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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L head VIN: WBAAV33441
Was run leaking for at least 2 weeks. May have overheated customer says no. He bought car 6 months ago. Please share any short cuts on job. Motor calls for 20 hours plus machining. Do we need 116150 adjusting plate, 112300 mandrel, 116180 preassembling fixture...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L No Start
Trying to find fuel pump relay color & location. Getting mixed answers from alldata & dealer. Any help would be appreciated.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rack VIN: 5UXFA535X3
Hello everyone, I have an x5 driving me nuts. Came in with an bad hissing noise coming from the steering rack. Replaced rack and resevoir, bled system and it is still hissing horribly. have I missed something? There's only the pump, the rack, the cooler and th...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33585
Hi everyone, I will make this short and sweet. I am generally not a Euro guy but a little advise would be greatly appreciated as I am having a difficult time locating good info on how this system works. The complaint is low power,shakes,and idle surging. This ... Trouble codes: 2D03, 2D0F
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L Start VIN: WBAUF9210P
this car is actually a 130i the car ran fine but was crashed after panel shop repairs the car would start and idle but would not rev now it has been towed to my workshop it wont even start i started with 39 different fault codes relating to the crash damage al...
2006 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB53576
This one is driving me nuts. This BMW with the N52 engine has a panting, surging idle and runs generally poor. There is some noise from the timing chain area, and it sets the listed cam timing code immediately on startup. I have scoped both cam sensors, which ... Trouble codes: B0A98, P1554 (Generic Intake camshaft/crankshaft correlation)
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Driveability VIN: SAJEA51C74
Recently, the car has begun intermittent randon misfire events and has set the following codes: P0182, P0203, P0303, P1316, P1313 & P1582. The customer reports that she can drive the car for as much as 1 hr or more before the engine will misfire. Also, recentl...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Blower motor VIN: WDBGA43E1S
This car had no blower motor operation. The customer took it to a Benz dealer and paid for diagnostics. He was told it needed a blower motor regulator. He called my shop to get a quote to replace the regulator and then brought it to me. I explained that we wer...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Hello All, we have a 00 s430 with fuel gauge inop. When we disconnected sender gauge reads full. So we replaced sending unit and had rear sam coded. Still no help so we replaced rear sam unit. And the gauge worked for 1 key cycle. Then quit working. Any sugges...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L head bolt threads VIN: WDBRF40J03
This vehicle came in with a positive head gasket leaking concern. during removing cylinder head, the 6 head bolts for holding the center portion of the head came out very easily like they were not tightened down. the 4 outer bolts were nice and tight. after ge...
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Ism VIN: WDCBF2CE1C
Ism displays code u010087 communication with engine control unit has a malfunction. The message is missing
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33412
Vehicle came in with check engine light scanned for codes found these 2 P1787,P1698. Checked database and found 1 post on these two codes from back in 08.His post said vehicle didn't move,mine does.I cleared codes and drove with no issues and no return of chec... Trouble codes: P1787, P1698
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alarm VIN: WMWRC33473
This car is possessed. The customer reports that the alarm keeps going off. This seems to occur when cold outside. I have check all triggers for alarms system and the all seem to check out fine. I cannot make this car act up, but customer has stopped locking v...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L warring ligh VIN: WMWRE33566
srs lt on.seat belt lt on no cluster back lighting,no com on k bus modules.found k-bus fan connector in r/kick panel,2.6 volts.disconnect wires re do quick test per each wires.for some reason cluster back lights came on but would not turn off.recoded inst clus...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Misfire VIN: WP1AA29P74
have #6 cyl missfire,all coil conn.plugs are green corroded on batt.+ red wire.also some kind of oily substance in connectors.replaced plugs&ign. coils.cleaned connectors best as possible,think dme is now shot due to corroded wire connections.anyone see anythi...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
vehicle came in with a high idle complaint and a vac noise with p0303 #3 misfire , p0507 idle higher than expected and p0171 bank 1 lean smoked test found a leak in a plastic elbow under the intake replaced the elbow and the # 3 coil (cop) after repairs the id... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9602V
Car died and would not start. Towed in - Crank no start. We installed a crank sensor. (I cannot verify 100%, but I was told we did not have inj pulse before.) I now have fuel pressure and good fuel, spark, inj pulse, new plugs, rpm gauge bounces w/cranking, ti...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L all elecrical VIN: YV1VS255XY
Car came to us and owner said it dies. In the morning I had the car losing power to dash and the rest of the car. The car was dead then it came back to life and so on for 2 minutes till it stayed on and would run. Upon the battery voltage staying on, it would ...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L left rear position light VIN: YV1SZ59H03
This is my wife's car and she is not happy. Thanks for any info you can supply on this --- should be easy light bulb change.
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Horn/Lights VIN: YV1SZ59H44
The car is parked unlocked during the night the outside lights will flash and the horn will blow (not the siren) for 25 seconds then resets itself then will go off again sometimes during the night sometimes three times in a row no codes stored in any system an...
2005 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L oil pressure VIN: YV1SW59235
Vehicle came in with oil pressure warning in information window and intermittant low oil pressure. We tested oil pressure and after running till warmed up the oil pressure would drop. We have seen this problem before caused by cracked sump seals so we replaced...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L blower/main VIN: 5UXFA535X2
Got this vehicle fixed this morning, thanks to Jared for the link to the BMW wiring diagrams, this helped alot. The customer had the wiring for the power stage connector wrong. He told us that it was replaced awhile ago with no problems, I dont think we got th...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB33522
Thanks for all the help with this car .Car was sent to bmw shop. They installed new mass airflow. complete drive by wire gas pedal. new computer.car had wiring problems after installing new transmission.
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAEV53464
The vehicle is fixed...Affect countless hours of thinking...The shotgun came out and got fixed. I finally used my brain on this one and went with my original diagnosis. Most replies that I got did not even properly read my posting prior to answering. Sometimes...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L coolant contaminated with oil VIN: WDBHA28E0S
So I tried putting a florecent die in the oil hoping that I could identify which it was oil or trans fluid. It did'nt give me any info really. It does'nt take long for the coolant to become butterscotch. With the external oil leak from head gasket or tim...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L No Start VIN: WDDNG71X07
thanks for the help, expecially steve from florida. Come to find out cam pulse wheels where on wrong; swapped both cam pulse wheels on both heads, no further problems. I assumed that the er and ar marked on pulse wheels meant exhaust right and air right: left ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Fuse #14 VIN: 3VWTE29M9X
Big thanks to all who replied you guys saved me a lot of time on this one. The dome light was the culprit. The switch was laying in the cup holder. Once I pulled it apart a piece of metal went flying and it never blew a fuse again. Thanks again.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGEM77L84
replaced n115 canister purge valve and car has not returned.the last visit for this fault was 1000 miles ago ,so we'll have to see what happens now that it is getting real cold now.Thanks for everyones input.steve Trouble codes: P2422.
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