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Help Request Answers
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Stall VIN: WBADT53481
This car was stalling and had a crankshaft position sensor intermittant code as well as the P0340 camshaft sensor "A" circuit code. Replaced the crank sensor and cleared the codes. The CMP sensor code came back after two ignition cycles and vehicle still stall... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit malfunction)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Windows, Door Locks, Blower Motor, Seats VIN: WBADS43491
Hey Guys, I've got an '01 BMW 525i Wagon in the shop here. The power windows are inoperative (except for the pass side front but only when operated from that door), the door locks are inoperative (again except for the pass front). The power seats, tilt wheel ...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L brake pedal VIN: SALPV1440W
Thanks to all who read this post. This truck has had this problem reoccur for several months now. After the master cyl. is bled the symptom goes away. Then after several weeks it comes back. The brake pedal feels like there is a slight clicking feel, a hesitat...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cooling Fan VIN: WDBJF55F4V
Replaced evap. All went well & quicker than expected. We mainly work on domestic & jap. Imports. While checking system after evap. Replacement cooling fan on condensor would come on at about 300 psi high side pressure, fan would immediately shut down. Recrank ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L CV joint boot VIN: WDBRF84J83
The inner boot repair kit on the front axle comes with a smooth metal band. The boot kit has part # 211 330 01 85. The bigger clamp isn't the standard oetiker clamp that can be compressed with pliers. It's part of the boot. This looks like it needs to be press...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRE33452
Hello all, i'm in need of some help on a mini.The car occasionaly when you shut it off the cooling fan will continue to run and drain the battery.I haven't been able to duplicate the problem so i was hoping maybe someone has seen this problem before.Thanks for...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WMWRE33586
customer (my son) is stationed in the navy in San Diego so I'm trying to assist over the phone. Has been to a shop there but little diagnostic information available. He parked it-no prior issues-when to get in it and it's in limp mode-won't go over 5mph-code P... Trouble codes: P1125 (Plausibility error-difference between TPS 1 and 2)
1979 Porsche 924 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 9248210734
Vehicle quits while driving. Cust states loses lights, instruments and engine quits (total shutdown). Let sit for 5-10 min and will restart. Happens intermittently. This concern occured regularly just before vehicle stored for 10 yrs.Presently dealing with a c...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L cam timing VIN: WP0AB2965L
Hello Group, We recently performed a complete engine reseal on this C2. Since returning to the customer, we've had three instances of the vehicle backifiring through the intake- usually on start-up. When the backfire occurs, it blows the boots off the left (c...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA2998X
Vehicle came in running ok, maybe just slightly rough idle. Found codes for bank 1 timing and cam adjuster open. Our info. is so poor on Porsche and we only can do generic for scanning at this point. I did find some info. on Iatn about the solenoid ohming out ... Trouble codes: P1531 (Camshaft adjustment bank 1 open circuit), P1340 (Timing chain out position bank 1)
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L blower moter VIN: SCAZN02A9K
I have a 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur was in for repair of suspension after costomer picked up the Rolls the blower moter was not working. After testing we found it had an hvac resistor pack that was defective. I can not find a new replacement part for this ca...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Roof VIN: YS3DD78H4Y
The convertible top on this saab does not go all the way down the first try. It only opens half way & then stops. Close the roof a little & try it 2 or 3 times more & it will open all the way & lock the rear boot. The roof closes perfect every time. There is n...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DF75K42
Customer has a 2002 9-3 with a 2.0 turbo. No a/c operation. DTC 2360 open or shorted pressure sensor. I am not getting the 5 volt reference to the sensor. I disconnected connector H33-2 and getting almost 8 volts coming from the DICE. Then I checked resistance...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L multiple systems VIN: WVWRL61J04
Thanks in advance with any help. We have a new customer with this vw that has had no less than 15 trips to 2 different dealers for electrical issues. flashing cooling indicator, interior illumination lights flashing, charge indicator illuminated. Poor driveabi...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Fans VIN: WVWGCM67L2
We have this VW that the cooling fans start running right after starting the engine and won`t shut off for a half hour or so after shutting off the vehicle. The cooling system is full, thermostat working properly, all data on csanner looks good. Thinking maybe...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L door lock VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Thanks to all that replied .The car is fixed , problem was a bad key fob.It would have been a lot simpler if we had two fobs for this car if one worked and one didn't you would know it was the fob. I went to central locks, measuring block 3 display field 2.Wh...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L left front wheel sensor VIN: WAULT68EX3
It was the ABS control unit. Tires were all the same and checked ring it was solid. Stanley got this one control unit was giving false code. Was able to get one from SSF auto parts and code it using Ross-tech. All fixed Thanks!
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Dsc VIN: WBAFB335X1
Thanks for the help. I unplugged the ABS Module and tgat stopped all the transmission problems. I've ordered a reman ABS module and am confident that will fix the real Stability Control problem.
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93484
Thanks to the many guys who hit the nail on the head, it was the DISA valve on the intake manifold that caused the misfire just off idle along with the fuel trim codes. Just like everyone said, the valve shaft was broken at the base near the motor. New valve, ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L hard cold start VIN: 1070441202
I finally recieved and installed the parts(mail order). The fix was a new fuel accumulator(located near fuel pump). The accumulator is designed to hold pressure (about 40psi) for a few hours after the engine is shut down. I also replaced the fuel pump check v...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L r12 VIN: WDBCB20A3C
The results are in. Bruce and Troy valve up-vapor.Alain,Jerry and Clarence valve down-liquid.I charge valve down-liquid.2-4 ?
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Thanks all, I did try a brake light switch but that was not the problem. My actual problem was the little controller under the brake master cylinder. I feel that we needed to change the brake booster sensor as it is probably what took out the little controlle...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBNG75J61
No I have not fixed it yet, BUT I will its my car. found there is four, 12 gauge wires at the ignition switch, 1.red/pink hot in pos 2 or 3 (3 is starter engage, engine crank) 2. red hot all times, 3. red hot all times and 4 pink/green strip hot in 1,2 and 3.,...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L everything VIN: WDBNG75J61
No I have not fixed it yet, BUT I will its my car. found there is four, 12 gauge wires at the ignition switch, 1.red/pink hot in pos 2 or 3 (3 is starter engage, engine crank) 2. red hot all times, 3. red hot all times and 4 pink/green strip hot in 1,2 and 3....
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Ims VIN: WP0CA2982Y
Hi Porsche techs, sorry for the delay in response. As advised by Charles at LN Engineering I removed the oil pan to investigate for metal and found plastic bits (brown). These would come from the cam adjuster guides. So I ordered cam align. tools from Baum (wo...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
everyone said need to relearn throttle body with scan tool my scan tool doesnt have euro capality thanks to everyone custumer to take car to dealer Trouble codes: P1544.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L turn signals VIN: 3VWPA81H1X
thanks to all replys customer has not taken it to vw spec yet. vw tec thinks it is the comfort control moduel. the ccm is very pricie and thay could not aford it at this time .thanks again iatn great web site.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
thanks to all who replied and yes that car doesn't have a map and it's a code for the CTS. my friend who opened this request replaced the CTS and now all is fine. once again thanks Trouble codes: P1255.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWEK21J53
you know what thanks everyone for your replies and this time i think that this one is just too many possible problems so i recommended he take this one to the dealer cause most likely programming is going to be an issue. but thanks to all who replied very much...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWSR69M14
first thanks for all the help. the wastegate actuator is bad and some buildup in intake inner cooler had oil in it most post said that would not cause this so i sent my customer to a vw shop Trouble codes: P0101.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWCD63B25
Thanks to all for the help. The fix is a bit of a mystery- we just went back through all of our work, verified all was ok and cleared adaptives as Richard had recomended. Thanks again, Greg and crew.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L aux vacuum pump VIN: 3VWEF71K37
Thanks for the replies, My buddy ended up removing the cover from the pump, and pushing the shaft out. this gave him enough room to remove the pump. He did the same thing with the new part to install it. Again, thanks for the quick replies, and I hope this mig...
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