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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L over heating VIN: WBAHD6327S
We have this BMW 525I that the customer has stated runs hot at idle only. When the car is driven the temp is within normal operating range. When we experienced the the running hot at idle, both the upper and lower radiator hose were cool to the touch as well a...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4346I
Hey guys need some bmw help.I have an 01 525 that is acting up intermittently.When driving the car i found a missfire and sever lack of power with several codes including fuel trim missfire codes thermostat codes.After driving when the car would reach about 30... Trouble codes: 146 (code 146 in egs computer that reads not define codeon i pro scan too), 50 (in egs computer)
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Many Electrical Systems VIN: 4USCN33472
Hello all you BMW Gurus out there. This car should bend your brain a bit(it sure has mine). This is one of the cleanest little Z3's I've ever seen. It comes in for regular service and it is 88K miles old, it runs perfectly BUT we have an electrical nightmare ...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L air mass meter VIN: WBADT434G0
Stalls at idle when cold. We retrieved the P0101 code. Replaced air mass meter with new. We have same symtom and same fault code as before. Smoke tested for leaks, none found. Load voltage .8 at 1000 RPM 4V with throttle open. Runs about same with air mass met...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA51D1L
When you first start up cold, it runs great. once it is warmed up it runs rich. Black smoke from exhaust at idol and on excel. only code is 17 o2 sensor which is normal because of the running rich. I have tried to get info from Mitchell on demand 5 which I am ... Trouble codes: 17 (o2 sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
hey guys! car came in complaning of no pwr, missing, and knocking noise in eng. i thought at first it had a broken rod!! lol. it is hammering! but it is more top end, comming from intake runner area. but real loud. i movr the runner down and it changes tone sn... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0306
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRK69M52
engine seized-zero play in crank. removed oil pan-- all normal. removed lifters- cam turns valves look fine. boroscoped intakes ok, combustion chambers ok. removed timing blt- slighly slack looks ok. removed oil pump. all bearings not seized. removed starter. ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSR69M24
Front crankshaft oil seal leaks, and has been replaced three times. This car came in with a broken timing belt, caused by the leaking oil seal. It bent all the valves, so we replaced the entire cylinder head assembly.It has trouble code 18996 which I can't see...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AA8845L
Customer complains of a rough idle for the first thirty seconds of operation when started in the morning, then runs fine for the remainder of the day. If the throttle is depressed at all during this time the problem goes away. As you can see above lots of part...
2002 Volvo C70 2.4L hood release
The hood release cable has broken and we are unable to get into the engine bay for servicing. This unfortunately happened while we were trying to open the hood. If anyone has any experience of how to go about getting this open it would be apreciated.

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Parking lights VIN: WAULC68EX3
Since the weather started to warm up, the problem has not reoccurred. I did remove and open the light control module to inspect for water intrusion but it was dry. The customer was instructed to check exactly which lights were on if the problem reoccurred. ...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3348Y
Changed the t/Stat and the Map Cooling code was taken care of. Still had to fix the Fuel trim issue, The MAF Readings looked good, So I put a smoke machine on it and found trail from under the intake, so I removed the intake but could not pinpoint the cause, ... Trouble codes: 140 (Map Cooling).
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
well guys, after a long time of diag, i found that the frt o2 sensors were not reading properly. the bank1 sensor was reading way too high, while the bank2 sensor was reading low. then when the secondary air pump came on, the bank1 sensor would go through the ... Trouble codes: P0411.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater Valve VIN: 2GTEC56123
Customer returned today and replaced heater valve. Had great heat on the passenger side but none on the drivers side. A slight tap with my favorite tool a 2oz ballpeen gasket hammer and drivers heat made me exit the car it was so hot. I would like to give a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Thanks for all the replies to this request. I had to wait for this car to get out of the body shop. When I got it back I looked further into injector wiring harness and found some flaking insulation. I had started to look at this before but had to put it back ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
hello sorry for the delay.this car takes acouple days of driving before light will come back on. we had 5 responces one said only use oe coolant.we had not changed or added coolant when changing the sensor or the thermostat but we replaced it anyway sent car o... Trouble codes: P2004, P0128.
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L light VIN: WMORC33576
hello all tech, Thank you,the mini didnot come back yet but with the respond I got I will call this as a fixed.Majority said pads wear warning light can be clear by leaving leaving the ignition on for 2 to 5 minutes long enough the modules to cycle without kil...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L sludge VIN: WVWTH63B11
Thanks guys, I had two replies, both pointing at the suction jet pump. This is at the back of thr manifold and provides metered vacuum to the system (read PCV) The jet pump was partially restricted but I could blow through it. I replaced it with a new one and...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs VIN: YVITS94D2Y
have sent customer to volvo dealer to replacer srs box and program software only dealer in canada can get software for the boxes
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