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1993 Audi 100 2.8L 3-4 slip-failsafe at operating temp only VIN: WAUAJ84A1P
Hey all! Audi 100 on our used car line. Took it out for a jaunt last night and after about 25 miles of around town driving I noticed a slip between 3-4 shift which quickly turned into a failsafe issue. No codes present in tcm. Ran it back to the shop and dum...
1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L dash light, tag lights VIN: WAUAA88G5S
a regular customers complaint is her dash lights and tag lights are staying on all the time even with switch off ,wiring diagrams on this model are hard to find tested wiring connections at headlight combo switch and ints/cluster could not find any wiring conn...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAGJ8329V
Good evening & thanks in advance for any help! I am seeking accurate info. regarding evaporator replacement, in terms of proceedure & required time. Mitchells' labor time is 12 hours, but the repair text doesn't square with that,consisting of only about 4 sho...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Ride Quality VIN: WDBGA51E4S
Vehicle has vibration in steering wheel and seat at 48-52 mph. The steering wheel rocks back and forth a couple of degrees plus you feel a little uneasiness in the seat. The tires are new Michelin MXV4's, balanced on our Hunter GSP9700 and the road force numbe...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L high pressure VIN: WVWRA21G3L
Hi all VW techs. this is one of my personal car. it had 1.8 sohc engine which i switch to DOHC 2.0 engine. anyway. everything on a/c system is from this jetter other than the compressor. i never notice any with the a/c system until i convert to R134a. system p...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD84HXW
This car has missfire when under load. reset the light and you can drive easy without any codes or light. Car has new wires, coil pack and spark plugs. They have not repaired problem. any thoughts on possible injector or ECU causing this problem? Trouble codes: P4011 (multi cyl missfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6)
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1945872P
God evening gentleman ! I need help with this one. This car er running very nice but sometimes the engine dies at idle or driving downhill. It will start right efter the stop and Mil wil light. I have pull a code nr 144 ,refering to ECU. I have changed ignitio... Trouble codes: 144
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9605T
vehicle came in for possible key off draw problem,after vehicle is allowed to sit for aprox.3-4 days without driving & only intermittently (has happened twice in 1 years time) vehicle battery is dead. the newest twist is customer had come in to take deli- ve...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5544T
Car will start off on cold start, drive about 200 yds and will loose power as if fuel pressure is dropping but fuel pressure stays at 40 psi, will have rough idle, no acceleration. Turn key off and restart and car will run fine the rest of the day, sometimes 2... Trouble codes: 112 (fault in ecm knock control circuit)
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A8X
Hello,I am not sure where to start on this vehicle because of undocumented codes I have pulled with a generic scanner.The codes are P366B and P1081.The car misses under load like a plug wire,but the system is coil on plug.Again my main concern is finding out w...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABF4320R
Hi Again group. I appreciate all of the responses I recieved. You all have been very helpful. The repair for this problem was disconnecting pin #15, 8 & 12 from wiring harness, update for the new control module, the job took about 5 minutes. Thanks to you ...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE632XS
When vehicle came in originally for idle problem we disconnected the idle control valve and checked the resistance through the coils. Everything ohmed out good. This is when we found the bad crankcase vent valve. The problem was when we reconnected the idle va... Trouble codes: 1262.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Vent temperature VIN: WDBDA28D0P
Thanks for all the replies to this post. The situation ended up being sort of a combination of problems suggested to me by several of the responses. First, the car WAS low on refrigerant. The recovery system recovered only about half of the recommended refrige...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L No Start VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZF
Thanks for the replies. I changed jobs while this one was still in process and sopmeone else got to finish it. I don't have any answers, but I will contact my former employer and check on the car's progress. I was told that these cars have problems with wiri...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L a/c compressor, rad. cooling fan VIN: YS3CH65R5S
Gentlemen I want to thank you guys for your inputs relating to my Saab problem. I accessed the ETS cntrl. unit, for all confused this unit is mounted deep under the driver's seat and is used on trionic cars that have an Electronic Throttle System. This module ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedo VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
Sorry for the delay. What was confusing me was I was getting a speed signal, but it turns out that there are 2 speed signals I needed.I was just reading one of the two. The speed signal or transmitter located over the diff was the problem. I confirmed this w...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Hello to all who helped me fix this one. Thank goodness that this turned into an easy fix. As most of my responses stated, the Mass Air Flow sensor was faulty and Volkswagon is now having to warranty this problem. We went ahead and fixed this ourselves, since ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Feul Trim Bank 1 System Too Rich).
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