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1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARBB32N8R
Does anyone have a trouble code description for 1224 and also how to reset check engine light. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: 1224
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L down shift VIN: WAUXD68D81
Audi techs please share your knowledge. This Audi runs great but the customer wants it to down shift to first gear and states that he read on the internet that it can be programmed to do so. I feel that this is not a good idea but as we all know if the custome...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Brake Light Warning VIN: WBAAB5400G
Well I think I tried everything I can think of to fix this track car. The brake light warning light and "Check" light flashes after we step on the brake after startup. It goes away if you press the black switch but the red light stays on. We changed all the bu...
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF3316W
car got towed in about two weeks ago for not starting, checked and found starter bad, customer drove the car for 110 miles and got in again for no start and found strater no good. i found a bulletin on alldata a bout the starting problem, but i do not no if so...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBACA5320R
vehicle failed emission test on all categories.changed cat and failed hc limit 58,reading 127.scan shows vehicle running rich and vehicle speed at idyle [...] runs great.please help.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA66E4M
I have this Mercedes that came in with a leaking compressor. Installed new OEM compressor and drier, flushed system, evacuated and recharged and the compressor will operate from one to four seconds and cut off. I know there is a rpm sensor in the back of the c...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA23EXV
hello. have this benz it runs good hot. start car in the morning runs okay. step on the gas pedal and nothing. dose not rev just barely runs. has three misfire codes and one fuel trim code(lean). have check fuel pressure(not sure on spec) has 55psi. fuel regul...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Can anyone shed any light on this problem, first time we have seen this. Customer states ABS, ETS, Brake warning lights are on and bell is ringing. On her way to drop off car transmission went into low gear, would not come out of gear and started lurching. W...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear shocks VIN: WDBGA51G3X
customer complaint is rough ride. verified rough ride and found right rear shock leaking. replace all four shocks and test drove vehicle. feels alot better, but seems to be a rough from rear, more so when hit bumps. chasis parts are tight and has new tires. wh...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2ZB0254E
checked for this 1984 vw vanagon running bad and getting poor gas mileage. the plugs are fowled and it needs wires, and its running rich. i went to set the timing and noticed the idle stabilizer plugs are connected together. this puts it in a base timing mode....
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no starter VIN: 3VWWA81H4T
hay v.w techs have this v.w in no start dosnt turn over with key dash show car is in drive all times scan tran ecu pulled code 00293 trans pos switch checked connectors all is good ohmed wires from trans to tcm all good so replaced switch no difference same th...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 1st gear VIN: 3VWFA81H1V
Hello all, got ourselfs flustered here. Good customer well maintained golf. Let sit for extended period of time. When started driving again anytime came to full stop trans would shift into neutral. Give any amount of throttle and would shift, or slam with heav...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B5X
We need help with 99 passat came to shop by tow truck. timing belt tensioner broken,4 valves bent,did head job replaced timing belt and tensioner from VW,([...]) engine has poor idle and check Eng lite on code 1545 set. check all ground and wireing to ECM a... Trouble codes: 1545 (TPS Contol Malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
customer has been fighting a check engine light for months now. we replaced his o2 sensor a while ago, cleaned injectors, checked for leaks. just seems like i've seen this before, any suggestions? Trouble codes: P1128 (lean system)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW5721T
When idiling in traffic and you accelerate you get a big cloud of burning oil. Any problems common to this engine,has anyone come across this?
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L transmission VIN: YV11S56D4X
check engine lit on with dtc p0605 internal control module rom error and description for it. transmission is limp in mode. up arrow flashing with check engine lite on. transmission is asian warner. is the controller bad or is it possible for the pnp s...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L seat memory/dash display VIN: WAUDA24B9X
Basicly all of thes suggestions were covered by us , we were informed by an Audi dealer that on sveral occasions they have encountered unexplained similar problems and resorted to replacing wiring harnesses and contacting Ins. companies for coverage?.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L cigar lighter VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Though no manuals indicate it, I found another fuse block in the trunk battery compartment. Had a blown 30 amp fuse. All is well.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L window VIN: WBD4FU4794
thanks Hugh from New Jersey the plastic surround to the latch strikes the door position switch that was the part I was missing with the door shut the normalising was easy. with out the door possition switch showing the door closed the window would drop down ev...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWAD63BOX
hello. thanks for all the info. the coolant temp sensor had been updated so i replaced that first. no more code. then performed fuel adaptation with the snap-on scanner. car instantly ran great. thanks again. mike
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L transmssion shifting VIN: 3VWCC21C41
Decided not to do any more digging; did not have VAG scanner (or comparable) and from the replies, I surmised I may have to look at tranny data...since I was locked out of the black box, I sent it to the dealer.
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