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1997 Audi A6 2.8L heater temp VIN: WAUGC84A8V
Hi to all, and thanks for reading this. Audi came in with very low heater oulet temp. Checked and replaced thermostat. That raised operating temp from 160F to 180. No change in heater output. Heater hoses are @ 120F on top hose and @ 80 on lower hose w/heater ...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L cat problem VIN: WAUDH68D1Y
2 codes present p0421 cat efficiency bank 1 and p043 cat efficiency bank 2. codes return about 3 month's after clearing codes. car runs fine. no complaints. is it possible that both cats are bad after only 68,000 miles. Trouble codes: P0421 (cat efficiency bank 1), P0431 (cat efficiency bank 2)
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L speedometer VIN: WBAFF8404E
Thanx all in advance. Vehicle has been sitting a long time, unknown how long speedo was inop. I seem to have voltage and grounds to the instrument cluster, however, I may be missing voltage on the cluster in some way, as the wiring diagram I have is as clear a...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Runs Rich VIN: WBAAA130XK
Good morning group. I have an 89 325i that was brought in for rough running. The car is running very rich and blowing black smoke. I have checked the fuel pressure (41 psi) and the coolant temp sensor (2000 ohms cold). The fuel pressure regulator has no signs ...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH3339X
Now the car wont start, checked codes again and i had 209, and a new code 208, realigned EWS and started right up. Test drove car 2 miles came back to the shop shut car off, and restarted it 3 times, on the 3rd time car would not start, checked codes and had 2... Trouble codes: 209 (Anti-Tampering Protection EWS), 208 (Speed Monitoring not plausible EWS)
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJHW1740P
Hi Guys, I need some help on this XJ40. It runs rich sometimes emiting black smoke. O2 voltage reads 0.924 idling, will sometimes start switching @ 3000 rpm & will drop to 0 on decel. Then back up to 0.9 at idle.The engine sounds good & runs quite well otherwi...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1342R
is there any way of demagnetizing crank and balancer ,also what would of caused this thanks for any help
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
hello fellow techs, have any of you jag techs seen this one before? on road testing this car would have a large power loss, no missing and go into limp home with the code p1229 (fuel air metering)also, asc and trck not aviliable. shuting off the trac. system h... Trouble codes: P1229
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L heater VIN: 1070441204
servo was leaking so we replaced. customer states that car had very low heater temp even before we replaced servo.all heater hoses are hot going in and out.this has so many vac hoses and valves under dash, where do you start?
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Greetings from a rainy North Carolina. This vehicle was the subject of a previous posting. At that time, the engine RPM would suddenly fall to idle and the car would not respond to the accelerator pedal. Turning the engine off and restarting would usually make...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L tach/ oil pressure gauge VIN: WDBGB34E9R
this is a good one. at 2250 rpm, the tachometer goes to zero, and stays until rpms drop below 2250 again. at around 2500 rpm, the oil pressure gauge falls to zero until rpm drops again. checked for wiring problem, and no wiggle test shows any problem. the wiri...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWTJ21G9M
In the morning, cold this car will start and run for a few seconds and die, after recranking for about 10 seconds will start and run poorly and sometime die again. Throttle must be used to keep it running. Hot it runs fine.The customer has installed a computer...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWTS81HXR
Hello Fellow Techs, I don't really work much on VW cars much but, my customer is desperate because its so far from here to any shop that does. This Jetta seems to run perfect 99% of the time, plenty of power, idles at about 700 rpms, but about 1 out of 20 stop... Trouble codes: 2312 (coolant sensor out of range)
1973 Volvo 144 .0L hard to start hot VIN: 1446363-40
This is for you older volvo techs. This car starts and runs fine cold. After setting for about 20 minutes it is very hard to start and keep running for about two minutes and then everything is fine. We thought it might be the check valve for the fuel but the p...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8847G
after replacing fuel pumps, car ran and just quit, like the ignition shut off. tested for injector pulse, found none. tested for spark, founds none. this engine uses a hall effect distributor. i've got power going to it. i can't test the hall effect curcuit be...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 2.8L radio VIN: WAUED28D6X
We did not recieve a radio code back for the customer, but luckily, she finally found the card with the code in her car. she is back on the road and happy again. Thank you for your replies. john
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Hello You wont believe it...When the car was on all four wheels (would not see it in the air). The transmission cooler lines were touching the stabilizer bar, so when shifting... I guess the difference in pressure in the lines would cause the honk! Moving th...
1993 Other European 512TR 4.9L Dome light VIN: ZFFLG40A6P
We fixed this car...Found the key buzzer (located behind the glovebox) was partially unplugged, the dome light worked but was dim compared to when you opened the passenger door. After a couple of hours of exploratory surgery, we found behind the fuse panel (tr...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: IHRM628929
Thanks to all who replied to my help request.I did not work on this vehicle inmediately after the initial post cause a was a little sick. My problem was a stickin timing belt tensioner. I change new timing belt tensioner and new timing belt. thanks again who r... Trouble codes: 00524 (detonation sensor).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L brake calipers VIN: 3VWCP21C82
I am closing this help request without really knowing what fixed the car. Since the vehicle was still under warranty, my neighbor had it towed to the closest VW dealer for service. While there she spotted a newer VW Jetta and decided it was time to trade. They...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L door locks VIN: YVILW5747S
customer did not show up for appointment. when customer comes back for repairs i will post fix. thanks for the suggestions.
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5543V
Hello to all that replied. We finally got several days of below freezing temps and have figured out the problem on this car. The fuel pump relay was the winner. After hooking up a fuel pressure gauge to the system, the fuel pump relay would activate the fuel p...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A3X
After resetting adaptives by unhooking battery,etc. all the O2 readings moved up into the same range as my test car. Ran two drive cycles with no return of rear O2 code. Apparently a .040 higher ft sensor reading makes a huge difference. Thanks to ITAN and i... Trouble codes: P0136 (rear o2 sensor signal faulty).
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