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1991 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1319L
Hello Everyone, Happy holidays to all. I have this BMW that does not start. Customer parked at work at the end of shift goes to car no start. I go to his work, seems to have no spark but fuel. i pulled a plug wire out and laid it on the valve cover and i saw...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Trunk Lock Actuator VIN: WBABR3346Y
Trunk will not open with key remote, button, or trunk handle switch. I can open manualy with key only. I tested all the central locking fuses. I connected the launch and when into central locking system. I can operate everthing again but not the trunk. I also ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83451
I had this 740il come in with multiple misfires. I found oil soaked coil boots. Replaced valve cover gaskets and plugs. I also replaced rear cover on intake (pcv). I still had misfire. I them replaced intake manifold gaskets. P0307 with P0300 misfires returned...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAFB33511
Okay, Have this x5 in great condition...turn signal inside do not show on dash,Radio does not come on. No bright light indicator does not shwo when brighst are on and seat belt indicator does not shut off ever. Found battery low voltage replace battery. repla...
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA03902
Hello Jaguar Techs This car has the check engine light on, but runs OK, we retrieved the code with an OBDII scanner. I look for information to be able to troubleshoot for this code, but could not find any. I would appreciate if somebody could provide some info... Trouble codes: P1587 (throttle control modulator command malfunction)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71C14
Vehicle came into shop with MIL lamp on. Pulled codes found p0171, lean bank 1, P0301, P0303, P0305, check, for vacuum leak, made sure gaskets were good on dip stick, oil cap was tight, and Pcv gaskets good as well. found no vacuum lines loose or leaking. hook... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean Bank 1), P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1243Y
hay all you landrover experts out there i have this disco2 here it needs a slabs control mod and it has to be programmed we have the outologic but i dont see a programming funcion icon so my qustion is can the outologic program this see we have bmw on outologi...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALTW19454
hello fellow techs, i have been side to side and up and down on this 2004 discovery se-7 and cannot find the fuel filter. i purchased a new fuel filter from my local napa store, and it is like an old style gm filter which goes in-line of the fuel line with two...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EOT
Hey fellow mercedes techs, got one I need some advice on. car came in with blown engine. we replaced engine with a used unit and engine would not start. It would start briefly and shut right down. the tech inspected wiring and connections and determined severe... Trouble codes: 116 (no can data from rcl control module), 117 (attempt to start with rcl locked)
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
This is a strange problem and I can't see how it is related, but after doing the above work this vehicle will not start. I know it started after the ball joints were done because I started it to move it forward on the alignment rack. however, I did not start i... Trouble codes: P2034 (crankshaft sensor)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBRF84J83
hi everyone ..we have this mercedes original copmpaint customer came in with a poping noise heard from inside of the dash (drivers side),so we put a kit on per the noise was gone..customer came back 2 weeks later complaint of no heat on drivers side .....
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBUF56J66
Hello fellow technicians. I thought I had this 2006 Mercedes E350 with a 3.5 liter beat last Friday. The original 0810 malfunction code of secondary air injection at right bank of cylinders has returned today with a friend, 0814 secondary air malfunction. I ne... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction of secondary air injection at right bank of cylinders.), 0814 (malfunction of secondary air injection)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33492
this vehicle came to our shop displaying a noise similar to the caliper dragging inside the wheel when turning left or right. the noise was a LOUD metal on metal grinding noise. we removed the front wheels and inspected the brakes and found no wear marks or me...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Tach erratic, OPS light flashes, ABS Yellow light VIN: WVWCD63B3X
Hello VW Techs!I have this 1999 Passat that the instrument cluster does crazy things. This vehicle has an intermittent problem. When it does happen, I noticed the tach has an erratic behavior, The oil pressure light flashes the yellow ABS light comes on solid,...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CXX
hello techs,this vw i did a valve job and have returning p0341 cam sensor code when i received head from machine shop,had a broken cam sensor,so i replace cam sensor(after market) and now i am getting p0341 i am getting 5v reference and good ground but cam sen... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor signal impaulsible)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21C81
vehicle came in for no start tried scanning computer found no communication from any modules with mac mentour with euro info. started checking fuses found fuse 10 blown replaced fuse blowed instantly tracke sources unpluged starter and fuse happy ever since re... Trouble codes: 00000 (no communication)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
car came in with this not "I hit a deer 2 days ago and today a light w/ an exlamation point , oil light, and battery light all came on and my steering wheel gave out and now it wont turn on." you gotta love it! driver side light and fender are damaged can brok...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: 3VWCD31YX5
can hear hissing air noise on accelleration, like plugged exhuast, has codes coming back p0172 system rich and p0101 mass air flow a circuit, this is second mass air flow sensor (dealer unit), checked air intake box, no obstructions, turbo is working

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L starter VIN: WBAHD6323S
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L DSC system VIN: WBXPA73404
Sorry I can't say I have fixed this car, still trying to figure it out. Updated my iScan, and waiting for customer to come back, thanks foor the help
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Surges VIN: SAJEAO01T5
This Transmission is a ford trans added 1 extra quart of trans fluid fixed the problem
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L wiper system VIN: WDBRN40J23
Thats embarrassing!! The hood has to be CLOSED !! Thanks everyone!! Greg and crew
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B6T
i put new sensor in and clean ground at trans. and new ground at map senor reset addiv.ok now week. thanks all for help
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Gas Door VIN: 9BWDD61J71
I followed the wiring to a connector on passenger side that had moisture in it due to a leaking windshield. Thanks to all those who helped.
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RH59H53
WENT OVER VEHICLE COMPLETELY. pulled every connection and checked all pins. After I finished this process it started. So thanks to everyone. But no true fix. I suppose lesson learned, make sure all connectors are properly connected!
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