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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4318N
Hey, hope someone can assist us. We are pulling our hair out. Car came in as a no start, no fuel and no spark. We replaced the ecm about 6 months ago with a used unit as the org. had water intursion. We pulled the computer, area seemed dry so we unplugged and ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADT53432
Hey everyone, got a funny one on my hands. Car came in with "Service Engine Soon" light on and unstable idle with hissing sound. His other complaint is a hesitation in 1st gear between idle and 1400/1500 RPM. Found two big holes in the air intake boots causi... Trouble codes: 204 (idle plausibility), 227 (fuel trim), 228 (fuel trim)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L front brake pad life VIN: WBAGL63462
BMW techs I could use some help. This 745i came in with a red brake light on and front pad life at -100 miles.I went through reset using cluster and turn signal lever buttons and the cluster says reset ok but the milage went to -[...]. I went in to CBS wit...
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L DSC system VIN: WBXPA73404
I have this car in with Brake, ABS, and 4X4 lights on , the code D35C resets after clearing, can't find any info. Please help if possible
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L left turn signals VIN: SAJHX1249V
HELLO GROUP This car will flash left turn signals when you turn key on until the bulb check is finished, then they stop and sound from signal speaker starts clicking like they are working. When you turn flashers on with off key on only right side works with k...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L temp gauge VIN: SAJEA51D73
we have a jag that has a intermittent temp gauge that goes to red and dash read out reports hi eng temp, then check eng lamp will turn on,code p0116.eng coolant temp sensor 1 circuit range signs of over heating. the data code is set at 160 deg f.keep ...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L not shifting VIN: SALME15416
My appologies in advance for the lengthy paragraph. This vehicle was sent to me from an area gm dealer who sold it recently w/ a used vehicle warranty, unfortunately no one in their service dept. was willing to even attempt to fix it. So they subleted out the ...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Stall VIN: 1160331205
Customer purchased this vehicle from out of town recently and just had it towed to our shop. When it arrived it would not start. We installed battery and vehicle would start and die. Also battery light was on. We diagnosed as bad alternator and replaced altern...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electrical/fuel? VIN: WDBEA92E4S
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L ride control, feel VIN: WDBJF83J7Y
Hello fellow Techs, This vech has a pulsating vibration (ie. it grows from strong to minimum and keeps repeating) that starts at 40mph and seems to deminish at 80mph.You can feel it in the drivers floor,seat and steering wheel. I haven't been in other seating...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L see description VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Hello technicians and thanks for your time. I have a 2000 S 500 Mercedes which has multiple problems. It was purchased by my customer at an auction as is. The car runs great and has plenty of get up and go. It arrived on a flat bed with a dead battery. I jumpe... Trouble codes: C1504 (system faults), B1341 (Siren and battery communication error), B1416 (component or signal line A31m1 coolant circulation pump), B1637 (illumination front dash board defect), C1026 (steering angle sensor n initialization)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L SRS, TeleAid VIN: WDBRF61J91
I have this car from local body shop, with SRS light on. They replaced both driver side doors with used parts. They transferred the side air bag modules and wire harness from original doors. There were many codes and all cleared except one, B107C "fault in com...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
car came in 1week ago bad cooling fan motor fixed now towed in no starter activation fuse 31 keeps blowing no shift interlock no com with trans module or ecm
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L head lights, ect VIN: YV1CZ91424
Hello Volvo Tech's, what is happening is that the electrical system starts flipping out, head lights flicker and the relays in the CEM module start clicking the SRS lite comes on and goes out when key is cycled, the code is for loss of communication with CEM, ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L camshaft bearing plate VIN: WAUVT64B72
Used permatex tourqued to 10nm all is good thanks to all who replied. Beware to look at those rigs on the cams they tend to break there is a new design out they wont get in the way when your putting it back together
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L no acceleration VIN: TRUWT28N32
After replacing 2 throttle bodies and 2 throttle controllers checking all pin connectors doing a pin test on each wire going from the controllers to the ECM, I decided to remove the ECM and open it up. I found burn marks on the circuit board and housing. Repla... Trouble codes: P1559, P1579, P1545.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L radio code VIN: WAULC68E24
I will call this a fix even though the dealer reprogrammed the radio.The car had already left my shop when I posted,as the customer is a salesman and needed the car.I was trying to get the radio working for him but he just had to stop at an out of town dea...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAHD6310P
found pin for crank sensor at ecu loose connection... thats why during testing when backprobed car had no problem.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAN37411
Well the bmw lives and quite well I might add. There was suggestion of intake leaks, pcv, leaks, and the large check valve (BMW calls it a suck jet pump or something close). Fuel trims did not suggest a leak as they were more or less right on. There was also ... Trouble codes: 204 (Idle Speed Plausibility).
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53526
thanks for all the replies eventually sent car to dealer and they said the maf sensor was bad i showed the receipt for their maf and now they are still working on fix yet but i will post when fixed thanks for alll the help Trouble codes: 2D06, 2A2F (mixture control 2), 2A2E (mixture control).
2000 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0L all electrical VIN: SALPV1545Y
thank you all for your help...the proper way to get in to the veh is to break the plastic latch in side the door by using a long screw driver through the window have to destroy it and sometimes the window will break. iin this case it did not...when t...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCB34D2M
Finally, we've made sense of it all. Don, from Oklahoma did offer some very good specs to follow, and Bob, from North Carolaina was supportive as well. I did have one response that assumed the vehicle was in the hands of an inexperienced tech, not helpful. Wha...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F4T
Thank you to the three techs that replied to this post.I cleared the code,had to remove battery cable drove over 100 miles in a weeks time span,code has not return.the only thing I did was to remove wiring connector at relay module(K40 relay)check and reinstal... Trouble codes: 17 (CANFailure between control modules).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L door lock VIN: WDB2030462
guys, you were all right. for the life of me i could not see the door switch. it had been knocked in and i just did not see it. Thanks Again Andrew
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L coolant light VIN: 3VWCB231C1
I replaced coolant bottle /flushed coolant same problem.Replaced temp sender like Tim and Stanley said all is good.Very strange problem must have been related to low coolant and getting to hot/the sender.Plus not seeing the blue cold light on in the dash shoul...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine VIN: YV1CZ91H43
first, thank you to all who sent replies and to the iatn community.I believe i fixed this car by replacing the oil seperator box and all the related hoses. the car has not come back and when it was shipped the exhaust smoke was greatly ,90%, reduced.the holes ...
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