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1990 Audi 200 2.2L dashboard directionals VIN: WAUFD5446L
Hello With the headlights off, the directionals work as they should. When the headlights are turned on, and either of the blinkers are engaged, the lights for the directionals blink opposite 'in the dashboard'. Also, when the headlights are turned on the 'high...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGA84A1T
The egr vale works, the measuring blocks show the egr temp sensor reaching the correct temperature in the correct amount of time. Anyone have suggestions or a been there? Best Regards, Bill Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insuffiecent flow)
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D6X
This car came into the shop initially in January for a check engine light. Quick test with the 1552 showed the above 17884/P1476 EVAP code. I went ahead and pulled the LR wheelhousing liner so that I could better hear the pump run, and didn't hear it cycling w... Trouble codes: P1476
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7326V
hello this beemer came in on the hook customer is in the navy and been to iraq for 7 months he started it up and drove it 5 miles and it spuddered and cut off he towed it to our shop and the next day i went out and it started right up i let it run for one and...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0CB29871
Hey all. Having trouble with this boxster. This thing smokes very badly. It is definatly oil through the PVC system. I have had it running on jack stands in the back only and no smoke. Then I droped just the right side down and bam just pucking smoke. I discon...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Heater Control VIN: YS3CL48M4N
I hope one of you Saab experts can help us out here. We replaced a leaking heater core on this car a few weeks ago and now the heater only blows hot on maximum defrost. This car has automatic climate control, I can control where the air comes out; vent, foot, ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: Y3SAK75E7R
Our fine state uses a dyno test for emissions, and this one is failing hc. From the co readings it would appear lean. No check engine light. Car has been coming to me for a while and has always had poor idle quality (really rough.) Now that it failed it's tail...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGC83A5T
Hi Folks, Customer says the check engine light flashes on at times and the engine takes forever to idle down, sometimes stays at 2000 rpm forever. Scanned for codes and came up with P0172, system to rich. I dont have the proper flow charts for VW to diagnose ... Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L g254 sensor
good evening: customer brings the car with both front air bags blown up, from a front end crash. we replaced the airbags supplied by the cutomer, but the computer keeps giving the 01639 code. crash sensor side airbag rear passenger side g257 , fault 3-00 the...
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Fuel Gage VIN: YV1FX8856F
Ok, so, my fuel gauge is the problem. I suspected the cause was the circuit board. Ok, no problem there. My speedo went for a crap, so I put another complete instrument cluster in also hoping to get a circuit board that was working, but, the cluster I put in, ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, 1st. AM startup VIN: YV1SW53D81
Without any codes, not sure where to start.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 1VWRD4EFRP
Thanks to all, Andreas was on the mark in supplying the part number for the plug that goes into the rear of the cylinder head. that fixed the leak. thanks again
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Trans Program VIN: WBAHE63235
Thanks to all the techs who replied. The fix ended up being the big round plug above the injector harness. Someone previously had connected it, turned it to what they thought was the click, but it had rotated in the housing and the connector pins were not full...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rear rams(shock absorber) VIN: WDBEA30D3H
Thankyou Patrick,Larry,Dean(raymond & Tom.I got sound advice,especially from Patrick.The nitrogen accumulators & upper mounts were the first thing I replaced(very common).But the ball joint in the lower part of the ram was knocking.I failed to 'cheap out',so I...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Roll Bar VIN: 2084652T00
This is still a work in progress. I cleared the faults and rechecked again once the Roll bar deployed again. No faults this time. Bernie advised that he had replaced the Bow Latch switch for fault code B1650 - I tested the switch - it was ok. Acccording to WIS...
1987 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L heater VIN: 1VWFAD0163
yup it was the air mix door rubber didnt want ot get into it car is pos so i put duct tape over air intake under hood tore my hair out because coustmer said it all started after head gasget was replaced by anouther shop and trying to second guesswhat he did th...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
Wow - thanks for all the help! The fix ended up being a bad coil / ignitor assembly and ground wiring repairs under the battery box and at the wiring harness between #2-#3 cylinders starts and runs good Thanks again Brad
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L dead battery VIN: YV1LS61J5Y
customer states problem is intermittent and swears that when batt is dead the trunk is open.we were not able to duplicate this condition in the shop. as for the pulsing draw, i left vantage hooked up and recording, after aprox 45min to 1hour the draw stops and...
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