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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUFL54DOY
Hello Audi techs: Did not know were to post this... Customer complaint: "Clicking noises come from dash when 1st driven in am after 5-10 minutes for about 10 seconds" I drove the car 3 months ago & did not hear a thing. I was thinking that maybe a climate co...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Air Bag light on?No radio control from Steering wh VIN: WBADM6342Y
Hello you all, This is the vehicle of a long standing customer of our shop. We mainly maintained the vehicle and he never before had a problem with the electric or with the radio. The customer complained that the radio works intermittent and is not to control ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WBAFB33561
Hey BMW Gurus, This car came in yesterday with codes 028 and 029, bank 1 and bank 2 mixture adaptation control limit reached. We found and replaced the two crankcase breather hoses on rear of engine that were falling apart. Cleared codes and road tested fine. ... Trouble codes: 134 (Throttle valve adaption lower stop not adapted)
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Elect. fan VIN: SAJGN2245W
My question to fellow Jag. techs is this ... is the cooling fan switch LNA 1600AA? and could this be the problem, it looks like this switch also controls the guage, and the guage is reading correct, so at the normal to low range the aux. fan normally would not...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L brakes VIN: WDBCA37D2F
This car came in with frozen passenger rear caliper. Installed new ate rear caliper, rear brake pads & bleed system. Test drove car and had mushy pedal. Bring car back in and re-bleed master, abs & all wheels. Still have mushy pedal. Crimped all brake lines pe...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Brake Lights VIN: WDBEA26D5J
I am posting this in hopes that someone can help me out. I do not normally work on these cars, but it belongs to a friend of mine. The brake lights do not work, has power to brake light switch. When you step on the brake pedal, something in the dash starts hu...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA25D2J
Help. the backwards running non starting 300sel has returned. several weeks ago i entered a help request and received some helpful suggestions. the car does not start unless you crank it forever. if you let go of the key before it actually starts, it will begi...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L switchgear VIN: WBDCA24D4J
We are trying to isolate an intermittent supply of voltage to the blower fan as measured at the fan connector. we have the factory adaptor tool and the factory repair manuals- we cannot locate the blower control switchgear, it is not where the factory literatu...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA51E7T
We broke the bellhousing on our transmission. This 722.620 transmission only fits a 1996-1997 SL500 or S500. The bellhousing number is clearly cast on the outside. The number is 140 271 27 01 (the old number is 140 271 25 01). Does anyone have one? The part nu...
1992 MG 300SE 3.2L 3-2 shift VIN: WDBGA32E0N
hi im first time user.having problem with 2-3 shift cold .shifts ok after first shift into 3rd,trans overhauled & valve body & governor taken back out & gone through again but everything looked ok.throttle valve cable replaced & adjusted .not much info availab...
1986 Other European 280I 2.8L Tune-up specs VIN: SA9DM28P8G
Hello everyone I have a real different type of vehilce that I`am working on. I hope someone can help me.I need tune-up specs and the procedure for setting the ignition timing and the idle on this vehilce any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Than...
1974 Porsche 914 2.0L Stall VIN: 4742907041
I have a 74 914 2.0L thatís flooding bad after it warms up. It's so bad that I get raw fuel out the exhaust. I have no info on this car at all. When it floods I monitored the fuel pres-33psi no increase and the cold start inj- it doesn't turn on. I need some v...
1990 Porsche 928 5.0L brake pedal long VIN: WPOJB2922L
this 928 GT has a problem with the brake pedal it has alot of brake pedal (excessive) travel. brakes work flawlessly brake pads and rotors are in great shape 70% pads rotors look great, in has about two extra inches of travel down pedal feels good, just too mu...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L roof VIN: YS3DF75V0S
i need to know if there is anyone with repair info on testing convertable roof sensors
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B4X
I need some help with this vw passat, misfiring all the time, spark plugs are new, swapped the coil to another cylinder, misfire stayed on cyl # 6, compression is right. My scanner is only set to give me generic obdII info, so I can't get much troubleshooting ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
i can't beleive it. i got so much help and so fast! all 12 replies were hit it on the head. it is power output stage on the air filter short. i did this test to confirm the problem. i disconnect the signal wire from ecm pin# 72 to power output stage check the ... Trouble codes: P0302.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
First thank all for there time.The car is still waiting pick up by customer but all seems well I hope , there seems to be one major issue and thats use only BMW fans so that done and new shroud my fingers are crossed.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
7 replies ranging from use only factory fan blades this time we did for sure ck , trans mount ok ,ck water pump ok ,make sure fan mounted correct direction on fan clutch ok ,make sure radiator retainer clamps at top of radiator and radiator are secure ok ,fan ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83471
I have not fixed this one yet. But from all of your help I'm pretty sure the problem is my older verison on my GT1. It will be updated and customer will return. Thanks to all for educating me and bring me up to date.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hard start VIN: WDBEA51D3M
Thanks to all who replied! The end result is that the customer has declined further repairs, but we have narrowed it down to a faulty fuel injection module. Iatn member David Poole of European Performance was kind enough to give us a call and informed us if th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L timing VIN: WDBGA32EAS
hi guys, this is a good day for me. the car is fixed. i had tech recheck timing - everything was right on the money. i had been fearful of trying to run engine for fear of it being out of time and bending a valve. after letting vehicle run, blowing for fuses f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L auto trunk VIN: WDBNG78J91
Sometimes You Must Pause and Read The Owners Manual. The trunk lid has a height limiting feature that will only open the lid as high as the roof line. To Activate this feature you must pull the trunk button on the driver's door for more than 5 seconds. To de...
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Hydraulic System VIN: SCAZN42A2G
There were several suggestions to have lines made or to substitute products. Under other conditions I would have persued that option but living and working in Philadelphia with a large number of lawyers tends to discourage innovative solutions especially on a ...
1998 Other European F355 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR41AXW
Many Thanks to the techs that really knew the answer. Especially Dick [...]. Ferrari 'forgot' to add a chassis ground to pin four (on the long side) in the diagnostic plug. Just add your own and scan away. It's that simple. No special scan tool needed. If you ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VMBB61C3W
had customer send to dealer. They said they found that there were some wires that had gotten crossed. Not sure where. The tech here said he couldn't see anywhere where someone might have messed up the wiring. So according to the dealer this was the fix. Thanks...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L inter. check engine VIN: 3VWSB69M71
Found that I made a mistake. Which one of the replies said to check and make sure that I had the right maf for the right motor. I had the wrong one. I have a azg motor and the sensor for that ends with a G, for the aeg motor it ends in an A. I have mainly chan... Trouble codes: P0103.
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: YV1LW5242W
There are no rubber links in fuel return line, only plastic and steel so take great care and crimp the plastic return line. It helps to put a piece of rubber hose over it to spread out the pressure. After crimping off the return line, still pressure still not ... Trouble codes: P0172.
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