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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUED68D8W
Hi Group, I am looking for the radio code on this car. I disconected the battery, and the customer does not have the code. Here is the vin:[...] If anyone could help i would appreciated.
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L ASC Light on VIN: WBACH710XO
Hi guys, Can anyone point me in the right direction with this BMW please? The ASC light is on all the time (no ABS light on at the same time) unless the brake pedal is pressed then it goes out. If I keep the ASC switch on the centre console pressed the light ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Door locks. VIN: WBACD4326W
This vehicle arrived with only trunk lock & remote key central lock activation.After replacement of both front door lock actuators we now have full central locking control but no alarm arming thru any locks.Alarm can only be armed by using remote.Is this a nor...
2001 Other European 550 Maranelo 5.5L coolant VIN: ZFFZR49C00
Hello Ferrari Tech. We are a Mercedes-Benz workshop and never work on Ferrari before. We have a customer complaining that his Ferrari 550 Maranello coolant temp rising above 105 C when he drive the car in the city with heavy traffic. The temp is getting even h...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Car came in for MIL on, poor idle, low power & hard starting. Pulled codes P0300 & P1300, replaced plugs & air filter. When the car is accelerated under no load, the rubber duct from the intercooler to the throttle body will suck itself shut. I removed the duc... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P1300 (Random misfire detected-catalyst damaging)
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWDB0503L
HI, looking for some help in removing the heater core. I've got the dash out and triing to get the heater case out. its nothing like a passat. looks like I have to take the hole case out. just wonding If some one out there has got any helpfull tips. Is it poss...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Accessories VIN: 3VWRJ01H7T
we have this diesel jetta, it has a new engine installed by dealer, the lower rad hose came off overheating the engine so we have replaced the head and rings, the engine runs great but when you drive it for 20 mins. the alarm goes off and the oil light starts ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRB81H3V
Car came in running, but with no power...would only idle. It had LOTS of backpresure in the exhaust. After I replaced the melted catalytic converter, the car would run...some of the time. The ignition was cutting out, and it got worse and worse until now I hav...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
Good Day What I have here is a problem changing the timing belt.When we look at the manuals we have they don't match the way the engine looks.It is a 2.0L 8 valve. We have ordered a new manual but the customer is from out of town and needs to be on the road ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L EPC lamp on VIN: 3VWBB21C71
codes 17950(P1542) and 16605(P0221) are back again.EPC light is on and power is diminished. Cycle the key and she takes off like nothing is wrong. Obviously it's not the throttle actuator. I read somewhere(but can't find it) about wiring/connector issues. I ju... Trouble codes: 17950 (P1542 angle sensor 1 for throttle acuator implausible signal), 16605 (P0221 angle sensor for throttle implausible signal)
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5579W
This Volvo came to me with a check engine light on and no other complaints.I had five codes and test drove and it ran fine.Thinking that the misfire codes were set before someone tuned it up I cleared them and gave the car back to the customer. He came back th... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire), 302 (2 misfire), 305 (5misfire), 455 (evaporative system large leak), 172 (rich exhaust)
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LW56D4Y
this car was in a while ago for low oil pressure. i replaced all o-rings in the pan, customer drove car for a while & it smoked very bad, mostly when idling, brought car back in & oil pressure was still ok. suggested valve stem seals. removed cam cover & engin...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
We found that the air intake sensor was broken and the pigtail at the sensor was badly damaged. I have heard of a fuse in the wiring harness that can blow and cause a no idle condition, but I can't find this fuse anywhere. This vehicle will not idle, but runs ... Trouble codes: P0113 (Intake Air Temp High), P0237 (MAF sensor low flow)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1985 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: WBADK8301F
thank you to all that replied to this request. the customer just did not have the money to have us properly diagnose this car. we dropped the exhaust to check for a plugged cat. no problem found, used computer, still the same, used air flow meter, no change. f...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ6324S
Well, this car isn't going to make much money for the used car lot that owns it. We have rechecked cam timing, remove intake manifold and checked it thoroughly for cracks- looked at back of intake valves for carbon- pull exhaust loose and connected back pressu...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Lock-up clutch VIN: WBAAM3338X
This car is still in the process of repair at the time of this summary, so I can't really say if it is fixed for good, however this is what I have learned about this car's automatic transmission: It uses a GM transmission common to a lot of vehicles. BMW does ...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Starting VIN: SAJNA5849J
Thanks to all replys. I took Carl [...]'s advise and looked at the ignition system like any other. Use a scope again an took a closer look at the wave forms especially the primary side. Found a poor wave form from the pick up on startup. Replaced same and so f...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA50D6J
I am happy to report that the Mercedes 300CE has been stall free for a few weeks now. I wanted to give it some customer drive time before I responded with the 'FIX' to be certain the car didn't stall. On to the fix... A couple of you recommended finding the ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA90DGJ
Thanks for all the help. It doesn't look like anything I can't handle. Thanks again!
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Water VIN: ADB2020286
The first thing we repaired was the head gasket , as I had mentioned . This was also the problem later . We had installed a faulty gasket from Mercedes benz OEM .The there was a crease mark on the gasket . I still wonder why I should spend my labor time repa...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
Well I did test the evap system properly, function tested the purge and shut off valve. All was fine, tank held vacum. So somthing was telling the ME that there was a presure loss, So I Installed a new fuel tank pressure sensor which is part of the fuel sender... Trouble codes: P0455.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Alarm System VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Thanks every body for your email the problem was in the PSE module. thanks again John [...]
1976 Other European clubman 1.0L bleeding
Hi Guys Thanks to: Richard from Great Britain, Robert from Australia, and John from California (Southern). They reminded me to isolate the offending wheel with clamps (as I suspected, it was the fronts with the bottom bleeders) They also gave me the superb t...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L camshaft gear (exhaust). VIN: YS3AW4SL9K
Thank You for your patients. We have the vehicle back on the road after waiting for parts, ambition and time! There seems to have been no other explanation for this tab breaking except for lack of tightening the bolt for the cam gear?@#$%^&^**, but no real evi...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L oil leakage from crank pulley VIN: 1592029862
Thank everyone for your help regarding this 79 VW Bug. We checked the oil deflector screen, as suggested by most everyone, but as we left it it was perfectly clean. Everything below is was clear. We inserted a spring into the crankcase breather hose that had c...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5643V
Good morning guys! This car had 2 problems, and at times would run well. The first problem was the guy who had it before us put in the wrong ox sensor. Bosch has some bad listings for ox sensors for Volvos. We checked woth the dealer and worldpac, and then che... Trouble codes: FET21, FET23.
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW960XV
It's back on the road...for now. Many thanks to those who replied (so promptly too!). Most replies were in the direction of the speedo head. This may turn out to be the culprit. Peter [...] led me in the direction to check the signal to the speedo at the m...
1997 Volvo V70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5506V
Hi This one gave us a lot of soul searching. It had dtc 232 long term fuel trim at idling upper limit and 233 adaptive idle air trim upper limit. Replaced oil trap container [blocked], breather plumbing preished, inlet manifold gasket, removed, cleaned, re... Trouble codes: 232 (long term fuel trim - idling).
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5649W
I found that the signal voltage at the 'Altitude Sensor', ie. 'Baro Sensor', would vary when wriggle testing the harness. After tightening the terminals, clearing the codes, and road testing for several miles at different times the P0107 never returned. Thank ... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/Baro circuit low input).
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