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Help Request Answers
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L ambient temp VIN: WBADD5320V
ambient temp reading was chaged from ferh to cel when trying to reset maint light. no owners manual. wondering if anyone can tell us how to reset ambient back to ferh. any help would be wonderful. thanks mel
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Battery VIN: 5UXFA53502
Hello, The battery on this X5 goes dead after sitting for several days. If it is driven every day it is fine. We have done a draw check and found that it gets as low as 80 mA and no lower. The vehicle refuses to go to sleep even after sitting over night. Las...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N52
The car repeatedly flags p0151 and p0153 oxygen sensor poor peformance, the oxygen sensors had been replaced 3 times by the time the car arrived at my shop and the dealer has no idea what is wrong. There in no traceable wiring fault from o2s to pcm and The pcm... Trouble codes: P0151 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance), P0153 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Failsafe VIN: SALME11453
We have run this vehicle on the Launch scanner and recorded the vehicle going into failsafe and after reviewing the data we never lost the OSS signal. We then monitored the input shaft and output shaft speed sensor with a dual trace scope and never lost or had...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L No Start VIN: 1102612002
Hello, if anyone has any helpful info on this car I'd greatly appreciate it. This vehicle has not run in many years, and the owner would like to see if it ever will again. Currently the engine cranks but does not start. It appears to have no spark and no fuel....
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E1S
Our Infiniti dealership is preparing this trade in vehicle for wholesale safety inspection. The MIL is currently on and our MODIS doesn't have the MB-2A adapter to extract the DTC or DTC's. Is there any other way to extract the codes or will this vehicle have ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L poor acceleration VIN: WDBRF61J42
hay you guys!!! havent need any help in a while but tried to help others just like i need now. this car came in for dying condition on customer, my dumb but did not road test before pulling codes. found code for crank position sensor. Replaced C.P.S. and clear...
1973 Porsche 914 2.0L engine
engine has excessive valve noise.remove heads,found very worn valve guides.when i checked lifters,i found what appears to be hydraulic lifters.i worked on lots of these engines back in the 80s.i dont remember them having hyd lifters.these lifters have a piston...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L camtiming VIN: WPOAB2968L
hello porsche techs, we have a bad running 911 in the shop, found right bank skipped timing camshaft about 25 degrees off, checked compression left bank ok 150psi, right bank 30,60 and 90 psi. found piece of metal (nut?) in between right cam gear and chain,rem...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
I replaced the chain tensioner a few months ago. I TRIPLE checked the timing. I have 16 links between the two marks on the cam that are lined up perfectly with the arrows on the caps when the crank pulley is lined up with the notch on the timing cover and both... Trouble codes: P1522, P1340, P0300, P0304, P0306, P0305
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD23B3Y
Volkswagon Tech Needed, 2000 Passat, tech put a heater core in, now have a no start situation, not sure if its tech error or immobilizer. We have no MIL on dash, no communication with scanner. Checking out wiring find out the fuel pump relay isnt getting a gro...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M11
hello. im stumped and its my own car! prior to my ownership, i replaced mass air flow with vw updated part for an intermittent high input code. code persists, and started randomly stalling. installed overlay harness with new terminals on ecm and mass air flow.... Trouble codes: P0103
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Missfire VIN: WVWPH23B83
This Passat has a misfire only when warming up. When the secondary air injection pump is on, no misfire. As soon as the pump shuts off we have a solid misfire on cylinder #1, once the engine has warmed up to approx 70*c the misfire will go away? I have swaped ... Trouble codes: 16684 (random/multiple misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B94
After the related repairs at the VW dealer they wanted to install new turbo as a solution. First time we looked at vehicle we found a plugged air inlet prescreen, induction hose between MAF and turbo dislodged, and the waste-gate rod binding on the shield. ... Trouble codes: P0229 (Turbo under boost)
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55AXX
car came in from another shop where they replaced the fuel pump, it has good pressure so I'm assuming they did. the car will crank and almost start but never stays running for more than 1 second. All injectors give 2 to 3 strong and steady flash (using tester/... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign. coil primary/secondary circuit), P1081

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1984 BMW 528e 2.7L central door locks VIN: WBADK8308E
It was located in the right kick panel.But the actual problem wound up being the trunk latch had come apart,and also both lock switches for the front doors were bad thanks a lot guys.
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L no crank VIN: WBAGL63452
With new sealing sleeve [24 34 7 588 725] in hand I dug back into this one. It appears someone had replaced sealing sleeve in the past and did not get it pushed all the way into transmission. The locking slide was pushed up into position but not in the correct...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D81
It was simple, and I feel kind of stupid for not even checking after I cleared the codes the first time. Of course, it was the oil. The car left before I posted and came back after I posted and at that time I checked the oil and it was over 4 qts. low. I added... Trouble codes: P1383 (Bank 1 VVT overretarded), P1388 (Bank 2 VVT overretarded).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs/ dsc VIN: SAJEA51C32
I can't thank you guys enough, We don't see alot of jags in our shop but this one belongs to a good friend.Damon [...],You guys know your jags! it turned out to be the interrupter rings on the rear axles, on first inspection they appeared to be go...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L temp gauge VIN: SAJEA51D73
I do not have any good news as to the repair of this problem. In the 2 visits that I had the opportunity to look at this car, the problem did no present itself. During testing the cooling fans have always come on when commanded, and the t/stat is doing it's ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Electronic VIN: W0BBA45A6E
Well it seems to be fixed-as many suggested the hose from the in car temp sensor was not connected any longer-actually it had fell apart so we fabricated a hose and cleaned the sensor-seems to working at this time-Thanks to all who helped-Deke
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ASR/Abs system VIN: WDBFA76E4S
Well I need to close this help request and I want to say thanks for the responces. Throttle bodys are being removed for reconditioning due to faulty wiring harness.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L wind deflector VIN: YS3ED58E7X
You have to drop the headliner and the front of the sunroof assembly in order to replace the deflector. The customer declined the repair after I quoted the cost of the job. Thanks for the help!
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L ac compressor VIN: YS3FD45Y94
thank you guys for the replys. truth of the matteer is that in this case without a tech II is hard to do diagnostics in this vehicle. We replaced the ac pressure switch (4 wire) on the hi side line together with new filter and evac-recharge. thanks again...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, MIL will not light VIN: 3VWRA81H6S
Thanks for all the responces customer wants to buy his own parts off of Ebay. So I'll close this for now because it may be a while before he gets the parts needed.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF81H6V
thanks for the responses--ckd all of the issues which could potentially lead to the driveability issue 1. intake manifold was clean--no significant buildup of carbon in the system 2. egr duty cycle was maxed out--per ross-tech--moving the parameters the othe...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L inst cluster VIN: 3UWRB81H5V
thanks to all whom replyed the problem was at ground buss bar under dash under steering colum support all connectors were loose resecured and dash work ok thanks again
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L561J2Y
Thanks to Gary, Mathew and Larry. Yesterday the vehicle would not run for more than a few seconds. I jumped the relay, 103 marking, and it ran fine. I will get a relay from Volvo today. Thanks for all of the replies. Thanks again, George
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