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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63423
1st problem we are having with this vehicle is that the brake lights are stuck on. they turn off if we unplug abs module. the brake light switch seems to be operating normal. we noticed on scanner data that the brake pressure fluctuates between 0 and 15psi whe...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAET37474
Looking for any ideas. The engine abruptly shuts off intermittently but consistantly, does no appear to be temperature related and no codes are set when stall occurs. Engine will start right back up after cycling the key and runs perfect. I have monitored the ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L computer VIN: SAJEA01U53
I have this Jaguar and I cannot get it to communicate with any OBDII scan tool I have tried my Snap-on Solus Pro and a Generic OBDII. I checked all the fuses all check out good. good power and grounds at OBD plug are good.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension VIN: SALLMAMA33
Hello everyone , this car came in with leaking front air struts, replaced strut assemblies with new Dunlop units, about a week later the car came back for groaning and rattles in the front suspension that were not there before .I contacted the supplier and the...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Engine VIN: WDBJF72F7V
Hi guys this one will make you shake your heads. Car came in with about 15 codes. mostly missfires, and acl pedal. scoped coils. found 2 bad replace plugs and coils. Car smooth right out. but now here's the kicker. If you run it up to 3000 rpms or more you get...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel system? VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Insight would be greatly appreciated. When the car sits overnight, it intermittently won't start. When it's bled it starts and runs fine. Glow plugs are drawing 25 amps each, voltage to the glow plugs, cranks good, and good quality fuel. Could this be an elec...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Engine VIN: WMWMF73549
I have a mini that just had cyl. head work performed (New valves) and new timing chain installed at a Honda dealer. It runs rough at idle, hard to start & stalls - It feels smooth off idle though. Crank case vacuum is through the roof (Almost sucks the fluid o...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S94
Hi all and saab tech, car tow in ! tech check not turn over, and no light in dash board test battery was death ! replace new battery, all ligth in desh board on but still not turn over! fell like starter or alam problem but radio not turn on either!! i wonder ...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Oil pressure VIN: WVWEK73C27
Looking for some help from the VW guys. We have a good customer who called us on the road. Oil pressure light comes on saying stop engine. When she tried to restart it would not. The car get towed in and has 0 compression. The oil was full and has been changed...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW9507N
Transmission is in limp mode as far as I can tell. Lights on mode switch in console are flashing as is the arrow on the cluster. Speedometer is not working as well which I believe is the actual problem. I would like confirmation that I am barking up the corr...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML44E24
The digital sound system amplifier was not shutting down, causing the excessive draw. Thanks for the help, and draw test procedures.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L service VIN: WBAEN33473
I received 3 replys of Techs in the Birmingham area. I sent each one a pm to thank them. My customer has'nt got back to me yet as to which one she will contact. Thank you guys again
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAZ33485
Happy Monday, ladies & gents. Thanks to all who responded, you confirmed my suspicions and feelings about this: There is no correct or legal alternative to replacing the fuel tank in the event of fuel pump failure. An M54 system is completely incompatible, f... Trouble codes: 28D0.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Esp VIN: WDBRF61J51
Well, the customer has been made aware of the fact that he may need a module and has declined further work. I was hoping to get to the bottom of this one but did not get the chance. He may go ahead with repairs in the future, at that time, I will update this...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride control, ic cluster, no commuication VIN: WDBUF70J44
I am using a launch gds scanner,In the replies it stats that i must have a MB scanner. I borrowed one from another shop and it too would not communicate with the suspension module or the IC cluster. I disconnected all the battries and left them disconnected fo...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52J06
Thanks to all who replied. Byron for TX was right. No simple fix. Removed the front SAM and saw that the wires to the relay were compromised. Repaired the connection and the pump now runs. Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air System).
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRF71K45
Thank you all for replies to my silly question it was behind the starter.
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