to be a common fix. The second problem is that sometimes after the long crank, the id...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hood release VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
New customer called when his hood release cable broke. It turns out that he has had a steady coolant leak which he has been managing by top-ups when his low coolant w/l comes on, and the broken cable has forced his hand. I can't find a way to open the hood wit...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L lite on VIN: WDBED30E2L
srs lite on at all times my main ? is how can i fabricate a m/b pulse tool? i am guessing that a seat belt switch is bad any help with diagnostics or tool rig would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance mark ps this is my own car and 16 yo daughter will get...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J71
Customer states ESP light came on with MIL. Vehicle lost power, shut off car and waited 15 minutes. Restarted car and would run & die, or idle rough & die. Got running after cooling off, drove to shop. Acted like it could have a bad CKP sensor but with no CKP ... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF ckt A), P0130 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0136 (O2 sensor B1S2), P0150 (O2 sensor B2S1), P0156 (O2 sensor B2S2), P0221 (Throttle/PPS switch B ckt range/performance)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Fuel fill VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Got a quick question for the VW guys. I put a fuel tank in this 98 beetle because it was leaking fuel out of the two evap line fittings on top of the tank. I put back what gas was in the old one, about 5/8 of a tank. I didn't have any problem filling it with o...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Radio VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
A question for all the V DUB guys out there. After recent ECM replacement, cust. picks up car and comes right back saying her radio does not work now. Well we never thought to try it out, and right away figured we would see "SAFE" on the display and just have ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L cranking VIN: 3VWS1A1B93
This is a gray market old style Beetle from Mexico. So far as we can determine it has not been federalized. To start this vehicle you must put the key in the switch and then touch the outer ring of the lock cylinder with a magnet. That makes a solenoid click a...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Traction Control Light VIN: 3VWTH69MX3
I am using a i-Scan scanner with the latest upgrade. I can read Data and code but I can get the bassic settings to work. I have no Data in 060/063 or 069. If the Angle Sensor was replace do I need to do a 0 setting of the steering? and how can I do it? Thank ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWTH63B33
I aplogize, I have this posted to another tech site and I cut and pasted this so I wouln't have to type it all out twice. Also the engine is a 2.8L ATQ, the option was wrong in the information boxes. Hey guys. I've got this vw in my bay that defies logic. The...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Head VIN: YV1LW5516S
We had to remove the cylinder head & send in because of bent valves due to timing belt problems. Does anyone have any tips, tricks, or any other useful information for us when we reinstall the head? Thank You!
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L 2-1 Shift VIN: YV1SZ59H33
Hi Volvo/Euro gurus. We have this 2003 XC70 AWD in the shop with a harsh 2-1 downshift. When coming to a stop, the 2-1 downshift makes the whole car lurch foward abruptly. There are no diagnostic trouble codes in the ECM or TCM. We have verified the TCM has th...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L hood cable VIN: WAURD68DX1
we were able to get a thin long screwdriver from the bottom and finally pop the hood and readjust latch, want to thank the 3 techs who offered sound good advice -closed with a fix , joe
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L clutch, awd. VIN: WAULD64B92
Good info, 10 replies most say bad clutch. most say can be done in less time than 17 hours. Some guys drop the exaust some drop half of it, we are just waiting for the customer to bring in for the job.I would like to thank you for all of your help. Thanks for ...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADT63491
Hey Gang, Thanx for the response. I didn't really get the answers I was looking for, especially what "OPSF" in the data stream means. The important thing is that the problem is resolved, but my curiousity remains. Thanx - Bernie
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L uunknown VIN: WDBHA28E6S
Thankyou everyone for your time. As suggested the tech who worked on it was given the option of going back into this,he chose not too and quit. The trans was removed and sent to a transmission repair shop. They found numerous pieces installed incorrectly.They ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBUF26J46
This car has been repaired. The fix was sent to me by Tim [...], the had me look at the wiring by the drivers side trunk hindge, there he said I would find broken wires by the wire ties that were on the hindge rod. And he was right, I moved the wire tie and ...
2000 Other European arnage 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCBLC31E2Y
Ok we finaly did get this one fixed, Our dome lamp issue was a bad 5 ampp fuse in the trunk, Our problew with the seat was a bad seat control module, We couldnt get a wirring diagram, so we took out the passengeer side seat module and plugeed it in o thee ...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FB49583
Yes, by installing another used engine the oil burning condition is solved. After it was all done, I removed the turbo and the oil feed and return line and they were not clogged. I think the high oil consumption was because the engine overheated and damaged th...
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