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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L engine
Hello Audi specialists: I never thought something this lame would lead me to post a help request (first time) but I am close to crying uncle on this. I am new to Audi's. Desparate customer brought car to me as a no start after local dealer could not get it go...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Lighting VIN: WAUDD68D68
Customer states the dome light does not come on when door is open or when car is unlocked from remote. Will still come on if operated from switch. Program Test and Fault trace electrical system for lighting. Checked fuse control and wiring at door switches. T...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L camshafts VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
hello again. have another beauty here. this audi i am working on whenever the camshafts get torqued down to 7 ft pounds the camshafts get real hard to turn. the timing chain tensioner is working good and the valves are okay,but with the timing belt off and the...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAJ9319M
all i have on this bmw is a lite mainual i need more info on the temp sender and wire charts the temp signel is at -62 f with the ecu unpluged is this a short pleas help??? Trouble codes: 45 (coolant temp sender is at -62f at all times)
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
at this point of time what else would cause a draw after so many days also with multy meter hooked up i have a constant .250ma draw .
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1540Y
Greetings! Disco has MIL on for P1412: secondary air system. Alldata is sketchy on this one. I ran tests as specified in Alldata, but now need to run the "Secondary Air System Diagnostic" test. I don't have access to a "Testbook", LR's answer to a scan tool t... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary Air System Fault B1 signal implausible)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBCA35DXJ
Hi guys..Vehicle was brought in to us by stereo shop...they installed aftermarket radio and now customer says that he has no instrument cluster illumination also no illumination at climate control panel or window switches. We did the obvious first such as chec...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Unknown VIN: WDBEA30D3L
Customer has had this Benz for several years and the A/C has been leaking at the compressor for several years, he has been charging it with a can for a while and finally it got to where he would put a couple cans of 134a in and it would last one day. We replac...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Idle low VIN: WDB1290672
Customer complaint: poor idle quality. Dear members, Vehicle has been to previous workshop, they replaced perished loom & throttle actuator. We found idle speed low 500"rpm, in drive - hot, engine would miss a beat or two then sometimes stall. A couple off ti...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBEA32E1R
Customers complaint is a "no start - turns over" - this has been an intermitten problem but is now 100% - has no spark - or injector pulse - was not able to get any codes - has power to coils and injectors in run and start positions - we have tried a cam senso...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Greetings to all I have this mercedes that has multiple cylinder misfire codes and an o2 sensor code.I pulled the sparkplugs to see what shape they are in and they do not look bad at all.In the past I have changed alot of mass air flow sensors on the m series ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Evaporator Case VIN: YS3DF58V3T
We just replaced an evaporator core with a new OE unit. Now, with fan on high, recirc door closed, evaporator case leaks water EVERYWHERE(including a steady stream from the drain)! We resealed the right side cover with silicone and it no longer leaks there, bu...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
Car will run fine most of the time. Can not see any pattern to running problem, very random. Starts to misfire and MIL starts flashing. Looses power and is very sluggish. May run poor for a few minutes or only a few seconds. Fuel pressure does not drop. Once I... Trouble codes: P1300 (Random Misfire), P0300
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window/ VIN: 3VWDC21V9Y
every time key turned to run poss. fuse for power windows/ reverse lites blows.removed door panels unpluged m otors/switches removed back up lites still blows unpluged back up lite switch still blows. cant find curcit that leads into car
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
Pass the Excedrin, please! This Volvo came in with the MIL on. I retrieved code P0171 fuel trim at it's limit. FF data indicated that the problem occurred at idle, hot and LTFT was more than +20 %. After verifying no vacuum leaks (smoke machine), fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Anyones guess)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUJA84A3T
Well this was one of those two part fixes that just take extra time to identify. 1st. one of the connectors on the back of the ignition switch pushed out of the connector. After reconnecting that we rechecked and it did need a starter after all. We had voltage...
1993 BMW 730i 2974CC drain battery after 3/4 days VIN: WBAGD22030
This is a very difficult problem to find in that even with every fuse removed the car still has a major current draw which can only be reduced by removing the two main black control units under the rear seat opposite the battery,I got many helpfull suggestions...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Sure enough when we tested the back pressure flow out of the cat converters the right back was 0 and the left bank was at 8psi - we put a left side converter on it and replaced the electronic thermostat - multiple cylinder mis-fire codes are gone and the #139 ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9324V
Well this one is fixed. It was the crank sensor, however the problem was it had chaffed through the wiring and was causing an intermittent short to ground. The wiring would move away from the ground, car would run, until you took off, then it grounded again. T...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L fuses 1 - 15 VIN: WBAAM5335X
Thanks to the three people who replied. One mentioned the fuses that were located above the main fuse block. These fuses were all good. The other two metioned the ignition switch. One set of contacts in the switch were bad. Replaced switch and everything is no...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6349Y
Hi guys...Thanks to all that responded to my post...Problem ended up being the auxillary cooling fans in the front of the vehicle. When the a/c compressor is on these fans must be running or the pressure will build up to high. Removed the bumper cover and inst...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Rattling sound VIN: SAJGX2049X
Thanks again for the thoughts on this one. Evidently, no one else has heard this noise before. I had suggestions ranging from rear brake shoes rattling, rear wheel bearings, and a faulty speedo drive gear. Rene from Belgium had some good info I'll paste in: He...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant sensor VIN: SAJJA4209Y
Thank you for all the replies, everyone hit it right on the nose,it was the and learn! Thank you all again.
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L No Start VIN: WP0CA2996Y
In testing this car we found that if we disconnected the battery for 5 minutes we would get the car to start & run 1 time. We sent the car to the dealer & the Engine ECU was replaced & recoded. Now the car runs fine. thanks for the input
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L key cylinder VIN: YS3DF55N5T
My fix for this was to grind the locking tang away with a small stone on a Dremel tool. There's just enough room for the stone to grind it away without harming the housing. Once it's ground off, the tumbler will come out.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWRA81H7M
Many thanks to Bob [...] and Joe Shilling for direction, data, and parts.The original repair on this one was a binding tcc boost valve, which joe helped me to locate and repair. After 2 weeks on the road without incident, the vehicle came back slipping badly. ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCF21CYM
alright is took some time but we finally fixed this problem child. we remove the intake manifold and cleaned it (it was approx. 20% restricted). that took care of some but it still was a dog. the final fix was replacing a restricted vacuum hose for the waste g... Trouble codes: 1556 (unknown).
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Many thanks to those who replied, some very helpful information was supplied. It was indeed the Air Mass Sensor, here we are 3 weeks after the service, no light, no problems. While perhaps not as bad as the Mercedes, the Air Mass Sensors on these cars are ... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26.
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