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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L automatic upshifts VIN: WBAHD2318L
Car came to me after being at another shop for front end alignment. When it was picked up, it would only run in first gear. Switching to manual mode allowes first, second and third, no fourth gear. From the wiring diagram it looks like the manual shifting mode...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABS33492
Have a brain teaser here. I need help from the bmw auto transmission guys out there. I am very well experienced with the 6hp series of transmissions, but this 5hp has me stumped. Customer has had battery issue for several months, and after 2nd conversation rev...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Shift travel position VIN: WBSBL93462
This M3 keeps turning on trans fault light with code (037)25 shift travel position sensor and code (036)24 Selection angle position sensor. I did a flash update to the EGS module and ran a complete adaptation on gearbox and still have same codes. I have no dia...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Turn signals, hazards VIN: WBAGN634X4
Hello everyone, I had a customer come into the shop this past Saturday, at the end of our day and he had inoperable turn signals as well as hazard switch. I looked at the electrical schematics from a program we have at the shop but I didn't see anything (not...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16473
vehicle came in for a coolant leak, check engine light which was cylinder misfire number 3 and random cylinder misfire, and multiple leaks for coolant an oil. after replacing v-cover gaskets, plenum gaskets now has codes for bank 1 and 2 upstream o2 sensors wh... Trouble codes: P0130, P0130
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L no shift VIN: WDBGA43G3X
Information on mitchell/alldata is scarce for this vehicle, so any help with this condition would be appreciated. It seems that the vehicle goes into limp mode and does not shift when it has been sitting in the cold. I am using snap on verus software to commun...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil level display VIN: WP0CA298X1
The customer hooked up a new battery backward. It fried the alternator and blew the fuse at the back of the radio. I repaired those two items but the oil level display does not work and flashes when key is turned on. Customer states this started happening afte...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
hello all thanks for the help in advance. i have this wonderful saab (no such thing)that dies when hot does not matter under load or idle. the car will just shut off like i turned the key off. sometimes the engine will refire on its own if u are going along un...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Engine start VIN: 3VWWC81H6S
Car came in with dying at start up and rough running. We replaced coolant temp sensor, oxygen sensor, MAF sensor and did full tune up on vehicle. Runs alot smoother and when it left we had "fixed" the dying at start up issue. Customer says that happens when ho...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L speedo VIN: YV1LW5549W
This Volvo has an intermittent inop speedo, mostly when cold. The abs light is on with dtc 311 LF wheel sensor signal intermittent fault in sensor circuit and one dtc in cluster for 221 VSS signal missing. I have checked to VSS and according to All data specs ...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Key Cyl
Hi Folks, This is the wifes car , she just called and said key will not turn. Wiggling steering wheel was no help. I have seen posts of bad cyls and "lock" assys ...question is, I',m 60 miles away at work, what will I need at home tonight, to get Cyl out ? And...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L turbo VIN: YV1CM91H14
vehicle came in with check engine light on it had a code 6805 we cleared the code and test drove it as soon as you give it enough gas to get the turbo spinning the code comes right back.so we smoked checked the system no leaks were found.we changed the turbo p...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Door Chime VIN: WBABG1326T
Thanks to Scott. You were on the money. The IGN switch itself was the problem. the plunger was broken and never broke contact when the key was removed. Customer declined repair and I installed a piece of tape between the contacts to stop the chime.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6042X
Sorry it took so long to close this out. We didn't have much time to work on it, but this car is finally fixed. The problem was the 10 amp fuse for power to the injectors. The fuse was actually good, but there was some corrosion on the bottom of the fuse box, ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heat VIN: SAJDA01PX1
we want express thanks to all who replyed to our request for help. the heater valve near the radiator was at fault and this resolved the problem. thanks again
2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L Starter VIN: SALFP24N28
Finally got this one fixed. Thanks for all of the replies. So i finally found the relay to the starter(its labeled (SM) in the fuse box) who would have thought. So i wasn't getting signal to start and could crank the engine over by supplying power to the start...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D5K
The fix is in!! Thank you to all who responded, especially Richard [...] for his practical diagnostics with basic shop equipment, but the biggest shout out goes to John from North Carolina who nailed it. Some time...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30DXK
I decided to look a little closer to the oxygen sensor. Found the wiring corroded at the connector. Removed the oxygen sensor and the wire broke off. Replaced the oxygen sensor and vehicle runs great! Thanks for all the help!!!
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L key fob will not turn VIN: YS3FD46Y67
Thanks to all. I just purchased a Launch Diagun and used this excellent tool to tap into CIM and found code B1440 code that was described as ISM internal fault. Was then able to force key on, cleared code and started car. Code did come back imediately but was ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall
I will have to close this post as I am pretty close to iatn time limit and have not had time to get back to this vehicle. I did recieve some good things to check in regards to pcv system and turbo systems. we did not find any issues with these systems and we h... Trouble codes: P1136, P1557.
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Strange electrical VIN: YV1RS61TX4
Thanks to everyone for their help. We ended up applying heat to the CEM and DIM, got the DIM to black out and lost communication to the car with VIDA. After cycling the ignition, communication would come back. I replaced the ignition switch but was able to ... Trouble codes: ECM51, ECM92, SRS00.
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