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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D4Y
hi again here i am beating my head against a wall for other peoples gain again, this audi came in running poorly, underheating, check engine light on, towed in, code interrogation found codes in repair history check with smoke machine found vacuum leaks at pcv... Trouble codes: P0300 (random), P0301 (miss 1), P0303 (miss 3), P0304 (miss 4)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L radio VIN: WBAAN3341Y
Thank you for in advance for helping with this problem. The Vehicle came in with no codes, no turn signal indicators in dash, no keyless door locks, and radio indicator shows disabled. I did find information referring to the bus failure due to a bad module, ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heat VIN: WBAAM3343Y
This car was very overheated when brought in. Coolant leaking from the thermostat and water pump. We replaced the thermostat and water pump just to see how it would run thinking that maybe the headgasket was blown. To our suprise the engine runs at a perfect t...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L oil smoke VIN: WBAGH8346Y
i just replaced the valve cover gaskets and steering hoses last week due to leaks. now the car has returned for hevey oil smoke on start up from the tail pipes. i checked the valve covers and they are dry and the spark plug wells are dry. about the only place ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19XX4
I have a bmw that keeps setting check engine in about ever four days. Owner could turn off key and restart and ses light would go off but ses on all the time now. I have smoked the intake 3 times and don't see any smoke. the o2 interators 1 (%) is at 14.1-12 s... Trouble codes: 238 (misfire cylinder 1), 242 (misfire cylinder 5), 241 (misfire cylinder 4), 239 (misfire cylinder 2), 228 (o2 bank 2 control deviation), 227 (o2 bank 1 cotrol deviation)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L pcv VIN: WBAEV33452
Vehicle came in having been diagnosed by dealer as needing the Cold Weather PCV kit, customer complaint was hissing noise when engine was shut off. We ordered parts from BMW and installed, noise remains. If the oil cap, dipstick or any other crankcase orifice ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, No Crank VIN: WBADT63422
Hello, everyone ! I have this BMW here that sat on the hoist over the weekend and battery went dead . When I charged the battery this morning , vehicle will not crank . All lights on the dash would come on , but it will not crank . Any sugestions will be appr...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAFA71082
This is a X50 Turbo Diesel engine 3.0D and has problems that cuts out, smoke a lot, takes long time to star and it dies. Before the injector were replaced and the problem was solve for a few days, the fuel accumulator was alsoreplaced but problem cam again. Th...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Fuel Leak VIN: WDBHA28E8R
This vehicle came in with complaint of a small fuel leak around gas tank area. We checked it out and found that the left fuel sending unit was leaking. This car has a left and right unit. Unfortunately for the customer the fuel sending unit used in 1994 were o...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F9V
we have this benz in. last month when we were driving it . it died. like it ran out of fuel. fuel guage 1/2 tank showing. we put 5 gal of diesel in it and we got it started again. the next day the same thing happened while driving. again we put in a couple of ...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29931
Did this job about 3 weeks ago. AIR pump would run, but AIR valve would not open. You could hear the the sound of a blocked pump, etc. Pulled moter (you have too) replaced valve & selonoid. checked vacuum reservoir and one way check valves for vacuum system. a... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection bank 1), P0411 (air injection bank 2)
1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L timing belt VIN: VC24445A15
We've worked on this old Volvo for nearly 20 years. It doesn't get a lot of use, but the owner loves it. Came in on a hook a few days ago, with the distributor 90 degrees out. The stall/no-restart condition happened suddenly on a 75 degree day. The archives sh...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L interior fan VIN: YV1KW9608T
Hello Volvo tech's, this one has the interior fan on all the time with KOEO on high. The control head will not go into code mode, A/C button flashes all the time. There is 12v going to the fan module all the time from the control head, even when switched to 0....
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L air condition system VIN: YV1C291H74
My niece is coming in from OK. She has had the car at the dealer for the air condition not being as cold on the passenger side as the drivers side. They said they cannot find a problem. I suspect a blend door problem. If anyone has seen this problem before, I ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Audi A4 2.8L trans VIN: WAUEA88DXV
Customer turmed out to be a used car lot owner who just wanted a cheap fix. After discussing with him the possibility of a bad trans, he chose to pawn it off at the local auto auction. Thanks to all who offered their help
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Accessories VIN: WBAGB4318J
Customer determined he didn't need to lock the car anymore so we unlocked the actuators electrically and then unhooked the harness from them so they are now only manual locks and the driver's door is not able to be locked as we left the linkages unhooked in or...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L ck coolant lite VIN: WBADE5326V
exp. tank replaced and vacuum filling the cooling system seems to have fixed this problem thanks for all those that replied mark
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJNX2741T
Thanks for those who replied. The problem was many-fold. First off, the corrosion was a major contributer to incorrect readings from the scan tool and must be addressed first if attempting to correct any other problems. We had replaced the computer almost ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P1313 (Cat damaging misfire bank 1 cylinders 1-3), P1314 (Cat damaging misfire bank 2 cylinders 4-6).
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJGX2741V
After further review of the wiring diagram and related info, I am going to find a used body processor module. The green orange wire comes from the key to the module and then to the relay. The dash lights also flicker and sometimes the windows will not work. I ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No lights, no start, transmitter won't lock/unloc VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
Open in wiring at primary junction block. Repaired open and now car starts as advertised. Thanks to all for the quick responses.
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L servo motors VIN: SALPM16432
Truck is gone and the repair went well. As it turns out, no calibration was required. I was sure in the past we had to calibrate these, and it was able to be done without a scan tool. we installed the new motors and everything worked properly, so I am it calli...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L rear VIN: WDBNG83J93
Found bad bearings in diff assy after a tear down & inspection Replaced With OE Bearings & new seals
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L heater VIN: WMWRF33555
Thanks for the inputes, the problem was a small amount of air in the cooling system. Apparently these cooling systems are very sensative to air.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M3Y
Original glow plugs were Beru, one burnt out and had a set of Beru plugs in stock. I replaced all glow plugs with Bosch (as most techs recommended) and tested system, started ok and no more check engine light Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem intermittent).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L wipers VIN: 3VWPF71K96
We sent car to dealer and haven't heard back. Most replies said, "Hood/Bonnet switch" The wipers will not operate with the hood open (unless the vehicle is traveling over 15 MPH, for safety reasons, if the hood switch fails while driving) My "bonnet switch" ...
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