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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L blower VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Hello group We have this car that came in with fresh air blower fault 01273. We traced the problem to the blower module and have ordered it. The problem is the control unit display is now blinking and All data states that this means the system lost coding. Is...
1993 BMW 730i 2974CC drain battery after 3/4 days VIN: WBAGD22030
If you disconnect the battery then the battery remains fully charged,I have already disconnected all the obvious lights ie boot, glovebox,etc,this car is actually keeping the control relays powered up,the pack below the rear seat,the one that controls the heat...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L airbag light VIN: WBACB4313P
Working on this 93 325i sedan. Airbag light is on. Pulled codes 27- one firing circuit short to positive, 1- crash sensor closed once, 52- crash evidence set. We are having trouble finding information to properly diagnose. We tried to reset with Baum scanner a...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6325S
vehicle has a subtle Hesitation when cold, sometimes pops back through the intake, If we add propane it goes away, It's kind of like it runs better with less throttle till you get half way down, then it takes off like a bad out of hell. Runs good after it w...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A80
Hope someone can give me a clue where to start. This Benz runs great when warmed up but on initial start or even a restart ofter a couple hours it has a bad acceleration stumble and sometimes stalls. Blows clouds of black smoke from the exhaust when revved. If...
1991 Other European 348ts 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFRG36AOM
I have a customer with this 348TS that has a problem with it coming to a stop sign car stalls. Dealership here can't take car in for 3 weeks. I have no service information on this car available to me. Customer says 3 codes were pulled out of computer. #1212, #...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L a/c compressor, rad. cooling fan VIN: YS3CH65R5S
I have this Saab 9000 AERO that is lacking a/c, and I cannot figure out why the compressor and rad. fan will not come on. The a/c charge is perfect. the fan comes on when the engine gets hot enough. The compressor comes on when I give it power with powerprobe....
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L compressor VIN: YS3EF48Z0X
this vehicle came to me with the ac not working. inspection revealed blower motor and ac compressor inoperative. we do not have the factory scan tool to tap into the hvac system. any testing on this vehicle without codes is very difficult. any light shed on th...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA21G3M
Would really like help here. Have a long time customer and having problems with one of his original complaints from last summer. Was idling up and down erratically when in park or drive at that time. Before, we adjusted the base idle screw all the way in, then...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWDC21W1Y
this car goes lean under medium to heavy acceleration at idle and while back fires through the intake,and the o2 voltage goes lean.the altitude compensation factor is at -45%,and there are no codes.i have looked everywhere for a description of what ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L transmssion shifting VIN: 3VWCC21C41
Code P0722 sets intermittently; when it does, the transmission defaults into 2 gear as would be expected. Here is my concern: I do light non-invasive transmission repairs;however, do not take on any internal surgery work. The code is for the output speed sen...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L directionals VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Goodmorning Gentlemen, This s-80 came in with no directionals at all.Hazard flashers work fine but no directionals.All fuses are good in all 3 panels.There is relays everywhere but I dont have any way of telling which relays go to which options.My shop key doe...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L speedo, odemeter VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
Customer reports that while driving, ABS light and Brake lights come on, odometer and speedo gauges stop working. Sometimes the arrow in the right hand corner of the instrument panel comes on and is blinking. If vehicle is brought to a stop, there is major los...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS61J9Y
looking for info as we mainly work on domestic & jap. imports. engine has fairly substantial oil leak at transaxel end of engine, appeared to be coming from cam plug. after removing upper engine trim cover found oil puddled up on cam cover. cleaned area & stat...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi s3 1.8L electric windows VIN: WAUZZZ8LZY
hi i found that with no load on the motors disconncted thay did not fault so i suspect the motors are faulty. but at $1000 a motor the customer was not prepared to try this thanks for the help anyway
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGG8346Y
The fix was easy, ihk module just needed to be recoded.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash vents VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
ac compressor fixed our problem. davids poole called and helped us with it as well as several replies.when we replaced the compressor and filled with r134 as per specs it operated properly our vent temps stayed in the 40s and our pressure readings were normal....
1972 Porsche 911 S Targa .0L Ignition VIN: 9112310415
A big 'THANK YOU' to all who replied. Got all the correct parts this morning and car is up and running again. Thanks for the call from Stew at And Matt from California got it right the very first reply!! Sorry to bother wiht such a w...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Drivers heated seat VIN: WPOCA2985X
Thanks alot for the help. I pulled the seat out and ohmed out the 2 heater units. Backrest was open circuit, the bottom was under 2 ohms so I got the backrest heater and installed it. Works like a dream.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3VWVA81H6V
We have FIXED this one!!! After reading the replys we recieved, I thought 'it cant be that simple'...BUT... it was. A bad rotor$#X*&?::X#&% Man this was a fun one!!! We installed Bosch Parts and all is well!!! The only problem now is what the front window at N... Trouble codes: 17648 (Cyl 4 inj circ open - Possible Testing), 16725 (Cam Pos Sen Circ Range/Performance).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Thanx for all who replied in response to the update, before I even raised the help flag. Turns out the new code was P0172 and the frt O2 sensor was just sitting there at .62 volts and would only switch when prompted by goosing the throttle. I warranteed the se... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catilyst below threshold).
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8757M
Thanks to the many who responded. We should have replaced BOTH relays (1323592). After testing with 3 known good ecu's the radio supression relay was replaced...BUT the problem still occurred. Installing a new second relay (DS) did the trick. Thank you all who...
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