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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L starter VIN: WAUED24B7Y
This car came in from another shop with a no start. The info display in the dash says " press clutch to start engine". I've checked continuity on all the wiring, removed the CPP switch and hard wired it, replaced the central locking module and programmed it an...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Accessories VIN: 21TET90920
bmw tech, please help. this car need a new keyless remote. we can't find any program procedure on all data or michelin. we have gt1, but noone in the shop know the proceure for program a remote. please advice, thank you advance.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADN5345Y
This vehicle has an oil leak on the left front corner of the engine. The leak appears to start halfway down from where the timing cover bolts to the block. It is not coming from the valve cover. Is this most likely the timing cover gasket leaking?
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L srs light VIN: 5UXFB53554
Body shop brought us this car for airbag light on. pulled code 006 with Baum i-scan. discription is ignition circuit ZK5 front right side airbag. can someone give me some info on how to test for what needs replaced, repaired, or recoded? alldata has no info. t...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L rotors VIN: SALPV1444W
We don't usually work on Land Rovers much. Customer came here with right front locked up and rear brakes locked up. Any ideas as to what may be causing this. Another shop said master cylinder may be bad.
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pt and pw VIN: WDBFA68F3Y
Good afternoon, I have a mercedes 500sl with a power top that is stuck in the open position in the rear only;This car is also equiped with the retractable roll bar.The car came to me not running with the batt out of it and half the front bodysupport system dis...
2002 Other European spyder 4.2L Rotors / Pads VIN: ZAMBB18AX2
Hi, To any Maserati guys out there. We have a customer with this Spyder that is complaining of a constant squeek from his front brakes. We inspected them and saw that there is at least 50% pad life left to them, but the rotors were very glased and had a deep o...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWPA81H5W
have constant power to instrument cluster and radio even after key out and doors opened and then closed,will drain battery down to completely dead...have tried a new ignition switch,,the schematic shows power right from ignition switch any suggestions ??? does...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a 2000 Volvo S40 with a brake problem I've never seen before. After sitting for a few hours (all day or overnight, not just an hour or two), the brake pedal will go to the floor until you pump it up. Once ...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start, No communication VIN: YV1MS38205
Car came in the shop with check engine light on. Tech hooked up the Assenmacher retriever to scan for codes. The scan tool was disconnected in the process and now the car won’t even crank. We can no longer communicate with the central electric module, ECM, TCM...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L ac compressor VIN: WBAAM3330X
got the cluster back from bba and was told no problem found with cluster. installed cluster and customer reports no problems with a.c. so it must have had a bad connection and by removing and installing it-it fixed it.
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: WBANE73587
Thank you Ronny, Dick, Alfred and Scott for your excellent information. It's frustrating to be one step away from completing a job and inadequately tooled. We referred this one to another shop. They tried to recode the EZL and concluded it was faulty. Scott wa...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGX2741V
Thanks for all the help guys. If this had been a legitimate issue you would've been correct with the flooding issue. HOWEVER, my assistant managed to installed the flywheel 180 degreees out, noticing two machined alignment holes but not that only one still ha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Turn signal and wipers VIN: WDBJH82FOX
Well this vehicle is fixed. It had multiple problems. Thanks for the replies regarding the transmission controller. It seems that I did have the wrong controller and the transmission was feeding fluid throught the wiring harness to the transmission controll...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L remote VIN: 4JGAB54E61
I want to thank all seven of you that replied. Most of you were correct with replacing the AAM, unfortunetly Alfredo from Florida is right, the dealers here locally will not release theft related parts, including the AAM, to the public or independents. Vehicle...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E31
After using a bore scope to examine both front catylsts through the O2 sensor holes, they looked good. Replaced spark plugs and wires and crank sensor. I could not repeat the symptoms. Customer reports much better cold running now also. Problem fixed. Thanks t... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P2056 (Misfire 3), P2054 (p2053-), P2053 (P20D4- Sometimes), P20D4 (Sometimes).
1978 Other European cab 2.2L not known
I just want to say thank's to all, specially to Don [...], The fix was to install residual pressure valves in line, Was able to bleed all air out and pedal highth came way up.
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Turbocharger VIN: YS3EF48Z3Y
I would like to thank all for answers. The labor time suggested was from 2.1 hours to 8 hours. My guess is 2.1 and 8 was far off - maybe for different models. Most answers were at range 4.5 to 5 hours. Unless additional time needed to fix broken exhau...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWMD63BXX
thanks for all that responded. the problem came out to be the cam timing was off by one tooth. used the cam alignment tool and everything is well. perform throttle adaptation too. thanks again. Trouble codes: 17953 (throttle valve control), P1544.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L air bag module VIN: 3VWDD21CX1
the customer agreed to have the dealer independently diagnose the airbags since she was going there for some recall work. she did call me back and stated that the tech did confirm the module was infact toast. in the meantime, i discovered a response from anoth...
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