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1991 Audi 100 2.3L 2-3, 3-4 shifts VIN: WAUBC5443M
This Audi was just purchased by one of our customers who decided he wanted a "reliable" car. He immediately brought it in because he thought it was lacking power, and shifting to firmly. I took it for a test drive, and found that the shifts aren't firm, they a...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCD2321T
I was told by the person doing this that they installed a new ignition lock cylinder because the old one would no longer turn. The car will no longer crank/start. I assume you have to program the key/s. Also the new lock cylinder is a little different and the ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3334X
Hello gang. Here I have 99 BMW 323i came with engine light on and codes for misfire on 4,5 and 6 and sec.air low flow on bank 2.Customer states the misfire is intermittent. Second day the car is in the shop and never misfire for me. Also compression and leak d... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary air system low flow Bank 2), 242 (Misfire cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire 6), 241 (Misfire cyl. 4)
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L brake lights VIN: WBADN6338X
Car came in with a Transmission fail safe mode light on the dash, the transmission shifts and accelerates well. I scanned it with the factory scan tool (GT1) and found codes for the brake switch in the ecu, dsc,(dynamic stability control) and transmission cont...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBANB33595
Has anyone removed number 4 or 8 ignition coil,they hit the inner fender wall long before being far enough out to remove them.Moved A/C lines to see if it would help, nope.The only way I can see is if I lower the engine a little. Anyone BTDT before?Thank you.T... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML270CDI 2.7L Engine No Start VIN: WDC1631132
This [...] has been well maintained but has recently developed an intermittant no start when hot. The engine never stalls or cuts out and the vehicle will drive all day without any problem but intermittantly if the engine is turned off when hot, when attemp...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Faults VIN: WDBNG70J52
Vehicle came from another shop who hasn't done any repair. We found 3 stored fault codes & 1 present: Stored P2600 voltage supply of circuit 87 has under voltage Current P2602 voltage supply of the valves is faulty Stored P2402 right front wheel rpm signal ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Charging VIN: WDBRF40J93
Customer complains of the cluster displays a charging concern only during a cold start when outside temperature is below 60f. If he turns the engine off after running for approx 30 seconds then restarts it is fine. Battery was replaced 2 months ago. Problem wa...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 Shift 3-4 Shift VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
when vehicle came in here had to plug up vss and repair wiring to tvss need to see if anybody has had the same problem thinking either elec throttle body contorl issue or perhaps just internal problem. help i got some hair left and would like to keep the rest ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B21
This car came in with many codes generated from a low voltage condition from a bad ignition switch. Cleared codes and ran monitors. Tank ventilation test 4/70 OK but TV test 4/71 would not run. Vacuum to LDP good and wiring to pump good. Pump can be activated ... Trouble codes: P1476
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCS21CX1
Car was towed in for no start. Had no fuel pressure and no fuel coming out of hose when disconnected from pressure regulator even though you can hear the pump running. We replaced the pump (We had previously replaced it about 8 months ago) Car started right up...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L J569 brake booster relay VIN: WVWYH63BX4
Customer complaint of clicking under dash was traced to J569 brake booster relay. This relay is ground controlled by the ECM which does command relay on each time it clicks. There is no relationship between relay activation and actual booster vacuum. The quest...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L main connector sleeve VIN: WBANB335X4
Hello BMW Techs We did replace the sleeve, to remove it, you pull down the lever (lock), but when you pull the sleeve out must pull hard, because the o ring on the sleeve makes a tight fit. Thanks a lot again and sorry for the late closing of the post
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L key VIN: WBXPC934X7
Thanks to all who replied I just didnt get the info I was after. I was able to get all vehicles programmed. They all had comfort access and had to be programmed using a scan tool. we use autologic and find it is a great tool. to program the rectangular key t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRN40J13
Most replied that the problem was the engine wiring harness, one reply suggested checking the timing both are very reasonable. Because it seemed electical in nature and was intermittent, also temp dependent, the harness was first replaced. This requires remova... Trouble codes: 203B0.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSC81H6S
Thanks for all the replies, especially those after the update & the replies from the 2 vw techs. your explainations of things was great. I feel that those who said that it is probably the coolant sensor are correct. Unfortunately the customer lost patience wit...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Boost System VIN: 3VWCD21C34
So the boost pressure control valve is also called recirculating valve. Thanks guys
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWGK73C38
Hello, This one is fixed. Thanks to Jurgen from Mexico and Mike from Ontario for the very helpful hints with the necessary steps fixing this car. I'm sure this will help other techs in the future who, like me, never experienced this type of braking system befo...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YVILZ56D6Y
Thanks to everyone who wasted thier time responding to my post. The car is fixed cam sensor was loose hanging about a half inch out of the head its behind a motor mount cant see it. I have no idea how I was getting a signal but its the same now with sensor bol... Trouble codes: P0342, P0340, ECM30, ECM64.
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