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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUDD28D0W
Hello, This one came to us with a coolant leak.We checked and found a massive amount of engine oil which was overfilling cooling system. I replaced engine oil cooler as it was the most likey candidate with no avail. Any other likely sources of this oil leak in...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Pressures VIN: WBAEC7414J
Hellow BMW Techs, A/C system meassuring pressure at the compressor low side fitting the pressure goes into a vacuum at 2000 RPM'S the vent temp at Idle is 55 degrees and if you drive down the street the vent temp goes from 55 degrees to 70/80 degrees (outside ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6321V
Hello fellows iatn members. i have a head scratcher here if you will. customer brought vehicle in here friday, stating that the engine wont idle and the check engine light on.he also added that the vehicle acted the same way couple of months ago but it went aw... Trouble codes: 06 (mass air flow meter)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows , have this Bimmer E46 here to pull my hairs off. Car was in for A/C not blowing cold air.check & found compressor was not running,so give power direct to A/c clutch and able to check low pressure 50 psi,high side 350 psi.But it get cold...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6342Y
Customer brought car in with complaint of abs, traction control, brake, and check engine light on. car drives normal. scanned for codes and dme (engine) says no codes present, tried two different scanners. abs module gives codes for 41 no description, 7 left f...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Body Control VIN: SALPV1247V
This Rover came in on the hook as a no start. Customer reported a dead battery as a turn signal lamp would not extinguish. Next thing you know it won't crank and therefore won't start. The car is in the shop now and the alarm system is acting up. We also cann...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L 2nd engine braking VIN: WDBGA33E3T
Transmission working well except for when puuling down from 3rd to 2nd it lets loose and will not slow down car
1981 Other European corniche .0L wiring VIN: DRX5071600
i would like to ask if any fellow techs have a wiring diagram for the air conditioning/ heater system. thanks E-Mail [...]
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire
Hello Guys,this couple is up from San Diego and broke down. The engine would not idle, misfired, backedfired, and black soot at exhaust tailpipe. I'v replaced the air flow meter and it now idles, but run some what lean and hunts, poor idle. I'v tried to time t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no crank VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
Hey VW techs I need to recruit your help on this one. This car came in on a hook no crank no start. With the key in the ignition the interior door and dome lights will flash if you pull the keys out of the ignition the light will start to flash more prominent ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Hello everyone. This customer was driving along when he lost power and the engine made more noise than usual. When it got to the shop (towed), it had a hard time starting and would stall easily. The smoke was excessive, even for a diesel. I asked if it happene... Trouble codes: 17656 (Cold Start Injector Control Difference)
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L key VIN: YV1LT56D5X
When the steering wheel is locked and you turn the key, it will turn freely and not unlock the wheel or turn on the ignition, unless the st. wheel is carefully positioned to be centered in the locking pins. any ideas? Thanks, Bill

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L compressor VIN: WAUEA88D8T
HI - We recieved a phone call from Seth (sorry Seth - misplaced the name of your shop)within hours of posting. His schematic showed the relay power source as being the blower fan fuse. If I went to a 98 A4 schematic, I saw the same thing. The schematic for our...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA29G2X
I recieved alot of replies about the catalytic convertor.I recommende taking vehicle to dealer for another opionon because the cat was very pricey.The customer will let me know as to what they say.Thanks to all who responded we appreciate it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z5X
Well, this one is in the can. All 12 intake valves bent. The timing marks I got from another Saab that was in the shop. They go from left to right 1 2 3 4. Next time one, comes in I'll know what I'm looking at. Thank you very much.
1967 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Poor Idle Quality VIN: 0017112716
We found that the idle solinoid on the carb was on the wrong side of the coil. Cant really explain why the lower dwell made the car idle good. Thank you all for the great information. I learned alot about a 1967 beetle from you all. Probably more than i was wa...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M8Y
Got lots of feedback on this one. Many said it was the fan control module located under the battery. It is easy to change from under the car. Also a pretty common failure from what I gather. Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L coolant leak VIN: WVWBH63B71
all you guys were right,with the front end removed the repair was straight forward,the water pump does leak right onto the idler pulley for the timing belt.we did replace the timing belt with the component kit,idler and a tensioner,the vw timing tools were not...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L gauges inop. VIN: WVWRH63B01
Well after being here over a month it left unrepaired. I ran output tests with the VAGCOM as Byron suggested and verified all functions working except the four gauges. That did save us some time as we can reasonably assume faulty input signals are not the caus...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FV875XL
I did put in another used ecm and sure enough the vehicle started right up.As mentioned earlier I did change the ecm but it must of had been bad also.
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