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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUEA58A9L
Hello Group! I'm not real familiar with audi but this one has no spark and no fuel pump. It does not even pulse the fuel pump initially with the key on. We tried to get codes out of it by performing the sequence for vehicles with on CEL light but no codes were...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Head gasket VIN: WBAHD6324S
This car came in for a radiator (cracked at the upper neck). After running it a short while it's obvious it has a blown head gasket. This is the first "chain" 6 cyl.BMW I've done this on. I've got the cam locating tool & the locking pin. My question is: After ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1243V
Hello again tech. A 97 discovery 4.0 L came in just about to close today. complaining run rough when cold and check engine lite on. code 1178 mfr contrlled fuel and air metering. I cannot locate flow chart on the MOD-table C. MAF scan seems very low .07g/s at ... Trouble codes: P1178
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L climate control VIN: WDB1260321
Help! This one is beating me up. The climate control will go cold when at max cold and hot when in any other position. The customer states that the last shop rebuilt the mono valve which scares me. Is that possible?? If it changes from hot to cold isnt the val...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDBFA67W3V
This is a "hard to understand" cooling problem. I'll try to expose every possible hint about what I observed while testing the car. Heater core was changed in another shop months ago. Client complains that after this job car will lose water after some time o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L lower control arm VIN: WDBNG70JHY
Hi Fellows, Hope someone can help us here. We are having alot of trouble trying to get the control arm out of this vehicle. Where the front strut/shock mounts to this arm there are two allen key screws that lock the strut to the arm. We can not remove the alle...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door locks VIN: WPOCA2994T
Hello, Group, We've got an intermittent problem with the power locks on this 911 cabriolet. The car has been in three times for the problem, and of course will never fail in the shop. When the failure occurs, the locks will not operate from either the remote ...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L trans VIN: 3VWRA81H1R
What is the resistance supposed to be for the shift Solenoids one through seven supposed to be. My lowest Reading is 69.6 on #1 n88; my highest reading is 73.1 on #3 n90. Can't get modus Scanner to communicate with engine but can with TCM. If I disconnect T-12...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWRC29M2X
This Jetta is beating me up-- intermittantly the Abs will activate when coming to a stop. With our scanner we have seen the Lf wheel speed sensor drop out but have never been able to duplicate the the problem with the scanner attached. We replaced the left sen...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCC21V4Y
Car was referred from another shop that could not retrieve any codes. Retrieved codes went to smAll Data and, shocker, found NO information let alone a listing for ANY powertrain codes. Car seems to run well, (customer complains of random intermittent cut off)... Trouble codes: 16146 (PO102 MAF Circuit G40), 16555 (PO171 Fuel trim Bank 1 too lean), 16725 (P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor circuit G40), 17536 (P1128 LTFT multi Bank 1 too lean)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, High nox VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Well this is fixed finally. The problem was the cats originally but we had an apprentice install the cats. Simple job you would think BUT he forgot to install one of the gaskets on the right side between the manifold and cat causing enough of a exhaust leak to...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Message Cent VIN: SAJEA01U63
Sorry for the delay in closing, I was hoping to get the vehicle back prior to the 30 day posting period but have not yet. Thanks for the 2 helpful replies. Again, I have not got the car back yet to personally check, but she says it does have voice command. I w...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil in Eng Harness VIN: WDBNG78J71
Car is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Here is a rundown of the fixes: 1) Oil in engine harness. Both the oil level sensor in the pan AND the oil pressure sensor in the LH head were wicking engine oil into the harness. After replacing the leaking sensors, ...
1967 Other European SILVER SHADO 6.23L leaking pump VIN: 000SRX3472
Had a lot more response than I anticipated. Thanks go out to John [...]. Also a special thank to Stu at SSF Autoparts for giving me a call and pointi...
1994 Other European 348 3.4L uncknown VIN: ZFFKA36B00
I received no answer for this one Problem was loose contact in the ac control unit main connector (center console panel). Just after disconnecting/reconnecting connector A/C worked well.
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Timing. belt tentioner VIN: WPOZZZ92ZF
Thanks alot for the great input, esp. from ontario and ohio. I've overfilled the tentioner so it was leaking from the front rubber bello for awhile, so I drove and cleaned and have told the customer to come back in 1500 miles for the retentioning. Due to the f...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBF61C9W
Well this one is gone, Turned out the statement that they push started car was a red herring. I dont know why customers cant just state what they actualy observe. They thought that push starting the car MIGHT have worked. anyway we could never duplicate the pr...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YVIJS8619R
Thank you to each for a response. On a hunch we tried another ignition power stage (Bosch), and engine fired up. Seems the brand new HUCO was defective. Nearly as full days labor as we struggled with the beast. And I'll never try to outflank a Bosch product ag...
1998 Volvo V70 2.3L front cv joint VIN: YV1LW529W2
I put the black grease in the joint. I have no idea what the blue grease is for. Another application? It is my understanding that Porsche developed and manufactured the AWD system for this vehicle, so maybe the blue grease goes into another AWD system that use...
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