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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L exhaust vanos VIN: WBAAW33411
Well this one has me stumped. Customer came in with a check engine light on and occasionally runs rough. well we found the faults P0014 and P0015 referring to the vanos exhaust camshaft end position not reached and tight or jammed. We also found a torn intake ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L converter clutch VIN: WBADT63462
BMW techs and others, vehicle came in with the MIL on, but there were no complaints driveability wise from the customer. Shop manager drove vehicle and reported no symptoms. Checked the codes and found the P0741 torque converter CKT Performance or stuck OFF. W...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Roof VIN: WDBLK70G41
Hi, All. Hope someone can help me out. This 01 CLK430 top starts to go through the motions. Unlock front OK Rear window area lifts up 90 deg. roof lifts up a few inches,,, Thats where it stops. If i lift the front section (snaps up at hinge) the top will work ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L alternator VIN: WDBSK75F93
vehicle came in with red battery light on dash and code B1828 set in BNS. Isolating relay replaced at another shop for code. AVR test results showed a bad alternator diode and the starting battery failed. Auxilary battery in trunk is good. Replaced battery and...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hard 1-2 Shift VIN: WMWRH33485
Customer brought in vehicle for hard up & down shifting from 1-2 gear. More pronounced when vehicle is at normal operating temperature. You feel the harsh downshift approching traffic lights slowing down to a stop. Also find it shifts very hard on acceleration...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, No power at all VIN: 3VWSF29M3X
this vehicle has NO power at all takes 2-5 minutes at least to get uo to 60 mph ? all the archives says intake clogged ? how hard is this to perform and does the intake have to be replaced and or any other components. I have limited experiance with this Thank ... Trouble codes: P, 1256 (Coolant temp), P, 1403 (Egr / intake clogged)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Just a quick question here guys. I cannot get my main scantool to communicate with this VW. I used my emission test machine to get a code. So, I cannot access my regular database in the scantool. My guess is that this refers to the Cat. Conv. I appreciate a de... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main TWC efficiency bank1 below threshold)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L B+/ground to components VIN: 3VWSE69M12
This poor car has a long list of codes and areas effected by electrical problems. Its a friends car that I am trying to help out with in my spare time. I have checked codes with both my Snap on and VCSD scan tools. So the problem of most concern to me is the i...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine VIN: WVWND63B13
Hey guys, we have this VW here giving us problems. It has a terrible vibration which shakes the entire car at idle in gear. We had previously replaced the engine mounts, but the problem is still there. The vibration seems to get better if we remove the nuts fr...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L self leveling VIN: WVGMM77L96
Hi. need help from Touareg suspension experts out there. This air suspension is showing "running gear fault", scanned with vag-com and found 3 codes: 02250:function deactivation;valve duty cycle.001 upper limit exedeed.intermittent. 01772: Signal from level ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi TT 1.8L hard shift VIN: TRUSC28N93
spoke to the customer. told him we could try a tranmission service but...I told him realistically it probably needs a new transmission. he decided to take it to the dealer for a second opinion. I'll let you know...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L pass doors stuck closed
thanks for everyones help, after exhausting every possibility to open these door obtained a parts vehicle, destroyed door panels and latches to open door and replaced nescessary parts, thanks again for all the info, there were several replies of ideas i had no...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53532
This vehicle seems to be working properly now, check engine light has been off for a week. Thanks to Jimmy for the info on what he has seen with the cats and rear o2 sensors. I also agree that the rear o2 sensors can (I know, touchy subject) have an effect o... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Too Lean), P1083 (Mixture Limit Reached), P1085 (Mixture Limit Reached).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C62
Well how about a simple fix. The brake lamp switch was not contacting the brake pedal. Needed the OEM tool to get the brake switch code. Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored/Throttle monitor data available).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDBJF20F3T
Sorry about the wait fellas . We got to this again this past saturday. I turned the a/c on but it did not cycle the compressor on , so I decided to evaluate that first. Freon was low, charged it up and compressor came on - so did the fan. He did not tell me a/...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L injectors VIN: WDDFH33X56
we fixed it we replaced 4 new injectors, but when we did that it still gave us a miss fire on 3 and 4, when vechicle came in it only had a missfire on 4. so we put two old injectors on 3 and 4 and it worked i guess benz will come out with a bulletin on the dif...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L power lock VIN: 9BWFL61J54
Yes it was the door latch & you need a good scan tool like ross tech to properly diag correctly. Once you have that it was a snap to see. Thank to everyone for the help.
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Stall VIN: 3BWBR31C54
We're going to call this one "most-of-the-way fixed". We installed a new in-tank pump with fuel sender, and a new fuel filter. The vehicle started almost immediately, with a pressure of 14 psi. We test drove the car, and there was plenty of power, and never... Trouble codes: P0101, P0299.
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