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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Safety VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi there, We have a puzzling one here. The car came in with several warning lights on in the dashboard. The check engine light, anti-lock light , red brake light, and air bag lights are all on. We can interrogate the engine ECU with no problem, and we can rea...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WAUCB78DOX
vehicle will not run or idle unless mass air is disconnected. lots of black smoke form exhaust, no power idles for about a minute than loads up and stalls
2000 Audi A6 2.7L Goes to limphome mode VIN: WAUZZZ4BZ1
This European A6 2.4 has intermittent no upshift problem, after driving for a while(starts and shifts Ok, after applying brakes with ABS activation goes into failsafe mode). After shutting engine off and restart all OK, until next ABS application. The only cod...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L comp, blower VIN: WBADM634XY
The car sat for approx 3 yrs. now owner is trying to get running. the climate control seems to function but the compressor won't enguage and the blower will not blow at any setting for cold or heat. alot of codes are stored to varios hvac components. sun roof ...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L wiper VIN: SAJHW1744P
we have an 93 jaguar xj6 here where the wiper no longer comes on. we can give the relay behind the left headlight a temporary ground and then it will come on while we ground it, we can give it a ground at the central processor unit {dpp 1056}under the glove bo...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6043X
Hello Jag Techs, This Jag came in with mil on showing the above codes.Very high fuel pressure at idle,75 lbs. Replaced pressure regulator which reduced idle pressure to 55 lbs.Fuel pressure should be about 29 at idle. I checked fuel return pipes and hoses f... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L noise VIN: SAJDAO1D4Y
this is a typical noise in the front end bump bump on pot holes etc. left to right real jurky back and forth you can hear it to. sway bar links bushings all tie rod ends ball joints struts appear to be good. my thought is to replace front struts and retest. pr...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA30D4G
Won't start after sitting awhile. Needs starting fluid to get running, fuel pressures OK. No apparent air leaks. Changed injector seals, disconnected coolant sensors. Tryed cold start solenoid, did not make a difference.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L a/c system VIN: WDBHA22E9S
Found problem with a/c push button panel (fried). Like to know if any you guys know where to find a used one or rebuild for a decent price, car is for used car lot, just trying to help a soul, your help is appreciated.
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHDH1TM0
had several codes, didn't write down, cleared, 17990 code is reoccurring. and first in list on intial code retrevial. this tps is a module styl... voltage in, and out check ok to tps, and signal back to PCM... what else would cause this code? is TPS Module pro... Trouble codes: 17990 (idle speed control adaptation at limit)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
As soon as the key is turned to the on position, the "engine electronics"fuse blows. No spark. Before the tech noticed the fuse he threw a coil at it with no success. Disconnected numerous engine and trans. sensors fuse still blows. we have no diagram and no i...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all interior instrumentation VIN: 3VWRA81H5M
interior dash cluster is inop, have replaced head light switch, this made no difference. note: blue gray power wire for all interior light accessories is constantly grounded. based on wire diagram this should not be the case. have tested all lighting and acces...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L signal light VIN: 3VWRF61H3W
it acts as if its a bad ground but i have cleaned the ones i can find under the battery and the trunk also checked wiring fron trunk to front ti see it it was damaged in trunk area check ok. it there another area that i may be missing.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil seal VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
Dear fellow techs, My question is actualy generic to late Audi & VW. Regarding the "new" style front engine seals ( almost feel like stiff plastic with no garter spring,etc.) Are these the teflon seals I have read about in past posts, that are supposed to be i...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M31
Need help for this check engine lamp. Sets code P0170 (fuel trim, bank one, malfunction), If cleared, it will return in a few days of driving. My snap-on Modis has no troubleshooting for this code. Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim bank one malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L turbo? VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Once again I would like to thank all that have responded: Scott [...] and Joshua. 4 of the 5 were right on. The rod for the wastegate is what is making the noise on this Audi. I understand that that is common on these...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Cruise control VIN: WAUCB88D5V
By getting a good wiring diagram and following the schematic, I was able to eliminate everything except for the control module. I substituted a salvage yard part and it still did not work. Than a new one did make it work. I hear that there was a problem with e...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCH7326V
After adding dye as suggested we found the head gasket leaking in the front of the engine. I believe the other car is probably leaking in the same place. We will be replacing the head gasket soon.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L memory controls VIN: SAJA01NXFM
Hi techs, I guess no one else has come accross this problem as yet, I have not been able to get any specs on this vehicle nor the information in the tsb S501-14, The Customer will contact the JAguar Dealer where she purchased the car for further assistance.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ets VIN: WDCAB36E2W
It really dificult to fix it without reading codes. Client is using the car with the ETL light on. Next time the car come to me IŽll pay the dealer to read the code. Thanks to Richard [...] who explaind me very well the ETS system working.
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L a/t m.i.l. VIN: YS3DF78N3V
Hello all - This one is fixed. When the car arrived for the showdown on Monday, I noticed that the fuel pump ran whenever the key was on. This made me think of relays acting up, which I have seen before when fuse 24 is blown or not there. Sure enough, fuse 24 ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81HSW
Boy, was this a classic IATN European repair. David [...] responded. The carbon canister is in the right fender well and has a valve in it that is operated at 12v by a circuit that is unmonitored by the computer. T... Trouble codes: 16826 (Small Evap Leak).
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L no start VIN: YV1GA8747L
i appreciate the help on this one but it still isnt fixed i havent had a lot of time to dedicate to this car but i managed to be able to throw some parts at it there is a volvo guy in the next town i will see if he can help thank you ray
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8845M
Hi group, Thank you to all who replied with your suggestions. I tried each and every one. It turned out to be the noise suppression relay. I opened it and found broken solder joints. I went ahead re-soldered the joints and it's been running fine. Once again th...
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