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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUEH64B7Y
We are unable to locate the oil temp sensor. It is suppose to be on the left front of the engine block. We have removed the front engine covers and we do not even see a wire and/or harness in that area. Mitchell does not show a sensor or a gauge for the 2000 m...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Rear shock mounts VIN: 1G1BN53E6M
Interesting problem here. Car came in with both rear shock mounts popped into trunk. We have replaced many of these so didn't think much of it. On test drive they both popped again. We then replaced the springs and shocks as the rear of the car was sitting low...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L High Nox VIN: WBAGJ8321V
Hi guys, I have this 740IL that has extremely high NOx. Customer had it pre-tested at 2 other places. Same story at both places. Does anyone know if the catalytic converter is common at this mileage? Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated.
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNW4846L
Jag fans please help if possible. Are there any known problems on thses engines we should be looking for? We will be doing leakdown test later and probably pulling valve cover.Does have a large oil leak on right side to fix also.Loud clatter around #5 cyl also...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBCA39D5J
First time requesting info. This car has sat for approx. one year and now the owner has towed it in to get it running. It ran good before sitting and now no-start. The engine will start and run for 5-30 seconds and then die. It is running out of fuel, if fuel ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L transfer case VIN: WDBED30E1M
Good morning Mercedes Benz Techs.I have a 300 E which was towed in with a hydraulic oil leak. Diagnosed and replaced the 2 lines that go from the transfer case to the rear diff.Now the 4matic light is on.I tried to extract codes with my AST retriever but it wo...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L No Reverse VIN: WDVGA32E6P
After rebuilding the transmission unit worked great for three weeks The customer called and said that he put it in reverse and lost all engagement in that gear. Operation in forward works great. Pulled unit checked internal parts B3: clutches and k2 sprag look...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A/C inoperative VIN: WDBNE75J1Y
I need some help from Mercedes Benzophiles out there. My customer drove this as a "demo" for the last 3000 miles. The a/c worked great, he finally sold the car and the new owner didn't get 10 miles and the "a/c off" light came on. We did a diagnostic scan and ...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L speedometer VIN: WP0EB0913H
Hi Guys, According to the customer the speedo stopped working right after he had some new tires installed. I've tested the speed sensor output when the wheels are turned and that seems fine as the resistance chances numerous times with each turn. My Mitchell ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L sloenoid 5 n-92 VIN: 3VWTH69M22
Good afternoon. We have a 2002 Jetta VR6 in, subbed from our local Dodge dealer. It is posting code 00266 Solenoid Valve 5 N92. We have cleaned the connections on the TCM and the multi connector on the transmission. The fault posted again after driving the car...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWRP69M53
Car towed in with a tank full of no-lead. We drained the tank, all the lines, replaced filter, bled out air and it ran perfect. Customer came in next morning to pick up car and couldn't get it out of the lot. We re-bled the air out and again it runs perfect. N... Trouble codes: P0252
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8841L
Sometimes this car will not start.Smells like it is flooded.The only thing that I noticed when it would start and run was the sec scope pattern was irregular to what I'm used to. I've replaced the cold start injector due to the code and the injector was out of... Trouble codes: 321 (cold start injector)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUBA24B8W
Mostly everyone said that it is the same engine. Possible difference beeing ECU or Injectors. Thak you again. Jerry
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hi Group Sorry for the late response. I believe this one is fixed. Most of the response I got suggested that I clean the throttle body and readapt it which I did and that seemed to help it. I was waiting for customer to get back with me to let me know what t...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L AC Blower VIN: WBAGK2326W
Thanks to all who replied. It is an amazing thing to get help from people who are so busy but are willing to give a little of their time. It sure makes this a better world to live in. A special thanks to Doug who gave me pretty much step by step instructions o...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Rotors VIN: WBAAM3334X
We spent another 4 or 5 hours measuring runout on hubs and brake rotors and generally going back over alignment specs. It appears that the hubs had the lug nuts overtorqued. You could see how the threads were slightly coming out of the front part of the hub. N...
2001 BMW 318 1.8L Heater Fan VIN: WBAAL32080
HI Thanks for the help had 7 replys all said secound stage/final stage resister which is up under dash on R/H side of heater ( On R/H/D vehcile or behind glove box L/H/D ) its got long heat sink fingers. dealer had one in stock & now all working well Thank...
1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L PS pump VIN: SAJKX1744R
Thank you all for your replies. I sincerely appreciate everyones input and your time. We took several suggestions for the drive 'dog' not being pressed on far enough or too far. What whe did first was remove the first replacement pump (NO assist, steering extr...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L reverse and drive VIN: WDBEA30D8C
The car is gone. I believe that we got this one fixed. We went ahead and pulled the valve body again. We double checked everything. We did find some residual dirt but I do not believe that was our actual problem. I wish I could say what it was for sure but we ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Thanks to everyone for your replys as my wife will be in her 420 by Friday. John [...]. from Mass, Phillip from South Carolina, and Chris from Oregan were right on. John gave me the sense of understanding that was needed. The idle controller was trying real hard t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, No gear change VIN: WDB2100612
Well this one is finally fixed, Thanks to all those who replied. No one hid the nail on the head , but I probably wont see this fault again, The problem turned out to be crushed wiring for can data transfer behind the instrument cluster, can data wires are gre... Trouble codes: 133 (In Transmission memory), B1040 (In Instrument cluster memory).
1961 MG MGA 2.0L Alignment VIN: GHDL96038X
thanks for the information for alignment specs.every reply was similar that the only adjustment provision is toe setting without some form of drilling/ reply was to eyeball it which was funny however i will not be doing this as my eyes are in need ...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L dash lights VIN: YS3DM55V6R
thank you so mutch for your help.i had already exchanged the dash light dimmer switch evendo it was not mentioned in my help request.wen i told the owner that the next thing to try was the exchange of the dash cluster (not cheep) se disided to live with this i...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
thanks for all responces and sorry for delay in closing this request. we replaced the coolant temp sensor and code has not returned. hopefully our database will be updated soon with these new codes. again, thanks!
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L ABS module VIN: YVILS56D5X
Of 8 replies 6 said it was probably a bad ABS unit, and that it was a common problem. Glenn replaced ABS connector terminals on one to fix the same problem. As I said in my Update post, the ABS came back to life when we unplugged/reconnected the ABS unit. I am...
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