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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L abs VIN: XXXJA09439
This car belongs to a good friend of mine and I'm trying to help him out by sorting out the ABS. System has code 17, fault in power supply of solenoid valves or operation of LF solenoid valve faulty. Found LF solenoid valve open at connector to the ABS hydra...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater Core VIN: WBAGF8327W
I need to replace the heater core and tripple pipe on this BMW. Alldata shows removing the center console, and removing the core out the left side of the case. Looking at the car their information looks to be an earlier 740i. The core does not match their pict...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBADM634XX
This car came in with code 222 and misfire on cyl.#2and6 I replaced all the spark plugs,the throttle body hose was crack and the hose that goes to the bottom of the oil dip stick,there is no misfire now but on cold start cut off and code 222 is on{insufficient... Trouble codes: 222 (Insufficient coolant temp. for closed loop fuel control.)
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22292
need some help from some land rover experts. I got a freelander that has an intermittent no start seems to happen after a hot soak. when it dosnt start I have no spark and no injector pulse I do have power at the injector harness. I checked for power at the cr... Trouble codes: P1472
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Stall VIN: WDBA29D2MF
We have a 1990 190e 2.6 with an intermittent stalling issue. I have not been able to duplicate problem. it does start and stall when cold. we have installed new fuel pumps and relay. customer does not want car until fixed. customer is very understanding. check...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBJF20FOV
this diesel is very hard to start, it tryes to fire and acts like it is not getting fuel, after a few minutes of trying it will start and run fine. the inj, pump fuel shut off was leaking and the 6 o- rings on top of pump were leaking replaced both, checked fu...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E0X
I looked at fix data base, and see MAF sensor replaced for code, but they all had good fuel pressure. This is suppose to have 3to4 bar, and mine has 2bar and will just move up to 2.5 then sometimes 0 then shut off. I watched MAF grams per second and looked nor... Trouble codes: P0173 (trim code Lt bank)
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ignition VIN: YS3FB49S53
hi i have a 2003 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo. i had the ignition turned on and just pushing it around the shop and came up with a steering lock malfuntion light on. tryed to clear it and it would come back on. finally got it cleared.also did noticed at times before tha...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMC63BOX
Hi all techs : this car came in for timing belt maintenance service. I installed the update timing belt kit which included the new tensioner,tensioner pully and belt (same number of teeth "153" as the old one). I also replaced the timing chain tensioner gaske... Trouble codes: P1602, P0102
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L epc system VIN: 3VWCK21CX1
i replaced the engine in this vehicle. all was well for approx 1 month. cust came back with epc light on, poor or no throttle control and codes p0121, p0221. to make a long story short i've replaced throttle control module(assy on engine), accelerator pedal as... Trouble codes: P0121, P0221
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L sun roof VIN: 3VWSB69M52
Sun roof doesn't function. Checked powers, gounds and contiuity on all wiring. Tested switch, as best I can, based on wiring diagram. Motor does run if I supply power and ground. Modus doesn't give access to the conveniece module so I don't know if there are c...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WV2KB47042
Hey Guys, Here's the deal on this Eurovan: Put the key in the ignition, turn it clockwise--all the way---but the starter isn't commanded. If we remove the ignition switch from the lock assy, and turn it with a screwdriver, the vehicle starts. Simply put, the k...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L oil pump VIN: WVWEK73C16
I have a 2006 VW Passat 2.0T and it came in with the oil light on. Measured oil pressure and it started out over 60 psi cold. As the engine warmed up it started dropping and after about 5 minutes it was down around 7 psi. The lifters were noisy and the rods st...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L steering/suspension/drivetrain VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Hello tech's, I have a customer with this volvo s40 that was shaking violently under acceleration on freeway speeds. SUspected cv axles. Customer replaced both axles with remanufactured units and said it did not vibrate for about three weeks. This customer dri...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUCB88D1V
This vehicle is an ongoing process & we believe that it is possibly a combination of the ethanol content in the fuel & carbon deposits . We would also like to say thank you for all the solid input on this car. We are waiting for the customer to return so th...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L fuel pump VIN: WBSBF9320S
Thanks to Andrew from NewYork for double checking the diagrams, I apparently missed the one and only diagram that gave any useful info, and sure enough the fuse #18 WAS between the relay and the pump. I had inspected the fuse earlier, but hadn't probed it. A...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53531
We checked all sensors for power and ground to the heater circuit. After checking good we replaced all sensors and the ect. All is well and the light has stayed off. Trouble codes: 188 (Heat output o2 before cat bank one.), 190 (Heat output o2 after cart bak one.), 191 (Heat outpuit o2 after cat bank two.), 222 (Plausability coolant temp), 243 (Missfire Cyl 6).
2007 BMW 320I 2000CC trans oil VIN: WBAVA76000
hi fello techs , this vehicle is still in the shop ,i have not completed this vehicle as yet i am not fully sure where to go as yet so i put this vehicle on hold for the time being thanks any way for the help , i would like to know if any one knows where i ca...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L won't take gas VIN: SAJHX1243W
Thank you everyone for the great help. What i did was took the main vent tube off of the car and then weht and tried to fill the car up at the gas staion. It took gas so i ordered the part and put it on and it fixed it. It was also the second canister in th...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cruise control VIN: SAJKX6246W
Robert and Timothy were both correct. Hats off to you both. Had a vacuum leak that i did not pick up w/smoke machine. Robert nailed it on the head w/ vacuum leak near brake booster (covered by plastic trim panel). The brake switch was bad- i noticed sometimes ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22202
Well it turned out to be a very simple fix. After finding another key that we were told did not exist in the initial interview with the client, the problem was solved. As I had stated originally the client was a very difficult person to deal with. The female h...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Steering VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Well hell has frozen over. First the Arizona Cardinals are in the Superbowl and now the ML customer walked in and apologized. Customer took the car back to the dealer. Dealer said they installed the wrong "updated" hose. Thanks for all the responses. I learne...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L central locking system VIN: WDBRF81J73
We folowed the advise from our responses & tested further with scanner. We found that rear SAM had no codes & #8 fuse was good. We removed C pillar trim & checked power & ground to the antenna amplifier & it was ok. Removed the center console covers to acces...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33465
Well I did not receive that much help on this one...thanks to those that replied. I smoked tested the vehicle again and found a hairline crack in the plastic duct going to the intercooler. Replaced the duct and all is well with the Mini Thanks again for all... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor).
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Right Rear VIN: YV1CZ59H54
The right rear shock is bad, but the customer decided not to replace it at this time due to the approx. $550 price tag. Thanks for all the help!
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