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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N4Y
This audi tt came in with code 16825 for the EVAP system. I have checked all valves and system for leaks none found. The purge solenoid is a real joy to get to. Has any one seen an intermittent problem with the purge valves? Also if someone could give me a goo... Trouble codes: 16825 (p0441 EVAP controll sys. incorrect purge flow)
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Engine VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
Hello, this car came in with the complaint that the engine smokes bad (white smoke) on cold days after about 30-45 minutes of driving. The owner stated that it smoked so bad that he thought it was a car that James Bond should be driving. This has happened for ...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D81
Vehicle came in a few weeks ago with 4 codes: Had one hard code for exhaust temp sensor in Bank 1 and 3 sporadic codes for both front 02 sensors-internal resistance too high and secondary air system; low flow. Replaced bank 1 exhaust temp sensor, erased faults...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS System VIN: WBABJ6324R
Hello everyone, Vehicle is a auction car brought to us to figure out why the srs lamp is on. The seller stated he was sure the light was off prior to sale. The buyer states the light came on and wants out of thge sale. The buyer is suspected of tampering in ...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L SRS Code6 VIN: WBACG7326V
This car has re-occurance of Code 6 which indicates fault in passenger side seat belt tensioner. In March 2003, car had same code and we installed passenger side seat belt tensioner assy. According to the customer, a couple of years earlier, same part was repl...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L air bag VIN: SAJHN1243W
Hi there, I have a client that went on vacation for 1 mth, he disconnected battery whilst away, upon return he reconnected battery. all was well for approx 20mins and then he states the drivers air bag deployed on opening the drivers door. the keys were not in...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L drive by wire VIN: WDBEA32E7R
car in limp home mode. we replace overvoltage protection relay, no help.asr light will come on immediately after key is turned on after we reset computer. does any one know of any common faults othe than the overprotection relay. we are suspescious of a possib... Trouble codes: 22 (miscelaneous code)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L central locking VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
have a 2000 ML320 replaced the left rear door lock assem. The central locking would not work knob to lock or unlock door. New lock assem. will lock and unlock however I can not get the central locking system syncronized. Checked the system with my scan tool al...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L poor starting after VIN: YS3AM35J9F
Hi Saab people I don't see many of these at all so I'm having a little trouble. Car came in flooded bad. Oil full of gas, intake full of gas, flooded to the point where gas ran down into the air filter through the throttle body and fuel distributor. Changed o...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: WVWMA63B7W
hello, im trying to do a state inspection and need to read ecm i have tryed 2 different computers still nothing i have checkd wireing and for aftermarket accessories both ok.scan tool wont read abs,airbag or lets say nothing.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Horn VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Fuse #13 for horn blows intermittently. Blowing the horn does not seem to be related to the problem. Ripped the car apart and found nothing. We are missing something. Help!
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWPA81H6X
good morning gentlemen, i have a vw jetta that needs an ignition switch installed due to no power to the relay packs via no power to starter.i am down to the lock cylender collar which has to be removed in order to replace the ignition switch.there is a spline...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Alternator VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Attempting to remove alternator from vehicle. The lower bolt hits the clutch fan and won't clear the alternator to allow me to free it from the bracket. The alternatives seem to be to r&r the radiator/fan assembly or loosen the entire bracket both which are no...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 9BWGP61J32
Hello everyone, this car came in on the hook with a no-start. I replaced the fuel filter because I saw air bubbles in the line and the customer sad that he got fuel from a different place. That of course didn't help. I look inside the throttle and saw a ton of...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Trans shifter VIN: WVWPD63BX3
This car was involed in a rear end collision.It was not parked, she was driving it when she got hit.After we got it to the shop we were unable to shift the trans out of park or netural with the motor running or ing in the run postion,with the key off we are ab...
1987 Volvo 780 2.8L Heat Control VIN: YV1HA6924H
Evening Everyone, We have this 780, with Automatic Climate Control (acc). She will not regulate heat properly. In the shop it seems to work fine, Out on the road it go full heat or warm, It does not want to cool down. A/c is working and will go cold in the s...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5711R
we replaced knock sensor kit (volvo part #272234) following factory instructions. within two weeks the mil came back on with same code: m4.3 1-4-3. cleared code and told cust to use higher quality fuel. several weeks later mil returned. cleared codes again and... Trouble codes: 143
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS554XT
This vehicle is failing the Ca emission test with the following results. 15 mph test co .05% max .50 hc .8ppm max 54 co2 15% o2 .01 nox 606ppm max 430 25 mph test co .03 max .47 hc 6ppm max 37 co2 15% o2 0% nox 542ppm max 717 as you can see it i...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tail lights VIN: WBADD6326V
thanks for all the input about this problem,we replaced both tail light fixtures,oem bulbs,found no outher problems at this time.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBGJ8329VD
Thanks everybody for help. Problem was a partial clogged catalytic converter. Was replace and car run very good now. Thanks again. Milos
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine won't shut off VIN: WDBCA37D3F
Ended up disconnecting everything related to dash lights even rear body harness because the rear doors had power and heated seats with the dash illumination going to them but no luck. Best I could figure wires in dash harness were fused together somewhere but ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA29D2H
Well, unfortunately I couldn't fix this one. As some of you suggested I replaced to over voltage relay. I replaced the air flow sensor potentionometer. The signal was good and steady and I adjusted to about .76 volts, but that didn't help. The customer was try...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
Much thanks to all who replied. I replaced the coil pack and all is well.
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1JS8830N
Thanks to Justin and David [...] replaced the crank sensor. It was priced cheap for a Volvo. It has run fine for 2 days so Thanks IATN members another problem solved
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1TS94D51
To All, Finally another fixed car, and a satisfied customer- the car is currently at the dealer getting programmed due to throttle body replacement. To all who advise to me that it was a throttle body- you hit it on the head. I do appreciated everyones help ...
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