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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB2DXXA
Hello.I am pulling my hair out on this one.This car has a vibration in low and second gear,it is not a great vibration,but noticable.I originally thought the vibration to be an engine miss,so I started there.replaced plugs,original fuel filter.air filter.altho...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L CATS System Fault VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Looking for help on this one. The vehicle was started with one of the front shocks unpluged. Not the dash display is saying CATS SYSTEM FAULT. I know there is nothing wrong with it but none of my equipment will work on this. Does anyone know how to clear this ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW12471
Rover gurus please help. We performed a front & rear brake service using beck arnley 087-1587 & 088-1346D organic pads. Five weeks later, the truck was in another state at a Rover dealer for window repair (theft of contents) & was given back to the customer wi...
1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3CN48M4R
This car came in with a severe misfire on hard acceleration. It would run up to about 3500rpm, then buck & jerk. Sometimes the tach would hold at 2500rpm, and other times it would fall to 0. If you let off of the accelerator a little bit, the misfire will go a...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: VW2YB0258G
The owner of this vehicle can afford a new vehicle but his wife likes this VW Bus and wants it fixed. First, the owner took me for a test drive. For about 3 minutes the vehicle ran great. The vehicle than had a misfire at 2500 RPM's. The key was cycled and the...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Hope someone can help me. When starting car will die, have to play with the throttle to be able to started, once started it idles at around 560 RPM's, rev it up and wants to stall once the idle comes down. No codes stored in the ECM, checked with ross tech. Ch...
1988 Volvo 244 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
hi to everyone. this Volvo came in with low battery. so i recharged it. it crank and start , but stalled everytime. then i removed the maf sensor. it start and run, but it rough. soon it connected the maf sensor back. it run fine for second and dies. so i put ...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Passenger seat VIN: YV1KS9508N
Vehicle arrived initially with no heat for either seat. Testing determined that seat elements were bad. Replaced both seating elements for both seats and heater control modules for good measure. Both seats were now producing good heat. Customer returned severa...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L timing chain VIN: WBACA5313N
Thanks so much ! Based on the info I received I gave the customer options. Customer is thinking of selling car as is .
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshafts VIN: WBADD6321V
Thank all of you for the advice on not attempting to get around using the cam holders. I found out that while i was posting this help request that my boss was ordering the tools from A.S.T.. Sory it took so long to close, with being super swamped at work and b...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3VWRA81H7R
Thanks to everyone that replied ! We did disconnect the high pressure switch right where everyone said it was and the fans stopped. When we removed the connector a lot of oil came out - obviously a problem. We replaced the switch and now the car is finished. T...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Horn VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Customer did not return for further diagnosis. Thanks for the response for a problem that should have been simple. Deborah has seen several horns internally shorted. Rob suggested to check the harness under the radiator upper plastic cover near the 19 pin conn...
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