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1999 Audi A6 2.8L tiptronic VIN: WAUDA24B8X
Hi Audi-Techs & fellows ! Have this Audi -cust. come here for the first time.It comes from another shop after they did not have the scanner to further diagnostic.Unfortnately is also new for me. Perform test drive & found it's jumping through the lower gears.T...
1987 BMW 535i 3.5L ac blower VIN: WBADC7408H
when pushing ac compressor button blower blows at high speedno matter what position the blower switch is in blower works ok in the heating mode. ac blower motor and the resistors are new .any ideas thanks
1969 Fiat 124 SPIDER 1.6L shifter VIN: 124AS00207
How does one remove the shift lever inside the car? Our information tells us that the top half of the lever can be yanked off the bottom half with a good sharp tug. We don't seem to have the right touch or else our shop information is incorrect. It would make ...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJAV1349G
good afternoon,hope some of you jaguar guys can give a little info on my ac problem.we changed the heater core and retrofit the a/c system and charged the system. a/c quit working after a short test drive, checked for voltage with test lite,none. no power at t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trunk VIN: WDBGA51G7X
Hi MBZ techs, the trunk on this car is half open and half closed. The trunk release button in the centre console is on indicating the trunk is open even though it is not.The key fob will not open the trunk either. you can hear the lock mech. working when you l...
1980 Other European silver shado 5.8L all
whole car is dead lights everything bat good need starting and charging diag. anyone out there that can help ? CALL [...] ASK FOR DEAN
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L headlights VIN: SAXXS56HXL
Hi techs Had this sterling brought in for no headlights. Checked the system out and found that the ground circuit from the dimmer switch to the headlight change over relay was good. Nothing coming from headlight change over relay to headlight relay. According...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H4W
This car sets an inter. code for the Leak Detection Pump-no signal. We checked the evap. system for bad hoses ect and found no problems. Most of the tests call for use of a VAG which we don't have . We did the test for voltage signal to the pump. It calls for ... Trouble codes: 17883 (evap. LDP malfunction-no signal)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: WAUJA84A1T
we replaced both cooling fans and all works well. thanks to don from arizona who shared that the fans themselves do go bad. other suggestions were to check the power in and out of the fan relays. we checked this and power was good. another suggestion was the f...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L down shift VIN: WAUXD68D81
Thanks to Jim [...] who replied with some company names that offer aftermarket and high performance Audi parts.I felt the best way to deal with this was to give the customer the info that jim gave me and let him run with it as I am not crazy about hi po stuf...
1987 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8406H
Firstlt thanks to all who responded and helped me through this process. Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. I think this vehicle had a multitude of little problems. Along with the previously mentioned items, I performed a fuel induction flush, rechecked ...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Power windows, and sun roof VIN: WBABG2322V
I later found fuse #43 blown as well as. Replaced this fuse and the windows and sun roof worked fine, but the radio still displayed phone and had no radio function. Fuse #43 feeds the the radio and the pre-wiring under the center console for the phone. Someone...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2L
The left bank exhaust cam was retarded two teeth. The two-piece chain guide between the cam gears was broken and bits of it were lying on the chain. I knew about the older single cam Mercedes V8 breaking the left head chain guide, which would slide between the...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA66E4M
The replies helped. The rpm sensor needs to put out a 3/10ths of a volt AC signal. Would not do it even with old sensor. The new compressor was defective. Another compressor fixed the problem. It is always bad when you get a new part that is defective, it can ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L noise VIN: WDBHA28E1T
Thanks to all your replies,the right fix was to replace vacuum element PN-202-800-15-75.which was leaking & has an effect like a whistle when vacuum is apply to it. it locates on the left side of kick panel & attached to the evap/heater core housing close to e...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L no power at A/C compressor VIN: WBDHA33G2W
Thanks to all your replies.sorry for the delay! cust. just brought car back today. As you all suggested,i replace the evap. temp.-sensor and all is well.With you guys we'll make this summer cold like this winter ??? dang
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door check VIN: WP0CA2998W
It seems that this model when the door check on the body side brakes it needs to visit the body shop. We were never able to locate the parts which were given to me by one member. P.S. theses parts are for the body or A post side, the door side is easy. As it t...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 15A0816614
I did get some good info that led me to getting the correct o-ring kit. Knowing that it was indeed available made me successful in finding the kit I needed.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Thanks to all your helps.special thanks to David (VW-Mastertech), who showed me how to do it correctly.After i replaced the throttle body,have to either remove neg. terminal or ECU-connector for at least 5 min. to clear all the old adaption value.then perform ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaption at limit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
The first reply to my post stated that I would recieve 18 replies telling me to replace the maf. I recieved 19. I guess the maf is off just enough to throw out the mixture, but close enough to be hard to spot. Thanks again, all Trouble codes: P1128 (lean system).
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