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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L anti theft VIN: WBAGN63494
Hey Gang, it's always something! While checking / fault tracing codes 27A0 - electronics box cooling fan and 2761 - Secondary air system, an engine cranks but no start problem appeared. Immobilizer codes 2737 - anti-tamper protection and 27A4 - interface engi...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: SAJKD6040X
Air bag light on car was in minor collision with no bags deployed codes b1881 right seat belt pretensioner open cleared and did not return, b1932 drivers air bag ckt high resistance or open. Very limited diagnostics found alldata mitchel etc. Air bag pids from...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Command audio system VIN: WDBNG70J82
Hello group, My name is Rob i'm working on this S-class that was brought in from the used car dealer. Complaint is that the audio goes out and nothing can be heard through speakers. Upon initial inspection noticed display in center "command" head at upper cent...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Rear Air Bags VIN: WDBUH82J44
I bought this car at auction. The rear air suspension was down. This is the wagon model and only has rear air suspension . The battery was dead so i jump started it and as it was running it said the rear was low don't drive it as i waited the left side airbag ...
1988 Rolls Royce Corniche II 6.7L blower motor VIN: SCAZD02A6J
The a/c system seems to operate normal for about 20 minutes, then the blower stops working and the a/c compressor starts to cycle on/off for about 8 to 10 seconds then stops cycling. After about 5 minutes, the compressor will start the cycling for about 8 to 1...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Crankcase VIN: WVWAC63B91
I need some help from the VW techs today. I probably shouldn't have but I bought this car with an overheating concern. I replaced the water pump, timing belt, & chain tensioner due to engine noise at top end when hot. I replaced the turbo due to oil leakage & ...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1RS59V64
Failed smog test due to high NOX? operating temperature within specs 198F. no vacuum leak found. fuel filter is internal. The NOX will be caused by these factors: NOX can be formed by many component failures and system malfunctions - anything that allows the c...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L unknown
Hi All, Thanks for all the help. I replaced the drive shaft front and rear cv joint and the thumping is no longer there. I advised the customer to change the wheels to prevent any more vibrations. Thanks again for all your help.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L all cluster gauges VIN: WBAAV33421
Thank you all for your replies! I tried all that was suggested, I could not get it to respond. So I made some calls to cluster shop and after explaining the issue he said he had few of these and knows what the issue is,, its motherboard in back of the cluster...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L pedal travel VIN: SAJNX2745S
Well I finally got back to this. I replaced the front brake hoses as most recommended. I hadn't done this originally because they were only a couple of seasons old. However this produced no change in the pedal drop. Shims between calipers and steering arms wer...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv shaft VIN: WDBJF82J0Y
I replace the shaft with a new one and the problem is fixed. thank you for the input
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L check engine light VIN: WDZPE7CC2C
I have not got this sprinter back but a couple of you say clean the throttle plate , egr and passages, and maf sensor I cleaned the maf sensor but didn't help at all and just have not got it back yet to try anything else but as soon as I do I will write back a...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L catalyst VIN: 3VWSA69M64
Thanks guys! everybody agrees a factory cat is all we can do! Thanks, Greg and crew
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L oil pump VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
Problems are fixed and all are my fault. The Engine Oil light staying on was caused by not having one of the multiple wire connector's pushed all the way in its cavity in the back of the speedometer head. There are two of these connectors at the back of the sp...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4BZ98228
Due to many Volvo techs stating that after a READ repair or rebuild, that many times this was not a long lasting succeful repair, we installed used engine. There are special tools required and a very sensitive re-bearing and we didn't want to be liable for a m...
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