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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBANA53574
The customer states that this car is cutting out at idle and will restart, and while driving on the highway the rpms will drop and he said it feels like the brakes or something is holding it back. I can't fault it at this tme. Last week he brought it in with t...
1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L No Start VIN: 124CS10101
Got it all put together and is just won't start. Spark is there but not quite sure how strong it is. The motor did sit for the last 6 months. I rebuilt the carb 2 years ago and the car did donuts in the parking lot last winter. I've capped the vacuum ports on ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDBFA67E0S
Hello Benz techs, this 05 SL 500 is very hard to start. It cranks and only cold sometimes it start and accelerate fine and idles okay. After couple of minutes will not take the gas and dies. Up on trying to restart it often back fires thru the intake and at ti...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 3.0L ignition switch VIN: WDDGF81XX8
Car was towed in. When key is inserted and turned nothing happens. no warning lights or accessories work, steering does not unlock. The only response from the car is to tell you to remove the key when it is turned off. Based on a identifix hotline archive we r...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Shifter VIN: WMWRC33475
Hi this Mini probably has the Original Clutch? The Problem with it is it is extremely hard to move the shifter back & forth in Neutral. It will shift, go into all gears OK & car moves fine & can be driven but to simply sit at a standstill & try to shake the sh...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0CA2984X
Hello everyone. I have a 1999 Boxster with an unusual problem. vehicle was towed in, no crank no run. When vehicle arrived at my shop, the battery was dead, charged battery, got the front and rear boots opened, still no crank, no start. Scanned for codes in th... Trouble codes: 25 (tERMINAL 86 S not detected), 49 (K lead), 21 (W lead DME immobilizer), 1571 (Immobilizer)
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Engine VIN: YS3EF48Z41
Engine smokes while running. The turbocharger was replaced a couple of months ago because of smoke on start-up when cold. Since then the engine has developed a smoking problem at idle. It was first noticed when coming to a stop, but has sinced developed into a...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L oil flow VIN: YS3ED592Z8
Did oil change with cylinder head job as usual, and the oil gooped out in blobs. Oil light is coming on at idle in gear, and the lifters are VERY slow to pump up. I'm already sure the pick-up screen is clogged, but I want to test for sure. I need the oil pre...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1CZ59275
Came in with ABS lamp on intermittently. BCM-0070 Pump motor supply voltage BCM-0072 Pump motor mechanical error CEM-1A5F communication with BCM missing. Checked pump motor with power and ground with jumper wires directly to motor and runs. Will not activate ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L dead battery VIN: WBAGG83491
Only 30mA drain was detected(16 minutes after engine shut down). I had performed that measurement at least 10 times with consistent result. In fact, the engine cranks easily with no signs of battery weakness after parking for 5 days. However, there was one tim...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Tpms VIN: WBAWC33517
Well, we went as far as we could with this, as our diagnostic equipment is somewhat limited, and the information I received was also limited. This car uses the wheel speed sensors to determine relative rolling speeds of each wheel, so there are no batteries t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF82H1V
Finally!!! Found low crankshaft amplitude. I pulled the starter to look at the teeth on the flywheel . I noticed the gap from sensor to flywheel to be a bit excessive. I removed the sensor again to inspect it. I found no sign of rust or corrosion. The sensor...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L controller VIN: WDBUF87X48
thanks for all the replies, we sent the car to the dealer for a reprogram and the a/c came back to life. thanks again.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Whistle VIN: 3VWRR69M64
All better now! Thanks to Victor and David especially right on with their analysis of the "whistle" coming from the exhaust. I forgot to tighten the very topmost nut on the stud holding down the tube going from the exhaust to intake manifold (EGR feed) the cod... Trouble codes: 18996 (P2564 Turbo boost position sensor out of range).
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L serp belt VIN: 3VWCR31C34
A belt tensioner solved the problem. We compared the old pulley to the new and noticed the bearings were rough. The new alternator pulley was made by LUK and actually did improve the problem slightly but the silver bullet was the belt tensioner. The belt tensi...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWPF71K75
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