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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Hello Group: Customer complaint is of course "ever since you put the timing belt on the car makes this noise" The noise is a honk noise for a second when the car does a 2-3 & a 3-4 shift, as thr RPMs drop when shifting the car makes this honk for a second. Yo...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D2X
The code first turned on the MIL lamp six months ago. At the time the converter was broke inside. The converter was replaced along with both O2s. This seemed 2 fix it for 4 months. Mil lamp back on and comes back on within a day after resetting. The coverter w... Trouble codes: P0432 (Main TWC Efficiency Bnk2 Below Thres)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Hello, any help would be appreciated as BMW does not release info on diagnostics. P0455 was easy...fuel filler cap strap pinched under cap. P0492 giving me the hassel. Only code P0492 is set and not P0491. Air pump does function on cold start-up, vacuum is ava... Trouble codes: P0492 (Secondary air injection system insuffecient flow bank 2), P0455 (Evap. emission system leak detected gross leak)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L heater VIN: WDBCB25D5C
i replace the push button control unit becouse the a/c will turn on by itself.after repair i tested the operation of the sist. and i noticed that whille on the heat mode and the car idleing i have good heat,but after accelerating the temp. is dropping to almos...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L noise from trunk VIN: WDBCA24D6M
frequently there is a noise from the right rear, proably in the trunk. it occurs over some bumps, and it sounds like a boing, spring noise. in checking in the trunk i found 2 plastic clips attatached to the right rear trunk lid spring. they look like spark plu...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55F5T
We have replaced all the front light bulbs at once since then we have had to replace one of the following light bulb(quality bulbs) about every two three months (front headlight, high beam and park light). No moisture in side lens assembles. Steady 13.6 volts ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srs VIN: WDBHA28E5T
We removed the drivers side air bag to access the dash lights. While we were replacing the bulbs the ignition was turned on with-out the air bag in place. When it was reassembled and started the SRS light came on and will not go off. We have tried to reset t...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L speedo VIN: WPOAB2961M
This customer crossed the terminals on his battery he, thinks, can't remember! (Wall Street sort). Now speedo does not work as well as spoiler. ABS light lit continually, no radio. Any ideas for this, don't quite know where to start. Thank You in Advance, St...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAA2990X
Dear Porsche Guru's this car idles poorly, if you stand on a traffic light the passenger seats rattles. BUT, it does not "miss"! Car does not have a MIL light on and there are no pending fault codes in the system. However all values, DME-setpoints, on page...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L clutch/shift VIN: 55EH058075
Help! This one has us stumped! Van is dropped off by customer and she says it's stuck in 3rd. She has had clutch hydraulics leak before and figured the system had air in it. When I go to move it days later to work on it, it won't go into any gear without a wre...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWRP01H3R
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWHC63B11
hello,i hope a new vw tech. has run across this problem,with heat out put being marginal, about 83 degrees at the vent.a new thermstat did not improve situation.heater hoses are with in 10 derees of each other.i suspect heater flap is not closing all the way. ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hard start VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Vehicle came in for hard start and short glow plug on time. Tested the glow plugs and they were only about 4 ohms above the specification for new ones. Customer wanted them replaced and the vehicle tested good for a cold start. After the vehicle was back with ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2321S
the aftermarket relay i put in set was the route of all my problem...i had to unlock the passenger door and install the old relay...then the car started and ran just fine, ordered the relay from BMW and a new computer and its fixed...thanks for all the replies... Trouble codes: 153 (can engine load signal).
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L will not purge VIN: WBABK832XT
Thanks to all recommending the water pump. The Impeller was in pieces. The water pump is installed, the car delivered and the customer is happy. Thanks again to each and every tech at IATN!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE6329V
Boy was I played on this one. The customer gave us the part in an opened BMW bag. It was the 'old final stage' one from the last time it was changed. We installed a new final stage, sent to dealer to reprogram & finitto. Thanks to all that responded.
1966 Jaguar 3.8S 3.8L all wiring
One of the other techs on here faxed me what I needed but thank you to everyone!
1995 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1347S
After checking vehicle further found that the ignition on positive relay in the RH engine bay fuse container was bad and only sending 2 volts to the starter relay instead of the required 12 volts...Replaced relay and vehicle starting fine now...Thanks to those...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F0U
received many replies regarding transmission codes & they were on the money. The main connector to the trans. solenoids was full of trans. fluid. As to the running problem we checked back pressure on cats.,the right side cat. converter is plugged as pointed ... Trouble codes: P0753 (p0758-), P0758 (p0763-), P0763 (p0743-), P0743 (p030- misfire codes cyl 1 2 4), P030?.
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDA81H9V
I can finally stop looking at this car sitting in the shop! After a long search for wiring diagrams, Bentley manuals, advice, etc., I finally got the thing to run. About a week ago, I came to a diagnosis that I was comfortable with. The original PCM was bad. I...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C71
good morning: got a pile of replies from this one.. we reoved the throttle housing, and cleaned it . also removed the side cover and cleaned the carbon resistor where the contacts wipe. also bent the wipes up a little to apply a little more pressure, and the... Trouble codes: 17972 (throttle actuator), 17950 (angle sensor throttle actuator), 16605 (angle sensor throttle).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSH29M31
Thanks for all the replies, after replacing the MAF I took it for a drive as recommended by Deborah, vehicle ran perfectly, i let it sit overnight to check cold startup, vehicle performed perfectly, everybody was right on with the MAF, I know VW has a problem ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire cyl 1), P0302 (missfire cyl 2), P0303, P0304.
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