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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E37
Car has come in from a used car lot who sold it and now has a customer wanting the cel and fuel gauge fixed. Also wanted the gas cap missing warning fixed. I pulled the driver side sender and found it broken at the top. Installed a new one filled car to about ... Trouble codes: P1093, P2177, P2279, P0455
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L reverse gear VIN: WBABN53421
vehicle came in with check engine lamp on. codes p0128 coolant temp too low code p0171b,p0174b system too lean p0300,4,5,6b random misfire replace spark plugs . cleared codes and updated ECM soft ware with auto logic. after two road test , back to shop and no ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Wipers VIN: WBAVB13576
Hello BMW Techs, The wipers park in the middle of the windshield and the relay has been replaced. We have no codes for the issue. Has anyone run up against this issue?
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E2M
hi guys, i'm having some issues with the above mercedes. my BIGGEST problem is that i cannot find ANYTHING for diagnostic information on this thing. it's running as if it's not getting either enough fuel, or too much fuel. at idle, it'll run to the point w...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Battery VIN: WDBLK70G8Y
This vehicle is a real problem. The drain on the battery is from fuse 16 in the under hood fuse box, when removed the drain is gone. There are early and late models within this year model. Both Diagrams are wrong. The early diagram shows fuse 16 feeding the st...
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L temp. adjust button VIN: 4JGBF71E37
Hi Fellows, we did some engine repair work and of course have to drain the complete coolant system and engine oil. After refill engine oil and coolant,we've to adjust the temp. at the climat control to max. heat,so we can bleed complete air out of coolant syst...
2009 Smart Fortwo Brabus 1.0L clutch acuator VIN: WMEEJ31X99
I am suffering from lack of information in the USA about Smart cars in general. This jewel came in with no start, no starter. We worked out that the CLUTCH ACTUATOR MOTOR shaft had sheared. We installed a new clutch actuator assembly, and test drove the car se...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L abs light VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
hi guys I has this vw beetle 2001 change the new battery charging syt is ok has new fuse box over the battery, a used brake pump with module abs and still has a hard code light on 00668 supply voltage terminal 30 signal out side esp,,, any help tks guys
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L CHIME inside cluster VIN: WVWAC63B21
Help! This car has a gremlin, it comes and goes, as it pleases. We have a door /seat belt chime that comes on and won't go off.Also, when this happens ,the head light steady chime is on and when lights are on. We have ckd. all the door latches ,comfort con. ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63833
Hello Guys, We put a used engine in this car, the original engine started but had other issues, now this car won't start, it has spark injector pulse, fuel and good compression. we checked all the sensors and seemed to be all in place. Thanks in advance for ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Manual Lever Position Sensor VIN: WBAFB33511
Vehicle sat over the weekend and we found the battery dead with out anything left on. The battery would not charged and tested bad. Replaced the battery and found a large draw from the alternator, must have had a shorted diode. Replaced that and then we were a...
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Electronic
Finally got this car back in the shop, we did remove the plugs only to find they were the correct NGK plugs. We smoked the intake system and found no leaks. We removed the MAF sensor and found quite a few insect wings on the screen of the sensor, we cleaned th...
2005 BMW M3 3.2L fuel pump VIN: WBSBR93425
andres was right. module in side panel on passenger side. and was bad!!! car runs!
2008 BMW 128i 3.0L steering angle sensor VIN: WBAUP73578
Thank you. A day to download from BMW before we could even get to the car. At thirty dollars a day we decided it was just not cost effective to go on.
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB2FB1A
Due to the lack of information,wiring diagrams,troubleshooting information,both the customer and I have decided it better that he go and visit the local dealer.The best guess is probably the heater unit in the DEF tank but 3 other responses say something diffe...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Balance Chain VIN: YS3ED55E2X
Hello all - most respondents said the chain could be removed with no oil pressure issues and no additional vibration that anyone would notice. Justin thought he had lost some oil pressure after removing the balance chain from his wife's car - but of course, we...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L no power
Hi all, this vehicle is fixed, although I am not sure how. The fuel pressure problem was caused by my gauge. I did put the gauge on another vehicle and it was working fine, but I used a different adaptor for the other car and the adaptor I was using for the be...
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