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Help Request Answers
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Reverse VIN: WBAFB33571
After driving for a few miles, trans hot, BMW has has intermittent reverse. Slips while backing up 50% of the time all forward gears strong, even in manual mode. No codes in PCM Or TCM. Thanks for any help.
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJPD1843X
XJR came in for a no start. Veh. uses two fuel pumps. Replaced the main one, now veh starts and dies. Fuel pressure drops out within seconds. When Jumpering the second fuel pump relay on, the fuel pressure comes back up to normal. My question is, is this secon...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No symptoms VIN: WDBK47FXWF
Vehicle shows up at shop with P0170. Check fuel trims and they are good. Check MAF readings and they are good at idle and 2000rpm in neutral. When starting at 40MPH and giving it WOT readings jump to only 88g/sec. Spec should be around 120g/sec but I think 80%... Trouble codes: P0170 (A Self Adapt At Limit N3/10)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L a/c VIN: 4JGAB72E21
Need some direction, fault code p20cd, compressor torque implausibilty. Compressor runs, @ 6 bars, condensor fans inop, even scan tool cannot activate them, however did power them up with power probe. @2000 rpm low side 60psi, high side 100psi. No fault codes ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRH64J22
vehicle came in for poor idle. checked codes none in system, smoke tested intake ok, checked fuel pressure 3.2 bar spec is 3.7-4.2. pinch off return line fuel pressure deadheads at 85 psi. replaced fuel filter/regulator with OEM pressure still only 3.2 bar. if...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBNG70J63
This vehicle had new hub bearing installed, new ABS tone rings and seals. I have the Bosch KTS 340 scan tool and after bearings and seals replaced, the wheel speed are reading o mph on both fronts but rear wheel speeds are reading normal. The ABS, BAS, ESP lig...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L steering angle sensor VIN: 4JGAB57E63
I got calle by a body shop that this vehicle has stering light on and that a mechanic shop scanned and tolled them that needs a steering angle sensor but they have not toled the body shop the codes #s.the consern it is thath the sensor from Mercedes it is only...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Drivetrain shaking VIN: WMWRE335X5
Hello Mini Techs: We have got another winner here! The mini intermittently when at a stop in gear shakes, then you take it out of Drive or put it in reverse it goes away. It acts like it's going to stall and the drive-train shakes like it's very bad motor moun...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWMF73588
This vehicle came in with a random cylinder misfire code. Customer states only happens when cold. Spark plug just changed no diffrence. Anyone know a common problems with these cars I don't know much about them any help appricated Thanks chris Trouble codes: 2783 (combustion misfire decteted), 277B
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L backfire or popping VIN: YS3ED58E21
Car was towed in by the customer we found a broken vacuum line and no codes. We replaced the SAAB quick connect fitting and, hard line then drove the vehicle. No other problems so we delivered it to the customer. The next day the customer calls and, says that ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WV2EE0709S
Vw tech, please help. Car came in complaint about loss power especially going uphill. Road test, felt like a mass air sensor problem and also misfire. Found worn ignition parts, replace all tune up parts, no help. Check compression 140-150psi. Running compress...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lack of power/smokin VIN: 3VWST71K71
This car has been in our shop for quite a while. It has a lack of power, its emitting excessive amounts of black smoke,and the check engine light is on. We have been having some difficulties with this car, any help or advice would be appreciated, thanks.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2554Y
Volvo techs I need your help. I have a 2000 Volvo S40 in the shop with a Volvo code 62 reset valve cam shaft faulty signal. Or p1014. The last Volvo I had with same code; I failed to repair after lots of time and $$$. Please assist. Thanks Henry
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Overcharging VIN: YV1SZ53D42
Original complaint was service transmission light on. Car stopped running and was towed to shop, battery was dead. Pulled all codes from computer and re-charged battery. During battery alternator test, noted alternator was charging over 16 volts and display on... Trouble codes: 530D, 801A, 8010 (Battery Voltage), 9400 (Brake Pedal Sensor), 9540 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Digital Sensor), 0100 (Trans Control Module Faulty Signal)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L fuse 37 VIN: WBACD4325T
Hey, thanks Harold and Joshua, hit it on the head. Just good old hunting and digging found the wiring going to the deck lid broken, shorting out. Repaired, all happy. Thanks again to all who replied. IATN, the best.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Charging VIN: WBABN33451
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Vent Temp VIN: WBAET37472
Thanks for all the help. I know that many evaporators run right above freezing to get the coldest air out but thanks to kevin for verifying my evap temp. I was running out of ideas as i had already checked the heater valve and this was the one thing i though...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB13586
Well we did a oil flush on this and it started and ran fine. So figure the Vanos was stuck . We were able to get her running by cranking for a while and once it was running we did the flush. Thanks for the replies George Trouble codes: P1030, P1554 (Engine position system a preformance), 0X2A3.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L no acell VIN: WDBBA45A9C
thanks to all that responded with useful info. after purchasing the proper equipment to hook up to fuel system and proper info on kjet verified fuel system was in proper working order, performed a smoke test and verified a massive vacuum leak from under intake...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Electronic VIN: 4JGCB75E06
could not get out of park. shifter was on coulmn . found problem shifter module on side trans. is bad but mercedes says it is theft relvent part. so off to the dealer it goes thanks for all the help.
2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAF03D35
Thanks for the 4 reply's! I really appreciate those who took time from their busy schedule to offer their advice. James from Montana,Avinash from Tennessee and Mike from New York were dead on. The sensor in on a crossover tube from the back of one head to the ... Trouble codes: 16502 (ECTg62 signal high).
2002 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L timing belt and everything surrounding VIN: YV1SJ58D72
Some great replies and I appreciate it. We checked the engine using a smoke machine, that was inconclusive but worth a try. I had already ordered the oil separator and lines etc from past experience as they aren't much of an improvement over the old flame t...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L r&r VIN: YV1NC63D94
As I mentioned before, this is a C70 NOT a V70 as I put in the original post. The job is done and was pretty cut and dry. There was no hidden bolts or tricks to do it faster. It took my a/c tech 6 hours and I billed 8 hours plus evac & recharge. The next one...
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