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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E23
ok this car came to us with the customer already replacing coils , plugs , maf... upon inspection i found the pcv was no good and vehicle couldn't idle and was going into a vacuum . i replaced the pcv valve and two split vacuum lines that i found cleaned the t... Trouble codes: P1297, P0102, P1564, P0300
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L inst cluster gauges VIN: WBAGC831XK
None of the gauges or the tach work. Nothing on the lower part of the cluster work. I took the cluster out and looked for damage and found none. My question is, does anyone know of a place to send it to be checked and or repaired? BMW no longer services inst. ...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Obc VIN: WBABK7325V
I just replaced the radiator and went to start the car and now it wont start. I noticed the on bord computer doesn't light up. Is there a fuse of relay for the OBC or a safety device in the car that won't let the car start.
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L charge indicator VIN: SALAE25447
vehicle came in with low batt. voltage.. charge battery. test for battery current draw. ok. test alternator with vat40. alt not charging. renew alternator. retest system. charging okay at 13.0 volts. test charging system with vat 40 and snap-on brick. everythi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2N
Vehicle is difficult to start and after it does start, it blows black smoke. Vehicle is also running really rich. Idles at 600 rpm and is rough. Vehicle has long crank, sometimes 20 seconds before starting. Note vehicle cranks fast just like when you have a ba...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Dlc VIN: WDBJF65J61
Customer bought car from out of state dealer. Obviously in an accident of some sort. My mission was to make it road worthy. Only warning light SRS. Could not get any more sophisticated snap-on scan equipment (used successfully on other MBs) to connect prope...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63BX5
Thanks for your patience as this is a bit long. I am unfamiliar with VW and need your help. Ok so this 05 Passat 2.0L TDi comes in with engine light on. Codes were P2100 and P0741. Cleared the codes and the P0741 came on within a couple day and the P2100 came... Trouble codes: P2100 (Throttle Actuator control motor circuit open 1), P0741 (Torque converter clutch circuit or performance stuck off)
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WVWEV71K96
Hello everybody my question today is. I have tested the regulator valve and it is open. Is this (p2294) the cause of the lack of power? Even though I am not losing fuel pressure while accelerating. At first p2293/p0087 were not in the computer only p2294 wich ... Trouble codes: P2294, P2293, P0087
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Hello, and thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer. This Jetta was towed in as a no start- owner stated that it began running rough on her way home after fueling up, and the next morning it would not start. No MIL, no codes stored. Vehicle d...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5649W
i've got a volvo wagon here with the abs light on. however, given that it's a 98, i have no way to pull codes on the abs. i would like your advice on what scan tool to purchase that will do proprietary codes on a volvo 850 or early v70. my snap on solus pro ha...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L siren VIN: YV1SW61R92
alarm system going off interm

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start, Alarm/Immobilizer VIN: WBAGK2326W
Hi again, everyone, and thanks for your input. Unfortunately, the car is not finished, but the deadline for closing this post is here. I will post an update when it is finalized. But, here's what we have so far- The EWS module was bad. Replacing it and codi... Trouble codes: 204 (EWS Random Code Storage), 148 (Interface Immobilizer).
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on, over heat VIN: WBAVD13516
water pump and t stat took care of the problem. Was going to try just a tstat but with the water pump codes i went ahead and did them both. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: 2E84.
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB73527
This one goes in the cant fix flie due to the used car dealer not wanting to fork out the money. After many parts and lots of time i felt that the engine itself with the rattling of the timing chains is the source of the problem. Vanos and chains. I recommende...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Seats VIN: WDBRH84J94
After testing everything we could and not knowing 100% the coding of the seat modules and door modules we were going to send it to the dealer to have them coded but after the weekend the seats work ok back to normal which Mark from Washington said that they ca...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS59215
We just checked again with the customer, and the car appears fixed. Thank you all for your help. Adam confirmed again that this etm is plug and play and advised checking contacts at the ecu. We did get it to act up for us, and when that occurred, all the v... Trouble codes: 930B, 9270 (throttle valve), 9200 (throttle position sensor), 9210 (throttle unit), 9220 (throttle potentiometer), 925C.
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