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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D5X
Hello All This car will code P1136 Long term fuel trim, bank 1 system too lean. If the light is reset, the car may have to be driven a day or so before it recodes. Checked all the values on the Air mass sensor with Vag-com and it is within specs. Checked the O... Trouble codes: P1136 (Long term fuel trim- system too lean)
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUED24B4Y
The ABS light and the red brake light come on in the dash at times according to the customer. we retreived a dtc #p1606 (rough road spec engine torque ABS-ECU - electrical malfunction). We checked the wire between the ECM and ABS control module as per Identifi...
1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7408E
Hey there guys hope someone can give me a hand on this old beemer. I got this car last week after the costumer had put on a new head. The car wouldn't start and he was in over his head with diagnosing it. I pulled the car in and immediatly reajusted the valves...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L air bag light VIN: WBSBG9325T
Help any BMW techs. Removed seats for repairs, Key was turned on w/pretensioners unpluged. Have generic scan tool, won't do airbag on this vehicle. Q: Does this air bag system shut off indicator when the fault is not current? Q:If (as I suspect) this module ha...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Shifter VIN: WBSBG9323T
Hello all, I don't normally work on the European imports, but this is a good customer with two other domestic cars we service. This car runs fine and drives fine forward. The problem is that it is very difficult to get it to go in reverse. The clutch is worki...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L cruise inop. VIN: WBADD6322W
Can anyone help me with a wiring diagram for this vehicle? Is there anywhere online where I can purchase it or can you fax me one to [...]? Thanks
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L lower flap control VIN: SAJNA3842J
replaced the heatercore and a few day later the lower flap servo teeth broke off, replaced that along with potentiometer, now the flap door set on normal mode constently moves about a 1/8th turn in both directions back and forth. deforst it doesn't move at all...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Door Locks VIN: SAJKY1545K
We have an XJ6 date of manufacture is 8/88 in the shop. This car has no functional electric door locks. One can lock and unlock the doors manually only with key and if you lock or unlock the drivers door with the key it only does that door. There is a switch o...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDX2284S
i am trying to access the computer for codes. i am unable to find a means of entering the system to read the codes. i am also unable to find the aldl. any and all help would be appreciate.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WBAE443892
I need help from mercedes Guru's, This mercedes have the ec light staying on all the time, it can not be manually push to turn off, but when the baum scanner is hook up the light goes out, Their is no codes in the system. The compressor is bad and needs to be ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E11
I have this suv with multiple misfire codes and fuel trim codes.The fuel trim codes have gone away with anew mass air flow sensor.I still have misfire codes 306 keeps coming back I swaped coil and wires and put new plugs in that cylindder.It seems like the mis... Trouble codes: 300 (random cylinder mis fire), 306 (cylinder 6 misfire), 305 (cylinder5 misfire), 171 (fuel trim)
1988 Other European Siver Spirit 412CID Maintenance VIN: SCAZS02A9J
I have this car with "Oxygen Sensor" light on instrument cluster. We did the service, O2 sensors, just I hope somebody can provide me with procedure for turning off the light, please. Thanks.
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L compressor VIN: 3VWHE81H7S
Good afternoon group,i have a 95 gti vr6 that came in for an inoperative a/c. After checking i found that there was no power to the compressor. I checked the switch, fuses and pressure switch. I cannot find the location of the a/c relay and my alldata does not...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L throttle VIN: WVWLH63B31
This vehicle came to us last night with the throttle going full open intermitantly while driving. Upon starting the car it idled ok. With a slight touch of the gas pedal it went wide open. No codes. All throttle acutators and adaptions reading perfect. This on...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L engine and trans VIN: 3VWPD69M01
Engine at idle, clutch in or out, engine vibrates like out of balance. I thought it was a TDI diesal engine. Raise rpm to 1200 and gets much worse. does'nt seem to change with clutch in or out. Raise to 1800 rpm and noise starts. now noise (rattle) stops when ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L ABS control module VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Not a lot of responses on this one, only one. It was suggested that I have a low voltage condition while cranking to pin 30. The customer has been driving the car and will bring it back for some additional testing, but not before the date on this post expires....
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Stall VIN: WBAHE2322S
code 10, is crankshaft sensor, check and found faulty after stall out, replaced, road test , okay
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L blower/clutch VIN: 1070441205
Thank you all soo much!! The wiring diagrams some faxed to me were great! Most replies focused on vacuum leaks as I learned that all the controls are operated by vacuum switch's. The switch's are located behind the glove box. To my surprise, after obtaining ac...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBAB33C1F
Thank you guys, you're great, most of you gave me valuable information on how to test the RPM sensor on the compressor. Yes, it was the RPM sensor that wasn't working, so I replaced it and car is cooling and have a satisfied custome. Once again, thank you ve...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L soft top/roll-bar VIN: WDBFA61E3M
Thanks to the 2 guys that replied. One guy thought he was funny by telling me he only worked on Volvo's. Oh well. Here we go; The soft top module was the problem with the top and roll bar not working. Nothing available used or reman. so new from Benz was the o...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JGAB54EXW
Thank to all who replied. It was the converter that was plugged up. After we replaced both converters, this Benz runs great. She's suppost to pick this up tonight, I'm sure she'll love the proformance it has now. Again, thanks to one and all. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0400.
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L battery VIN: WPOCA298XV
Thank you for letting me know that alternator ,starter junction is located on the top front of the engine, after disconecting the wire the draw went away. I did noticed a small diode spike on my scope, but didn't think it would cause a problem. It was a 50/50 ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Electrical VIN: WPOCA2990X
Well Thanks Everyone...All were excellent. We removed the left inner fender protector and yanked on the cable which released the front hood. We may have saved from having to do that if we realized after powering up the battery from any fuse, that it was necc t...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine speed VIN: 2VWPA81H8W
Customer has not brought the car back yet. Although I didn't get much help. This is an old body Jetta some one sugested if it was new body the plastic gear on the diff is broke. Byron in Canada has a rebuilder for the cruise modules if you need one. I'm going ...
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