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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAM5341Y
i have a 2000 bmw 328i that came in for a check engine light. had codes 227 and 228 fuel trim bank 1 and 2 permissible range exceeded. found oil seperator under intake leaking. replaced seperator and all 3 lines. cleared codes and let set and idle. code 227 co...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: BAGH83491D
Hello, this 2001 E38, BMW 740 came in with noise from pass side valve cover, timing chain slapping noise, I checked hyd tensioner seemed ok, oil level and condition ok, I pulled valve cover and main timing chain has slack, I know that with engine off the tensi...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33594
There is a coolant leak from a weep hole in the front lower timing cover. the o-ring for the coolant pipe that runs below(not above like the earlier V8's) the valley pan through to the rear of the engine is torn. Do I need to remove the cylinder head(s) to get...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22202
This vehicle came to us for the first time last November as a no start and it was diagnosed as a defective fuel pump and we replaced it along with the filter and they were on there way. In December they were back with an overheating problem. This is a new cu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L SRS Light VIN: WDBJF83F42
The SRS light is on for this vehicle. Checking the system, we found the following codes. Atttmpeting to clear both the air bag (SRS) and Tele Aid fault with no success. Fault seems to be related to a communcation problem with the Tele Aid system. Next step? ...
1984 Other European silver spirt 412CID Hydraulic VIN: SCAZS42A4E
Hi Group, I hope someone can shed some light on this problem. This car is leaking hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust causing a large cloud of smoke. The fluid drips off of the bellhousing, but I cant see it's origin. There are 2 pumps on top of the motor which ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B9X
Veh. came in with above 2 codes but running and driving ok. tried to clean throttle body and reset codes but same codes came back right away. replaced new throttle body and tried to do adaptation. still could not erase those 2 codes, so could not finish the ad... Trouble codes: P1559 (throttle valve control j338 fault basic setting), P1565 (throttle valve cont - lower stop not reached)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J44
This car came in on the hook and will not start. If I cycle the key multiple times it will start. The glow plug lite is on and off within seconds and the voltage to the glow plugs is just as fast. On the glow plug control module (which looks like a relay to me...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Right Rear VIN: YV1CZ59H54
Hello, There is a thump noise coming from the right rear wheel area when driving slowly on rough roads. We found and replaced the right rear stabilizer link (both were replaced), but the problem is still there. We also checked for problems from the right rear...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9327W
The lifters did indeed fix this car, dropping them in only took about 2.5 hours, including making a tool to compress the valve springs to get them out. The car sat outside last night and the battery didn't make it, but with a jump it started right up, and it ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L radio VIN: WBAAN3341Y
Well the customer was going home for the holidays so we put the vehicle back together and reinstalled everything as normal and the problem has not returned. I have left this open to the last moment just in case it did return and it has not caused them problem ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L traction control VIN: YS3EH45G43
We have not repaired this vehicle but after going through some diagnostic steps I am not sure that there is a fault, hard to convince the customer of that. We were closed for the holidays so I had the customer drive the vehicle with the ESP off and as suspecte...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L fast idle VIN: 3VW8E69M92
Thanks [...] this message. We had a variety of responses including looking for water intrutsion, ground problems and ECM problems. Duane from Nebraska hit the nail on the head. This severely lowered car had O2 sensor wires dragging on the gr... Trouble codes: P1639 (18047 Accelerator position sensor 1/2 implausible).
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