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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC544XK
I have this audi with no spark. I have 12 volts to the coil with key on. No spark whatsoever out of coil when grounding coil wire. The coil ohmned out ok, but i tried another one anyway-still no spark. Rpm sensor was ok according to ohm check. What can i check...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28D3W
The next day, brake warning lamp and ABS lamp blinks and beeps. Explained to the customer it's coincidental that ABS lamp is on after brake jobs. Code indicates voltage interuption between ABS module and instrument panel. This car instrument panel has faded pi...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L cooling fans VIN: WAULC68E62
The cooling fans on this car will run intermittenly for no reason. The customer removes the fuse to keep from killing the battery. We let the car sit outside and installed the fuse and checked on it periodically. After sitting cold for about an hour we walked ...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Coolant system VIN: WBABF3323R
Coolant system overheating.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Engine noise VIN: WBADM6347Y
Hello group, This car came in w/ the above mentioned codes. Oil level was low, so we changed the oil & filter & set to correct level, then cleared the codes. Upon driving less than 20 yards, the light re-appeared w/ same codes. Visually, everything appears in... Trouble codes: P1519 (BMW FC 103 Intake cam position actuator), P1520 (BMW FC 104 Exhaust cam position actuator)
1993 Jaguar DAIMLER DOUB 5.0L abs master cylinder VIN: 5AJDKAL55A
Hi Gents another interesting one. I have a Daimler double six with a hard brake pedal since the mechanics have done some suspension work. Now I have checked all the relays to the accumulater even repalced the accumulater and I still have a hard pedal and the a...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hard start hot VIN: SAJHX174TC
Jaguar is very hard to start after sitting for over 5 minutes. Customer reports that it has progressively been getting worse over the past year, and now that it is summer, it is worse than ever. It acts just like the fuel pressure is dropping and causing vapor...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 113.044-12
sorry for being so vague. i have a 1971 280SL here and i don't have service info for it. i'm not completely sure what the engine size is on a 113 i just don't get stuff this old ever, i can only guess that it is a 2.8l. so it of course has mechanical injection...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E6R
I have checked this vehicle thoroughly but must be missing something. I do not have a scan tool that can operate the systems. Last week I replaced the EGR tube from valve to manifold because when I disconected tube at valve, the engine did not stall (as per po... Trouble codes: 5 (EGR Not Detected)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L can't open hood VIN: 4JGAB54E01
HELP ! We have this ml320 in for a mis-fire probably a bad coil but we can't get the primary hood latch to open...dis-connected the cable inside to get more torque on it...is not binding...seems to be dis-connected from the latch. no axcess thru wheel well...m...
1953 MG td 1.2L engine VIN: 000TD22969
This classic came in with a customer complaint of a slipping clutch.Upon removal discovered disc saturated in engine oil.Somewhere along the line someone installed a Moss Motors rear main seal kit which is of its own design and obviously doesn't work. My ques...
1953 MG TD 1.2L First Gear VIN: 0000TD2296
Hello Fellow Techs, Upon accelerating from a stop in first gear the shifter violently pops out of gear into neutral.It only happens in first gear and otherwise the transmission is quiet and shifts well. The only problems I have found after dismantling is wor...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
This vehicle surges and dies at idle only. We suspect the throttle assembly, but don't want to purchace one unless we are sure... There are no codes set, and the car runs perfect otherwise. We can see the throttle lever moving back and forth at idle. The D/I c...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF39MXY
P0380 is stored in history, already has gotten a new harness a few years ago. Are there any common problems or could it just simply be failing glow plugs?
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21COY
I have a code P0411, Customer said that is comes on on very bumpy roads. After checking vehicle out I found only 5 inches of vacuum available at combi valve supply. The Deceleration valve is connected in series with vacuum suply for combi valve. If I pinch the... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L compressor VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
Installed a new condensor because of a major leak. Recharged the system. Compressor did not turn on. Changed the A/C Fan Control Relay. Still nothing. Changed the High pressure switch. still nothing. Changed the Expansion Valve. Still nothing. changed the Cont...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L monitors VIN: YV1KW96D6V

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Driver Seat VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Got two replies on this one, and they both pointed me in the right direction. Actually John [...] hit it right on, the seat switch had been broken from repeated sittings by a large arse. In fact it had been glued together once before, with what looked like bu...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
most responces were to replace all coils but the boss didn't want to do all I replaced in total 3 coils. #1 #2 #4 ... car runs good thaks to all. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cyl).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L wipers, radio, VIN: WDBJF20F1T
sorry for the delay. no fix. the problem with the load reduction circuit was too intermittent to pin down. didn't get enough responses for this one to indicate a pattern failure with the relay module though i suspect that was where the problem was.
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L unknown VIN: YS3AK36EXN
The majority rules. The overwhelming response was the Morse chain was loose and/or had jumped. Seems everyone has seen these but us (we work on a lot of Saabs) and our local dealer. Upon examination, we found a very worn Morse chain and gears. We ended up inst...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L srs light on VIN: YS3DF78N9V
i received enough help to understand my new tech 2 operating procedures. thanks everyone. the cd disc i originally received is not needed to scan the saab, only for future updates.the 2 MEMORY CARDS i received will do all saab except for 90000 series, i will o...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6W
Thanks to all. Almost everyone said to replace the abs control unit. Advised customer and they do not want to fix at this time. When this many replies all point to the same thing, i would not hesitate to believe this is the problem. Thanks again to all who res...
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