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2001 Audi TT 1.8L antitheft VIN: TRUTT28N11
Hello all. We have a 2001 Audi TT that a customer tried to start with the incorrect key. After that incident the vehicule no longer starts. We know it has to do with the coding of the key. WE have the capability to code the key to the ecu however we do not hav...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8321T
I have a ABS light on (code 33, operation of left rear inlet valve faulty) , I went into the data base found a similar problem, I removed ABS pump opened bottom of pump, found a faulty solder fixed solder and checked for continuity from plug to valves all fine...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no/hard shift cold VIN: WBADD632XV
Hello everybody, Hope some one can point me in the right direction. Customer says that the trans doesn't shift properly when stone cold,in the morning. It will wind up to 6k rpm then shift hard. Once the car reaches operating temp, it shifts and acts great. We...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAFA53581
This vehicle was towed in for a severe overheat. The coolant resovior on the side of the radiator was cracked and the water pump bearings were bad. We replace the water pump and the coolant tank and drove the vehicle for a good 20 min test drive. The customer ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L daytime running lights VIN: WDBGA51G1V
hi guys, i got this 1997 mercedes benz s500 1997 came from canada, the customer want to disable the daytime runnung lights, i looked it up at alldata but no info,any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-1 downshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
GRR, new customer drove 30 miles to come to our store for a rough running complaint (fixed, once again we saw carbon tracked plug ceramics on the M104. And a complaint of harsh downshift 2-1 during warmup, which I looked into alldata for help, here is the GRR ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L low/high beam headlights
Vehicle came to us with a flickering headlight condition. Effects both low beam and high beam operation. Flickering is momentary, like flashing another driver on the road. Determine number 85 terminal on the low beam, high beam and low speed fan relays is gett...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC81H2R
Vehicle towed in had no start checked for spark, fuel pressure & injector pulse all good. Checked for codes had 00515 read All Data said to check timing belt. Checked markes belt was off 2 teeth. Replaced belt still would start. Found when you cycle ignition s... Trouble codes: 00515 (Cam circuit problem)
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Slope Factor/4th gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZW
Customer complaint that vehicle is reluctant to shift to 4th under a variety of conditions. In particular when in 4th and shifter is moved to 3rd then back to 'D' at around 90kph the trans will not shift back into 4th until one minute elapses or the throttle i...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshafts VIN: WVWMA63BXE
Timing belt broke, bent all the valves. In my haste to ship head to machinist, I neglected to mark the camshaft chain before disassembly. The factory marks seem to be purposely vague. Is there a better way to confirm cam timing? I'm talking about the rear chai...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C6Y
Car came in on a wrecker with loss of power and lots of smoke,restarded drove several miles same problem.When we got the car it would crank but it would not fire we noticed white smoke blowing out tail pipe,checked for dtc none,fuel ok,glow plugs,ok,inake very...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L driver's side side airbag VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
thanks all again in advance for your help. i am currently diagnosing an intermittent high resistance code for the driver's side side airbag and have the need to install an air bag simulator in the circuit. vw has a diagnostic tool for substituting the airbag r...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Dash VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
We got this thing in with a dash rattle-buzz. We hear it under slight acceleration at low speeds. Sounds like it is coming near the windshield??? I have seen several of these Jettas with that dash rattle/buzz. Does anybody know a known fix?
1974 Volvo 144 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1456343215
Hello, all- This Volvo originally came to us with a complaint of no turn signal operation. The turn signal flasher had typical loose solder joints/cracks, repaired same. Turn signals and emergency flasher then worked, except the dash indicators would not work ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L poor start VIN: YV1LS5583W
Car came in with a "hard to start" COLD problem, After engine cools is very tough to start, black smoke from tail pipe, clears itself out in 30 seconds or so and runs great! will restart great if warm. Has new plugs, cap and button from recent service. I suspe...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: YVITS90D0X
Car came in with CEL on and complaint of a heavy bog and a top speed of 50mph. Scanned and retrieved codes P1174 and P1184 which are fuel trim B1 and B2 at high limit. Freeze frame data for P1174 was: 3120rpm, Closed loop, 89C, STT B1-25%, LTT B1-23.4%, STT... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel adaptation Bank 1), P1184 (Fuel adaptation Bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20v Avant 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHE5440M
It was the TDC pin in the flywheel. Upon inspection it was determined that the pin was broken off near the flywheel base. We noted that the clutch release bearing had exploded, balls throughout the housing, very possible loose part struck and damaged the pin. ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: 4USCC732XS
Only a couple responses on this one, checked coolant temp as some stated, when we got the car to run it ran very nice but the idle was uneven, we found a stuck closed air idle bypass valve, I removed and cleaned the valve and the idle smoothed out and the car ...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L horn, radio, dome VIN: WBAGF8325W
iatn is great. I was almost sure the problem was in the comfort/general module, almost every reply was that the electrical portion of ignition switch was the problem. replaced the switch and all works as should. ignition switch part #61 32 6 901 962 list 0f $4...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument cluster gauge lighting VIN: SAJKY1746M
thanks to all for the quick and accurate responses. dimmer switch was problem. replaced and customer is satisfied.
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L heater VIN: 1070441204
most folks said it was the servo, some said amplifier under dash.customer did not return with vehicle so am sadly closing this without a fix. thanks to all that replied.
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2980V
Thanks to the Guys who responded. These cars are hard on air filters it seems, I will start replacing them every other oil service...here anyway.The maf had a little bit of scum on it--cleaned and surcumbed to peer pressure(customer had a problem replacing inj... Trouble codes: 27 (o2 sensor cyl1-3 lean limit p1123).
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, shuts off at cruise VIN: WVWPAD1G2N
Hi all!I'll have to say this vw must be fixed because i haven't heard from the customer-no news is good news?-.I replaced the main power relay(also called the Digifant relay).The replies i got said to ceck the fuel transfer pump,the ign. module,power connectio...
1992 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L Steering VIN: WV2KC0708N
The part # is 701 419 811 for the left and 701 419 812 right,it seems to be a European Van sold in canada,these tie rods fit an earlier Eurovan not sold in Norh America. Thanks
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L readiness codes VIN: 3VWFA81H7T
Thanks to all who replied. As I said, this was a weird one and I have never NOT been able to set readiness until this one crossed my desk. I came in the next morning determined to get to the problem. (BTW--this early 96 OBD2 car has the leak detection system i...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C91
hello i believe this one is fixed i replaced tthe glow plug relay i check out the harness and could find nothing wrong so this what i went with thanks again mark Trouble codes: P0380.
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