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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG84D2V
Thanks in advance for your input. This car has reoccuring misfire codes on cylinders 5,7 and 8. The MIL will come on only during acceleration on a long high speed drive. Plugs and coils have been swapped to no effect. Injector resistance is 16.3 to 16.1 on all... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307, P0308
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L abs warning light VIN: WAUBA24B9X
ABS light stays on and brake light blinks at times - when this is happening I cannot communicate with the ABS module it seems in the AM when it is cooler I can communicate and the the lights are not on.When I can log into the ABS module I get a code 01203 - El...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Central Locking VIN: WAUZZZ8DZY
Hi Group, Wonder if anyone can help with this Audi Central locking problem. It doesnt work at all, Pulled code 1367 (no description) Fuses are OK Thanks in advance.
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L 3-4 shift, code 100 VIN: WBAHE637RG
Hi All. As we all know, BMW has a "Code of Silence" when it comes to testing Information for computer codes, and we have very limited access to tests through our ShopKey 5 for this car. The car came to us from the "Auto Auction" with a slipping trans and no R...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9324V
The check engine light is on. I have tested the gas cap and the purge valve. I think these faults are related but I'm really not sure what to do next. I have inspected the lines and connections. I have checked the Throttle sensor for a nice sweeping adjustment... Trouble codes: 11 (PO451 Fuel tank pressure sensor out of range), 12 (Throttle position sensor rationality check)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L control head VIN: WBAGJ8323V
This car has the climate system shutting down, the system turns off and the display goes away which we have not experienced on road tests. The codes set are 45 (aux water pump) and 145 which I need defined and 119 also needs to be defined. Can anyone (Steve?) ...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Compressor VIN: SALHV1249N
after replacement of leaking compressor customer complained abour noise under dash this noise seemed to be coming from comp. however we replace with another factory unit and still the same noise. We also replace expansion valve still making noise this noise is...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stumble @ start? VIN: WDBEA92E9S
Code #17 keeps returning, customer drives for about 2-3 weeks, about 600+ miles the light comes on. Once came on right after starting when it had been sitting for 2 weeks, another time it came on after driving about 200 miles, then stopping and restarting. Th... Trouble codes: #17, #5
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Stall VIN: 2100201212
Well boys my time has finally come. This diesel will intermittently shut off. After very lomg cranking it will eventually start up and drive perfect for a week than with out reason shut off. No DTC's with Star Diag. Shut off valve was leaking externally replac...
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0AA295XJ
Customer concern is that intermittently the car will start idling at 2000 rpm. I did a quick check on the tps and found nothing. Any Ideas?
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Turbo Charger VIN: WPOAC2997V
Greeting fellow techs. This vehicle arrived unrepaired from another facility. I have verified complaint that engine smokes heavily on start-up(almost non stop for 30 minutes or more) following hard driving, then sitting over night. I have performed no tests ye...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L trans & ECM light on VIN: YS3DD58N9X
We have rechecked for any damaged wiring or ground problems and found nothing,also havn't located any resistance problem in the wiring.What are the odds that 2 transmissions and 2 computers could have the same problems? Has anyone seen this before?
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire
hi friends. car came to garage works fine on idle. when i try to accel it is stall. check for codes and change sprak plugs. clear codes got the car for drive nothing change. check for code found new codes 16684 misfire occured. 16685 cylinder 1 misfire, 16687... Trouble codes: 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16684 (msfire occured), 16556 (bank 1 fuel trim system too rich), 17536 (bank 1 long term fuel trim mul system too lean)
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1AA8849L
Morning guys, Have a volvo here that dies out while driving & if you let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes it will start back up again, customer all stated that in mornings it will crank over but not start, we have not duplicated complaint yet, just wondering i...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Valve train VIN: WBAHC2313L
Hello, First off I would like to thank all of the expert replies. Turned out to be worn rocker shaft bushings and flat spots on the adjusters. After replacing these parts and checking the other reply suggestions we now have another satisfied customer and shop ...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L SRS Light VIN: WBAHE6324R
Thank you to all who replied. I jumped the two termninals together and was able to access a code. Unfortunately there was no code definition in Mitchell OnDemand and the vehicle was taken to a BMW dealership. Thanks again for all your help, Jerry [...]
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3337X
This car is fixed.The main reason I opened the help request was to make sure I was not getting caught in a trap.I was worried that maybe the timing chain was loose and I was going to waste a lot of diagnostic time unecessasarily.I just compared the exhaust ohm... Trouble codes: P1379 (camshaft position sensorB circuit Bank 1).
1988 Other European Modial Cab. 3.2L electric rear windows VIN: XFFXC26A5J
Replaced switches and adjusted window tracks along with lube of motors and regulators.
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2965M
Thanks to all replies, 3 of you pointed me in the right direction.I was looking for something difficult, and there it was staring me in the face,There was no miss due to the twin plug ignition, but #5 lower wire had a bad end.Replaced the end and all is well. ... Trouble codes: 34 (Hall sensor).
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L speedometer VIN: WVWDB4502L
Well the odometer quit again, probably fell apart inside again, so I give up. I'm going to buy a new speedo-odo and be done with it. Two helpful replies came in: one indicates there's a calibration marking where the needle should point when the return spring i...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Compressor (R134a) VIN: 3VWWC81H7S
I reinstalled the original expansion valve (OE). There was a lot of oil that came out of evaporator, excessive in my opinion. I blew air through the evaporator before installing the old expansion valve. I evacuated and recharged the system. The pressures were ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power
Sorry this took so long to post. I hate closing without a fix. Customer left car 5 different times for me to get more info and check different things. I received 14 replies, all good info. Almost all I tried to no avail. I will tell a summary of info received ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B7X
The fix is in!15 replies in less than 24 hours most leaning twords the ignition control module located under the air intake cover. I replaced it cleared the code and after a road test all seems to be well Apparently this is a very common problem on these vw/... Trouble codes: 0302 (missfire decected cyl 2).
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