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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L pressure plate VIN: WAUDH68D81
is this a common problem
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVTY57HR5V
Greetings to all BMW techs, this 528i has the following problem. First the check engine light is on with the following codes P0740 TCC circuit malfunctions and P0730 Gear ratio incorrect. The vehicle goes into limp home when this happens. If I clear the code i...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start
Hello All, This Jag was overfuelling so badly it would'nt start! First checked Coolant Temp. Sensor. Seemed to be OK i.e. approx 3k cold, and 350R (about 0.5V) at operating temp.. (but I thought you said it wouldn't start!). With a lot of pulling of the Fuel P...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA24A5E
hi guys i have this old mercedes that i own it didnt bass smog i ask the smog guy but he didnt know why it says what failed at 15mph themeas was2029 at 25mph it was 1298 the top of the sheet reads no (ppm) any help would be great thank you and god bless
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D7H
car was delived to us with a rough idle. testing found clyinders nume #1 & #5, the two fwo most clyinders were not firing. an inspection of the plugs reveal mixture on all but #1 and #5.. compression test showe no varraition in compression between clyinders. c...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA33E6T
we have a cust that wants to bring this car in. we do not have scanner for mercedes. before we bring car in i need to know if we can access any info thru obd2 generic??? cust states abs light on ,traction light on, speedo and odometer inop... i contacted tech ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L valve train? VIN: WDBJF55FOV
THis motor had a chain come off and it bent numerous valves. Its back together and runs well. It is noisey on start up. Ive pinpointed the noise and replaced numerous lifters 3 times. Ebi brand first time, oem MB second time and good original this time. No cha...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L AC system VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Customer complaint about heat coming from the side vents, center vents ok.I drove tha car for couple of days and noticed once or twice some change in temperature, freon was little low, so I decided to replace the recever dryer and recharge the system to 2.5 lb...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L trunk lock VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Mercedes Techs: The car belongs to a friend ... making a profit is not my motive, or I would replace everything and hope that one of the components solved my problem.The trunk mechanism did not work at all with remote key or the door switch when the car came ...
1975 Other European silvershadow 350CID Mechanical VIN: 005RD21151
This is a 75 rolls royce silver shadow, it was originally tow in and sitting at a body shop for two years for a no start repair, but this vehicle's brakes was lock-up and the brake bleeder valves was open-up to tow, Vehicle running now, but unable to bleed fro...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, blows fuse VIN: 3VWRB81H1V
The vehicle first came in a week ago with MIL on. Code P0411 - secondary air system. We also found out that 30A fuse that powers seconday air relay and pump was blown. We replaced secondary air pump (new from VW dealer), fuse, and reset ECM. Two days later it ... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air system)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
Help!! Jetta came in w/ck engine light and code 17952 (P1544). We tested the power and ground to idle control module, and swept the TPS. All checked ok, so we cleaned the throttle plate and bore. Attempted to perform idle adaptation, but code had reset. Now it... Trouble codes: 17952 (p1544-), P1544
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low compression VIN: 3VWTE29M34
Good one here!! 2001 VR6 jetta... customer was driving car, pulled into mini-mart for some 'crap-o'chino', came out, started car, pulled out and drove 1/2 a block and thump, car shut down. Upon attempting a restart, it sounded as though there was no compressio...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5678W
Have 3 customers with VOLVO's same year and model. All have same codes. Can not find any leaks in system. Told customer to make sure fuel caps are on tight and not to fill with engine running. Replaced purge valve on one. Code back in a couple weeks after driv... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak snap-on scanner), EF161
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
The car consistly sets fault codes yet seems to have no problem with vacuum leaks or other issues. After the intial fault code readout the client returned to the dealer for a warranty on the O2 sensor but was told the sensor was OK, the problem was a vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1132 (Manufacturer Specific Code), P0137 (O2 Sensor circuit Low voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0141 (O2 Sensor circuit Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0134

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Cruise Control VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Veeery strange problem! I tried looking for codes on CC system, trans and ECM, all very void of any codes. For the most part, due to the system actually working, technically there was no fault. It lost about 1mph in speed every mile or so. I took a case of fin...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L head gasket VIN: WBACD4328V
Thanks to all that wrote. We were able to complete the job with no drama. We ordered the tool to rotate the exhaust cam but they were back-ordered. We used some large screwdrivers and completed the job.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L compressor operation VIN: WDBGB34E2N
Thank you for all the replies.Alot of these pieces were replaced.We installed the speed sensor, evaporator temperature sensor. a/c compressor,the drive belt, tensioner and spring.A/C still would not work.We pulled about 20 codes out of the system with our scan...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBFA63E7S
Sent this one out to the trans. shop. They did a spring update in the valve body and all seems fine now. Thank you for your replies. Steve.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Great news folks! car is fixed. It seems that the wires were breaking down internally(under heat shield). I visually inspected wires and plugs but saw no arc traces, duh! what a DA! It now occurs to me that I had a similar problem with a 2.0 jetta some time ag... Trouble codes: P0301.
1992 Other European XM 3.0L Steering gear VIN: VF7Y3AG000
As expected, I only recieved a few replies on this one; I could have done better asking about hen's teeth. One from England said it will come out through the wheel arch. However, they didn't get this steering system on RHD cars. It has a control head the size ...
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L HUGE backfire
Many replies suggested a problem with the air pump system, especially the 'gulp' or diverter valve. On some British cars, this valve shuts off the supply of air injected into the exhaust manifold to prevent backfiring. Our Spitfire injects air constantly into ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, RPMS HUNTS UP N DOW VIN: WVWMA63BXX
thanks again to who replied...i did a basic setting thru my snapp on scanner ( volk.cart) and it seems to have fixed it it now rev;s up with no surge...most said to reset setting..thanks again.. i am still looking for a used computer for the jetta bosch # 72... Trouble codes: 17953 (trottle actuator problem), 18010.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1K596165
The replies were as I thought. The customer never returned for a pin test of the PCM. I feel that the PCM has failed. Trouble codes: 112.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ride control VIN: YV1TS94D81
it was the top bearing plate THAT WAS MAKING THE NOISE, THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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