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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADD6326V
Please help the car tow in customer said that the car was run fine after had death battery the car will not start again with new battery all lights they are on but won't turn over i don't feel any things no sound start not click on and of i by pass the car cra...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine block VIN: SALTY1548Y
This is a similar post to one before, looking to Land Rover techs on this one. I have several Disco II customers and some motors exhibit this problem, while others dont. no idea why because some have seen excellent long term maintenance and regular oil changes...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Engine oil pressure VIN: SALTY16403
Hi! This client initially came in to fix oil leaks and what seemed to be a lifter noise which became apparent only once the engine reached normal operating temperature. I replaced all lifters as well as all engine gaskets, except for the rear main seal (no lea...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No Start VIN: 1151141203
Have a Mercedes with a glow plug problem.Have checked the glow plug system with the small amount of repair info I can find. After the glow plugs are installed the glow plug light stays on for about 20-30 seconds and the car starts right up. Can let it sit outs...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA43E1S
Car runs great for the first 5-10 minutes (from cold start), then bogs badly under load, coughs, splutters, and stalls - very long crank and hard start after this happens. Since the problem started, we have replaced the engine wiring harness (deteriorated), s...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33453
Car would hardly start when it arrived, after playing with throttle and idle for a while i managed to get it in shop, plugs were wet, replaced plugs after airing out cyls of excess fuel, start car and same issue coil firing seems erratic, replace coil and wire... Trouble codes: P2303 (Ignition coil b primary control circuit low), P0300 (Random misfire)
2009 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Unknown VIN: WP1AB29PX9
Can any of you Porsche guys out there give me some direction. I have a 2009 Cayenne S that seems to have excessive crank time before starting. The customer reports that this happens every time it is started. Is this a known issue with these vehicles? Is this n...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWCC21C5X
The blue temp light flashes intermintely. At a stop the oil light flashes intermintely. speedo is also intermintely. we have checked all grounds. the oil light and speedo only go inop if the blue temp is flashing. we have read that if the blue temp is flashing...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L gray fluid VIN: WVWYH63B42
Hi folks , I just bought this car and it has a slight miss at light throttle in 4th and 5th . No missfire codes and I checked the trans fluid and it was gray . I want to service the trans . Possibly flush or change fluid and filter . I don't have a VAG or a lo...
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L electric window VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ5
dear VW tech's. I have a golf 5 which came in with a faulty drivers window motor. We replaced the motor & module with a genuine Volkswagen part. After coding the module to the vehicle, I reset the up & down limits. I cannot however set the AUTO UP or AUTO DOWN...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L Engine Oil VIN: WAUGD28DWA
Hello everyone, I believe this one is fixed! After replacing the cooler and seal, I put on a new OEM filter, and filled the crankcase with synthetic Motul 5w30 and the cooling system with VW G12 (50/50). I started it every morning for almost a week. Every t...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTX28N81
Thanks Nige for the quick & accurate reply! I remove the front bumper and right headlight and it's on top of intercooler like any VW & Audi. It's a difficult car to access components. Trouble codes: P1296 (Malfunction in cooling system), P1297 (connection turbocharger to throttle valve pressure drop).
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Torque Converter VIN: WAULD64B12
Thanks for all the replies guys. I called Eriksson in CT as many of you suggested, got a rebuilt unit from them, installed it and lock-up works like a charm. I wish I didn`t have to do the job twice, but this problem is solved now. Thanks, again Rob
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L alarm VIN: WBACK73469
Thanks for the replies, especially Scott. All 3 were right. This car did not come from the factory with an alarm but the key was set up for a dealer installed alarm. It also did not have the dealer installed alarm as verified by the absense of a siren which wo...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L iDrive display VIN: WBANB335X4
Replaced micro power module & park distance control module. I drive began working once the micro power module was replaced (most players are powered through this module). Remember both these modules need to be coded. Appreciate everyone's help. Thanks,
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Starter Operation VIN: SAJEA51082
thanks for all the help guys, it's good to have an organization such as this. did extensive testing and determined as best as possible the instrument cluster is the problem, local ford dealer refused to look at the car, so it's off to jaguar. being towed two h...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charging VIN: SAJEA51C54
This vehicle is repaired. Thanks Fermin for the lesson in Mitchell navigation. We found a wire rubbed below air box (12v power supply to regulator). This explains why the problem has been intermittent and how we missed it on our original test. This failing wir...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Warning lights on dash VIN: SALTY12401
Sorry about the delay in closing this request,I wanted to make sure that the Rover was indeed fixed.First the fix.Found the right front wheel speed sensor out of resistance spec.Raul stated that the resistance should be .95 to 1.1 kohms and the sensor was open...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L hydraulic system VIN: EA26D2KA99
Well, as stupid as it sounds, we were not getting fluid into the back reservoir of the master cylinder. once we did that, we got pressure to the rear brakes and the brakes work great! I want to thank everyone who responded, but especially to the ones who hit i...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
Sorry for the delay. We installed a new purge valve (n80) and canister, and blew out the lines in case there were any particles that could stick the valve. The n80 valve and evap system passed testing. The canister is recommended to be replaced with the n80 va... Trouble codes: P0441.
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L Air strut VIN: WVWAF63D34
This car is fixed and down the road, as the replies suggested we installed with out precharge, did not lower to ground just to the point of the wheels touching and the the car pump up with no problems. The struts do come extended. Thanks to those that replied.
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