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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6320W
Hello guys! I need your help. this bimmer caming last month for overheat, I found co2 in coolant system, remove head and found head is cracked. replace with new unit , come back yesterday for oil leak and check engine light on with codes 202 and hard start in ...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: 4USBT33423
When opening the top it bounces up and down
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2040X
Customers xk8 was operating under reduced power mode. Customer shutoff vehicle, restarted a couple hours later and running good out of reduced power mode. Vehicle then went back into reduced power mode. Customer drove vehicle to shop but car was running good a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L no a/c VIN: WDBGA32E7R
auto has been at shop alot of times. another shop butcherd the engine swap. since then after it set for two years i got it. they said used engine was no good. had broken wire to one coil. since i fixed that. its been running good. came back two weeks ago with ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: WDBHA24GXX
Hi guys, I am looking for a little MB insight. Most of our experience is with Audi and VW, and for the most part we can get around any MB with success. This particular vehicle is giving us some trouble. About every six months or so it eats a MAF sensor. We are... Trouble codes: P0100 (Hot Film Mass Airflow Sensor Bank2/5), P0170 (Self Adaptation at Limit), P0243 (A/F Switch Over Actuator F Compressor M16/7)
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G07
This car originally came in with the P0016 and P0017 and we found the balance shaft gear missing a bunch of teeth (of course). After pulling the motor and replacing all the necessary parts with a kit from the Benz dealer as instructed by the TSB's on this prob... Trouble codes: P0016, P0017
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Hi all I have inherited a Mini here with a stumble at idle and occasional stall. Code set is 2b64 unmetered air at intake. I thought the vacuum seemed a bit excessive in the crank case so I replaced the Valve cover with PCV. The vacuum seems a bit lower now bu... Trouble codes: 2B64
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P98
Good afternoon Porsche techs everywhere,this cayenne s was brought in this morning with a check engine light on ,checked codes,0021,that is all I know,Alldata has no info what so ever,checked internet not much info there either,Is this a simple repair or a pro...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L speedometer VIN: YS3EF48E6X
Vehicle speed sensor was checked signal appears to be normal also instrument cluster was replace with used cluster. vehicle did not start. later cluster guages where exchanged between new and old clusters car started but speedometer is still inoperative.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L temp sender VIN: 9BWGP61J11
Temp guage pegs itself for no reason. Engine not hot MOD says that its a 2wire sender and the only one I can find on the water outlet has 4 wires. replaced it to no avail. Is it the guage thats bad or have I got the wrong wiring dia? any help will be greatly a...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: WVWPD63B54
hi, this car was brought from another shop. the power windows, remote entry, sunroof and interior lights do not work, founf that the cowl where the battery sits looked like a pool, the vents were clogged which allowed water to seep in to the car under carpet o...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no communication VIN: 3VWRK69M44
Pulling hair out...Have this 04 jetta no communication with scan tool. have disconnected abs module, has oe radio. what is really wierd about this is that I get communication when the batt voltage is very low ..around 9-10 volts when it is drained to the point...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPF71K75
Just a post for opinions---I'm in the process of dealing with a stretched chain issue (first time) on this 2.5 5 cylinder engine and wanted to know what you guys were doing out there, the entire assembly, bottom and top, or just the upper chain, guides and ten...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Pcv VIN: YV1LS567XW
Having another one w/same milage and same symptom breather fixed it. Plugs have some soot around them (hasn't been smoking very long)Intercooler is dry. We think smoke is oil but converted by cat enough to look more white. Loosing oil but not coolant. Want to ...
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS92D84
Customer complains of hard/harsh shifting at times. Fluid is clean and full , no leaks. A couple of months ago we pulled Code TCM EOO - Control Module Communication. Code was cleared and we thought all was well. They brought in for routine maintenance and ment...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L ignition,timing VIN: WAUED64B21
I want to say thanks for the help, however we have not been able to nail this one down yet. We have rechecked all timing marks, checked all coils power stage units and compression and leak down all with in specs, and are o.k. We took a shoot in the dark and re...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L vacuum VIN: WDBAB33C1F
thanks guys, you will never guess what the repair turned out to be... it was the mono valve insert... ha ha. most 16 replies said to check it and it was corroded, allowing little flow. thanks to you all, Dave
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Belt Tensioner VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Thank you everybody for your replies. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. The tensioner was the problem. Installed a new tensioner and shock and everything is good! Thanks again!
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L convertiable roof VIN: WDBLK74G02
Thanks to Terry, Richard, Robert, Martino the car is fixed. The cables under the liner after first bow were broken. Replacement was straight forward, took us 1/2 hour for each side. The hard part was to order the CORRECT part from the EPC. The correct part # w...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86E96
I checked cam timing through cam position sensor holes as described in service manual and indeed the 2 right bank cams are off,the intake more than the exhaust.I advised customer that further diagnosis was nescessary but declined all repair(fed up with this pi...
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Manifold VIN: WVWJK73C67
Sorry for the delay in closing this post. When I had posted the update, I had found the manifold to head fasteners were loose and i thought that was the leak. After I removed the manifold/turbo from the vehicle i could see the crack that ran from just under th...
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