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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D3Y
Thank you all in advance. I have this Audi that came to me with a couple problems several vacuum leaks and fouled plugs, running poorly and no power. DTC's P1128 and P1136 both indicating a lean condition or according to my info they do. Corrected several vacu... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Airflow incorrect)
1980 BMW 633CSi 3.2L blower/compressor VIN: 0005555473
I am in need of wiring diagrams for this vehicle's a/c compressor, a/c blower controls (a/c), and location of possible switch over relay for blower motors (a/c and heater). Heater blower works fine no a/c blower or compressor engagement. I think this is the sa...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L memory seats VIN: SAJKX6246V
Greetings Fellow Techs, When the driver's door is opened the steering column,drivers seat and mirrors enter entrance/exit mode.However upon closing the door the column and mirrors return to their respective positions but the drivers seat does not.It remains i...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L detonation VIN: WDBFA76EPF
during acceleration, at 4400 rpm, detonation happens, the knock sensor for cyls #1 & #2 picks up the detonation and retards the timing, causing a loss of power. we replaced the fuel with 93 octane, still has detonation. after attempting to ck the system we fou...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing chain VIN: WDBHA28E5S
reinstalled rebuilt head on engine, took out chain tensioner to install chain on camgears.when I install the tensioner the chain gets real tight before it is completely installed. I rotated the engine but it did not help. I tried to install the tensioner in pi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Windshield Wiper VIN: ULBWG72728
Need to know what side single wiper arm should park at after wiper is turned off...right/left side of windshield?
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6X
did a maintenance tune-up,plugs,wires and updated fuel filter and lines,customer did not have a check engine lite on previously or any complaints. now mil light is coming on and setting fuel trim codes. we have re-inspected all our work,checked vacume and all ... Trouble codes: 0173 (fuel trim malfunction bnk 2), 0170 (fuel trim fuel trim malfunction bnk 1)
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA51G0X
Greetings to all! I am having a little trouble... And need a helping hand. this S500 came in with a SRS lamp on . Upon diagnostis , we found a code for passenger seat occupancy sensor. Replaced sensor and retested the SRS. The lamp was still on. With the same ...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Misfire, long crank VIN: YS3EB49E72
car has (very) intermittent long crank, more when the car is cold, but also warm. 2 months ago was getting check engine light with codes that indicate ignition cassette, so we replaced it and the spark plugs, since then no codes, just the long crank. Swapped i...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
hello fellow tech's i have this beetle 1.8L turbo i'm going down the highway i step on the accelerator all the way down to the floor the trans downshifts to 3rd or 2nd as it comes up i feel a slight chattering/ shuddering feel has any VW tech's out there felt...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWRH63B21
Help!!! Vehicle came in with water on the floor on the driver's side and no operation of: Driver's side seat, trunk release button in left door, and keyless entry, and sunroof. Looked straight forward as the central convenience control module was under water....
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L door locks VIN: YVILW5747S
orignal customer complaint all door locks would not stop locking and unlocking on their own while driving. found all lock motors bad, open in motors. suggested replace all motors and relay. customer request replace relay and right front lock motor. 3 weeks lat...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire, codes VIN: 1Y23FR45SO
and now its my problem it came in two days ago with code 113 all data said posible 02 or mass air flow sensor both seem ok so i cleaned the mass air flow and had the service writer drive the car home he said that with in 10 miles the check engine light was bac... Trouble codes: 212 (o2 sensor fault), 113 (fuel countrol out of paramters high)
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L bulb failure indicator light VIN: YV1LS564XW
Hello Volvo techs The bulb failure indicator light will flash intermitenttly for a second or two, but never stays on, we checked all the lights and they are in perfect order, all rear bulb sockets are OK, we did not check the 3rd brake light assembly because i...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor
Car went out with problem and customer never commented on whether or not the A/C was still acting up. Thanks to all for your thoughts. Justin
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XW
Hello and thank you. Quick and dirty is that replacing the VSS eliminated the main problem and made customer very happy (thank you Aidan & John [...]). The long story is that this vehicle still has some nagging problems. As discussed in post I caught #2 injector d...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
Thanks to all who responded. After checking the system and testing as described below no fault was found and vehicle continues to shift hard. I threw in the towel on this beast and sent the customer to Foreign Shop. See below for test performed and system chec...
1984 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID compressor VIN: SCAZN42A8E
well i would like to thank every one that replied to my help request i looked at the general area behind the throttle body and i found a thermostatic switch for the evaporator if it gets too cold the switch shuts off the compressor. The switch had an open in i...
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.7L rear drum brakes
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
believe this vehicle is fixed i have not seen it come back to the shop for 2 weeks now. so the air mass meter fixed this one.. Thans for all your help... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine-Transmission Electrical Connection), P0172.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Starter VIN: 3VWTD81H8V
First I would like to thank those who responded to my help request. Second I would like to say that crow tastes like chicken.I had the battery tray out and had disconnected the ground wires at the junctions under the tray to clean them I somehow had tucked one...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VSP69M52M
I was waiting for it to get cold again to be sure of the fix. It warmed up here the morning I worked on the car and it started fine. After starting several times I decided the starter didn't sound as it should. It would start too fast to get a good cranking RP...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is an example of how good this network can be.All 7 replies recomended replacing the park nuetral switch some went into detail about how the change to colder weather and the effect of that on the grease coating the contactes in the switch replaced switch ...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L srs VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Yes indeed, it was the incorrect SIPS sensor. Wrong part number due to the chasis split! The correct one was installed, and once we got VADIS to talk with the cars SRS unit we were able reset the fault code. VADIS is a bit tempermental, needed to power cyc...
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