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2000 Audi A4 1.8L converter,pump
hello there again. these audi's are kicking my butt. this audi has a new engine in it and when we got it back together and started it up started great, put in drive and nothing. reverse nothing. no noise nothing.fluid is full per the stupid design for checking...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBAGG8336X
Customer is complaining of reduced airflow, blower not as strong as it used to be. I checked the cabin air filters under the hood and they are fairly new. Nest i checked the intake air vents and found that the fres air flaps were closed, with the a/c button pu...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJHX1248T
Hello, and good day fellow techs. I have a car with just about no information on in nodata. I found five fuse boxes in the car and under hoopd and checked all of them and all fuses are good. The wiper system in this car is completely inop. the washers will spr...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Configuration VIN: WDB1260321
Sorry to bother everbody with this problem. I am trying to find documentation and information. I have a Customer that has a Grey Market 1981 Mercedes Benz 380 SEL. The vehicle has been retrofitted to meet US/EPA emission standards. The question I have is: 4 sh...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L compressor VIN: E2NA052645
hello. have the owners car no ac. freon level is good 2.6lbs. only one code in climate controller, p094. with is for the hot water valve, i would think a seperate problem. have no comp. even if i power it up manually. im sure the clutch is faulty. it also has ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBDA24C3F
The car intermittently stalls when coming to a stop. It restarts immediately. if any M-B guys have any tips as to which system might be a good place to start. ie ign, ovp, cis, lambda so I don't start throwing parts at the thing.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Upshift VIN: WDBGA43EXP
All Upshifts Are Fine Except While Attempting To Pass If You Depress The Accelerator To The Floor, THe Vehicle Downshifts & Holds The Lower Gear To THe Point That The Engine Hits The Rev. limiter & Will Not Upshift Until You Back-Off The Throttle. THanks In A...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L ac lines VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
customer returned the next day with a thumping noise from the ac lines,especially noticeable at highway speeds, we checked the pressures both reasonable we let a little freon out and noise seem to go away. customer returned today saying, when car is at a stop ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSP69M33
Just did a 60k service on the car, (cabin, air and fuel filters) and it ran in shop for 5 minutes. Took on a test drive and after 5 miles the car belched black smoke and quit running. We have swapped the fuel shut off valve, pulled the sending unit from the ta...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1969 Jaguar E-TYPE 4.2L subframe VIN: 1R10125XXX
Thanks to everyone who replied. Some said always change the subframe no matter what happened just 'just in case.' But the general consensus was that if the frame did not suffer any hot spots or the welds were intact and had not run then the subframe would be f...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Transmission VIN: SALLPAMJ4Y
The info provided in the replies help efectively, I found the speedring screws loose, add some locktite(glue) and retighten. Assemble all parts back again and the transm works perfectly well.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F6W
I called and talked to the customer and he stopped by so I could check the car, all the replies all pointed to the same fix and it was the right one I replaced the Mass air meter and cleared the codes and the car is running perfect thanks again everyone for th... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction Right bank), P0173 (Fuel trim malfinction Left bank).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L refrigerant temp sensor VIN: WDBJF70H9X
thank you for the help, i am not sure if is fixed or not customer says he has not been driving it much but so far so good i replaced refrigerant temp sensor on the receiver dryer, and followed a chart on alldata that mention to eliminate the refrigerant level ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Thanks for all of the replys. I really didnt expect to get any for a Ferrari. After fixing the fuel system the car would run but not well. I decided to approach it like it was a v8 mercedes because the cis system was very similar. I went looking for the overvo...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This vehicle eventually proved to have a bad coil pack (one of two). After driving this car for a week waiting for it to act up it finally did and when I unplugged the rear coil pack and it didn't make any difference we replaced it with a dealer unit (no other... Trouble codes: P1300 (Random Misfire), P0300.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L windshield wiper
Many thanks to all respondents, Turned out to be a bad park switch-integral part of motor. The fix? New wiper motor.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cuts out
Hi guys, Thank you very much for you fast replies.As most of you said the MAF was the problem.Car ran well with MAF disconnected.Cleaned MAF with barke cleaner and found noticeable improvement.I ordered the reman MAF from VW dealer.Even I do not have the new M...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB69M01
Everyone that replied hit it on the head: David [...] Apparently this a is a common problem. The customer took the vehicle back to the radio in...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied. I had a response stating that a bad MAF could fool the PCM into operating the EGR when it should not, which is interesting. The problem turned out to be the EGR solenoid as some stated. Thanks to all. Pat A. Trouble codes: P0402.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
The fix was to replace the MAF sensor and the front Air Fuel sensor. This car did come back with the MIL on, but it had a code P0442 evap small leak instead. That turned out to be a deteriorated hose between the carbon canister and vent valve. We finally r... Trouble codes: P0171 (Anyones guess).
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