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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Coding VIN: WAUEA88D8T
Good morning everyone, I'm trying to help a shop just down the street from us with this 96 A4. The transmission computer got some water inside of it, the car was first taken to the dealer and they dried the computer and worked fine, till it got wet again. Our...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHE2329R
Hellow BMW Techs, We have a problem with the trans going into limp home with no codes. We have the GT-1 tester and there are no codes in any of the systems. The trans display on the cluster goes blank and the trans goes into limp home. We have changed the sel...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L electrical system VIN: WBAGF8327W
The car came to us with the complaint that the radio would cut out and the lights on the dash go dim whenever additional load was applied to the electrical system, such as brake lights going on or the a.c. compressor clutch engaging. We did an electrical syste...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1074412004
Thanks in advance. Customer complains of intermittant hard/no-start after car is hot. I will crank but not start. He states he can get started by playing with the gas pedal. It sounds like fuel problem with giving it gas (fuel injected) making it able to start...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L tachometer VIN: WDBAB33A4C
This car is killing us. Mostly we have a serious lack of information about how this tach system works. This is a diesel engine. We have replaced the front crankshaft sensor, the instrument cluster, and the amplifier at the left front fender. I put my vantage s...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45AXC
hello mbz guys...this car is a long time customer .this car has always run good.So i was shocked to see it on the flatbed...this thing is absolutely dead.First thought was that it was flooded.pulled plugs .ok but worn out..checked spark.spark was available but...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L unknown VIN: WDBJF55F0T
Complaint was poor cooling at idle. Pressure at idle lo-90, hi-150. At 2500 rpm pressures are 60 and 220. Suspect the compressor is bad, but it runs quiet and makes some pressure. I would like to rule out the expansion valve first. I never work on Mercedes so ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2201751
Hi Techs, i have this S 500 W220 2001 model that entered in a flooded area and the engine went off and refused to start, it seems to be hooked, what is the best solution to release it, it is a new car only 12,000 km. Your help will be appreciated please. Best ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ac VIN: WDBDA24C7F
Hi gang! I just lost a long winded post (not the first time) I hit a key somewhere at bottom left and closed the window..DOH Notes at work, tests done too many days ago, but I need a head start tomorrow. It's late and i'll be brief: New Employer, no WIS yet, ...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L temp gauge
Hello techs. I have checked all the sensors Alldata shows for the temp gauge, but it still does not move. Lo coolant level lite works and fans cycle normally. I have checked all fuses but no help there. My problem now is that there is supposed to be a gauge se...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: VWSP69M92M
Car quit while idling will not restart.changed fuel filter (severely plugged).timing belt is turning,fuel is at injectors.will not start on ether or wd-40.customer pulled vehicle for 3 miles in second gear still would not start.ANY SUGGESTIONS?why do i get all...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KW9516N
This vehicle came in a couple weeks back with a problem. After reaching normal operating temperature and with the A/C on, when you come to a stop the idle drops to about 300 and almost dies. It has died only a couple of times but starts right back up - we drov...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L vent controls VIN: YV1KS9615S
Hello Volvo techs: We need some ideas on this ecc (electronic) climate control system. Customer just bought the car, apparently with this problem: On her first trip, after 5 hours, the system shut down--blower quit and she didn't feel any cool air behind the d...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5641W
Car came in with code p0111 - why? What exactly does this code refer to on a Volvo - I am not sure. Car runs fine, just the MIL lamp is on. Does it refer to a bad air mass meter? Thanks! Trouble codes: P0111

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear ball joint and linkage VIN: WBAHD5312M
Hi All, Thank you to everyone who replied and especially the phone calls, your help was greatly appriciated. Got some great suggestions including replacing the upper radius arms, replacing radius arm bushings, replacing lower radius arm (the one that looks l...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBHA24G9X
Hi group. Many thanks for the replies. Car is fixed. Cluster can be removed without removing steering wheel. Use MB hooks and remove cluster carefully not to slip and damage the front. Bulbs can be changed. Charles
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE83A0S
This one took awhile. We were getting a crank signal, but when I checked for power at the ecu there was none. Turns out the customer had done some damage to the fuse box and relay panel. The power supply relay was actuating but the power was not getting to the... Trouble codes: 513 (Engine speed sensor no signal).
1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L temp gauge VIN: VC24545A12
A big thank you to all 16 people who took the time to reply to my cry for help . as 14 of 16 mentioned it was the voltage stalizer that was causing the problem - after further dialog with my customer and asking if the fuel gauge was reading eratically as well ...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L lacks power @ lo rpm VIN: YV1FX8851H
Thanks for all of the great info. I have driven this vehicle around in all conditions for over 100 miles and my first feeling was that the transmission was starting out in the wrong gear! I ran all of the tests that were proposed by the talent out there in 'iA...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8844L
Thanks to all who took the time to respond!! I replaced the fuel pump relay, and the the no start problem has not reoccured since the relay was replaced. AGAIN THANKS!! This web sight is an outstanding resource for all of us.
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