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1987 BMW L7 3.5L Door locks VIN: WBAFG2413H
Owner describes in very precise terms the erratic, unexpected and spontaneous locking and less so, unlocking of the central locks when the car is being entered, exited or just beging to drive. The frequency of this occurrence is increasing. There are no remote...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L abs module VIN: WBADT43443
car came in trans in default mode scan system found codes p0500 vehicle speed sensor/p0600 vehicle communication link/ p1747 can bus off/p0720 output speed shaft ckt/p1732 input output speed gear ratio replace turbine shaft speed sensor and output speed sensor...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L vanos VIN: 5UXFB53515
Well everybody hope you doing ok and be willy to give us some advice on this BMW X5, we decide to open this heads because truck was smoking a lot after been on one stop for couple of minutes it was just smoking a lot on acceleration, so we remove the heads sen...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ABS Module VIN: SALPF1649Y
We diagnosed this car as having a defective ABS module, Wabco unit part number [...]. Part is not available from Rover. Called a couple of places that rebuild ABS modules, but not this one was their reply. There are lots of used units available. My questio...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L heating system VIN: WDBCA3309L
1990 Mercedes 420 SEL (126) no heat after 2-3 minutes of driving. Heat works after engine started and gets weaker after a little while, every time. New mono valve (two times!), aux pump running, blower works OK, engine temp OK, thermostat not "lazy", fuses OK....
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L immobilizer VIN: WDBLJ70G2X
This PITA CLK has gone the rounds, I dealt with it originally and recommended dealer service since I felt it needed an ignition switch and we don't have TRP certification. Dealer agreed, installed ignition switch and new key, worked for dealer but not customer...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Intake VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This car had a balance shaft issue. Did the repairs and got the all the codes cleared. It has had an intermittent smoking problem. There's oil in the crankcase vent valve line going into the intake. Is it possible that the oil separator is bad causing the cran...
1992 Other European LeSharo 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Lack of power VIN: 1WWBB15M3N
Hello fellow techs, it's been a while since I posted a help request, but I'm stuck on this one. Hopefully, someone will have been as foolish as I am and agreed to work on a Winnebago LeSharo. It's here after being at another shop threw darts at it and replaced...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWAA81E4V
Engine will not crank. Scan tool PIDs indicate transmission is in gear. Eng module PID displays G.Engaged, Trans module PID says D. Will not change with gear position. Tried new position sw. on trans with no change. Forums indicate lots of concerns with igniti...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B82
This volkswagen (Peoples car) misfire's cold when the air pump is on. when air pump goes off, misfire goes away and don't come back, if the pump comes back on the missfire comesback like clockwork. so it is related to the air pump somehow. no other codes in it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L air bag VIN: WBANB53566
the vehicle had a driver airbag module that was bad replaced and this took care of the problem thanks for all of the help .
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Fuel delivery VIN: SAJEA01T63
The right side fuel pump was replaced. Instead of replacing the RECM, we sent it to a local electronics repair shop and they found a capacitor that was no longer working. The constant voltage was caused by the capacitor. With the RECM repaired and the new p...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L timing chain VIN: 4JGCB65E96
1994 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Hydraulic system VIN: YS3CN68M0R
I installed a new ABS pump unit and rebleed the brakes. The brakes feel great. I am considering this one fixed. Hopefully it doesn't come back.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1SW61R11
Hello. I received another etm from local volvo dealer. Installed it. Reloaded etm through VIDA. Started the vehicle and it ran perfect. Defective part was the culprit. Trouble codes: P0506 (High idle. Ecm602a).
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