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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
1997 Audi A4 2.8L thermostat VIN: WAUEA88D9V
Hello all, Customer complaint of overheating- gauge would read full scale after several minutes of operation. Verified same, lower hose cool while upper hose hot. Replaced the thermostat, backfilled and bled the system at one of the heater hoses at the cowl. N...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fan blade VIN: WBAAA1310L
Car came in 3 weeks ago with a destroyed radiator and the fan clutch was attached to a hub covered with fan blad nubs. The clutch had disintegrated at the bearing race and the whole mess was imbedded into the radiator core. All mentioned parts were renewed. No...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L gauge cluster VIN: WBACD4328V
The gauges go dead intermittently while driving and now it has added an audible beep. I have only experienced it once while test driving it. It loses speedo, tack , fuel gauges etc. The car doesn't die or anything. Once you realize what is happening, it goes b...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L vehicle speed sensor VIN: WBAFB3356Y
ABS activates at low speeds when turning. Scanned system & got code P0500 Alldata & Shopkey offer no information on diagnosing this code. Thanks in advance Mike
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 ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L wipers, radio, VIN: WDBJF20F1T
i have 2 problems with this mercedes that are both electrical, but i believe unrelated to one another. 1st, the wipers, radio, and i think the headlights and climate control have an occasional delay before they will work after starting the vehicle. i have look...
1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L r&r of trans VIN: YS3AS46D9H
is it possible to remove this automatic transmission without removing the motor? i have had conflicting info on this has anyone out there been succesful in removing the transmission from the bottom of this automobile?
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRA81H1S
Vehicle back in this week with poor idle and codes were set for idle adaption at limit and cam position sensor open/short to ground. When it is started cold it runs perfect. Idles at 840rpm and 890rpm w/ A/C on. After 5 minutes it idles poorly-about 800rpm & 6... Trouble codes: 00533 (idle adaptation-limit exceeded), 00515 (cam position sensor-short/open)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lack of Power/Turbo VIN: WVWMA63B3W
Greetings, This is the wife's car bought a while back thru the auction as a bank repo. It is a really good reliable car and she LOVES it but i rarely drive it and when i do i always say it lacks in power. I decided to look into it, it has no codes and runs fin...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Limp-in ?? VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
Hello to all Beetle techs and thanks in advance. This little car is stuck in 2nd gear and reverse. ( limp-in??) It haas a code P0753 (Snap-On) that I cross to a code 0258 (VW) for shift solenoid 1 circuit fault. I am not a VW guy and am using "basic trans know...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
car here from car lot. tested o2 senors seem ok oil clean no vacum leaks detected. anyone know of a comon point of failure to cause this code. Trouble codes: P1128
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow plugs VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Hi lads I have this Jetta that throws P0380 code all the time. The VAG code is 16764. I have not yet spent alot of time with the car as the customer has never complained of hard starting, even in the Mass. winters. When the car is here, glow plug voltage is a...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
I had this car is last month with a intermittened code P172 and got that resolved with your help...a new MAS did the trick. I thought we were out of the woods (we were OK for over two weeks) until the customer came back with the MIL light on again...this time ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catilyst below threshold)
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
Trans. has started to make wine sound in the last few weeks,very loud from drivers seat sounds like a hole in the dash is letting the sound threw. trans fluid is clean and smells good. We put car on hoist and spun up one wheel at a time and the sound was the s...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L breather system
I have this volvo with 68k miles it has a variety of small oil leaks and a larger leak that appears to be coming from the crankshaft girdle area (seam above oil pan) Ive read the arcives about o rings flattening out at pan causing leaks and air being drawn int...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUFL54DOY
Hi Group: I sat in car with the radio out & Stethoscope in hand...I sat in car & waited with the car idling...Found footwell flap actuator making the noise. Decided to unplug it & let the customer take it for a week...NO MORE CLICKING...Ordered the part # 4D...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDAO1C1Y
Hello, The car is a 2000, not a 2003,I made the major mistake of NOT checking the year of the vehicle vs the year on the work order. There is a TSB for the 2000 Jag S type, but the headline as it comes up on alldata states: intermittent loss of permanent power...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV1245W
Thank you for all the great replies i received.Everbody led me in the same direction,either the pump was not building enough pressure to turn it self off or the pressure switch was stuck and it was keeping the pump running.The fix is the same in both cases bec...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This one is fixed. I received two responses and both stated the noise is somewhat normal. I also thought it was normal until I started driving the vehicle more. I began to notice reverse gear was not working again. I removed transmission and inspected reverse ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
Customer declined a new ASR module. It left running poorly while cold; about 2 minutes now that the weather has warmed. Regards,
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA323ES
well guy, sorry it took a while to get back to you, but i had a little surprize that came early, a baby boy. now back to the mbz, it turned out that the customer would not autherize for anymore repair so the car left, but thank you to who responded, great idea... Trouble codes: 022 (ea or cc in limp-home mode), 014 (tpm controller fault), 009 (tpm controller fault), 182 (fuel cut-off).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82H7X
Thank you Techs, One and ALL, It seems as though the Snap-On MT2500 will only read ONE bank of the system (bank 1) and rather than saying something helpful like NO DATA, it Gives a numeric value which is inclined to make you think something (wrong) is going ... Trouble codes: P0173 (Self Adaptation at Limit N3/10 Left).
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L speedometer VIN: WP0EB0913H
Hi Guys, thanks for the help even though it was a bit scarce on technical details. Here is how we proceeded with repairs. I called one of my customers who also owns a 87' Porsche 911 and asked for his help. He has left his Carrera with us to serve as wiring di...
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L abs light VIN: YS3AK36E3M
I had 2 replies that explained how to pull codes on these early Saab ABS systems. There is a 2 pin test connector next to the ABS control unit under the rear seat. You can either jump the blue wire to the black or just jump the blue to any ground. Turn the key...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69MB1
Most of the replies were to recheck intake to exhaust cam timing. This had been done previous to opening the request. It appears that when the timing belt broke the hydralic camshaft adjuster got damaged. It had no physical damage but was damaged internally. Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor out of range).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L sloenoid 5 n-92 VIN: 3VWTH69M22
Hi and thank you to all whom responded. All responses confirmed that the solenoid was the most likely fault. As stated previously, I was able to observe the solenoid 'glitch' by connecting an Ohm meter between it's respective TCM terminal and ground, and manua...
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