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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANE53507
we have this 2007 5 series towed in for no start and will not move out of park and steering wheel locked. customer has been gone for 6 months and had a tow service install a battery a year ago for the same thing. The customer put his own battery in this time d...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE254X5
Vehicle arrived at shop for coolant leak and check engine light on. Found coolant pipe thermostat housing leaking removed and replaced as needed. checking system and found lean code for left and right bank checked oxygen sensor and found erratic readings for b...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Engine VIN: SALAE24416
Hi Land Rover Techs I need to pick a couple brains. I have an 06 lr3 with the 4 litre six that intermittantly has a crank no start condition can take up to 40 mins of attempts to fire up happens hot or cold. I cant duplicate concern yet but I have a stored cod...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L headlights VIN: WDBBA48DXK
Ok gents this thing is driving me nuts,(as well as the customer)none of the headlamps work after a rain, now ive not gotten the car when the lights are inop, by the time the customer gets it here they are working. this car is back for the third time.Ive gone t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Unknown VIN: 4JGBB75E76
hello gent this veh tow in customer said car die on the free way warning lamp on ( batt mal funtion) we check it and find batt dead remove alt alternator bench test fail 3 time we install new alt and batt ( will not hold the charge)the veh working good ... 1 w...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YS3FB45S74
Customer came in with a MAF sensor code p0101. We replaced the MAF. Customers concern was that the car was sluggish and had no power. The car will operate totally normal until you drive in for a while. (Seems to be at a consistent speed when it occurs) Then th... Trouble codes: P0101
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H2X
Anybody run into this? 99 VW Jetta is hard starting on COLD mornings 36 degrees IT Cranks but won't fire off. I tried like 7 times cranking for 5 seconds and then releasing the key, on the 8th try it finally started.When it does finally start it runs a little...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M81
Car came into the shop with the only complaint of an RPM surge when at idle in neutral or park. MIL on. Codes read as stated above. Went through other fixes on iatn and found pcv valves to be very common. Replaced the PCV and no change. Cleaned the MAF sensor ... Trouble codes: P1297, P1557
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L camshaft position timing VIN: YV1VS2559Y
ok i've recently inherited someone elses headache and is running arund now chasing my self... customer came in with check engine light on codes p0014 (60) p0015 (61) camshaft position timing over advanced and retarded b2 b1...there has been by her records a vv...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
Hi and thanks for the help, did find the cable frayed on left side of top cover and right latch falling off, bolts coming out. adjusted all and as one mentioned touched battery cable together and bingo. Thanks again
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L compressor VIN: WBAAL32090
Thanks for all the help. Invaluable. The fix was a new outside temp sensor. Intermittent bad signal. Fitted new ione and all good. Thanks again. Derek
2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L no remote control VIN: 5UXFF03509
Thanks Guys for the quick replies! We reset the CAS then disable all keys and enable back only 4 keys, after that CAS recognizes the new key as the 3 key. Autologic was a really good help on that.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30E7N
Thanks to all of you who replied to our post and Steve from florida for extra advice. We were not able to fix this vehicle. Replaced the fuel distributor with a used unit, no change in performance. Tested the EHA as advised. Found 17ma KOEO, erratic 20ma at ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L fuel tank VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Thanks guys, especially to Alexander who led me in the right direction to get the top up. I have my boss calling the customer right now to get the ok to get into this mess. I'm with you guys, I'd rather see this thing sold for parts than try to get it fixed....
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Well thanks to all turns out that it was the cam sensor that we replaced and also the coil pack...We put the old cam sensor back on after we changed the coil pack and the code came back so we put the new one back on again and all is good so far...Thanks to eve...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAL71K69
Sorry, I do not have a fix for this one. Customer rescheduled a few times, then decided to live with it since he has no issues other than the SES on. Thanks to those who replied, I will update when customer decides to fix the veh. Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow).
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