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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L temp gauge
Help, sometimes the temp. gauge pegs out hot and coolant level low warning comes on. can cycle key and gauge works fine. was told by customer that other shop said wiring harness on engine is bad. my question is why would the coolant from the radiator blow out,...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L intermediate shaft VIN: WBANB33514
Our first time to deal with one of these beasts, valve covers are leaking, along with the transmission pan and power steering hose. extended warranty job. The problem is the actuator for the intermediate shaft that goes thru the valve cover. alldata and the bm...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L temp gauge VIN: SAJEA53DX2
I need help finding the coolant temp sensor for the dash gauge on this 2.5L Jag. I have looked on my info source but cant find a location. My parts department needs a # or size as they are told there are two size options? I have looked and cant locate it on th...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBFA63EXR
A long mystery Merc case: My client bought car from a "cars collector". It is a like new 12k miles EFI 1994 SL320. Client had CIS/KE Jetronic SLs before and was happy to buy a electronic injection Merc because all problem he had with CIS system ... He bought... Trouble codes: 32 (O2 sensor heater)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Hi all, This car came in not running at all. The car would stall and not idle. As soon as you give gas car would cut out. Car has new main harness already installed. Found rotted throttle body harness. Replaced throttle body with re-built part from BBA-REMAN. ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Customer states vehicle began misfiring while driving.On startup in shop runs smooth for 30 secs.then begins to miss badly on 5 and 6 cyls.Have moved ign. components from cyl. to cyl. no change.Compession on affected cyls. is about 130 psi.Cyl. leakage is only... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L trans VIN: WDBJF8202X
Hello, Ihave this 2002 Mercedes E320 4-Matic that came in with the trans in limp home.Irecorded the codes as P2600,voltage supply, P2203 speed sensor 3 faulty P220A speed [...]/Gn2 to Y3/ Gn3 is inplausible P2314 Fault in CAN communication with EIS P...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Speedo, Tach, Temp, Charge gauges VIN: WPOAAP943H
I have several problems with this car and very poor/limited info and diagrams to work with. Problem 1: Speedo and tach sort of work. The speedo only goes up to about 25-30mph even if car is going faster. The tach only goes up to about 2500. They are smooth(not...
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29905
Hi: Porsche tech I need your help ,this car on accel stall .I use piwis get code p0336,then change the crankshaft position sensor p/n986 606 112 03 then road test the problem same and have other code p0335 p0336 p0337 p0338 so I need advance help. Thank every ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336, P0337, P0338
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L heater core VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
hello all, i am removing a leaking heater core and would like to know how the ac/heater case is secured to the firewall. i have the dash out and loosened the dash support. i removed the ac lines and heater lines from the bulkhead but i see nothing holding the ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No communication with Trans Module VIN: WVWR463B41
Hi, I have this VW Passat. My scan tool will not communicate with the trans module. The ABS and Engine Control Module both have Faults(Code 18034-p1626 Data Bus-Drivetrain: Missing Message from trans control Module). I have checked the Trans Module for water d...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M3Y
One glow plug burnt out, others are ok. Are the glow plugs interhangeable if you replace the entire set together? I have a complete set of Bosch in stock but the car has Beru installed and I'm told they can't be mixed. Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem intermittent)
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW53D11
Car came in on the hook- Would start and idle but not accellerate or rev in neutral. After battery load test car started hard and barely ran, lots of popping and knocking from the engine area. Checked the cam timing, power supply and grounds, car fired up and ... Trouble codes: E9190 (Throttle unit internal fault faulty signal), E903C, E904D (Pedal Sensor fault), E91F0, E201A, E6110 (Engine cooling fan control module signal hi low intermittant)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No Start VIN: WAUAT74F15
It was not easy to me to diagnosis without enough technical information. After buying a manual (eBahn Bentley) I was able to understand system, wiring and components location. Problem was bad starter relay as Marcel pointed. In fact both relays, starter and s... Trouble codes: P3053 (starter activation term 50 short or open), P3054 (starter mechanical malfunction).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Temperture Gauge VIN: WBAAN37471
I sorry this wasn't something really exotic,but that wasn't then case!Swap the temperature sensor ,problem solved,it didn't appear to be running rich but I'm guessing that why it was hard to start,because it was reading below freezing.Thanks to all for the hel...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel guage
thank you for all who replied. I do not know what fixed this car but I'm pretty sure it was in the fuel guage itself or the instrument cluster. We gave the car back to the customer and they are bringing it to dealer because if it is in cluster we cannot progra...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2041X
Thanks to all who replied. I think the car was fixed by replacing the other O2 sensor. The car isn't setting the code any more but is being very shy about setting the readiness code for the O2 sensors and the cat. The fuel trims are where they belong so it's j... Trouble codes: P1647.
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L valve train VIN: SALTR16403
Hey Guys, Just a quick update on some information I left off because I thought it was just too obvious. The engine oil pan was down, everything was cleaned and the oil pump was inspected and found to be very good and serviceable (see good oil pressure). The ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997X
Thanks for the replies. After hours of testing and tracing circuts and pin testing and replacing and swaping O2 sensors, and swaping out ECU with a "borrowed" ECU from a known good car, we sent the car to the Porsche dealer (they had replaced the ECU previousl... Trouble codes: P1115 (heating curent too low), P1119 (heating curent too low).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no heat VIN: 3VWRC29MXY
hi everyone well fixed vw lesson learned when i took thermosat housing off to check water pump i had my tech turn car over. antifreeze sucked into motor so put back toghter. after trying everything i took t/housing off again & could spin empeller w/screw drive...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRR61J24
Thanks to everyone for their input. I wasn't aware of the wiki.ross-tech.com website. Almost everyone sent me there. I passed the information on to the other shop and it sent them down the right path. Trouble codes: 19558 (no signal), P3102 (no signal).
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