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1982 BMW 528e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADK8309H
Hello, I have a bmw came in for no dash or tac. Car missed horribly and barly pulls itself. Found quickly burned fuse for dash with stretched contacts. fixed and replaced. dash, and tac work now. Had no effect on running. Car runs very rich. fuel pressure good...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.8L No Start VIN: 1230331205
1977 Mercedes Benz 280E european market with m110 twin overhead cam 6 cyl no start, has great spark and 145 compression across all cylinders. cylinders was washed down with fuel cleaned and added a fresh set of spark plugs but will not fire. Have spark, compre...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBGA2909X
car just came in can not duplicate problem. once started may run several days before problem returns. it just stalls and will not start unless it sits for a while.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cmpressor VIN: WDBRN47J12
hi guys i have this mercedes in the shop new customer she came in with the car overheating upon inspection i found the waterpump/ac/power steering belt ripped in pieces it has the variable compressor i tried to turn the pulley by hand but it seems it is frozen...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L lifters VIN: WDBRF64J72
veh has a lifter noise on right side of engine,sounds like it may be coming from the diverter valve,pulled top off valve and ran eng.noise is still there.pulled both valve covers off and checked to see if lifters were pumped up.all seem to be ok.motored over e...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J33
HELP! We have gone through the archives at least 15 times trying every fix and suggestion listed. Car came in with check engine light on pulled code p2058 with launch scanner couldnt find much help with that code. But pulled code p0170 in global same code one ... Trouble codes: P2058, P0170
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Drivebelt Tensioner VIN: WDC2030462
Dear MB Tech's, i have been given a job from a new customer which is driving me crazy. This Mercedes gets a Belt Tensioner rattle first thing in the morning when you put the vehicle into reverse or drive. There is no noise in neutral. After the vehicle warms u...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Ignition Switch VIN: YS3AR45D6K
Customer brought us a USED complete mechanical/electrical housing assembly to install. Unit is marked as being out of a 1989 Saab 900. Used electrical switch is a five wire switch, and original one in the car is a six wire. Any advice? Wrong switch? Or can I u...
1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L starter VIN: 1172042266
This is a very silly question but here goes.i am putting a starter on a bug.My alldata onlygoes back to '82.I was wondering about 2 things.#1-a flatrate time #2-how do I get to nut on upper starter bolt.Bottom is just a bolt,but top is a long bolt w/rectangula...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Rear view mirror VIN: WVWTH63B21
Rear view mirror has become partially tinted, it has an oval shape clear spot in the middle which sometimes changes shape to a kidney shape. It will never become completely clear or completely tinted. Iv,e never seen anything like this, any input would be appr...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speed sensor VIN: 9BWGB21J52
Hi guys, I need a bit of help on my wifes VW if I may. Seems I never have time for her car,so hear goes. ABS lamp stays on intermittently but as soon as you walk up to it with a scanner it never fails. Have MT2500 running VW/AUDI cartridge and shows a Code 002...
2006 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MJ68236
I have a 2006 V50 T5 AWD with a reduced performance message displayed. Read codes and have numerous accelerator pedal codes. At the moment when I monitor the signal from the accel pedal, everything looks great. Based on the codes and there info, I decided to p... Trouble codes: CEM3F, ECM94, ECM94

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBK54A5N
besides the cam signal and crankshaft signal there is a engine speed sensor signal also. the problem was with the engine speed sensor. replaced the engine speed sensor fixed this one. thanks to iATN and all members. God Bless
2006 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: WBSBR934X6
Thany You for all the help the car was sent to the dealer because of the $2700.00 price of the vanos unit will post if that fixes it Thanks again. Trouble codes: 184 (Vanos inlet camshaft control bank 1), 185 (Vanos outlet camshaft control bank 1), 205 (Miss cyl 1), 206 (Miss cyl 2), 207 (Miss cyl 3), 208 (Miss cyl 4).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G3X
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. The vehicle ended up being sent out to another shop to repair, due to our lack of familiarity and experience with this type of vehicle. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0105 (p0410-), P0410 (p0100-), P0100.
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no power VIN: WVWGG83A2V
the big clue here was the high MAS reading this car came from another shop & we were told the intake manifold was cleaned. most of the posts stated that it was probably a clogged intake manifold anyway. So; armed with this information we removed the intake ma... Trouble codes: 00553 (MAF sensor implausible signal).
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on, secondary air system VIN: WV3AH4706Y
To all, Thanks for the responses. Sorry this took so long, but it looks like the customer does not want to procede with repairs. I think i may have a slow o2 sensor, but did not get a chance to do any more testing. Thanks again, Artie Trouble codes: P0411.
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCM21Y84
We removed the left rear door panel to view all switches. We manually operated the catch (or top lock) micro switch and were now able to clear the 02000 code. The top operates perfect now. We have suggested the customer replace the catch switch, which incl...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILS5647V
This one has several problems.From the testing that you guys sent us we found that air pump sounds funny when activated because more than likely it has some water in it. We found that the pump check valve sticks open. We also found that the vacuum solenoid sti... Trouble codes: 446 (Pulsed secondary air injection system pump flow fault).
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