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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L vane unit VIN: WBADT42040
Hey BM Tech's. Another workshop landed this vehicle in my lap. When you start the car when its cold, the engine misfires. You turn the engine off and restart and the misfire goes.This does not happen all the time. The other workshop changed coils, plugs. After...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L warning & radio VIN: WBAVT13506
vehicle came in with intermittent beep thru audio system when parked & when opening doors . noted start button will stay lit after interior light time out, light in starter button may go off & car will beep & light turns back on. if starter button turns off , ...
2008 BMW 730Li 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHN21018
This E66 N52 is new.It came in with complaint of EGS light on last week.Checked with GT1,only one code-CAN comnunication faulty.We replaced the PM(power module) last week.Today it came in with the same fault code-CAN communication faulty. Any input would be ap...
2009 BMW 335i 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBAWL73579
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer. Customer wanted installation of custom system which has been accomplished with great care and seamless aesthetics. Now I am looking for advice about where to safely power up unit with KEY-On 12 volts. the ...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L timing chain VIN: SAJAV1344H
OK Jaguar technicians, I need to know the secrets for replacing the timing chains in this 4.2L inline 6 engine. The book calls for cylinder head removal, but I know there has to be a few shortcuts. I built a tool to adjust the cam eccentric, but it is already ...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Ipod hook-up VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hey everyone I have a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. My daughter gave me an Ipod and i'm trying to connect it to the factory radio. The car has a 6 disc c/d changer in the trunk. I'm now using an FM transmitter to broadcast over an FM station. I would like to illuminate tha...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L fuel pump VIN: SALMB11483
Hello Range rover techs, We need to replace the fuel pump on this 03 Range Rover. Can anybody tell me how to disconnect the fuel feed and return lines on the pump module??? Alldata says only disconnect lines but they don't tell you how.There are plastic round ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDC1631542
have an ml320 that is giving me some trouble. Is basically a no start. But when scoping the coils & injectors, has ignition & injection. If I pull a plug out, they are all wet. Initially had a coolant temp sensor replaced as we thought this was causing it to f...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L abs,esp,bas VIN: WDBK49F33F
Car came from another shop with above codes and warning lights. They said the rear speed sensor connectors were corroded from moisture and that they replaced rea wheel sensors and cleand corrosion and the lights come back after a week. I went to data on my sca...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
Customer brought vehicle to client shop stating that the vehicle was hard starting, and when placed in Reverse/Drive would immediately cut out. Vehicle towed in as No Start. Scan data shows crank RPM, but intermittent spark. Inspection revealed aftermarket wir...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L RF window VIN: 3VWCC21V91
This customer came in with the complaint that when operated the window will go up automatically but seems to hit resistance and goes back down.When we tried it we found the window seemed to hit resistance at different spots. We tried to adjust different parts ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWSP61J43
After preforming diagnostics found the number one cylinder was gamaged due to over revving . While driving under normal load engine rpm took off on its own . Attempted to shut vehicle off but with key off engine kept running . After engine stalled it was start...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D01
Pulled crank sensor, covered in oil. Replaced it and no change--ended up replacing the relay and car started up fairly regularly--until one hot day it wouldn't run unless you hold the key in a certain way--replaced the ignition switch and again, started up an...
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUAT48H43
First of all thanks to those that replied.Again this vehicle had multiple codes,most had no meaning.That always makes for an interesting adventure.Code 470 can-bus comfort systems intermitent,not valid.Code 003 ECU malfuntion,not valid.Checked for possible wir...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF68E45
Found excessive vacuum ,when engine running, and tried to remove oil fill cap-replaced pcv breather on side of valve cover. Retested and no more high idle.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0507.
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK232XW
We checked the ring gear it was fine,a new starter did not help either.it only makes the noise 1 out of every 12 tries or so.even lubing the ring gear teeth did not help either.customer decided to live with it.thanks for the replies.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L left front window VIN: WBADM5346Y
Hello BMW Techs I would like to report that the body shop that worked on the door after the accident , did not repair the wiring for the anti trap function, therefore the one touch feature for window to go up would not work, we fixed the wiring and initiali...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63442
Sorry for the late closing on this... I got the valley cover coolant leak fixed, test drove it and none of the codes showed back up. I got it back to him just before Easter and haven't heard back from him. I was planning on trying one of the posts by flushing ... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 1), P0492 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 2).
2002 BMW 318i 1.9L abs module VIN: WBAAZ72070
The customer has not returned with the vehicle. I do beleive a new or remanafactured abs control unit would have fixed the problem. Thanks to all for your help.
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel filler VIN: WBAEU33443
Well this car is fixed. A long story. It was at the dealer for warranty work. I called BMW corporate to complain about a TSB for the gas gauge not working, numerous problems with the zenon headlights and premature front axle problems. They told me to send the ...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73535
Greetings again to all and thanks again for the replies. It ended up being not used to the system. Went back in and double checked the connector and the shorting bar and made sure all was well and good. My solus does has the euro package and just had it update...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Telescope steering VIN: SAJKN6048X
Thanks to all, for the ideas. I put in a used motor w/cable and works well.
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPM16472
After running the car and allowing the system to bleed out the air it is running at a perfect temperature. We have drivin it over 50 miles and have not had a problem. I believe the engine was air bound after the repair and it took a while for it to purge. Than...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L loses power VIN: WDBCA45D1J
My time is up to close this request. The customer had taken the car while I was researching this problem so it is not fixed yet. I recieved nine separate responses mentioning injectors(still old),OVP relay(tried good unit with no change), EHA(replaced last ye...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L manual trans VIN: WMWRC33412
Only option was to install a "rebuilt trans" from BMW.We heard from several sources that it has been improved...but time will tell. BMW did supply oil for the trans which I assume was a synthetic.Thanks for the three replies and I hope this will help someone ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L low cold idle VIN: YS3DD58B3T
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L a/c VIN: YS3EF58Z51
after further investigation, my tech informed me that the wires had been accidently pulled out of the pressure sensor and he crossed 2 of the wires which was causing pressure reading to be 29.4 bar (approc over 400 psi). corrected wiring and a/c is operational...
2002 Volkswagen POLO 1200CC Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ9NZ3
Hi and thanks to the two guys that replied, the vehicle had an EGR issue previously to the stalling concern, we had re calibrated the valve using a generic scan tool, the readings did not make sense so we printed of details of calibration from the Ross Tech w... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor baro sensor performance problem).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWFT71K26
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The EGR was sticking open causing problems. The customer had purchased a salvage engine, so he plucked it off there and we installed it. Much better. The customer was no longer comfortable with this vehic...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L accelerates VIN: YV1LS5511S
We were never able to duplicate problem, but I think I found the cause. When i was cleaning the throttle body I found a broken bolt holding the vacuum port on top of the throttle body. That would cause a major vacuum leak. It was not leaking when I had the car... Trouble codes: 436 (rear o2 sensor).
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L MIL on P0456 VIN: YV1RS58D43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. As advised by a few of you, i put a purge valve in for intermittently sticking and that seems to have done the trick. IT has been a couple weeks with no more light and the customer is happy. It was also brought to my ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap system very small leak detected).
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