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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3356Y
i have this bmw that will hardly run.idles fine,but when you give it gas it just misses and pops,will not take fuel.pressure and volume seem good.i do not have euro.for my modis yet,as not many around in this area.when i unplug the mass sensor it takes gas muc...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no communication VIN: WDBFE67E2S
Hello MD techs. I have a good one here that is going to make me stay home. This vehicle came in for an unstable idle, rough run, and near stall. When I attempted to connect a scan tool to this beast, no communication. I tried both a LAUNCH (which has never ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2V
Mercedes E320 06/96 Model 97 cat below threshold code. European model : ECU, horn module in right rear engine compartment as you drive, 6 in line, but TWO banks. Two exhausts, 4 O2 sensors. Used Xentry, Modis, generic OBD II same problem: cannot read bank 2....
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Door Latch VIN: WMWRE33576
The passenger door will not open. I removed the passenger seat and was then able to remove the door panel but can't see anyway to un lock this door. Hoping someone has seen this before. Thanks in advance, Russ [...]
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)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0L No Start VIN: AR16102002
Hi & thanks to all that replied. Spoke to owner, they had no 2nd key. Tried to start vehicle the following day & the engine ran for about 5 seconds before shutting everything down again. I was able to check that the injectors & ignition coils were shutting dow...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L all I-bus components VIN: WBSBR93482
Well, didn't really receive much new information that was helpful to the situation; Stephen from Florida nailed the real problem: the customer's broke and isn't willing to spend much money on fixing the car. I've already tried Timothy from Washington's sugge...
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L no VIN: WBAHN21076
thanks guys replies,we checked the coolant temp,trans temp,and IHKA pressure,but it's ok.but i replaced the Electric coolant pump,and fixed it,thanks
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 107.044-12
Thank you all for the responses. This one is fixed!!! I have to apologize on the fuel pressure. Forgot the gauge I was using was inaccurate most of the time and I usually add 5 lbs. But it was at 30. So after the decarb and adding Chevron supreme to the tank I...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2ZB0256H
Don from Oklahoma thank you, you hit the nail on teh head and saved me from hitting the bottle. anyway as Don mentioned return grounds to ecu was the issue, check the ground circuit and had almost 1 volt, installed fresh ground from back of alternator to engi...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L C/V axles VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
Well, the vehicle is not fixed, but I know what caused the dilemna. The vehicle was wrecked in the left front and when straightened, the supporting material to which the transmission mount is mounted to had been pushed to the right. when aligning the mounts,...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L switch
I would like to thank all who replied.Took the new switch out , call the dealer and provide part number on original.The numbers were the same,but the last alpha digits were different.I had recieved one with a C original was an F. Switch was not in stock,reorde...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 9BWGD21J11
Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to my request for help with the misfire on the'01 VW Golf. Unfortunately I have been unable to pursue any of the suggestions since the original posting. The customer has been unable to spare the car but I a...
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