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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7327W
The vehicle cranks fine but will not start. The plugs foul with fuel after several attempts. Removing the fuel pump fuse and cranking causes spitting and sputtering but no start. Reinstall the fuse and the enigne tries to start the first crank but never again ...
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: WBACK73471
Hello Friends I have this 2001 BMW coupe Z3 3.0 Liter that the fuel gauge don't work, all other gauge work fine, check for code with Modis, wish was up date for BMW, no code find I got ALLDATA and look at the wiring diagram, check all the fuse and all check o...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBXPA93474
Suspect a faulty crankcase vent valve. Have vacuum at the bottom of the valve on the hose that goes to dipstick tube. Is there supposed to be vacuum here or is there any way to test the valve. I am getting oil in all the cylinders and when i removed hose from ...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV53484
Hi all, I'm looking for someone who is into BMWs, and can share some info. I have this 2004 330i in the shop with a MIL on. The customer just bought the car and had the MIL light a few days after purchase. We scanned the DME and found four faults. Two of the f... Trouble codes: 281D, 281C
1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCCFC2087L
The saga begins. Car came in running rough and rich, low vacuum and bouncing. Compression test showed #4 dead, leakdown showed really bad blowby #4. Pulled engine and stripped down. Nicasil lining on #4 destroyed and piston crapped. Exhaust guides worn out. re...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L driving lights VIN: WDBJF70F5W
Both driving lights work when on high-beam? But only left side when lights are off or on low beam. Have no power from right side lighting connector going to right side driving light. All fuses good. Timer for "lights on after exiting vehicle" is working but I ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E72
vehicle has no left low beam ,its a zenon lite tried the bulb and trans former still nothing cant find any fuses for headlites , there is a little aluminum module on the side of the headlite housing with a lightnig bolt on it what is this ?? thanks
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E72
this car goes into abs and traction control , scanner gives me a abs code 500A speed sensor , how do i tell which sensor is acting up apparentley mercedes has their own codes and this means nothing ???
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L hvac control head VIN: WDBSK71F97
vehicle came in with no cold air blowing out of vents. Found collapsed suction hose and replaced hose, compressor for noise and all pertinent components. Pushed button to turn on A/C and the red light comes on and after a few seconds it blinks three times and ...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L 10K oil change VIN: WDCGG8HBA3
In going through the reset procedure, after ASSYST/Full Service, the three choices were Service 2, Service 3 and Confirm Service. I clicked OK while Service 2 highlighted, then OK on Confirm Service. After resetting, the three choices became Service 1, Service...
1982 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3AE43S8C
Hello. I have a Ast P700 tool that I can hook up to the cis system and check duty cycle. Does any one know where the plug for the duty cycle is? I can't seem to find its location. Also, someone has been playing around the fuel distributor head. I do not know i...
2005 Skoda Octaiva 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: TMBBS21Z25
2005 skoda Octaiva,desiel 1.9l.Car missing under acceleration but idles good.Blows black smoke when accelerating.any help please.Thank you Jim.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cluster VIN: 3VWCD21C32
I have a this bug that needs a M.E. due to O2 sensors shorting out and burning up the M.E. When i try to program the the M.E. their is no communication with cluster so it wont program the M.E. I have the pin code out of the old M.E. I've tried another used clu...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L55522R
This vehicle has been an on going issue. We just cannot get this one to act up for us. The customer has had this one act up on her many times and we havent been able to duplicate the concern. This is a 1994 Volvo 850 Non turbo. The customer will be driving thi...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L Steering VIN: YV1NC53DV1
Hi guys, this one has me baffled. On sharp left turns the tire makes contact with the inner splash apron and makes a noise. I can see that ride height can play a part in this. All components are in ok condition. Plastic stops are still there on the lower contr...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD532XW
hi guys thanks for all of you the car does not fix yet i put a cam sensor from the dealer and change the hole wires from the dme to the engine and new crank sensor from the dealer new battery and check all the fuses and disconnect the alarm and the problem sti... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit).
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ3345K
The customer is going to replace the canister and the pump assembly, they have not yet as they don't have the funds. I didn't get any replies from BMW experts as to weather their could be a fuel tank problem that contributed to this failure or if it was just o... Trouble codes: P1449.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compression VIN: SAJHX1249V
Well this car left on a tow-dolly today. It got sold as a 'builder' to some hobbiest. Generally people agreed with me on this: leakage between cylinders means the cylinder head has to come off. The root cause was probably bad catalytic converters but it's ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Pressure Control Solinoid VIN: SALME114X4
This transmission will work perfectly, sometimes for days, sometimes only for an hour or so. So I am pretty confident it can be fixed with a service and replacing the suspect solenoid. The problem I still have is no way to identify the solenoids. The dealer t...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L abs module VIN: WMWRC33412
the customer declined any persuit of repairing abs at this time. Only good alternate source for reman module was bbs in Mass. All had mixed results using reman. units.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33484
After checking all the connections again I tried connection enhancer ,Stabilant seemed to do the trick !! Thanks for all the help !
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRT71KX5
I checked the wiring to the flap motor with the lab scope. Found 1 signal wire had a dirty 12 volt signal. Also checked it at the ecu same dirty signal. I believe it needs a new ecu & flap motor. Customer needed car & declined repairs at this time. Sorry it to... Trouble codes: 8213P.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A0X
This was a hard car to get data from without a volvo scanner.The problem haven't been solved because I didn't have enough information or data to finish.I was able to use vida in a timely manner thanks to Sahul.I was able to get one volvo to communicate by clea...
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