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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Throttle VIN: WBACH9340Y
Aloha, friends, I have a car that's giving me fits. Application of ANY throttle causes car to nearly die, and immediately sets additional codes in the egs and abs/DSC. Primary codes (in DME) reset immediately without car even being started. These codes are (...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L alternator VIN: SALME11463
Hi everybody out there in broken auto land. can anyone tell me the direction to remove the fan from waterpump. we have to replace the alternator and cannot undo the fan. I can't seem to get the correct info. thanks gordon.
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...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Idle speed too high VIN: WDBBA48D8G
We are pulling our hair out on this one. Vehicle came in after having failed smog for the idle speed being too high, approximately 1100RPM. After checking the usual suspects, we installed a replacement idle speed control relay. The problem persisted so we trie...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Driver's Seat VIN: WDBJF65H8X
Hello 'Benz techs. I've got this super clean 99 E320 that the driver's seat will not move backward. The seat will, however move rearward with one of the memory buttons. I misguidedly assumed that the door switch was worn out and replaced it (this did not fix m...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33517
This car came in with mil on and we checked with a generic obdii scanner the only code we got was a p1447 all-data nor mitchell have any info on this vehicle we check all the evap lines and even smoked tested with no results any help would be appreciated. Than... Trouble codes: P1447 (Diagnostic module tank leakage dm-tl pump too high during switching)
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Rotor VIN: WPIAB29P94
Customer claims Porsche dealer put brake pad and rotors on vehicle and it started to shake a short peroid after. Somebody put aftermarket parts on either befor or after Porsche. It also started to shake. We dialed the hubs and rotors and found the left rotor w...
2007 Porsche Cayman 2.7L airbag light VIN: WPOAA29827
Porsche Techs: Car came in w/airbag light on. Scanned w/durametric, found fault code 8024(drivers thorax airbag shorted to ground). Disconnected harness under seat, fault code 800C set(drivers thorax airbag above upper limit). Searched TSB's, replaced drivers ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K02
hey guys thanks in advance, found code p0101 maff sensor range performance, tested maff frequincy and compaired to intake air grams per sec at 10 grams per sec maff hz dropps off to 1400 hz should be around 3400 power and grond at maff are ok im lost please he... Trouble codes: P0101
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Side view mirror VIN: 3VWTG69M72
Customer brought in some broken mirror pieces (no motor though)and requested a new mirror. We ordered an aftermarket mirror, had it painted and we instaaled it. This is where the problems started. The mirror would adjust normally with mirror switch. But when ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Low power VIN: 3VWSR29M74
Thanks in advance. Car came to me with no power and smoking. Replaced turbo with oil feed and return lines and a fresh oil change. Turbo looked bad.. Exhaust vanes and end of shaft missing completely, intake vanes broken and mangled up. Replaced o2 sensor as w...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Hey everybody, iv'e got this volvo here that is driving me nuts. Car came in with a dead motor. Replaced engine with a low mileage engine and runs like crap when in closed loop only. This car will surge and buck like its nobodys business. Will run great cold a... Trouble codes: 290A, 280A

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBADN5336X
Thanks to everyone, the BMW is healed now. Richard, Samora, and Frank all set me on the right track. The "heated thermostat" was bad- the heater was open, and that was sending the system into default. A new thermostat assembly was the fix to let the fan come o...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVC93567
Ok well the new battery fixed this problem, after I installed it there were no more problems Customer said she was trading it in cant afford it anymore
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L rear bow VIN: WDBLK70G62
The reason for the rear bow not going up to the 90 degree position was due to a defective module. I installed the N52 soft top roll bar module and it's good to go. Thanks for all the replies.
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